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RickArt

Pro Mod -63 Corvette

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Small update on this one.

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Burnout! The Revell 1/24 scale top fuel/funnycar slicks was a little bit oversized for the 1/25 covette body.

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Thanks for looking!

/ Rick

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Rickard... Nice work on the shifter and rear end. Man do they look killer.  Love the Burn out with the rubber ;)

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Man,I wish I had the talent you have.Great job so far.

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I sand down my slicks the exact same way!  I also use a metric socket for a mandrel.

I have followed this build from the beginning.  I am impressed with the excellent detailing of each part, which is common in all of your builds.  Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Erroll, this one dropped off my radar as well. Hopefully we'll see something soon.  Just pure craftsmanship on every part of the build so far.   cheers, tim

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Small update on this one...and thanks for all comments!

Carbon tubs made from .020" Evergreen sheet.  

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Mockup. 

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Koni control box. 

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/ Rick 

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That's some spectacular work! Will definitely be following this build!

Kudos to you 😎

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Nice to see that you're at it again Rickard. B)

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Hi all and thanks for all nice comments! Modeling going pretty slow here, but I stole some time to make some progress on this build.

The regulator on this air bottle was made from small brass and aluminum tubing. This bottle are going to feed the shift system and Lenco airpods.

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Rear coilovers. I used the same method on this one as I did on my silver pro mod Nova. 

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Airbrushed Koni yellow.

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..

When I cut the doors open on the body it turned out exceptional bad and ugly. The doorgap was sooo uneven and rough.

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Some weeks agoe I got an idea how to fix this problem...that probably should work...bodyfiller and aluminumtape.

I started to get the opening on the body as perfect as I could. I sanded the edges and curves smooth and made the opening just the way I wanted.

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Now I want the same shape on the door as on the opening...and all bodylines must blend in perfectly.

I covered the thinn edge with aluminum tape all arround the opening. 

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I mixed the bodyfiller/hardener and added a few drops of aceton to get the filler thinner.

Then I applyed the filler on the aluminum tape and gently fixed the  door in the opening.  IMG_20181226_212637.jpg.d316e99efb70de088fc69cc253efcd03.jpg

 

I let the filler cure about 1h before I removed the door from the tape.

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After some cleanup and sanding it was time to try it on. 

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...some minor adjustments required, but I think it turned out great...

Thanks for looking in

/ Rick

    

 

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Nice recovery on the door jam. Hopefully you will be able to " steal " more time in this coming year for this bad boy.

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Great update Rickard. Some time please show the coilovers finished.

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Really like the solution you hit upon Rickard on the door issue.  Learned something new again from you.  The whole build is exciting to see as you progress.  Time for another post yet?   hint-hint

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Simply Amazing detail for a 1/25 scale model. 

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This is a great read with with even better craftsmanship. Well done. 

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Rickard

I'll repeat with other people have stated, great build !

As a model master  I have to ask you a question that only people like you know.

I glued my finger to my forehead. Do I use a hammer to break them apart?  :blink:

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Hi

First uptade 2019, and tnx for all comments...I hope the updates on this one will get more freqent ahead.

The chassie are now ready for assembly. Now starts the fun :)

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First out, the front suspention. I started to build  the A-arms from stainless tubing and RB Motion rod ends, washers, nuts and bolts. I used photoetch chassies tabs

from  Futurattraction. 

Evergreen rod just to check the angle...

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Main parts for the coilovers. 

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/ Rick

 

 

 

 

 

 

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