Enjoying the experience is what it is all about to me.
I find building box stock more successful for me, and less stressful.
I think my greatest joy is a good paint job, followed by putting it in my display case.
Thank you so much for posting this.
This is my most fav car of that era. I saw it race near hear. Beautiful car.
Years ago, I started modifying a plastic kit to build this same model. Happy with the back but still miles away on the nose.
Yours is the best model of the Darkhorse 2 that I have seen. Love the frame.
I can not find any pics of the front axle setup and really don't enough to do it right.
Could you post pics without tilt nose to help me along?
Or link me to someting? Wish you had a build post, that would be so neat.
Great job, reakky.
My pressure gauge always shows a drop as soon as I start actually sparaying.
I always adjust the pressure by test spaying.
If it has been a long time, I test with water, set the pressure as I spary the water then run Laguer thinner thru everything.
When I am ready to spray the paint, I test spary and adjust the pressure if need be because the paint is thicker than the water, I will spray a few seconds to make sure the piant takes over and has washed out any left over thinner.
Now, if I could just quit jumping when the compressor kicks on and surprises me as I spray...LOL.
Practice practice practice.WATER, THINNER, then PAINT.
Too high? Perhaps for a STOCK LOOK.
But, I remember seeing cars with that stance.(Showing my age)
Is that a Vienam ribbon on the front liscense plate? (Showing my age again)
A great car and a great build.
Thanks for sharing.
A very tragic, needless event.
I downloaded the video from YOUTUBE and the first time I watch it, I felt TS may have tried to SEND A MESSAGE or something like that.
But, then, I just kept replaying the impact part, over and over again.
This is what I see, and I sure am no expert on dirt racing:
KW was clearly angry.
It looks like he was pointing at another car that was about the same colors as TS.
Then he just missed getting hit by the blue and white car.
Then comes TS.
TS is almost past him when he gunned his engine, and the backend swerves away from KS. The backed swerves away from KS, not towards him.
Did KW try to reach in and hit TS? Get hung up then run over by the rear tire? That is what it looks like to me. I think TS tried to avoid him once he saw him, but, KW was too close.
Certainly, I was not there. I do feel however, that having a chance to view this vedio over and over and over, that you can get a better view of what happened.
I also realize that, to any eyewitnesses sitting up in the stands, on the other side of the track, at nite, that it would look like TS had hit the guy on purpose.
Just my opinion, and yes, I am a longtime TS fan.
Get a box of white plastic spoons and practice on those. There may be some in your kitchen cabinet already.
It sounds like your paint job did ok. I use the cheapest Laquer Thinner I can find to clean my airbrush.
The great thing about an airbrush is that you can adjust it and start with very light coats.
Good luck and keep shooting.
Very nice color.
I should finish mine in a couple more days and will post in the "Under Glass" section. I did it green.
The kit I have has gone together smoothly. Great fit on everything.
I was surprised about that.
Most repair shops, mechanics, etc charge $40, $50 an hour, maybe more.
How many hours do you put into a model?
That would be almost $200 just studying the parts and instructions for me.