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  1. Looking good folks.  Some nice work.

    I will be joining in.  Usually by now i've decided what i'm entering, collected the parts and made an enthusiastic start before putting it aside until much later in the year.  However, this year I haven't been able to decide what to build so i've done nothing yet.
     

  2.  I have in mind to built a range of Gotham City PD vehicles across the years.  All in Brunswick Green, White and Orange.

     

    AMT Ninety something Firebird.

    35785805192_8485d8c35a_z.jpg2010-04-18 at 14-03-53 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    35567573870_89e0b0405f_z.jpg2010-04-18 at 14-03-36 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    Revell '65 Chevelle SS 396 Z16

    35855327916_b244c417ca_z.jpg65 Chevy GCPD 004 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    35056416914_dd778c133a_z.jpg65 Chevy GCPD 008 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    35855325636_58dfb0f36a_z.jpg65 Chevy GCPD 011 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

  3. Built for this years Scale Cannonball Run (right here in the community builds).  The theme was In-Line Engines.

    Bugatti Royale Phaeton.
    12.7 litre Straight Eight with Javelin Engineering DOHC cylinder head and 14:71 Supercharger mounted on sheet metal manifold.
    Double A-arm independent suspension front and rear with four wheel drive.
    Trunk mounted long range fuel tank.
    Tools, spare wheels, doughnuts and an espresso machine carried in the rear under the tonneau.
    Navigation, communications and are updates by the navigators mobile phone (now THATs a major difference to when we started this.  In year two I scratch built a full on computer set up for my co-driver - now you can do it all on a smart phone).
    Truck wheels and tyres are utilised due to the vehicles weight.

    5c0269afbbca7_BugattiRoyale033.jpg.25785472561fb26f863c062ab1b5d17c.jpg

    5c0269e7bff75_BugattiRoyale027.jpg.2bed3572142f82adc50e084cea89e182.jpg

    5c026a1c6ec75_BugattiRoyale022.jpg.8ca4dc27ff14d1b04090fff16990dc84.jpg

    5c026a5c95045_BugattiRoyale014.jpg.e3198a55d4db2d2eaaa90d9f58f1339c.jpg

    5c026a58d11a1_BugattiRoyale008.jpg.29926ec992ca4daf0a708d27ab82b28e.jpg

    5c026aaf69964_BugattiRoyale006.jpg.6ecd4c7a477a7eed3f9d5bd953fcb538.jpg

    5c026aab186d6_BugattiRoyale001.jpg.40cc4e22968e14659d9a28774ce12e39.jpg

    Italeri 1/24 Bugatti Royale Coupe Napoleon.
    Scratch built cylinder head, inlet manifold and exhausts.
    Scratchbuilt gearbox.
    AMT monster truck transfer case.
    Scratchbuilt suspension using resin Ford 9" differentials.
    Monogram High Roller Chevelle wheels and tyres.
    Resin brake rotors and calipers.
    Kit body cut down into a phaeton.
    Tonneau from tissue and PVA
    Seats from my parts boxes.
    Eduard PE seatbelts.

  4. I'll definitely be in this.  Not sure what with though.

    I have in my stash one of these...

    MPC%201-7822%20Dodgevan.JPG

    ...and one of these...

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    Both are long wheelbase bodies but for The Run my preference would be short wheelbase.  For a SWB Chevy van the Revell kit is an option (and its a better kit than the AMT) if I can find one down here.  For a SWB Dodge van however I am not aware of a 1/25 kit.  Cutting down the MPC kit is an option but the one I have is my last one and as with the Revell Chevy they are not easy to find.

    Another option is the Lindberg A100 with either a scratchbuilt van body of the Flintstone resin one.  I've long wanted to build an A100 van as there was one featured regularly in the only on-screen Batman which counts.

    I'm off to Evil-Bay to see what I can find...

