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#21 Tony T

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:45 AM

That 1:1 picture is cool! Nice progress so far...looks great!

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

Hi all, thanks for the positive comments, maybe I am heading in the right direction after all!!
Some more progress pics..
Ive smoothed the firewall to allow better detailing later,
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Ive added a filler panel between the firewall and body to reduce an obvious gap
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then I've built inner door panels as race cars don't have interiors..
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Since I don't have any other pics to work from, Im taking a bit of artistic licence with the interior. :-)

thanks for looking.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

looking good man, i just put the 1st of the body filler on my chopped top 61, have it drying in my little hot box( cardboard box with a heater blowing in), hopefully will start sanding tonight. cant wait to see how yours turns out.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

Bit more progress
Gave the door panels a bit of depth by adding some styrene to replica the real ones.
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I had to trim the screen down quite a bit to allow the dash to fit up snugly. I then added some small strips to hold the windscreen in place whilst i test fitted the dash and interior.
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I then wanted to replicate the hanging front bumpaer as per my reference pic, but the grill and bumper were moulded as one piece. Nothing to do but split them

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Ive smoothed the quages and opened up where a radio would have been, then fabricated a cover panel that will get painted Aluminium later.
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cheers
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:21 AM

Im lovin the inner door panels.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:39 AM

I really like what you are doing with this build.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:21 AM

X2!!!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

Those inner door panels are cool! Looking forward to more.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

nice man. how difficult was it to split the grill piece, ill be doing the same but not sure how its gunna affect the chrome, ill be cutting off the headlights too

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

Blueoval92..splitting the grille wasn't hard at all. I made a few soft passes with the back of my blade until a nice straight groove appeared, then gently added pressure and made lots of passes til it split.

I made some more progress today.
Added edges to the engine bay as per a 1:1 car.
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Then added some detail to the firewall..
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Not sure about the brake cylinder yet. The wire looks a little outa scale. Probably redo it.

Thanks for all the positive comments so far

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:09 PM

really wasnt happy with the brake cylinder..so did another one.
I think its much better.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:19 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

Weather here has been rubbish so got a few hours in the 'Man cave' today..
Replaced the brake cyclinder..Much happier with this one.
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Since my reference pic looks like and abandoned car I wanted it to look like the headlights were missings so..
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I went to the parts box for a radiator and shroud. I didnt like what I found
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so made my own,
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thanks for looking..
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

looking good. did u hand make the brake cylinder or is that a part from something else?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

Hey Blueoval92..Brake cylinder is out of my parts box, I have no idea what kit its from

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:17 AM

Super work going on, Ian.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

That is coming along very nicely.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

im gonna have to look in the kits im working out of to see if there is one, trying to get mine as detailed as i can.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:00 PM

Very nice work!

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

woohoo.. This interweb thingy is amazing!
I couldn't make out the sign-writing on the side of my reference pic, so went searching for whatever I could find on 61 Starliners to hopefully stumble across something..... well..after about 4 hours I lucked out..!! :-)
I found the car and the Facebook restoration page for it. !!
https://www.facebook...21449634&type=3
Hopefully I hear back and can get some more pics.. It'll make my model so much more accurate.

Ian