1/16 Early Gas DragMaster framed Digger

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Hi everyone, for the benefit of those who missed the progress build thread in the Drag section this is my just completed early 1960's Gas Dragster, she has a small block Chev with early Hilborn injection running through a quick change rear end. Other than a handful of parts this model is scratch built with using hand made parts, my own resin casting parts and some aftermarket detail items. The engine block, supercharger housing, steering wheel, front tires and quick change were the kit items used. I up scaled the measurements from a 1/25 Mooneyes frame and other reference material to scratch build the 1/16 DragMaster IV chassis. All the chrome is Alclad. The weedburners were made from copper tube. A full set of build pics can be viewed at;

http://s675.photobucket.com/albums/vv112/dynodavo/1-16%20Dragmaster/

Thanks for taking a look and happy to answer any questions on the build.

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After closely following your progress build in the other section, I'm happy to see this finished and it came out fantastic. Every bit of this build is spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us Dyno. It was a pleasure to look over your shoulder and very educational as well.

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Your best work to date, Dave! The detail, the color choices...everything just clicks and looks fantastic. Beautiful model, Sir!

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I had to look at this more than once,I would swear that was real!!!,what an outstanding job!!!!!!!!

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David.......Beautiful build.......this build is "TOP SHELF" :D

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That sir is a work of art. She is beautiful. I like it a lot.

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Absolutely beautiful! Awesome work. I agree with Ray as well, a work of art.

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Very Nice Dragster! I like the detail on it, incredible. Paint is great too, and those front wheels look awesome. Really great job all over, makes me wanting to build one.

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Dave,

I'm sorry to say I missed the WIP on this, because this one is beautiful! Very nicely done.

-Art

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This build turned out Beautiful. What a killer job. the whole thing is just clean. it was a pleasure watching this one come together. Very nice job. can't wait to see what you have instore for your next build.

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Very nice work, Dave. Just enough detail to please the eyes, but not too much that it's cluttered. I love that you didn't use AN-type fittings for the lines/hoses, too.

Now, how do we get ourselves a set of those pie-crust slicks?? :)

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That is absolutely beautiful! Everything about it - detail, paint, engine, and my favorite subject matter too! I'm going to have to check out your WIP posts.

Thanks for sharing. KB

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Thats is sooo nice!

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simply beautiful work Dave! no way it could have turned out any better man, way to go !!

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Absolutely stunning in every respect. I also enjoyed the build thread very much.

Bob

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Heart felt thanks to all for your compliments and watching the build. Any one interested in the pie crust slicks (there M&H type) the master was done by me and can be purchased from

www.thepartsbox.com

Cheers again guys, thanks.

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Absolutely LOVE this model!!!

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Absolutely LOVE this model!!!

Thanks Terry, appreciate you taking a look

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A really great build.

joe.

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Dave...I don't know if you know it but there is a Facebook group called "Dedicated to saving the hobby of building drag racing models in 1/16 scale". You should post a few pics of this wonderful model in that group. Those guys there would love to see it!

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Dave...I don't know if you know it but there is a Facebook group called "Dedicated to saving the hobby of building drag racing models in 1/16 scale". You should post a few pics of this wonderful model in that group. Those guys there would love to see it!

Thanks Terry, yes I've heard about this group but I consider myself one of those lucky people who don't do Facebook. I'm a member of a 1/16scale drag racing forum on Yahoo that works together really well. Appreciate your suggestion though, and thanks for checking out my build.

Thanks to you to Joe.

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Outstanding Build Dave i watched it from stat to finish , BRAVO!!!

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Thanks Terry, yes I've heard about this group but I consider myself one of those lucky people who don't do Facebook. I'm a member of a 1/16scale drag racing forum on Yahoo that works together really well. Appreciate your suggestion though, and thanks for checking out my build.

Thanks to you to Joe.

Hmmm....does that mean you think I and all my friends who DO Facebook are unlucky? :blink:

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I just joined FaceBook , I guess its a good thing I dont believe in luck! :lol:

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Hmmm....does that mean you think I and all my friends who DO Facebook are unlucky? :blink:

I just joined FaceBook , I guess its a good thing I dont believe in luck! :lol:

Whoops, only meant that in the sense that I'd rather spend the time building models as opposed to spending time on Facebook, apologies if anyone took offence :D

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