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#1 Synyster999

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:23 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first post here and wanted to get some feedback. This is my first model in years so any help is welcome. I'm using the amt gt350 kit and have been using a 2 part epoxy putty to create the Eleanor signature body style. Thanks for looking!

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:29 PM

You want feedback right? I think you are doing a fine job on getting the car's look. 

Your spark plug wires are too thick tough. Some thinner wire would look a lot more realistic. 



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

Thanks! I used what I had, what's the best gauge to use? Or is it more of an estimation thing?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:43 PM

Is that body kit ALL putty, or is there plastic structure underneath? If it's all putty i bet that's a heavy body.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:53 PM

It's the body from a gt350 with putty for the body kit. It's getting heavy with just that little bit lol

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

Hey Wade, Greg Wann makes this Eleanor body out of resin. It is a beautiful rendition of it too.

 

Not that you are doing a bad job.....just thought you might want to know.  :)



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:05 PM

It's the body from a gt350 with putty for the body kit. It's getting heavy with just that little bit lol

#8 Synyster999

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

And Ken....that would've saved a lot of time if I knew that earlier lol. Thanks tho! I might have to shoot him a p.m. ;)

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

Great start, I wanna do one like this also, very nice,

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Cool ride moving along nicely.

#12 Synyster999

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:14 PM

Wow that resin body puts mine to shame lol

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:08 PM

Wade, the typical spark plug wiring for models is 30 gauge, you can pick up a spool of it from Radio Shack, they call it "Wrapping Wire", and they may have to order it for you, it all depends on the store. Or, you can order it from their website and get it delivered right to your door!


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:08 PM

Cool project......



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:24 PM

Hey Wade, Greg Wann makes this Eleanor body out of resin. It is a beautiful rendition of it too.

 

Not that you are doing a bad job.....just thought you might want to know.  :)

Is there a link to his site?

How would be the best way to contact him?



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:28 AM

Is there a link to his site?

How would be the best way to contact him?

 

X2... I was doing the same thing as the OP.. making a body kit from putty...



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:55 AM

I applaud the effort in trying to use putty to make this kit.  The finished parts of the car look really good.  .  May I suggest one thing. Maybe you could find some kind of plastic to mold that body kit with.  I know sheet styrene packs aren't within everyone's means or budget.  I don't use it myself.  But if you can't get your hands on it, there are alternatives.  You can use anything from old "For Sale" signs to the credit cards or prescription discount cards sent in the mail.  Then maybe build some of the putty inside for strength and mold the curves on the outside with putty as well.  You could also use sprue trees to rough in the side pipe covers and blend them in with putty.


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#18 Synyster999

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:42 AM

Great tip Ken! That would definitely help to keep the flat sides smooth and straight

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:17 AM

Hey guys. Just wanted to give an update on the build. Been a while :/

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:46 AM

Cool! Love the lights! More pics pls! Did ya do the tail lights too?