AJ Watson Indy Roadster

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With the help of Red Bull and my Ipod playing AC/DC, Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Stones I started the frame today for this newest adventure in modeling, an AJ Watson Indy Roadster. I love these cars and can't believe I'm finally building one in 1/8 scale. This thing will be Offy powered and as close to the picture as I can can get.101_2693.jpg

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another sweet piece, ken. you should start a sprint car museum soon!

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Thanks, Dave, I guess I could have a Sprint Car Museum. Here's what I have got done so far. The body buck is made out of 1/8" foam and is being covered with poster board, then fiberglass. When it's complete, all this will be removed and thrown away. 101_2709.jpg

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Beautiful work sir. I love the Indy roadsters, and this should be spectacular.

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Amazing work Ken, gets better everytime.

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Darn Ken, is there anything you cant model? Really looking forward to this!

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Great start on it! !!

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Man, that is quite an undertaking. Looking good so far.

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Thanks to all of you for your interest and encouragement. I have finally got the Offy almost complete and still working on the body buck.101_2715_zps2ef870f9.jpg

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Very impressive.

Looks like magazine feature material to me (hint, hint)...

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Thanks Harry; what magizine would you suggest? LOL.

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wow Ken that Offy looks great man, fabulous work, looking forward to more of this build

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Great stuff Ken. I will look forward to more progress pics.

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Amazing work Ken. It would be awesome in 1/25, but in 1/8 theres no room for errors, and you nailed it. You keep surprising me with your scratchbuilding skills

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Thanks to all of you. I'm closing in on finishing the body. Got the glass laid up and now I'm going to cut out the body panels and hinge the hood with a small piano hinge. I still have some filling and sanding to do. I also made one wheel and tire with styrene. The wheel is a 1 1/4' conduit coupler with a styrene center. center. 101_2729.jpg

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Pretty impressive stuff here.....

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hey Ken , thats beautitul work there my man!

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Thanks Harry; what magizine would you suggest? LOL.

I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

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Sweet...love the subject and the execution so far looks great.

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I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

I'm totally serious! I want to feature this is the magazine. Make sure you take good, high-res photos along the way. I see a future cover model here...

That's cool, Harry, thanks. I'll try to take good pictures and I hope it turns out to be worthy of being in your magazine.

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Looking great, keep up the good work.

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Thanks Ray. I've got it cut into sections and it fit almost perfect on the frame. It doesn't always go that well.101_2748.jpg

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that is just fantastic Ken!, awesome job man!!

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I have had to red flag the Indy car project so I could crank out a couple of sprint cars before Christmas. Here's one I'm building. It will be the Maxim Chassis car of Brady Short.101_2826.jpg

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Your work is inspiring. Every time I look at what you're doing, I just hafta say ...wow.

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