first the box top, bring back some memories?
end panel showing nice illustration:
then the one i like; i got it on sale!
heres a shot of the painted interior, no details yet, and the primered body shell:
and a pic of the frame im currently building, with the motor block alongside:
heres a close up of the frame, showing the partially finished rear axle assembly. frame is
painted tamiya light blue pearl:
a shot of the partially done motor. i had to build the shortie distributor to
hopefully still fit under the minimum clearance hood while giving a small bit of extra detail:
a shot of a (dag nabit!!!!) ruined body shell that i wasted but also the other
the story on the "test" body is that it was the one with this kit and i was primering it
after prepping the parts, and the darn body shot off the tamiya paint stand i was using
and hit the floor. i picked it up and it looked like the primer had dried enough to not
really pick up any dirt so i thanked my lucky stars and put the body up to cure a bit.
that night i was getting ready to sand the primer down a bit when i noticed, whats this!
the durn fin tip is busted off! it had to have landed right on the tip. well i was pretty
bummed but i did have another body shell that i could use if i stripped the paint off it,
so thats what i did. unfortunately i was hoping to use that body shell for a "custom"
version of this car i was going to build next! oh well maybe i can rescue it somehow,
but its pretty micro thin and will be difficult to build to a tip that will take some handling.
ah well heres the pic:
ok, finally, heres where some blasphemy comes in. if you notice in the photos above of
the box, the real car ran, for some reason, big slicks on all four wheels. i cant take that
even if it was the way the real car was, so i had to deviate and find some smaller tires.
to tell the truth i dont really like those "turbine" wheels much either, i would much rather
see some american five spoke mags or a set of halibrand spokes in the front and some
deep dish halibrands in the rear and thats where the "custom" version was going to differ.
regardless, i think this car will look a lot better with the big and littles on the not really so
bad looking turbine wheels:
well its off to the NNL West tomorrow; after that i plan on putting some serious time in on this,
or serious effort anyway, to get it done in a reasonable time.
thanks for looking!
Edited by jbwelda, 11 December 2009 - 08:14 PM.