1/16 Scale Front Engine Dragster Project - Finished
Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:17 AM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:12 PM
Kevin here are a couple pictures of the A/Fuel Dragster that the gentleman brought me. I have about a total of 45 pictures that he brought and in each of them he labeled things for me with a sharpie pen which you will see in a couple of the pics. It was so awesome that he was willing to do that for me so I could use for reference to build this kit. Its how I got the idea for doing the checker board for the seat as well. here are the pictures.... Let me know if its the dragster you were talking about.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:12 PM
We never owned this car. The driver of this car was Steve San Paolo and my dad used to help wrench on their top Alcohol back in the mid 70's to mid 80's the car was the Spaghetti Bender. The mom and pop toy store/hobby shop I used to work at from when i was 16 til I was 20, I got to know a guy that would always come in and we were talking about this FED I was building and he told me he had a bunch of pics he could bring in for me and he did then after finding out that Steve was driving it. Was pretty cool and a small world.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:05 PM
Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:35 PM
Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:18 PM
Here is what the body looks like after being color sanded:
Edited by Mooneyzs, 05 April 2011 - 09:18 PM.
Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:08 PM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:45 PM
Here is what it looks like mocked up with decals:
Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:16 PM
Well I was able to work on this weekend, I picked up some new purple since the PPG DBU I was using had actually gone bad when I originally sprayed it, I knew something wasn't right but sprayed it anyway and well had to go back and redo it... . Was happy with how the new paint sprayed. It laid down very nice other than a few pieces of dust that got in the clear. But I will color sand it out when I lay the decals down. I will clear again to seal the decals in then will do a final color sand and rub it out.
Here are a few pics:
Edited by Mooneyzs, 10 April 2011 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:08 AM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:09 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:22 PM
Aaron... I won't have it completed by the DSC this weekend. I would love to but I just don't want to rush it. I will be bringing it so it will be there as a work in progress
Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:14 AM