like the slick would love to see the step by step on those as well.
70.5 Z28 10.5 Outlaw (WIP....Update 2.8.13)
Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:42 PM
Been able to get a little more stuff done on this one. I've trimmed up the headlight area, scribed the new door lines and worked on my rear tires. I also got a new coat of primer on the body, which is very close....need to work on the grill area and a little window treatment. I may wait till next week on that, moving on to some chassis stuff and hopefully painting that sometime soon.
I trimmed the headlights with an brand new exacto on an angle, then smoothed with 320 lightly. Be careful when trying this and go slow, amazing how sharp those new blades are! I then smoothed the back of headlight lenses and constantly checked the fit....when the lenses seated properly, I applied Plastruct Weldene to keep them in place. I will smooth them over a bit, use decals for headlights and trim in chrome to resemble the bezel.
Tires - Started with stock Monogram slicks. After some research into the true width of a 10.5, really depends on width of rim used, tire pressure and tire diameter. From what I've read, this could be anywhere between 10.5" to 11.5". I based mine on a scale 11" wide (.44"). I trimmed a pc of tape .44" wide and wrapped around tire, then trimmed with exacto blade and sanded with a 150 grit sanding block to blend the sidewall curve.
Thanks for looking and commenting, greatly appreciated!
what monogram kit is the tires off of.........and would the tires off the revell 75 plymouth mongoose be big enough for a pro mod tire ???
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:08 AM
Hi all.....another freezing day here in the mid-atlantic, kinda sucks because I would love to paint something, got that itch and you all know what I mean! I just wanted to say I thank you all for commenting and following this fun little build, I'm loving it!
Couple questions you guys wanted me to answer.....here you go. Thanks for posting your Camaro "James2", that looks awesome!
1 - I started with the Monogram STP Firebird chassis and I'm using the AMT 70.5 Z28 body.
2 - The tires are from that STP kit and they are the two pc deal. I kinda took a "shot in the dark" with this process hoping I would not cut through where they mate together, and it worked out ok. I used super glue for mating the two pcs. I really don't have any shots of the process for cutting, I'l try to explain....once I have the tape wrapped around the tire, I make 3 angled cuts from the contact patch to the opening for the rim, this helps with keeping the curve of the sidewall. If you can imagine peeling an apple....very similar, and I shoot for the removed material to be consistent and come off the tire in one pc. I then use a sturdy, rough sanding stick and a 150 grit 3M sanding block to smooth it all over. I think they came out well, not perfect, but a lot closer than anything I could find. I think the tire diameter may be a little big, but thats fine with me.
I hope that helps....couple updates for the week. I've curved the rear bumper fascia for wheelie bar clearance. I do have the rear end mounted, the wheelie bars need some rework although they look kinda cool in the "transport" position. I finally settled on the rear rims, they are mounted and will be painted soon. As I planned, this will not have a motor, but will have interior work and suspension. The front wheels are mounted and my ride height is finished. Next, scoop for the hood and locking the chassis to the body....only thing doing that right now is tape for placement. I'm really enjoying this. Thanks for looking!
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:45 AM
Jeff... this if flat out Awesome Bud!!! man I am loving the Weld Draglites painted black on this car. You do some incredible body work and sure have an eye for it with all of the bodies you have been working on. keep up the great work. its an inspiration.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:50 AM
oh yeeaahhh , good stuff!!!
Edited by ScrappyJ, 26 January 2013 - 06:51 AM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:32 PM
Getting closer guys...finally moved the team into the new garage, need to get them boys some tools to finish this ride!
Made some pretty good progress over last couple days. Made some interior chassis tins, some interior detail...no pix yet, will work on that. Chassis is painted semi-flat black. I'm using a parts-box rear end, think its from the Pro-Stock Olds. I scratchbuilt the wheelie bars from 1/16" dia aluminum and styrene, mounting points are .032 dia, brass pinned. Rear end is painted. Tires, frt and rear, are close to finished.
Thanks for looking!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:40 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:14 AM
Looking real sweet..................................
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:49 AM
Looking fantastic, Jeff. I really like your piecing the wheelie bars together with the aluminum tubing. I'm already waiting for updates! LOL
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:13 PM
Excellent progress Jeff. I can't wait until I have an opportunity to try out your tire technique for myself.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
Awesome work Jeff. Great idea and execution on the slicks.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:01 PM
Jeff... WOW bud!! You are killing it Bro. that looks killer sitting in the shop. Very nice work. I can't wait to see what you decide to do on the paint. Gonna Look Killer!!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:59 AM
that's awesome , jeff. great thinking outside the box on those tires. the body and suspension look incredible.