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Dave B

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  1. I've partially achieved what I wanted to! I made a two part silicon mould but have been unable to get the body out properly so I have reverted back to a slush mould technique for the time being. I'll work on how to remove the inner mould, maybe by cutting it diagonally through front to back so I can remove the inner rear first? I also managed to get a flaw in the silicon so that on the front guard above the open vent there is a slight depression that looks like the resin is delaminating, it isn't, just a nuisance, not sure how I did that!! At least I am able to give my mate, who gave the a mint 289 AMT body to cut up, a reasonable fliptop. Anyway I now have to remove the fliptop's front, start modifying the front suspension to a leaf spring Ala the 289 Cobra and also make a mould for the windscreen so I can vacform one. Tks for looking Dave B
  2. Hi Andrew, tks for posting this, it looks like they build into a very nice kit, with a little patience that is!! Dave B
  3. Have added the bonnet vents. I have glued 0.010" styrene sheet below them as a temporary measure before it goes into silicon. Getting close now, just a couple of more goes at getting rid of the original mould lines!!. I have included one each of my standard AMT 289 and Monogram 427 and also included my build of a Revell FIA roadster (on a widened AMT chassis but with a Monogram 1/24 small block Ford motor). Constructive criticism appreciated before it is too late!! Tks for looking Dave B
  4. Nice build Rich, I have done one also, great minds think alike!! Dave B
  5. Looks interesting William. If you do Jim Hall's don't forget to pancake the bonnet bulge!! Dave B
  6. After comparing the pics of the restored version to 'as raced' at Nassau I decided the nose needed reworking. I have made the opening larger and it now has the lower front valance. I have also scribed the new panel lines, added the scoop and given an initial undercoat to find the faults, etc. Now it just needs bringing up to scratch. Tks for looking Dave B
  7. PS the drivers side mirror has since fixed!! Dave B
  8. Well, I have finally finished my Shadow. Been fun to build and I would like to thank my mate Roger for the kit and his friend Walt for giving it to him. Apart from the mirrors, from my parts box as the Raydot style were incorrect, and opening all the major vents it has been built box stock. Great decals from Michael at Indycal and finished in auto acrylic with a clear coat. Now it's back to the fliptop Cobra body!! Rich, you'll enjoy building yours, get on with it!! Tks for looking Dave B
  9. That looks great Gary, it would have to have been taken off the Merit kit. Dave B
  10. Great looking build Roger! Dave B
  11. Beautiful build Roger Dave B
  12. Nice build Matt, looks real good. Dave B
  13. Have now completed the rear guards and I am happy with them. I now have to break out the putty, fill in the existing panel lines and start scribing lines, fill & open vents, modify the front guards, etc. Will be putting it aside for a while so I can finish my AVS Shadow. Tks for looking Dave B
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