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PostSubject: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 6:53 am

Anyone who wants to join in on a large scale automotive build, jump right in. 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, etc. I wont be able to get started until the weekend, but the rest of you can get going. This is also an open ended build, so no pressure. This is going to be outside my comfort zone for sure, but am looking forward to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 8:13 pm

I'll be the first to join

Was going to do the roadster but changed my mind so I'm going to do the 65 Mustang hardtop.

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This kit is the same as the 641/2 Mustang they just redid the box art.

Will up date when I get some done and thanks for looking
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 10:57 pm

Nice one John. Nearly bought one of those when I visited JohnJ last year but couldn't fit it in the luggage with other dozen kits!!! LOL

I'm in too and will be finishing this one:



Here's the photos from the original WIP thread:





















And here is a link to the thread if you want to read the text:

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 11:04 pm

WOW Al, I'm not one for these kinds of race cars, but this thing of yours looks rather awesome...
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 11:47 pm

Looks Good Al
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 5:18 am

Got started on the Mustang today, put the basic eng. together with the exhaust plates and the manifolds that's when I found a NO NO on the right bank plugs ( #1 thru #4 ) they have the #1 plug on the inside of the exhaust manifold



it goes in front of the manifold so I pulled it apart, took the plate turned it around and redid the manifold to fit with #1 plug in front



the left bank is correct the way it is



and good ole AMT with the front axle going through the block so I filled that in also



That's it for tonight, will up date when I get more done

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 12:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 6:23 pm

Count me in on this one.  It'll give my eyeballs a rest from the tiny planes and ships.  It's a 1/16 Bandai Duesenberg Weymann Speedster released by Entex.


It's a box of parts I took off the sprues years ago when i bought it.  Hopefully, there all still there.  If not, I've got a Mercer Raceabout in the same 'box-o-parts' condition.


This was a California Fire Commisioner's car from 1933 that has the flashy Duesenberg engine - 420 cubic inch, supercharged, dual overhead cam straight eight cylinder.
 

Maybe this is where law enforcement's classic question, "Where's the fire?" originated.  

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 03 Jul 2015, 3:58 am

"It's a doozy" is fitting.  Great choices.  Will be interesting to see how good the 'Stang fits together.  The Entex Duesenberg looks to be an old kit.  Like their large scale Cadillac, it was very hard to find back when.  Thanx to all for good choices!
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 03 Jul 2015, 5:24 pm

Thought I'd include some of the parts highlights of the Duesenberg kit.  

After the Delahaye, I sure appreciate the one piece fenderwork of this kit - no alignment problems here.


Flexible springs for the exhaust tubes.  Plug wire provided.


Rubber tires with paintable plastic inserts for both sides makes it neat & easy.


Diecast springs and front axle.



Molding looks very good with no flash and minimal sink marks.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 03 Jul 2015, 6:09 pm

Looks good Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Fri 03 Jul 2015, 10:52 pm

Nice call on the manifold flanges John.

Love your choice of subject Mike. Are those springs the same as Cole used? or did they come in the kit?

Quick mock up for sense of scale:


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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 12:16 am

All looking good, impatient to see yours complete Al.

Still cant find the 1:16 model t in any local shops, thats what I want to do and anything else will be just for the sake of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 5:37 am

Thats ok Colin, you will find it yet.

I had to call on my wife to help me decide which one to build. I had it narrowed down to 1/16, but could not decide between the '30 Model A, 1955 Chevy Belair, 1963 Corvette, 1957 Corvette, 959 Porsche, or the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL

SWMBO picked the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL, by Minicraft. So I ended up with a scale I do not think I have ever built before combined with subject matter I am not familiar with. Soooo I am waaaaay outside my comfort zone. I did notice that the box says "Includes optional rally club markings" so who knows what will happen. Here are some sprue shots. A quick glance shows clean and crisp molds. I also sat the 1/25 1940 Ford next to it for comparison.











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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 10:20 am

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impatient to see yours complete Al.

Still cant find the 1:16 model t in any local shops, thats what I want to do and anything else will be just for the sake of it.

It shouldn't take too long befopre its' finished Colin.

On the model T, you have mail.

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. A quick glance shows clean and crisp molds. I also sat the 1/25 1940 Ford next to it for comparison.


