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LS Powered '62 Corvette

13 December 2014 - 08:08 PM

This is the main project on my bench right now. It is a replica of a friend's car. The actual car has a full C5 drivetrain. The model will not have the full modern suspension so hopefully he never turns it over.  ;-P  I've been doing a bunch of trimming and scratch building to get the engine set up like the original and the car sitting on the modern wheels and tire.

 

First I reorganized the accessories to match his setup.

 

The original kit setup

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Moved and added some idler pullies and relocated the AC compressor.

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The pullies were held in place with tacky glue. New belts were made out of styrene strips. after the plastic weld set I carefully pryed the whole assembly off and was very happy everything stayed together!

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Test fitting the engine. Needed to take a little off the fender wells to make room for the new engine.

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On the real car the AC accumulator is tucked in the fender so I cut apart some spare AC lines from a couple old S-10 kits and glued them together so they'll disappear just like the real ones.

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Bent the air intake out of solder.

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Ferrari F40

23 November 2014 - 07:34 PM

Started this Tamiya F40. It's being built along side another project so it won't go together very quickly but I wanted something to post to keep myself motivated.

 

Planning on building it mostly box stock although I have decided that I'm going to wire the ignition. It won't be very visible on the completed model but I want to display it with the engine cover up.

 

It looks like it should build up to a nice replica. I wish there was more detail to the under side of the engine cover however. They dont really include any of the baffles that distribute the air all those ducts bring in. Oh well.

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The engine itself is coming together nicely.

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Stripped some Cat5 wire that looks to be in scale, holds its shape well, and bends easily.

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The fun part will be that the two parts come together at a step which will make it interesting to match up the wires.

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Also getting the interior started. I am going to use carbon fiber decals to get the correct appearance of the floor and seats.

This is my attempt to replicate the gray carpet that is on the dash.

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Comments welcome, happy building!


Lamborghini Diablo Roadster

25 September 2014 - 06:09 AM

Picked up the Revell Snap-tite Diablo Roadster kit to work on along side my main builds. It is a really nice kit and goes together very well. A little painting is all it takes to put together a good looking car.

 

Painted Testors One Coat Fiery Orange with Wet Look Clear.

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Feel free to comment.


Lancer Evolution VI

25 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Tamiya kit, basically box stock. Painted Sublime Green, simulated carbon fiber pattern on the hood and wing, and an custom tail pipe.

 

This is the first Tamiya kit I've built and it was very nice. Definately recommend one if they make a kit of a subject you like!

 

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A few progress pics here.  http://www.modelcars...showtopic=80832

 

 

 

Comments welcomed.


looking for Geek Squad decals.

14 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

I have a diecast that I want to strip and build this version of the Geek Squad car. Does any company make a decal set to do this car?