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On 1/12/2020 at 5:04 PM, afx said:

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Checking in.  That sort of photo is invaluable for doing such a project!  The oil cooler would be easy to add.  Like the twin turbo plumbing that you have done.  The cage looks really good, I'm sure it's stronger than my aluminum rod version put in Porndy 👇, had to be really careful.  This is just making me want to ditch other projects I committed to this year. 🤭

 

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Thanks Kurt.  There is a lot that could be added in the front "boot" but I'm trying to limit the scope of the build - at least a little.:)

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On 1/12/2020 at 7:04 PM, afx said:

Cages are tedius but making seat belts are even worse!

Thanks Peter.

Thanks Guy.

I am NOT looking forward to building the framework to my Tamiya 300SL, lol

 

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Perfect roll cage, Bud!!!....always love your clean, precise building style!!!

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48 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

I am NOT looking forward to building the framework to my Tamiya 300SL, lol

 

It could be worse.  Imagine scratch building this Maserati Bird Cage chassis from styrene rod as my friend Harold Bradford of HRM did!

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37 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

Perfect roll cage, Bud!!!....always love your clean, precise building style!!!

Thanks Dann.  The cage does follow the A and C pillars nicely and hugs the roof - just the way I like it!:)

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8 minutes ago, afx said:

It could be worse.  Imagine scratch building this Maserati Bird Cage chassis from styrene rod as my friend Harold Bradford of HRM did!

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Screw that!!...lol

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7 minutes ago, afx said:

Thanks Dann.  The cage does follow the A and C pillars nicely and hugs the roof - just the way I like it!:)

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Beautiful perfection!!!....i'm toying around with the idea of making one for my 70 Hemi 'cuda...not sure though.

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7 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

I'm toying around with the idea of making one for my 70 Hemi 'cuda...not sure though.

Maybe something like this that I built for my '70 'Cuda T/A? :)

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3 minutes ago, afx said:

Maybe something like this that I built for my '70 'Cuda T/A? :)

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Man you kick....at roll cages!!!!

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What a great project and read through.

I cannot for the life of me bend styrene like that; so crisp and clean

I always seem to melt the hell out of it or my fingers or both. Was going to try hot water instead

I tend to use brass more often and make solder joints.  We all have our material preferences, I am just so impressed with your ability to handle styrene

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31 minutes ago, afx said:

Maybe something like this that I built for my '70 'Cuda T/A? :)

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Somethin like this...

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1 hour ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

What a great project and read through.

I cannot for the life of me bend styrene like that; so crisp and clean

I always seem to melt the hell out of it or my fingers or both. Was going to try hot water instead

I tend to use brass more often and make solder joints.  We all have our material preferences, I am just so impressed with your ability to handle styrene

Thanks Scott. I have zero soldering skills so I've had to learn to work with plastic.

1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

Somethin like this...

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You got that.

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Looks great. Mad skills. Brad is poster child for mad skills and patience. No idea why people do some of the stuff they do to 911's when they could do this, or have Alois do it. Ring proven. Great watching progress. 

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On 1/14/2020 at 9:47 PM, DukeE said:

Looks great. Mad skills. Brad is poster child for mad skills and patience. No idea why people do some of the stuff they do to 911's when they could do this, or have Alois do it. Ring proven. Great watching progress. 

Brad is highly skilled.  Glad you are enjoying the project Duke.

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The wheels arrived from Scale Production.  The set includes a very nice set of turned aluminum rims but the offset is wrong for my car.  I modified a set of wheel rims to fit the wheel centers which are cast white metal.

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Man, this is coming together so nicely... the quality of work here is just so excellent.

I'm excited, keep it up JC!

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Superb work

All so crisp and clean

I must be a sloppy ham fisted troglodyte as none of my styrene joints or mods look as clean as this

You are a styrene surgeon 

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Not to hijack, but last year Ruf built some CTR Yellowbird anniversary cars. Would kill for a blue one!

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16 hours ago, LL3 Model Worx said:

Man, this is coming together so nicely... the quality of work here is just so excellent.

I'm excited, keep it up JC!

Thanks Bo.

10 hours ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

Superb work

All so crisp and clean

I must be a sloppy ham fisted troglodyte as none of my styrene joints or mods look as clean as this

You are a styrene surgeon 

I like things to fit together Scott - maybe a bit obsessed.:)

10 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

Not to hijack, but last year Ruf built some CTR Yellowbird anniversary cars. Would kill for a blue one!

I agree Dan the Anniversary model is sweet!

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I saw this WIP only now... VERY cool project, JC! I will be following along!

 

On 12/31/2019 at 5:44 PM, DukeE said:

I'm a not very wide body fan. But for a Gemballa, there's this. IIRC there was cabrio too, white box art. Fujimi may have done one, but I think it was a Koenig, simple kit. 

Boxart Porsche 911 Gemballa Avalanche 7160 Revell

I'd like to add that the Gemballa actually WAS a Fujimi-based kit. Revell sold some Fujimi EM model kits (Porsche turbo, Ferrari 246) under their "Revell Premium" brand. The Gemballa kit was even sold under the Fujimi brand in some countries. 

I think the model looks horrible on the package using the kit's BBS wheels. But that can be dealt with, using the RUF wheels that JC will use for the CTR. IMHO this looks about alright:

https://uncrate.com/de/article/1986-gemballa-avalanche/

 

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10 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

I saw this WIP only now... VERY cool project, JC! I will be following along!

Happy to have you on board Thomas. 

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