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Loyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: Temecula, CA
Loyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car
Posted by openwheel on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:14 AM

Thanks to my friend, Jimmy “RASS”, I have been able to obtain one of Lance Seller’s Lloyd Ruby 1970 Mongoose kits. I’ve wanted to build one of Lance’s kits for a while now, but my budget just hasn’t synched up well with his releases. But this is one that I really like, so I am really happy to get my hands on one and am looking forward to diving in. Thanks again to my buddy “RASS”!

 

The quality of this kit is first rate, which I can’t say I’m surprised, since all of Lance’s cars always come out nice. As nice as it is, I’m glad that I see some areas where one can add some additional detail and really make this model stand out.

 

Here’s the original car:

 

 

 

Here are the kit pieces and the decal sheet:

 

 

All of the color can be done with the decals. I’m contemplating painting the red, though. We’ll see…

 

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My Fotki

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: Temecula, CA
Posted by openwheel on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15 AM

So far I’ve mostly just done parts cleanup, but I did open up the naca ducts.

 

 

 

 

 

I decided to lower the seat back a little to match the reference photos.

 

 

 

 

 

Laski Scale Specialties - Pro Tech | MAD | Studio 27

My Fotki

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 10, 2017 6:56 AM

Looks like fun, Open Wheel! I looked at the Lance Sellers site but couldn't find anything for sale. I was told that he was working on the Tom Sneva 77 McLaren but so far I have been unable to find it. You're off to a good start on this one! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:19 AM

I'll be watching this build as it progresses. My favorite era of Indy cars! That paint scheme is ridiculously cool!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:03 PM

Interesting project. I'll be watching this.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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