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Don Prudhomme's Wynn's Winder


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My version of Don Prudhomme's 1/25 Wynn's Winder.  I found this kit to be somewhat challenging due to vague assembly instructions in some of the steps and the fact that the decals had a tendency to tear.  I know it's not the most accurate representation of the real dragster but I just built it box stock.

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Brandon17 said:

I'm building the same car currently. Your build is very nice and clean. Awesome job.

Be careful with the decals as they tear easily.  Especially the red along the bottom of the body.  Also, I had to shave some off the main body in front of the engine to get it to sit back far enough and mate up flush with the 2 side panels on each side of the driver's cage.

 

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2 hours ago, Mieser said:

Be careful with the decals as they tear easily.  Especially the red along the bottom of the body.  Also, I had to shave some off the main body in front of the engine to get it to sit back far enough and mate up flush with the 2 side panels on each side of the driver's cage.

 

Thank you for the tip about the decals. I built kansas john wiebe's dragster from the 1971 nhra supernationals at ontario using the young american dragster and it being the same kit as this one, I had to shave some of the main body off for it to mate with the back section. Your tires look so real. How did you get them to look like that?

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34 minutes ago, Brandon17 said:

Thank you for the tip about the decals. I built kansas john wiebe's dragster from the 1971 nhra supernationals at ontario using the young american dragster and it being the same kit as this one, I had to shave some of the main body off for it to mate with the back section. Your tires look so real. How did you get them to look like that?

First, I sprayed the tires with a thin coat of Testor's dullcote.  Then I found a deep socket that fit snugly inside the tire, put the socket in my cordless drill and then spun the tire while holding some 120 grit sandpaper on it to scuff it up and give it that "used" look.

 

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19 hours ago, Mieser said:

First, I sprayed the tires with a thin coat of Testor's dullcote.  Then I found a deep socket that fit snugly inside the tire, put the socket in my cordless drill and then spun the tire while holding some 120 grit sandpaper on it to scuff it up and give it that "used" look.

 

Thank you for the tip!!

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