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Topic: Shane Carson - Beaver Tools 12X plastic model car Email this topic to a friend | Subscribe to this TopicReport this Topic to Moderator
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jwerkman
December 31, 2011 at 07:51:50 PM
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good lookin



 


darnall
December 31, 2011 at 09:16:50 PM
Joined: 09/02/2009
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That is just plain amazing...I built a butt-load of the 1/25 monogram (i think) sprint car models as a teenager and I put a ton of detail in them but I never even came close to how real this one looks....I guess the perfect dirt look on it has a huge effect on the realism....again...AMAZING!!!!


Other than what appears to be some hood modifications, and a tweaked nerfbar...how much did you stray from the actual kit? and what material did you use for the plug wires? I always used thread from my moms sewing kit or dental floss but it wasn't near thick enough to look that real, and kite string never did look right either...


Loose is when you hit the wall with the rear of the
car, tight is when you hit the wall with the front of
the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and
torque is how far you move the wall.

SLINK51
December 31, 2011 at 09:29:42 PM
Joined: 08/10/2007
Posts: 1797
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This message was edited on December 31, 2011 at 09:32:46 PM by SLINK51
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Posted By: darnall on December 31 2011 at 09:16:50 PM

That is just plain amazing...I built a butt-load of the 1/25 monogram (i think) sprint car models as a teenager and I put a ton of detail in them but I never even came close to how real this one looks....I guess the perfect dirt look on it has a huge effect on the realism....again...AMAZING!!!!


Other than what appears to be some hood modifications, and a tweaked nerfbar...how much did you stray from the actual kit? and what material did you use for the plug wires? I always used thread from my moms sewing kit or dental floss but it wasn't near thick enough to look that real, and kite string never did look right either...



If you like that one you will like this one to. http://www.hoseheadforums.com/forum.cfm?ThreadID=62782


Stan Donnit
January 01, 2012 at 09:24:02 AM
Joined: 07/18/2009
Posts: 1947
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I was gunna build a model once but, I couldn't git past the sniffing glue part... :~/


Opinions may vary...

jlstew25
January 01, 2012 at 10:53:41 AM
Joined: 06/25/2005
Posts: 407
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Posted By: darnall on December 31 2011 at 09:16:50 PM

That is just plain amazing...I built a butt-load of the 1/25 monogram (i think) sprint car models as a teenager and I put a ton of detail in them but I never even came close to how real this one looks....I guess the perfect dirt look on it has a huge effect on the realism....again...AMAZING!!!!


Other than what appears to be some hood modifications, and a tweaked nerfbar...how much did you stray from the actual kit? and what material did you use for the plug wires? I always used thread from my moms sewing kit or dental floss but it wasn't near thick enough to look that real, and kite string never did look right either...



Thanks for the comments! This car is based off of a Monogram kit's Challenger chassis. From that, I modified the suspension to make it look like the car is taking a set in a corner. I had to extend the right shocks and adjust the arms to make it look like this. Also, I extended the injector tubes and cut out the top of the hood to match the 1:1 car. For the driver, I added seat belts and a Clear Rhea system on the helmet. Created some of the decals like Shane's Mar-Car. More to come......


John Stewart

Retro Racing Custom Model Cars
405.922.6163
[email protected]
Oklahoma City, OK

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/235624429834292#!/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/23562442983429

jlstew25
January 01, 2012 at 03:57:15 PM
Joined: 06/25/2005
Posts: 407
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Posted By: jlstew25 on January 01 2012 at 10:53:41 AM

Thanks for the comments! This car is based off of a Monogram kit's Challenger chassis. From that, I modified the suspension to make it look like the car is taking a set in a corner. I had to extend the right shocks and adjust the arms to make it look like this. Also, I extended the injector tubes and cut out the top of the hood to match the 1:1 car. For the driver, I added seat belts and a Clear Rhea system on the helmet. Created some of the decals like Shane's Mar-Car. More to come......



Pic during the build shows some of the details mentioned:


John Stewart

Retro Racing Custom Model Cars
405.922.6163
[email protected]
Oklahoma City, OK

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/235624429834292#!/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/23562442983429


darnall
January 02, 2012 at 11:01:33 AM
Joined: 09/02/2009
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So what did you use for the plug wires?
Loose is when you hit the wall with the rear of the
car, tight is when you hit the wall with the front of
the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and
torque is how far you move the wall.

jlstew25
January 02, 2012 at 04:20:00 PM
Joined: 06/25/2005
Posts: 407
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Posted By: darnall on January 02 2012 at 11:01:33 AM
So what did you use for the plug wires?


Here's a link to my e-bay auction for the wire:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180787448837?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

 


John Stewart

Retro Racing Custom Model Cars
405.922.6163
[email protected]
Oklahoma City, OK

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/235624429834292#!/pages/Retro-
Racing-Custom-Model-Cars/23562442983429

shane carson
January 06, 2012 at 09:52:52 AM
Joined: 12/02/2004
Posts: 38
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Posted By: jlstew25 on January 01 2012 at 03:57:15 PM

Pic during the build shows some of the details mentioned:



very cool John, nice work....this pic reminds me of crashin this car one night at I-70 and I stayed in the car as Billy, Springer, Bob and crew put that thing back together so I could go out and crash it again, actually I think we ran 2nd in the Weld Memorial that night....summer 1985






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