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#601 Lunajammer

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Whoa, I don't know what half of that stuff is but it looks almost alien. Pretty cool difference from your typical American mills.



#602 JM485

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:23 PM

Whoa, I don't know what half of that stuff is but it looks almost alien. Pretty cool difference from your typical American mills.

 

:lol:  No kidding!  It really isn't any different mechanically, just everything has to have some "flare" to it, if you know what I mean.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:11 PM

Nice work on the engine Josh.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

I have made littleprogress on the Charger. Summer is the slow building time.

 

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

G'day Cannonballers.

Javelin Engineering have finally allowed WIP photos of my 2013 entry.

As you can see they've got the rolling chassis together, mated the  4.2 litre V8 to the 'cruiser transmission and are now working on hooking up the turbo.

Suspension has been lowered slightly which with stiffer rate springs, stiffer anti roll bars and sports shockers will help with the handling.

Not much they can do though about the woefull steering lock on these things so I hope I don't have to chuck any tight 'U'eys.

 

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The wheels I had been waiting for turned out to be a no go which is a shame.  They are 19" rims with low profile tyres but look tiny and stupid against the body.  20s look better but are far too "blingy" for the look i'm going for so they were also out.  And the stock kit tyres are huge mudders which would have been fine if it was a race as the crow flies but I think it might be quicker on bitumen.

So i'm going with the ones you can see on there.  They are from a Fujimi Mitsubishi Delica van and are dual purpose tyres which while they would not corner as hard as a set of sticky low profile rubber does mean I can take short cuts cross country if the need arises.  Plus they'll fit right in with the top secret paint job...

 

The Tamiya Landcruiser kit is a marvel of plastic engineering BTW.  Working suspension on all 4 corners plus turning steering.  Very nice.  Shame it's not a current kit but who knows.  Maybe they'll rerelease it some time.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

Here is a "little" Progress on my Lightning Ford.

I had a goooood run this weekend on it. I painted most of the parts and completed the Chassis:

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Some parts missing, i know.

 

After painting the body white / black i finished the work with the Decals:

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Clear coat (to cold and wet yet), a cover for the bed and the body is ready.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

Awesome  job on the paint and decals, it looks really good.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

Looking good Dominik!



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

Thanks!

I think, this kit is a homerun. I work "a little bit" on the interior. That means, i finished the dashboard, built a rollcage and racingseat with buckets:

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Also i completed the head-/rear lights, painted grill and enginebay...

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(paint is already wet)

 

At last i made a lid for the bed with the rest of the decals:

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Ready for the finish line :)


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

 

 

 

Ready for the finish line :)

 

Enjoy second place! :lol:

 

All kidding aside though, the truck is looking great.  Should be a good race!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

The interior looks great Dom!

 

I guess it's my turn to update now.  :D  

 

Anyway the paint is done and to my liking, except for a small crack that showed up over the passenger side window/roof line. I'm out of paint and don't want to mess up the rest of the paint so it stays like it is. 

 

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With it having a few Viper parts I thought it be fun to advertise it so put the new Viper emblem on the hood. I masked it off a sprayed it flat black then cleared it to try a ghost it in but that didn't work to well, I still like it anyway. I think I should have made it a little bigger though.

 

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Here's what the back end looks like with the light bar.

 

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Last but not least the V10 re-painted with custom exhaust manifolds, it's not fully finished yet but this is the general idea.

 

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I'll start finishing up the interior now and have an update for the hot rod sooner. . or later. . . maybe. . . . :D

 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

Wow, how did you mask the viper emblem?  Did you have a precut mask or did you cut it yourself?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

everyone's rides are looking nice, gonna be some stiff competitionand here is my latest updated pix

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and i believe y'all may have heard of my driver...his name is dale and he's seen here with the navigator Camero

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perhaps you'd recognize him better in this position

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here's a shot of the pistol grip shifter,xtra gauges,gps and cb

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oh! and what do we have here ;)

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next post will be finished pix



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:24 AM

Wow, how did you mask the viper emblem?  Did you have a precut mask or did you cut it yourself?

x2...how did you make it? Looks awesome and a nice tip, what works under the hood ;)

 

Nice gimmiks Frank!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:34 AM

oh....btw...my Lightning is done. B)

 

Are you ready to smell rubber and eat my dust Josh *lol* (just kidding - thats o.k.)

 

 

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I am really, really happy with the result - more better than my first entry.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:30 AM

Trade secret. . . .  :D

 

Just kidding, it's a custom mask I made with a printed image and a few layers of tape. I took some pictures of the process just in case someone asked and to better describe it.

 

Step .01 Print out desired decal, make spares just in case. I needed them lol.

 

Step .02 Prepare a surface you don't mind cutting on, I used part of a cardboard box. Put down 1 or 2 layers of tape, this will be what the mask sits on.

 

Step .03 Apply another layer of tape, this layer will be the mask layer.

 

Step .04 Cut out decal and attach it to under side of clear boxing tape, this will be the decal layer.

 

Step .05 Apply the decal layer over the mask layer, using a very sharp knife cut out the shape of the decal desired.

 

Step .06 Remove what's left of the decal layer.

 

Step .07 Remove the positive or what you want to be sprayed leaving a negative or what you don't want sprayed from the mask layer.

 

Step .08 Apply a new layer of tape, this will be the transfer layer. This will be used to transfer the mask layer to the object you want the mask on. Make sure to mark the center of the decal if needed.

 

Step .09 Lift the transfer layer up slowly and gently, use a sharp point hobby knife to lift the parts of the mask layer that won't lift on their own.

 

Step .10 Apply the transfer layer with the mask layer attached to the object you want sprayed.

 

Step .11 repeat the same process as in step .09 Lift the transfer layer up slowly but this time use the hobby knife to keep the mask layer applied to the object.

 

Step 12. Finished, mask off the rest of the object and proceed to spray it.

 

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And that's how I did it, if anyone's got a better idea or way to improve upon this concept then by all means let me know.

 

 

Dom, the truck looks great, another fine entry!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the tutorial TF, I'll have to try that on something soon.

 

Doninik, time will tell my friend, time will tell. . . ;)



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:19 AM

Dominik, that really worked out well. The decals and everything fit better than I expected and the wheels set it off perfectly. Excellent.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

You guys are way too fast ;)

 

I've foiled my Chevy, story, pictures and more progress soon.

 

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:28 AM

 

... if anyone's got a better idea or way to improve upon this concept then by all means let me know.

 

 

 

How about using a piece of glass instead of the cardboard.  You can then do away with the initial layers of tape and stick the final tape layer onto the glass.

Also, try using frisket film instead of masking tape.  If you get low tack film it'll peel off easier.

http://www.grafixart...ct/Frisket_Film