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Monogram / Revell Slingster W.I.P. (sort of )

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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Monogram / Revell Slingster W.I.P. (sort of )
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:05 PM

Sorry guys but I started this before I got the camera .So I'm about 80% done.

Still have to get the frame straightened out  and some other stuff added but heres what I have so far.....

Please excuse the dust in some of the pictures. It was windy outside.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, August 21, 2017 4:25 PM

Got the sparkplug wires mounted to the valve covers. I drilled out the holes and glued the wires in from the underside of the valve covers. These pictures are of my second attempt. The first try I used a closer to scale gauge wire that looked like crap.

The kit supplied distributor wasnt going to work for this so I used a short piece of Evergreen  tubing to "shove" the wires through.

I also decided the kit supplied blower was a bit to big. (A different scale ?) So I switched to the kits Injector stacks. Now the "coolness" factor is at  11 .

I will post more pic's later today. 

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2010
Posted by roony on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:55 PM

Looks great.  Love the backdrop in the pictures.  Keep posting.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:19 PM

roony
Love the backdrop in the pictures. 

Yeah my "backyard" goes on forever. Sorry I havent been keeping up with this. 

Today is "find the shed floor " day so plese be paitent while I get my workshop in order.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:25 PM

Got the fuel tank painted. I will be painting the brackets aluminium.

Velocity stacks assembled.

OOPPS!   My photography skills need some work. I'm used to using actual film. Darn this new-fangeled tecnology!

Also mannaged to straighten out the frame. (One front wheel was off the ground ) and installed the Radious rods,Tierod ,Drag-link.

I thought the firewall was kind of bland so I added some chrome trim.

Can't decide if I shoult dress up the rest of the trim in chrome. I'm open to suggestions.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:56 PM

So I got the decals on the tank ( Moon-Eyes of course ) .... then Glosscoted.....then masked the tank so I could paint the brackets Aluminium..............Then had to strip the paint back down to bare plastic.    BUMMER!!!

I forgot to burnish the tape down, so of course the paint bled under the tape !

Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 09, 2017 6:16 PM

I'm not taking any chances this time.

I'm prepping 4 tank's this time ... first one to make it through paint wins!

And here it is.

I also started on the driver. not sure if I will use him or not.

It must be THE 60's..... The only safety.equippment he has is boots and gloves.

He still need's some shading and some grime. After all he is also the mechanic.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:23 PM

Geez;

 Did you have to remind me ? It was definitely more fun modeling and R.V'ing ! The scenery almost overcomes the attention needed to look at the build . Good job so far ! T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:59 PM

The kit didnt come with a fuel pump so I made my own out of bits in my junkyard.

Apparently my $25 camera cant zoom in that small. Sorry.

I also did some work on the driver.

I could'nt leave his shirt blank so I came up with a logo I thought was period correct.

I just "love" however, that everything is in focus......EXEPT the driver.   Darn!

Hard to see but the tank is decaled and gloss-coted.    now..... lets see if I can pull off the silver tank straps.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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