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#121 doomcrew

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Well the wheels have arrived, and they are superb, great job JIm.

 

I did modify the them a little to fit. I drilled a slightly bigger hole in the center caps in the front wheels, so that they could fit on the spindles.

 

I had to machine the back of the rears, so that they could clear the calipers.

 

While waiting for the wheels, I continued working on the body. I played with the idea of using a deck style spoiler, but I chose the spoiler that came with the body.

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

Steve... those wheels look awesome. Jim always does killer work and puts out a great product!! you are sure on the home stretch on this one. keep up the great work.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

you can't go wrong with Jim's wheel's, they are top notch!  as well as the rest of your build Steve!



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

This is where I am at now. 

 

Just waiting for some 1mm threaded rod and nuts so I can bolt on the rear wheels and 4mm magnets to keep the doors closed.

 

There is a little more body work to do, ie improving the gaps between panels, building up and shaping around the exhausts, interior door panels.

 

I am undecided on putting a bulge in front of and around the engine opening, that follows the lines of the front end.

 

 

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Still trying to work out a colour scheme for this.
 
Still, nearly there.
 
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Hey! i need help! What tube use for the chassis..? thanks!



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Looking real good Steve.



Hey! i need help! What tube use for the chassis..? thanks!

 

 

Check out this thread, lots of good info.

 

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=41483



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

You do fantastic work with this one. I like that detailing very much, it looks just like 1:1 car. Over all it looks excellent to me, oh and those wheels are super cool!

 

For inspiration, Robert Joosten's Camaro ProMod at Alastaro, 2011.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Saw that camaro in the latest edition of Custom Car, when it features a report on the NitrOlympicX event in Germany.

 

Unfortunately due to grip issues of the track, it went nose first in to the barrier, but not serious thankfully.

 

Well I have chosen a colour scheme, and................... you will see it when the main colour goes on.

 

Got the wheel tubs done, and I was going to put carbon transfers on them, but chose the flat black instead.

 

Also started to prep the body and inserted 4mm magnets to make sure the doors stay closed.

 

Had to fix a problem with the right hand side headers. All the constant handling, loosened the exhaust.

 

 

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stay tuned
 
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

That is looking really good.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Your chassis is out-of-this-world, Steve - and I love your wheels...  Super job, bud!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Paint is finally being laid on. I have started with a black base, with a pearl red colour coat.

 

This will be followed by a crystal red, which is a colour changing pearl metalflake.

 

Just waiting for a suitable size case to this in.

 

 

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Thanks for looking.
 
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Steve.... Nice looking color man. It looks sharp!!!  What brand of paints did you use for the body?? You are sure on the home stretch.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

looks fantastic Steve!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:58 AM

Beautiful color, Steve, AND beautiful job.  Can't wait to see more!!!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:19 AM

Looking good Steve....

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:42 AM

Wow, what a beautiful build, Steve.  One of the best detailed, cleanest engines I've seen. I can't find a flaw, ragged edge or mis-paint in any of the closeups.

 

I can't see how the seat turned out. Your last shots showed blue 'pads'.  Did you cover these or paint them?

 

I forgot the name of the material you make your parts out of, but you absolutely need to make a tutorial of your process.  Many of us would benefit from it.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Outstanding work all around.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Thanks guys.
 
The pads on the seat were cut and shaped from the foam found inside of one of my airbrush boxes.
 
Here is the next stage of the paint. Crystal red from Specialist Paints was applied and two coats of clear to seal it, ready for the airbrushing.
 
Also got the case delivered, and let me tell you, it was a close thing, with 2mm clearance at each end.
 
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:15 AM

Amazing work Steve.....thats one great build!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

Cheers.

 

Got the airbrushing done along with the sponsorship decals, grill and headlights. Just waiting some clear to arrive. 

 

Quite happy on how the airbrush work has turned out, and it was how I wanted it. Thought about adding lettering, but I will make a plaque for that.

 

The official name for this is "Soul Reaper"

 

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