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dragmodels44

Fearless Fred Goeske road runner

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Hey guys, just finished another body before the weather starts getting too cold. I saw the body and got a set of the decals so I could do this one eventually. I used hemi orange and two part clear. The drivers side came out nice, but I had some bubbling on the decals on the pass side. I was not a fan of this resin. I’m not sure who’s it was, it came from comp resins, but it was a yellowish resins and very thick.  It’ll still make a nice shelf model and a nice addition to my Mopar models. I love the funnycars that looked like the actual car.  I’m pretty much caught up on bodies now I have to build’em !   

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That looks like it's going to look great on your shelf, once it's done.

I'm impressed by how shiny you got that clearcoat laid down. It looks wet!

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one of  my Favorite Funny cars ............ I did one 10 years ago but your looks much better just Awesome !

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Thanks guys, I did one a while back but sold it. This ones a keeper. It’s the 2 part urethane, it usually comes out with a nice wet finish

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Nice paint work! Gonna look good when done I bet. That was a cool car for sure back then.

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Coming along nicely! Too bad about the bubbly decals. Can you get another set?

I also built a Goeske road runner a number of years ago. Did not like the resin body so I got a Johan glue bomb and it worked out well.

I used my magazine collection for reference only to find that the colors in old magazines did not translate well. I realized, years after the build that the chassis was actually red and the body was Omaha Orange.

When you get around to the windshield, do not cut an opening . Goeske's windshield did not have one.

I have some reference photos here: http://public.fotki.com/announcerguy/funny-cars/fearless_fred_goeske/ 

if you'd like to see them.

 

 

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NICE!  I saw pics of yours when I was doing my research and I used yours and pics of the real car for decal placement. Your detail is amazing. It started to bubble after the second coat of clear, which means I would have had to stop, sand off all the decals on that side, reorder another set of decals etc etc...   

i just finished it. Also, I’m sure you noticed I added the cavalcade of stars decal but not the other ones. I just liked it. I’m sure nothing is going to fit right under the body. This is probably going to be a body down only funnycar! Oh well, still a cool car. Thanks!

 

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Thank you! I do remember spending a LOT of time fabricating the interior tin work. It fits the chassis quite well but the body doesn't tilt. Can't have everything! :rolleyes:

WF

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Very nice. 

This is one on my bucket list to do (along with several others....lol )

I was thinking just use / modify a more readily avail amt body and polar lights chassis and tins ? 

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Thank you!  I hate these polar light chassis’ but it’s correct enough. Does anybody make resin square tanks, the PL ones are round. Or do u just make them from sheet plastic?

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I used a Jo-Han Pinto (or Mustang) Funny car set, they are a good match for the double square tanks Fred used. 

 

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Coming along nicely!

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I made my tanks from square Evergreen stock. Was not hard to do at all. Don't think that you would see tanks held in place with leather belts anymore!

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If you ever need to see the frame just look up L.A. Challenger that will have the old Goeske frame . with offset drivers compartment .

 

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