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#61 gpugh1976

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

And now to make some intake manifolds...

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And after a little bit of trimming:

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Stay tuned.......

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Wanting to see more. Nice work so far.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

This is still early in the mock-up phase. Still a lot of "trim, sand, prime, repeat" to go but you can get a good idea of what we've got going on here. Let me know what you think.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

Pretty sweet. Love the engine set up

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

Greg, those intake manifolds are pure genius! Great work on that, now I need to find some bumpers like that for myself. I want to do the same thing on my '50 Chevy, since the blower ain't looking too hot right now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:31 AM

Glad I could help!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Good progress. Looks really good. What color will the body be?

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

It'll be in white with red interior just like original. It's a resto-mod.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

Any thoughts on improving the headlight mesh? That's always been the weakest link in the builds I've seen.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

I honestly haven't even looked at them yet. Am I in for a bad surprise?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

I honestly haven't even looked at them yet. Am I in for a bad surprise?


Not necessarily. I don't know if there are any aftermarket solutions out there, but almost every build I see shows mesh that is too thick and plasticky, with surrounds that stick out too much and don't fit well against the body parts. I'd just like to see someone nail this most difficult part of the kit and provide hope that it can be conquered.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

I'll try my best! :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

Do you have any pics of them in place on a build?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

NICE WORK GREG!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

This is for the 1/24 Monogram kit. Looks like the headlight screens will take a little molding and bending, which makes me think you could accomplish the same thing using mesh and doing some scratchbuilding of the surrounds.

http://www.modelcarg...1&idcategory=12

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

I'm kinda thinking the same thing. Without seeing pics of those in place, it's hard to know if they'd even look good. I think finding some mesh of some sort would look better IMO.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

Another way to go is to do lots of filing and sanding with the existing parts. This is a problem that's shared with almost every Jaguar E-Type kit, including the 1/8 version. As for the surrounds, here's how Alex Kustov dealt with them on the Ferrari 275 GTB. It starts out rough at first, then takes some finessing.

http://www.italianho.../275GTB2 SN.htm

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

This is my AMT Snapkit. I also got stalled at the headlight screens. I've got the Monogram and AMT bezels and lenses. I think either would be OK, perhaps with a black wash to bring out the details.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

Hey Greg any updates??

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

Nothing too spectacular. I found and ordered some aluminum velocity stacks to cut down and install on my throttle bodies. They should be here any day now. I spent last night cleaning up the bottom body plate and got it in primer. I would've posted pictures but it wasn't exactly exciting stuff. Still progress is progress. Lol

Thanks for checking in!