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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsDrag Racing Garage DioramaGreetings...just wondering if there are some out there who might be able to point me in the right direction...Over the years I've collected lots of bits a pieces for a drag racing diorama/garage that I'd like to put together...anyone know of a simple open garage style diorama on the market that I could easily adapt to a garage housing some drag cars? I'd like it to work with a wide variety of rail cars. I'm all ears.
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsModern Top Fuel Dragster Front Wing PartsGreetings,
I hope someone out there can help me. I build drag cars and I'm wanting to add to my Top Fuel dragster collection, but none of the kits have the correct front wing assembly. I'm referring to the current set up that has the wide one-piece front wing sitting out front of the wheeIs. Is there anyone in the after-market that makes this? That would be the easiest. Barring that has anyone out there made this set-up from scratch? I appreciate any help that can be provided. Cheers
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jlucky added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersLooking for pointers about what glue to use?Greetings,
Just finished a couple kits (Miss Deal customized and Polar Lights Gas Ronda funny) and it would have been helpful to pre-fit some pieces...I notice that some of you pros put together the whole kit to test fit everything. You must be using a special kind of glue that allows you to take it apart cleanly.
What's the best way to go about that? What kind og glue works best? What kind of care will I need to take?
Your help is much appreciated.
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsL.A. Dart Wheelstander kit instructionsGreetings,
Does anyone out there have the kit instructions for the L.A. Dart you could send me in a pdf file?
I have the Hemi Hunter kit and want to build it up as the wheelstander. Got the decals, but I need to see what the instructions say.
Any help would be appreciated.
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsGene Snow's Rambunctious Funny CarWhile I'm working on my next project I thought I'd share something I started a few years ago...but only recently completed with the proper Slixx decals. This of course is Gene Snow's Rambunctious funny car built from the Jo-Han Challenger F/C kit. I wired and plumbed the cars fuel lines but it was a while back so it's a bit rough. The car was painted with a gold base and candy red. What do you think? Oh yes...this is also the first time I'm using Photobuckit so hopefully the photos are large enough. Cheers!
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsLove those 60's Dragsters!Well...I commited myself to start building again after about 6-8 years of being dormant while raising my daughter...but I've been hitting it with a vengence and this is my 10th car...but the first to have any detailing. This is my own build based on a dragster I saw at my first race in 1968 at Southwind's Dragway in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. It was Tom Hoover's old car being run by Denny Daraugh but the front panels were gone and I thought it looked kinda neat.
What we have here is the Ivo chassis with a Reliable Resin tail section for the body, Detail Master and MSC braided line and fittings along with Slixx decals. The car is wired and plumbed with throttle linkage and so forth. After not doing this for so long I was really out of practice and I have to admit it was pretty challenging at times. But on the whole I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. For an old guy!
Comments are welcome...Hopefully the next one will be better...and hopefully a little easier.
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jlucky added a topic in Car Aftermarket / ResinThe Paint Won't Dry!Greetings,
Well I finally decided to use those resin wheel/drag slick casts the other day...they looked clean...I washed them and let them dry. I then brushed on Tamiya Acrylic satin black. I did not use a primer. After two days there are still many areas that have refused to dry. They are not only tacky to touch but in some places the paint is so wet it leaves a mark on your fingers.
Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Will they eventually dry?
What if I apply Micro Sol flat coat?
Can they be stripped and repainted a different way?
Your help is greatly appreciated.
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsDragsters Are the Best!Greetings everyone,
Here's a couple more snaps of some dragster I've built in the past. Love that Ford Shotgun motor. The green paint job was kind of a tribute to the Beebe and Mulligan car. I picked up the kit already built and had to take it apart and re-do it. The red car is one of the old Brute Force cars that was done up fantasy style. Comments are welcome (painful at times but welcome.)
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jlucky added a topic in Drag Racing ModelsA Few Dragsters Build in the PastGreetings,
I've been lurking and posting for a while now and thought I'd be brave a start showing some of my work. The first pictures will be of stuff I've built in years past. As I'm just getting back into building after a few years break...I'll let the old stuff speak for itself. The new stuff will be coming.
This photo (not a very good one I'm afraid) is of a digger I built using one of the old "Brute Force" cars and decals from Candies and Hughes. A little bit of wiring and plumbing was added.
Hope you like it.
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