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I finished my 5th Jet Car today. This was a great model kit to build. I knew when I first picked up the box that it would be a great car to turn into a hover vehicle.There's lots of scratch build items throughout. There's probably half a Gundam model worth of parts on the undercarriage (thanks to my son who donated 2 Gundam kits for this project). All of the pipes and hoses are solid styrene rod bent with heat. The rear fenders/turbines are hinged and pivot downward slightly. Someone forgot to weather the base of the antennae......... I accidentally cracked the rear window last night while trying to rub fingerprints off of it. I'm so upset with myself. Luckily the car is weathered and it doesn't stand out too badly. I hope.. The large landing lights were added last week. Very happy with the results. Here's a good view of the undercarriage. I also painted the window weather stripping black. It really added some good detail. Thank you for looking!!
Here's a follow up to a 37 Chevy Jet Rod I made and posted on these forums over a year ago. I don't even know what to call it....Steampunk, meets rat rod, meets nostalgic race car. It'll be dirty and used. I can have fun with that. Still in the early stages. Here's some of the mock up photos. Sorry for the bad pics.. I imagined some hanging hydraulic lines and fuel lines from the bottom of the vehicle. I thought by adding the 2 pipes out of the "passenger" side would help with the asymmetry, as well as give it some nostalgia.
In an alternative reality hover cars were invented in the thirties. This model represents a typical luxyry speedster from late forties. I must say that I am not at all satisfied how that clearcoating went on those wooden areas. Anyway, building this one was a great experience and I learned a lot. This is a scratcbuilt model, material is quite dense urethane called Sikablock, thin wood slices, aluminiun tubing and parts from various model kits and die cast models.