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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

I had this kit laying around that nobody wanted to buy. Maybe the funky subject matter.

 

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I also have a ton of Cox chassis here just " a corroding away "

 

Here are the results so far. The wheels are those funky Gar Vics with the crazy teeth where the tires go. I chucked them in a Dremel and ran a file over the teeth so I could mount a regular tire. Tires are large pie crusts of unknown origin. Also started to polish the wheels. Injectors are from the parts box and a box was made to support them after hogging out the hood. I drilled a hole forward of the chassis slot to get the wheelbase.  Gotta use up this junk somehow. 

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:41 PM

Dang Joe!
I wanted to do that.
Got a Revell '32 Roadster with that same Cox chassis that's going into it soon as I have the time to work on it.
(Plus the fact that I lost the deuce grille... )

Very nice project and keep us informed on the progress.  :ok:


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:00 PM

Thanks "J",

 

I am wavering back and forth over painting this Tamiya #19 Metallic blue or Satin black. Just can't make up my mind. 

 

I have been thinking about trying to do a quick car every week or two to sell on Ebay. I love the cars Volshen sells. They alway look cool and are nicely done. Thought I'd do something like that.

 

My problem is I always spend too much time on little stuff. Also, I almost always use used parts which require clean up etc.

 

I find it very hard to sell cars I've built. So much time and thought invested, not to mention the parts themselves.

 

I would probably make more per hour working in a sweater factory in Sri Lanka if you added up all the time  :dash2:


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Well, it's a panel van.  Make it something commercial something or other.  Color depends on the decals you have for a phantom delivery service.
Of course, you can never go wrong with two-tone, flames, stripes or other graphics themes.
 


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

I painted a "thingie" flat black with white decaling and I love it!  Not the easiest to see on the track but your panel van wouldn't present that problem.

 

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 10:34 PM

Always wondered what to do with those funky Garvic wheels, now I know :) Project looks great Joe, simple idea for using up spare bits N pieces.

Biggest thing with some of those weird wheels & sizes is finding the rubber to fit them, always liked the look of those huge Buzco polished rims but haven't the boots to fit.



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:15 PM

Got a little further. Painted with Tamiya blue that I had two used cans of laying around. Usually I clear the piss out of metallic jobs but this is right out of the can.

 

Grille blacked out and some other details starting to be added. 

 

Decals are from the hundreds of cut sheets I have. My goal is to use up some of this paint and stuff before it turns to junk. 

 

Posts are in. I'm going to clean up the injectors and respray them. 

 

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Hanging with some friends around the shop. Disregard the dust  :)

 

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:25 PM

That looks superb Joe :D Love it!!

*collects all the junk Cox chassis off of evilpay* :laugh2:

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:44 PM

Few more updates for today. 

 

Heres what the wheels look like before and after polishing.

 

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Here are the wheels mounted with those cool Strombecker bullet knock offs. 

 

Also notice the headers which I made up as it looked bare without any exhaust.

 

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Here is the wacky header system I devised. Monogram model kit headers ( molded in black, ugh ) Attached to a piece of scrap brass with a nut soldered to it. Some scrap sprue for strength where no one will see it and the whole thing shot in Tamiya white primer. 

 

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Someone has serious mental issues, oh, wait, that's me  :dash2:


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 06:08 PM

Love the headers Joe,  It completes the look. 


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:31 PM

Well, I'm calling it 95% done. Just a couple more little details. The decals that I had on there just fell off, they were old. I replaced them with these that are over 50 years old. Had to spray them with Tamiya clear and then trimmed them close. Gonna wire her up and make a few passes. Will need to trim and treat the rear skins. Also, may add some weight out back as I think this would look cool pulling the wheels.

 

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