"Stardust" Jet Car

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Hello again.......I hope you all don`t get sick of me cause........I have a lot to share.......just let me know?......I don`t want to ruin my welcome.......I`ve had a few complaint`s.......I don`t need enemies......this project started when I was at a good friends house "fuelishspectator" who is an awesome builder.........he had a few pictures of a april fools cars that the nhra posted.......he said he wanted to make one.......well they all had hemi engines.......I asked him if he would mind if i made the car but put my own twist on it.....He said no problem......so I started with a revell "fruit of the loom" F/C........I cut the body all up and this is what I came up with......I decided to make it a jet car........so I used a "starwars" kit that resembled at jet engine.......changed it around......wired and plumbed......scratch built chasis......H.O.K. pink kandy.pearl blue and purple finger nail polish.......stars are airbrused........and black splatter effect.

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Well Ive never seen this one. Pretty creative..

John, Could you tell me how you make your fuel line fittings...

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Hey John that one caught me by surprise . COOOOOOOOOL idea and work . Hey you don't have an extra set of Snoopy F/C decals If not was Keven the one that did them . I just picked up an Aurora Jaguar.

thanks Chuck

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Hey John that one caught me by surprise . COOOOOOOOOL idea and work . Hey you don't have an extra set of Snoopy F/C decals If not was Keven the one that did them . I just picked up an Aurora Jaguar.

thanks Chuck

Hi Chuck........sorry I don`t have any left......but Keven Gomskie at "WoopieKat Decals" .......made them for me...... for 20 bucks............he should have them still on file.......I made a 1/24 scale and a 1/16 scale......but the "snoopy" dog and dog house were stickers from "michaels" art and craft`s store........for a couple of bucks..........and the sponsor lettering was done by rub on letters from a minature train store......for about 5 bucks.......hope I helped you,John

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Well Ive never seen this one. Pretty creative..

John, Could you tell me how you make your fuel line fittings...

Txrat........I buy a 5 pack of rubber with wire insert at the 99 cent store........I remove the wire in the middle and cut 3 inch strips of the rubber tubbing .......then I spray paint some silver and some gold.......then cut slices of the tubbing the size of a hex fitting........I drill holes were ever the tubbing is going .......I cut a piece of a straight pin and glue it in the hole I drilled ........then I attach a fitting to the straight pin......the straight pin has to be long enough for the fitting and to attach the rubber fuel line..........I paint the fitting Tamiya clear red over the gold and Tamiya clear blue over the silver......I know that real fittings are expensive ,but I was making my own because I`m poor......but when I have money I buy Pro Tech stuff......I hope I helped you ,John.......P.S......your work is already Awesome......you don`t need me.

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vvverrry nice, didn't i just see this car in the new MCM??

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vvverrry nice, didn't i just see this car in the new MCM??

Yes Sir........it was.........I just wanted to show some pictures of it out side.

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Yes Sir........it was.........I just wanted to show some pictures of it out side.

looks good inside OR out!!

man, i thought i was going nutz!! ya know, old and all...lol

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I always loved Jet cars and this is one that I wish was 1:1 and racing!!

Awesome work!!

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This looks like it could have been a reality and your attention to detail makes it look even more so!

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Hey John.....that is awesome! the detailing is very nice, builds like this remind me of why i love junk parts...never know what you can build with them.

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Hello again.......I hope you all don`t get sick of me cause........I have a lot to share.......just let me know?......I don`t want to ruin my welcome.......I`ve had a few complaint`s...

Complaints???? You've got to be kidding! Keep it coming! biggrin.gif

This is fabulous work you're doing. Real inspirations!

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What supplies did you use to build the engine? I ask because I have already modified a Top Fuel frame to resemble a jet chassis (I did some work for the 'Miss-Ta-Fire' and Embry-Riddle jet dragsters, as the same people own and drive both cars) and would like to finish the build of the 'Miss-Ta-Fire' car to present to Chris and Elaine as a token of letting me help them out with the car.

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What supplies did you use to build the engine? I ask because I have already modified a Top Fuel frame to resemble a jet chassis (I did some work for the 'Miss-Ta-Fire' and Embry-Riddle jet dragsters, as the same people own and drive both cars) and would like to finish the build of the 'Miss-Ta-Fire' car to present to Chris and Elaine as a token of letting me help them out with the car.

Bradley......the engine is from anakins jet fighter a starwars kit.......I .modified the the engine to fit the frame I made......filed her and ther......after I glued the engine I drilled holes were I thought fuel lines might go?.....primmered then painted gloss black then I painited it with alclad paint......I guessed a lot of the plumbing.......added a panel with plumbing ......and just used rubber fuel lines.......I cut little slices of the same fuel line for the fittings and just painted them red and blue.....I hope I helped,John

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Only word that came to mind was....Awesome! Very impressive. Great idea well executed.

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John, a VERY impressive build to say the least! NEVER saw one with the driver in FRONT of the intake,But it's VERY impressive none the less! GREAT detail,you did a GREAT job,even if you ARE poor(join the club! B) )

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Mr.Teresi, that helped immensely! As I am a jet mechanic by trade, I can plumb one of these things up no problem, I just had no idea what was used for the 'core' engine. Thank you VERY much for the info John....beautiful models by the way!

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John! John! John!

"Complaints?!?!?!"

i whole-heartedly agree with Mr. Moto

I for one, "want", to see any, and all, that you have to share with us! and poor? brother, these days who isn't?!?!?!

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Your eye for design is only surpassed by your ingenuity

Great builds Sir!

I applaud your skills as a fellow builder

Again, Thank You for sharing Man!

Later

Russ

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Your model builds never cease to amaze me!! :)

Awesome...just awesome.

John

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John! John! John!

"Complaints?!?!?!"

i whole-heartedly agree with Mr. Moto

I for one, "want", to see any, and all, that you have to share with us! and poor? brother, these days who isn't?!?!?!

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Your eye for design is only surpassed by your ingenuity

Great builds Sir!

I applaud your skills as a fellow builder

Again, Thank You for sharing Man!

Later

Russ

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I agree whole heartedly. Also can you tell whats in the water where you and Greg (fuelish) are cause you both do some incerdible work laugh.gif

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Sweet!

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Awesome concept build John, I've seen a few of those April Fool pics and wondered if they would model up OK, you've proved the idea. Hope you had a great Xmas, here's to 2013

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Keep them coming John alway great to see your work.

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one word FANTASTIC !!!!!!

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That heat stained nozzle looks superb realistic!

I'd swear I smelled the jet fuel from that pictures.

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