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1/16 1970 Snake and Mongoose Resin "Hot Wheels" Dragsters: new project 3/24/13


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#21 Davewilly

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

Cant wait to see what happens here!  I have a couple of the 16th scale dragster kits...so I will be following along to learn a few things for mine...Thanks for sharing another build session John.



#22 John Teresi

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hello........thanks guys for the kind comments.........all chrome has been stripped.........I started glueing all halve pieces together........I got the engines and the front and rear axles mocked-up........The "Snake" has different valve covers than the Mongoose........so I dug out some valve covers from my parts box and modified them to resemble the 'Snake"valve covers......tomorrow I will modify a few more parts.......thanks for looking.

 

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Looks like you're off to a good start John and I'm glad you're back to modeling drag racing subjects (as that's my fav).

I'm sure you've been asked before but I would like to know what sort of glue or adhesive you use for mock ups?

Thanks in advance, KB



#24 John Teresi

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

Looks like you're off to a good start John and I'm glad you're back to modeling drag racing subjects (as that's my fav).

I'm sure you've been asked before but I would like to know what sort of glue or adhesive you use for mock ups?

Thanks in advance, KB

 

Hi Ken.......this is the glue I use for mock-up........you can get it a "Michaels" for around $1.25.......thanks

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

YES, YES, YES, another drag build from Mr. Teresi. I'm ready for this one!

 

Charlie

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:35 AM

This is gonna be so good. I've collected a few 1/16th scale FED kits myself and am really liking where you're going with this John. I'm in the front row with my popcorn. With the speed you build, I only hope that I don't miss something if I have to run to the bathroom.  :-)



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:01 AM

John.... this is starting out great. You know I will be following along for sure. I can't wait to see more on this build. I love those front wheel. I need to find me a set for sure. I keep looking but havent found one yet for a goot price...lol

Brad... you need to start one of those 1/16 th scale kits too ;)

#28 John Teresi

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Hello.......Charlie,Brad,Chris.......thank you for the kind comments..........I got the wheels mocked-up.........I modified the headers........and got the body mocked -up........I still need to make a few adjustments with the upper body panels........thanks for looking.

 

 

 

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#29 John Teresi

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

few more progress photos.......thanks.

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

John looking great so far, nice work.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

John,

 

Cool project.  Where did you get the wire wheels from?

 

Thanks,

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

Great progress John. I know you'll do them justice. I know I'll learn.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

awesome progress John! the front wheels from the kits?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:56 AM

Can't wait to see you work your magic on these builds. 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

Excellent progress John. As simplified as the 25th scale versions are it will very refreshing to see buildups as detailed as these will be.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

Hello......thank you all for the kind comments........I mocked-up the cock pit for both builds........the wheels will be re-movable .......so I put some studs on the rotors........parachutes mocked-up as well.........thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

few more progress photos........thanks.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

Very cool subjects, John! Looking forward to watching these come to life.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Nice work as usual. Looking forward to watching these builds.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hello.......Art, Ray.........thanks guys for your kind comments.........I re-worked  all the radius rods and steering linkage.......I also made some throttle linkage and I used some "Pro Tech" linkage pieces.........I will work on the engines tonight..........thanks for looking.

 

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