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Birdman's twin turbo Pontiac firebird trans am


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I started on this birdman replica car two days ago for a build off with a few friends of mine. I have until the end of July to finish this but, I will probably finish in a few days. I'm using the Pontiac firebird kit for this build as well 

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the wing wasn't hard at all to recreate, but the turbo set up he runs probably will

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It's pretty nice to not have to build another tube chassis for this car, although I still have to edit parts of this chassis that pretty out of date

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I got the front end and the doors cut out. Hope everything fits well.

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I am going to scratch build an intake and make a place for a breather like the one that's on the real car.

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I also ordered some promod 102 mm turbos from shapeways 

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I cannot wait to paint and detail this set up

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I've got the exhaust done, which is always my favorite part 😊. I painted the motor as well. I'm doing body work until the motor dries then I'm going to detail it.

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I'm still figuring out how to detail the motor so it can be exact but I guess it's just gonna be a trial and error thing.

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I got a breather on the intake that looks pretty good. I used an intake from an old diecast car I used to hav.

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I'm almost done painting the body as of now. I saved the best part for last😁

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Nice build. Really like the turbo setup.

What do you use for the engine-tubes (if you know what I mean)?

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Nice build. Really like the turbo setup.

What do you use for the engine-tubes (if you know what I mean)?

I use styrene tubes that I purchased from my local hobby shop. They sell them everywhere, so it shouldn't be hard to find it.

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OH man again,you are one busy boy.Youv'e got at least four different projects going at once....And I really like them all.Keep the pics coming.Im a door drag car nut.Pro mod/Pro stock,BIG tire cars.Seems like you are too.And man you sure like your turbos.Its weird,I've never built a drag car model with a turbo.It Looked to complicated.I don't know,maybe I'll try it.Anyway,keep up the good work.Again,this is what I've been working on.66 Pro mod Nova

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I'm 99% done with the chassis, I just need put the net in and some other minor things

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I've finally finished this car for the month of July, I'm really proud of this build.

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I couldn't figure out where to buy a custom license plate for the front, so I just left it as is

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Looks great. 

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Looks great. 

thank you, I appreciate it 🙏🏾

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I couldn't figure out where to buy a custom license plate for the front, so I just left it as is

You have a good pic of it. Open the photo in paint and crop it so just the plate is visible. Resize it to a scale license plate size and print it out. Glue it to a piece of sheet plastic.

Mark

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Very well done build. Looks fantastic. Great job!

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Wow I'm very impressed!!

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Wow I'm very impressed!!

thank you 🙏🏾

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Wow I'm very impressed!!

I appreciate it man!! 

 

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Very well done build. Looks fantastic. Great job!

thanks brother 

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