Bill Davis Since the Blue Max funny car is nearing completion, I have started working on the Hotspur. It is about ready to paint. Masking off the bottom for the black stripes is going to be challenging.
27. May, 16:16
Bill Davis Well, the Hotspur looks like a yellow belly sapsucker. Most RAF trainers were yellow, and if that was all there was to it, I would be done. The training gliders were yellow with diagonal black stripes. That should be...uh.....fun.
Steven Van Dyck Remove background that attracts unnecessary focus. You can move the focus crosshair on the screen a bit down so it will get the model sharp and not the car behind it. Take pictures from further away, you can always magnify without losing too much detail.
10. May, 00:17
Bill Davis I have finished the chassis and running gear, except for the headers. I will put them on once I get the body mounted. I couldn't resist setting the body on the chassis, just to see what it would look like. I have the ends of the body glued on and primered the body. A little filling and sanding and the body will be ready to paint.
Bill Davis The very first motorsports event I ever went to featured funny cars. It was in the early seventies and I was in junior high school. I haven't been the same since!
4. February, 23:46
Bill Davis I have made some progress. I got several car magazines from eBay that had feature articles on this car. I have tried to reproduce some of the unique features of the Blue Max,like the fuel tank strap. I made it out of brass shim stock.
26. April, 19:10
Munkyslut It looks great so far Bill, keep it up!
The research work is fascinating isn't it?
I love that aspect of modelling
26. April, 21:37
Bill Davis Thanks Munkyslut. I love doing the research on the models I am building. It's actually easier to get info on military vehicles than old race cars.