Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Recommended Posts

On 1/22/2019 at 11:42 AM, bobthehobbyguy said:

Question on head and oil pan. Are they layered styrene?  How did you get the fins on the head to line up?

its actually just the ribbed and V-grooved evergreen styrene... I got really lucky with the material I used on the head, the fins fell in the perfect spots like the 1:1 finned head.  I detailed it with .30 hexagon rod cut into bolt heads,  after the glue drys I go back and sand the bolt heads flat. It really cleans it up nice, and it looks like a kit part in bare styrene.

Here is a better photo of the cleaned up head:

IMG_E0639.thumb.JPG.efcbdd00f6bd0da6a2611d941b4ed161.JPG

And a little bit of progress last night.... scratch built a transmission/drive... it would have to have a pretty small flywheel, but it looks the part.... nothing like scratch building in a bottle. haha

IMG_E0637.thumb.JPG.097413f6e722783ec3c56bba3098f359.JPGIMG_E0638.thumb.JPG.142df10bd9123b555a442f6f116b38ca.JPGIMG_E0635.thumb.JPG.bdf6797db84466ae06948ca02f97463b.JPGIMG_E0636.thumb.JPG.2f170b1ae54c74f76b4d20a52bf536e1.JPG

Edited by Impalow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The work so far on the bike is off the chain, going to be another amazing creation that's going to blow everyone's minds when complete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Luke and Bob!

Here is a quick update....  just made a curved radiator, Ive always wanted to make one that you can see-through.... this seemed like a good chance to do that.   I scratch built a surround then added photo-etch screens from a crazy modeler Ferrari FXX detail set.  It really worked out nice

IMG_E0671.thumb.JPG.bc9b1aaf2b593f151a9c282444702f33.JPGIMG_E0673.thumb.JPG.a47931ff23b3a471cef0759707b62ef5.JPG

 

Last night I spent about three hours making different types of carbs/intakes that all ended up in the parts bin...  so that is a bummer, just nothing I made looked correct or had the level of detail I wanted.  So tonight I will try again, just a shame to spend that much time with zero to show for it, its all part of the process, I guess.   Instead of carbs I'm going to go with dual throttle body Hilborn inspired mechanical injection system, something like you would see on an offy... hopefully I can pull that off. :unsure:

 

Edited by Impalow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Ray!  

Got the exhaust all bent up last night!   Still need to figure out the tail section, but ill figure something out... maybe some oval tubing... Next up is the injection... have i mentioned this thing is tiny... :blink:

IMG_E0683.thumb.JPG.6fad609c58256969c250cc3b0b75c289.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clean work Eric, always enjoy your builds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys!    Still fab'ing away at this bike....   almost time to start painting...  Basically just the seat insert to fabricate.

IMG_E0695.thumb.JPG.418276999e5cb3a3ba180d86f0ca4279.JPG

IMG_E0737.thumb.JPG.680e10918791a98f1494831507e107fd.JPGIMG_E0736.thumb.JPG.bae22e36b27611f772d0bf533c1c933b.JPGIMG_E0741.thumb.JPG.cbbba8ecc0fc1155bf7f998dce65b312.JPGIMG_E0742.thumb.JPG.0ea5d190d1dca5949fbaa43a70f9383b.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All very inspirational! A 21st century board track racer. Everything flows so cleanly from those swoopy headers to the curved radiator. Just SWEEEET!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Tom!  

Started spraying a little paint last night.... I really like the engine block color , it is Splash Paints Aston Martin Almond Green just feels like a modern take on the original ford green.   The header is Alclad exhaust mainifold and Alclad chrome.  

Im really getting excited to see this little guy come together.

 

IMG_E0746.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Bob! 

A little glimpse at the color.... 1972 Ford factory color Winter Green...  this will also be the primary color for the bronco. B)

 

IMG_E0749.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More Progress....   new seat insert is made!  I feel like i've done this before.. haha.. at least its only one this time.   Incase anyone is wondering the white grid is 1/2", and this thing is so tiny. IMG_E0753.thumb.JPG.5e3451400c9498c2a05cb6cd11901c94.JPG

and a little mockup to see the colors better...  hopefully I can wrap this guy up in the next week or so and get back on the bronco.

IMG_E0751.thumb.JPG.7dc79798dc41ce7496c6589a380fdc00.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New intake is spot on. Very much in style with the overall design of the balance of the project.

Edited by misterNNL
My kindle is smarter than I am.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys!  im still plugging away on this little guy.... Hoping to have it done as a stand alone item for the Columbus show in a couple weeks... then back onto the bronco hauler.

Here are some progress shots:

IMG_E0778.thumb.JPG.02aa224e4783cad2cd946063629ac10e.JPG

IMG_E0773.thumb.JPG.2dad908adb8a733c816271ff789f5575.JPGIMG_E0775.thumb.JPG.835f887e9cca77c00793943314fdb31b.JPGIMG_E0774.thumb.JPG.90794b242d343db570e6b665aad4a7e8.JPGIMG_E0776.thumb.JPG.502ff18350c3e62ef00aa86493932422.JPG

And starting the engine assembly... those RBmotion manifold bolts were fun...

IMG_E0793.thumb.JPG.8cf8517c5c299c183d7811ea877ae72e.JPGIMG_E0794.thumb.JPG.2aa6c76adb8619a7e0d4df84430cb364.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll bet those carbon fiber decals on the front forks was also fun! Anxious to see the bike complete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No hiding any flaws in photos that close up. Outstanding work !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you guys!!   im almost done with this bike! 

Here are a couple photos of in progress...   the seat lacing was especially tricky on this one... everything is just so tiny.

LYIE9945.thumb.JPG.33a29750a74a68aa5ab50a87cef924cd.JPG

and all wired and plumbed..

IMG_E0828.thumb.JPG.980ed03e027980ff765e6562a110e418.JPG

and where it sits now....   just need the tanks and driveshaft and this puppy is done!  IMG_0834-retouch.thumb.jpg.4ea118d22a2b6acae6695e87269e7b1f.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clean and creative work Eric.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...