     

     

  5. Bugatti Royale Phaeton.
    12.7 litre Straight Eight with Javelin Engineering DOHC cylinder head and 14:71 Supercharger mounted on sheet metal manifold.
    Double A-arm independent suspension front and rear with four wheel drive.
    Trunk mounted long range fuel tank.
    Tools, spare wheels, doughnuts and an espresso machine carried in the rear under the tonneau.
    Navigation, communications and are updates by the navigators mobile phone (now THATs a major difference to when we started this.  In year two I scratch built a full on computer set up for my co-driver - now you can do it all on a smart phone).
    Truck wheels and tyres are utilised due to the vehicles weight.

    5c0269afbbca7_BugattiRoyale033.jpg.25785472561fb26f863c062ab1b5d17c.jpg

    5c0269e7bff75_BugattiRoyale027.jpg.2bed3572142f82adc50e084cea89e182.jpg

    5c026a1c6ec75_BugattiRoyale022.jpg.8ca4dc27ff14d1b04090fff16990dc84.jpg

    5c026a5c95045_BugattiRoyale014.jpg.e3198a55d4db2d2eaaa90d9f58f1339c.jpg

    5c026a58d11a1_BugattiRoyale008.jpg.29926ec992ca4daf0a708d27ab82b28e.jpg

    5c026aaf69964_BugattiRoyale006.jpg.6ecd4c7a477a7eed3f9d5bd953fcb538.jpg

    5c026aab186d6_BugattiRoyale001.jpg.40cc4e22968e14659d9a28774ce12e39.jpg

    Italeri 1/24 Bugatti Royale Coupe Napoleon.
    Scratch built cylinder head, inlet manifold and exhausts.
    Scratchbuilt gearbox.
    AMT monster truck transfer case.
    Scratchbuilt suspension using resin Ford 9" differentials.
    Monogram High Roller Chevelle wheels and tyres.
    Resin brake rotors and calipers.
    Kit body cut down into a phaeton.
    Tonneau from tissue and PVA
    Seats from my parts boxes.
    Eduard PE seatbelts.

     

  6. Eductor truck looks great Scott, if a little clean.  

    I'm making progress.

    31146699447_9b30720838_z.jpgCannonball Bug WIP 28-11-2018 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    Since the pic above i've built drive shafts and PE seat belts, finished the blower drive and radiator, put the headlights and windscreen together and painted the extractors.  I'm now a lot more confident in finishing (if I don't f**k up something - I could still drop it onto my concrete shed floor...).

     

  7. Spent all day at the bench.  Most of it on the Bug.

    46039089351_dfd7796d5e_z.jpgCannonball Bug WIP 25-11-2018 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
    46039089131_e458c1a425_z.jpgCannonball Bug WIP 25-11-2018 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
    45314760654_651ba0311a_z.jpgCannonball Bug WIP 25-11-2018 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    I'm still hopeful.  First thread says  build time ends 11:59 pm local time December 1st 2018.  This is important as i'm working extra hours next week and will only really get decent Bench Time on Wednesday (Rostered Day Off) and Saturday Afternoon...
    :blink:

    After taking the pics I carved away more front fender for exhaust clearance and primed the body.  I then glued on two wheels before remembering I hadn't made the driveshafts and pulling them off again...

     

  8. I've entered three vans in previous Cannonballs.

    Nissan Sunny Vanette with a mid mounted Skyline engine.  Scratchbuilt chassis and suspension.
    36084652025_2c7d5aaa2a_z.jpg2010-11-11 at 16-29-50 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
    36084652575_e5531c68e2_z.jpg2010-11-11 at 16-12-55 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    '77 SWB Chevy Van with Blown BBC.  '69 'vette suspension at both ends & four 44gal drums of fuel in the back.
    35275905683_51d668f577_z.jpgCannonball Van 003 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
    35244047144_b128d6ba64_z.jpgCannonball Van 009 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    '60 Chevy Panel Delivery with Pontiac 421.  Kitbashed from an AMT '60 Custom Fleetside.
    35915508742_c767d37e9b_z.jpgDSC01648 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    I figure the last one would be eligible under the 2019 rules as it is a panel van built up from a pickup rather than a panelled in station wagon.

     

     

     

  9. 16 hours ago, Jantrix said:

    Whoa. That is impressive.

    Thanks Rob.

    That's upside-down BTW.

    I started painting the chassis today and put a check coat of primer on the bodywork i've done so far.  I'm hoping there will be no more filler needed.

