Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49
Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:30 AM
The engine is now almost finished. A few collapses later its in and the bonnet shuts perfectly. There really cant be more than 1mm clearance though.
Some outside shots after shoehorning it in.
All that is left now is putting the wheels on, doing the grille and putting the new exhaust on. Oh, and a radiator cap.
Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:04 PM
Edited by RSIevolution, 07 February 2017 - 05:06 PM.
Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:33 PM
Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:33 PM
Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:58 AM
Simply brilliant work as ever. Looking forward to seeing it finished and finding out what your next creation will be!
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:50 AM
Oh, so many different things. The tanks and the fuel pressure regulator are scratch made, as is the housing of the radiator. And the throttle linkage. I use all sort of parts I find, from T2M, Top Studio, etc. I often use things "wrongly", like there are 1:12 bike parts in the throttle linkage. The spring is also a 1:12 bike muffler spring. Top Studio I think.
The throttle linkage is made from Tremonia tools (cut and filed), a random metal rod and eye fittings, also 1/12 and probably for a bike. And some T2M nuts.
The tanks are made from Tremonia fuel tank parts, filed and sanded. Using the kit wrongly you can make most sizes easily. Since photoetch looks so good after being sanded with fine grit sandpaper you can mess around so much, spill glue, etc with no worries.
The fuel pressure regulator is made from literal rubbish. Some old roll cage, a tacho from somewhere, some bolts and nuts, some shrink tube and the border around photoetched kits.
The A/N fittings are RB Motion, superb quality. Braided line from T2M (I think).
Carburetors are a hybrid between stock and Uli Nowak Webers. The funnels are 1:20 McLaren funnels, I think. Backplates from Tremonia tools kit, probably meant to be something totally different.
Air funnel for carbs is a braking duct hose from a Minichamps Audi.
The housing for the radiator is just sanded photoetch, again using the "rubbish" borders/frame from kits. The mesh is from crazy modeler.
Oil filter is just painted, with a random decal + photoetch rubbish again.
Various nuts and bolts from T2M all over.
The battery is repainted, decal added from a sheet I bought on ebay, bolts from T2M, some rods "sealing it in", connectors from a Hakosuka.
Valve cover is repainted and has drilled holes for T2M bolts.
Various hoses and wires added, mostly T2M.
I think that is everything. :)
Edited by lateapex, 08 February 2017 - 06:51 AM.
Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:42 AM
The engine has a few minor fixes too, so now its finished. I think.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:27 PM
The idea is to "tune" the engine, swap wheels and stuff like that. So far at least.
Beautiful job on the engine detailing!
The shipping container in the background looks great! What scale is that? Could you tell us more about it?
Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:07 AM
ttgxc, the container is a 1:20 shipping container from China. Just search "1:20 shipping container" on ebay and you`ll see tons of different versions. They are made from plastic with balsa wood floor and functioning doors. They are nice, although too clean I guess, I am actually weathering one of mine at the moment.
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