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Daxman

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Hello fellow model builders. I've built 2 jet powered hot rods over the past two years. I'm very proud of both models. Each turned out far better than I had imagined they would. I had a ton of positive comments on the forum and I really appreciate everything that was said. Thank you guys for the support. The comments were great!

There was some interest in starting a community build. I thought I'd get it started.

There's only one rule. It has to be powered by a turbine of some sort. Now, I'm no turbine expert......and I'm sure that the turbines that I made would probably not really function...but they look like they would, right?

It has to look like it can fly via turbine power. Any year or type of vehicle is ok.

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I want this bug to be like a race craft. I might put numbers and a racing paint job on it.

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This bug is going to have a single huge turbine out of the rear and some sort of wings out the front. It's going to be crazy.

 

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I have been intrigued by other models I have seen made along these lines. I even thought they could make for a cool build. The big question is would this pull me from my 2 year long slump?

 

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3 hours ago, otherunicorn said:

I have been intrigued by other models I have seen made along these lines. I even thought they could make for a cool build. The big question is would this pull me from my 2 year long slump?

 

Give it a try. It could be what you need to get back into the hobby.

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6 minutes ago, Daxman said:

Give it a try. It could be what you need to get back into the hobby.

I have already glued two pieces of plastic together. It's a start! I have a huge junkbox load I bought off ebay that are pretty worthless for regular car building as wheels/engines etc. are all trashed or missing. This project won't need either!

 

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Very neat. This is an intriguing style. I really want to call this Turbine Punk. But some last vestiges of good taste tell me to keep that to myself. 

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OK I have started searching a decent kit to start my Jet Rod build.

So far have found only an AMT 37 Chevy Convertible model box including only body parts and interior bucket but I'd rather not use it because I don't want to copy your 37 Coupe build.

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5 hours ago, otherunicorn said:

Starting point:

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I like the start of that!!

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16 hours ago, Antikainen said:

OK I have started searching a decent kit to start my Jet Rod build.

So far have found only an AMT 37 Chevy Convertible model box including only body parts and interior bucket but I'd rather not use it because I don't want to copy your 37 Coupe build.

Use it! I'm sure they'll be totally different. There's different turbines to mount, different color options, accessories...so many options. Plus it's a convertible! That would be cool to see.

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21 hours ago, otherunicorn said:

Starting point:

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I'm trying to figure out what the front white piece is from. What is it?  I like it! It's different and crazy. It fits together well. I can picture all kinds of mechanical devices hanging out from under the nose piece.

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RocketWagen, until I can think of a better name....... Two large turbines coming out of the engine compartment for main thrust. I plan to add many more smaller pipes surrounding these main turbines.

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There will be a driver's seat, then a wall separating the engine compartment. The rear seat area will be full of engine stuff. I would like to make the rear windows, into large intakes to feed the turbines. Possibly a roof intake thru the rear window as well. Similar to the intakes on some of the Baja Bugs. That would look cool! Hope I can do it.

 

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Sealing off the old passenger door.

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I want to mount moveable side thrusters that would provide lift off and help with the steering. I may be putting wings on the front suspension. Think - SpeederBike from Jeturnof the Jedi.

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Body themes and color choices. This is where I get stuck.

DieselPunk. I'd probably paint it turquiose and weather it similar to the 32 Ford. Lots of grease and rust.

Bare aluminum. This would probably be the most difficult for me, but the one I want to try the most at this time. Picture rivets, light-weight materials, pure speed, racing decals and a racing number.

Formula 1 type racing colors with graphics.

I will spend countless hours thinking about this...........It's a curse.

 

 

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Nice looking scratchbuild turbines on rocketwagen.. I will be using that AMT 37 Chevy ragtop then and it will be equipped with a sophisticated anti- gravitation device + powerful turbines.

It will take a while for me to start this build though bacause I have to finish my current model  project first.

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I worked on the RocketWagen's twin turbines. These were fun to make. I used a few different sized styrene rod and Ford Raptor rims to make the intake side. Can't wait to paint these!

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Very good.

I see you favour a more compact design than that the United Earth Navy chose for their Fnord Galactic Skyliner Admiral's Barges...

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On 1/14/2018 at 2:00 AM, Daxman said:

RocketWagen, until I can think of a better name.......

Volksfliegen?  Fliegenwagen? Whatever you call it, it's very cool, as are your previous jet rods!

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It took a couple of goes to attach the nose to the body. Milliput was a disaster. I thought I had some Green Stuff, but can't find it. In the end, I put an old tip on the soldering iron, and used sprue as "hot glue". It has had a layer of Tamiya putty since then.

The engine has taken quite a few sittings. Glue a piece on. Wait for it to set. Repeat. It is made of old rims and assorted junkbox parts.

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Main parts for 37 chevy convertible engines have been found!

Parts from star wars droid tri fighter engines, 63 Corvette wheels, some thimbles and some plastic tubing....

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I used the two front seats out of the RocketWagen to make some wings. I hope to make them appear to have lots of moving parts. Hydraulics, linkages, flaps, all that good stuff. IMG_6810.thumb.JPG.498c2885c9290e62dceb224093846938.JPGIMG_6813.thumb.JPG.92e416a836e1b4ea32d3332616cd154f.JPGIMG_6811.thumb.JPG.a1a0e80db27c89656a810ff995dde7cd.JPG

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46 minutes ago, Daxman said:

I used the two front seats out of the RocketWagen to make some wings. I hope to make them appear to have lots of moving parts. Hydraulics, linkages, flaps, all that good stuff.

 

And I am using front seats as my intake vents....

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Watching what you guys are doing is getting ideas in my head!!!!!!! Hmmmmm????

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On 1/19/2018 at 3:17 AM, otherunicorn said:

And I am using front seats as my intake vents....

Great minds think alike when using scale model seats.

I changed the side rear thrusters. I wasn't happy with the previous.

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I started schratching turbines for my '37:

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I used amt dagmars, amt 63 Corvette wheels, thimbles, some promo wheels with drilled out centers, white plastic tubing from childrens pen and star wars battle droid thing afterburner units.

Lots of protective metal plating to be added but the basic stucture of engines is now there.

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