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1320wayne

Super Comp Dragster...Completed!!!!!

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Been a long time since I posted anything completed or in-progress. 4 1/2 years on the road driving a truck puts a serious damper on your ability to work on model projects. Now, I am back home for good and can get back to some serious projects and play catch up with some old ones.

This is a new project. Its a 1/25 scale Super Comp Dragster. Been wanting to get more into the sportsman ranks for building and this one seemed like the perfect starting point. 

 

I started by shortening a modern top fuel body from a Revell kit and getting it more to the S/C length. Still working out the plans for engine combination and other details but I've been able to get the basic look started. 

I made some graphics on my PC and layed them out onto decal film. Started adding the graphics to see how it could/would look. Pretty happy so far but it's still in the early stages of the build. 

The engine is something that I pulled out of the parts box so I could see where the scoop would land. It's not what will be showing up eventually.

 

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Wayne...  Very cool, I am totally digging this. I love the looks of a Super Comp Dragster. Looking forward to seeing more of this. You are off to a great start.

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Yea i agree with mooneyzs, i really like what im seeing,keep posting updates.

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Nice to see you back.

The dragster is looking good.

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I know this will be a great build Wayne.....Love the graphics. I'm anxious for more.

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Here's one more update. Finished the decals on one side including the scoop.

 

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Wayne......Looks Great!!!!.........Killer Graphics:)

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what software did you use to make the graphics?  those look great bty!!

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Your graphics are really cool, Wayne.  Great progress so far!

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Looking great so far!!!!!! Can't wait for more!!!!!!!

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what software did you use to make the graphics?  those look great bty!!

I'd love to give you a pretty technical response but it's just not that complex. I have not invested in any expensive program. My technique for creating these homemade graphics is pretty basic, and limited. I find the type of graphics that I'm looking for online, transfer them to a word document where I can make adjustments to the size of the image, and then print them out onto decal film, either clear backed or white backed. I use a basic inkjet printer so I'm not able to print white, which is why I would have to use white backed decal film in some cases. If your image has white in it it will have to be printed on white paper but then you have to trim the image right to the very edge. That limits me as to what I can reproduce or determines what the overall paint job would have to be to use certain images. It's fun though, especially when the final result comes out looking good. 

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Looks awesome Wayne. How much did you cut to make the S/C body? It looks perfect.

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Looks awesome Wayne. How much did you cut to make the S/C body? It looks perfect.

If you scroll back up to the first pic I placed a regular top fuel body next to my build to compare. I don't have an exact measurement, it's pretty much just eyeball engineering.

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I'd love to give you a pretty technical response but it's just not that complex. I have not invested in any expensive program. My technique for creating these homemade graphics is pretty basic, and limited. I find the type of graphics that I'm looking for online, transfer them to a word document where I can make adjustments to the size of the image, and then print them out onto decal film, either clear backed or white backed. I use a basic inkjet printer so I'm not able to print white, which is why I would have to use white backed decal film in some cases. If your image has white in it it will have to be printed on white paper but then you have to trim the image right to the very edge. That limits me as to what I can reproduce or determines what the overall paint job would have to be to use certain images. It's fun though, especially when the final result comes out looking good. 

that's basically what I do...am considering getting software and was curious...yours look fantastic

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Good to see you back at it brother.

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Nice job on the body Wayne, where did the front wheels come from?

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Wayne......Looks Great!!!!.........Killer Graphics:)

I agree!

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Hi Wayne,

Long time no see. Very glad you are back at it. This project is super cool. I love it when someone who knows darg racing builds an awesome car like this.

Cheers,

 

Andy Martin

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Damm,pretty sick car you've got there.Love the graphics,and all the sponsor decals.😀

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Nice job on the body Wayne, where did the front wheels come from?

Those wheels come in the last Top Fuel kits that Revell released. The Bud and Army cars.

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Those wheels come in the last Top Fuel kits that Revell released. The Bud and Army cars.

Thanks Wayne

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Welcome back Wayne and I see you've come back with a seriously bad @ss build. Love the progress so far.

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Some small updates. Got some work done on the motor/trans. setup. Finally found a use for these anodized purple valve covers. Selected the tires and wheels for the rear. 

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Looks great Wayne, and glad to see you back at the bench.

Charlie

Pro Tech

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How about a new update on this one. I had to put this one away a short time ago after the clear coat didn't cooperate. So, I pulled it back out and decided to fix the problem by going in a different direction.

New paint scheme with new graphics. I also got started on paint and assembly. Chassis is the pearl blue that I did the original paint scheme in along with the front wheels. I also started assembling the front and rear suspension and getting the tires and wheels attached for good.

 

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