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1/16 Scale Front Engine Dragster Project - Finished


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#21 Mooneyzs

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:22 AM

Thanks Kyle

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

Wow ! That looks great Chris, gonna look awesome when its all back together

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Looks like the dragster our good friend from San Diego bought a while back. Only it had injectors on it when he got it. I don't think it is however as his chassis had the kick out for the pump on a Hemi. How long ago did you sell it?
Paul

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.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:12 PM

Paul,

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.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:05 PM

Brett... Thanks man, Now I need to do some color sanding, lay some inner coat clear down, pick out a few decals to decal it and then clear it again. Color sand one final time and polish. Lots of elbow grease involved B)

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:35 PM

Hey Chris, that thing is Flippin Sick! I love the detail and the paint is looking sharp! Glad the paint worked out!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:18 PM

I did a little more work on this tonight. I color sanded the clear and have a few spots that I burned thru the clear and will go back and shoot some more of the purple base on it and it will be good to go.


Here is what the body looks like after being color sanded:


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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:18 PM

Chris you do some real nice work. :wacko: Keep it up.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

Thanks Derrick. I can't wait to get a few decals on this one too. I am a little ticked at myself for burning thru the clear but I had trouble with the purple base. not sure if the paint was contaminated and it didn't lay down like it normally does and since I knew I was going to decal it, I only shot 2 coats of clear but was not totally happy with the finish becasue of the base. I needed to color sand before decaling so it was smooth. anyway I will get it fixed and look like new again :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:45 PM

Little update for everyone. I got the body color sanded with 1000 grit paper and ready to shoot more base on it. Picked up some new purple today because what I had used was contaminated and bad. I also have mocked up some decals that I will be putting on the car. Not going wild with the decals but just enough to add to the model.

Here is what it looks like mocked up with decals:

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

looking good buddy!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:42 PM

Great looking work, man.
Keep it going. later, B)

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Ken :lol:

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... :lol: . 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.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:52 AM

Chris ......Beautiful !!!!!!!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

Chris ......Beautiful !!!!!!!

2X :D :)

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

Chris, that thing came out beautiful!!! I love the color combo, really pops!

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#37 Scott Colmer

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:29 PM

Holy smokes that's some pretty paint!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:09 PM

That's lookin' great so far Chris! It's getting down to crunch time for the DSC. You think it'll be done for it?


Aaron :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:22 PM

Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments. Really happy with the results even though I had to reshoot the purple two/three times. The end result was well worth it.

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 B)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:14 AM

This build is gorgeous and the paint is fantastic. Glad you'll be bringing it to DSC this weekend because I'm gonna be studying it thoroughly. Looking forward to meeting you Chris.