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#2281 Davewilly

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:36 AM

Looks Great Chris....Well worth the time spent on it!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:09 AM

Seat belts look flawless Chris... looks like the real deal...



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

Fantastic seat belts you've created Chris.

They do look the part.

 

Mark



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

Danno.... Thank You!

 

Art... Thanks Brother

 

John... Thanks Brother.

 

Brad.... Thanks bud... I know I kept you waiting a little bit but so glad to have it done now...lol

 

Brett.... Thanks bud. I appreciate all of the thumbs up  ;)

 

Scott.... Thanks man. I appreciate the kind comments. I honestly don't know how I continue to amaze everyone.

 

Mike... Thanks bud and for letting me bounce some ideas off of you. Yours worked perfect for the shoulder belts.

 

Dave... Thank you...yes it was well worth the time spent now that I am done. But when I started them I didn't think they would take me that long to do...lol

 

Tyrone... Thanks man for the props. I was trying to make them the best I could.

 

Mark... thank you so much.

 

 

Time to get the over flow tank and the hoses hooked up today, then I think it is time to get back to the engine and other details but I need to spend some time searching for some jobs.... B)


Edited by Mooneyzs, 24 July 2013 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

Just like the engine, tin work and the chassis, the seat and belts stand alone as masterpieces of modeling. Take a bow man. :o ;)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

Man O Man Chris, just looking at that seat makes me feel safer already.

 

 

 

Benchmark build bro.

 

 

 

Bob



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

Nice work on he car. I've sent you a PM.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

Superb work. The belts look great. Artists like you make me realize I need to be more patient and strive for better results.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

The new benchmark for a safety harness system.

 

Beautiful work Chris



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

Just wait 'til Chris finishes this one! 

 

Then he has to try to top it!  

 

 

THAT will be epic.  <_<



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Joe... Thanks man. I have been trying to treat each little area as their own model.

 

Bob... Thanks for the kind words.

 

David... Thank you. I shot you a PM back earlier today.

 

Dave.... Thanks bud. I can tell you this that there have been many times during this build that things have taken me much longer than they probably should of but seeing it all come together now has made it work the extra time I have put into it or the multiple times I have redone stuff that I wasn't happy with.

 

Alyn.... Thanks man. I am not sure if I had seen anyone do one like this before but I know there are way better builders out there than me that are on this site.

 

Danno...  You are right about that. I can't wait to finish this build. I am sure it will be tuff for me to top it but I do have 2 1/16th scale builds in store that I will debut when I finish this one  ;)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

Ok Fellas.... I got some more work done today. I got the over flow tank installed and it's just about done, other than I need to paint the breather alclad chrome and install it. Here is what I have accomplished so far today....

 

I started out with some Competition Resins Part #CRA-002 Roll Bar Padding that I was using to represent the overflow hose, got them cut to size:

 

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I then pulled out the source for my zip ties/worm clamps:

 

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Up-close shot of them:

 

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Here I got the overflow tank mounted and installed the zip ties/worm clams on to the hose:

 

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another angle:

 

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Top View:

 

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I still need to add a little bit of a black wash into the recess of the overflow cap and then get the breather painted. What to work on next.....hmmmm any suggestions??  :o  B)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Ok Fellas.... I got some more work done today. I got the over flow tank installed and it's just about done, other than I need to paint the breather alclad chrome and install it. Here is what I have accomplished so far today....

 

I started out with some Competition Resins Part #CRA-002 Roll Bar Padding that I was using to represent the overflow hose, got them cut to size:

 

DP-Army-Vega3765-1_zps1d2d4909.jpg

 

 

 

 

I then pulled out the source for my zip ties/worm clamps:

 

DP-Army-Vega3772-1_zps2801ad60.jpg

 

 

 

Up-close shot of them:

 

DP-Army-Vega3773-1_zps481ba82f.jpg

 

 

 

Here I got the overflow tank mounted and installed the zip ties/worm clams on to the hose:

 

DP-Army-Vega3783-1_zpsda47ef6f.jpg

 

 

 

another angle:

 

DP-Army-Vega3784-1_zpsa37c0345.jpg

 

 

 

Top View:

 

DP-Army-Vega3786-1_zps7a6a5717.jpg

 

 

 

I still need to add a little bit of a black wash into the recess of the overflow cap and then get the breather painted. What to work on next.....hmmmm any suggestions??  :o  B)

Chris.......work on that Engine Brother :) ..........looking Far-Out man........love it!!!!! :wub:



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

John....Thanks brother. Yeah I will be getting back to the engine and a few other details ;)

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:41 AM

Fantastic update Chris. Now on to the next amazing details.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:07 AM

I'm with John.  MOTOR!!!

 

 

 

Bob



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:34 AM

Well  your at the back of the car...might as well start there and work your way forward!  lol



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:58 AM

Brad.... Thanks Bud!! I know you will enjoy seeing the Engine come to life  ;) . Going to be working on that as well as I have to repaint the lower portion of the chassis tins and I think I will be re painting the side tins as well to make sure they all match.

 

Bob... Yea I have been dying to see more of this motor come together and am actually excited to start working on it again.

 

Dave.... LOL... You are right now that I have the back half pretty much all buttoned up I need to move forward  :D.

 

 

So I will be going back to work on the engine and getting parts prepped for paint. I need to do a little work on the block and fix a few spots I had drilled thru a while back as well as fill some spots on the heads. Then when I paint the heads i will be painting a bunch of other parts I need to button up.... for example the steering gear box, the breather for the oil tank, the gas pedal as well as redoing the chassis tins and the plates that go under the seat. Trying to get a whole bunch of parts ready to paint at the same time. I am pretty excited to say the least.  B)



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

Outstanding work so far!This thing is going to be a showstopper when it's done.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

Steve.... Thanks man! I am hoping so  ;)

 

 

Well Fellas.... I have started the next phase of this project. I started to tear the engine down last night and marked the block where i need to fix a few spots. a couple were from me drilling thru some walls and there were a few pin holes that needs to be filled. Hopefully I can have the block ready for primer later today....

 

Here is the Engine torn down:

 

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Here is the right side of the block:

 

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And the Left side of the block:

 

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