This was a big build for me with all the scratch building i needed to do. THE TRUCK Started with a resin cab, so had to find a chassis and make it fit, which included Z'ing it. Scratch built a tray, only using the rear fenders from a '32, which were widened, made a wood bed for it too. The hard part was making the whole interior for it, and fitting the 426 Hemi under the cab, and fitting a radiator in there too. Found a windscreen that needed some shaping, and tinted the rest red. Wheels are from the S'Cool bus kit, only with some wide street tyres on the rear instead of the slicks.
The BOAT This started as a F1 outboard race boat, but that was never going to cut it, so out with the saw and in with a monster HEMI.. which was from the S'Cool bus kit aswell, then had to fabricate the complete inlet manifold and scoop, then scratch built the Turbo's from various tubing and solder.
Paint is Candy Green and cream acrylic, red stripes on the boat are Finger Nail pin-striping..
Post by mustang1989 on Feb 26, 2018 13:20:35 GMT -7
I was looking at this thread when you posted it and thought that I'd commented on it but...........................guess not!!! I cannot begin to tell you what an awesome set of builds this is Dale. The paint, the details and the sharpness in both of these builds is right up there with the best. I definitely commend your efforts on these two beautiful works of art.
Yesterday's gone and Tomorrow aint here yet. Today IS the best day we'll ever have.
stitchdup: The paint booth is fired up and the masking tape is out, its time to get the blue on the porsche so I can hopefully get it decaled tonight
Jan 27, 2020 4:27:59 GMT -7
stitchdup: Not sure whats going on but I'm on track to finish more models this month than i did in the whole of last year
Jan 27, 2020 9:21:56 GMT -7
DeeCee: Being able to build at work would make a big difference i reckon mate.
Jan 27, 2020 23:57:21 GMT -7
aussiemodler: Im hearing ya mate. I've had this plane build on my bench for my dad for over 12 months and I've done more in the last 3 days then in those 12 months. I think motivation helps also.
Jan 28, 2020 2:20:49 GMT -7
stitchdup: I think most of my motivation has been boredom at work, knocking out a couple of curbsides fills in some time cos there really is no work for me to do other than be on the boat all night. If anything happens I phone someone to come and sort it cos I'm not
Jan 28, 2020 10:17:20 GMT -7
stitchdup: qualified to do any of it, and most of it needs 2 or more people anyway. All I know how to do is pull the line tight on the winch and even that I can only do in emergencies
Jan 28, 2020 10:18:36 GMT -7
aussiemodler: well that just sux
Jan 29, 2020 1:27:08 GMT -7
aussiemodler: I HATE painting in these Queensland summers, its 1830 32c (90F) and 75% humidity, everything dries to quick.
Jan 29, 2020 1:37:39 GMT -7
stitchdup: I dont think i've ever been in that much heat, 24 is hot here, lol
Jan 29, 2020 3:44:27 GMT -7
DeeCee: When it's hot, i slap it on very wet, the heat acts as an oven, usually end up with a DEEP gloss.
Jan 29, 2020 4:21:25 GMT -7