Revell 1/6 Ford 427engine

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kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi all I've been eagerly awaiting this since I ordered it with my birthday money and it's finally here

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It's beautifully packaged, feels like a high quality product.

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Nothing is attached to sprues it's all in little bags

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The one little gripe I have with it is Revell partly assemble it for you like this for instance

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There are a few other parts pre assembled.

Problem is the engine block is cast so I've got to find a way to disassemble it to make the cast effect on the block, as you can see it looks far too shiney and smooth as it is.

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The kit looks great, i think they made 4 in this series some are no longer in production but I'm going to try and get the full set (I will have to eBay for the rest)


kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi all here is the next update.
The back of the flywheel is full of ejector pin marks
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Looks a bit better now
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Added the machining detail to the engine casing
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Added a bit of the casting texture
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kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi all here is the next update 

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It's a great little kit, wish I had better skills to do it justice.
kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Another update It's really hard trying to make plastic look like metal, all my usual tricks don't seem to be working, need to try some more washes.

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kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:23 pm

Hi all I'm happier with the carbs (still maybe need some more colouring but def in the right direction)

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kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:30 pm

Hi all I don't have access to a big American car so have had to loosely, and I mean loosely base this on the biggest car I have access to ( my bosses 340sl merccedes)( would have preferred his rolls royce) I've had to be creative with the measurements and this is very simplified, just a framework tho add suspension struts to and stuff.

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It is purely to allow me to add some of the many engine connections a couldn't add with the supplied stand. I may not even use this, but and this is a big but, if it looks ok and I can find plans for it maybe I will try to scratch a full 1/6 car to put it in.
Lego
Posts: 1265
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:30 am

Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:48 pm

I like it.

Keep living up to the nuts bit :)
kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi all well the engine is nearly complete, I've added a few more details to the engine bay ( these are purely to add interest and not based on any car) as I said I need an engine bay to add the connections to the engine.

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LiamD
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:47 pm
Location: West Cork Ireland

Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:41 am

That's something else, well done.
'One of these days I will get my eye in'
kpnuts
Posts: 476
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm

Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 pm

Hi all well the engine kit is finished, just lots of scratch building to do on the engine bay now.

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