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#51 dc-65x

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:49 PM

Yup, it's 3" wide at the wheels and 3 1/4" wide at the body. The chassis width and body width go hand in hand.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 01:11 AM

Color looks right as rain to me Rick!
I am painting (hopefully if I can find the time) a Kirby M8B with a wing no less for some local retro racing.
Watching your detailing with interest.

 
 


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:30 AM

Hi Jairus,

 

I've finally got all the detailing done I'm going to attempt. The decals are all coated with Testors gloss clear (thanks to your sage advice) and trimmed to size. I hope to get them applied today............. :dance3:


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:55 PM

Here's the finished car with a little dude in his Denny Hulme outfit:

 

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Another angle of the interior, roll bar mirrors and big honk'n stacks:

 

McLarenMk8A-85.jpg

 

The exhaust pipes on the real cars usually exited below body. Mine exit within the rear bodywork as they did in the 1968 race at Woolward Park, Rhode Island...... :unknw: ......OK, I made that up. :crazy: It was just much easier to do it this way. :D

 

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The Patto's decals worked out well:

 

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Bottoms up:

 

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On my lightly glued track the open motor would light up the vintage orange rubber all the way down the straight. :shok:

 

McLarenMk8A-76.jpg

 

Rather than add gobs of glue like they did in the day, I chose to run modern fish rubber tires but dress up the wheels a bit with wheel inserts mounted on a plastic tube spacer:

 

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Here's the finished product narrowed to 1969 width of .688":

 

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The car really scoots with its black rubber!  :dance3:

 

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IMHO, these vintage vac formed "handling bodies" really look good with a little bit of extra detailing bits. I think they can hold their own with hard body cars. What's more, they are proportioned to work with more performance oriented (3/4 front - 7/8 rear) wheels and tires.

 

Thanks for following along with this journey. :)

 

Onward to the next build..............


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:20 PM

WOW!  That's beautiful Rick. :good: :good:

I hope mine turns out as pretty.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:29 PM

That is awesome!!!

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:50 PM

Yes Rick, that's another beauty! :)


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 09:24 PM

Thanks guys. This is the latest generation type of almost........kinda..........sorta..........semi-scale car I've built and I like it too.

 

Next I need to get it down to Rodney for testing on Eddie's Blue King before its "Lightning Lap" trial. :)


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

Simply stunning Rick!! :D

The car came out perfect, really worked your magic with this build!!

Can just hear that crazy B can spinning the orange sponge down the straight! !

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:52 AM

:good:beautiful


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 04:55 AM

:good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:  Six thumbs up !! :heart: :heart: :heart: 

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:51 AM

Just another work of art buddy.  Man that is sweet!


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

Thanks everyone for chiming in, it's much appreciated. :)

 

I should be building a GT sister car but...........I've got an idea :crazy:


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:42 PM


I should be building a GT sister car but...........I've got an idea :crazy:

Normally when you get an idea Rick it leads to yet more beautiful builds :D

 

Are you taking the plunge with one of the F1 cars? :)







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