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JoeE
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 7:31:27 AM

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Beautiful detail work in brass Dex. Enjoyed how you made the line clamps.




We rally round the family, with a pocket full of shells.....
Dex
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:14:51 AM

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Thanks Janh and JoeE




I decided to do a how-to video dedicated to building the rigid lines and hoses. It's a bit long and very detailed, but should help those who are interested in adding a little bit of detail to their models.

Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:17:09 AM
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Dex really “a little bit of detail” that looks like it will extend and retract on its own if you added a little bit of vegetable oil into the lines. I’m socially responsible when it comes to the workshop environment. Great video, I wish I had the talent to solder like you, I would never leave my basement.
Steve
Dex
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:54:02 PM

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Thanks for the kind words, Steve!
I mess up as many soldering jobs as I get right, lol. I also managed to melt a plastic exacto handle that was behing a work peice.

Dex
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:19:56 AM

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Finally had a change to get some more stuff done on this.

The holidays and my day job kicked my butt.


This episode covers the first batch of tiny stuff for detailing the body of the excavator:


Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:01:21 PM
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Unbelievable
Steve
Davie82
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:44:43 AM
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Great work as always. This will look amazing when it's all painted up!
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