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#21 Interceptor

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

WOW Dave, awesome build man. 

I always enjoy your works very much, especially with the detailed explanation you give.

Curious to see what's up next ?

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:18 AM

thanks mark. when this car is finished. i'd really love to get back to the '69 camaro pro mod. i'm waiting for some custom photo etch to get finished. then i can start the chassis building on that car.

 

this really was supposed to be a kind of "fill in" build. of course it got way outa control. LOL.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

with the arrival of the

 

spring weather the '37 is now out of the deep freeze and requires heavy amounts of feeding. so, the salt flat car will have to be streamlined a little. i was going to make an all aluminum quick change. that will now be a modified kit rear. i like the look of gussetted side bells. that's where i'll start.

added a proper length of 1/2 styrene to the center and filled it with JB weld. this was done i could properly machine it and not have it turn into a projectile.

 

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machined the slots.

 

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added the fins.

 

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primed it up.

 

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Edited by comp1839, 08 April 2013 - 06:41 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

also got some work done to the body.

 

moved the rear fenders up to the line thingy.

 

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also narrowed it a little.

 

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the car at ride height will be 36" at the top of the trunk. the top of the roll cage will be 44"-46" at ride height.

 

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rear veiw.

 

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Edited by comp1839, 08 April 2013 - 07:38 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Dave.... Excellent work Dave. That rear end is starting out great and looks killer. That body is off to a great start too. You always leave me wanting to see more of your builds. Love your work.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:44 AM

thanks, chris! certainly glad that you enjoy my builds.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:24 AM

excellent work  dave keep the updates coming



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

Hey Dave , you put the W in Wow , outstanding !









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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

thanks henry! thanks leonard!

 

here's a quick shot of the car with the approx. 122" wheel base.

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:55 AM

What's the body from, Dave?

It looks like hinges on the inside and out, but the doors don't appear to be cut out.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

i don't know where the body's from, ted. it was a gift from another modeller who wanted to help out. i didn't get a complete kit so i have no idea.

 

the doors were molded with a very thin amount of plastic holding them in place to the body. same with the trunk lid. you can very easily open the doors up to make them work. this car will not have operating doors. if you look at the chassis, opening doors would be useless anyway.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

i had some time today to make the rear brake rotors and detail the rear a little more.

 

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also made a new pinion support.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Awesome work as usual Dave.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

Dave that rear end is just poetry. Heck the whole build is so far! Incredible work, you are an inspiration to "Big Boyz" modeler's like me.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

Incredible work I can only ecoh.  You are totally amazing.  I can hardly believe my eyes.   :rolleyes:



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

Incredible work I can only ecoh.  You are totally amazing.  I can hardly believe my eyes.   :rolleyes:​ 

 



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:53 AM

Seriously, I wish to be you.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

Dave... That is some beautiful work my friend. That rear end looks Killer!!!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

Mind freakin' BLOWING!  Gorgeous craftsmanship on those parts.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

WICKED!!!!