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#1 Old Sprinter

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:30 AM

My newest project is a USAC sprinter. I drew the plans and started on it but now have to wait for more material that I ordered. I'm doing the tires a little different using styrene sheet, no water pipe anymore. With these cars, you have to get the right rear correct or it will never look right..Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

Chassis looks great so far.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

looks like you are off to another killer build, ken!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

i just joined here today and saw your sprintcar it looks awesome.i saw that you posted it at scale sprints. ive been a member overthere for years and i know they will love it.there is a great bunch guys at scale sprints you will enjoy them.its a bunch of guys who not only love to build sprints but it is are favorite form of racing.i have a section on my fotki that is full of reference pics if you want to take a look.i also have some build but they are 1/24 scale.looking forward to whatching this build. http://public.fotki.com/shang31/

#5 Old Sprinter

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

Welcome Lou and I'm a huge sprint car fan also. Your cars are down right amazing. I don't know how you can get such detail in a car that small, but you do a masterful job of it. I have to build two more sprinters after this and one of those is a Beast chassis that Tracy Hines drives ( pavement car). I was finding it difficult to get info on those frames, but now with your build and reference photos I can build that Beast next. Thanks. Ken

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

WOW!!!!!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

Wow is good, thanks. More progress in the last few days.Posted Image
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

More fantastic work Ken. Did you ever get all of the decals to finish your late model?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

More fantastic work Ken. Did you ever get all of the decals to finish your late model?

Yea, I did but I haven't put them on yet. Maybe in the next few days I'll finish the stock car off but I got into this sprinter and put everything else on hold for a week or so. Ken

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

Ken, I see another amazing build unfolding for us to ogle...... :blink:
The way you make these monsters (1/8) come together with such finesse is a pure joy to witness. B) Subscribed. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Ken, you do a fantastic job on the tires. I still can't believe that they are scratch built!

Can I get a closer picture of what that part is that is formed with all the braces in it? It looks like a curved body piece, but not sure.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

I'm not sure what you mean but does this help?Posted Image
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for the close up pics, beautiful piece of art!

Actually in the first picture on the right side it looks like you are building something with a curved body panel.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:33 AM

A little more progress as of yesterday.Posted Image

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:36 AM

Looking sweet, you sure do work fast.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

It seems fast but really it's just a ton of hours, I get obsessed. Here's some more.Posted Image
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

Ken this is SAWEET!!! I cant wait to see more!!! B)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

Cool build, awesome work. So the rear tyres are styrene and painted or did you make a mold of them and cast? Either way, they are very well done.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thank you guys. Kane, the tires are made with styrene sheet and painted. I wish I could cast them. TDR sells dirt car tires and rims with a beadlock but they're the same size and with a sprinter you need a ton of stagger so the tires are different sizes. Hey Bart I finally figured out which picture and what the thing was you were talking about.To the right of the frame, in the first picture, is the beginning of the tail tank. I made that out of poster board and covered it with fiberglass and it's the tank you see in the other pictures. Those things have a lot of compound curves going on so I find it easier to form it like you do an airplane model so both sides are the same. Ken

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

This is Awesome.... top notch work....