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On 3/27/2021 at 5:17 PM, Pete75 said:

#5 Audi Quattro 

Calling her done! 

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Not the most stealthy appearance, perhaps - with spot lamps & smoked rear lights - but I'm not having something that took so long looking uncool! 😎 Also, I wouldn't want to drive through the night at 150mph without the best available lighting. The plans for tinted windows were abandoned for various reasons, but at least the hard work on the interior isn't hidden now.

Best of luck with all your ongoing builds guys. I'll be here watching 👍

Good job!  Came out great!

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2 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

Awesome job on this, it turned out great!

 

1 hour ago, 89AKurt said:

Good job!  Came out great!

Thanks Bill & Kurt - appreciate it! 👍

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Made some progress after allot of late work nights.. since it’s Easter time and here in north of Sweden that’s a time for going outside and use the grill.. I opened up the grill on the Silverado. Can’t decide on hood but I think I prefere the stock one.

 

o and the thread is now under pickups instead of other racing.

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That Silverado is nice!!!! Everybody's builds are super cool. I haven't had too much time to do any building. Some unfortunate stuff happened a couple of weeks ago and now getting my mind right before I go back to work. 

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Wow! lots of great building going on this year , Love the Audi Pete

Still looking for the mojo on this one...Got some rust laid down

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Still undecided on engine...Hemi,...Nascar,  ..all wheel drive electric,..?

Hmmmm

 

 

 

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On 4/2/2021 at 2:02 AM, Belugawrx said:

#28

Wow! lots of great building going on this year , Love the Audi Pete

Still looking for the mojo on this one...Got some rust laid down

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Still undecided on engine...Hemi,...Nascar,  ..all wheel drive electric,..?

Hmmmm

Thats looking great! I love your truck and the stance!  And a real sleeper with those wheels! 
Those bars in the engine bay is looking sick! A stepside bed would push it even further in my opinion. I have one for you depending on where you are located 🙂 

You got me there on awd... an unexpected engine and layout would be an monster turboed RB26 awd!  Or skyline gearbox and front diff, nascar rear end with a LS twin turbo! That would be so gooood! Shapeways have a kit.

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On 3/27/2021 at 8:17 PM, Pete75 said:

#5 Audi Quattro 

Calling her done! 

 

This is really an outstanding build Pete! Cannonball theme aside, you pinpointed what subject you wanted to build (much like the 007 Lotus) and replicated it to perfection! Great job!

And in case anyone had forgotten, here is the subject for comparison. It's just about a mirror image so I reversed the replica to perfect the illusion... 

Definitely an inspiration for all of us getting to the half way point...

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17 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

Wow! lots of great building going on this year , Love the Audi Pete

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Thanks Bruce! Cool truck - think it might be riding a tad high, though? 😆

3 hours ago, disconovaman said:

This is really an outstanding build Pete! Cannonball theme aside, you pinpointed what subject you wanted to build (much like the 007 Lotus) and replicated it to perfection! Great job!

Thanks Anthony, you're very kind! 😃. I got a lot of satisfaction & new tricks out of this year's build 👍

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On 3/28/2021 at 11:09 AM, Misha said:

As stealth is a key component the car will be equipped with cutting edge electronics to detect and evade!

Then you might need one of these. You'll be centuries ahead of the Smokeys. 😄

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53 minutes ago, Pat Minarick said:

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"Looks like a case of drugs AND girls!" 😆😆 Seriously, though, looking cool, Pat! 👍

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All of you guys are doing a great job. I envy those of you that have the time to work on stuff. I don't have anything far enough along to be able to post any progress pics.

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I'm glad I took advantage of some nice weather to get some clear on the Accord, because it's snowing again.

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I left the skirts flat black in hopes that it wouldn't seem so low on the street, I guess we'll see how it looks once it's done.

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I don't have any progress pics at the moment, but I did get some parts that I have been waiting for. FiTech EFI and tires from Fireball Modelworks for my Thunderbolt station wagon.

 

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You guys are putting me shame, some great progress and ideas to be seen and another fantastic completion.

Haven't touched mine for a few weeks now, but with a couple of simpler builds finished off I have no excuse........

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6 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

You guys are putting me shame, some great progress and ideas to be seen and another fantastic completion.

Haven't touched mine for a few weeks now, but with a couple of simpler builds finished off I have no excuse........

I feel you, I've not touched my build in weeks. 

I did get my wheels/tire combo ordered, they were custom made and 3D printed so hopefully they'll ship soon. 

Lots of great progress guys. Looking forward to more updates. 

Hoping to get back to mine soon, maybe some paint this weekend.

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I got the pillars blacked out and the chrome window trim done.

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Then I thought I might as well mount the glass and put the body on the chassis.

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I had a hard time getting the body to sit right, which is unusual for a Tamiya kit, but I finally got it to cooperate.

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1 hour ago, avidinha said:

I got the pillars blacked out and the chrome window trim done.

Nice details... and the clear coat has a nice shine on that silver.  

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