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Monogram Slingster UPDATED 10-18-18 (and picture's fixed)

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Monogram Slingster UPDATED 10-18-18 (and picture's fixed)
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 09, 2017 6:54 PM

Interior shot. Not much there ...seat....steering wheel.....brake lever. What else do you need?

The frame was tweeked a bit ( the drivers side wheel "hovered" about a scale foot of the ground. The following pict. show the straightened frame and  the front suspension completed.

After I assembled and installed the blower I realised it was a tad too big. (A different scale?) so I switched to the kits injector stacks.

I also wired the spark  plugs.

This is my second attempt. I originally used a scale diameter wire that looked like crap so I did it again. I drilled out the spark plug holes and glued the wire from the inside. The kits distributor was'nt going to work for this so I used a piece of Evergreen tubeing to pull the wires through to get the propper sag.

This was my first attempt at painting the fuel tank.I decaled it ( Moon-Eyes of course) and masked it so I could paint the straps silver. Well..... the paint bled under the tape ! GGGRRRRRRR!!!!!  So I stripped it.

Not taking any chances this time ! First tank to survive paint wins!

And heres the winner.

I also added some Chrome trim to the firewall.

Im undecided if I should Chrome any other trim. I'm open to suggestions.

Also not sure if I will use the driver figure ... but here he is.

I still need to do a wash or two on him .

And dig that 60's safety gear..... gloves and boots ... thats it!

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 09, 2017 6:57 PM

Dont know why the interior shots didnt post so  I'll try again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:02 PM

Will post more as I progress. Only about 80% done so theres more chances to screw it up..... stay tuned.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:17 PM

Nice looking. Other than the headless driver. Big Smile. Chrome would to a limit i would think. 

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:16 PM

A headless driver you say???? That wont work.

Just started on his head. I also thought his shirt needed something so I came up with what I hope is a  period correct logo.

I just LOVE how everything is in focus EXEPT the driver! Sorry.

The kit didnt come with a fuel pump so I made my own out of bits in my junkyard.

I also decalled the tank and clear-coted it. Now lets hope I can pull off the silver tank straps this time.

 

Sorry things are so out of focus.....apparently a $25 camera is a wast of money.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:24 PM
Awesome Timmy ! The driver ( Including the little head - Oi ! stop giggling at the back... ) looks great too ;-D
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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:13 PM

OK.... It's been a while since I got anywhere with this. Sometime's life get's in the way.

Anyhoo... I just finished fixing all the broken link's, so my picture's are back !

Also, I decided the "Slingster " needed a car to pull it to and from the Dragstrip. So I started on this 1965 Chevell Wagon.

I'm trying to make some time to ge tback to this build, ( If my wife will leave me alone for a day or two )

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, October 19, 2018 12:11 AM

Thanx for your update.  The tow vehicle Chev is coming along well, nice work on the interior and the engine.  Are those carbs and air cleaners included in the kit?  Cheers

Steve.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:12 PM

nottheband
Are those carbs and air cleaners included in the kit? 

Yes, they are.

The Chevell is going to be built with just the part's that came in the box.

The Slingster has a few " Not - so - box stock" part's going on it. ( I scratchbuilt the Magneto from Plastistruct and wire.)

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:42 PM

I also got some more done on the "Headless Driver"

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 19, 2018 8:51 PM

This is where I came to a "screatching Halt" !

I have re-painted, and stripped this fuel tank 5 time's !!!!

After removing the Tape, the tank was a mess. So now I'm going to do what I "should" have done, in the first place. I will scratch build my own tank, and make the tank strap's from Foil.  Then I wont need to mask anything, .....

And it will be PERFECT, PERFECT I TELL'S YA !!!

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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