mysterj1

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Washington
  • Full Name Joe

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  1. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 67 Camaro N/T All Motor Street Car   

    Nice tribute!
  2. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Chris,

    Have you ever seen any of the model kits released in the 70s that had the chute open (deployed)? Since you were talking about different ways you might display your AWESOME funny car, thought I'd throw that idea out! Your attention to detail still amazes me, I've been following this journey for well over a year and LOVE the updates!
  3. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Red, White & Blue 53 Panel   

    VERY NICE! I remember building this kit many years ago myself...seems like it was molded a grape purple - it's been awhile.
  4. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    I'm sensing you're going to be spending more time at the bench...I know you've been looking forward to finally getting the motor painted and detailed!
  5. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Looking for a good donor kit for chassis...   

    I was chatting with a couple drag racing photographers (Tom West, Rich Welch) who gave me a big background on this type of ride. It was classed as "AA/MR" (Modified Roadster) until the advent of the Comp classes.

    Daddyfink, I was thinking about the same thing but will probably have to build an entire new hoop to get the roll cage up past the top of the body, though. Not sure what I'll do for the mill, I'm going to make my kit close but probably not an exact copy . Truthfully, I have always envisioned one of these but never seen anything but fuel coupes.
  6. mysterj1 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Looking for a good donor kit for chassis...
    Found this pic and am totally enthralled w/ it, it is a perfect marriage of a FED and a fuel altered. It looks as though the roll cage sits a bit higher than normal. I'm thinking of marrying a FED kit (front end) to a Bantam, then dropping a T body on top. Ideas?

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  7. mysterj1 added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Does anyone make something similar to this U.S. "Indy" Mag Wheel
    Came across these wheels online today and got to thinking I have a 69 Firebird kit that something like these wheels would look great on. Thinking of a set of big and littles, 15x7 and 15x10s. Does anyone have a recommendation for something simliar?


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  8. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    On the plus side, you have the experience from remembering how you built the bottom tray the first time so you know what worked (and didn't work). I'd be willing to bet you'll surprise yourself how quickly you knock this out!
  9. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Most Modern Funny Car kit?   

    I'd love it if Shapeways had an old-school AA/FA frame (95"-98" inch wheelbase) for sale. I'm really amazed what 3D printing can do...
  10. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Chris,

    Amazing detail, will be fascinating to see the level of detail that the 3D printing will allow.

    On an aside, I have been discussing modelling in a fantastic FB group named the Glory Days of Drag Racing. Much of the recent discussion has been about how Revell worked the deals to advertise on so many of the 70's AA/FC cars (McCulloch, Snow, etc). Basically, Revell offered up a free paint job (remember, this is the pre-wrap days where everything was hand-lettered) if the owners would incorporate the Revell name into their car...I also was able to have them identify my first model kit, the Revellion FC (A Plymouth Valiant on a digger chassis, probably 1967 or 1968). It's awesome that MANY of the top racers of the day grew up modelling, and many still collect kits (though they're busy on the 1:1 cars and don't build kits). We got on the subject of 3D printing and I shared the amazing blower/hat you drew up w/ them as a fantastic example of what modelling has evolved to. Hope you don't mind!

    Joe
  11. mysterj1 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Revellution Digger/FC ala Phony Pony
    Does anyone recall Revell ever offering a kit of the Revellution theme FC mounted on a digger chassis? That was the first model I ever built, and I'm curious if anyone else remembers it? Also, are there any similiar kits to this that were ever built? I'm thinking it would be fun to pay tribute to a legend of the sport...

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  12. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Chris, would creating a Mooneyham decal do the trick? I understand it's not 3d but would certainly be doable. Probably easier to pull off than casting or photo-etching, too.
  13. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Was out garage saling today and found a hand-cranked Craftsman pin vice for $2, I was thinking if/when I ever get into a rivet frenzy like you have, Chris, I'll be set! Hope you didn't do EVERY rivet hole with one of the pin vices w/ the little thumb spinner...I feel like I could probably get a job in your rivet factory w/ genuine (hand) powered tools!
  14. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    Sorry to pile on, Chris, but I have to agree. They don't seem to scale to me, either. I think something closer to the size of the old AFX slot cars would be more to scale on this project's casters.
  15. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/24/2015 Added Video   

    I think adding the extra material and making that curvature's radius will make it more realistic. It is kind of hard to see the side profile of the air dam, if you look at the driver's side air dam in the 4th picture you posted, it seems to be a little easier to see the curve in that shot; I think it is easier for me to see in the last pic (again of the driver's side air dam). I think I was simply trying to say to my eye there is a radius in almost every side of the air dams and the flat styrene seems to make that radius in the 1:1 stand out.