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Since we now have smaller, accurate main boxes, we need a new radio face plate to go with it.

Well, I thought I'd give it a shot and I'm making some decent progress.

As you'll see, I've already done two attempts and a mold/casting job in silicon and resin. However, the results are not as perfect as I would like. Essentially, I'm sculpting in dense, urethane foam, then coating it with polyseter resin to give it a hard, smooth shell. Then I sand and wet sand for a smooth surface. But, on the two models I've done so far, I don't think I used enough polyester resin to make a really smooth surface. I'll fix that with my third attempt.

Here's the models, silicon mold and one resin pull. Usable, but not perfect.

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Here's the resin pull sized up with the new pack in construction.

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Looking good Mike! I sent you that domed part, so hopefully it is of some use during refinement.

Now for my constructive criticism.

Firstly; I think where you used the little distortion pedal knobs (am I right ) there should be holes. I don't think they are raised.

Secondly; the knobs on the right seem too tall. That, like everything else is arguable of course, but I'm just throwing my opinion out there.

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Looking good Mike! I sent you that domed part, so hopefully it is of some use during refinement.

Now for my constructive criticism.

Firstly; I think where you used the little distortion pedal knobs (am I right ) there should be holes. I don't think they are raised.

Secondly; the knobs on the right seem too tall. That, like everything else is arguable of course, but I'm just throwing my opinion out there.

Distortion pedal knobs they are! Boss Heavy Metal Pedal, actually.

Looking at this picture, they look like little toggle switches. I might leave those off and use ones available from Radioshack, just stick them on after the face plate is formed. The other knobs all need to be refined like you said. And the hole on the top left needs to be bigger, too.

Rob is on his way over, and we'll throw around some more ideas tonight.

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Toggle switches? You might be on to something. That would explain why sometimes it looks as if the "spots" don't stay in the same place from frame to frame. The speaker area looks great!

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great progress, mike!

here´s a little help from my side...

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i believe the small knobs were kinda like these:

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and the fat knob in the right upper corner has a small lip under the knob like here:

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sorry guys

but can´t say it in english to rocko

rocko

denke nicht daß es sich um kippschalter handelt

schau mal genau hin

es sieht eher aus, als wären es schiebeschalter

1. sie stehen senkrecht

2. unter ihnen ist eine längliche bahn mit runden enden

i said to rocko that the switches aren´t wip switches

looks like switches wich you have to pull up and down

is sliding the right word for them?

don´t know

cause if we look at the angle of the switches they´re standing 90 degrees angle from the surface

wip switches have other angles

and the line on the bottom of the switches lookin like the way the switches can be move up and down

hope you understand

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and the fat knob in the right upper corner has a small lip under the knob like here:

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we're on the same wavelength here. The volume knob on my Stereo receiver looks just like this and would be a perfect model. I might isolate it and pour some silicon over it.

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...i said to rocko that the switches aren´t wip switches

looks like switches wich you have to pull up and down

is sliding the right word for them?

don´t know

cause if we look at the angle of the switches they´re standing 90 degrees angle from the surface

wip switches have other angles

and the line on the bottom of the switches lookin like the way the switches can be move up and down

hope you understand

I'm going to visit Radioshack (electronics store) this weekend and try to find the appropriate knob.

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oh now i know where i saw such a knob the last time

on an old ukw reciever

there i could switch from radio FM, MW, LW to MC

maybe we can find the real thing

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I think it is a slide switch - not a toggle switch.

From that pics that Rocko posted, it looks like the switches is sliding up and down versus side to side.

Here is the switch that I am using.

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Thats makes good sense,slide switches were used on alot of electronics back in the seventies.given the time frame of the movie this makes perfect sense.

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Awesome work guys, I'm on it.

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hm

maybe the knob right on top is to adjust frequency then on the left side should be a round display

but what is the display showing on the original?

frequency?

voltage?

RX/TX

field intensity of the radio?

hm

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here are some close ups...

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we're on the same wavelength here. The volume knob on my Stereo receiver looks just like this and would be a perfect model. I might isolate it and pour some silicon over it.

and later... why the stereo doesn´t work??? MIKE!!!! STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR TOYS AND FIX THE STEREO!!!

hehehe LOL

sorry hehe my girlfriend tells me that very often hahahaha

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Hey Mike will there be a run of these in the future?Is there anyway i can help out with this project?

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Made some more progress today! I think I got a nice solid sculpt for the radio, and I went ahead and did the scoop part and hamburger stacker dome. I'll finalize these parts tomorrow and look into getting them vac-formed. The knobs on the radio will be add-on parts.

In one of the pics, you'll see the silver knob on the stereo reciever that might get a new lease on life.

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Excellent work Mike! Looks dead on even in its unfinished stage.

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these parts look AWESOME, mike!

GOOD WORK!

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here are some close ups...

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hm

the speaker? on the bottom

on left and right pic

look like the upper part is missing?

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Are you goning to make these parts also for sale?

Thanks,

Jack

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Are you goning to make these parts also for sale?

Thanks,

Jack

I'd like to. I'll keep everyone posted.

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