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Old 08-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #46
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Thanks guys.

I made a brass and aluminum master for the knock-offs and cast resin copies.
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nice work so far!
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nice work !
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:09 PM   #49
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I went back to working on the engine. I textured and finished the valve covers…
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:48 PM   #50
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The first set of headers I made proved to be too tight of a fit into the sub-frame, so I modified a pair from the AMT ’66 Nova. I’ll finish the look of the ceramic coating after they are installed onto the engine.
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Old 12-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #51
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Coming along!
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great looking work so far
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:51 PM   #53
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Thanks Cliff.

I didn’t like the way the headers fit under the car after mocking it all up with the suspension and wheels. So I stripped them and shortened them.
First I cut the three tubes that were closest together. Then I snipped the single tube and re-bent it to fit after cementing the three back together.

Time for reshaping…

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Old 12-23-2015, 07:16 PM   #54
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I tried TS-30 Silver Leaf instead of the Chrome Silver I used before thinking it would go on thinner and still be bright enough. But decanting and airbrushing did not give the desired look. Rather than build up more paint I opted to strip the headers as I had done in the past. Unfortunately this time the plastic disintegrated, not just at the glue joints, they crumbled like rice.
Set number three came from a Revell ’69 Camaro and were also significantly modified to fit the engine/sub-frame.

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Old 12-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #55
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I made wire looms like I have on the real car and wired the engine before permanently installing it into the sub-frame.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:54 PM   #56
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I turned the top of air cleaner from aluminum and milled the filter element from a chunk of raw resin I cast. The pleats are a bit heavy looking, but once it is all painted I think it will be OK.
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The rims are almost done. Two different offsets, but the same width. I machined the valve stems/caps from aluminum. Half surprised I didn’t lose any of them… Still need to add the center caps/knock-offs.

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The knock offs have been added. The tire sidewalls will be reworked, I just needed to test fit everything again before I decide if I’m ready to paint the body. The little red bowties in the centers of the knock offs were fun to apply…
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Those look legit. I like the progress you've made.
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Wow! So much detail...I can't wait to see more progress!!
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