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Don Prudhomme Army Vega Funny Car

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#2461 Mooneyzs

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

And as usual I had to mock a few pieces up on the engine block to see what it will look like. Mocked up the block, head gasket, heads and manifold. I think it is finally starting to come together.....  B)

 

 

Engine Mocked up with painted parts:

 

 

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#2462 Danno

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

C'mon, Chris!   Slather some stickum on that mill and call 'er done!   Let's go racin'!!!   :P 



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

Thanks Danno.... I know you are just as anxious as myself to get this bad boy built up. Now I need to get the valve cover, blower and injector hat prepped and painted :)

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:58 PM

That engine looks like a piece of art already! Incredible work, Chris as always. Those gaskets are really a small thing, but I think they give a nice finishing touch for this one. Maybe I should try adding them, too, though in 1/25 scale they had to be very thin.... Well, anyway, great work!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

Great paint Chris. When you get valve covers, blower and injector hat done how about another mockup with it sitting in the chassis ? Can't wait for more.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:42 AM

The heads look great Chris. Will call you later.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:34 AM

Oh man.... the last pic with the edge of the gaskets sticking out..... I think I need to start wearing a bib to catch all the drool!!!

Absolutely killer Chris... Nuff said.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:46 AM

Looking good Chris....can almost hear it firing up!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Fantastic work, as usual, buddy.  Lookin' forward to more!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

Chris…….My little Brother…….are you aware…... that you almost have a 1/4 of a million views on this build? :o …….that is INCREDIBLE ;) ……..I think it`s very possible you could hit 1/2 a million or more by the time you finish this build :) …….I think it`s the most views here on this forums history :D ……..Hip Hip Hurray my little Brother :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

Whoa Chris, the motor is looking way excellent my friend. B)

I'd say you pretty much nailed the colour matching by the looks of things, GREAT update. :) 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:49 AM

……..I think it`s very possible you could hit 1/2 a million or more by the time you finish this build :) …….

 

If so, would that be due to its popularity, . . . or because Chris is just bein' that dad-gummed slow?   :P  :lol:  :D 

 

 

Just kidding, Chris!   But John makes a valid point ~ ~ ~ ~ Incredible following you have there, young Sky-scratcher!



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

Chris…….My little Brother…….are you aware…... that you almost have a 1/4 of a million views on this build? :o …….that is INCREDIBLE ;) ……..I think it`s very possible you could hit 1/2 a million or more by the time you finish this build :) …….I think it`s the most views here on this forums history :D ……..Hip Hip Hurray my little Brother :)

John, if he keeps draggin' butt on this build he may hit a million ! : )  Just kidding ! Very nice work. It is a pleasure to watch this build come together.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:44 PM

Niko... thank you. I think the copper head gaskets give that extra little touch to the Engine ;) The material was a bronze phosporus from K&S metals.

 

Dave... Thank you. When I get the other parts painted I will get another mock up shot for ya  ;) . I too am curious what it will look like with the painted engine sitting in the chassis...lol

 

Mike... thank you sir. I think I did a better job with the sheen with this one than what it was before  B)

 

Clint...  Thank you for the kind words.

 

Dave... I would love to hear this thing fire up. Actually I just want it assembled...  :lol:

 

Scott... Thank you Buddy! It's coming along.

 

John... Thanks my big brother!!! You know I didn't realize that there was that many views.

 

Greg...  Thanks Mate. I am very happy with the way the colors turned out for the block.

 

Danno... I think it is that I am so dad-gummed slow....hahaha well actually if I wouldn't redo things 4 or 5 times I would be a lot farther along.... :lol:

 

Ray...  Thank you for the kind words. I hopefully won't be draggin' my butt because I really want to get this one finished.

 

 

 

 

Well Guys little update. Haven't had time to work on it today but going to hit the work bench here shortly to work more on the valve covers and blowers. But I did go to my local PPG shop here and had them mix up some blue paint for this build. So now I have all of the colors to spray the body when it is ready for paint.... :D  Hoping to have more updates for you soon.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

na, was joking about tossing it, wow, I like the gaskits under the heads, looks cool..,



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:36 PM

I don't care how many views and/or posts it gets, I'm all over this one 'til its done.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

Alan... Glad to hear...the gaskets add that extra pop

 

Brad... thank you. I have been enjoying sharing every part of this build with everyone. Even all of my screw ups that I have made along the way.

 

 

Ok So I have a question for all of you. Here are 2 pics of different blower manifold and I am not sure which way to go with the color of the burst panel. I will show you both pics. one pic the blow off panel is a lighter color than the other. let me know what you think. I also may to a test shoot out of the royal/navy blue for the body tomorrow. thanks

 

Lighter Burst Panel;

 

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Darker Burst Panel:

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:23 PM

Chris,
In looking at the engine photos it looks like the lighter burst panel is being used.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

I'm on the fence on this one. Hmmmmmmm.

 

The one that's lighter adds contrast that will make that particular detail show up better on the model.

 

On the other tentacle, the darker one looks more realistic.

 

Do what you normally do. Make 12 different ones and then settle for what you were going to do in the first place.

 

You're Welcome. Anytime.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

Bob... Thank you for your input. I am still having trouble seeing the burst panel in my reference pics of the car.

 

Joe.... LOL... thank you for your input as well. I know what you exactly mean that the lighter one give more contrast but I am with you that the darker one looks more realistic. Don't think I am going to do 12 different ones this time. gonna figure out which direction to go and hopefully only shoot it once...lol