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#1 Dyno Davo

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:57 AM

Hi everyone, for the benefit of those who missed the progress build thread in the Drag section this is my just completed early 1960's Gas Dragster, she has a small block Chev with early Hilborn injection running through a quick change rear end. Other than a handful of parts this model is scratch built with using hand made parts, my own resin casting parts and some aftermarket detail items. The engine block, supercharger housing, steering wheel, front tires and quick change were the kit items used. I up scaled the measurements from a 1/25 Mooneyes frame and other reference material to scratch build the 1/16 DragMaster IV chassis. All the chrome is Alclad. The weedburners were made from copper tube. A full set of build pics can be viewed at;

http://s675.photobuc...-16 Dragmaster/

Thanks for taking a look and happy to answer any questions on the build.

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#2 gasser59

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:16 AM

After closely following your progress build in the other section, I'm happy to see this finished and it came out fantastic. Every bit of this build is spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us Dyno. It was a pleasure to look over your shoulder and very educational as well.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:32 AM

Your best work to date, Dave! The detail, the color choices...everything just clicks and looks fantastic. Beautiful model, Sir!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:49 AM

I had to look at this more than once,I would swear that was real!!!,what an outstanding job!!!!!!!!

#5 John Teresi

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:54 AM

David.......Beautiful build.......this build is "TOP SHELF" :D

#6 cobraman

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

That sir is a work of art. She is beautiful. I like it a lot.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:17 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Awesome work. I agree with Ray as well, a work of art.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:54 AM

Very Nice Dragster! I like the detail on it, incredible. Paint is great too, and those front wheels look awesome. Really great job all over, makes me wanting to build one.

#9 Art Laski

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:08 AM

Dave,

I'm sorry to say I missed the WIP on this, because this one is beautiful! Very nicely done.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:59 AM

This build turned out Beautiful. What a killer job. the whole thing is just clean. it was a pleasure watching this one come together. Very nice job. can't wait to see what you have instore for your next build.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

Very nice work, Dave. Just enough detail to please the eyes, but not too much that it's cluttered. I love that you didn't use AN-type fittings for the lines/hoses, too.

Now, how do we get ourselves a set of those pie-crust slicks?? :)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:57 AM

That is absolutely beautiful! Everything about it - detail, paint, engine, and my favorite subject matter too! I'm going to have to check out your WIP posts.
Thanks for sharing. KB

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

Thats is sooo nice!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

simply beautiful work Dave! no way it could have turned out any better man, way to go !!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

Absolutely stunning in every respect. I also enjoyed the build thread very much.



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#16 Dyno Davo

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

Heart felt thanks to all for your compliments and watching the build. Any one interested in the pie crust slicks (there M&H type) the master was done by me and can be purchased from

www.thepartsbox.com

Cheers again guys, thanks.

#17 Terry Sumner

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Absolutely LOVE this model!!!

#18 Dyno Davo

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:14 AM

Absolutely LOVE this model!!!


Thanks Terry, appreciate you taking a look

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:51 AM

A really great build.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:53 AM

Dave...I don't know if you know it but there is a Facebook group called "Dedicated to saving the hobby of building drag racing models in 1/16 scale". You should post a few pics of this wonderful model in that group. Those guys there would love to see it!