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    Clay Kemp

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  1. Junior Johnson #27 '61 Pontiac

    Thank you for the replies, guys! I've started prepping another body to build another one this Spring. It should go a lot smoother. Powerslide has done so many great decals for this kit, it's hard to stop after building just one. To answer the question earlier....I use a roll of white athletic tape for the floor insulation. Its about an inch wide I would say. I just cut it to length and press it down to the floor. Then I will lightly rub the dark gray powder from a Tamiya weathering kit across the high spots to give it some wear and stains. Clay
  2. Junior Johnson #27 '61 Pontiac

    Finally finished up teh Junior Johnson Pontiac. I had started this one last fall, and ran into a few snags and put it aside. Decided to get it back out and finish it up. This is the Moebius Joe Weatherly kit.....decals are from Powerslide. Paint is Tamiya Metallic Red with Omni two part clear polished out. The basic construction of this kit is a breeze...but I had a terrible time wrapping it up. Mostly do to my own errors or from just rushing it. I wish I could have got a better fit of the front grill to the body. It isn't bad. But could be tighter. I also forgot the rear tail light covers and had to rip the body back off the chassis after it was glued on so I could install them from the inside. I've got another kit to build....next time I will spend some time on the bumpers and remove all the mold seems and then re-chrome them, or use Alcad. But anyway, it looks pretty good complete, and I was happy to get it done finally. Here's the WIP photos if interested.... http://public.fotki.com/ClayK/nascar_projects/junior-johnsons-27-/ Thanks for looking! Clay
  3. top dragster scratch build

    Outstanding! Love that metal work Sherm!
  4. top dragster scratch build

    Awesome as usual Sherm. That clutch pack is incredible!
  5. I'm so happy to see you building the Goose's car John. You are tearing it up so far! Love the mock up shots.
  6. '14 Austin Dillon DOW Chevy SS

    A quick somewhat box stock build using the Revell Snap Chevy SS kit. I added new side skirts, and a new front splitter from sheet plastic. Paint is PPG basecoat black and white, cleared with Omni 2 part clear, then polished out. Decals are from Powerslide. I'll do some mild interior detailing, and a few external details. Mainly I do these for paint practice, and because they look great once built up. I filled in the molded kit roof flap borders, and replicated them with Powerslide's new roof flap border decals. Clay
  7. 1/16 Ed Pink "OLD MASTER" Dragster

    Finally got some time to take some pics of my front end progress. I ordered some stainless steel hypodermic tubing from Amazon for all the linkages. They slid right over the #1507 RB Motion rod ends. Right now everything is temporally held together with brass bolts. When I put everything back together I will make sure I get the right nuts and bolts on to hold it together properly. things are a floppy mess right now. Thanks for looking. Clay
  8. 1/16 Ed Pink "OLD MASTER" Dragster

    Thank you guys....I've made a lot of progress on the front suspension. Should have an update soon.
  9. Wildlife Racing, 1972 Top Fuel

    Nice job! Good lookin' dragsters.
  10. This one will be awesome! Great start already. I'm cheering for you Batman!
  11. Hey guys, long time since I've posted here. Started this project a few weeks ago, and I hope to have it done by November. I've started a few of these full scratch built 1/16 dragsters and keep getting hung up on one thing or another. But so far this one is going pretty smooth. I drew up the chassis in Illustrator and made a scale set of plans to work from like I normally do with projects like this. The majority of the frame is 3/32 tube, with smaller rod for the braces. I know some like to only use solid brass rod for chassis, but I find by using tube I get cleaner joints because the excess solder will get pulled into the tube. Making for a lot less clean up. Here's the real restored car. I hope mine looks some where close to as cool as this one does. Here's the chassis so far. Big thanks to Chris S. and Tim H. for their help and guidance as I get going on this thing. Tim has been a big help with getting my brass work and soldering better. I've also been working on the front suspension. I bent the front axle from brass rod and tube. Small brackets are brass etch from Dirt Modeler. Front radius rod brackets are brass square tubing filed to the right shape and soldered in place. I also machined the steering knuckles and soldered the axles in place. The brass torsion bar mounts and aluminum plates were also machined. These will all bolt up with .8 MM nuts and bolts. And a quick mock up. Thanks to Chris for the front tires and wheels! Hopefully I can get the front end all finished up here soon. Thanks for looking... CK
  12. You blow me away Tim.....unreal work so far! Clay
  13. Great to hear you had such a fun week at GSL. And congrats on the awards! I must say, I've spent the past few days going back to the start and going all through the build again. I had forgot some of the problems you had, and how you pushed through them and came out better for it. This model is so inspirational and impressive. It will only get better once get get into the wiring and finer details. Clay
  14. I don't know what to say anymore Tim. You just keep getting better and better. Some fantastic machining there! Clay