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The Rat Rig FINAL UPDATE 02/19/12 **DONE**


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#41 LAone

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:07 PM

awe man that is sweet. very nice detailing. B)

#42 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:01 AM

Ken, this one has turned out beautiful. You know what I'm going to say (Jim, cover your hears! :lol: )

LONG LIVE RUST!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

Been working on the radiator this morning. Good time to do it 21 degrees outside. I'm a firm believer in ading nut and bolt detail to make things more realistic. I think this comes from my many years as a model railroader. All you need is a piece of styrene rod. Just cut tiny pieces and glue in place to replicate fasteners. Makes for a much more detailed part. Here are a few pictures. Ken

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

Super realistic results . . . the fan is an aftermarket fan, right?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:46 AM

That fan came out of my spares box. When I go to model shows I'll sometimes I see these fellows with a box of odd part that some look at as junk. I can usually buy the whole lot for peanuts. Take it home and sort it out. I have storage containers with seperate compartments that I itemize everything in. Had about 15-20 fans to choose from. I have no idea of it's origin. I actually made the brackets from plastruct and the fan clutch is serving as the drive motor. Ken

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

very nice build! detail in all the right places

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Ken, this is an awesome build. I love your use of the straws for exhaust!

The seats are amazing as well.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

Andy, love that Caddy. Is that the Monogram kit? I've got a few of those in my stash waiting to be built. If they come out half as good as yours I'll be happy. Ken

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

Recuperating from double hernia surgery on valentines day. I can get around and feel my best when seated, which is what I do at the workbench. Here are some new pictures of the Rat Rig. They might seem repititious, but if you look at them there are changes. I mounted the grill and weathered it. Added a bunch of details. There isn't too much more to go and then I will call it done. I have another crazy project that I started a while back that I have dug out. It's in line for assembly when this is done. Thanks for looking. Ken

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

Man, that looks beautiful. Great job. Hey, hope you are feeling better after the surgery.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

Wow that is just to cool amazing details and weathering i just love this build.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

I am totally blown away ! I think there's at least 10 ideas I've stolen. Thanks. LOL

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

Love it! And wishing you a speedy recovery!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

Some great touches on that :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Now that... is just wild!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:46 AM

what a treasure this is .great work man!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

I'm calling this one "DONE" I stayed up last night and put what I think were the finishing touches on it. There are a few more details that I would liked to have done, but I think this far into the build they would be very difficult to add and didn't want to chance ruining what I have (lesson learned). I want to thank everyone for their pleasant comments. I will be posting this build in the "Under Glass" forum when I am finished here, with all new pictures. I'll put one parting shot here. Now, on to the next creation :D !!
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:58 AM

You built a distinct model that is always going to get attention. Congratulations, and again thank you for feeding us so much eye candy. Cheers, DC

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

Thanks, Doc. I'm probably going to finish a project I started last year. It's not as crazy as this, but a wild one. Will probably start posting early this week. Ken

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

That's so awesome... I love it... Great Job man!