WIP: 1/16 '68 Mustang Pro Mod
Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:25 AM
Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:21 PM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:12 AM
I've spend the last week or so working on the wheel tubs and filler panel. I wanted to match the way R2B2 does theirs as much as possible. I tried using the Shapeways 3D printed tubs I had, but they weren't big enough, so I went the brass route.
I started bending up one and fitting it in place, then I made the filler panel pieces, then I added the second remaining tub. It all fits in there pretty well, and seals off the body pretty decent. I still need add some more plastic pieces to show the junctions of where the pieces connect, but I'll get there eventually.
Once I did the tubs, I found out my rear tree didn't fit anymore. So I made a new one from brass rod. It all works together now, even though it will barely be seen once all together.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:13 AM
As you can see, I also got all of the rear suspension installed for good. I still need to add the sway bar and links, and hook up the brake lines. The puke tank and hoses are installed, and I added the filler panels at the back of the cage too.
And a few with it all mocked up.
Now I can get the tubs painted black and start decaling them thanks to my man DaveT! I've also been working on the inner door skins.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 12:24 PM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:00 PM
That looks really good Clay I like to ask you how do you do the brake lines,what did you use for the lines and also what did you use to tie it to the chassic? Keep up the great work check out your photo site also realy neat stuff
Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:48 PM
That's beyond art, Clay. I'm still shaking my head at how stellar the entire assembly looks...
Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:56 PM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:16 PM
Hey Clay, you started building this one B4 I found out about this site, so nice to see your work!!!!!!!!! it truly is inspiring and makes me want to build better cleaner models , because you show that at even an very high level awesome modelbuilding is possible!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing your Brilliance!!!!!!! Shaun.S
Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:35 PM
I could look at the pictures for hours.... Clay you keep raising the bar.... crisp, clean, and precise detailing... round of applause..
Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:57 PM
The level of this build,is almost beyond what you can imagine and think of as a modelbuilder.
The precision in every detail and also the knowledge of reference to assembly the chassie.
To what it is. In my eyes: this is art.
Thank you so much for the inspiration this is for me.
Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:50 AM
Ditto what Tyrone said, I was thinking the same thing, wow
Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:05 PM
Just when you thought you've seen it all , absolutely gorgeous !
Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:33 AM
Thank you very much guys!
John, the brake lines are from Detail Master fitting line. And I usually use black thread to tie off the lines and hold them to the chassis. Pull it tight, a small dot of super glue, and trim the excess thread. Works great.
Got some work done over the weekend. I need to make more progress on the engine, so I went out and machined a new oil pan. I made it a bit too deep, but it should work. Once it was glued on I added some .040 Pro Tech nuts to hold it down.
I also machined a smaller piece to simulate the "boss" where the oil line will go.
The distributor is from Micro Nitro and is installed and ready for plug wires. I used Slixx 1/16 MSD decals on it. I also started figuring out the idler pulley bracket.
Front brakes are finally installed and ready for brake lines.
Thanks for lookin!
Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:59 AM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:09 AM
See everybody? This is what we all strive to achieve. What a joy to watch something like this take life.
Sigh I hope this is the emoticon for jealous, cuz, well, you know.......