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Old 02-17-2016, 02:43 PM
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:04 PM
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thanks Tony its a lot of fun to add this missing details to the models to make it more interesting and accurate
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:16 PM
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Latest Dora Release

I understand the most recent release (or re-release) is actually a gray styrene plastic and not ABS that requires special adhesive.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:10 AM
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thanks Joe, it will be a nice change, if Im not wrong all the re-released Doras
are the same, just the box has changed. mine is from the first release and has
the same parts including the photo-eched and aluminum rails as the last release. this is my first all ABS kit and have no complain till date and have
used Tamiya Extra thin glue to glue ABS to styrene without problems.

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Hi to you all, here with another update on Dora, work on the main body halves continues
Now with the addition of the extra hand wheels and valves.
To make the extra parts I made a rubber mold of the valves from one of the sides



Here the mold is ready

The valves are ready

The same with the hand wheels


Here the extra parts are glued in place on both the inside and outside of each body half




Now the cat walks are constructed for each side, out and inside of the bodies
The inside cat walks


Comparison of the new and original parts

The same with the outside cat walks


Now I moved to the side ladders, this are 4 ladders one for each end of the main body’s halves
This are too big, out of scale
So using 1.5mm brass rods I started to make the ladders, here is the used rod, the original ladder and the replacement one.

The shape is corrected

All the needed parts are cut and bent to shape

The center reinforcement is soldered in place

Next the steps are cut and soldered
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:12 AM
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The finished new ladders

All the hand rails and ladders are finished for the main body halves

The supports for the main loading platform area need some correction, the two pillars on the back of the platform are supposed to be double and are a single piece.
I marked the area to be cut with masking tape, then drilled holes all around to make it easier to
Remove the plastic.

Side look of the part ready to be drilled and cut

The holes are done, then you have to remove some reinforcement plastic from the inside

With all the plastic removed it now looks like this


The two new legs now need some reinforcement pieces to hold it together
Starting from the bottom a piece of styrene the size of the area between the two legs

The piece in the middle is made with two squares the same size of the area with two ribs on the inside

The top is glued to the center parts

The upper square is installed

Finally the upper and lower squares received a rib on the middle area to finish the work

Now each side looks like this


Lots of work still to do thanks for watching

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Old 05-12-2016, 11:59 AM
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You knock my socks off with the amount of work you put into the improvements are beyond the beyond.

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Awesome work. That soldering job is top-notch, too.

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WOW!
Great work!
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Tony, Johannes and Andrey thanks a lot!
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