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Old 08-13-2002, 06:26 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Intercooler - Scratchbuild How To...

Some time ago Dan (daggerlee) asked me how to go about making one of these. Unfortunately i never got around to doing it til now - sorry Dan! Its something that i want to include in my venture as resin parts in a variety of different sizes and styles. But for the members of AF, here's how to make one. This one was put together in about an hour, no accurate measurements were taken or indepth research - just a quickie!

Stage one - The face of the intercooler is made from a styrene sheet available from Evergreen which has grooves in it, normally used in rail modeling. This is not thick enough on its own so two 30thou and one 20thou plain styrene sheets were sandwiched together




Stage two - The end pieces are made from 4 triangular shapes cut from 10thou sheet with styrene tubing inbetween.





Stage three - Putty added to fill ends.


Tomorrow i will sand it and add the weld seems - stay tuned!
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Old 08-13-2002, 06:53 PM   #2
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Wow this is great! Thanks a lot yo!
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Old 08-13-2002, 07:33 PM   #3
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U guys know where I can find these materials on the internet? Nice job fly!
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U guys know where I can find these materials on the internet? Nice job fly!
http://www.dhcinc.com/evergreen.htm
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Some time ago Dan (daggerlee) asked me how to go about making one of these. Unfortunately i never got around to doing it til now - sorry Dan!
Haha! Thanks a lot man! You rule!! I was afraid I was gonna have to ask you again when I start my R32
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:jump:Thanks alot fly, this sure does help out alot, by the way can i you please make a thread on how to make a turbo and a blow off valve:jump: that would be awsome with the intercooler:jump:
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DAY 2

The next stage is a bit fiddly so attempt it if your feeling adventurous. Its not really necessary anyway unless your a sucker for small detail - like me

The weld seems are made from two part epoxy putty, the 'toothpaste' kind is impractical.


Small amounts are rolled out.


After placing in position an old large bristle brush is used to create the textur of the weld. Its simply rolled over the slither of putty.


Done! - If you wanted to, you could add more around th pipe and on top but you won't see them so there is little point.



Looks pretty cool behind the s2k front, just needs a little paint.


I'll post more pics when complete and will also extend the piping.
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Sorry if I'm alittle slow. I still don't quite understand how you make the welds. Do you crumble the putty around or have it zig zag ?

Ok, nevermind, is it lay the thin strips of putty over the weld area, then run it over with a brush for texture before it dries?
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Sorry if I'm alittle slow. I still don't quite understand how you make the welds. Do you crumble the putty around or have it zig zag ?

Ok, nevermind, is it lay the thin strips of putty over the weld area, then run it over with a brush for texture before it dries?
I should have explained better but yes, you've got it.
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hahaha

lol lol lol @ the smiley balls! poor fokkers gonna die mouahahaha!

oh. sorry, i didnt mean to get carried away like that! :licker:
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Great how to.(this page has been added to my favourite bookmarks)
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hey fly, what abou that turbo and blow off valve?
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hey fly, what abou that turbo and blow off valve?
Yeah i've been giving it some thought, i'll try to get something done (there was one on here not long ago, just not as a step-by-step). Also hope to do a suspension build and lowering and exhaust "how to's" in the future.
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Yeah i've been giving it some thought, i'll try to get something done (there was one on here not long ago, just not as a step-by-step). Also hope to do a suspension build and lowering and exhaust "how to's" in the future.
Would you be interested in putting them in an article archive, as an offshoot of the Gallery?
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thanks for the info! So you're using the "V-Groove Siding" sheet? Thanks!!!
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