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17 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

You always do such a nice job on the details with your projects. Tell us about the piece used to mount the side pipe to the bedside. Please :)

 

Thanks Craig!!   Its actually just a piece of 1/8" brass tube... I needed something to transition from 3/32" solid rod to 3/32" tube, so i made these hangers... They looked a bit bland so I tossed them on the lathe and kissed them 3 times with a rounded bit..

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Superb work! I love how the wheels turned out. Are the exhaust pipes done with the Molotow chrome also?

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18 minutes ago, NOBLNG said:

Superb work! I love how the wheels turned out. Are the exhaust pipes done with the Molotow chrome also?

Thank you!!   The exhaust is K-S Aluminum tube hand polished with Auto Wenol Metal polish...  This stuff is fantastic, and shines stuff up quick and easy.

https://www.amazon.com/100-tube-Auto-Wenol-blue/dp/B002CBUD0M/ref=pd_bxgy_201_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B002CBUD0M&pd_rd_r=HWW0Q8V2TWZYSYJC3TNZ&pd_rd_w=pSbc2&pd_rd_wg=VdFKX&psc=1&refRID=HWW0Q8V2TWZYSYJC3TNZ

 

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WOW...Just WOW ....what can I say that hasn't been said,this truck is absolutely beautiful !!!! I would love to have a 1:1 just like this one,the color choice is perfect and love the wheels....again WOW!!

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I knew it had more detail to it than just a piece of tube. This thing is so freaking cool. Well done, as always

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Seconding the congrats on winning the Foose theme award at NNL East. Well deserved.

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Thank you guys!     It was an honor to bring home that award!    That wasn't really the original intent of this build, at all... it was just a paint experiment that happened to go really well... then a slight thrash to have it done for the show.

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Great looking build congrats on your winnings with it what did you use for the piping?

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3 minutes ago, John Pol said:

Great looking build congrats on your winnings with it what did you use for the piping?

Thanks john!    It is just detail master red ignition wire, i have used a bunch of different types of wire... tend to go with  "the smaller the better" for piping,  even the red I used is still too large, if you look at it as 1:1 scale. 

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"Happened to go really well?"

Understatement. Of. The. Year.

Dude, the paint is amazing. The whole build, just wow.

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Thank you guys for the kind words!   I really appreciate it.

On 4/24/2018 at 10:51 PM, iamsuperdan said:

"Happened to go really well?"

Understatement. Of. The. Year.

Dude, the paint is amazing. The whole build, just wow.

Thanks Dan!  but if you would have seen it up close after I sprayed that gold flake...   It almost went back in a box to never be seen again...  it looked like 80 grit sandpaper.. haha..

18 hours ago, Elliot949 said:

What Clearcoat did you use...

 

It was just the value line urethane clear from the local paint store, I always use the cheaper clear... they try to up-sell me with the premium stuff by telling my it has a higher build, and better UV protection.. neither matter for model car stuff... in fact I think the thinner stuff is a plus... keeps it from having the "dipped in goo"  look. 

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Those fellows from Wadsworth build some very nice models ! Congrats to you and that other guy(what was is name again ?).

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Eric, this is the first time I saw this thread!  So I read it beginning to end with great interest!

And this is how it all ended...  note that Eric lost a bunch of weight since last year's photo.  I believe I found it!   

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Really sorry I missed this Eric , It's absolutely stunning !  Congratulations on a very deserved win at NNL East !

Where did you source the steel wheels from ?  I've been searching for a set just like those .

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