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#101 Cheater

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 08:22 PM

OK, OK, no need to threaten me, I'll tell you!

Wing cars have a front diaplane, installed with its main surface roughly parallel to the track.

Take your mini-stapler of choice and put a single staple at each front corner of the diaplane, with the legs of the staple pointed up and with the staple oriented parallel to the centerline of the car. This causes the staple to become a thin skid, elevating the diaplane off the surface of the track by the thickness of the staple.

When I used to do this, the staple/skid would exhibit thin strings on track gunk curling off its trailing "point" after a number of laps. And after many laps the bottom of the staple would be worn flat from being pressed on the track by the aero downforce.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:15 PM

Time out for a Vodka martini.

Hi Jairus,

Shaken not stirred I imagine. :D I prefer a gin martini myself :) but you're on the right track! :D :D :D :D

I can't tell you how impressed I am with your art... I must quote Edo... "may I have it?"

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#103 Jairus

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

Hmmmmm, good idea... if I was building a freeking Wing car... sheesh.
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Rick, yes, you can have one! Well, not these... they are taken... but I will do one for you next! :)

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:48 PM

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going to make one for me and one for Adam. Your body will be the crowning jewel on the project... THANK YOU! As soon as I finish the Tony P replica Starship, the Gilbert - Sundance - Jairus - Adam - Captain Rick project will begin. ONWARD!

Hey Edo, it worked! All you have to do is say, "May I have it"!!!

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:01 AM

Hey Edo, it worked! All you have to do is say, "may I have it"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Told you so! :D

Hey J,
Cute thingie you got there! ;)

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 03:30 AM

I WANT ONE!!!! :lol:

Already HAVE the chassis... :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:56 AM

That really is a nice job jairus, not much I can say here, its way outa my league...

OH, and when will the DVD be available for us challenged in the painting department? :(
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:19 PM

The Glue shield

This little puppy is not really needed in this day and age of treated rubber. But back in the day, cars like this required a thin squirt of glue on the inside of some of the tighter turns to enable the car to take corners faster. However, this also threw the stuff all over the inside of the body and could foul the smooth slid of the motor brushes making them stick and lose contact with the com. Therefore, the glue shield was created to protect the near side brush.

To start with we use a sheet of .005 brass.
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The brass is cut roughly to shape as shown and folded. Then test fit it into the space between the motor and rear axle. I like to hang the shield onto the forward axle tube support.
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A piece of .032 wire is used as a mount. This piece is bent like an "L" and soldered to the shield. This is then test fit and the mount wire bent until it contacts the rear axle tube away from the uprights.... and then trimmed. Now scrub the thing clean!
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Lee attached his shield and then stated not to worry about shorts between the shield and the brush hardware. But I am not so bold.... having first lined the inside of the shield with electrical tape. The shield is then attached to the rear tube. Now is a great time to attach the lead wires and then scrub everything clean again. Then blow it off and test to make sure there are no shorts.
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Later we will add some bullet proof motor mounts and.... well, FINAL ASSEMBLY!
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 07:52 PM

DONE!

Boy am I done with this car! If I have to paint another one of these bodies or build a chassis like that again during the next 3 weeks it will be too soon!
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:bye:

(Your turn R.T.)
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Posted 19 August 2007 - 08:24 PM

Jairus,

I wish to thank you for the informative article on recreating one of the sharpest cars to be featured in the old "CAR MODEL" magazine. The time you spent since the end of May doing this shows the dedication you have and also the attention to detail. I do enjoy your work.

I have tried the gold leaf technique you spoke of on one of my current paint jobs and it doesn't look too bad. Now I plan to incorporate it into more bodies in the future. The lettering that you and "Noose" have demonstrated on your bodies that you both do, has also inspired me to try that also. I guess that trying to imitate your work will be the best form of flattery if it is as good as the original.

But, what ever happened to the girl, Dona, or should it be better that I have memories of a time when manufactures were bringing out new items monthly or weekly, there were an abundance of tracks, (even though there were all unique and generally not the same.) Life was carefree back then.

Oh well, thanks again for the article.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:52 PM

DONE!

Boy am I done with this car! If I have to paint another one of these bodies or build a chassis like that again during the next 3 weeks it will be too soon!


(Your turn R.T.)


Hi Jairus,

What a terrific job! I can't wait until we do our project Gilbert-Sundance-Car Model project :D . But don't worry it will be longer than 3 weeks. I should be getting the Starship parts from the Laser Dude this week. I need to build that first and get Tony P his original (and new parts set) back to him. (Thanks again Tony!)

Man, that's a beautiful car Jairus B)

R.T.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 04:10 PM

Gold Leaf lettering


The glue is something I have had since 1980 and the product is still good! It was originally manufactured for this purpose but I bought it for attaching metal foil, the kind that used to wrap around Hershey bars, to model cars. Back then most side trim and chrome window trim was cast into the body. To make it look realistic many modelers either painted it silver or glued foil and trimmed with an X-Acto blade. In a big city like Chicago, LA, or Atlanta I figure that gold leaf and the required glue should be easier to find.


Go to http://www.coastairbrush.com for leafing supplies.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 07:10 PM

Hi Jairus,
Can You give more details (product number etc ) on the 3M spray, as I'm trying to get hold of it here in Norway.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:01 PM

Johnny,
It is a simple spray adhesive. Check your local craft or art store.
Dosn't need to be the 3M brand but it should be removeable.
Some sprays are labeled as "removeable".
You just need something that will hold the lace in place while spraying paint.
Good luck!
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:40 AM

Thanks Jairus, and nice looking "kit" :) You made.....
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

:clapping: Bravo, travail fantastique
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