Dyno Don Scale Build

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  1. rotorr22

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    Dyno Don would have been proud. He was one of the kindest drag racers I have ever met and would have really appreciated your work.
     
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    I've heard that about him. From the way everybody who has mentioned him, he seemed like a very humble fella. Thanks for your comments rotor. I do have plans to build another Dyno Don ride but I'm looking at his Fairmont. The only way one is available is through Futureattraction (which is an awesome site!!!). Scott has the resin body, chassis, photo etch pieces and a decal sheet to build Don's Fairmont. The link: http://futurattraction.com/6.html

    It all costs about $130 after getting all of the bits and pieces together but you can't find a Fairmont anywhere else AND you get another cool Dyno Don ride.
     
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    Just dug this up and forgot I had it. This is a comparison shot of the decals after application with no flat coat or black pastel dry brushing and then with it. The rear tire on the left is with the decal applied and dried. You can make out the outlines of the decal film even after it's dried. The front runner is with the acrylic flat coat applied and dried and the ground up black pastel powder dry brushed on. Decal film pretty much disappeared after the clear and it all gives the tire a very convincing look.

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    Almost forgot. I managed to get that chassis shot. Up top is the out of box Jo-Han chassis and then the Mustang chassis that's been shortened and shaved a little here and there to work with the interior and body. As you can see the whole layout of the Mustang chassis is Hell and GONE from the one piece that Jo-Han offered. I used different shades of and different lusters of black to achieve a level of depth that you don't see with the blandly painted gloss black Jo-Han chassis. A lot of folks don't put much effort into the chassis but you can really bring out a lot of that detail by using different lusters like gloss, satin and flats of the same color. Additionally I bring out some more of the detail by dragging a silver lead pencil lightly across the raised molded in details.

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    Would Dyno's Maverick have had an OEM fuel tank?
     
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    Well......that's a great question. I'm pretty sure the answer is no but then again.....you never know. All the reference shots that I have of his car (and of others of that era and of the remake of his car) do not paint a clear picture of what was actually used in the car. Same goes for the chassis and a lot of the interior. The only real shot I've got of an interior is in the restored car and it's not a whole shot of the interior at that. There's a little "fudge" room is what I'm going with. [​IMG]
     
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    I sure you’re getting tired of all the suggestions, but if you want to move the slicks inward there is no shame in cutting out the leaf springs and creating large tubs. I tried to find shots of Don’s suspension and saw evidence of a four link system ( or something like that). :scratchchin:
     
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    LOL! I never get tired of suggestions at all so thank you for yours. I do have an aluminum 4 link suspension set up but am saving that one for another car. BUT....I do have a plan for tucking them in a little more.

    Don't worry about giving input or suggestions MD. I am all good with that.
     
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    stang89 have you seen this shot of Dyno's car?

    Dyno Don I.png
     
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    Now that is “ The Stance” A shot from underneath would be priceless!
     
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    I did not. I do thank you for that picture though because its a very nice shot of it. Really appreciate that man.
     
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    I've really been trying to find one too. Too late for this Maverick but I've got one more in the works that a picture like that would help ALOT with. Would unlock a lot of mystery in regards to Pro Stock chassis details.
     
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    Your build is really coming along. Ive been away from the old computer but have enjoyed catching up. Your attention to detail is inspiring. If my memory serves me correctly, I picked my kit up 20 years ago at an automotive flea market. Mine is molded in dark blue. Keep up the great work! :thumbs2:
     
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    Thanks for taggin' along M7. I'm wondering if you've got the Comet kit since it's molded in blue. I appreciate the "good word" bud.
     
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    Two more photos that might be of use:



    York_US_30_Reunion_Muscle_Car_Madness_2013.jpg


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    Thanks Hotrock! I actually do have both of those shots. Did a ton of research before I started this bad boy. It's part of any scale project I do whether it's aircraft or auto. Really appreciate you doin' that.
     

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