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Mooneyzs

1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Finished 10/14/2018

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The first post in this thread is dated March 14th, 2011 and Chris said in that post he started this about a week ago. Six years and two months, about as long as I've known Chris. This thread is a 'must read' for anyone wanting to better their skills and and a 'how-to' on modeling innovation.

I agree 100% and I tried. But I find myself searching for the "meat" in between all the kudos and grattitude posts (which outnumber the "meat" of the thread by quite a bit.  I gave up after few going through several hundreds of posts. I'm not trying to take anything away from the master-builder or the meticulous build quality - all the kudos are well-deserved of course, but if I could get a copy of this thread with just the build posts that would make an awesome tutorial (about the model and the 1:1 scale car).

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Any more updates?

Ahem.....

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Thanks for checking in guys. Sorry but there hasn't been any updates, I seem to have lost my motivation for this build. Hopefully I will get it back.

Edited by Mooneyzs

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No sweat, Chris.  Relax a little . . . you have 308 days until DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 14 !!

B)

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Definitely sounds like the time for acs slump buster. 

That will help you get your motivation back. You are so close to the finish line on this one.

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In his best sing songy voice............"So, whatcha been doing?"     cheers, tim

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I know nothing..... but I bet I know lol

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just here to say, HI ! ..........................................HI.

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Every morning I check in here to see if there's something new to drool over and my personal supply of drool is almost at capacity so come on Chris, help a fellow modeler out.  :lol:

Edited by gasser59

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Brad... Thanks for checking in. I haven't gotten to the bench in quite some time. I have lost the motivation but trying to get back to the bench soon. But I have trying to update all of my threads that I have started with updating the photo's I have them all done except my FED thread from a few years ago and well This Funny Car thread. I am trying to get my photobucket sized below the 2GB storage because I currently pay for it and my account renewal is coming up at the end of this Month, July 31st to be exact. so I am going to cancel the storage there but not sure if it will bite me in the butt with this thread once I do that. I figured if I get it bellow I can leave it and proceed with Fotki but I am debating if I should bite the bullet and try to Migrate all of these pics in this thread over to Fotki before the end of the month. Its been a pain in the rear with my other threads but there are 220 pages to go thru and update here. Guess we will see what happens

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Nice to see this one on the bench and potentially growing.

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Hey Chris, WOW! this has really blossomed into a truly amazing piece of art! One word of advice, take your time on your next build and try not to rush things 😄😄.

Charlie

Pro Tech

 

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Mark... Thanks for checking in on this build. I am really close to the home stretch. Although I haven't had much motivation since GSL had a couple of hiccups when I got back but trying to get back to the bench.

Charlie... thanks for swinging by and checking it out. I will remember your advice advice try to take it a little slower on the next one :lol::lol:.... on another note I am super close to installing the rest of the fuel lines and making the motor come to life with your awesome Braided Line.

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Hey....are you there?...:lol:

Simón P. Rivera Torres

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Well Guys... I know I haven't had an update in quite a while. I haven't really done much on this since GSL and have done a little work here and there but really haven't gotten as much accomplished as I would like. I have gotten a couple things done the past 3 months but just haven't had motivation for this build. Here is a little of what I have accomplished.

 

Here is all of the components for my body latch mechanism. I had to redo the Pull handle and how I had it attaching to the assembly. I ended up using Albion Alloys Nickle Silver Tubing and Soldered the T-Handle as well as a .5mm threaded bolt into it, I cut the head off the bolt to get it to work the way I wanted:

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Here I decided to make a centering spud for the spring that would mount to the inside of the body:

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It was time to get the rod painted and I used Model Master Metalizer that I had which was the closest to a steel color I had:

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Here I got the spring centering spud trimmed and glued into place on the body:

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Here is the Body latch Mechanism installed into the Body, The Pull Handle:

DPArmyVega80461-vi.jpg

 

 

Here is the spring on the centering spud:

DPArmyVega80471-vi.jpg

 

 

Here is the "J" Hook mounted to the front body supports:

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Here is a pic of all of it assembled together:

DPArmyVega80481-vi.jpg

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Good to see you working and posting again, your work is very inspiring

Chin up, big smile and mojo re-loadingB)

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Here we go. That's a great update Chris and I see you're up to your unique style of detail. Looks great brother. Glad your mojo is coming back.

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I love this build, it gets me back to the workbench time after time.

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Very nice work on the latch mechanism. Glad you back working on this. Great update.

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Chris......looks great......so glad to see you back at the Bench.......can`t wait for the next up-date

 

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At current state already one of the best models I have ever seen. The level of detail is just amazing. Pure art.

Edited by Cubeman

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