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PostSubject: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Thu 24 Jul 2014, 8:23 pm








been wanting to do a top fuel dragster for a long time, ever since i did a funny car type a few years ago, but it was only recently i picked one up at a sensible price

im building this for a GB somewhere else, every year they have a fun GB in the summer.......last year it was any thing you want but it had to be red, white and blue..........this year its any thing you want but one of the dimensions has to be more than 12 inches.......and this is 15 inches long!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Thu 24 Jul 2014, 10:12 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Fri 25 Jul 2014, 12:31 am

I'll be watching to see how this goes together    Got one in the stash
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Fri 25 Jul 2014, 6:15 pm

Good subject. I am on board to see what you do with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Fri 25 Jul 2014, 6:26 pm

Looking forward too see more!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sat 26 Jul 2014, 9:02 pm

Oooh! This is gonna be fun! Popcorn anyone??

  
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sat 26 Jul 2014, 10:40 pm

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Popcorn anyone?? 
.... Please!

I'm sure I've seen what Paul does with his "never done one before" builds.....

....... Definitely worth watching!!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sat 26 Jul 2014, 10:58 pm

Great !!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 12:01 am

lol, thanks for the vote of confidence, guys

not got much done today....been too hot and had other things to do

did a bit of sorting out of the bits so i can start painting

been doing some research as theres some confusion with the paint call out

instructions say paint the rear spoiler black.........but the box art shows it in castrol green!..........and when ive looked at other peoples builds of this kit its always in green too

so ive been googling........theres very few pictures of this machine out there it seems.......but it looks black to me!






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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 1:49 am

Modern fuelers have a lot to do with engine detailing and wiring. Thanx for taking the plunge. Best o' luck and have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 2:32 pm

I've had a look around Paul .... it seems most of the models are green wing, and yet in the actual photos its black .... you cant even say that it's a trick of the light in some cases because the green along the sides is still green.

Is it just a case of people following the box art and then it's become "common knowledge" (incorrectly) that it was green ?????
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 6:37 pm

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I've had a look around Paul .... it seems most of the models are green wing, and yet in the actual photos its black .... you cant even say that it's a trick of the light in some cases because the green along the sides is still green.

Is it just a case of people following the box art and then it's become "common knowledge" (incorrectly) that it was green ?????

thanks, thought i was right all along   

he seems to have had a habit of trashing his racers lol




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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:01 pm

Paul, don't sweat over it. Go with what you feel best. For me it would be green.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:41 pm

I would say the rear wing is black even if it didn't stay on that long but that's racing   
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:39 pm

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Paul, don't sweat over it. Go with what you feel best. For me it would be green.

im not going to,..........everything ive seen has said its black (and thats easiest cos it comes straight out of a rattle can lol) so thats what its going to be

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2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 4:05 pm

Really glad to see you building this car ......... Gary Ormsby was a class gentleman and we lost him to cancer way too early ........... I had a ball building this car also



.... by the way, there were multiple wings used on his cars depending on the track and the conditions (different sizes, configurations, and colors) .......... I saw black, green, and white............. they were mixed and matched between his regular Top Fueler and his streamliner
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 6:50 pm

now thats very interesting, thanks for that................still going to do mine black cos i dont have any green lol

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 8:17 pm

so i need a bit of help and you guys will know a lot more than me on this

i am planning on wiring up the engine but not sure how it goes

the engine looks a bit like this one......two big dizzys (?....are they dizzys? its a 1989 car so would it have full electronic?) on one side, twin plug heads



question is does the leads for one side of the engine come from one dizzy and the other side from the other one?

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Tue 29 Jul 2014, 12:55 am

Paul, It is like two different ignition systems. They are magnetos one of them runs one set of plugs ant the other runs the other. Hope that makes sense to ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:39 am

yeah, ive had someone else explain it...........just got no idea how im going to replicate it! lol

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Tue 29 Jul 2014, 10:08 am

It's easy Paul.... one bank of eight leads to one magneto and the other bank to the second magneto. Don't even think about firing order.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Tue 29 Jul 2014, 12:58 pm

think ive thought of an easy solution, just got to wait til i go to HobbyCraft in Stockton sometime, need some red jewellry wire

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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:05 pm

spent the last few days doing painting, now i can start with assembly




im impressed with how Revell did the moulding on this. the frame is almost a single part and is very cleanly moulded. i work with plastic injection so i know a bit of the processes involved. this must have been quite a tricky tool to make, especially as its working with styrene rather than abs or pvc which is far less rigid



this is the state of the engine, need to pick up a few things from HobbyCraft tomorrow so i can wire it up

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2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
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PostSubject: Re: Top Fuel Dragster, Revell 1/25 scale   Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:20 pm

Looks like you are off to a good start. Nice work.
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