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Mid Sixties Dragster "Acme Special" 1:16 scale


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#1 Dyno Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:24 AM

Hi everyone, this has been posted in the drag section during the build and finally its all finished. This is all scratch built or aftermarket resin and other parts. It's a 1:16 scale 140" Kellison chassis with a 392 Hemi running a early Hilborn 4 hole injector scoop. Paint is Pontiac Engine Blue base, aqua marine flake and blue candy. The front wheel spokes were made from nickel plated brass wire, all the chrome is Alclad. Hope you like it.

 

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#2 diymirage

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:33 AM

cool

 

i specially like the blue butterfly valves

it matches the rest of the car :)



#3 Dave Van

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:34 AM

Love it!! Rails lost my interest when they went rear engine. FE rail is cool.....VERY nice work.



#4 crazyrichard

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

awsome , love it :wub:



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:49 AM

 I agree with Dave ,  FE dragsters are the best !   And your build is excellent !   The paint and all of the details are beautiful .



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

Really nice job! I love the old rails and you nailed this one. Engine detail looks great!

Chris



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:02 AM

Dave, the build came out beautiful. I love it!

 

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Awesome model!  You did an excellent job, looks like the real thing.  But will it ever be able to out-run a Roadrunner? :P



#9 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

That's beautiful.



#10 Bernard Kron

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

Breathtaking!



#11 slammedi'am

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Nice!



#12 Draggon

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

Yea, I think breathtaking  describes it! 



#13 Alan

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

Now THIS is NICE !! Great work David !



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Very Very Nice !



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

'Tis Sweet!



#16 cobraman

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

That looks great ! Love the FE dragsters.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

Turned out excellent! These Front Engine Dragsters are really nice and I like them more than Rear Engine Dragsters, too. Your paint work is amazing and really like that Coyote decal you did. Excellent detailing too.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

Beautiful build.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

That is one of the nicest FE dragsters I have seen. The appearance is so realistic, you can smell the Nitro and feel the ground is shaking in the room. 



#20 Dyno Davo

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Thanks guys, really appreciate all the comments. Personally I think the mid sixties is the best era of front engine dragsters, so many cool diggers ran the strips.