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Johnag4004

Member Since 18 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2014 01:35 PM
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Future Flying Vette...

11 April 2014 - 08:44 AM

Hi all,
 
First of all I'd like to say a huge thank you to Ira for allowing me to copy his Vette Jet project idea ( http://www.modelcars...showtopic=83102 ), I had a couple of glue bomb Vette's that I had bought and was going to strip them and re-build them, however, when I started to break them down, whoever had built them had used waaaay to much glue and parts where breaking, I was going to throw them away until I saw Ira's build and so thought I would have a go with the two I had, anyway, I have finally managed to finish my version of it, here are the finished photos...: -
 
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I thought I would try something different, I painted a yellow base colour (sorry forgot to take some work-in-progress photos), I had some white netting from some garlic and placed it on top and then sprayed some black on top and then I brushed some Vallejo gloss varnish to finish it, I know it's not great and after it had dried it still had brush line, so I guess I should have sprayed the varnish rather than brushed it, lesson lean't for next time though, I also used some fine black tape, it's the stuff they use on women's finger nails, I got it with a finger nail sander I bought, it's not as harsh as a Dremel and can be slowed right down so is a lot more controllable...
 
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I cut up and used a plastic plate for the dimple effect on the step...
 
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Please let me know what you think, both good and bad...
 
Thank you for looking...
 
Andy...

Car Transport Trailer...

17 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Hi all,
 
I have thinking of making a car transport trailer for sometime and finally took the plunge...
 
This is what I came up with...
 
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The mesh is the one you use with body filler on real cars...
 
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The axles are made from round balsa wood with a plastic rod pushed through...
 
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Axle mounts...
 
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The black parts of the mud guards are from a cheap toy artic trailer...
 
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The lights are the rear lights off the trailer...
 
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Making the ramps holder...
 
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Thank you for looking, any and all hints & tips greatly received...
 
Andy...