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


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#61 gasser59

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

Chris is right, those tires are amazing and I know they're a bit of a challenge. I also like how you spot color marked them for the chassis they go with. Nicely done. Carry on...

 

Will we be seeing these in a few weeks at DSC9?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Great job with the frames, the paint is looking incredible. I'm taking notes on these, since I have that 1/25 Don Garlits' Rear Engine Dragster, which has quite similar engine and suspesion etc... The wheels and tires look very good too, they need to be 1:1 scale. ;)



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:24 AM

that is top notch work John, wheels are perfect



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:22 AM

Chris is right, those tires are amazing and I know they're a bit of a challenge. I also like how you spot color marked them for the chassis they go with. Nicely done. Carry on...
 
Will we be seeing these in a few weeks at DSC9?


I think John should bring these works in progress to the DSC. I would love to see them in person at this stage.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK JOHN!!! Great Detailing...

#66 John Teresi

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Hello.......thank you all very much for the kind comments........I started to assemble the engines.......all chrome was stripped and painted Alclad........the engine blocks painted  H.O.K. True Blue Pearl  and  Dupont Jarrett Red.......I dressed them up with "Pro Tech" : fuel line,spark plug wires and nut and bolt ends.......all fittings I made with styrene hex rod that I drilled out ,cut and sanded........then I airbrushed them with Tamiya Clear red and Blue.......I will finish up the engines tomorrow.......thanks for looking.

 

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#67 John Teresi

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

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

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

Looking great !



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

John... These engine look totally killer. Nice job on them. These builds are sure coming along.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

I've followed your builds for some time John, this is my first time posting a comment on them and I'm not sure which adjectives to use! B)   Great work as always.  You set the bar high.  Gives me something to shoot for.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

they both look stunning John! I bet it can get a little confusing working on 2 at the same time, awesome brother!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

The realism you get with metal finishes, tires, hardware and lines...STUNNING. I love that you chose to build these cars, John- it just blows me away that your taste in subjects totally mirrors my own! But holy BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, my 1/25 avatar cars are NOT WORTHY!!!  



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

Killer stuff John. These engines are pure bling.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:37 AM

I agree with Brad - killer stuff. What paint did you use on the red blocked engine's blower front to make it look like light gold/dirty chrome?



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

I agree with Brad - killer stuff. What paint did you use on the red blocked engine's blower front to make it look like light gold/dirty chrome?

 

Hi Dave.......I airbrushed Tamiya Gold Titanium over the chrome Alclad........then I gave a light wash with "Folk Art" Acrylic Dark Gray........thanks.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Hello.......thank you all very much for the kind comments.......I really do  appreciate them.........I did a little more work on the engines.......I will finish them tomorrow......thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

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

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

John, WOW! they look great! like the different metal tones for the front/rear covers for the blower and the pop-off valves on the manifold are nicely done, are they made with springs/wrapped wire?? Keep it going Bud! and as always thanks for using my products on your awesome builds.

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

Have never posted but have been watching various builds on this forum for awhile now...I consider myself to be a pretty experienced modeler with a very critical eye for detail, color combinations, weathering, etc., and I must comment:

 

These motors are so incredibly detailed and beautiful and the metal finishes and washes look so real, that it literally looks like you could prime the injectors and start the things up....These examples are among some of the finest, most realistic metal finishes I've ever seen and the overall effect is jawdropping....

 

There is such a huge difference between a "paint job" and a "scale paint job" and your mastery of the latter is amazing to see, right down to the most minute fitting....Your work is absolutely stunning in it's accuracy and craftsmanship....You sir, have a real gift.

 

Best Regards,

Lee H.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

Very nice work, John! Very cool to see two going at once.

 

-Art