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#41 Droppedgmc

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

This is looking Great!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Here is the shift light finished up. The body is magnesium metalizer, thinned flat yellow by Tamiya, and red MV lens. The mount was done in titanium metalizer and has scalehardware 8mm rivet and RB motion nut for adjustment detail. Next up is working on the wheels and tires. Thanks guys for the support and comments.

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Mount in place on dash.

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Light in place.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

This is really nice!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Beautiful work. Love what you have done, so far. Very clean work & fine details.

Those punch & die sets are great as, could not work without them. There is also a hex head set as well.

These kits from Jada are great. I wish they would make more. I did buy one of each when they were available.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

Well, tonight I got a start on the wheels and tires. The Tamiya Enzo rear tires are wider than the resin sleeves I made so I decided to use two sleeves per tire trimmed to fit. Used a Micro Mark mini miter saw and mini 5 inch disc sander along with their variable speed foot control to get it done. These are great little machines and well worth the purchase for hobby use when you get them on sale. Here are some pictures from earlier this evening.

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Here are the uncut sleeves.

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Trimmed front section.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:08 PM

Rear section ... not quite right yet LOL ..
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One done, one to go.
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Both rears done.
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Thanks for watching and the kind comments.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

Great clean build Mike.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:52 AM

wow! that shift light is sweet! very nice work............ultra clean..

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:48 AM

I did not know either that Jada did a run of plastic! totally cool!


and really like this build!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

very nice

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

loving this build! the details are great.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Hi Mike, Most impressive work going on here!!! Really enjoying following along on this one :) :)


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Very fine craftsmanship!!!!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Was able to do some work on this thing over the past couple weeks. I was able to get the sleeves painted using Testors lacquer gloss black and the wheel centers Tamiya semi-gloss black for a little contrast. I found the Tamiya semi-gloss black is not "pure" black per say and this worked out wonderfully but is very subtle.

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These are silver plated crimp tubes (size #1 .031) from the craft store. I'm using them for lug bolt covers. Gave them a quick coat of clear to preserve their finish.

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And here I'm punching out some wheel center cap logo's from a decal sheet.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Next up was getting these things together. Installed the lug bolt covers and center cap logo's. All that is left is to add the Protech valve stems.

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Next up is the brakes I borrowed from a Mr. Model wheel set. These will be getting attention next. More to come and thanks for the comments as always.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

looking real good...keep it going....

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Great work! Super clean details, scratchbuilding and upgrades. Impressive throughout.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Very nice clean work Mike, What brand is that punch?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Thanks Tyrone, Mark, and Joe. It's the Micro Mark punch. It comes in very handy and I'm not sure how I got along without it. I should have more updates tomorrow night.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Spent a great deal of time this past weekend finishing the brakes and making spacers to mount the wheel/brake combo to the crude Jada chassis. Since this isn't going to be a show queen I opted to not un-tub the Jada chassis which would normally house their huge over-sized wheel/tire combo. I was lucky enough that the ride height sits perfectly and just as I had imagined for this build, so all that was needed was spacers to adjust width which I made from aluminum tubing. This allowed me to push my wheel/tire/brake combo out as far as I needed to for the look I was after. I'd be comfortable saying now that this build has officially been "stanced" and I'm thrilled with how it came out. Here are some mock up's and how it'll sit. Its all been taken down already so I can get the chassis painted and continue assembly. Getting close, more to come, and thanks as always for the kind words and encouragement.

Brakes are simple but really nice pieces from Mr. Model. Calipers are painted metalizer brass with Tamiya clear yellow.

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And the mock up's.

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