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TOPIC: My Recent Code 3 Customs

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #31

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Here's one just finished... (Aug 2012)

Dinky #960 Albion Chieftain made in to a Albion 24 Hour Recovery Truck











Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by Code3_Customs.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #32

Platinum Boarder
Very nice work and I like how you have used a Hub and tire for the winder on the crane hook. What did you use for the box behind the cab. The searchlight looks like one from a Corgi Land Rover Wrecker.
Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by Nobleco.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #33

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Now that is a very nice conversion. I really like the winding mechanism, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing


Did you make the decals yourself?
Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by RoutemasterNL.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #34

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Excellent work.. really impressive, great colour and imagination to produce this special model.. are the axels pinned or preened....


 


Niall

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #35

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Nobleco wrote:
Very nice work and I like how you have used a Hub and tire for the winder on the crane hook. What did you use for the box behind the cab. The searchlight looks like one from a Corgi Land Rover Wrecker.
  

 
Hi... thank you... I have used this crane winding method on a few of
the Dinky back ends... I use the Hollow (axle) tube and crush it flat in the
middle, then drill a hole in the flat part for the cord to fix
to...

The Box behind the cab... a while back I made some resin copies of
some Matchbox models, one of them being the MB46 Guy Pickfords Removal van... I have a few test casting so I cut a couple down and join them up giving the Tool
Box with shutter affect.... a little filing and it gives a good filler for the
space behind the cab... saved cutting and shortening the casting
body... 
and the search light is from the Corgi Land Rover but I made a copy
so it's resin... in fact I also cast all the wheels
too...

 






Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by Code3_Customs.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #36

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Dublin6 wrote:
Excellent work.. really impressive, great colour and imagination to produce this special model.. are the axels pinned or preened....

Niall
 

 

Thank you... yes they are the Hollow easy-fit axles... to get around the rear axle...

( the Dinky 960 rear axle was to house the Cement truck gear to spin the Cement Barrel)

I used a 1/8" dimeter Tube fitted in place on the casting then fed the wheel axle through that... works really well....

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #37

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RoutemasterNL wrote:
Now that is a very nice conversion. I really like the winding mechanism, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing


Did you make the decals yourself?
 

 

thank you.... yes I make the decals when ever I can... I also made the Hook too...

 

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #38

Platinum Boarder
A very impressive conversion Andy. The toolbox adds a touch of realism, much better than shortening an already short wheelbase IMO. 


Dave.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #39

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[quote="Code3_Customs"]RoutemasterNL wrote:
Now that is a very nice conversion. I really like the winding mechanism, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing


Did you make the decals yourself?
   

thank you.... yes I make the decals when ever I can... I also made the Hook too...

 
Hi Andy,


what computer programme(s) do you use for making the decals? I am a complete novice making decals, so if you have any tips on the subject, I would appreciate it.


I have Word and Paint on my PC and a good quality injet printer.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #40

Platinum Boarder
I have heard that quite a few people use Word or Paint to make decals. I personally use Coreldraw 11 for making mine. Photoshop is another one people use for decals.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #41

Platinum Boarder
Nice idea with the Roller.

Frame.

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #42

Platinum Boarder
Hey Andy if only you worked for Dinky,Corgi or Matchbox who knows what type of models we would see today. Your creations are just incredible. The Albion is a fine example of what dinky may have achieved if they had someone with yours ideas on their books.
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Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #43

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Code3_Customs,  This custom wrecker is a real beauty.  Your work illustrates wonderful craftsmanship and using the spare wheel and tire for the crank is brilliant. Your pictures match your work. Excellent work.


                   LOOKS FACTORY TO ME.    dinkyboy
Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by DINKYBOY.
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Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #44

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[quote="RoutemasterNL"]Code3_Customs wrote:
RoutemasterNL wrote:
Now that is a very nice conversion. I really like the winding mechanism, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing


Did you make the decals yourself?
     

thank you.... yes I make the decals when ever I can... I also made the Hook too...

 
Hi Andy,


what computer programme(s) do you use for making the decals? I am a complete novice making decals, so if you have any tips on the subject, I would appreciate it.


I have Word and Paint on my PC and a good quality injet printer.


 

Hi... I did use MS Publisher 98 and Adobe Photo Shop.... but when I had to change my pc I found that the disc's didn't like windows 7 64bit and without spending silly amounts of money on getting the upto date programs for windows 7 I was limited at what I could to work from my old pc.... lost about 7 years of decal and box work....

So now I just use what free programs I can.. at the moment they are Open Office (Drawing) and Serif Photo Plus SE...

on decals... here something I did for a guide when you have dark panited models

(I don't know if all the links work to the pictures...)
Decals

There are a couple of methods I use to get a good effect
on dark painted projects


Method One

1. make the Decals on Clear Water Slide Paper with best
colour match you can  the same colour of the project… seal with lacquer as you
would normally…


2. You then cut the decal out oversize and wet it then
you slide it on to a piece of WHITE water Slide Paper… (Water Slide Decal Paper
has a coating on the front (printable side) of paper this goes sticky when wet
so when the ink is printed it sticks to the paper which is why when sticking the
Clear paper on to the White paper ensure there is no excess water…)


3. smooth the Decal flat on to the paper then wait until
dry…


4. There are two ways you can go now… one is to coat the
paper again with Lacquer and then cut out and use… the other way is the way I
usually go and that is to just cut out and use…


5. When cutting out I mainly use a small set of sharp
Nail scissors and cut at an diagonal/angle from front to back this ensures the
Top Clear Paper has a Leading edge over the White paper


6. The benefit of this method is you get No colour bleed
from the Edge of the Decal… this is due to the angle of the cut and the sticky
properties of the White Decal Paper for retaining the ink.



Method Two

1. make the Decal on Clear Water Slide Paper with best colour match you
can  the same colour of the project as a back ground… (Unless you want a
Contrasting Colour for a Sign on the side of a Van or other.) seal with lacquer
as you would normally…
 
2. Then make an outline of the design or sign on WHITE water Slide Paper
spray seal with lacquer and let dry as you would normally

3. Cut out the outline of the design on the White Decal Paper in the normal
method Fix it to the project and let dry… This is your white back ground for the
Decal

4. Then cut out the design on the Clear paper and fix over the White paper…
you should have a good finished Decal
 

 
There are a couple of different ways to you can work with Method 2. you can
produce a sign for a delivery Van/Truck with a Black Frame or just have
Written/Graphics with no frame… design on the Clear paper can be cut over sized
As Long as you ensure you cover the White Decal paper…
 
I also use the method to make the Circular Racing number back ground…. I
just give a Plain Sheet of White Decal paper a coat on Lacquer then using a
Circular Craft Punch make the Plain/Blank “Ring-let” for the number and fix it
to the project… I make the Number on Clear Water Slide Paper and just fit it on
top of the White Circle…
 
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Other Samples...
 

Texas
Highway Patrol.... Ford LTD


Wyoming
Highway Patrol.... Charger


 


 

 

looks like the pic's are all there...
Last Edit: 8 years, 2 months ago by Code3_Customs.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nobleco, RoutemasterNL

Re: My Recent Code 3 Customs 8 years, 2 months ago #45

Moderator
That's a great lesson there for all of us in the art of decal making.. picked up a few hints myself.. thanks for sharing.. much appreciated...Great photo's as well...


 


Niall