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Brundledonk

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Got a little more done to the motor

Drilled some holes for wiring in the fuel injection whatsamajig


Dug out some thin aluminium tube to use for pipe work, it's soft and bends nicely without creasing too much


Bent it to a shape similar to what I have in my ref pics, I couldn't get it to exactly the same shape as the real thing due to the injection system being a bit too bulky in the kit.


Glued a little straight bit to the front

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This is where it goes and the little straight bit will have a rubber hose on it that will fit onto a pipe I need to make for the bulkhead


the real one Is more of a "V" shape and runs underneath the injection system closer to the center, but the attachment lugs are too bulky for me to get around so this will have to do


Painted the tops of the manifolds ? Red


And scraped the paint away to reveal the lettering
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Reply with quote  #33 
In reality I don't think these pipes show much in the way of weathering ( at least not in any of the pics I have seen ) but I want to add a bit of interest to the engine bay so will try to make them look tarnished to contrast against the metal finish of the rest of the engine.

This is a base of Vallejo wash over the Alclad and I will be doing a lot more to them before I call them done


They are just resting on here but I think it already looks better than the plain metal did


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I added some wash to the injection thingy to grime it up and clipped down some sewing pins to make caps for the wire holes


Popped some lead wire into the holes and glued the pins in


The ends of the wires were glued into holes in the pipes I had pre drilled and the very front ones had a bit of micro heat shrink glued in first to mimic sensors. I only did these as the rest were too difficult to reach and only these will be visible I think
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The pin heads won't be left in chrome I'm going to weather them


I've drilled more holes for wiring/plumbing but I think it's going to take a little while to get it all done so I'll update once I've got a few more finished


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Reply with quote  #36 
Superb work mate, this is going to look awesome.
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Cheers Ken, hopefully it will come out ok at the end.

Are you home now mate or still on your hols ?

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Just a quick update

Made the first wiring harness from bits of wire and heat shrink and added some electrical plugs


I'm going to leave the plug wires hanging as if they've been disconnected


More weathering on the pipes
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It's way over the top but I do like the contrast it gives against the metal finish of the top parts and I'm planning overall look of this model to be pretty beaten up so it should all work out at the end with a bit of luck


Wires fixed in place


I need to make another harness for the other side and fit it to the starter motor ( need to paint it first ) but it's getting there slowly but surely


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Fallipping awesome dude !!

if it wasn't for the scissors etc. one could be forgiven for thinking this is a full size engine [smile]

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Cheers Paul

I'm not really happy with the ignition leads to be honest, they are a bit large for scale and also very plasticky looking but my hand was kind of forced into using them as the other wire I have is either lead based or solder and would have melted when I added heat for the heat shrink.

I did give some thought to replacing them but I'm certain that once the engine is in its frame amd fitted into the engine bay that it won't really be seen so I don't think it's worth the effort. No doubt I'll end up regretting that decision at the end lol

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Bit of a half hearted effort but I painted the starter motor ( I think that's what it is ) and added some wiring


And glued in place it covers a fair portion of the wiring I did the other day ( FML lol )
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But it does make things look a little busier even if the ends don't terminate to the correct locations


I painted the heads of the pins grey and added a little bit of rust coloured wash to lose the chrome finish


And painted the alternator and belt assembly.
Wasn't sure of the best way to tackle this as I wanted a weathered finish but didn't know the best way to go about it.
I looked at pics of grubby engines and found that most of them had a grey dusty look so I painted the mechanical bits with a light coat of alclad pale burnt metal and the belts black then lightly sprayed a couple of shades of grey over the whole thing
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what was left of the mix in the airbrush cup I sprayed over the wiring and here and there on the engine to tone things down and hopefully blend things together
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what was left of the mix in the airbrush cup I sprayed over the wiring and here and there on the engine to tone things down and hopefully blend things together


Used it on the ignition leads too


It's definitely softened things and pulled them together
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