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Tom "Mongoose" Mc Ewen: 1/16 Silver Bullet Coors Corvette F/C on the Workbench 6/12/2017

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Hello......Out with the Old ......In with the New......this is on the workbench : a  Tom "Mongoose" Mc Ewen Silver Bullet Coors 1/16 Corvette F/C.......and My "Little Brother" AKA Chris Sobak comes thru again......he sold me his 1/16 Corvette Resin Body from 'Flashpoint" Resins ......I tried to look for one but,they are no longer availabale .......couldn`t find one anywhere .........So my "Little Brother" hooked me up with the body and Slixx Decals......thanks Chris so much ......you are one heck of guy.......I am using a M/T Grand Am F/C as a donor......since I have aother one to build.......I will start this build after Art Laski`s L.A. Roadster Show this Fathers Day Weekend in Pomona......see you there.....thanks for looking

 

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We're overdue for another Funny from you John. I remember when you said you wanted to do the M/T Marine car.

Looks like you get to have your cake and munch away on it at the same time.

See you then.

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John... I am super excited to see you start this build. You will do a Steller job on it. I am already looking forward to updates on this :D

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This will be a fun buidl to follow along with.!

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Looking forward to this one, Johnny!

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As an avid viewer of the forums (don't reply much as I'm usually at work while browsing) I have just one thing to say.

 

We need to see an arranged meeting at a show with John and Chris' completed F/Cs. Would be even better if someone with diorama skills could make a 1/16 dragstrip diorama. I'm betting that this car when finished lined up beside Chris' Prudhome car would make for one stellar display. Maybe this idea will help Chris find the final bit of motivation to get his 7+ year project finalized :)

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Hello......thanks guys for the kind comments......I really do appreciate them:)......I assembled the Revell kit frame and I will be doing some major modifications to it......I added over an inch to the frame and I will be changing the rear of the frame too........ I will be making a new front end system......I also made a new fuel tank......and I cleaned up the body a little bit.......and all the chrome will be striped and painted Alclad.....thanks for looking

 

 

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Few more WIP pics.......thanks

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Can you tell me how you lengthened the frame? I've tried before but I get so frustrated I give up! Any help would be great.

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Hi Craig.......It`s not perfect but,heres what I do........I assemble the kit frame .....then I cut off the end piece "Front".......then I try and make sure each of the 4 post of the frame are even by cuting them all the same length and sanding the ends evenly......then I drill 4 holes at the end of each post #73 drill bit......then I glue 4 sraight pins about 1/2 inch long into each hole with Super Glue with the red cap.....that you can buy at the 99 cent store 2 bottles per pack......great glue for gluing styrene ........then I use the same width styrene tubing but,It needs to be hollow so that the straight pin with go through the hole with ease......Super Glue all for new styrene post all the same size that you need for the length you need.......jusy try and keep them straight ......after drying you can bend a little if needed.....then glue the end piece back on......with straight pins as well.......it will be strong and sturdy......hope that made sense .....thanks

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John... Looking good Buddy. You are off to a Killer start on this. You got that chassis mocked up quick. Keep up the great work. You will turn that pile of kit pieces into another Model Masterpiece

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Can't wait to see more-you're work is always amazing !!!

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Love it John.

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I will start this build after Art Laski`s L.A. Roadster Show this Fathers Day Weekend in Pomona.                             

AFTER Art's show? I don't know Mr. John. Kinda' looks started to me. Must be a Modeler's Karma thing.

Patience when building, no patience between builds. Am I right? Am I right? Am I right?

Back in the olden days when I used to build models........kidding.......I built a Dodge Stealth Pro Street.

For the radiator cap I used a mechanical watch winding knob. Any chance that's what's sitting on top of your fuel tank?

 

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Joe .....yes Sir......that is a watch winding knob......Art gave me a box full of watch parts......I love the parts......and I finished my Drag Bike a little earlier than I expected ......and got bored waiting for the show ......so I started working on the F/C:)

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Looks good so far John!

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This one will  be awesome! Great start already. I'm cheering for you Batman!

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Back at the bench and not a moment too soon. We all need some Teresi bench eye candy to heighten our modeling senses. I need to now go and refresh my drool tank as its running on empty.

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Hi Craig.......It`s not perfect but,heres what I do........I assemble the kit frame .....then I cut off the end piece "Front".......then I try and make sure each of the 4 post of the frame are even by cuting them all the same length and sanding the ends evenly......then I drill 4 holes at the end of each post #73 drill bit......then I glue 4 sraight pins about 1/2 inch long into each hole with Super Glue with the red cap.....that you can buy at the 99 cent store 2 bottles per pack......great glue for gluing styrene ........then I use the same width styrene tubing but,It needs to be hollow so that the straight pin with go through the hole with ease......Super Glue all for new styrene post all the same size that you need for the length you need.......jusy try and keep them straight ......after drying you can bend a little if needed.....then glue the end piece back on......with straight pins as well.......it will be strong and sturdy......hope that made sense .....thanks

I use locktite superglue myself, good stuff. I was looking at the frame, I can't even tell where you added to it man. Good job! 

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Always a pleasure to watch along as you build one of your fantastic creations.

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Hello.......Thank you all so very much for the kind comments ......I really do appreciate them:).......and thank you "Superman"  for checking in......always happy to get a comment from you:).......I made a Puke Tank and a Rear Body Brace.......I made some Hubs and modified some rotors......I have alot more mods to do on the frame......thanks for looking

 

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Few more WIP pics......thanks

 

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Nice Progress Brother!!!... this is sure coming along and you are making great progress. Looks like you just about have the rear end buttoned up. Keep up the great work.

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Oh-h-h Boy! this is gonna be fun...

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Nice to see what you've got on the bench now John.  Count me along too.  cheers, tim

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