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#1 mistermodel

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

Im currntly working on a custom long nose transtar
heres the cab
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I cut and paisted two 8's into a V12.Here the basic engine ,fuel injection plumbed
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:48 PM

Cool! Can't wait to see more of this one!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

long nose to hold that big horse under the hood!!! :lol: lookin good kevin :D

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

engine just about finished.twin turbo,with twin after coolers from 40 ford rads and scratch built plumbing.Now picking away at the chassis
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

Long Hood !

Cool idea.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:29 PM

That's some beautiful detail.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:36 AM

WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B)

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:28 AM

Looking so good that looong hood.
Are you gonna put a custom looong sleeper?
I love that blue the engine is painted, fantastic color!

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:39 PM

i sure do like the way that motor turned out , good job kevin :) ;) :D :lol:

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:05 PM

Neat project. The engine turned out real good.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

That is absolutely awesome. I'm starting on my Transtar engine; currently on Steps 1 & 2 in fact :)
I'm very new to model building and have a couple questions for ya:

1. What color/brand paint did you use? I'm debating between something like you have here, and something a little less "bright" like pictured here, but not sure yet:
http://www.wisconsin...rd.asp?id=58398

2. How much of the engine did you assemble before painting? Being newer, I'm still working on finding the balance between assembling certain things and then painting versus shooting parts unassembled (taped to cardboard) then gluing. Wondering if you pretty much glued everything shown in blue then shot it?

...Don't worry - your efforts here are WAY beyond me at this stage. I may try to do a little wiring (would LOVE to set the turbo up as show, but I don't think I have the skills yet! :)

Thanks for the pics, they're helping as I go along.

And as always guys, tips and advice are ALWAYS welcome. This place is a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

Anthony,I used testors acapulco blue lacquer,its a ford colour.I assembled the engine before paint.A semi-gloss clear may suit you better than the gloss I used

http://public.fotki....mar_1991_inter/