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#1 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

Cool new section! I'm getting in on the ground floor here.

This is a Yat Ming 1:18 Falcon. When this car came out, I did a series of them in different forms. I used a resin tear drop hood and 427 fender flags that I make, a resin 427 SOHC engine that is sold as a Christmas tree ornament, and the wheels and front and rear frame clips from a Hot Wheels Thunderbird.

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Donor:

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Finished:

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Roll cage is Plastruct rod, seats are from the T-bird, some aluminum tubing, sheet styrene, misc parts box items, headliner from thin card board, BMF around the windows. Paint was a hassle to strip, I don't know what they use, but it's THICK and took several applications of Jasco with coarse steel wool. New paint is Krylon orange from the can. I didn't go overboard with details, these are fun quick builds usually done standing at the (real) car shop work bench.

-MJS

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

Nice, Mike!


B)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

Very nice... cool Falcon! B)

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:17 PM

That is awesome!

I have a few of these stashed away for future mods.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:23 PM

That engine was meant to be a Christmas ornament? I'm shopping at the wrong stores....

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:06 PM

That's a really nice looking Falcon . I like the color and the hood !

This new section is going to be great ! Thanks Harry .

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

That engine was meant to be a Christmas ornament? I'm shopping at the wrong stores....


Chuck, There were a few different engines made like this. I made some resin transmissions to go on them so they could be used in cars.

http://www.aztomsdie...cks/1-18-parts/

Are those hoods for sale someplace?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

Very cool Falcon! It doesn't look like "Modified" Diecast. It's so clean that it looks like unmodified. Nice job all over it.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

Very Very Cool !

I love it ..........................

#10 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the compliments, everyone. Here is a couple more pics:

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Front plate made in the most old-school of ways: cut from a magazine.

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I'll post some more diecast rebuilds in the next few days.

-MJS

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

That puppy is hot ! Very nice work my friend, very nice.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

I love this Falcon!! Im working on 1 myself right now, doing a pro-touring look. I would love to get my hands on 1 of those hoods & some of those emblems. Do you offer the fender badges in SOHC or just a 427 version? Again, great falcon. B)

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

Sweet

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

I love this Falcon!! Im working on 1 myself right now, doing a pro-touring look. I would love to get my hands on 1 of those hoods & some of those emblems. Do you offer the fender badges in SOHC or just a 427 version? Again, great falcon. B)


Sounds great, keep us updated. The fender badges are the regular 427 style. The hood kit comes with the badges and a piece of photoetch mesh to make the air outlet screens.

-MJS