Here's a shot of the underbody for krazyglu. As for the blower belt some of you were asking about, here's how I made it. This may get put in the tips and tricks section but here it goes. First I got Evergreen .020 black styrene sheet, cut a strip to go around a microscale bottle cap. Any polypropelyne cap will do. Wrap it tight with rubberbands and through cappillary action drop liquid styrene cement on the top of the cap and it will fill the v groves from the cap. Let it sit for an hour or two and unwrap. The black styrene will have the impression of the v grove and be quite plieable,you can straighten the strip and get the slight curve out of it as well.Be sure to put it between a small piece of paper towel and then something flat and heavy and leave it for several hours maybe a day to be sure all the styrene glue is evaporated out of the plastic. Once dry I backsand the smooth side to desired thickness and it starts getting much easier to bend around the pullies. Speaking of pullies you can use the excess to wrap around stock tubing to make pullies that will mesh with your belt. It's real easy once you give it a few tries and the light bulb will go on for other uses and larger scale stuff as well. Thanks for the interest
Thanks for all the great comments to all. Charlie, thanks again for the top notch parts, and thank you John, I'm looking forward to seeing your new stunners at the next show and have a good chat as well. I'll try to post some pics of the underbody for ya krazyglu and I hope I have the body supports in the right spots. The guys at the NHRA museum had me firmly wrestled to the ground before I could jump the ropes and get the body up for a look.
WOW! This is turning out just amazing. If it's not too big a trouble, could you please if you can, throw a quickie mold on every single solitary part on this beauty. Just the things that are between the front bumper to the end of the wheelie bar, just those areas would be cool, a great boon to modeldom for the ages. If ya wanna, just sayin'.
Well I finally got er done. Thanks again to Charlie at Pro-Tech for the braided line,all the fittings, plug wire, and chute kit to help make it look right. I used testors true blue pearl with a little transparent magenta to shift the blue towards the cooler purple tone. I also used Slixx decals and separated the Candies from the Hughes to match the car a little better and also sctatchbuilt the rear air foil as well. Thanks Art for the kudos, there were alot of great builds at the LLC NNL and was happy to be there,I didn't think I had a chance. About the blower belt, dragcarz, I made it myself and I'll post a little somethin' in the tips and tutorials topic in the forum pretty soon. Thanks again for the interest.
Hi all, I'm getting together info for my next build. Does anyone have a spec sheet for Larry Fullertons 74 or 75 Mustang II Trojan Horse funny car? I checked Draglists and didn't get anywhere. I'd like to get just the wheelbase if that's allI can get and any ref pics would be a huge help as well. Thanks for any help
Yeah Mike , I was underwhelmed with what was out there so I made my own vacu-form buck that I can put on a dental 4"x4" vacuum form machine and pull .020 black styrene over it and add the ribs on top before painting
Hi All , I haven't been on in awhile so I thought I'd post some updates on my project. I have put in the engine and checking to make sure everything is lining up good
Have the engine finished and bolted in still using Pro Tech braided lines and fittingsaand the headers are brass with aluminum tips.
I have the chassis done except for the wheelie bars,fuel cell cap,and front hub covers.
Did all the body shop work ,pulled the nose out a little bit and took the Revell/Monogram rear spoiler off to put a more correct spoiler to the 1:1 deal. I laid down the paint using Testors aqua colors, Arctic Ice Blue with a little Kandy Scarlet and some PearleX Micropearl powder to give it a bit more of the violet feel I got when I saw the real Magilla at the NHRA museum. I custom mixed the lighter base color on the bottom and dusted a clear coat over that with a Micropearl and a scoach of violet pearlex powders mixed in to the clear
Well I can't wait to get into doing all the decals and tinwork, Thanks for lookin'
I have an update for my build. Oh by the way thanks to all for all the great support.I did think about making the front axel movable but I'll do that on the next one. So anyway I put in the Mag and the oil filters in (supplied by Pro-Tech). Got the seat pad and seatbelts put in.
I ran the front fire bottle cables in ans well as the extinguisher lines
I attached the cockpit bottles above the rear axel as a guess as they would go there ,for I can't see them in reference photos on the interior boby tin,hope I'm right?
I added all the side levers into the cockpit and now that I have all the braided line and hex fittings I need from Pro-Tech I can plumb the engine and get ready to drop it in.Thanks for lookin