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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2019, 09:03:59 am »

When I rule the world it will be compulsory (along with all parcels having to be sent in easilly stacked boxes) for all model car kits to have standard wheel fittings.


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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2019, 03:15:16 am »
Sorted the rear wheel fitting today and so can provide a mock up.
Toucam WIP 08-09-2019 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Toucam WIP 08-09-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Next job is inner bodywork under the bonnet and in the tub.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2019, 04:05:51 am »
That's certainly going to be LOUD!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2019, 04:36:51 am »
That's certainly going to be LOUD!

Not when driving on the front engine.  Plan is a mufflers and pipes exiting just in front of the rear wheels.  The rear engine though will have zoomies. :wacko:

You can't tell but I have changed the tyres.  The ones I was using were just a touch too wide and fouled the bodywork.  I found another Monogram set in my "special wheels" box which unusually the rims fitted into perfectly.  They are from the '30 Ford Woody which was retooled with new wheels and tyres at about the same time as the '66 Chevy Malibu the kidney bean mags came from.  As they are from the same time period that might be why the swap is possible even though the actual tyre is narrower on the Woody set.  Rims are a little large and tyre profile a little low IMO indicating they date from the eighties.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2019, 12:35:22 pm »

Not when driving on the front engine.  Plan is a mufflers and pipes exiting just in front of the rear wheels. 


With cut-outs for when it's in dual engine mode?  :wacko:

Nice move on the wheels.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2019, 03:26:27 am »
Panelling in the tub has begun.  It may not look much but because of the complex shape along where it meets the chassis this took a while.
El Toucam WIP 12-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
I'm hoping I can use inner wings from my parts box in the front.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2019, 02:35:00 am »
So there are now filler panels running from the top of the inner side panels to the sides of the tub.
Glue is drying.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2019, 02:50:45 am »
So here's the structural panelling in place in the tub and a start made under the bonnet.
El Toucmas WIP 17-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2019, 02:03:21 pm »
Quite the adept modeller here!!  Nice.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2019, 04:20:21 am »
Thank you Brad C.

One side of the front now has all the panels in place while the other still needs the rear piece.
Then they'll need trimming, smoothing and some bits & bobs attached for surface texture.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #55 on: September 19, 2019, 02:01:45 am »
All panels in place in the front engine cave.  They still need trimming.
El Toucam WIP 19-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2019, 04:44:05 am »
That's looking VERY good Fred.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2019, 05:12:19 am »
Thanks Kit.  Structural work all finished today and i've moved on to adding texture to the panelling which is looking a bit plain.  Just some half round styrene which will look like strengthening ribs have been pressed in.
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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2019, 08:34:39 am »
I hope you keep checking if the engines fit inside the new panels.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: Chevy El Toucam
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2019, 07:01:30 pm »
I hope you keep checking if the engines fit inside the new panels.

Yep.  No problem.  I've been caught that way before.
I am hoping to get the first shot coat of primer on the body today.
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