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Frogbucket

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Hi everyone.
I would like to share my recently finished 1930s Gangster Car with you all. I am yet to start making the other three models in the set, but i will eventually, like others i have a huge pile of plans still to make lol.
Like all my models i make it is made of Beech, Birch, Pine and Poplar and I have used metal washers between the wheels and Chassis and they were purchased online.
The doors were, i must admit, a challenge and im not 100% happy with the final look but i am learning each time i do "cut out features" on a model.
I will try to answer any questions you might have and your comments and feedback help me immensely so any posted would be most welcome.
All the best to you all.
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Both your workmanship and photography are other-worldly. Thank you for such a magnifico post!
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Hi Dave, I would be more than happy if I had made this.

Looks good to me, like your wood choice, well done, keep em coming.

best wishes Nick
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Looks great!
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Dave, this looks very well made, you should be proud!
Good wood choices and a fine finish, can't ask for much more than that.
Well done .
Alan


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Frogbucket

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Thank you all for your kind words. I do try to use woods with good colour as i do not paint any of my models. I love using the American Walnut contrasting with the Beech as they compliment each other very well. The Poplar used on this car has a lot of variation which i think looks ok.
All the best to you all.
Dave.
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Dave,

very nice build.

Would you be so kind and indicate which type of wood you used where on the car?
I am not so familiar with (all) types of wood and could learn something because, indeed, the combination of dark and lighter wood(s) ar gorgeous.


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Hi Peter V
The chassis and seat is Pine, the wheels are Birch, the headlights and radiator are Beech and the rest of the car are from different pieces of Poplar (Tulipwood). I forgot to mention the Walnut that I used for the sides of the engine block in my original post.
Thank you for your question and your kind words. I hope it helps and I love the models that you have posted on this forum, they look amazing
Dave
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Love it, excellent work.[thumb]
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