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by kcarchitect
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

And build back plate that matches your fender design! Kind of like an air shield behind the fender! Whoda, My thoughts on the fenders are that they may be a "for show" element only. I thought about building out something around a "weighted" air shield that would attach only via the axle nail. The f...
by kcarchitect
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

Finished up the Spitfire, the track clearance is going to necessitate riding in the "raised" position so no fenders it is. Really happy with the final paint, i did buff and wax it a bit after pics were taken to get rid of some fingerprints and a few small blemish spots. It's shiny as a new penny now...
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

So in considering how I wanted to finish out this car I really wanted to make it look like an old dirt track racer. Kind of a nod to the old belly tank dry-lake mod cars and make it look like something that a guy might have built in his garage post WWII out of an old spitfire airplane. I really want...
by kcarchitect
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Rail Riding Question - indenting RR wheel

Hello all, New member. I’m attempting to build a RR car for the first time. I’ve read in a few places to ident the block at the RR axle groove 1/16”. Our rules specify a minimum distance between the wheels of 1 3/4” which effectively prohibits this technique. If I can’t indent the RR axle groove, i...
by kcarchitect
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

So I finished up the wheel hubs with my typical method, chucked them up in the drill on my mandrel and did a slow spin against the tip of a silver sharpie. I want to airbrush them to have white walls like the hot rod and little blue cruiser I've done before. Not sure yet if I'm going to attempt the ...
by kcarchitect
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

I've made a bit of progress, spent 9 hours in the car this weekend (late family christmas get together) so no time to work on derby cars. But I have all the final primer and prep work done for now. In the past I've had a friend of mine who is a very talented painter and airbrush artist do my final p...
by kcarchitect
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

kcarchitect, In the photo just over your weights : Is that some of the paper wood veneer you were telling me about. Look's handy.. I'm going to have to look into getting some to try out! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4682/39488674782_e1703f0122_b.jpg Is it the adhesive backed type veneer? Whoda, i...
by kcarchitect
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

Started getting some primer and filling some of the imperfections from my carving and shaping on the body. Should be ready to start the airbrush work after it cures out and I can wet sand it one more time! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4643/24651086447_c71e49cf2e_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.co...
by kcarchitect
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite vs. Silicone
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Graphite vs. Silicone

Silicone is typically a spray, WD-40 for example is a silicone lubricant. I would think that is contradictory to the "no lubricating oil".
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: Space Derby shaping video
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Space Derby shaping video

https://youtu.be/7ndpG515dwU

How my son and I do our Space Derby shaping using a center last and an electric drill.
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Plans for a Hot Rod Car
Replies: 29
Views: 3476

Re: Plans for a Hot Rod Car

Very cool, I admire the dedication on the frame/chassis. I've got a '28 ford tudor sedan and considered doing more on the frame, but I just couldn't get it low enough where you would still be able to see any of it. The Canuk Truck is wicked!
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Plans for a Hot Rod Car
Replies: 29
Views: 3476

Re: Plans for a Hot Rod Car

Rod Turnbull wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:01 pm
no images again, would love to see it finished
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4EoU ... nNPemZTTkU

Here's a link to the whole album.
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

Got a fair amount of work done on the car over the weekend. Did an initial glue up with scraps and cutoffs from two car kits to get the block large enough. After adjusting for the larger rear wheel I could see that I wasn't going to be able to keep both rear axle pegs and decided I really only need ...
by kcarchitect
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

The opening slot size for the start gate pins is .440" (7/16") on my Best track. If the inside hubs on 2 wheels were removed a bit the 2 wheels could be glued together and it would look like a fat stock wheel with the spokes and lettering showing. The car will probably drift one way or the other wi...
by kcarchitect
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2018 Spitfire Mark III
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: 2018 Spitfire Mark III

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4692/27743782509_e6eff128c8_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4681/27743782719_2b2e62674d_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4601/27743782609_eb1a82eb89_b.jpg These are the concept sketches that I'm using as inspiration. Hoping I can get enough weight positioned ...