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#41 Shelby 427 1965

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:42 AM

Okay, done a fair amount of work today.

 

Put the engine in, and the glass. Drilled holes and ordered a wired distributor, should arrive soon.

 

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Finished the wheels.

 

 

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Finished the rear end.
 
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Finished the interior.
 
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Mocked up the car - Just suspension and detailing to go.

 

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

Looking great!

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

I bet this can lay rubber for miles B) Nice stance and clean looks,perfect.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

Very very very nice model buildTomo !!!!!!!, I Love MOPARS :-) particually 68~70 Chargers

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Sorry to add these pics, I can remove if you like but great to see a fellow european on this fab forum.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

Thanks everyone!

Those Mopars look great Damian, they'll certainly be giving me inspiration for future builds :)

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Looking awesome Tomo. I hate that I always seem to find these great builds when they're almost done. The body colour is a perfect match for what you wanted and the interior looks brilliant. The interior is my favourite part too.

 

Can I ask what method you - and others - use to colour the raised lettering on the rear of the car? Do you use a wash, or decals or something else? I have tried all sorts of things and can never get it right. I have a Camaro with "Chevrolet" on the engine and I want to colour it, but afraid of screwing it up.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

Thanks Troy, that really means a lot! :)

 

For raised lettering I used a toothpick, and sharpened the end of it with a blade to a very fine point, and dipped the very end point of it with Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver paint and went over the lettering that was raised. 

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Troy, that really means a lot! :)

 

For raised lettering I used a toothpick, and sharpened the end of it with a blade to a very fine point, and dipped the very end point of it with Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver paint and went over the lettering that was raised. 

 

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Cheers Tomo,

 

I've tried that in the past with quite bad results. I'm guessing my tip wasn't sharp enough.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

That looks great!! But may i suggest putting the black in the Keystones? And where did you order your prewired distributor?

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Yeah Troy, I find it's very hit and miss.. It's the one time while modelling that I turn the music off!

 

Thanks Jason, I was thinking about that.. I'd be afraid of messing up so I might just do light accents of black. I ordered mine off eBay, I'm in the UK though so I'm sure there's people doing them in the US!

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

Have you considered wiring your own distributors? I find that most kit distributors are fine for making your own. Just cut off the pins, use your pin-vice to drill out where the pins were and glue in the wires.

 

The wire is cheap. Even in Australia where EVERYTHING is a rip off, the wire is only about $7 for 10m.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

Yeeeeah after a week of trying I gave up on that idea. I've some spare engines to try and do that stuff on, I don't wanna ruin this one while practicing! Thanks though :)

I wish I hadda thought of this sooner, but I'd love to have made a '68 1/2 Charger, with the rear end from a '69. As I prefer the front of the '68 but the rear of the '69. If I ever get this kit again (which I might, it's a lovely kit and I never tire of the '68/'69s) I'll ask around in the trade section. Do you think it'd be a direct fit?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

Wiring finished.. Not great, but looks good enough to me, and it was my first time!

 

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

Just finishing touches left on my Mopar! :)

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Sweet. Deeeeep shine :D



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

Looks great! the wiring turned out good first time or not!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

That looks great!! But may i suggest putting the black in the Keystones? And where did you order your prewired distributor?
 
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I agree about painting the recesses on the Keystone wheels. Use a 0/10 pointed brush and semi-gloss black (use acrylic if you're worried about mistakes). A few minutes work yields spectacular results.

If you don't make your own distributors or need something more accurate than you can make (in my case HEI) you can't go wrong with M.A.D. http://www.madmodeli...stributors.html
Great selection of wire and cap colors!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:13 PM

Thanks everyone, means a lot! :) I was going to do that with the wheels, but to be honest after giving them a black wash I was happy with the results as they were. Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll keep that in mind for the next build! It ended up the one I got from eBay was a M.A.D. one, it's perfect!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

It turned out very nice