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#1 W-409

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:34 AM

I started building this Simca little over year ago, and finished it yesterday. It was built using Air Trax Simca Vedette body and Revell Miss Deal Studebaker chassis. I had to narrow the chassis to make it fit, I also had to add some more length to the front of the frame. Some other little modifications were needed too to get axles fit right.

Engine is from Miss Deal Studebaker, too. Of course it's Blower Powered. :lol: The injector (or what it is called) is scratchbuilt from sheet styrene and headers are made from solder, otherwise that engine is pretty much Studebaker parts, except for added details. Engine mounts etc. are scratchbuilt, too.

Interior has roll cage built from Miss Deal's cage (only the rear part of it was used) and plastic tubing. Steering parts are modified from the Studebaker kit. I added some extra equipment like tachometer and handbrake handle etc.

Body is painted with Metallic red and the top is Maston Gold. Clearcoat turned out so good that there were only little polishing reguired to get it look good. BMF was easy to do too. I don't know what else should I say, but ask questions if you want to hear some more information about this.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:45 AM

That turned out great Niko. You sure can do a lot with that chassis.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:33 AM

Niko, your Simca looks perfect! Paint job looks very nice and engine is very cool! What would be our next CBP since our Simcas are finished now? B)

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

too cool - love it came out great.now im whanting to do one as im getting sick of willys LOL.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Wow,,now thats different,,love the globs of rubber on lower rear fenders! lol very original looking,,nice

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:00 AM

Great job Niko !!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:17 AM

That's wild, luv it

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:24 AM

Ray: Thanks! You're right, that chassis is very handy to fit inside other body. Now I have one Studebaker body laying around, I guess I should plan something wild from that, too. ;) :D :P I'm so glad that they release that Miss Deal Funny Car again!

Matti, Thanx, Don't know about our next Community Builds yet, but I'll start thinking about it. ;) Send me a PM on FCMA, and let's think more. ;)

And thanks Michael! These are very fun to build, when there's no RuleBook on the right hand. I'd like to do another one. :D

Scott... Thanks! The burnt rubber is one of my favorite parts, too.

Brett and David, Thank You, Too! B)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

B)
Very clean sharp build!
I like the bits of rubber too!
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How did You do it?
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thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Bill! They're really appreciated.

The rubber question is asked very often. :lol: I try to aswer clearly:

Take a spare tire (the one you're not planning to use), install it to Dremel or any other Motor Tool. There are many ways to do it and it depends of the tire diameter which one works the best for me. Then just simply do a few "burnouts" with that combination. I like to do burnouts on sheet metal, but sand paper is good too. Finer sandpaper you have, finer burnt rubber you get. Then I install them to model which is otherwise finished using Revell gloss clear and paint brush, I paint the area with clear where I want those burnt rubbers and then I just stick them there.

Hope that helps. :)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:18 AM

LOOKS SO COOL--HOW DO YOU COOL IT??

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

Thanks, Marty. B)

--HOW DO YOU COOL IT??


What? :blink:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:29 AM

He means theres no radiator, but that's OK, caz you probably just drive it REALLY fast an it don't have time to overheat! GREAT job Niko, it looks fantastic!!!!!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

Oh, but actually there is a radiator. But it's not in typical place, don't know how nicely it would work there, but it's there:

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It's Not painted yet in this picture.

And Thanks for the comment George! B)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

Excellent job as usual Niko....Keep at it!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

Thanks, Darryl! It really means alot when coming such talented builder as you. :D

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Niko... Very cool build and its looking great

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:47 AM

Hey Thanks Chris! Really Appreciated :) !

I need to get another Miss Deal Studebaker and do something same styled. B) But from what, that's good question. Maybe '56 Studebaker Commander.