Thursday, June 16, 2011

1:16 scale General Lee WIP

This is my first work in progress online so sorry if my progress is a bit slow.  I got the recently re-released big scale General for my birthday in April, and have now been working on it for about a month.  This kit has a lot of problems because it is based of of a nascar kit ( not sure why!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bang Head ) so I have had to do numerous modifications and this is my first real experience scratch building.  It has been a bit frustrating so far, but I am happy with my results and I plan to take this to the NNL West show next year, hopefully it comes out good enough.Cool  I plan to make this as realistic as possible so hear it goes and thanks for looking!

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This is about how it will sit, but not exactly because the body is only sitting on the chassis.  As you can see there hasn't been any body work yet.

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The kit has the exhaust incorrectly end at the headers, so I had to make my own out of 1/8 inch steel rod.  The shocks are 1/8 inch OD aluminum tubing with snug fitting aluminum rod slipped inside.  The kit has two shocks for each side which is also not correct for a stock 69 charger and the kit ones were rough at best.  I figured it would look a lot better if I made my own.  The tank straps were made by cutting strips from the frame holding some old photoetched parts and bending them into shape.

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In contrast to the rest of the kit, this motor is probably the best I have ever worked with.  It comes with easy to use plug wires and even the hoses to plumb the motor.  I do think the distributor may be a bit out of scale but for me that is as small issue that I am not very conserned about.

 

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