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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:15 PM

It's been a while so I thought I would drop this on the forum. Needless to say. it's a Cox Chaparral 2D that I'm working on among many other projects which I'll put up when done real soon.

The first thing I wanted to do with this car was to lower the car to a better stance. In order to that you have to cut the interior down (check photos) along with the posts. The good news about dropping the interior is that the wires from the motor fit better under the interior. I'm not using the original headlights so I have filled in the holes. I'll use a more realistic set of lights. I also fitted the black wrap for the windows. These will be fitted with rivets later. The body is not done yet but half way there. More details will be added. The chassis will be sand blasted along with the wheels. This car should look pretty good when it's done.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

I love it, I'll be watching. :D
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

The stance definitely looks racy, Chris!
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

This car should look pretty good when it's done.

I'll say!

It's got "the look" already. ;)

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:59 PM

His "raw" material looks better than all my finished work! :laugh2: Always great to see what Chris is working on. :D
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

His "raw" material looks better than all my finished work!

Gary, I was thinking the same thinking the same thing. My finished cars should look so good! :wub:

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:55 AM

Thanks, lads, for the remarks.

Still lots to do with the body. Lots of little details to be added before painting. This will not be a accurate representation of the car but I will try to get close. Some of it will be exaggerated but not too over the top. The body was a bit of a mess when I started and I wish I had shot some photos of it.

Thanks again, lads, and I'll get some more photos up soon.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:54 PM

Update...

Building the rear spoiler. All I did here was use a piece of styrene and cut it down to size. Sanded the edges down cut four slits even across. I found some old round small etched hood hinges with holes in the middle and placed rivets in the middle of them. I then lined them up and glued them into place and then cleaned up the back of the spoiler. I've added scratched built door handles which I'll remove and add to the finished body later. You can see I've already started to clean up the body some more and I will do more clean up later before painting.

Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be accurate and there will be some exaggeration.

More detailing to come

Onward...

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:27 PM

Update...

Here's some photos of the 2D interior. I wanted to do something different with the inside. I'm sure there are some problems here and fore sure it will be pointed out to me but that's okay. All I wanted to do is add some more detail and make this car a little more than just the Cox kit. Needless to say, the parts are only placement glued and still need some clean up. Once all this is done, I'll nail it down. I might add, there will be more detail added after painting which should be a lot of fun. I did re-sculpt the driver a bit to make it work better and look a little more natural.

Anyway, onward...

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:46 PM

Chris,

Awesome!

Better grind those goggles off Jim's face, the 2D drivers wore theirs loose around their necks, just in case the windshield would crack and break... :)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:07 PM

That will be tough but doable. Do you think I could get away with the motor being that high or do you think I should grind down the motor so it sits lower? What do you think?
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:42 PM

In the real car, only the stacks were above the rear deck level, but this looks so good I would leave it the way you have it, because there would be very few nit-picking A-holes like me to raise the issue, the others are already mostly dead of old age anyway... :laugh2:

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:25 AM

;) - Thanks, Mr P... I am going to change it. I'm going to drop it. I should still be able to get some engine detail in it. It still won't be correct but close. Half of me says leave it alone but it's an easy change and I think I maybe able to get away with it. I'll do the changes and drop some photos on here soon.

Thanks, mate, for the input. :)
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

Amazing workmanship, as usual, Chris.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

Chris, my two cents:
I would drop the engine but not the stacks.
What I mean is cut the heads/valve covers from the engine top and mount those to the sheet plastic 'engine cover' almost right at the valve cover mold line.
Then drill eight holes between the valve covers and mount the Webers and stacks directly on top of the 'engine cover'.
This will maintain the stacks mounting position but lower the "engine" proper somewhat. The pipes can also be cut slightly but I think those are pretty much correct as they are.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:54 PM

Thanks, Russell.

I agree, J. That's what I did today. All you can see is the valve covers and then the stacks. It still looks good. Photos soon.

Cheers, mate.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

Update...

I went ahead and did some changes. The engine was too high and needed to be lowered. This is just glued for placement only and will be nailed down later. The trumpets are not glued but they do line up correct.

Onward...

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:11 PM

Chris,

It is looking real cool. Paint the sucker! :)

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:40 PM

Cheers, mate - I did go ahead and dropped the pipes down a little more. I'm done with this bit now and onto the body. Should have that finished tomorrow. I will paint this weekend and have photos Monday. It's taking shape now.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:01 PM

Update...

The final changes. I lowered the pipes and pinned the parts. Notice the holes on the back platform. On to the body.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:39 PM

Ho-hum... another outstanding Bosmeck build. Not that I'm jealous or anything...
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:42 PM

Cheers, mate!

Here's some photos of the driver. It's not finished yet but it's close. There will be seat belts added.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:01 PM

Shoot... :shok:

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:07 PM

Thanks, lads!

Almost finished the body. I've scratchbuilt the mirrors and the front headlights. The front headlights were too basic and needed some attention. Just a real good sanding then a nice coat of white primer and we're off. I should have some pictures of the painted interior real soon.

Onward...

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:39 PM

Incredible job on the driver... fabulous!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

Chris,

Your stuff just keeps getting better and better. Thanks for sharing it with us here at Slotblog. Much appreciated!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

The driver has a facial expression that is priceless. :D
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

YES!! Lovely-looking work and absolutely outstanding work on that driver!!

The goggles are fantastic!!

The driver has a facial expression that is priceless.

Yeah... almost reminds me of that look Carlos Reutemann could get every now and then... :D

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

thanks guys!

Okay, almost done with the interior. I need to finish off the dashboard which will go on later. I'll show photos of the complete interior later. It's not all glued down right now and there will be some minor touch ups. I did paint the car last night and I will show some photos of that real soon.

Onwards....


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

I'm speechless...

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

WHOA! :shok:
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

Ya know...

I have one (JUST one) of those 1/18 scale realistic display models, an Exoto Chaparral 2C. Love it. I can see now that I'm going to have to have a slot car built by Chris. I retire in about five years; maybe then. :)

Looks SO good, Chris!
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:05 PM

Looks fantastic, Chris!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:04 PM

Cheers, lads!

Here's some photos before clear coat.

Onward...

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

Wow, just wow!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:01 PM

Thanks Matt

Got the dash in and final touches. The interior is done now.

Onward...

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

The photography is great as well!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

I thought I would show this shot before I finished off all the details and give her a good wax job. I should be finished real soon and I've a lot more photos to show. The stance came out real well.

Anyway, onward to the finish!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

Just gorgeous and another work of art.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

No launching in the banking please... :)

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hi Chris,

The first thing i uncontrollably said when I saw the picture was:

"WOW!"

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:22 PM

Smoking hot :D
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Too pretty for words...

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

Incredible, cannot say it enough.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

Super nice !!!
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

Thanks, guys.

Well, the end is here - it took a long time to pull this off but I think it was worth it in the end...

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Wow, photoetched wiper arm and blade! Very nicely done.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

Is there a reason the photos are so small? Or is it on my end? What I CAN see looks sharp!

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Right click and open in another window, Mike. It's just something weird that Chris does.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

Just unbelievable, Chris! Beautiful work, just awesome.

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