The things you do when you are not under your French Cars

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The things you do when you are not under your French Cars

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2015, 10:30

Big lump hammers and Ratchet straps in bed ?.....what do you do

Well I try some riveting.......................in-scale, only a few 1000 to go

These are pressed out with a special tool and are 0.05mm btw and applied with a 00 brush using Future floor polish as an adhesive.

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The tank is a Mk1 Male from WW1....in fact it is Mother, the first one made and uses double boiler plate pitch unlike the production tanks.....you got to get your rivet pitch right in this game and woe on you if you miss one !

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by citronut » 03 Apr 2015, 10:44

very riveting :yikes: :-D :lol: :wink:

so Mr Sticky
what do you do with the "Big lump hammers and Ratchet straps in bed" dare we ask :eye: :eye: :bouncy: :bouncy: :dom: :-D :wink:

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2015, 13:02

Keeps the Lump hammer warm for tomorrow ?......I will not say about the straps :)

There are times however when you have to make your own tools.....

My version (that works) of a "Helping Hands" holder for soldering and gluing very fine items.

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by CitroJim » 03 Apr 2015, 16:51

That's fantastic Sticky :-D I have great admiration for those who can model... Anything less than 1:1 scale and I fail completely...

I think most of you know what I do when not playing Citroen but for those who don't...

I practice karate;

I adore cooking and baking;

I swim regularly, usually every weekday when I do a K a day except Wednesdays when I often do a mile;

I ride a bike for pleasure and fitness;

I play with vintage wireless and electronic stuff that has valves;

I indulge my love of Unix and Linux often via maintaining this forum.

The above, paid employment and a near-OCD approach to keeping me healthy and my house in order keeps me fully occupied...

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2015, 17:09

I work in brass as well, at times you cannot limit yourself to one media if you need to get to a better detail level
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Image...the suspension works as in the real deal


(That rivet maker tool....which BTW I used to sell under the name of "The Nutter".....is still sold by the guys in the USA I sold the design to The Small Shop,,,,still the same name to :).

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by CitroJim » 03 Apr 2015, 17:38

Wow :-D 8-)

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Post by myglaren » 03 Apr 2015, 17:52

Very impressive Sticky!

Is this your day job?

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Post by Northern_Mike » 03 Apr 2015, 17:57

That's brilliant Sticky!

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2015, 18:18

myglaren wrote:Very impressive Sticky!

Is this your day job?
...............hobby mate:

one that get a little bit anal at times :)

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Re: The things you do when you are not under your French Car

Post by chinkostu » 08 Apr 2015, 14:11

When i'm not tinkering i'm working :lol2:


In all seriousness, massively into motor racing (well watching it!!) And i used to play Bass quite regularly.

Nowadays its dog walking and chilling with the wife!


Loving the models sticky