Great design work (and comments). Have you tried less extreme wheels and tires? I'm curious to see how that would look.
49' Mercury Speedster.. It's Done 5/4/13
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:08 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:25 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! I'm not usually a fan of big wheels either on cars this old but I think they give it a modern look and I'm enjoying the challenge of getting them to fit the way they should in a way that would work on a 1:1.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:46 AM
Well since I'm still waiting on some engine parts I decided to paint the frame. Color is Testors one coat Icy Blue lacquer. This might also end up as the body color but I'm also considering silver.
Let me know what you think. Billy
Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:24 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:24 PM
here i go again , WOW amazed again ,,, you guys are artists ,, to bad one of you guys dont video one of these builds start to finish , it sure would be mega cool to watch and really learn something ,,, i am blown away again
Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:36 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:07 AM
Oh yeah, looking forward to seeing this one in paint. Great added details.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:07 PM
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:21 PM
is that part of a wire nut that you used for the air filter?
was going to say the same thing!
This is sure looking good!
Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:08 PM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:34 PM
Really? I thought for sure you used the other hood. The curves look ###### near perfect, real nice job. I dont have extra styrene but I think I'm gonna have to try using the hood curves to achieve that look. Also real like how you made that smooth firewall and attached everything to the body. Lookin good billy
Thanks Mike and Jason!, the engine bay is completely scratchbuilt from. .040 sheet styrene. Using the second hood would've probably worked better though since the styrene doesn't hold bends very well.