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#1 Old Sprinter

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

With the help of Red Bull and my Ipod playing AC/DC, Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Stones I started the frame today for this newest adventure in modeling, an AJ Watson Indy Roadster. I love these cars and can't believe I'm finally building one in 1/8 scale. This thing will be Offy powered and as close to the picture as I can can get.Posted Image

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

another sweet piece, ken. you should start a sprint car museum soon!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:56 AM

Thanks, Dave, I guess I could have a Sprint Car Museum. Here's what I have got done so far. The body buck is made out of 1/8" foam and is being covered with poster board, then fiberglass. When it's complete, all this will be removed and thrown away. Posted Image
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:11 AM

Beautiful work sir. I love the Indy roadsters, and this should be spectacular.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

Amazing work Ken, gets better everytime.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Darn Ken, is there anything you cant model? Really looking forward to this!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:55 PM

Great start on it! !!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

Man, that is quite an undertaking. Looking good so far.

#9 Old Sprinter

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thanks to all of you for your interest and encouragement. I have finally got the Offy almost complete and still working on the body buck.Posted Image
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

Very impressive.

Looks like magazine feature material to me (hint, hint)...

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Thanks Harry; what magizine would you suggest? LOL.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:35 PM

wow Ken that Offy looks great man, fabulous work, looking forward to more of this build

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:43 AM

Great stuff Ken. I will look forward to more progress pics.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Amazing work Ken. It would be awesome in 1/25, but in 1/8 theres no room for errors, and you nailed it. You keep surprising me with your scratchbuilding skills

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:50 AM

Thanks to all of you. I'm closing in on finishing the body. Got the glass laid up and now I'm going to cut out the body panels and hinge the hood with a small piano hinge. I still have some filling and sanding to do. I also made one wheel and tire with styrene. The wheel is a 1 1/4' conduit coupler with a styrene center. center. Posted Image
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Pretty impressive stuff here.....

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

hey Ken , thats beautitul work there my man!

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Harry; what magizine would you suggest? LOL.


I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

Sweet...love the subject and the execution so far looks great.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

That's cool, Harry, thanks. I'll try to take good pictures and I hope it turns out to be worthy of being in your magazine.