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1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:43 pm
by weelz
got my 71 mustang mach 1. pulled the bumper off it today and started adding to it with some milliput, needs some samding/filling yet. also made half of the intake system from a couple of resin copied turbos, the carbs from the 'stang engine and a leftover exhaust i had.

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Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:10 pm
by ramfett
I see you're using one of the Sunstar drag Mustangs, looking good so far! :)

Where did you get the resin turbos from (1/18 parts are really tough to source)?
Oh, and I have some flared brass eyelets (same as I used for my XA's velocity stacks) that would work perfect for the Landau's intakes. Let me know if you'd like me to send you a few.

Keep us posted, I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress! The Landau will probably be my next movie canon build after I finish up the XA and all my freelance stuff, so I can't wait to see what you do for yours!

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:16 pm
by weelz
the turbos are from a mate of mine who also messes around with models, he does resin copies of parts on his own models and sells them on. they are probably off an old brittish ford or something jap. have a look on modelmotervation com, theres some awesome stuff on there.

i just used some exhaust for the trumpets they do look a bit crap huh? haha, thats a very kind offer of you but wouldnt it cost a bit to send them from there tho? what did you get them from?

bit more sanding of the bumper today:
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cheers for the comment mate, will be a bit slow progress till i get my other project painted then ill start stripping the stang down and get it satin black.

heres a pic of said priority haha

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Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:49 am
by zykotec
Nice, I knew you couldn't wait to put your hands on it :)

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:23 am
by ramfett
Haha, no problem!

Your current intakes don't look too bad, but you could easily flare out the ends. If the tubes are plastic, maybe see about heating them up so they're soft and inserting a tapered object (like a pen) to widen them a little.

The eyelets I used are from a local hobby shop. When I bought them, they were just packed in a little plastic bag stapled shut and labeled "eyelets", presumably by the shop owner. They were in a section with various useful little metal bits with no expressed purpose. I honestly have no idea what they'd really be used for, but they make great 1/18th velocity stacks!

I know shipping would probably cost a bit, but if you're interested in them, shoot me a PM and we can discuss it. If we could maybe swap for a set of those turbos, I wouldn't mind at all :mrgreen: Entirely up to you, though.

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:21 am
by Morrisminor
I pulled these images off ebay a while back. I don't know how accurate they are as reference material but the person selling them was suggesting them for a Landau replica.
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Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:59 pm
by weelz
morrisminor those pics are awesome, if only i had them a little earlier haha but thanks alot anyway :D

ramfett, managed to flare the ends out alittle, not much but i think its enough, just held it over a lighter and they did it themselves, pressed down on a flat surface to help them alittle then filed the edges off.

also made the black pipe thingys and the pipes from the turbo's. plastic exhaust pipe and those little blue wire connectors that you squeeze together with pliers, just need painting black and silver.

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as for those resin turbos i just picked them up from my mate as he had them spare. if you sign up to modelmotorvation they sell loads of resin parts, you could ask if they'd send some across the water

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:48 am
by Big Bopper Bart
weelz wrote:got my 71 mustang mach 1. pulled the bumper off it today and started adding to it with some milliput, needs some samding/filling yet. also made half of the intake system from a couple of resin copied turbos, the carbs from the 'stang engine and a leftover exhaust i had.

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You actually ruined a rare to find Sam Auxier drag Mustang? Image I've been looking everywhere for one of those :( I woulda gladly traded ya my blue drag sunstar stang...Image Siighs oh well,least it will be turned into something cool I guess

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:44 am
by weelz
Didnt know it was rare mate with there being about 20 or so of them on uk ebay at the time lol plus it was damaged stock, the rear axle is broken in half. The hot rod is now painted will put a pic up if anyones interested

Re: 1 18 landau rep

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:53 pm
by ramfett
Weelz, let's see the Hot Rod! Your flare-job on the exhausts looks good. Are you gonna fill the hole from the hood scoop a bit? It's pretty big compared to the Landau's.

And Bart, here ya go, cheap and here in the US:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-FORD-MUSTANG-PRO-STOCK-DRAG-CAR-SAM-AUXIER-1-18-/400179411923?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item5d2c8d3bd3

Meanwile, i really want this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Ford-Mustang-Boss-351-Grabber-Lime-black-stripes-and-interior-1-18-/120768670856?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item1c1e5fac88

Not Mad Max but it's sexy!