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#41 jmpsebring

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

YES !!!

Always a treat doing business with you Jim.
These wheels will be the first thing people will see. You've captured the look perfectly!!
EYE-CANDY for all :D

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

Now we're talkin'. Those wheels look great and will just be more eye candy for this incredible build.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Well I went a completely different path. Trying to do too much. I ditched the vertical fin. It will be part of the body. I tried again and again to make a rear a-arm like frame to hold the tubes. Then instead, I made the brackets and a cross bar style frame and it just looked cleaner and now I will refine it.



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:15 AM

...This is not amazing progress. This has taken months already. I spent many,many days just staring at trucks, trailers and LSR cars online and WIP threads to see the model parts. Then I had to purchase them. Plus this is not where I originally planned to go. ....the search for parts start. I bought two CLK's for decals, two Mercedes Actros trucks for parts. I have scanned online shops worldwide looking for 1/12th-1/8th decals that match 1/24th decals in order to have large versions for the side of the truck. Friday I received a $150 worth (16 cylinders!) of anodized fittings from RB. Plus you just know I am putting cool wheels on this thing. I'm also about a month ahead of what I've posted. All of this is going on as they release new models! So ya never know what will happen next. My God...I stumbled upon a funny car thread one day and ended up making a brass promod frame.. That was expensive!....




Great reality check. i think we sometimes discount R&D time simply because there's nothing tangible at the end of the night.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

awesome stuff there Jack!! very nice!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Progress is perfect, love this build.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

Great reality check. i think we sometimes discount R&D time simply because there's nothing tangible at the end of the night.

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Thank you..I have not seen this. I do have a few books and one vid. There was a Time-Life series that showcased the speed record. Watching the first Bluebird running down the Daytona beach is amazing. Thousands of dress-upped people along the track.
I'll go looking for this vid.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:16 AM

Another top view:

The front and rear carbon fiber covers (hiding some of that pesky suspension detail) looks like it's not coming off easily. So a couple of panels will allow techs to access the area.

At some point you have to back up and commit to a design. A couple of tabs were glued in place and drilled to allow exact chassis placement. now everything can be cut to it's final length. Still not sure about the exhaust fan color. But at least it's dry, ready for it's final coat of whatever color, then detailing so it's not so one-piece looking.

The front frame section has a set of steps added. It was difficult because everything is tapering in both width, height and length.
The holes have been added and then the whole thing painted.



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Looking good Jack, you do some nice brass work.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

Thanks, it's so forgiving and fast to work in brass.

Found a transfer box and quickly painted it. It's buried beneath many layers so I will not drill it out and powder-coat it, etc. The shaft passes through a couple of slot car bushings on it's way to the front axle.

Motor mounts were lightly glued to the motor to ensure final placement, then cut down to width. At some point I'll glue them to the frame and then break the bond on the motor. Playing with different frame colors right now.

Layer two of detail for some of the tanks.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:26 AM

looking great Jack!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Busy week! Trying to build a 40 gal reef tank and this. Another shot as I settle on colors and get started with the carbon fiber
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Looking great. I'm loving this build.