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47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

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I finished my 5th Jet Car today. This was a great model kit to build. I knew when I first picked up the box that it would be a great car to turn into a hover vehicle.There's lots of scratch build items throughout. There's probably half a Gundam model worth of parts on the undercarriage (thanks to my son who donated 2 Gundam kits for this project). All of the pipes and hoses are solid styrene rod bent with heat. The rear fenders/turbines are hinged and pivot downward slightly.

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Someone forgot to weather the base of the antennae.........

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I accidentally cracked the rear window last night while trying to rub fingerprints off of it. I'm so upset with myself. Luckily the car is weathered and it doesn't stand out too badly. I hope..

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The large landing lights were added last week. Very happy with the results.

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Here's a good view of the undercarriage.

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I also painted the window weather stripping black. It really added some good detail.

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Thank you for looking!!

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Far out man. I am not sure I understand it but I can see this is very well executed.

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Groovy Man! Superb imagination and building skills!

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Man, this came out great. Cool concept, well executed. And the rear window actually just adds to the used look of the vehicle. Very cool

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I followed your build, and a few repaints along the way. Amazing engineering and design work on this build. The finish looks perfect. 

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Another great build Dax.

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Totally amazing!!  Outstanding workmanship and execution of an out of this world idea.

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I watched the wip and thought, that might turn out great. But the finished model is just outstanding! Great work!

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Thanks for all the positive comments!!! I have a few more photos with the trunk and hood removed.

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Very cool Daxman. A great idea that's very well executed. Well done.

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Wow , love these theme builds for this type of vehicle .

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Thanks for posting the hood and trunk removed photos. I my humble opinion the real beauty of this build is in the details. Your decision to consistently fill the voids in the open sections with long strips and bolted-in place details adds a lot of continuity to a complicated overall design theme. You have certainly inspired me to start gathering parts and filling in wheel wells for an anti-grav vehicle of my own. My victim is an already started '49 Ford coupe custom that I was gifted that was so radically chopped and sectioned that the builder left no practical way for any wheels and tires. I will be pleased if mine turns out to be half as interesting as yours.

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Is there some way we can see the other four you have already built?

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On 7/2/2019 at 9:58 AM, misterNNL said:

Is there some way we can see the other four you have already built?

I just started my 6th jet vehicle, two days ago. It's a 41 Chevy truck. I'll get a few photos of the new project up on these forums within a couple days.

I'd love to show all of my jet vehicles in one single post. I try to do that as well.

How is your 49 Ford coming along?

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Mine is slowly evolving. One main engine section is complete. It started as one of those plastic holders that my disposable razor blades come in. I have several other projects under way and have returned the '49 to it's box just to keep it from distracting me from the many tasks at hand. I certainly look forward to seeing your other jet rods as I continue to seek inspiration for mine.

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OUTSTANDING WORKMAN SHIP!!!!!!..You sure have a knack for these kind of builds!! , looking forward to your next project.

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