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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Tue 03 May 2016, 3:54 pm

Great fix for crappy kit exhaust Colin. I'll have to try your bicarbonate tire trick one day, sounds good.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Tue 03 May 2016, 5:56 pm

Brilliant job on the headers Colin, I must remember that trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Tue 03 May 2016, 5:58 pm

Hi Colin,

Top notch job of the exhaust's Sir...

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Tue 03 May 2016, 6:31 pm

Thanks chaps

They turned out ok ... gave the end cans a bit of a brass drybrush and then sootied up the ends a bit.




The top part of the chassis was just painted matt black and has had a gunmetal dry brush to highlight the bolts and rivets and give a slightly worn effect

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Tue 03 May 2016, 6:56 pm

Good call on the dry brush bolts Colin, exhaust tips look good too.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Wed 04 May 2016, 11:55 am


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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Wed 04 May 2016, 2:56 pm

l like how this is turning out Colin, nice bit of detailing with the dry brushing.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Wed 04 May 2016, 6:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Thu 05 May 2016, 5:10 am

That's smart! I think you're saving yourself time and the result is far better!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 6:02 pm

Ta muchly.....

Back on this after a day with the grandkids daaan saaarf (and a day to recover lol).

The front wheels are 4 part jobbies, went together well with no trauma.




The front suspension is simple but reasonably effective, might do something more with it when a few more things are in situ.




The motors have been assembled fully now the two halves of the chassis floor are together .. wired the plugs up and will be adding fuel lines etc when i have the tank in place.




Got the wheels on and leveled up ... rolling chassis now (sort of .. i've glued them in place lol)

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 6:38 pm

You really want to start building some Hot Rods with ridiculous engines Colin.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 6:45 pm

Man this is looking bangers, great stuff Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 7:26 pm

Ta chaps !!

dublin boy wrote:
You really want to start building some Hot Rods with ridiculous engines Colin.

The idea for the "pick up truck" group build is a VW beetle, V8 front engine / rear wheel drive and a pick up bed .... see what a mess i make of that first Shay heh heh
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 8:04 pm

Union made a kit of a 60's Beetle, standard or Drag with a Hemi in front, 2 different chassis.

I have an old buillt up one, they cost a fortune if you can find one. Another one is on my list.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 9:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Fri 06 May 2016, 11:02 pm

Those engines look real sharp now they are finished and in place Colin. Well done mate.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sat 07 May 2016, 5:41 pm

Cheers chaps

Decided to give the chrome water tank a miss and repaint it in a more natural way .. i've gone for the high impact plastic look.

Did a little research and some dragsters just have a recirculating cooling method so thats what i went for ... water tank piped through both engines and back, just enough to cool for a tear down the strip.

Added a water pump made from a brake servo (VW?) and some water pipe made from thin clear garden strimmer line





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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sat 07 May 2016, 6:49 pm

You're doing a great job on this Colin. Love the engines and front suspension!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sat 07 May 2016, 10:28 pm

I missed this one, sorry buddy!!

Looks ace mate, glad you found your mojo again, would be a shame to loose it indefinitely as you do a grand job with these whatsits

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sun 08 May 2016, 12:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sun 08 May 2016, 1:47 pm

A kit I had no respect for. Thanks to your effort and skills, it's a worthy competitor. Good show!
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sun 08 May 2016, 3:33 pm

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A kit I had no respect for.  Thanks to your effort and skills, it's a worthy competitor. Good show!

I was thinking the same.

You are doing a bang up job on this Colin.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sun 08 May 2016, 6:17 pm

Thanks chaps


The air intake is a biggie ... links both motors, thought i'd do a little pin work using the yellow plastic itself as the base colour.



Gave it a handbrush of red, flicked it with a few drops of water off a stiff brush to give a bobbled effect which would happen if it were painted and got hot ... makes sense to me lol



tape off and will get a matt laquer (hairspray) when it's fully dry




Got the cockpit area a bit more built up




Petrol tank and scratched electric pump in place




Ran the fuel pipes and an electric cable to the pump




Master cylinder in place and brake pipe running into the floor ..

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Sun 08 May 2016, 6:40 pm

Nice detailing and plumbing work, air intake looks sharp.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram S'cool bus   Mon 09 May 2016, 3:25 pm

Ta Denis

The seat was a little detailed but not enough, so i added some ribbon belts and some plastic clips etc, got the seat in position and added the cage, used a couple of slices of solder for the bolts at the rear










fitted the finished intake


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