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    Brian Little

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  1. Yep Garry I posted the finished article in the Under Glass section. Pretty happy with how it turned out. Brian
  2. Thanks for the 'cohesive' comment. Something I try for with every custom and rod. Not sure about the Morris Minor comparison though.... Once I committed to black it meant a lot more sanding, filling and getting frustrated seeing new flaws every time I laid down what I hoped was a final coat. Anyhow it's close enough now. Hard to photograph though. Timberwork next! Brian
  3. Thanks for the comments gentlemen Front end is pretty well done now. Just some cleanup work to be done. Was going to keep the Chev 6 but after cutting out so much body height it wouldn't fit under the bonnet so back to a Corvette unit. Moving to paint soon I hope. Brian
  4. Heaps of cutting, filling and sanding. Bodywork is largely finished just working on the new nose and a general clean up. I'm thinking I'll glue the hood to the nose to get the right profile then cut it off again. We'll see. Brian
  5. Beautiful build. Would stand out on the track for sure. Tell Richie it needs MOFFAT across the top of the screen Brian
  6. Sweet build. It really looks like those decals were made for that car. Would look good on the track Brian
  7. The cab, bed and some other bits were a gift from a fellow club member. Originally intended as a tow vehicle it sort of descended into a full on custom (again...). The Chev rear fenders didn't seem big enough so I modified a pair of '40 ford rears and widened them at the same time. Was going to use the stock bed but so does everyone else. The T'Bird rear quarter panels worked very well, even the fins continued the theme of the bent sides of the original bed. I cut 4mm from under the belt line of the cab and tops of the front fenders and another 4mm out of the cab which meant the roof needed lengthening. Took a long time to get right!. At this time the deck and door panels will be timber so it's sort of a woody... sort of. Think I'll keep he straight six with some mods. There is a lot of body work to go yet!! Brian
  8. That is an awesome car. beautiful workmanship. Thanks for posting the photo. Brian
  9. I just commented on the WIP that these cars must be pushing 1000hp per tonne. What must be awesome is the noise. Thanks for sharing Brian
  10. Agreed. Both of you!! These cars caught my eye because they are real cars. Made by very smart guys working to regs that allow individuality. Until I came across these cars I thought the only areas left were at Bonneville, Time Attack and the European hillclimb cars. I mean we must be talking close to 1000hp per tonne! Biggest downer for me are regs that push cars to one make status and this where F1, our Supercars and maybe Nascar have ended up. One make series usually mean the Team with the most money wins (Mercedes?). They also make boring models. And Dave... Where I learnt to drive. a good road was one you could see over the grass on. Wallabies and 'roos weren't too bad but wombats did real damage!! Best part of posting this build has been the feedback, which I asked for! So thanks Brian
  11. Hi Alan Sorry! I think you must be a lot like me. You have a nice list of projects sitting there then something comes up that bugs you till you have to do it! I looked at the high wing cars which are probably more effective but I'm a low and wide man so.... A good thing with these cars is the great variety of options for things like the suspension design and power plant. It was probably more fun designing it than actually building it. Can't wait to see your build. Brian
  12. Sweet build mate! Perfect proportions and a nice balance of chrome and colour. Brian
  13. Thanks for the comments gentlemen. Build was a lot of fun We don't have them here either Steve but from the comments I've had I'd love to see and hear them Brian
  14. Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. Car is now finished and in the Under Glass section. Looking at it the only thing I would change would be to go back to the beam axle originally intended but I couldn't work out how to do the links so they would be strong enough. Otherwise pretty happy with it. There seems to be a lot of options for the suspension on these things. I often use the graph paper base for scratch builds and framed models like hot rods. It keeps everything straight (sort of!) and I can make notes so I don't forget any ideas I have when I'm not actually working on it. Brian
  15. Finished! Found these on the web. Awesome cars. The sort of cars I like where some very smart people are building very fast cars within some smart rules without multimillions of backing. Mostly scratch built with bits from my junk box. Looks good on the shelf. It's not copied from a specific car nor is it particularly accurate but a lot of fun. Brian
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