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Everything posted by majel

  1. That is a beautiful build, great choice for the color combo! Your BMF work is spot on, very impressive.
  2. I put the seat belts together today and I must say they are some of the easiest to assemble that I have used. They are made up of 23 PE pieces and 11 pre-cut pieces of seat belt material. As soon as I get the seat painted I can get the belts installed. The frame of the seat seems to be a semi gloss black and the padding a dark grey. I'm trying to mix something up that will be close to the pictures I have. Sorry the pictures aren't real good, hopefully when I get final pictures of the assembled chassis outside they will be better.
  3. That is some fantastic tin work and bead rolling. Amazing build so far!
  4. This is going to be an awesome build! I really like the look of the canards on the front. I agree with Daniel, I think the dragster headers look better, I like that they are tucked up closer to the body. Either way it looks fantastic!
  5. This is a great subject and with the detail of the large scale it should be a great build. Enjoy the build!!
  6. Other than some paint touch ups that will be done later the front fuel cell area is finally complete! I finished it up by adding clear .8mm stretch cord for the fuel overflow lines and 1/16th inch Evergreen styrene rod for the fittings and tee fitting drilled out to accept the clear lines. I think I made the tee fitting a little too large, it seems a little out of scale. I also made the electrical block for the fuel pump out of Evergreen square tubing and the wire is Cat6 phone wire stripped and covered with shrink tubing. Next will be the harness and installation of the seat.
  7. Thanks Jason! I was kind of afraid I would lose most of the details once the body goes on. At least I'll have the pictures to remind me what all went into it.
  8. Installed the rest of the braided fuel lines and installed the fuel tank permanently. Realized that after finishing all of that the majority of it can not be seen once installed. I've got a few more things to finish up and the front "bonnet" will be complete.
  9. I made two brackets for the electrical wiring and hoses out of sheet brass. Used Detail Master nut and bolt heads on the brackets and glued the brackets in place. I'm not real happy with the outcome of the brackets, in retrospect I should have used some of the RB Motion nuts and bolts I had in stock. On the real car the brackets are longer and flatter, but I was really constrained by space. The four hoses were supposed to lay side by side but I had to stack them because of limited space. Luckily once everything is installed the brackets won't be quite as visible.
  10. Thanks for the tip David, I will definitely give that a try! Obviously i wasn't paying attention when I installed it, because i got the hose below it right.
  11. One step closer! Installed the fire bottles permanently and ran some more lines. I used some hose that I had in stock and also some #16 and #14 electrical wire casing. I stripped the wire and then cut the clear outer covering off of it which makes it more pliable. Unfortunately, I just realized that the stamping on one of the hoses is visible and you can read the wire size! Now I need to make two brackets to hold the hoses down. After that I'm hoping to figure out where the hoses actually go. All the pictures I have seem to show them running into the opening next to the fire bottles and then they disappear.
  12. Just a small update. Having a hell of a time getting anything done because of constant shoulder pain, one hand constantly swollen and no feeling in the finger tips and the other hand constantly shaking. I did get the heater and hoses put together. Weathered the hoses and added KA Models hose clamps, they are made for 1/12th scale but due to the size of the hoses they are not exactly long enough. Still think they look better than chrome paint or bare metal foil.
  13. That is a real beauty, fantastic job!!
  14. I love "what if" models and this one is very nice. Well done!
  15. That is a very cool build!! Excellent detail throughout, just a fantastic job!
  16. I put the fire bottle system together and installed .8 mm nuts and bolts from Scale Hardware to held the brackets together. I left the bolts long because they slide perfectly into the mounting slots provided. I set both the fire bottles and the fuel tank in temporarily to see how everything fits together. I think the fire bottles look a little too new and could use a little weathering.
  17. Very nice looking clean build. I really like the color combo.
  18. Great looking model, they are very nice kits!
  19. Worked on the battery the last couple of nights. Made a hold down strap out of sheet brass and used RB motion .042 nuts and washers attached to .035 stainless welding rod. Weathered the battery and the oil tank slightly, might have to do a little more on the tank. Noticed after taking the pictures the end of the hold down strap is crooked. I'll have to straighten that before I install the fuel tank.
  20. Excellent build, very clean work!
  21. Thank you guys for the very nice comments, they are much appreciated! I got the oil tank installed today, I made the two lines going to the oil cooler a little too long so I'm not real happy with the way they look. Once the battery is installed the lines will kind of get lost and you won't see much of them. Glad to be making some progress.
  22. It turned out great, that its a fantastic build!
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