John, John, John......how do you do it? The combination of paints on your chassis in the latest pics, along with the alum. flooring looks so cool. I would never have put those together and you pulled it off so well. And no one can touch you for your Alclad skills. Alclad should pay YOU to use your models as examples on their website. It just looks so real. Suitably impressed dude. Cheers, Tim
Aaron, thank you, again nice to see comments from so far away. The forum is well represented globally. Art - appreciated...."home stretch" is a year from now as best as I can guesstimate. I'm going to wrap this one up by fall 2016 one way or another which means I'm now about 60% of the way through it. No way around that fact as I'm such a slow builder. oh well. again, many thanks. Michael - me first. Sorry Scott, i just don't have that kind of ability to do the body out of aluminum. I'd like to learn how to pound brass someday............. DaveWilly - thanks! Dave my friend (comp1839) - THANK YOU for all of your insights and assistance on a build that I thought I knew something about but came to realize how little I truly did know. Your mentoring has been invaluable and has helped me become a budding amateur machinist and better modeler. For that I will always be grateful. Ray - Wonderful to see your new 32' build and the rapid progress on it. I can see the juices are flowing again.....YEAH!! Chris - Sincerely hope you'll be back at your bench soon and finishing the Vega. Hope all else is well with you and your family. Disabled Modeler - thanks for checking it out and hope you follow along as I move on with the car. Lastly, here's a pic I wanted to share of the chassis / engine in the same shot. Didn't have the ability to post it earlier.........Cheers to all, Tim
Really like the way the front end body mods worked out Ray. You've picked two great intakes to choose from but my preference was for your 1st one with the single carb BUT your sheet metal will no doubt be sweet as well. I like the way you've fabbed that so far too. Great progress and looking forward to more soon!!! cheers, Tim
I truly like your idea for the build Brian. Always liked the Chapparals since I had an HO race car as a kid. Can't wait to see the body mods once you have them completed. Good luck on the rest of the build. Cheers, Tim
Thanks Clayton, no Ray, haven't weighed it yet. BUT, I did get on a roll this morning and completed the mock-up. Satisfied with the results so I can tear it down and move on. Enjoy and comments welcome as always. btw, no glue was used over the past 20+ hours of assembly, all bolted together. Cheers, Tim
Besides these pics, there are more on my Fotki page for those that are interested.
Run Ray, run as fast as you can on this car. I love everything you're showing here and your grill is beautiful. If it were mine/me, I'd set the other one aside and continue on this one. The real car pics you've shared and the chassis design are so cool and would make for a superb model. Looking forward towards your next post already. Cheers, Tim
Cool mock-up but Brads comment on the headers gives me pause too. I thought Henry was tight, but man o' man that is silly tight at the rear tire and frame. Would up-swept through the roof be an option? Maybe a "sun" roof right? And that way you could see the engines too. Just thinking out loud, sorry. I'm sure you already have a basket of options so..............never mind. Cheers Joe.
Your car has really come together Bill. I like seeing the differences in the body lines / details just by painting it with white primer. Fantastic execution on all of the body mods and how it just "flows". If you haven't mentioned it yet, what color are you considering? Cheers, Tim
Thank you Joe, quite the accolade. Once you see these pics, I think we're going to have to re-think the whole cappuccino maker thing. (I'm more of a Dunkin' Donuts kind of guy btw) I've still got the puke tank, brakes, shocks and sensors and the wing to put on. This morning was still a productive one and I'm really learning what to do and NOT to do on the assembly process. It's lining up well so far. Cheers, Tim
Art, my ol' eyes are giving out on me. I was not being sarcastic or being a knucklehead. I swear when I looked at your pics I "saw" the ducts in the spill pates. If they weren't there, I apologize for any misinterpretation of my post. I've got too much respect for you skills to do something like that. Cheers, Tim
Thanks to each and everyone of you for your comments once again. They're very encouraging as I'm, going through this step. I'll need it. The 2 pics you see this morning are the result of getting the anti-roll bar ONLY in place. I was planning on have the locating bars and x-brace on as well, but it just didn't happen. I figure another couple hours to get that done and then move on to the shocks/sensors and wheelie bars. Then puke tank, wing and anything else I've forgotten. Anyways, I'm learning and taking notes as I go so the next time it will move along in a more timely fashion. Again, big thanks for your very positive feedback. Cheers, Tim Oh, and Joe, the only plastic is the wing and it's spill plates, steering wheel rim and the seat so far. Hadn't thought about that till you mentioned it. hmmmmm
Hey Art, like the subject build you picked here as you know. Looks good and I've got to try the putty painting trick sometime as your results were spectacular. And I DID notice the little NACA ducts you put into your wing spill plates. Nice touch! Cheers, Tim