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#1 Posted : 09 June 2019 19:29:52

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BigGrin Hi all

The build starts with the engine consisting of several parts, take your time here to make sure everything lines up and is square to each part. The engine was made up to where anything else to be added to it is a different colour.

The chassis, rera gear box,drive arms chassis components and other engine components were assembled where needed and then cleaned up and mounted on cocktail sticks ready for undercoating.

The last pic shows the parts after two coats of undercoat.

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#2 Posted : 09 June 2019 21:55:09

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An excellent start Andy, those resin parts look to be beautifully cast and of very high quality. I can see already that this will build into a stunning model.

Good luck with the build, I'll be following with great interest. Well done. Drool ThumpUp

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#3 Posted : 10 June 2019 19:36:46

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Hi coming along well,those castings look very cleanly cast,cheers mick.BigGrin
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#4 Posted : 10 June 2019 21:10:19

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments everyone
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#5 Posted : 10 June 2019 21:46:06

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BigGrin The chassis has now been sprayed semi gloss black Cool
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#6 Posted : 10 June 2019 23:15:26

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Another of your creations to enjoy seeing come together Andy and it looks like you're off to really nice start.... will be following as usual.... Good luck with the build....Cool Cool

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#7 Posted : 11 June 2019 09:15:53

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Great start to a very interesting build.
Looking forward to seeing this develop.
Malc.
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#8 Posted : 11 June 2019 21:47:40

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments everyoneCool
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#9 Posted : 11 June 2019 21:50:13

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Started spaying up the aluminium parts with Alclad Aircraft Aluminium Looks a little bright right now but will tone down with a light coat of dark wash.
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#10 Posted : 15 June 2019 18:27:04

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BigGrin More done as the parts are added to the chassis. Alclad aircraft aluminium, steel plus black and silver paint used and a black wash added to tone down the shine. Front and rear suspension,steering rack, steering shaft,engine,gear stick, gate, rear transfer box,prop shaft, foot well and bulkhead.Cool
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#11 Posted : 15 June 2019 20:23:13

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Lovely work as usual Andy, nice use of the various metallic paints and washes and looking really good so far, I'm loving this build.

Well done. Cool ThumpUp

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#12 Posted : 15 June 2019 21:29:40

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Hi coming along very well and great work ,cheers mick. BigGrin
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#13 Posted : 15 June 2019 22:30:27

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments everyone, must say this is a great kit to buildCool
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#14 Posted : 16 June 2019 09:27:54

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Excellent work Andy, the casting are very well detailed. Another great build on the go.Love Drool

Mark
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#15 Posted : 16 June 2019 18:38:15

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments MarkCool
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#16 Posted : 16 June 2019 18:58:32

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BigGrin Made up the dash board and fitted it along with the top bulkhead. Next the spark plugs leads and distribution tube were made up I also added some shrink tubing here to keep things tidy. The upper cooling pipes were added next to the top of the engine.

The wire wheels have been made up. They consist of three turned aluminium rims for each wheel an inner, center and outer. Two etch spokes go onto the inner rim then the center rim is fixed in place along with the wheel hub. Two more etch spokes are added to the outer rim and then this is added to the previous assembly to make up a wire wheel with inner and outer spokes.

The rear wheels are larger than the front so be careful not to get the parts mixed up. I recommend carefully identifying each part for the wheels before any assembly takes place as they look similar until sorted correctly.

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#17 Posted : 18 June 2019 21:17:52

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BigGrin The wheels have now been sprayed with Molatow Liquid Chrome and now must not be touched or messed with for 3 to 4 days so the chrome can cure properly. After this time you should be able to handle the wheels without marking the Chrome.

I spray Molatow at around 15 psi and the secret it to lay it down wet the wetter the better to get that chrome finish and I repeat leave the parts to dry for a minimum of 3 to 4 days before handling them. Cool
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#18 Posted : 19 June 2019 20:22:36

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Very nice work as always Andy and looking really good so far. Those wire wheels look amazing and great job on the Molotow chrome finish too. Should look stunning when finished.

Well done. Drool ThumpUp

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#19 Posted : 19 June 2019 20:47:23

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments Kev.

I use the Molatow refill bottle when using it in an air brush just pour it into the cup and handy for topping up your pens too.Cool
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#20 Posted : 19 June 2019 20:48:15

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BigGrin Time to start prepping the body parts. Cool
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