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#21 shucky

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 10:05 PM

Sorry guys for the delays, I got involved in some other items and had a couple issues with my first couple masters but these or something similar are still in the works and I should be getting back to the workbench soon. Thanks for following along and your patience. :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:38 AM

Waiting to see your results. What kind of wheels will be needed for those tires?

#23 VW Dave

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:35 PM

I'm also looking forward to news/updates on those drag radials......up until now, I've been content using the rear tires from the Revell AlumaCoupe, but always hoped for better.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:24 AM

This started way back in June and still no news? Makes me wonder.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:12 AM

This started way back in June and still no news? Makes me wonder.


I have builds I started way back in the last century that still haven't made the Under Glass Daily News! :blink:

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:55 PM

This started way back in June and still no news? Makes me wonder.

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I did just mention I was working on other projects and had issues with the masters no? When there is an update Ill let everyone know.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:13 AM

Hey dudes & dudettes, Posted Image This is my first post and I just wanted to ask Shucky if those tires are available yet ??? If so I would love :wub: to get my hands on a few sets. PLEASE say yes :rolleyes: . Jim.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:14 AM

Sorry, no they are not. I know its been a really long time and I wish I had better news, but I do not. This is on indefinite hold for now. I know Ma's resin is/was working on some of his own, so perhaps check with Alan as he does offer the best tires in the biz.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

First off, thanks for the kind words Mike! I think your work is just as good :)

Here's the 1st shot out of the mold:
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I tried to get as close as I could to the middle "PRO D.O.T." tire:
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Size is 275-60x15, 10" tread, 28" dia in scale. Stencils will be included with each order. I will also be making the tire on the right in the 2nd photo. These will be available as soon as I get the stencils in. Any other sizes that might be popular??

Thanks for looking :)

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:46 PM

Al awesome job! Thanks for posting this. I have a street/drag Mustang that these will look fabulous on. Will be in touch.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:58 PM

I have a real hard time visualizing the size of scale stuff. Is it possible to post a pic next to tires that come in your typical muscle car kit, say a Mustang, Camaro, or otherwise?

I would also think this tire would be quite useful for 18 and 19-inch wheels that come on the newer cars.

Finally, are you also going to make wheels that fit these?

When they're available, I'll probably order a few sets right off the bat.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:00 PM

Alan, those look great
im glad to see your booking progress

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

Any other sizes that might be popular??


I'm going to order a couple pair of these, but you'd probably get a huge response if you did some 325s in 28" diameter. 275DR racing is growing, but the bigger drag radial racing is already huge. I know if you did some 325s I'd be in for a half dozen pair, at least. :P

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for all the good feedback guys :P B) Hoosier does make a 325-50x15 size so I could make them too. Since both sizes are 15" most kit wheels would work.

Here is a comparison next to a F70-15 kit tire:
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And here are the steps to the finished tire:
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An aluminum master is made to the correct scale dimensions, a resin blank is cast from it, the resin blank is machined with the tread pattern & then a final mold is made from the resin master. There are 32 of those little slots on each side. A .020" end mill was used to make a slot .007" deep over a 2o arc. The tires are cast from 70 durometer urethane which is flexible, but firm. The lettering was sprayed using Krylon flat white. It dries fast & stays flexible.

Any other questions/comments are welcome :)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

Since I don't see a lot of racers using the Hoosier DR tires, I'm curious how hard it would be to replicate the Mickey Thompson "tread" on the wider version. Seems like the majority of guys I see are running the M/T tires. Either way, if you make the 325s, I'll buy 'em!
The only change I'd make on them is to maybe round the shoulders a bit, so they've got more of a "radial" look and less of a slick tire appearance.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:04 AM

Count me in for at least a couple sets of these as soon as they are available. I've got some projects that have been waiting for these

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:18 AM

I think I'm going to partially retract my previous post. After doing some research, it seems that most of the DR community is about evenly split between the Hoosiers and MTs, and since there's already a couple guys making MTs, you'd probably be better off making the wider Hoosiers. And after looking at your 275s a little more closely, they look just great as they are - don't change a thing.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

Definatly interested when they are available. very nice work.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:50 PM

Definatly interested when they are available. very nice work.

Hi, i'm new to this site and i really want some 1/25 drag radials, can you e-mail me when the tires will be available. thanks.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

I think I'm going to partially retract my previous post. After doing some research, it seems that most of the DR community is about evenly split between the Hoosiers and MTs, and since there's already a couple guys making MTs, you'd probably be better off making the wider Hoosiers. And after looking at your 275s a little more closely, they look just great as they are - don't change a thing.

Around here I would say the hoosiers are out numbering the M/T in 275DR pretty significantly. On the other hand the M/T still seems way more common on the outlaw drag radial cars. I would love to see a 315/60/15 M/T for some outlaw builds.