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#41 dpride

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:46 PM

It's been a while since I posted updates on this car. I have been building two cars concurrently and will finish both about the time.

A shot of the engines. No oil stains yet.

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

really is gorgeous dave.  fantastic attention to detail !!!!!!!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Very impressive build!

 

What did you use to make the original body from? Styrene?

 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

Dave, thanks. Your rig is progressing nicely too. 

 

pharoah, the body was made from styrene profiles and styrene sheet in all the areas I could bend without compound

forming. The compound shapes were done with styrene foam and Bondo to blend to the profiles.. Silicone rubber mold

and vinyl ester tooling gelcoat and VE laminating resin for the finished body. VE resin are low shrink and didn't warp the thin mold.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

Just wow.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:24 PM

photo replaced.

 

 

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Edited by dpride, 08 November 2014 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:38 AM

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almost finished.


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:23 PM

Some detail shots:

 

Nov10-1_zps51ee31cd.jpg

 

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thanks for checking it out....



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Posted 09 November 2014 - 04:14 PM

wow! what the heck are you gonna do for an encore? that is fantastic and I bet its really something in person!

 

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

Absolutely beautiful work, David.  :wub:



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

yes indeed, beautiful work, love it!!



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:02 AM

The more I look, the more I see. What an amazing model!



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:07 AM

How long is the model? It looks amazing David. Almost like a real car!



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:14 AM

Many thanks to those who commented. I makes a good start to the day when you read positive feadback.

Glen, the car is 48" long.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 12:47 AM

Holy Moly I've just picked up on this! What a fantastic build. I've not looked at this section before, only looking here as my Citroen DS 19 was moved here without my knowing where it had gone.

Superb work David and thanks for sharing the build.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Patrick, and glad you recovered the Citroen ..... :)



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

jbwelda said: "wow! what the heck are you gonna do for an encore?"

No encore, I'm done and finished building this scale. So no more on this forum.

Here's the other car finished.

 

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I want to thank the people who bothered to take the time to comment

 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:13 PM

Spectacular construction!

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:30 PM

simply breathtaking.

 

whats the deal with your backdrop. it looks like Bonneville sort of, but sort of not too, but doesn't look like a photo backdrop. is that posed somewhere out in Australia? looks super nice with the car in the foreground.

 

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 11:03 AM

jb, the salt and a portion of the mountains is a photo of Bonneville from the net. The car was photographed in sunlight on white paper with baking soda for the "salt" element.

I isolated the car and it's shadows from the shot and placed that element on a digitally altered background. There are about 8 pieces of sky to the 'moody' background from

the net. The camera was a $75 Kodak pocket camera and the software is "Painter5" which I've used since 1998. Harry P would have a handle on this trickery.... :)

 

No more 1/4 scale, I'm building 1/8 and .........what a change.

 

Thanks for comments jb and Scott.