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Old 09-14-2019, 06:41 PM
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:30 PM
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:03 PM
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The solution is obvious... Get him a camera drone so he can practice filming helicopter chase scenes

Orrrrr I guess you can just practice for an hour and then film the last 10 minutes of the "good" stuff... But we all know what the best option is
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:16 AM
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The solution is obvious... Get him a camera drone so he can practice filming helicopter chase scenes

Orrrrr I guess you can just practice for an hour and then film the last 10 minutes of the "good" stuff... But we all know what the best option is
Lol!! Now that'd be awesome hahhaha

I ordered a 3D printed engine bay for it, to dress up the engine bay a bit and hide the motor, it is a Toyota engine (4A-GE) but looks like some of the twin cam engines that are swapped in these Escorts so I guess it'll do! I'll need some paint to detail it. Do I just use scale models paint? Like Testors? It's been ages since I used this type of paint, with the small white plastic paintbrush lol I was probably 10 yo last time I did hahaha








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Old 10-24-2019, 07:01 PM
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I have just received the dimension rc engine compartment, it is nice but it is quite a bit too big to look realistic.. Maybe I will use it anyway, but I would have liked it to be smaller.




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Nah that's a perfect size Fred.
We used to have one of these two doors and the engine bay is truly tiny. You've replicated it well.

That motor looks perfect in there. Just shave off the offending yota and you'll be fine.

Edit :just consider it as a 2.2 lol
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I like that engine in it, valve cover width looks pretty close. I might knock the toyota off the valve cover though. Looks like if it had the normal intake and exhaust manifolds with a single carb, instead of 4 singles with velocity stacks and equal length headers, it'd be about right size.

Plus it's race car. Big engine in a little car.
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Old 12-19-2019, 12:31 PM
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Nah that's a perfect size Fred.
We used to have one of these two doors and the engine bay is truly tiny. You've replicated it well.

That motor looks perfect in there. Just shave off the offending yota and you'll be fine.

Edit :just consider it as a 2.2 lol
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I like that engine in it, valve cover width looks pretty close. I might knock the toyota off the valve cover though. Looks like if it had the normal intake and exhaust manifolds with a single carb, instead of 4 singles with velocity stacks and equal length headers, it'd be about right size.

Plus it's race car. Big engine in a little car.

Ok you guys convinced me it kind of make sense size wise Iíl call it a big block lol

I removed the Toyota and put some color on it, still need at least one coat on the head but looks kind of cool I think! I tried to grind down the underside of the motor to make it sit lower in the engine bay, but there is not a lot of meat before I reach the bottom of the cavity between the two valve cover...


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Old 12-31-2019, 03:55 PM
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Hey all! Since I have recently sourced a large sheet of black Sintra (similar to Komacel), I got started on a dash. It is pretty much my first scratch work with plastic stuff (except a small start on the floor of my Hilux build). I don't yet have all the tools to work it, for now a big yellow Olfa construction knife, a piece of very fine sandpaper (too fine), large and small dremel sanding drum, a dremel sherical metal bit and some Gorilla Gel glue. I would need some mini files and other grit sandpaper, and a smaller blade to make it a bit easier. But not too bad of a start I think! Plus it is black and already looks a bit like alcantara leather lol!

Some reference pics, a carbon fiber Escort dash to go in group 4 racing cars, and an actual interior pic:






I don't have much pics of the process, but I just sandwitched about 5 or 6 pieces and started dremeling. At first the dash was too thin so I added another layer and reworked it:



Then carved out the under part and the inside of the cluster the best I could with my dremel bits:





The dash does not quite go low enough, in the reference pic there is an additional piece below the cluster (same height as the steering column). Maybe I'll skip that one if I go for the group 4 interior look.

Also started to think of some seats, I want to find a good balance of simple design since I'm a noob, but also ok looking. And good news is the two 1S separate lipo packs are just about the right size to be hidden where the seats should be. I thought they'd be too big or to forward, but from reference pics they'll be ok!
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:38 PM
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Wow Fred ! That’s some nice fab work on the dash! Just take your time with each bit of it till you feel it’s right, then move onto the next...the secret is not too rush to try to finish it all in one go!
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:00 PM
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Wow Fred ! Thatís some nice fab work on the dash! Just take your time with each bit of it till you feel itís right, then move onto the next...the secret is not too rush to try to finish it all in one go!
Thanks you Preston for the advice! After all the incredible work I have seen you do, I will certainly take all possible advice you have! Yes I try to take my time, but it is a bit tedious since I don't feel I always use the right tool, so sometimes it is nerve racking to have the dremel with sanding drum and risk going too deep or scratch the wrong area lol! But I guess I'll gain more confidence as I get practice.

Happy 2020 to you buddy, I wish you all the best!
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