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mysterj1

Member Since 05 Mar 2012
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In Topic: Looking for a good donor kit for chassis...

23 January 2015 - 03:18 PM

I was chatting with a couple drag racing photographers (Tom West, Rich Welch) who gave me a big background on this type of ride.  It was classed as "AA/MR" (Modified Roadster) until the advent of the Comp classes.  

 

Daddyfink, I was thinking about the same thing but will probably have to build an entire new hoop to get the roll cage up past the top of the body, though.  Not sure what I'll do for the mill, I'm going to make my kit close but probably not an exact copy :)  .  Truthfully, I have always envisioned one of these but never seen anything but fuel coupes.


In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 1/27/2015 Clutch pedal & linkages

18 December 2014 - 05:53 PM

On the plus side, you have the experience from remembering how you built the bottom tray the first time so you know what worked (and didn't work).  I'd be willing to bet you'll surprise yourself how quickly you knock this out!


In Topic: Most Modern Funny Car kit?

19 November 2014 - 08:22 PM

I'd love it if Shapeways had an old-school AA/FA frame (95"-98" inch wheelbase) for sale.  I'm really amazed what 3D printing can do...


In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 1/27/2015 Clutch pedal & linkages

12 October 2014 - 03:04 PM

Chris, 

 

Amazing detail, will be fascinating to see the level of detail that the 3D printing will allow. 

 

On an aside, I have been discussing modelling in a fantastic FB group named the Glory Days of Drag Racing.  Much of the recent discussion has been about how Revell worked the deals to advertise on so many of the 70's AA/FC cars (McCulloch, Snow, etc).  Basically, Revell offered up a free paint job (remember, this is the pre-wrap days where everything was hand-lettered) if the owners would incorporate the Revell name into their car...I also was able to have them identify my first model kit, the Revellion FC (A Plymouth Valiant on a digger chassis, probably 1967 or 1968).  It's awesome that MANY of the top racers of the day grew up modelling, and many still collect kits (though they're busy on the 1:1 cars and don't build kits).  We got on the subject of 3D printing and I shared the amazing blower/hat you drew up w/ them as a fantastic example of what modelling has evolved to.  Hope you don't mind!

 

Joe


In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 1/27/2015 Clutch pedal & linkages

13 September 2014 - 06:25 PM

Scott....thank you for the kind words. It means a lot from you. LOL the blower was smooth smooth as a baby's bottom.... I will have to post a pic of then mooneyham blower next to this. You are right about the time it's going to take to model, have printed and prep. That's my biggest thing right now. Althought I know I am trying to make this as accurate as possible is the resin driving me to have it 3D printed as well.i would hate to lose all of this hard work I have put into this one. I am guess you are impressed with it so far?? ;)... Hehe

Chris, would creating a Mooneyham decal do the trick?  I understand it's not 3d but would certainly be doable.  Probably easier to pull off than casting or photo-etching, too.