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#1 WingNuts

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:57 PM



I have admired the work many of you share. Mostly an aircraft modeler I stray into automative when a subject bites. Watching the Barrett Jackson auction when Carrol Shelby's Super Snake sold made me want to build another Cobra. Ahhh, enter E-Bay and the search for a 1/16th Cobra that I had built years age for my brother. Found one in March and the referance search was on.

Here is where I stand as of now,
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Appreciate your feedback and comments. Especially the photography. Having a tough time taking the close-ups.

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#2 Len Woodruff

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

Great job!!! Those Paxton Super Chargers are the best I have ever seen! Can you show us how they were built?

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:22 AM

Lookin good!!!! Can't wait to see it done.

#4 John E. Bowers Jr.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:07 AM

You, sir, are responsible for my beginning to search for one of these kits and will be hearing from my wife upon my success ;) ! I built one of these when it was a new release. Very nice job you are doing here, keep us posted. J.B.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 05:27 PM

Great looking start. I'm a huge cobra fan. One thing you might change is CSX3015 had an automatic transmission...
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Here is a link to my Cobra reference photos...
My Cobra Ref. Pictures

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#6 WingNuts

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:32 PM

Appreciate all the kind words.

Len, I'll build another one and take a few photos on how I did it. Be about a week though.

John, I used the MPC kit as abase for mine. Arrived missing a few parts though. Have the wife call and I'll hand the phone to my wife. They can compare notes.

Darin, you and I have been visiting the same web sites. I had all those shots of 3015 as you have. I have already made the automatic shifter. Just need to make the shift selector box and the interior will be done. Darin the Cobra story site has removed many of the photos he had up a couple of months ago. I used many of those pics when I did the manifold carving in wax.

I thought the seats were a little funky without any back. I built them up with Milliputt contouring to shape.

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#7 Mr.1/16th

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:57 PM

:blink: WOW!!! VERY NICE BUILD BROTHER!! WERE DID YOU GET THOSE TURBOS AT? I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOME FOR ME :huh:
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#8 WingNuts

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:14 AM

Hood almost finished!
1st pic is the rough shape
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Then the Milliput added and primed. Still have some work to do smoothing edges and contours. Pretty happy with it though.
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Thanks for looking.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:16 PM

;) Wow that is great fab work brother!!

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:21 PM

Progress is being made although slow. Completed the interior, exhaust and two color coats. Final color coat goes on today then the BMF will begin.

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What ya think?
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