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#26 Tex

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:25 PM

Shiny goodness.

 

Awesome!

 

Brutal!


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Tex, that big, black wrinkle finished B-motor does look menacing amongst all that brass! :crazy:

 

I hope you find one soon Tony. Can your friend run the 1972 Mura C-can motor at Tottenham? You did a killer article in the September 1972 issue of Miniature Auto Racing  called "PRO RACING East Coast Style". One of the chassis you showcased is what you called "a standard East Coast chassis" you built for Fred "Da Flash". It's really clean and elegant in it's straight forward design. It's a favorite of my and is on my "to build" list. No "unobtainium" center section needed, just a drop arm and pans and I have extra's of those.  :)


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 03:16 PM

That is one braid ripping monster you've created Rick :D  !!!! :heart:

 

Epic save on the pan width, Mr milling machine saves the day !

 

 

Have to keep an eye out on epay along with Tony, seeing this all built up inspires me to build a steel center section car :good:



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:22 PM

Rich they use Mura and Champion cans from the era up to around 72...

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 04:46 PM

I just checked out their rules and your car I mentioned would fit perfectly.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

Wow! Do you ever build anything that isn't perfect looking?  :laugh2:  It would take me forever to even come close to your high level of quality. Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:58 PM

Capt. Rick's builds not only look perfect, they are perfect indeed.  Welcome to dc-65x Diaries, Sir James  :)  It is impossible to catch up to a guy like dc-65x (or OKeefe - or Tony P - or PdL - or Mike Steube)10 years from now he is going to be 10 years ahead of us :laugh2:  and it will continue for eternity. But it sure is a lot of fun trying to keep up ! :D  


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:26 PM

Thank you for the kind words but I think I'm more persistent than skilled like the icon's you mention. I just keep plugging away over and over until I get things as good as I think I can.
 
Speaking of plugging away, now the hardest part for me begins...............painting and detailing a body. :dash2:   I want to try and make this car perform well (hopefully  :unknw:   ) but finished as if it was to be entered in the race event's concours (again....HOPEFULLY :laugh2: ).
 
That's where wheel inserts on an open race car show up. Here's the concours winner from the 5th race. Cool car. Wheel inserts (at least in the rear???), mirrors and big honk'n velocity stacks:
 
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I'm going to have a go at a McLaren Mk8A:
 
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I'm using a repop Dynamic by True Scale. Victor does beautiful work:
 

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I've got decals by Pattos Place and a set by Fred Cady:

 

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Here are some detail pieces I'm going to try out. Don't know if I'll use them all but we'll see :) :

 

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I finished the first step and got the thing trimmed and mounted:

 

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It is pretty low and swoopy! :dance3:

 

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Onward to paint and detail land.........arg :o


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

Wow that thing really is LOW & SWOOPY ! :D  Gonna look good all detailed up Rick :good:

 

Thought you'd hidden the airbrush :laugh2:



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

 

Thought you'd hidden the airbrush :laugh2:

 

Don't temp me Paul!  :crazy:


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 10:00 PM

Man up Rick, you are a wonderful painter.  :bb:


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:18 AM

:good: Great story and superb restoration of the châssis.
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Posted 14 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

One nice car!

 

Amazing how much slot cars evolved from '64 till 69.


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:02 PM

Thanks for your comments guys, it's always much appreciated. :)

 

I've been busy putting all the detail pieces together and poking holes in the body for them in preparation for paint.

 

I found another use for my beloved Rick's Chassis Jig.....bending up a roll bar to a precise dimension:

 

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Pushing the bend around with that aluminum block makes a nice neat bend....much better that than using fingers.

 

Another detailing thing I wanted was mirrors. PdL told us how he would reinforce the mirrors with a metal pin and he's right.

 

Below is the funky Revell mirror transformed with a .047" piano wire post:

 

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OK, I can't stall any longer. Time for paint. I've got some Pactra RC red and yellow paint ready to try and mix into a McLaren orange color.

 

Wish me luck................


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

Good Luck

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!  :D


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:03 AM

just a little red  :)


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:31 AM

Make the force be with you & just a little luck! You will be fine Rick :good:

Can't wait to see the results :D

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:26 AM

Her she is................................

 

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..................well, :unknw: maybe not! :crazy: Sure is somebodies beautiful model though.  :wub:  I like the color but I think mine will be closer to the car below with just mixing a little red into yellow:

 

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Every picture I look at the color is a bit different so..............


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:09 PM

It's painted. Here's the painted shell next to a Mk6 (that turned out a bit too orange) I did years ago:

 

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Detailing time.............


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

Rick, I think your orange color came out nice! Will you be tinting the windshield green? Did you write down your paint proportions used so you can duplicate that shade for your next McLaren? :)


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:19 PM

Hi Bill,

 

I used my last bottles of Pactra RC lacquer. I hear they're not making it anymore?? So I guess my recipe doesn't matter any more for this paint.  But I dipped a wooden cotton swab stick into the bottle of red and quickly transferred it over to the bottle of yellow and stirred it around....3 times.


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:32 PM

Rick, PCH still shows Pactra bottles in the reds & yellows on their website. You could mailorder a couple bottles of each to keep on hand for any future use.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:22 PM

 

 

I'm using a repop Dynamic by True Scale. Victor does beautiful work:

 

Just to confirm, is this body 3 1/8" or 3 1/4" wide?  When did they go wholesale to 3 1/4 width?


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:00 PM

Hi Mike,

 

The body is 3 1/8" wide.

 

 

When did they go wholesale to 3 1/4 width?

 

I'm not sure. But I do know that the Kirby Lola T160 and McLaren M8A bodies I have are 3 1/4" wide. I was really temped to use one of those rather than narrow up my chassis. But the Kirby's don't show up in the newsletter ads until, I think, early 1970.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:16 PM

Hi guys,

 

If I'm reading the 69  car model rules right, it doesn't specify chassis or frame width. Just track width at the wheels and overall width of the body.

 

3" at the wheels and 3 and a quarter overall body maximum width. Could this be correct? I think the usra rules were the same.

 

Kinda strange, me thinks.

 

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