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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 11:25:25 AM »





















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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 11:26:34 AM »

Bundling the fins together to mill them down to the same size.



The center fin is the template. It is marked with cross-hatched pencil marks so that I know when to stop sanding.




Fins drilled out and dry fit to the coolant pipe.




No Coke can but this will have to do as a reference to the scale.






Third coat of aluminum. I will probably do one more brush-on coat before switching to spray. Trying out control panel inserts. This might help the appearance of the backside.




These are all suppose to be 4" cold cathodes. The center blue one is mine and is what I was expecting when I ordered a few different colors.




I built my own lamp carrier and mount for the amber light. The carrier is carved out of a piece of PVC pipe.




Mounted in place. Looking forward to seeing how this looks lit up.


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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2014, 11:27:42 AM »
Here are some photos I took showing one of my versions of the "roof". The lower skirt was left intentionally long so I can trim it up and level it later. I would prefer that she showed a little more ankle. :)

I'm still pursuing the arched roof design. The roofs are easily removable so I'm not concerned about making some big commitment here.








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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2014, 11:29:07 AM »
It is at around 90% complete. I'm still trying to decide between the two roof styles. The finned version I'm calling Dieselpunk and the plain flat roof I'm calling New Century Modern. The two are interchangeable within a matter of seconds so I'm not rejecting one for the other. What do you think?






















Each of the "fins" were hand carved using only a razor knife and sandpaper.
 




Oops. Forgot to mount the power button. :)


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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2014, 11:31:55 AM »


I've just decided to participate in a contest but the deadline is in 48 hours so I'm firing up the photography studio to do some test photos. I still have a lot of detail work to do but that won't stop me from playing with the lighting and trying out different angles.










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Re: Ayr - 2013
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2014, 11:33:32 AM »







I was experimenting with a black control panel. I didn't like it much but I forgot to take it out before the photo shoot. I have since made a new mahogany panel insert and am using that instead.











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The official webpage for this project is:Project Ayr