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Nick inspired me to finally get to work on my McKeen car, a shell made by Robert Thon of Robert's Lines. I had done a E-1 shell I got from him a few years back. I did a McKeen car out of plastic many years ago, a bit smaller, due to the size of the layout I had then. This one is 1/29 scale and is a lot bigger.

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Sorry about that blank spot. Here is the shell as you get it. Has a nice cast front piece. You have to make the roof. Bob sent along some brass rings to use for window frames, which I may use, not sure yet.

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I used metal duct tape to create the rivet patterns. Many pieces were discarded!

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Sprayed with a rattle can.

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Doing the roof was not as bad as I thought it would be. It is shaped wood underneath like Nick did with his

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Still have about half of it to go, then lots more stuff. Mostly robbing from Nick's posts!

 

 

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Jerry, BEAUTIFUL, you initially mentioned the McKeen that inspired me.  Your riveted roof goosed me to try it on the Trailer, so starting to waste more foil.  Please keep us posted on your progress.    LiG

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Is this a modelers duel ....

Great work as usual Jerry.

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Making rapid progress here-NOT.  But have been getting some done. I know I"m doing lots of non-prototypical stuff to my McKeen car, but I liked the brass rings and then Nick suggested outlining the square windows with brass also, which I was thinking about. Used clear plastic for the doors, then put on foil I had textured with rivet patterns and outline of the windows. Used watch crystals in the round windows. Brass rings had some tabs, used some to hold them on the body and some to hold in the glass. Should have sanded the vents more, thought they were okay, but the fit showed up worse when I painted it. Runs fine on battery power, just an on/off switch like a few other things I have made.

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Jerry, NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.  The rivet detail really makes it stand out.    LiG

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