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DECO-DENT, LFA-Powered Auburn Speedster Hardtop

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  • Member since
    January, 2016
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:01 PM

Thanks Treehugger Dave!

Bench time equals progress. Made new side panels for the engine bay...the openings will likely have some photo-etched mesh in them. Planning on incorporating the headlights into the radiator shroud and hood. Scribed in a door shape, too. Not seen in the photos is the roughed-in undercarriage.

Enjoy!

 

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    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, August 03, 2019 9:38 AM

Ahh yes...the spirit is alive and well. Looking good my friend. Nice to see there are still model car builders with that art deco spirit still giving life to our hobby.

Keep up the good work, she's lookin' just fine Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:30 PM

Thank you all for the comments and compliments...much appreciated...put a coat of primer on it tonight to see how many fleas it had...pretty happy with the outcome...still, lots of filler and sanding in its future...starting to capture the spirit of the thing, though.

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  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:20 PM

Chucky's right and nice update. Like others here I'll be waiting for more Thumbs Up

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:05 PM

Thanks everyone! Quick update...got the hardtop roughed in and slathered with body filler.

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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, July 12, 2019 5:07 PM

Radical! I knew as soon as I saw this that it would grab Dave's attention. Cool concept! I'll be tagging along, too! Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:37 PM

I love how this is starting and what you have so far. Great imagination. I will definetly be following along Thumbs UpThumbs Up

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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DECO-DENT, LFA-Powered Auburn Speedster Hardtop
Posted by FrozenPlastik49 on Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:06 PM

Time for a new build! Always liked the lines of the Auburn and thought it would look even better as a hardtop. As you can see, the hardtop will be integrated into the boattail. Windshield and partial roof courtesy of Testors' Aluma Coupe. Engine, suspension, undercarriage, interior, rear exhaust, and front chin spoiler come from Tamiya's Lexus LFA. Color to be determined, but leaning towards copper, grey, or silver with black rims and black trim. Wish me luck!

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