UHU02 Dewey

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  1. spear

    spear New Member

    At long last I have decided to get on with something and have chosen this one for my first build - I will probably mess up but at least I can print off new bits if I do.

    UHU02's models are inspiring and I have several I would love to build - thanks to him for making them available.

    I will put up the first pictures as soon as I can.

    As an aside has the library log in changed - it doesn't seem to work for me any more.
  2. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Do not ask questions about UHU's passwords in the forum, send me a P.M.,, Please! :)

    I really like the Dewy models, the movie was great, ahead of it's time. It will be a fun to build and great display piece.
  3. spear

    spear New Member

    Apologies, I have had some serious family issues which have delayed things but here we go.
    The first stage is to build the body and front panel - here are the parts ( I had already started to SANY1881.JPG cut them out before taking photos). There are excellent instruction on UHU02's site and one advantage is you can always print off on paper to practice assembly if you are unsure how it goes together

    Here I have finished the cutting out. No huge problems although the circles were a bit of a challenge. Dewey 1.JPG
  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Hole punches are useful for small holes. Also a leather punch for really small holes. I have a set from 2mm up to 25mm. One smack with the hammer and you get a nice clean circle. They are also handy for making rings ..... :)
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  5. spear

    spear New Member

    Next stage is to assemble the body. A simple box but a bit fiddly for my sausage fingers. Only point to note is that the upper edges are curved and not folded, I rolled mine round a piece of wire which worked fine. One thing with this model is it is made up of several assemblies which are then put together - so if you are not happy with one you can just remake it without spoiling the whole thing. PTDC0113.JPG Then make up the boxes which go on the front - these have colour codes to show which faces go together. 2.JPG PTDC0111.JPG
  6. spear

    spear New Member

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are off to a really good start!
    I agree. Get a good set of hole punches. It will make a really big difference in the finished product.
  8. spear

    spear New Member

    After the boxes are glued to the front the last bit of this stage is to fold up the insert which is beautifully designed and just slides into place then fold the trim for round the outside.
    At this point I noticed that I have missed cutting the slots on the top so will do that before the next update. d1.JPG
  9. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Hey Dan thanks for the advice. I'll try to utilize that in some other models.

    Sky Seeker
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  10. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member


    You're doing great so far! Nice clean cuts for the rectangular straight sections. Hole punches should do the trick for the round holes, although another trick is to emboss the area you want to cut first (pre-crease the area with a blunt metal end or paper creaser while the paper is on a mouse pad). The paper becomes weaker in those areas embossed making it easier to cut.

    Keep on modeling!:)

    Sky Seeker

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