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In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/20/2014

20 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

Was out garage saling today and found a hand-cranked Craftsman pin vice for $2, I was thinking if/when I ever get into a rivet frenzy like you have, Chris, I'll be set!  Hope you didn't do EVERY rivet hole with one of the pin vices w/ the little thumb spinner...I feel like I could probably get a job in your rivet factory w/ genuine (hand) powered tools!

In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/20/2014

27 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Sorry to pile on, Chris, but I have to agree.  They don't seem to scale to me, either.  I think something closer to the size of the old AFX slot cars would be more to scale on this project's casters.

In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/20/2014

10 February 2014 - 06:53 PM

John.... Thanks Brother!! They are getting there.

Jim... thank you my friend. Its been a pleasure sharing this buildvwith everyone.

Brad... thank you. Yoy know i have to agree that I need to bring down the front a little more. Will do that later tonight.

Sflam.... thank you.

Joe... thank you sir! i really Appreciate the suggestion and i welcome feedback. I want to make sure i am understanding correct. When you are standing in front if the car infont of the headlight and looking down towards the rear it needs to be more rounded in that direction right?

I added some plastic on the inside corners last night so i wouldnt sand thru the walls when rounding but I think I need to make the radius a little bigger to get that curvature you are talking about so they don't look as boxy. Let me kmow ifnI understood correctly. Thanks

Dave... thank you!

I think adding the extra material and making that curvature's radius will make it more realistic.  It is kind of hard to see the side profile of the air dam, if you look at the driver's side air dam in the 4th picture you posted, it seems to be a little easier to see the curve in that shot; I think it is easier for me to see in the last pic (again of the driver's side air dam).  I think I was simply trying to say to my eye there is a radius in almost every side of the air dams and the flat styrene seems to make that radius in the 1:1 stand out.

In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/20/2014

10 February 2014 - 01:25 AM


Amazed at the level of detail you're throwing in on this build, it staggers me...but I do have one observation; simply that the 1:1 air dams seem substantially "rounder" than your (awesome) build, yours seem, well, a little "boxy"?  Thinking what I would do to make it possible to create that effect, possible double the styrene top, giving you some depth to implement the curvature and sand that into the styrene, and thus get the right curve?  I guess you'd see that through the front/rear inlets but I think you could trim the inner piece of styrene back so aesthetically they didn't show.


You've probably already done something amazing, so this will probably be moot!  Just tossing out an outside observation of what I see in your creation and the 1:1...hope you'll accept this in the spirit it was meant!



In Topic: 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/20/2014

04 February 2014 - 10:39 PM

Ok so I had to take a few videos to show you guys the hatch and latch in action....


This first video is showing you the latch working with out the top off so you can see the spring in place and that it keeps the latch i position:






This next video is basically the same as the first but with the cover on the latch glued in place:






Ok... I think this video is my favorite of the 3. This one is showing you with the hatch mounted back into the body and showing the function of the latch and movement of the hatch. I think it turned out ok:



That is just amazing.  I would have a bazillion little springs and pieces of latches littering my floor...