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#1 lanesteele240

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

I know there are a few of these on the forum but what the heck. Here is mine. This is my first large scale model. My plans are to open the doors and try to wire/plumb the engine. Maybe even open the trunk with some booming system. Going to paint it metalic black. May or may not do the stripes.
Wish i could find some other wheels. These look to factory for a sports car.
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Doors and inner pannels busted open
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Got to cut the inner tub to see the dash the way a 1:1 would look
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Head scratchen will be needed to make this look real


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

Looks great so far.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

Someone makes some beautiful 5 spoke wheels for this kit. I'm sorry I can't remember who.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Good luck



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

You need to take a look at Micro Nitro for some turned aluminum wheels. Jim does some killer work and I believe he has two different styles for the mustang.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Someone makes some beautiful 5 spoke wheels for this kit. I'm sorry I can't remember who.

I saw a post for some resin off-set 5-spoke wheels (1/12th Stang) and am in the same boat........tried but can't find the post. I'd like a set as I want to wide body the Shelby Mustang and can't stand the hub cap looking kit wheels!

Can anybody out there help?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

There ia a set on ebay right now for 29.99. Just search resin 1/12 gt 500 wheels



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

The doors will be mounted open. It is way to work much to make them operate. When i saw this i knew it was the way to go.
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This way the model wont hang off the shelf with the doors open
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I also change my mind on opening the trunk for speakers. I think a couple of NOS bottles back their would be more better

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

Nice

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:03 AM

Now if you have an imagination, ridemakerz has some wheels that actually fit into the 1/12 scale tires. My problem was making them stay. If you would like I can get some Pics of the wheels I'm talking about. The reason I suggest, is because I want to build another one of these cars with ridemakerz wheels.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

Now if you have an imagination, ridemakerz has some wheels that actually fit into the 1/12 scale tires. My problem was making them stay. If you would like I can get some Pics of the wheels I'm talking about. The reason I suggest, is because I want to build another one of these cars with ridemakerz wheels.

Awesome idea. My son has a few ridemakers and we are going to the beach this weeked. They have a ridemakers store in myrtle beach sc.
Im gone have to pop in.


#12 lanesteele240

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

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The ride maker stuff is on the left and kit parts on the right. The ridemaker wheel fits right into the kit wheel.
Thanks Kaleb

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

Welcome, also glad I'm not the only one who has ridemakerz lol

Kinda dusty here is a couple of my ridez
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

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I used some .40 sheet styren to build the area up around the inner door jam



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:11 PM


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Here is about 6 hrs of work. Still a lot more to go

Edited by lanesteele240, 15 March 2013 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

I have been searching for a way to make some sensor conectors for this ride. I did not see any so i brain stormed and came up with this. .08 and .1 channel evergreen stuck together. the smaller one is inside the larger one. Then i flipped it over, super gluged the wires in and added the little tab that you have to mash to get them apart( most the time they suck to get off) :(.
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Let me know what you think or do you have some ideas to make it better.

Edited by lanesteele240, 19 March 2013 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Here is another brain storm. Making a wire conduit loom was proving to be hard. Here is what i got as a first attempt. I think it will work though. This is a rough attempt the wire i used was to hard to strech out even. I will go with a smaller gauge "wrap" wire.

All i did was wrap one wire around another. Then i pulled the wrapped wire off and coated it with liquid electical tape. I know this has been done with glue but it seamed to me that the glue would take forever to dry. This stuff dont take long and it is already black.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

Looking good so far



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

Got to work on the engine
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Here are some of the ridemakerz wheels that i picked up for this ride. I carved out the web part to make it a 5 spoke
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I still have tones of work left.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hey Gary, you're off to a cracking start with this man, great work for a 'starting kit' as far as 1/12 goes. :)
 

Not feeling the "scissor doors"....but that's just me. :lol:

 

Nice work on that fiddly electrical connector too...I took the easy option and got some resin ones off ebay. :D

 

Just a thought on the wheels (which are a kool option too I admit, never knew of them before Joshua mentioned them.)...

Maybe add some plastic into the webbing where you've arched them out, to leave a flat 5-sided effect??? As per my rough pic below. :)

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