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#1 Gene/ZR1

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

Tarantula  DMX

 

Original body was a blow mold this one is not. Work on this mold was to enhance the body detail and line work especially the rear of the body and grill screen.

 If everything goes good this should be a detailed over the mold body.

 Here are progress photos.

enjoy; g

 

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Silicon mold

 

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Resin mold to pull bodies 


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#2 Jairus

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:17 PM

This looks very promising! :clapping:


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:23 PM

Great skill!


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:00 PM

I knew Pablo would be interested. He's built a couple, that I know of, original bodies into slot cars.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:05 AM

I almost ashamed to admit I had one of these bodies on my cox car.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:11 AM

Sweet! I'll take a few!

Are you still going to make a Ford J and a Cobra?


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:49 AM

This might kill that NOS body that gets listed on Ebay every couple weeks for outrageous money!      Here is a better body than DMX ever thought about making!


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

Tarantula  DMX

 

This is the first body pulled, 0.030

 

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regards g.

 

 


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:44 AM

Sweet! I'll take a few!

Are you still going to make a Ford J and a Cobra?

 

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Will this do?

 

Cobra should be finished next week.

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:38 AM

SWEET!   :heart:


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

And there goes more projects!
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:38 PM

This might kill that NOS body that gets listed on Ebay every couple weeks for outrageous money!      Here is a better body than DMX ever thought about making!

 

You mean this one?

 

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:49 PM

Gene quit making some much good stuff.   You're killing us!


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:15 PM

Gene quit making some much good stuff.   You're killing us!

 

And me to  :laugh2:


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:17 PM

Wow Gene, didn't realize you were doing the J - it looks great! 

 

I always thought the Tarantula was kind of ugly, but it's rare and all that... nah, it's still an ugly car, even if your repop is excellent. 

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:49 PM

Just a quick brush paint job for a display body.

This body reminds me of a old wood shoe stretcher.

 

ok,on to other things.

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:21 PM

My shoe stretchers weren't painted like that, they were either varnished wood or just plated metal. I haven't seen shoe stretchers in 35 years, thanks for reminding me. :)


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:40 PM

 

I always thought the Tarantula was kind of ugly, but it's rare and all that... nah, it's still an ugly car, even if your repop is excellent. 

 

Don 

 

Sometimes ugly can be a beautiful thing[ie]!

 

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:53 AM

You can always put it in a paper bag. :)


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:09 PM

I don't want to sidetrack this thread either but ... HOLY CRAP THAT FORD J IS AWESOME!!!



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:41 PM

Hey Gene what is the thickness of the Cobra, Ford  J and the Tarantula?


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:46 PM

I just received my Tarantula and it is beautiful work!

 

Thank you Gene as I believed that I might never have this one in my collection.

 

 

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:09 PM

Hey Gene what is the thickness of the Cobra, Ford  J and the Tarantula?

 

0.020 or 0.030


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:07 AM

Mine is .030!

 

Hope that helps.

 

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