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1/12 hot rod 240Z convertible. Flares, Sept. 30


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#1 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:04 PM

Tamiya 1/12 scale z-car kit, convertible-ized and fender-flared. Custom nose and hood treatment.

I built the first 1:1 Z-car convertible on the planet back in 1974-76. This will be what I'd build if I did it today.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

Nice custom body building in the contemporary idiom. I really like the rear deck and tailpiece development. :) B)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

Do you have any flare development photos?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:13 PM

very cool project!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

Looks like it will be a winner !

#6 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

Thanks to everyone for the interest and kind comments.

Do you have any flare development photos?


I haven't done the passenger side flares yet...wanted to work out the process on the one side first. I'll post WIP shots as they get done. The plan is to take molds off of the completed flares and make them in scale-thickness (or close, anyway) fiberglass.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:52 AM

I'm going to like this build.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

Great work Bill!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

gonna be saweet!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:19 AM

cool subject Bill, nice start, stick with it man!!

#11 Mr.1/16th

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

NOW WERE TALKING'N!!!!!!! GREAT WORK AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS BAD BOY FINISHED!!!!

#12 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Again, thanks for the interest. Anybody have a 1/12 289-302 Ford or a 1/12 modular 4.6-5.3 lying around needing a home? I've got a 1/12 Chevy smallblock but it's just too predictable.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

Again, thanks for the interest. Anybody have a 1/12 289-302 Ford or a 1/12 modular 4.6-5.3 lying around needing a home? I've got a 1/12 Chevy smallblock but it's just too predictable.

Very kool project Bill. B) :)
Loving the body work so far, very well executed. And the idea of a small block Ford sure rings my bells. :) Just wish I could help with locating one for you. :(
You need to find someone parting out a new Mustang.... ;) that would be the gun.
Me, I'm going the easy way and slipping in the "predictable" Chev. I have one sitting here ready for when I get another 240... :D


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:15 AM

Here's the trick to making flares. .010 styrene lips added to the original fender openings. Character lines in the fenders extended outwards and tapered into the body with .030 styrene. Fill resulting areas woth bondo. Sculpt to shape.

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Similar technique used to do nose cheeks. Bulge has been removed from hood, filled with sheet styrene, 'glass reinforced.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

Really liking the flared fenders.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

thats good stuff Bill !!! nice work!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Bill, that makes making those flares look a whole lot easier....GREAT work! B) Sure beats the balsa one's I tried making as a teen.... :lol: Before I knew of putty. :(