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Hennessey F-150 Velociraptor

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Hey Guys

Thought I would share my latest WIP, Its only early days at this stage, got the framework for the front bumper started last night, have drawn up a template for the shape of it.

I'm wanting to build something like this.2014-hennessey-ford-f-150-velociraptor-6

It featured on an episode of Top Gear (when Top Gear was Top Gear...) Clarkson drove it up a snowy hill.

Heres Stig drifting it around the track! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSftD0j2zY

59e5459956c27_Hennessey-VelociRaptor-in-I'll be using Revells Snap Kit F150, which is a really decent kit esp for the price!

The hardest part is fabricating the front bumper, with all the flat surfaces & angles. But i;m keen to give it go.

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I havent been able to find anything close to the proper wheels, But I do have these 2, One on the left is from Scenes Unlimited & the 18" Dupond wheel is from Fujimi

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More progress soon

Ash

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I'm not a Ford guy, but I am a truck guy.

 

Watching with great interest. :)

 

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Cool truck but don't want to even ask how much it costs.

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Cool truck but don't want to even ask how much it costs.

It adds about $25k to the base price.

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 havent been able to find anything close to the proper wheels, But I do have these 2, One on the left is from Scenes Unlimited & the 18" Dupond wheel is from Fujimi

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More progress soon

Ash

I think use the Fujimi wheels, paint them satin black, and hit some of the bolt heads with silver. They will be close enough for what you're trying to accomplish.

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Cheers guys!

Made some more progress & its starting to look like a proper bumper now. I left it as a separate piece for as long as I could, but required gluing on last night.

Now I need to finish the "top" of the bumper & then can start trimming away all the excess on the back

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Nice start.  I bought several of these with the intention to make a 4 door as well as the stock kit.  Do you have any intentions of making this a 4 door because I wouldn't mind knowing the do's and don'ts of that process.  Either way I look forward to your build. 

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Nice start.  I bought several of these with the intention to make a 4 door as well as the stock kit.  Do you have any intentions of making this a 4 door because I wouldn't mind knowing the do's and don'ts of that process.  Either way I look forward to your build. 

Hey mate, Nah Ive decided to leave it as a 2 door, which makes things heaps easier. But I am considering this for a future build.....

VelociRaptor-6X6-side-black.thumb.jpg.972018 Velociraptor 6x6!!! Pretty cool!!!

Ive finally finished the front bumper, going to prime it this weekend to check all the joints & then work on filling in the gaps.

Oh I do still have the lights to do & tow hooks. Pretty happy with how its come out so far, its slightly deeper than it should be (0.5mm deeper than stock bumper) but still looks pretty good.

Now onto the rear bumper which should hopefully be eaiser

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