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Old 04-20-2014
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Hey comp, when the model is finished, will the wheels turn? If yes, perfect! If no, are you able to make the wrinkles (and flat spot) in the back tires as an extra option for a "wheels up" dispaly?

Also, when I made my plastic kits, I always put lead, or bb's, in the engine to make it feel like it was to scale weight when you picked it up. Do you do anything to make it a heavy engine (scale weight), or is it heavy enough as it is?

How much do you think the weight of the whole car will be when you done and do you remember how much your TAD was?

I hope you keep doing this for as long as this forum exists. One of the reasons CP is THE BEST drag racing forum. Your contribution has to be near the top of the list and why they separate themselves from the pack! I just only wish you loved to write as much as you love to build. I could read pages of techniques, tips, processes, and struggles in each and every piece. Those were my favorite articles in FSM and SAE.

Which brings up another question:

Since EVERY piece is a model unto itself and the TAD, I think, would be easy to remove the panels, but with this model, a lot of these great sculptures you made will be covered up. Have you engineered a way to remove the perfectly painted (and unscratched) body?

Great work btw
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thanks dave!! always appreciate your input!!

slugbelch, thanks for your thoughts too! i'm sorry, the wheels won't turn. while it is a cool idea i'd hate to have the car accidentally "roll away" off of a table or something. the tires (both front and rear) are solid neoprene. getting them to correctly flat spot would be something, i would even know where to start, to make happen.

as far as weight goes, these cars generally weigh in at around 5 lbs. or so. most due to the solid rear tires. i can't remember what the dragster was. maybe 3.5 -4 lbs-ish?

i really appreciate the kind words about being on the forum but, i don't really think comp plus needs me to be here. it's a great place with out this model. i come here quite often to keep up on what's going on.

as far as writing goes, you have me there! hehe. it's not one of my strongest attributes.

the body will be removable for display, much like the dragster. the rear clip will have to be unscrewed to lift it off. the front will lift off like a 1:1 as will the doors.

thanks for the questions and the input!!!! feel free to ask as much as you want.
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Here's a couple in 1/25 for some ideas.
http://www.slixx.com/comprestires.htm
http://www.reliableresin.com/index.p...roducts_id=133
but if you say you don't know where to start, then that means its probably dang near impossible!
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i really appreciate the kind words about being on the forum but, i don't really think comp plus needs me to be here. it's a great place with out this model. i come here quite often to keep up on what's going on.
yeah, but to me, this section might as well not exist without your projects. Nobody's building models anymore, much less scratch-built, much less drag racing... and at this scale and in this much detail? A rare sight to see.

Besides, if pro's happen to visit the forum, you may end up like this guy:

http://jalopnik.com/guy-lands-red-bu...els-1562231487

btw, you are heading into the home stretch of this project. Any hints or thoughts of what's on the drawing board?
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Old 05-21-2014
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hows everything going bro?havent been on here much lately,rehabbing my destroyed shoulder.hope everythings good.as far as comp plus,willy worked for monogram and amt back in the day and has a super stash!!!so there is a great deal of intrest in models on here.and your like the grand poobaa of models so please keep postin bro
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Old 05-23-2014
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sorry for taking so long to reply guys. life got in the way.

slugbelch. i have a couple projects on the back burner always waiting. like a 67 vette with that sonny's hemi i built awhile back. maybe it'll be a 10.5 or top sportsman car. although, trust me the camaro is still a LONG way from completion.

dave , we're good here. thanks for asking. sorry to hear about your shoulder. hope it heals well!

i'm going to be slowing down on the 1:8 camaro for a while. actually getting started on my 1:1 car. a '37 chevy pro street car.
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Old 05-24-2014
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Hey Comp, did Disney ever visit you when you were little?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvgyXKDXdZY

Just released a couple days ago and has over a million views already:

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Old 05-26-2014
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hehe, nope, they never came to see me.

i keep hopin', though!
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Comp, your scale builds are absolutely freakin' amazing, and I'm always looking for something new you've got in the works. Quite an inspiration my friend!
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Old 10-09-2014
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any new progress?hows the '37 chevy coming along?pictures would be nice of it.hope everythings good with you
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Old 10-18-2014
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hey dave. no new progress on the 1:8 pro mod. been working on the '37. i'm a one man band on this project too. so, it's slowly coming around. here's a shot of the car. just got the new nose a little while ago.





we're makin' progress.....just a little at a time.
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