Now all the major components on the ChiHa is done.Wheels are in place,tower is ready,suspension is done,and all the small details here and there are in place.Now I have 210 tracklinks to make.... See ya!!
Papermodels are models made of paper....I have been doing this papermodelling for a couple of years now.
So I will try to write about the buildprocess of my ongoing builds now and then.
Sad day......first snow arrived in the mountains today....a bit early isn't it??
A lot of traffic problems on the mountain crossing.
With a lot of quiet hours at work today I have done more work on the ChiHa.
I made the exhaust and the rear sidepanels.The exhaust was straight forward work.The parts had a 100% fit again.Most work is to paint all edges on the parts.I enhanced the covering net a bit by adding some gaz net that I stiffened with some white glue thinned in water.Cut out the top frame and glued it on the gaz.I'm not sure where to get metalnet so the gaz will have to do the job.
The sidepanels was also an easy task,just cut and do a bit of shaping and glue them in place.
Tomorrow I hope to get the last drivewheel done,and maybe do some more tracks...
My last shift before my second vacation is almost over.I have not been able to work on the ChiHa this evening since it have been kind of busy at work.But I hope I will get some tracks done for the Greif during my 3 weeks vacation.
Now I have been cutting parts for the remaining 12 wheels on the ChiHa,and that took several hours.....but now all wheelparts are ready for some edgepainting.Such repetative work can really get you fed up The good thing though is that now it's just the assembly left,and I hope that will be done tomorrow.With all the wheels done I will continue the work on the suspension.
All parts that will show white edges has to be painted,picky work but really worth the effort in the end.The finished model will look a lot better!!