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#41 Magic Photos

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:41 AM

wish I could, but I'm unemployed at the moment, little money, & no way to get there. Have never been to a model car show, been to a few 1:1 car shows back when I lived in Fl. (got to see the '58 Plymouth Fury Christine at one show, really nice car!). Hope to be able to make it to some shows soon but we'll have to see how things work out.

Mark Johnson makes a 426 resin engine that is the same size(more correct) as the Aurora stuff. You can contact him at mjaafd@msn.com

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:50 PM

Richard, I am sorry hear that about the job. I feel your pain about being umemployed. I myself got laid off the beginning of january this year and just started some contract work 2 weeks ago. I am really keeping my fingers crossed that this rolls into a full time position with this company. I went thru this same thing in December of 2009 being let go the 5th round of layoffs after I was with an aerospace company for 5 years. Its definitely tuff out there with the job market.

Mike. Thanks man I will have to email Mark Johnson to see if he can send me pics of the engine and cost for them.


ok I haven't done a whole lot on this kit since my focus has been on decaling my super comp altered and getting my 1/16 FED painted this past week. anyway I decided to add a little more detail to the kits rear end from a pic that I found that the aurora kits were based from.



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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:38 PM

Looking good buddy, can't wait to see some of these projects in person B)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 03:09 AM

Chris, nice job on the housing fab work. Keep it going......

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Paul, yeah would be nice to bring it up. Maybe I will be able to hit NNL west with ya this next year ;)

Charlie, thanks man. Haven't done much more to it than you see here. I spent the weekend working on the FED...lol

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

Hello, Did a little work tonight on the front end. Things have been a little crazy with work the past few weeks and haven't had much time to work on any builds. Felt good to put a few hours in tonight on this project. Here are some pics of what I accomplished tonight. Thanks for looking....


I drew some designs on my CAD program, printed out on paper, cut and glued part of the drawing to the styrene using white glue. Then I cut and sanded to the shape I drew and when done took the template off that I made:

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All the parts once I had them cut out:

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Gluing plastic inbetween the parts that I made:

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As far as I got tonight with them, Tomorrow I will go back and sand the middle portion of these brackets down. Once I am done with that I will remove the existing mounting points for the radius rod and then will glue the new ones I made to the front axle:

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:31 AM

Mark Johnson makes a 426 resin engine that is the same size(more correct) as the Aurora stuff. You can contact him at mjaafd@msn.com

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Hey Mike.... do you know if Mark Johnson has changed his email address?? I have tried sending two emails to him and they keep getting bounced back. Is he on the Message board here, if so what is his screen name and I will contact him here. Thanks

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:36 AM

No Mark has the same email address, he is not on here.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:19 AM

Thanks Mike, I will try shooting him another email then.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

Great job so far...all is looking awesome. Out of curiosity, what CAD are you using? BTW, nice concept with the printout/overlay. Keep it going man!!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

Wow, Chris!! Awesome build going ... don't know how I missed it before, but glad I found it. :o

You just have to keep it going, man. You've got it all dialled in so far.

I'm already anxious to see this one finished up.


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Richard, any time you can get a line on coming up ... we'd love to see you at one of the clubs. Check out Moonlightmodelers.com and stay in touch!!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:27 PM

Great job so far...all is looking awesome. Out of curiosity, what CAD are you using? BTW, nice concept with the printout/overlay. Keep it going man!!


Jeff... I was trying figure a way that would be easiest to duplicate parts like that and for some reason it didn't click with me when I was making the tabs for the radius rods on the chassis when I did those. I use SolidWorks and AutoCAD but mostly SolidWorks since I draw it up as a 3D model. I have had a few ideas on drawing some stuff up. I am going to do that for my rear hubs for the wheels and have them machined out of aluminum. I was able to find some photo-etched disk brakes in 1/16th scale so I am pretty stoked but gotta scratch build some brake calipers now.


[b]Wow, Chris!! Awesome build going ... don't know how I missed it before, but glad I found it. :o

You just have to keep it going, man. You've got it all dialled in so far.

I'm already anxious to see this one finished up.



Thanks Dan, I am excited about getting more progress done on this one. I am still wanting to finish that 1/16 FED I have going as well so I will probably bounce back and forth on these two builds... :lol: I am planning on doing alot of building this weekend ;)

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

I think the way you did that was a great idea...way to go. I think I may try that for some sheet parts. I use SolidWorks and Alibre (very similar to SW). I'm working on some front rims in Alibre. Good luck with your build; more important, have fun as I'm sure you are!

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:27 PM

Thanks Jeff, I am really happy that I decided to try it this way and it worked great. I will have some pics up shortly of the front end after getting those parts finished tonight. Thats awesome that you use SolidWorks as well. I have never heard of Alibre before. You hit the nail on the head about the most important thing of building models is having fun. I have to say I have been having a blast with my builds lately and look forward to getting more done and out there.

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

Hello... I made a little more progress this evening with the front end. I am happy with how things turned out. still have a little sanding to do it. Here are the pics, Thanks for looking.

Here is the axle bracket pieces after they had been sanded down, along with cutting the kit pieces off:

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After gluing the brackets into place with Weld-On #3:

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Another angle:

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Front View:

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:50 PM

Chris as all ways great work. Man the front end looks so good and the CAD works out great i need one. O may be this may help, when you cut out your patterns use washable glue stick to glue the patterns down. Have fun Brother. :)

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:27 PM

Derrick....Thanks Bud, appreciate the kind words. I didn't know about the washable glue sticks. I will have to try that next time. where did you get yours at?? I will have to post some images of the disk brake and hubs I am going to draw up and show the model images. this is going to be a good weekend for building here. gonna work mostly on this build but may try and get the decals done on the 1/16 FED :D

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:45 PM

Derrick....Thanks Bud, appreciate the kind words. I didn't know about the washable glue sticks. I will have to try that next time. where did you get yours at?? I will have to post some images of the disk brake and hubs I am going to draw up and show the model images. this is going to be a good weekend for building here. gonna work mostly on this build but may try and get the decals done on the 1/16 FED :D



OK Chris, so it's been maybe 10 to 15 min since your post above, where's those model images at?!?.....We're waiting, LOL.

Seriously, I'm digging this build. Can't wait to see those images and the items they will turn into. This is very cool stuff!!

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:19 PM

some outstanding work you got going on here Chris, keep it up man,I'm learning heaps here.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

OK Chris, so it's been maybe 10 to 15 min since your post above, where's those model images at?!?.....We're waiting, LOL.

Seriously, I'm digging this build. Can't wait to see those images and the items they will turn into. This is very cool stuff!!


LOL Jeff.... I will try and draw something up tomorrow so I can show you. Since I have those photo etch disks I need to make a center section to get the disk to be the correct scale width of the disk. Made it tonight but realized I made the OD of it a tad to short, so its back to the drawing board to start all over again.... B)


some outstanding work you got going on here Chris, keep it up man,I'm learning heaps here.


Brett Thanks bud, I am glad that you guys appreciate the pics and posts. I know I tend to learn alot here on the forum by seeing others posting pics of their builds. I will definitely continue to post pics as I make progress.