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#141 Mooneyzs

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

Wayne this build is killer and is coming along great! i really like the chassis work you have done. Looking nice!! keep up the awesome work.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:24 AM

rear end and those wheelie bars are looking sweet Wayne...

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:23 PM

Looks good Wayne, those are Chris's wheelie-bars right?


Yeah, one off creations that were going to be cast but determined to be too fragile. Just getting to where I'm at I had numerous areas come apart that had to be repaired.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

Impressive Wayne...Are you going to have this one finished by the Orlando IPMS show? BTW...Looking forward to seeing it in person.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:00 AM

Impressive Wayne...Are you going to have this one finished by the Orlando IPMS show? BTW...Looking forward to seeing it in person.


Yeah, I hope to have it done in time but I'm not going to rush any part of it to make it happen.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

Very nice work Wayne. Can you tell me what size nuts and bolts that you are using and where to find some.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

Yeah, I was hoping that they could have been made,Chris had alot of great stuff, just wish I could have found TEM sooner & bought bunches of the stuff, right now I have a couple of the Kelbelco Blowers, Nitrous Fuel Cells, some 3&4 Speed Trannies, Clutch Cans & a couple of Nitous Bottles, had ordered the Firebird body & 1 of the Hood Scoops, but it was to late, never got them. Anyway, the wheelie bars look great!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

Nice work Wayne, That rear end and wheelie bar setup looks great.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

I just bought a body similar to this one, cast by a guy up north in Sweden, Rickard Hedlund. He makes some nice resin parts under RickArt.... I had thought I could use the Revell Pro Sportsman chassis with his new body, but seeing your project, I guess I have to try or look elsewhere....

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:58 PM

I just bought a body similar to this one, cast by a guy up north in Sweden, Rickard Hedlund. He makes some nice resin parts under RickArt.... I had thought I could use the Revell Pro Sportsman chassis with his new body, but seeing your project, I guess I have to try or look elsewhere....


You should be able to use the Revell chassis setup with Rickard's body design. You just may have to make some small adjustments to get everything to fit properly. You don't always have to go the scratchbuilt chassis route if you don't want to.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Very nice work Wayne. Can you tell me what size nuts and bolts that you are using and where to find some.
Thanks


I am using Scale Hardware nuts and bolts. So far everything I've done is with 1.0mm nuts and bolts but I have many other sizes for different parts of the build.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

Great work as always Wayne.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

O.K., so the basic engine is assembled and installed. After multiple test fittings it became apparent that the engine would have to be mounted between the framerails before all of the added detail can be completed as some of the braided lines and fittings and belts would be wrapping in and around the existing frame. So, I was able to get the engine to that point and then installed it. From here I can continue to add extra detail like all of the fuel lines, nitrous fittings and lines and oil lines and dry sump hardware.
I was also able to get the passenger side graphics and decals added so that the body can be prepared for clearcoating and final polishing. Don't mind all of those little pinholes on the rear of the body as they will covered up with a small strip of styrene that will help mount the rear spoiler.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

I was gonna say the rear end housing, wheelie bars, trans, and other things look amazing...

But, I've come to the realization that EVERYTHING looks amazing! :)

I love the nitrous motor too! Something about those split-dominators on top really tickles my fancy. B)

I'm really enjoying watching this car come together! It's looking AWESOME!!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

Always an inspriation Wayne. Everything I've seen of your's has just been awesome. Keep em' coming. Your builds are killer!
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

That looks so so so good. I only wish I could get on that level. My one question is this: what kind of program or whatever do you use to make those homemade decals? I've been wanting to do that for ages just haven't got the courage to f*** up a really good build with some decals that might stick on the finish and then just break while applying. Any help? Thank you.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

That looks so so so good. I only wish I could get on that level. My one question is this: what kind of program or whatever do you use to make those homemade decals? I've been wanting to do that for ages just haven't got the courage to f*** up a really good build with some decals that might stick on the finish and then just break while applying. Any help? Thank you.


Thanks guys.

Ozzy, it's been about two years worth of trial and error with nothing more than the Word program on my computer and a simpe inkjet printer. It's relatively easy to do and as long as you use clear images that you are inserting into your word document and seal the printed decal with a suitable clear coat after the decal dries from the printer and before you start to use them you shouldn't have many, if any issues. Although, the larger the image the better your chances of having the decal separate while it's in the water as you are attempting to apply it. I have had minimal issues with what I have attempted. Every decal on this build, aside from the contingencies along the rocker panels, are homemade. The others are from a Slixx sheet. That should give you a decent comparison. What I am creating will never be the same quality (image clarity) as professional decals but is a suitable replacement for stuff that doesn't exist.

One added note, I have experienced that clear decal film reproduces better and applies better than white decal film. That being said, printing onto clear film without the benefit of printing white, or a white underlayment, limits you as to what color base coat you can apply clear decals over and still see the image.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

Here are a few more shots. The 3 speed Lenco is detailed and installed.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Wayne, Wayne, Wayne. You're level of detail is amazing. I can' wait to see this build at either a FAST meeting or IPMS in Orlando. Unreal details.

I need to ask though, what kind of engine is that with the distributor facing forward? I don't think I've ever seen that configuration. Of course, I'm not into the drag racing scene like you are.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

Wayne, Wayne, Wayne. You're level of detail is amazing. I can' wait to see this build at either a FAST meeting or IPMS in Orlando. Unreal details.

I need to ask though, what kind of engine is that with the distributor facing forward? I don't think I've ever seen that configuration. Of course, I'm not into the drag racing scene like you are.


Thanks Jim. I will probably have it with me at Orlando but it most likely won't be done by that show.

The front mounted distributer is a common modern setup for pro stock and nitrous powered pro mod engines like the one shown here.

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