Curtis has given me some Great coverage on his site here in hopes of drawing in other model builders like myself. I would really like to hear from other model builders. It doesnt matter what they look like or what they are made of, the point is that you may have a talent for this and it can be so easy!!!!!!!! I dont even want to show the first 2 models I built cuz they are so crude. I was inspired by an old fellow many years ago to try scaling and I laughed at him and said I would never be able to do that. The words "can't" and "never" dont exist in MY dictionary any more.
If ANYONE has ever fantasized about building replica's of prototypes of anything, all you have to do is try. I would love to be of any advice to anyone that would like to further their skills. It is so easy but in iron working, the proper equipment makes it so much easier. I started out with a 220v stick welder and hand tools, now I have accumulated many "tools of the trade" over the years that make percision parts and other resources to make things quicker, easier and more authentic looking.
You do not need patients for this, rather lots of spare time and imagination along with perseverance and determination that you are going to accomplish something that most people wont even bother with
I would really like to hear from people who would like to futher their dreams of replicating protypical equipment. I would be more than happy to offer any advice or knowledge I can