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#21 CorvairJim

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I "sort of" built one of these when I was a teenager. I had no idea that it could turn out this incredibly well! I am absolutely in awe.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

I would not have believed you this was a model if I didn't follow the build. Amazing work!!! :D

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

Beautiful build John, also fantastic close up photography, tks for sharing

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:53 AM

Ditto everything above.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:52 AM

John, the build came out beautiful, very nice my friend.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:19 AM

What is left for me to say about this Museum Piece ? Pretty awsome and just right . Thanx ..

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:50 AM

What more can be said? You'll have a tough time topping this one John.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:56 AM

John - that's an awesome looking build. Love all the detail you did to it. Great Job!!

#29 John Teresi

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:15 AM

Wow!!!!........you guy`s totally are the best group of friends and modelers.......I thank you from the bottom of my heart.......thank you ,thank you so much!!!!!!!

#30 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:17 AM

That's all fine and dandy, John, but you know what I am going to ask, right?

What's next on the bench? LOL! ;)

#31 John Teresi

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:51 AM

That's all fine and dandy, John, but you know what I am going to ask, right?

What's next on the bench? LOL! ;)


Hi Dr. ..........this will be my next project........the "Cyclops" from the movie Madd Max......thanks.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:14 AM

Truly outstanding work on this build. That engine is a real thing of beauty!

It's really crying out for a set of hand-laced wire wheels to complete the illusion of realism!

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

A true Museum Piece John....


Indeed! ... In the case of your kit-based projects, what impresses me is how you always find a way to fully exploit the raw material you are given. The scale and textures of the details appear virtually flawless and are perfectly integrated into the spirit of the subject. This is the essence of modeling done at this level. As always, thank you for sharing this with us.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:46 AM

Nice work, but don't you think that muffler is way too low? It really detracts from the overall look.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:10 AM

Here's one of the references I have:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:20 AM

Is the problem simply that the muffler is installed incorrectly on the model by say 90 degrees? Maybe not too tough of a fix?
Not sure, but it clearly doesn't match the reference or photos of the real car...

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

Is the problem simply that the muffler is installed incorrectly on the model by say 90 degrees? Maybe not too tough of a fix?
Not sure, but it clearly doesn't match the reference or photos of the real car...


In all the photos I have where you can clearly see the muffler, it's attached like John has it (oriented vertically instead of the usual horizontal)... but it's much higher up.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

there is some technical term that defines that no part of a car or trucks undercarriage should be able to contact the ground in the case that the tires were to go flat. Harry's reference pic shows this actually pretty clearly if you look at it, nothing is below a certain "line" that seems to be even with the bottom of the wheel "rims"


I think the term you're looking for is "scrub line." In addition to being a practical consideration it's also an aesthetic one.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

Here's a shot of a real car. I think we see the muffler there.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

That did happen. Same deal on early IFS cars when the owner got a bit overzealous and lowered the front too much- a tire would fail and the lower crossmember would catch the ground. I think we can all picture what would happen next. :blink: I wasn't around back then myself, but my grandfather and great uncle have a few stories about stuff like that happening.