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#61 Mr.1/16th

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:06 PM

A M A Z I N G B U I L D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT SCALE IS THIS BEAUTY?

#62 mad mike

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:33 AM

A M A Z I N G B U I L D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT SCALE IS THIS BEAUTY?


Oops, I really should've mentioned it in the title. It's 1/8.

Thanks to all you guys looking, and thanks for all the praise :D

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:44 AM

Looks like I was AWOL when you updated this thread. :wacko:

Mike, it's looking fantastic! B)

Did you 3D-print the Stingray emblems as well? Even in 1/8 scale, that's some intricate stuff.

And I especially love those bumpers and grilles, they look perfect!

But I have to ask . . . did you intentionally use the late C3 crossflag nose emblem instead of the early one?
It looks great regardless. :)

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:41 AM

Sweeeeeet vette.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Looks like I was AWOL when you updated this thread. :wacko: Mike, it's looking fantastic! B) Did you 3D-print the Stingray emblems as well? Even in 1/8 scale, that's some intricate stuff. And I especially love those bumpers and grilles, they look perfect! But I have to ask . . . did you intentionally use the late C3 crossflag nose emblem instead of the early one? It looks great regardless. :)


Hello Trae,

always nice to hear from you!
Yep, the Stingray emblem is 3D print, shows what can be done if you know some tricks...
The bumpers are actually handmade from acrylic glass, no RP at all.
The nose emblem was a makeshift solution, having to finish the car at three o'clock in the morning in time for an exhibition :blink:
Actually, I don't know what the correct emblem would have been... can you tell me? (Surely ;)

And to all you guys looking at the car and telling me those nice things: Thank you!!! :D

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

Wow. This may be the best model I've ever seen built. Simply stunning in all areas. The headlights alone are filled with more detail than your average scale model.

Care to share any details about the wheels?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

WOW!!!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:05 PM

Wow. This may be the best model I've ever seen built. Simply stunning in all areas. The headlights alone are filled with more detail than your average scale model.

Care to share any details about the wheels?


Hello Casey,
those wheels are actually only temporarily installed. I don't have the hubcaps or bolts ready yet, and the chassis needs some work too.
Basically, I use a modular method of combining one-piece tire and wheel rim parts with interchangeable center spokes. On my Cobra
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=45461
there are the same tire/rim parts, with different centers. And I changed the rear tire writing from "Eagle" to "Blue Streak Speedway Special" by hand.
The master pattern of the parts was made via Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing), and I made silicon moulds of all the parts afterwards.
Right now, I'm making some BF Goodrich Radial TAs for my next car, don't want to use Goodyears all the time.
And the painting was done after assembling the wheels, with gloss black primer and Alclad II.

And about those headlights - I have prepared them to have LEDs installed, let's see when I get to that B)
If you want some too, they should fit on any Monogram C3 Vette in 1/8 with a little work, and I've got moulds of all the parts.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:20 AM

The nose emblem was a makeshift solution, having to finish the car at three o'clock in the morning in time for an exhibition :blink:
Actually, I don't know what the correct emblem would have been... can you tell me? (Surely ;)

Sure, the "early" C3 (1968-'72) emblem looks like this:
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It appears the one you've modeled is the 1977-'79 version:
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

that is beautiful and i dont even like those "disco" vettes too much!

you have great taste in avatar too by the way! ;)

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:32 PM

that is beautiful and i dont even like those "disco" vettes too much!

you have great taste in avatar too by the way! ;)


Hello jbwelda,

Colin Chapman is the man, and I can only quote a German motor journalist when it comes to the Elise: "Sexy, just like a miniskirt." The one on the avatar was just a test drive, sadly. One day I'll own one for real. For now I have to do with the 1/8 model of a 111R I've got lying around here somewhere... You'll see her on this forum one fine day :D

Edited by mad mike, 24 November 2011 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:39 PM

@ Trae:

You're the man to ask. I'll rely on you when I start that '65 C2, ok? She'll be red, I promise :lol: maybe with a little black, though!
I'll check if I can change the emblem on my C3 to the correct one, I think it would look better on her.
But first I've got to get her some kind of chassis finally :blink:
Soon, there will be some new pictures with the final changes I hope...

By the way, don't tell me you actually didn't notice the missing chrome strips on the side window frames?!!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

That is just amazingly, stunningly beautiful!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:30 AM

You're the man to ask. I'll rely on you when I start that '65 C2, ok? She'll be red, I promise :lol: maybe with a little black, though!

Naturally, I'm not quite as knowledgeable on the C2's, but I'll help as much as I can. :)

By the way, don't tell me you actually didn't notice the missing chrome strips on the side window frames?!!

Nope, I really didn't notice. I'll pay more attention next time. :lol:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:56 PM

HI MIKE, BEEN A WHILE, ANY UPDATES ON THIS?



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

ANY UPDATES ON THIS MIKE?



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

This build is awesome the black paint is a work of art



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:51 PM

What a model, what a paint job !!!  I love it.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

Absolutely beautiful