Dyno Don Scale Build

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  1. Shorty

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    That is absolutely awesome! And well beyond my modeling capabilities.

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    Thanks Bruce. Don't sell yourself short man.
    You got any pics of your past built models?
     
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    At the peak of my model building I would buy a model on a Friday and have it together on a Monday, fingerprints in the paint etal. I got away from modeling for years after that and just now getting into it again. I'm working on making a model of my full size project. I built the black car while in the military a long time ago & the yellow one mimics my 1st Maverick's paint design.

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    You realize this type of thing can eventually drive you insane? What you just described is far worse than working on a real car. That hobby at your level is not in my future!
     
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    Those don't look bad at all Bruce. On your blue Maverick a little wet sanding with 4000 grit to start with followed by a wet sanding of 12000 grit would smooth every thing out and after that the smoothed over coat can be polished with Novus 2 plastic polish to bring 'er to a mirror shine. It's awesome that you still have these.
     
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    LOL. Yes I do HR. What I do like about this hobby is that I'll never be able to afford to do some of the stuff that I do in the scale world. That being said, I don't have a lot of money but what I do have is a little time. Additionally I gave up drinking 7 years ago this June and modeling (as well as a wee bit of hot rodding in the 1:1 world) keeps me sane.

    P.S. If you think this is over the top, I'm watching a fella cut his own metal parts for a Dodge D100 pick up on another forum. That right there is a level that I"LL never go to. lol. Check THIS out...…

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    Thanks, Joe. They don't look bad but not similar quality to yours! I'll give your paint tips a try. The model eventually, hopefully, will look like my full-scale Maverick. It is getting back-halved at a local shop after a couple of friends & I installed the Blueprint Engines 347 & a TKO-600 5-speed. Where do you get 1:25th scale parts like the shifter you have? I would like to find an inline dual quad intake manifold for a small block Ford model like my 1:1 scale Edelbrock F28 intake. And 1:25th scale American Racing 200s wheels in 6" & 14" x 15" sizes.
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    That's one helluva car you've got there Bruce! Give me a picture of the intake manifold that you've got and I'll see what I can come up with. As far as wheels and tires are concerned.....
    I don't know if you'll be able to find these exact wheels but you can get close at Ted's Modeling Marketplace. That guy has ALOT of cool stuff. The rear wheels are a lot of times too wide but I get my machine shop to cut the width down a smidgen so I can use 'em on street cars.
    The link for there: https://www.tedsmodelingmarketplace.com/wheels-tires-1/
    The rear street tires that you're looking for are in the AMT 66 Pro Street Nova kit. I think they come in the AMT 67 Pro Street Chevelle kit as well.
     
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    Thank you for the link.Here's pictures of the intake. T DSCF8572.JPG he Pro Flow air cleaners didn't get used. Bruce
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    I think I've seen an intake like that in scale. Lemme look/ ask around and I'll get back to you Bruce.
     
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    That is some incredible detail work. I really like the dashboard. That shifter is over the top too. What do you use/how do you paint such fine silver detail lines? Do you make thicker paint so it doesnt run everywhere? I wont do it because I make a mess when I try. But I am about to build a new slot car chassis, which means a new body, and I want to win a concourse plaque. Last race I got second in the concourse, but there was room for improvement.
     

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    AMT 65/66 mustang coupe kit had a dual quad intake for a small block...
     
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    Thanks Bruce. If you're talking about the trim around the windows, that's accomplished by using bare metal foil. If you're not familiar with it , it's adhesive backed foil that's applied over the window trim, or raised trim detail, and trimmed to leave a perfectly defined line on trim. As for the dash details, a silver lead pencil is the weapon of choice. Just lay it across the raised detail and apply light pressure to get a defined line on raised details.

    As for the dual quad intake ol' Pete's got that covered in his post about the 65/ 66 Mustang coupe. Thanks Pete!!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. The AMT '66 Mustang kit I have has a cross ram dual quad for it's small block so that's what's going in the Maverick. When I run across another small block & dual quad I'll swap it out.

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    Original issue of that kit was a 3 in 1 and came with a dual quad intake . I know the trumpeter 65 falcon kit has one too but...The engine in those kits is more like 1/20th scale as opposed to 1/25th soo... out of proportion and not useable in your case. The cross ram is way cooler though...(y)
     

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