I have that kit too Sam and apart from a few easily fixed mold lines on the body, iot does look to be a nice kit.

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 9:27 am

I have the engine wired with HT leads and plumbed with fuel lines. Not overly happy with the tubing Tamiya supply for the HT leads as it scales out at 14.6mm, which is too thick methinks. But they were glued into the electronic ignition pack two years ago, so it's a bit late now.!!

They look a lot worse in the photos than they do in reality, so I guess I'm just going to live with them.

The fuel line they supply was to rigid and 'kinks' rather than bends. This I replaced with some clear small bore silicone tubing. I tried filling them with thinned Tamiya clear yellow to replicate the fuel but of course, with one end glued in place, I could only get about 5mm in before the air woudn't compress any more!! DOH!!

I added the red shrink wrap plug lead collectors and the yellow pluglead number markers.






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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 2:36 pm

Nice looking motor. I really like the plug ID pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 6:39 pm

That engine rocks. Super job Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:12 pm

Large Scale Automotive Theme it is. This is the perfect time for me to build this kit. I first built this kit when I was a child maybe 12 years old or so. It was one of the best learning experiences I ever had. So since coming back into the Hobby in 2002 I have been trying to come across this kit. Build-able that is. Seems like there are a lot of them out there and most are glue bombs. So much glue that the Clear plastic is fogged up and crazed somehow. Some time ago I bough a kit at a model show and then found out is wasn't build-able due to the engine block parts being broken. So a couple years later I found a box marked "parts" at a show and bought it for 25 bucks. hoping I could build one out of the two. Not going to happen again not a savable block in the lot. Then Last October at the Pushrods Fall show, Bob and I were invited to show our models. A guy came up to me and told me he had a model engine kit he got as a child and wanted to sell it. he said he had never worked on it because he didn't have the patience to do so. I meant up with Roger a couple days later and looked at the kit. I couldn't believe it was the kit I had been looking for and for 20 bucks. I snapped it up after looking it over a bit. Well when I got it out and started to sort through the parts I found that once again it had been started and the block had two big glue finger prints on it. Now for some pictures.

This is the kit.



As you can see it is packed in such a way that it looks like no one has ever doinked with it.



here is the side of the block and the finger prints.



So I got out the other two boxes of stuff and started to try to come up with enough stuff to make one good block.



Out of all that stuff there were not to good block halves to be had. So I sanded the finger prints out of the block with 2000 grit wet paper and a large pencil eraser to keep things true. Then polished it with Turtle Wax Polishing Compound and gave it a couple coats of Future. This is how it ended up.



So Now I had two good block haves to work with. Searched through the stuff and got enough unbroken parts to put a crankshaft together.



Then got a set of rods and cleaned up the main caps so we have a rotating assembly and the cranksfat is into the block and straight enough to spin.






With that all done I got the best looking 8 pistons and wrist pins (Gudgeon Pins to my British friends)



Now I need to sand away the flash and get them cleaned up enough to travel up and down the cylinder bores without binding. Will post again soon. Questions and comments more than welcome.


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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:12 pm

Thanks guys.

Got the first of the P/e installed prior to body painting. It looks black in the photos but is actually steel in colour.

End plates on the rear wing:...



... and adjustable winglets on the front wing:



They look to be at different angles but in fact they are both the same:



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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:17 pm

Ya slipped in there Buck.

Nice subject and welcome to the build.

Good work on the salvage job to.

Now answer me this: Do you smoke a pipe or is that you as a young'un.!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:26 pm

To everyone's great looking builds! Keep it up.

Okay, this is the kick in the pants I needed to get started on this kit. 1951/52 VW Käfer aka Bug in 1:16th scale.

The box art:


The sprue and destruction shots:




The body shots:




Enjoy! Time for some research. LoL
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:46 pm

Welcome Jason. That race car is lookin' great Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 4:49 am

Buck, nice save on the block  

Al, that race car is looking super  

Jason, Welcome to the build and I like that VW  

Been working on the Mustang engine and got it done, carpet monster got the orig. dist. so I went into the parts box and found one and wired it. Here is what it looks like









OOPS, I just noticed I painted the bottom of the air cleaner the wrong Ford Blue, have to change that.

I think I'm going to start on the frame and sup. next  
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PostSubject: Re: Large Scale Automotive Build   Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:42 pm

Nice engine, John.
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