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#41 Dyno Davo

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Will posting some more progress shots after the weekend build session. Locking myself in the man-cave as the wife is having a tupperware party UGHHH :wacko: Probably only come out to raid the snacks.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Dave... this is an absolute beauty my friend. Very nice and clean work. love all of your scratch building you are doing. That magneto looks Killer, nice work on the machined parts. Also love the parachute. I have to ask what did you use for the collar at the end of cable. that looks great.


Hi Chris, thanks for checking in mate. The little collar is actually a small chrome metal tube used for jewellery. I buy the odd bag or two at the $2 buck shop they come in chrome and gold, small diameter (about 1mm) and medium (about 1.5mm) come in very handy for these sorts of applications and to simulate some of the metal collars on the old style fuel lines. If you get stuck trying to find some PM me and I'll get some over to you..

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

Dave... thanks Mate... I will have to check out Micheals and Hobby Lobby here which are craft stores. I am sure they should have something like that. If I can't find anything like that I will let you know.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:13 AM

we are ready for an update Dave, I like the blue btw!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

very kool

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in progress updates. Wife's tupperware party went well, think i put a kilo on by raiding the sweets tray on a regular basis :rolleyes: . Spent most of my time of late doing all the fiddly bits on the engine (this post) and finally sorting out the paint work (second post) anyway here we go;

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Oh yeah, managed to get the front axle mounted as well
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Body work progress. Sanded off my previous disaster and re-applied silver base, I then free handed in Pontiac Engine Blue in the paneled sections and finally masked them off and sprayed Aqua marine metal flake into the paneled areas.

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I then ghosted black along some of the leading edges before applying 10 coats of candy blue
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Next step is to add white and gold edging to the panel work and then the cowl art. I've decided to call this littler digger the Acme Special so I've been working on some suitable artwork for the cowl. This is not the final but getting close, let me know what you think. The helmet is photo-shopped in from the old Bell Helmets logo, the one with the horse head.

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Also been working on the headers.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

This looks great Dave. Another stunning installment of your progress. I like the name and graphics. How will you print these out?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

That is looking great. Love all of the detail and paint work.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

She came out SWEET Dave! NICE WORK!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

very nice work Dave, it is turning out awesome, I love the name too, can't wait to see more

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

Awesome work here!!!! Love what I'm seeing.......... Nothing like the smell of Nitro in the mornin'!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. Brad I'll print this onto Testors decal paper using an inkjet, I find that works best for me.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

Wonderful work on those engine details.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Wonderful, wonderful work. This will be a stunning car. The Wile E. Coyote artwork is marvelous. One thing though, in order to get a white helmet using an inkjet printer you'll have to print on white decal stock, with the risk of white edges showing around the edges of the printed surfaces no matter how carefully you cut them out, If you print on clear the helmet will print as clear and will be the color of the underlying paint. You may want to choose some other color for the helmet.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

Very good point Bernard. Same thing goes for the white type on the fuel tank.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Looks great.
What if you made the red gas can on both bases, clear and white, and trimmed the one on white base smaller than the one on clear base. Put down the decal on white base first and then carefully applied the one on clear base over that. The fun will be lining them up. Just a thought.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thanks guys, the paint scheme is not quite there yet. This week I'm adding white and gold panels to accent the metal-flake ones. Part of this will provide the white background I require for the cowl artwork. This way I can print the final artwork on clear decal film and the white areas will show through giving the desired effect. Even though 1/16 scale models are fairly generous in size there is actually not much space to fit the artwork on the cowl, by the time you size it down some of the detail is hard to see. Hoping that I can incorporate both the fuel tank and the crate.

All will be revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Outstanding looking all around!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Any updates ??