What have I gotten myself into? P/S Mustang - 9/18 - hood & spoiler update
Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:18 AM
Spoilers: There are a lot of great resin spoilers on the market and they are all a PITA to fit to any body other than the one they were mastered for. I wrecked several in my builds, so I know. Fitting/trimming the outer sides is easier than the edge that joins the body, so I'd like to see either a single fit spoiler or a template for scratch building a styrene one. Maybe include the template and offer the spoiler as an option?
BTW: The spill plates on the resin wings from the "competition" hold up well. No breakage issues. I haven't seen anyone try that scalloped trailing edge where the support rods attach though. That might be an interesting seperate PE offering.
Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:54 AM
Joe - the CF question is a good one. I guess I'll toss this thought in, just because I can, that if someone is building this as an NHRA car, the spoiler is supposed to be painted to match the body, so, at least in that instance, a CF finish wouldn't work. If a guy was real careful, holes for small rivets could be drilled and rivets installed to replicate them. Real PE, could, of course have starter holes etched so the layout work would be done beforehand.
I totally agree about what you said re resin spoilers. It's a pain in the rear to even fit what I've done so far, and the 3-5-degree change that I need to raise the rear of this spoiler will necessitate adding material outboard where it meets the deck lid so it fits tight. If I offer a spoiler or template, it will be intended to fit this body only - I guarantee that. Your template/spoiler option is a good suggestion! I'll probably experiment with some bracketry and see what I can come up with in PE.
Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:28 PM
Primer looks good on front clip.
Takes it to another level when it starts being all one color.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:53 PM
this thing is looking killer Scott! very nice work with all of the mods!
Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:53 AM
Thanks Ray. Shooting some primer on it certainly makes all the work that remains stand out more! LOL It also helps add some three-dimensionality that might otherwise get lost when it's white plastic.
I appreciate your comment, Bill. It's sort of slow going sometimes, but I'm making some progress...
Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:24 PM
Hey Dave - I haven't made any progress on this in recent months. Been working on a bunch of other things.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:13 PM
Scott, this mustang is shaping up quite NICELY also, you have done some FANTASTIC work my friend, looking forward to more updates!!