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Land speed car

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Here are some pics of a jet fighter that I'm converting to a land speed car. Hope ya like.

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this last pic is one with the name that I chose for her and a kabuki mask that I want to make a decal of and use it on the nose of the car. Any comments are welcome.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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Man, I can't wait to see where this goes. A warped mind is the hobbyists greatest tool!!

Oh, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!

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From one Dan to another, yep warped and old in my case :lol: This is for my club meeting in September and I can't wait to get it done. I'm going to do some painting for this build that I've not tried yet. The base color will be metalic red with a bluish-green pearl powder mixed with clear and painted over the red. How much pearl I use is yet to be determend. We'll see how this turns out. :lol: Dan

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Man, I can't wait to see where this goes. A warped mind is the hobbyists greatest tool!!

Oh, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!

Fergit the "warped mind"! We just BIOP! :P

Biscuitbuilder

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Pretty cool , do you plan on lowering it down?

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Darin, this is as low as I can get it without the front wheel hitting the body underneath. If I go any lower, the bottom will hit the ground. I need to take a better picture of the belly to ground I think to see how low it really is. Thanks for your comments. It makes me think that maybe I can lower it some more, I'll see when I get a better look at it tonight. Dan

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Yeah its hard to see if there is much curvature to the belly, you may have it as low as it can go. If there is room however maybe you can recess that front wheel some.

Cool project any way you look at it though

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Yeah, I know what ya mean bout the front wheel. It is almost touching the bottom of the body now, so I don't know what I can do cause I'm getting kinda strapped for time. I'm going to take a look at it tonight and see if I can do something with it. Thanks again. Dan

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Here are some more pics of where I'm at now. Hope ya like. I'm almost done.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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Awesome concept Dan, I'm liking it!

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Thanks Billy. I'm almost finished with it. I have to be done by this Sunday for my model clubs meeting and this thing is giving me fits. The stabalizer on top cracked on me today and I have to redo it. It's been one thing after another with this build. It's like it doesn't want to be finished, but I'll get 'er done one way or another. :) Dan

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I've had that happen too Dan! The closer a project gets to completion, the more things go wrong! It's one of the Modeling Laws of Physics! :)

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Yeah, I guess so, but it really bums me out. Anyway, I'll ger 'er done by this weekend. :wink: I hope. :) Dan

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Nice.That has Craig Breedlove's name all over it!.. :)

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Rowdy, if ya look on the tail you'll see A.R.Fons. I did that for Art Arfons. I met him and he is a great guy. So, I thought that I would show recognition for him and his legacy and ledgend. But Breedlove is another good choice. :lol: Thanks for the comment. Dan

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Rowdy, if ya look on the tail you'll see A.R.Fons. I did that for Art Arfons. I met him and he is a great guy. So, I thought that I would show recognition for him and his legacy and ledgend. But Breedlove is another good choice. :lol: Thanks for the comment. Dan

Dan,Sorry I didn't catch the decal of Arfons.No disrespect intended. :wink:

Your build quickly reminded me of one of Breedlove's earlier rides.

Rowdy.

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Cool idea, nice work so far.

Heres my LSR built several years ago... Its a Seaquest sub with F16 canopy, intake and exhaust.

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Rowdy, don't wory, I didn't take it that way. I enjoy anyone who remembers any of those guys back in the day. I remember Breedlove's car well. And Steve, what can I say other than WOW your car looks great. Here are three more pics of mine. I'm almost finished with it. Hope ya like.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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She is finished. Here are some pics outside. I also took home 2nd place in my clubs monthly contest, which was a surprise to me. Hope ya like.

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Thanks fer lookin. Dan

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