Mid Sixties Dragster
Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM
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 22 November 2012 - 07:21 PM
Oh yeah, managed to get the front axle mounted as well
Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:30 PM
I then ghosted black along some of the leading edges before applying 10 coats of candy blue
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.
Also been working on the headers.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:10 PM
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:39 PM
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.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:00 PM
All will be revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!