Gldknght7

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  • Location Nebraska
  • Full Name Douglas B

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  1. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Made a little progress today:




  2. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Please don't misunderstand, I welcome comments and advise, it's just that the paint stripping was discussed back in April of last year and the build has moved on well past that point.
  3. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   



    Good Grief we're still on the paint and chrome stripping? This thread is actually about my model build, not the techniques for stripping paint or chrome.
  4. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    As promised:

  5. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Happy New Years every one. I've been working on this dragster today. I had to trim out quite a bit of material from the inside of the tires to make the hubs fit, and had to drill out the holes in the front hubs so the metal axles would fit, but ended up getting all four tires mounted.

    Photos to follow.
  6. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Peterbilt 359 Wrecker   

    It looks to me like your paint may have too much thinner added to it. For most airbrushes you want the paint to be about the same consistency as 2% milk, then adjust your air pressure to about 18 psi to start. Your first couple color coats on the primer should just be "dust" coats, barely any color. The final color coat should have a wet look, but should not be heavy. This takes some practice.
  7. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Well, between this site being down, my new job and summer setting in and me not wanting to be inside, it's been a long time since I posted. I have done a little work on the dragster, so here a couple photos. There's lots of chrome on this kit, and all of the tree attachment points are visible, so I'm using a fair bit of bare metal foil to touch up places where chrome has been removed.






  8. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Last night I got the engines glued to the mounts and the mounts glued to the frame. I also mounted the rear axle. Not looking too bad if I may say so myself.





  9. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    This evening I got the engines painted and assembled. These little jewels are less than an inch long. I drilled out the pipes on the inside bank of the right motor and did the plug wires.


  10. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    Made some more progress today since we're having a blizzard and I couldn't make it to work. I think my frame is straight enough, so will leave it as it is.

    I think I like this color for the frame, oil pans, valve covers and interior.

    Need to wire the engine blocks and paint them.









    Comments are welcome
  11. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    I used Clorox with bleach. It wasn't the ideal thing to use, but we had it on hand. I think just straight bleach would have been better. Do you think Easy Off would dissolve the plastic cup I used as a container? I've used some kinds of oven cleaner for, well, cleaning ovens and was really bothered by the smell. Felt like it was burning my lungs. My model area is not well ventilated when it's cold out, and can't have fumes getting into the rest of the house.
  12. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

  13. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Rail dragster double   

    I made some progress last night. I decided to paint the frame, valve covers, oil pan, and engine mounts dark red, the engine blocks will be aluminum, and the body will be either gold or bronze. Because I want to paint the valve covers, I had to strip the chrome off them. Took all afternoon and evening to dissolve.





    Comments are welcome.
  14. Gldknght7 added a post in a topic Slowly's Model T   

    I bet that thing wouldn't actually work in real life. Thinking that any left hand turns made with any speed would have to right front diggin in and doing summersaults. Would be an interesting ride.
  15. Gldknght7 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Rail dragster double
    When I was a kid in the mid 70's, I built a dragster called a Dual Jewel. I don't remember much about it, except that it had two engines and I did a crappy job on it.

    When I saw this kit at Hobby Lobby, I knew I had to build a double engine dragster again.




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