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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 6:06 pm

Hello again folks! ...YES super stuff going on !
Firstly, my apologies for going AWOL over the past few weeks but I have been spending my time refitting my kitchen and diner
- which included digging up and replacing the kitchen floor, tiling, storage, worktops and plumbing.
I have saved £££'s by doing all the work myself but this has meant precious little time to model
- consequently my build has seen little progress.

However, I have managed to add crash rails and signage to the diorama and sourced a Christmas tree from the Revell Tom McEwen rail dragster kit. The staging lights may be a bit modern for the era, but it's the best I could find.
Both cars are more or less complete - engines are wired but not plumbed because the body and chassis are not yet glued in place.
Reason being; I'm not completely happy with my driver figures.
I'm thankful to Clay for sending me a number of figures which I have tried to modify but my resin moulding skills are still in need of a lot more work.
I am determined to get a good mould, as I have a host of drag race cars to build (and finish) and using the start line diorama.
and driver figures would complete the picture.
Unfortunately, it may be the winter months before I finally complete the build - but I have enjoyed it, so far.









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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 14 Jul 2014, 7:16 pm

AWESOME !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 5:26 pm

That is so cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 11:39 am

Thanks all ...pity my community build won't reach the finishing line this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 18 Jul 2014, 1:16 pm

Absolutely stunning work sir ............... that is just great   
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 18 Jul 2014, 11:06 pm

The entire project is total fantastic, no lie! The raised up front on the Ford is pure genius and implies real motion. Figures are a rare treat too. Thanx for poetry in motion!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 18 Jul 2014, 11:17 pm

Excellent diorama, nice and simple but very effective.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:08 pm

Well guys I am not going to make it. It's not that the Theme of this Community Build was a bad one or anything like that. Sam did a great job picking a Theme. It's just that life got busy for me and I didn't make the deadline. I will do all I can to finish it after I return from Bonneville and have a little more time on my hands. This is where I am at now.







Sorry about missing the deadline. But on the brighter side the Sun will still raise in the East. 
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:32 pm

I like your work stands Buck.  Where did you get them?

 



Looking great BTW

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:36 pm

That body work and engine are really tidy, we'll just have to wait till you've done causing mayhem at bonneville then eh!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:55 pm

I think it's looking great Buck.

I remember you sent me some of those micro pegs, but for the life of me I cannot find them since I re-did my hobby room!!!

I'm in the same boat Buck.... won't make the deadline!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 12:06 am

Yeah, great jackstands, almost in scale. Better to let it go until later rather than rushing it and not doing it as well as you know you could. That's one of the advantages of being an adult, we understand patience is sometimes best!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 1:12 am

Looking awesome Buck !!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 2:22 am

Thanks Guys. I got those 1 inch clothes pins at Joanne's Fabrics. The store as closed and moved out of town now. I know they are a nation wide chain. Micheal's probably has them also. They are very useful as clamps , jack stands, holding parts to be painted, and the such.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 11:27 am

Boy, That Tony Nancy ? (22jr) roadster is cool !! Engine looks GREAT !
I like it.
Now that's a kit that I would build as it was intended. Well, I would try anyway.  

You all are doing this theme build a lot of justice !
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 01 Aug 2014, 2:40 pm

Nice work, Buck. Great looking old warrior.

  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 24 May 2015, 5:22 pm

pete s wrote:
I have made some progress on the Keeling and Clayton dragster. The chassis is assembled and painted deep metallic blue:

So that is where it sits. But it may sit that way for a while. So it looks like again, I will not make it in time for the end of the Community Build, but that is the way it goes. This is just the busy time of the year for me!!

Now that the race truck was completed for the GSL, I can pull this back "out of the closet" to finish it up. I had to refresh my memory on where it stood. Am now ready to work on the final painting of the body, and making the detail parts I need.

I may get a little more into some machining on this one, as there are some good opportunities for some milling. I need the practice on this operation! But then again, what I also need is to buy that rotary table for the lathe/mill.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 24 May 2015, 6:18 pm

Glad you drug it back out Pete. I can't wait to see what parts you will scratch for this one. I'm on board.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sat 30 May 2015, 3:08 am

So after digging this one back out and figuring out where I was, I have started back in again. I am finding the "modeling mojo" is not very big right now, probably due to the letdown from finally finishing the race truck after so many years, and the GSL!

But here are some photos of items that were made just before it was shelved. The first one shows some of the turned pieces, and the intake manifold, which I've added the brass screws/springs on the front end:



Here are all of the front axle locating and steering links, using RB Motion rod ends:



I am going to fabricate a front axle from brass, and then nickel plate it (but also Alcad chrome paint the plastic one):



And lastly, I have been trial fitting and matching up all of the body panels prior to painting:



Now we will see if I can get the mojo back. It is a struggle right now!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sat 30 May 2015, 6:17 am

Looking great Pete You'll get the mojo back in no time
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sat 30 May 2015, 7:02 pm

Nice work on the scratch built stuff. I think this will be another winner for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sat 30 May 2015, 10:54 pm

Nice work Pete.

Now go stir up some more MoJo!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 4:18 am

Been doing some machining on the dragster to get the desire back.

I have decided that the plastic front wire wheels look just like what they are. So I have machined some hubs, rims, spindles and hubcaps. Here is what they look like with the kit tires:



The spindles require some milling to complete them. I am going to use 0.018 dia music wire for the spokes.

But to put the holes in the hub and rim, I need to do this very accurately. Soooooo, here is the new piece of equipment for the lathe/mill for doing this:


The rotary table and vertical mount came from Sherline, the company that made my machine tools. So now I have to figure out how to use this. The fun begins.

But I am just about to start my bike tours for the summer. I lead one in the Columbia River Gorge in a week, followed by riding in Cycle Washington the week after. Then home for a week and a half, then off to Alaska for a tour for two weeks. Then it is home for another 2 weeks, and then lead a tour along the Oregon Coast. By then, we are almost into September, and there goes most of the summer!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 6:35 pm

Your Home Made Parts look great Pete. Sounds like you are going to busy with the bike tours for awhile. What do you plan to use for spokes?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 7:02 pm

You said ......

Zbuckster wrote:
What do you plan to use for spokes?


our survey said......

pete s wrote:
I am going to use 0.018 dia music wire for the spokes.?

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