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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:25 PM

Very cool build Rick :D

Chassis looks stout to match the beefy nature of the Dynamic/GE motor.




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Posted 07 November 2016 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Paul.

 

Here are some pictures of the real Mirage racer in action. The early car:

 

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Here the great Ken Miles is at the wheel:

 

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Apparently the car was not as competitive as hoped so a high wing was added. I wonder where they got the idea for that  :crazy:

 

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This is the version I'm going to try and pattern my car after. It features a small wing without the "end-plates". Here's the only picture I've been able to find of it:

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:48 PM

I've seen your paint Rick.
You are too humble and will do very well indeed.  :good:

 

Chassis looks GREAT btw!


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:01 PM

Thanks Jairus.....I hope you're right about how the paint will turn out!  :o  Here's the starting point, a wonderful new old stock Dynamic Mirage Handling Body kit:

 

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Although it's all neat stuff, I won't be using any of the goodies included with the body, just the body itself:

 

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For the bodies accouterments I started with the exhaust pipes. I made them from paint brush ferrules and used a modified flat head screw and a nut for a mandrel to shape them:

 

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I used an Auto Hobbies full depth interior that had to be modified with "wings" because the windscreen is so wide on this body:

 

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I'm also using a roll bar made from 1/16" aluminum rod, Russkit driver's head, Russkit engine detail because the molded in stacks in the body extended down too far and hit the big GE motor. I had to make a small .010" thick styrene sheet mount for them. It's shorter than the body opening and drilled both of which will hopefully get some cooling to the big hot motor:

 

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Speaking of sheet styrene, that white thing above is the Mirage's wing:

 

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I sanded the pee out of it to do my best to shape it like a wing:

 

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The wing strut mount is made up from .030" piano wire:

 

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The strut gets mounted into pin tubes on the chassis:

 

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OK, I think I've run out of things to do besides paint.............. :dash2:   :laugh2:


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:17 PM

Can't hide from the painting any longer Rick :laugh2:

The body & detailing look really cool, neat little mandrel for the pipes *noted*

This is gonna look kewl :D

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:49 PM

At this point I usually Mount the body then paint it. It kind of takes the guesswork out of the pinhole placement.
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:52 PM

I know Paul, I can run but I can't hide......time to paint.

 

I'm with you Joe. The body is already mounted but I still blew the hole placement by a bit. :wacko2:  Thank goodness the pin head will hide the boo boo. :heat:


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:57 PM

Do we get to see the finished product?  :)


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

Hi Gary,

 

Yes, that's the plan. It's been mostly below freezing with high humidity here for a month which is well off our average. I spray paint outside and I've not had good luck when it's so cold. Even when I heat the spray cans in hot water I get runs, fish eyes and other troubles.

 

I've got one shot at painting this vintage Dynamic body and I hope I don't blow it! :o


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:41 PM

Guess we'll just have to drool over the clear body (and Gary's avatar) until the weather warms and dries :D


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

Ha! That avatar is Liily Munster  AKA  Yvonne DeCarlo. :shok:    Never saw her in THAT Munster's get up!   :heat:   As for painting the car body, I know what you mean about weather. Here in Chicago I always had to paint in the summer. I could never get the basement hot enough to get a good paint job.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

When my wife was gone for the day during winter, I used to airbrush with acrylics in the kitchen. I've never been caught, yet. :laugh2:  


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:31 AM

You just think you weren't caught Bill... just one more example of women's relationship skills... 

 

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:26 PM

Yes indeed, Yvonne is looking good.

 

On a sunny note, the sun came out for a short while so I fired up my paint booth. I thought I'd share my high tech unit.........my trash can with the lid flipped up:

 

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At least I got the parts primed with Tamiya fine white primed:

 

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More sun is on the way in a few days...........


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:49 PM

The body is painted! I started a new thread on painting it:

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

I finally finished the wing. Here's a recap...........
 

Speaking of sheet styrene, that white thing above is the Mirage's wing:
 
Dynamic-GE%2084.jpg
 
I sanded the pee out of it to do my best to shape it like a wing:
 
Dynamic-GE%2083.jpg
 
The wing strut mount is made up from .030" piano wire:
 
Dynamic-GE%2014.jpg
 
The strut gets mounted into pin tubes on the chassis:
 
Dynamic-GE%2013_1.jpg
 
OK, I think I've run out of things to do besides paint.............. :dash2:   :laugh2:


..........I slipped some pin tubes taped together over the wings piano wire struts to keep the paint off:

 

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I ZAP glued the wing to the strut and filled the area inside the wire with epoxy, primed with Tamiya fine white primer, Testors gold base and metallic red top coat:

 

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I used vintage Ulrich roundels and numbers and Auto World sponsor decals:

 

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Here is the final result:

 

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Here's the little dude's cockpit:

 

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The slot car motor is visible with the model's engine detail to aid cooling:

 

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Here are the front and rear wheels:

 

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I'm happy with this Mirage and decided to take some pictures of it with one of my favorite builds, an early Can Am Lotus 19 Chevy:

 

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I think they look cool together:

 

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A couple of my favorite "blob bodied" slot racers..........now on to the next!  :)


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

Beautiful build Rick!  Let us know if you ever test it on a commercial track.  :good:


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 04:31 AM

Absolutely fabulous Rick - bravo! 

 

Remind me where you found the Lotus 19 body... 

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:03 AM

:wub: :man_in_love:


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

Thanks guys. I was thinking of sending the car down to Rodney for a commercial track test. I'll report the results if I do.

 

Don I reread my original thread on the Lotus 19 Chevy as I had forgotten the bodies source (link to the build below). I said the body came from Mike Swiss of Chicagoland Raceway.

 

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

Rick,

 

 A real beauty, thanks for sharing all the info and photos !!!


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

Sweet!  Your interiors are the best and your attention to detail fantastic!


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