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Post by stump on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 9:44 am

Yugster wrote:Forgot about this awesome build.
Stump what brand of fuel fittings and nuts and bolts you using?
Loving this build a fav
Hehe, thanks man. Wink

The fuel fitting are from RBMotion. Great pieces, and all machined from aluminium. Perfect fit.
The tiny nuts and bolts are mostly from Scale Hardware. They are totally awesome too, and Bob is a great guy, like Robert.
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Post by stump on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 9:49 am

Rip Torn wrote:G'day stump. I'm a newbie here and came across your thread and I have to put in my two bobs worth. You do have a sign outside your workroom saying " Genius at work " don't you? Your skills at manipulating plastic and attention to detail are just amazing.

Cheers.
Haha, thanks mate. Wink I truly appreciate your very kind words. Embarassed I just try my best.

Not much going on with this one yet.....still getting back in the rhythm of building. pale Slow going.....
Hope you can all bare with me a while.

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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by frozono on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 12:59 pm

wowwee I am a big fan of drag racing.......... popcorn I need to see more........ Twisted Evil
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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by stump on Sat 20 Jul 2013, 11:10 am

Well that 8 months got away pretty quick, huh. Rolling Eyes  Laughing

Guys, a heads-up that the big scale Camaro is back at the bench. Very Happy  And not before time.....time gets away way to quick and easy if you're not careful.
Anyway, in my absence, some serious soul searching, head scratching and procrastination got me thinking......yeah, bad idea, right....Wink

The body that I started hacking, chopping, stretching and manipulating for this massive build had me worried. Question  Would it be strong enough to survive?? With all the cuts and gluing going on, I was beginning to have doubts...Evil or Very Mad

Enter, the new 69 Camaro ProMod from TDR in the U.S.


These have been available for a while now and it's something I have given enormous amounts of thought to.
I know the guy behind their existence, he is a brilliant modeller and a major influence on me with his masterful touch and creativity....
I just knew that these bodies would be as close to "exact" as he could possibly get them, and he and his designer have not disappointed. twothumbsup

Mine arrived on Thursday.




Removable front clip is printed separately, as are the doors and trunk/boot.
The finish is nothing short of superb. They have printed it along the long axis, which has eliminated the circular print pattern which was very visible on the smaller scale version that I have. There is a textured look and feel to it, but that will be easily handled by some prep work before primer and painting. bigthumbsup




And beside the now decommissioned body....I will persevere with it and maybe use it in a diorama scene some how?? We shall see. Very Happy


As is very easy to see, the shape and proportions of the new body are closer to reality than what mine is....this gives me the perfect subject to continue my modification by....Twisted Evil It should help at least. Laughing
Thanks for viewing guys, stay tuned.......
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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by allan on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 9:33 am

Will be watching the out come of this one,  popcorn  new body looks sweet,  Very Happy  don't give up on your body you have put to much in it to give it away.
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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by zenrat on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 11:35 am

Does my heart glad to see all that crap piled up at the back of your cutting mats - looks just like my bench!Very Happy

How much, if you don't mind me asking?

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Post by stump on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 1:13 pm

Thanks guys. Very Happy

Allan, plans are already in negotiation (with myself Laughing) for a 1/12 Nostalgia funny car. Shocked
The body length it is now is pretty close and I can nearly get away with just moving the front wheel openings forward to the 125inch required for such a project. Twisted Evil
More on that later.....

Fred, Laughing  how much crap? Shocked  Oh, how much for the body...doh 
With our dollar at the moment, not as little as I would've paid for it 6 - 10 months ago....but I wasn't in a position to do so then. Sad 
397US + 20 postage

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Post by zenrat on Sun 21 Jul 2013, 6:58 pm

Thanks.
3D printing IS the future and will get cheaper.
They say the dollar dropping is good for the economy but it's not good for us buying shit form the US.

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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by mgy125 on Mon 22 Jul 2013, 7:19 am

A wise man always recognizes when someone else's work will enable him to do a better job of his own. But certainly don't turf your body. Another project will come along.
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Re: Drag racing bug.....not the VW kind....

Post by stump on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 5:25 pm

mgy125 wrote:A wise man always recognizes when someone else's work will enable him to do a better job of his own.  But certainly don't turf your body.  Another project will come along.

And he was a very wise man.  Wink 
Yes, another project will indeed benefit from the body.......in time.
All the BIG stuff is taking a well earned break at the moment (well, I am anyway  Laughing ), time for some more small stuff to aggravate my eyes.  byebye
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 6:40 pm

Might aswell be cross eyed like the rest of us mate,.  Very Happy
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