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#1 SpikeSchumacher

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:25 PM

Revell 1969 Chevy Nova 1/25 scale. Added Pegasus wheels, discs, & tires. Scratch built four-link rear end & modified the suspension so the wheels tuck in. Added plug wires & machined aluminum coil.

Inspired by Chip Foose & our very own JDM Builder (Fan?) on these very forums.

Need to add a few final things & then I will add completed pics...

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Let me know what you think...

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

I love it thats what I think.LOL

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

i agree, what colour is that on the bottom of the body there? its nice.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

I am definately not a fan of the Pro-Touring scene, but that is really pretty!

#5 SpikeSchumacher

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

i agree, what colour is that on the bottom of the body there? its nice.


It's Tamiya Champagne Gold (TS-75) out of the can, accent stripe is Testors Boyd's Orange Pearl....

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

Very sharp !

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

very nice!! i really like this.

i have a nova soakin in the purple pond now.......i might go two tone after seein this one!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

I like it!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

Silly question but as never used Pegasus wheels, what is the best method for adapting them to the specific kit your working on, ex. AMT 62 Bel Air?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

I like it, I dont like nova's period, but yours look cool, I like the color combo

Edited by martinfan5, 08 July 2012 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

Silly question but as never used Pegasus wheels, what is the best method for adapting them to the specific kit your working on, ex. AMT 62 Bel Air?


Hi Ben,

It varies from car to car, sometimes you need to grind down the mounting stub on the back of the Pegasus wheel (depends on the amount of room you have in the wheel-well & the size of the wheel/tire combo you are using), other times I'll grind off the wheel mounting point on the kit spindles (for the front, the rear is usually easier) & I'll drill it out & epoxy an appropriately sized piece of aluminum tubing a little bit higher on the spindle, thereby lowering the front end...

Hope this helps, sorry I don't have any pics of these methods.

Mathias

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

I love it thats what I think.LOL


I think exactly the same thing! :D

REALLY COOL looking! I really like how you painted the wheel centers.

edit: any chance we can see the underside? I'm dying to see what you did with that!

I'm working on 2 of these kits right now - One as a kind of lower budget street/strip and the other will be something like a 10.5" tire 25.5 spec car that "shouldn't" be on the street, but will have lights, wipers and license plates... hehe

Edited by Wayne Buck, 08 July 2012 - 04:00 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

I think exactly the same thing! :D

REALLY COOL looking! I really like how you painted the wheel centers.

edit: any chance we can see the underside? I'm dying to see what you did with that!

I'm working on 2 of these kits right now - One as a kind of lower budget street/strip and the other will be something like a 10.5" tire 25.5 spec car that "shouldn't" be on the street, but will have lights, wipers and license plates... hehe



Hi Wayne,

Will have completed (& underside pics) posted in the next couple of days. Just put the finishing touches on it tonight. Have to let a few things dry.

Thanks for the interest.

Mathias

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

Nice build!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

I'd love to see a few more pictures.