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curt raitz

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Porsche 910-023 - Scuderia Lufthansa... 1000 Kms de Nurburgring 1968

15 February 2015 - 07:20 AM

I've been working on this thing for the past year, finished just in time for the NNL West.

Paint is Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminum, decals are from Studio 27

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​thanx for looking'...


Dr. Bob's Special_1/8th Scale Dual Ford Powered Exterminator

17 January 2015 - 06:45 AM

My friend, "Dr. Bob" wants me to build him a 1/8th scale Exterminator powered by two Ford 427 SOHC engines.

Body is to be painted Ford Guardsman Blue with 2 white stripes.

Starting with the 1/8th scale Lindberg Exterminator plastic model:

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Here's a preview of the parts I will be using from the kit:

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I was able to locate a couple of 1/8th scale resin Ford 427 SOHC engines from

Big Scale Dreams. https://www.facebook...ig-Scale-Dreams18Ford427SOHC1-vi.jpg

 

Here is a photo of all the parts which come with each engine: 

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Now, onto cleaning up the parts and seeing how everything is going to fit.

dang...this thing is going to be BIG!

thanx for looking...


Peter Breede"s Yamaha - 1976 Bonneville National Speed Trials

12 January 2015 - 07:04 PM

Inspiration to build this model comes from Salt Flat Racers being a theme at this years NNL West and not having built a motorcycle in awhile. 

Came across a couple of photos of Peter Breede and his Yamaha.

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Used the engine,exhaust, front tree, wheels and tires from the 1/12th Gunze Sangyo Yamaha Clubman Racer kit. 

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The engine and parts are solid chunks of white metal, so decided to build the frame in brass. Was pleasantly surprised how easy working with brass can be.

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Being as though Peter's bike only had a small rear drum brake and the Clubman racer had drum brakes front and rear, I laced both the kit front and rear wheels using scratch-built hubs.

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Here's the finished model, ready for the NNL West...

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thanx for looking'...


1/8th Scale Parts and Stuff

08 January 2015 - 07:52 AM

A buddy wants me to build him a 1/8th scale Exterminator (Lindberg) with a couple of Ford 427 SOHC's pulling it. Picked up a couple of resin Ford 427 SOHC drag engines from "Big Scale Dreams"

 

Any of you know of a good source for 1/8th scale stuff?

 

Just kinda curious on what is out there.

 

Dang this thing is gonna be BIG!  :o 

 

thanx


Class of 2014 - 2nd Semester

31 December 2014 - 06:28 AM

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thanx for looking'...