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#26 Jairus

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

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Her name is "Katrina" and she's kind of a bitch.


Well, just got the chassis together and the body mounted as freaking low as possible.

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Below is an example of how low I got this body.  There is a tiny bit of clearance.  Not touching in any way... but I'll probably blister it slightly anyway to make sure.
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Paint comes next.
But later today I have to go sell t-shirts at a car show till 10 this evening.
Then... do it again ALL day Saturday!
My feet hurt just thinking about it.

Ah well.... no rest for the wicked.

Stay tuned... :smoking:


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

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Her name is "Katrina" and she's kind of a bitch.
Well, just got the chassis together and the body mounted as freaking low as possible.2v2JufJ4dxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJDFxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJRgxubMLY.jpg
 
 
Below is an example of how low I got this body.  There is a tiny bit of clearance.  Not touching in any way... but I'll probably blister it slightly anyway to make sure.2v2JufJ7LxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJthxubMLY.jpg
 
Paint comes next.
But later today I have to go sell t-shirts at a car show till 10 this evening.
Then... do it again ALL day Saturday!
My feet hurt just thinking about it.
Ah well.... no rest for the wicked.
Stay tuned... :smoking:



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Maybe I will put a barrel roll so the rear tires will have radius well for more clearance.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

2v2JufHZCxubMLY.jpg
Her name is "Katrina" and she's kind of a bitch.
Well, just got the chassis together and the body mounted as freaking low as possible.2v2JufJ4dxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJDFxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJRgxubMLY.jpg
 
 
Below is an example of how low I got this body.  There is a tiny bit of clearance.  Not touching in any way... but I'll probably blister it slightly anyway to make sure.2v2JufJ7LxubMLY.jpg
 
2v2JufJthxubMLY.jpg
 
Paint comes next.
But later today I have to go sell t-shirts at a car show till 10 this evening.
Then... do it again ALL day Saturday!
My feet hurt just thinking about it.
Ah well.... no rest for the wicked.
Stay tuned... :smoking:


Jarius
Maybe I will put a barrel roll so the rear tires will have radius well for more clearance.
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#31 Jairus

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

Or... more nose for guide clearance.  That would be easier to do.....


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

Here kitty, kitty, kitty......
     .... bad kitty.

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Finished the paint finally.  Took a few days, but then "life is what happens while you are making other plans" - John Lennon.

The paint used is displayed below.  Since this is a PETG body and we can no longer find lacquer paints, I airbrushed only water based acrylics.
And you know what?
I don't like it!
Parma paint is the same, it scratches way too easy.
So.... before the final pics, I plan to brush some enamel clear inside the body to create a barrier... and then bullet proof the inside 6 ways to Sunday to protect that artwork.
Almost thought about cutting up a second body and layering it inside....
... but that would be crazy, right?

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And from the rear....
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Yeah David, I just noticed I forgot the "cats eye" taillights.  Not done yet.....
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

AutoAir is pretty scratch resistant.

You can get intercoat clear made by House of Kolor from http://www.coastairbrush.com and maybe spray that first before water based paint.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:50 PM

Kool Kat!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

I really was NOT happy with the previous body. 
The cat face looked more like "Simba" than "Catman".  So, working with the customer we worked out a new face for the frontend.

Hope you guys like it better. 
The lack of response kind of told the story.

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Another Hairball?
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:00 PM


Mr, J.

I Love it! Period...

Catman rocks Gotham City now!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

Not that I didn't like the 1st one, but I like this one!


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:59 AM

A much better look than the first.

 

Well done.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

Sticking a fork in it.
Done!
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B:)


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

Very cool! Great job!


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:50 PM

I especially like the claw marks on the brass drop arm! Nice touch!


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