The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
A delightful surprise. I really like the chrome molding on the boat tail and how you carried through to the fenders and the body sides. It serves to unify what would have otherwise been a difficult transition. The whole thing comes together really well, especially in glossy black like that. Bravo!
OK! The posable steering will look great on the finished product. And you gotta dig the "chassis". cum lower engine detail thing happening. The crisp and accurate period detailing on the suspension parts and brakes already hint on what a fine model this is shaping up to be. I love the utilitarian colors. I was trying to remember how I handled the stance problem so I went back to look at my build and, while I didn't go whole-hog and cut out the chassis details like you did, I did land up ditching the kit rear end and substituting a separate Revell 1/25th Deuce piece while keeping the Snaptite radius arms and springs, lowering the whole thing a couple of scale inches. At the front, like you, I relocated the kit front suspension mounting tab, in my case lowering 4 scale inches.
Thanks! This was one of those fortunate projects where things generally went as well or, sometimes, even better, than I hoped for. I love the radical simplicity of Jr. Fuelers and this seemed to capture it. Thanks Curt. Yes, yes, yes. Your wire wheels add a quantum leap of realism that my diggers badly need. I sent you an e-mail with more about this...
Hi Dan. Nice to see you posting stuff again. I always have been a fan of your work, especially the fabrication stuff. It always adds some depth and realism to your models. The sheet metal forming is something I have yet to master. This looks simple and on target, which is no doubt the point of the exercise. I'm looking forward to seeing this come together. I did one of these a few years back for exactly the same reason, to build something that's creative and beyond a mere kit build, but simple enough that it could quickly come together. Mine was fenderless too, and backdated from the 80's style Monogram original. Like you I discovered the key was the stance and front axle position. The rest was surprisingly straightforward.
Looking very nice indeed so far. It must have taken patience and care to get all that BMF to lay down smoothly. Bravo! I just finished a modified version of this car, a Jr. Fueler featuring a "shorty" body from Altered States and a SBC injected motor. You can't beat this kit for detail and period authenticity. Revell really brought their "A" game when they engineered it back in the day. Interestingly, on my build I opted for a bare aluminum look as well, although in my case I used Krylon Premium Chrome paint to get the effect. I may have to consider posting future drag builds on the regular On The Workbench pages rather than under Drag Racing models 'cause it can get mighty quiet over there, LOL!
Thanks guys. Michael, you're too kind... All done! The injectors are Hilborn pieces from the Revell Slingster kit. The parachute from my parts box. Thanks to all who followed along! Here are the final "beauty pics". Thanx for lookin', B.
Thanks guys! Moving right along. The motor’s nearly complete, with most of the wiring and plumbing in place. The chassis only needs the steering and radius rods to be done. Here’s a rolling chassis with the body and motor mocked up into place. You can really spot the early 60’s 108” wheelbase now that the motor is in place and it’s up on its wheels. The front wheels are finished in Tamiya Gold Leaf on the rims to simulate anodized aluminum lightweight pieces as often seen on these featherweight diggers. The distributor on the motor is a new item from Morgan Auto Detail, a Cirello (or prior to that Schiefer) “Frankenstein” magneto. The headers, wheels and tires are all from the Tony Nancy Double Dragster kit and the fuel pump is courtesy of Altered States Models. Thanx for Lookin’ B.