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King Mouse
Joined: Sep 28, 2009
Topics: 3   Replies: 14
posted on Mar 28, 2011 11:52 AM:
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Hello,

I have gotten a few queries about how I make the coolers on the front of the Union RR engines. It is a very simple process that I thought I would share.

I use blue or pink insulation board and some very thin TIG welding rod. You could use brass or any other wire you like.

I start by cutting the rough shape of the cooler. You can use a hot knife, razor saw or an exacto.





I then round off the edges with some 600-800 grit sandpaper.





Use a blade or razor saw to cut a groove to simulate the lid.

Make the handles by bending the wire around the tip of some needle nose pliers.





Push them into the foam.





Paint with acrylic paint. I paint white first then red and finish by highlighting the handle.





Cooler:





Hope this helps. Post some pics if you give it a try.

Dave
 
JohnBoy
Joined: May 14, 2008
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posted on Mar 29, 2011 06:35 AM:
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Thanks Dave! I had been meaning to ask you about these. Very creative!

John
 



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