     

  10. Fantastic paint Ashman.

    Sorry to see you wuss out LJ.  Next year eh...
    :P

    I've just got the chassis completed (other than drive and steering shafts).

    45706361042_7193ab9fa7_b.jpgCannonball Bug WIP 07-11-2018 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

    Body work is about 50% complete and as it's basically a cut down of the stock kit body (from a Coupe Napoleon to a Landau) then i'm hoping to have it done soon.
    Basically I feel confident in getting everything together by the deadline although body may still be in primer.  Still, won't be the first time somethings raced in that state eh?
    B)

     

  11. Bugatti's front suspension is coming along.  There's a diff nailed in place and upper and lower A arms are built.  Coil-overs are next.
    I can't start on the rear until I get the front completed as I need the ride height set.

     

  12. The Wombats are fine, its the Drop Bears you've got to watch out for.

    Enough of next year.  I've been bracing the Bugatti chassis (as stock it'd be a bit of a flexi flyer).  That's a 14:71 Top Fuel blower hanging off the side and the early Hemi sitting in front of it is to give some sense of perspective - this thing is f**kin' enormous!

    44263362735_efde16f6ff_z.jpgBugatti Royale WIP 08-10-2018 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

     

  13. Peking to Paris?

    I'd be thinking of something like this...

    stal2.jpg

    https://www.kitformservices.com/standard.html

     

    Yes, i've awoken from hibernation now the weather's warming up down here.  I've been working on the Bugatti's engine and i've built a DOHC cylinder head and a sheet metal blower manifold for it.
    45115487481_562dbc8b40_z.jpgBugatti Royale WIP 04-10-2018 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
    I'm also scratching up a manual transmission and will then get to work on the chassis which is going to need some rearrangement and reinforcement if it's going to take the 4wd and Independent suspension.

    I haven't had time to browse all the posts since I was last here but what I have seen all look to be very promising contenders for second.

    :D

  14. On 26/01/2018 at 1:44 AM, Jantrix said:

    I looked at those. I wish they'd do a better job at identifying the brand and model of the engine. Grey six cylinder isn't very descriptive.

    Ah, yes.  That is for copyright reasons.  Holden six engines are named for the colour they were painted by the factory - Grey, Red, Blue, Black.

    Pursuit six cylinder is a 200ci Ford.
    Grey Six is a 133 or 138ci Holden.
    Red Six is a 130 to 202ci Holden.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_straight-six_motor
    Red Six X2 is a 179ci twin carb Holden.
    Kew is a 250ci 50's Dodge flathead.
    SR20DET is a 2 litre DOHC EFI Turbo Nissan four.
    2JZ-GTE is a 3 litre DOHC Turbo Toyota six.

    The Hogan's Heroes jeep has an inline engine.  A four cylinder Willys flathead which would be right at home where you are putting that slant six...

     

     

  15. 9 hours ago, Jantrix said:

    Vintage Chevy - AMT 51 Chevys , AMT 37 Chevy, Monogram 53 Chevy, Galaxie 47 Chevy line of kits.

    Vintage Mopar - 41 Plymouth - flat 6. Lindberg 330, AMT Deora and AMT XR6 - slant six 

    Vintage Ford - Revell '31 Model A's

    These are just off the top of my head. There are lots more, european, japanese, domestic. What sort of car are you into? Maybe someone can recommend something.

    One of the AMT early Firebirds has a Pontiac straight six in it IIRC.

    And then there is the Red Baron Show Rod.  That's also got an inline engine.

    Mongoram did a Fox Mustang Cobra with a turbo'd Pinto four in it.

    Fujimi do a tuning parts kit containing a pair of straight six Nissans.

    Monogram BMW 535 has a straight six.

    Clearly Scale (http://www.clearlyscale.com/category/engines) do 3 different 1.8 litre VW fours.

    The Parts Box  (https://www.thepartsbox.com/store/index.php?page=browse&action=list&group=3&cat=17) do Resin Ford and Holden Sixes, a flathead six, an offy, a Nissan SR20 and a Toyota 2JZ.

    And so on...

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