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Tim.......you are moving along now......such a well  built and thought out model:)..........this model so AWESOME!!!!!!

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Hey everyone and especially to those that commented, thank you for the encouragement and comments.  I'm moving along now, sat down just to do one or 2 things and 5 hours later.............well, anyways, here are some pics where I started adding the handbrake, reverse, shift levers and running wires / cables around the car.  Very soon I'll mount the blower and start doing some detailing on the motor.  I did see a snag coming up in a few weeks wherein I need my fuel tank to be installed but with last years poor paint weather I never got the Candy Red on the car.  So I'm hoping for some early warm weather to get it done.  Cheers!!!!!  

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1 hour ago, John Pol said:

wow your a true craftmans at work

"Craftsman" is an understatement.

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BE-YOU-TE-FUL!!!

spelling was never my strong point.....HEHE.

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Tim... this is just Goregeous!! The detail in these pics is just insane and your skills continue to blow me away. You havent missed a nut or bolt. Cheers!

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Thank you John, Brad, Dave and Chris....some pics today of the steering column / wheel install.  You'd think something this straightforward would take but 30 minutes.  Uh, nope.  Fought me a bit but I think I won out.  Throttle pedal and then the blower are next up.  To those that observe and celebrate the holiday, Happy Easter!  Tim

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Tim......I miss a couple of days checking out your thread.......and Bang !!!!......you got some cool stuff going on here......INCREDIBLE Brother......just INCREDIBLE WOW!!!!!!:)

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So good....I don't know how you work so small! Controls look fantastic in there!


Clay

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Hi guys..........thank you both gentlemen, I wanted to share what I thought were a couple great shots I took later this afternoon by mocking up a few engine parts....they're not permanently attached just yet but these shots have me really enthused to get her done.  Hope you like them too.  Cheers

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Tim.... Wow...ummm I can't exactly say what came out of my mouth when I saw the first pic because I would get a warning for my language from the mods...lol. This is the moment where you can see all of the hard work come together on this Jewel. I am so impressed. That engine and all the details in the drivers area is just Gorgeous.  I am speechless. Truly Amazing my friend. Cheers!

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all kiddin' aside Tim........you've outdone yourself!!!!! the only thing missing is the smell of burnin' nitro and burnin' rubber.

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BEAUTIFUL Work Tim.  its great to see it coming along......you make it all look so easy.

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Tim, the fuel lines--oh, hell, everything looks great! The hard injection lines are perfect, man. Excellent work, sir!

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Hi Chris, I can only imagine what went thru your mind when you were down to the last few steps on your Vega.  The last week or so has been very satisfying to see it come together like this.  I can see the whole thing in my mind and if I don't mess it up now, it should be pretty cool when done.  I did mock up the car with the body, wing and slicks on it.  You'll like it!  

Dave (comp1839) well, after all the input and knowledge you shared, I think it's coming together too.  Thanks so much for the friendship and mentoring along the way.  I won't forget it.

Bruce & John, I couldn't help but notice the emoji you both used.  Co-incidence?  Either way, I appreciate it........

Davewilly, thank you as well but I assure you, it's been anything but easy at times.  Finally getting a lot of satisfaction though in how it's coming together. 

Daniel (Straightliner 59) as always, thank you very much......btw, today I tried out your tutorial on Zip Ties.  NICE!   No pics yet but I tried your method and I'm happy with how they turned out.  I had tried to do this based upon some other suggestions a year ago and it just didn't work for me..............but YOUR well documented tutorial helped me get a great facsimile made.   thanks again!    Cheers to all. 

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2 hours ago, Codi said:

Hi Chris, I can only imagine what went thru your mind when you were down to the last few steps on your Vega.  The last week or so has been very satisfying to see it come together like this.  I can see the whole thing in my mind and if I don't mess it up now, it should be pretty cool when done.  I did mock up the car with the body, wing and slicks on it.  You'll like it!  

Dave (comp1839) well, after all the input and knowledge you shared, I think it's coming together too.  Thanks so much for the friendship and mentoring along the way.  I won't forget it.

Bruce & John, I couldn't help but notice the emoji you both used.  Co-incidence?  Either way, I appreciate it........

Davewilly, thank you as well but I assure you, it's been anything but easy at times.  Finally getting a lot of satisfaction though in how it's coming together. 

Daniel (Straightliner 59) as always, thank you very much......btw, today I tried out your tutorial on Zip Ties.  NICE!   No pics yet but I tried your method and I'm happy with how they turned out.  I had tried to do this based upon some other suggestions a year ago and it just didn't work for me..............but YOUR well documented tutorial helped me get a great facsimile made.   thanks again!    Cheers to all. 

Tim, fantastic build!  Still boggles the mind that you are working in 1/25!  Could you please post a link to the zip tie tutorial?

 

Later,

Lee

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Lee, look under "Tips, Tricks and Tutorials" on the site.  Daniel posted it there with the header of "Zip Ties".   He did a nice job documenting a how-to.   I used .25mm  black monofilament line.  They sell it on Ebay and have info on various sizes as they sell it by how many pound test the line is.  I think .015" was 38mm.  To pierce the hole in it I used a small hypodermic needle for a great result.  cheers

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Looking  at the pictures you posted with things mocked up you have to remind yourself that this is a model. Everything is so well done. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Ed

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Thank you Edgar, I'll have to post pics with a ruler or something in the pic for scale reference.  I did get the gas pedal in and lines hooked up among other little details addressed. Blower is finally mounted to the engine so I took time to do a mid-assembly mock-up.  The fire bottles aren't permanently installed yet as the hard-lines are quite fiddly.  Cheers, Tim

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Sorry for the quality of the pics.......not sure why the lighting wasn't co-operating. 

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Posted (edited)

I still think you have a shrink ray and I believe these photos prove it. So realistic its unreal, if that makes any sense.  :lol:

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This has got to be one of the best models I have ever seen and I'm an old guy and have seen a lot. :D

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