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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby rescue 74 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:40 pm

Nice Work Dave! Might I have to pick one of those up in a couple of weeks....got any other updates on any other cabs? Looking forward to the spartan raised roof. Thanks a lot for you awesome cabs!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:04 pm

I think the Spartan will be the next one done!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby lyonsperf on Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:03 pm

Hey Dave,
any chances of making a k cab seagrave? please please please!!!!!!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby ChrisMooney on Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:14 pm

cargostar wrote:I think the Spartan will be the next one done!



YEA!!! now I can start building my Engine! I hope the Ambulances wont be upset...
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby hooknladderno1 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:19 am

Dave,
The raised roof ALF looks great! It will be great for a number of projects, especially any of the Philadelphia ALF's. I may add it to my "to do" list for Ladder 16's TDA. But then again, I have to do my hometown's ALF Century. Hmmmmmmm. Oh decisions, decisions... :)


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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby Ford C Man on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:38 am

yeah dave make a seagrave k cab please please please we beg you to make one
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby apparatusjunkie on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:04 am

Dave do you think at some time there could be a 60's - 70's Ford F-800 Cab built??
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:42 pm

Its not one that I have looked at. If I can find one around here to use as refrence....it may happen...
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby bigdogb25 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:16 pm

apparatusjunkie wrote:Dave do you think at some time there could be a 60's - 70's Ford F-800 Cab built??


Dave - If I can find it I think I have something close to this. I don't know who made it or remember where I got it but it's casted in some kind of brown / orange resin. If I can find it I'll post some pics for you to check out & see if you can use it.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby GLMFAA1 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Sounds like a Jim Etter AIM cab, I have one somewhere in my stash
He made them for a milk tanker company in PA
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:59 pm

Sounds like AIM. The color of the resin was unique!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby Engine18Lt on Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:58 pm

Have any of you guys thought of posting a video or pictorial tutorial detailing the methods you use to cast your various pieces?
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:25 pm

No, can't say as I've ever thought about it. There is alot of trial and error in casting the bigger pieces. I scrapped about 10 Eagle cabs before I had it figured out.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby ff6cav on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:52 am

wow, really looking forward to that spartan cab... would make it a loooot easier to make my dept's engine :lol:
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby ff6cav on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:13 am

Got my alf century cab the other day, looks great! Now I can actually make more progress on my dept's wagon, and maybe finish it before the end of the year :roll: :lol:
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby steve on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:36 pm

Any new updates on the spartan cab? :D
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby Daveski25 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:29 am

I'm curious as well..lol

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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby steve on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:25 pm

I would love me a spartan cab :D just sayin
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Sat May 14, 2011 8:46 pm

Got an update on a couple of things...
The Loadstar cab is 3/4s done
The Spartan cab hasn't changed much. Been working on the dash.

Here are some small parts that I have finshed up and will be available soon.

Roof vent
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Twinsonic lightbar
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Clear and red lenses to fit the AMT ALF kits.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby EdselDan on Sun May 15, 2011 2:53 am

What bar did MPC follow for the Mecahnics of the "Twin-sonic" ?
It is Far from acruate.
I have several of them. They used the same base for the Aero-dyn, Could have doen a lot better just making the lens join like the Real thing Separate them front to back instead on upper/lower as they did.

I have 2 of the Tamiya version & it is Beautiful!
Looks like an Aero-dynic.
Wish I could make copies of it!!

Clear/clear-red is not easy to cast, is it??
I can see the air bubbles in them. Even the MPC Twin.

Will definitely be watching for these to be ofered!
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby Aaronw on Sun May 15, 2011 1:28 pm

I don't mean to be critical, but I guess I am. :?

The Twinsonic looks too square to me, particularly the center section. The Twinsonic was known as the flying brick, but does have a noticable taper being smaller on top compared to the base. This one looks more like the Sireno clone which was even more of a flying brick.
It does look a lot better than either of the Twinsonics I've seen in kits, the Yodel one is just too big, and the other (I don't know where it came from) way too skinny. Your detail is better too, both kit light barsjust have postlike blobs for the rotators and mirrors. If you rework it might I suggest seperate rotators / mirrors to allow customization? There were quite a few options, two rotators with mirrors, 4 rotators, fixed sealed beam lights etc.

I have a 1-1 California spec Twin sonic if you are interested in photos and measurements. I've been planning on making a proper Twinsonic but who knows when. I was very impressed with Dave "Firemodelman" Parsley's Beacon Rays made from small light bulbs, and after seeing them I started thinking vacformed lenses would probably be much better for the twinsonic. His method for beacons is a lot of work compared to resin or plastic, but they are so far superior to any others I've seen that it is definately worth the effort.


Now when is that Loadstar going to be ready? I have a second mortgage ready to go so that I can get enough for all the projects I have planned for them. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Sun May 15, 2011 4:37 pm

The bar is narrower at the top than the bottom, by about a scale 1-1/2" There is a speaker grillwork in the front that didn't show up in the pics......I thought about all of the various reflector/rotator options, but, the higher the piece count, the higher the cost and frustration in producing it. I'd like to keep it around the $10-12 dollar mark, and if I add a bunch of extra bits, I don't think I can keep the cost down.

The bubbles in the clear have been a nightmare. I have just recieved another clear to try that is supposed to be alot easier to degas and remove the bubbles.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby Aaronw on Sun May 15, 2011 5:18 pm

Probably just the angle of the photo then as that sounds right. Seperate guts was just an idea, the internal detail on yours is still much better than the kit ones.


Clear resin is a real pain, I've played with a few and haven't found anything I liked. Not only the bubbles but some of them really stink, take hours to cure and can shrink in the molds.

I've recently got some that Micheals carries, that I have heard good things about but I haven't tried it yet. It is supposed to be a real polyurethane resin like the solid stuff, not a polyester resin lake many of the clears.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby EdselDan on Mon May 16, 2011 1:27 am

I believe the Twinsonic is a direct clone of the MPC kit piece. Correct??
I have too many to not recognize it.
2 from the 2dr Force 440 Monaco, ?? more.
Also, as Isaid, The MPC Aero is based on this one. Same Base.
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Re: Cargostar/Models by Dave-UPDATE -10/12/10

Postby cargostar on Mon May 16, 2011 10:05 am

Yes it is based on the bar from the Force 440 kit. To my eyes, it was retooled to the "Aerodynic".
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