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Speed Racer 65
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PostSubject: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Thu 16 Mar 2017, 12:35 pm

This is the IMC Chaparral 2E, A really nice kit for its day. The engine detail was lacking so I used some spare parts and some odds and ends to spruce up the engine and make it look like a Chevy big block.
The valve covers are from the Revell Yenko Nova, the heads, intake and Webers are from the AMT 63 Vette kit.
The stacks are electrical terminal ferrules with one mm brass tube as venturies
The headers are solder primaries with the kit parts for the collectors and secondaries with the ends drilled out.
It has some of the plumbing and a wired distributor

I used PE screen, Dezus fasteners, and seat belt/harness pieces.
Decals from eBay for the out side, Slixx gauge decals for the instrument panel
Kit wheels and tires with hand painted letters and stripes on the tires (i am out of gold Firestone tire decals)
Front brake cooling ducts are wire wrapped around a paint brush handle and then covered with heat shrink tubing.

The chassis is laminated with BMF sheets and in some places painted with bright chrome paint.
Duplicolor primer and paint with Testers Wet Look clear

Its a tiny model for 1/25 but this car was very compact. One of my favorite race cars of all time.























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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Thu 16 Mar 2017, 1:23 pm

Beautiful work, Mitch. You made that IMC kit look great.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:34 pm

Looks ready for the track Mitch! The decals pull it all together.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:04 pm

Great job on all of the extra details

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Thu 16 Mar 2017, 11:23 pm

You did a great job on an old so so kit Mitch. I'd be happy to have it in my collection.

I love the venturis BTW.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 11:57 am

Beautiful build sir ............ having grown up in Texas and lived in Midland for years, I got to see the Chaparrals first hand out at Rattlesnake Raceway ................ your recreation is outstanding
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 5:15 pm

Beautiful build! The detailing and modifications really pop this one up a few notches (sorry about the Emeril reference, lol).
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Mon 20 Mar 2017, 8:01 am

Looks brilliant Mitch, cracking model.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Mon 20 Mar 2017, 7:14 pm

Great result Mitch!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Wed 21 Mar 2018, 3:29 am

Nice building, great looking racecar! Love the Chaparrals.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Chaparral 2E   Wed 21 Mar 2018, 5:23 pm

Super kit, as were all the IMCs. Superior work, but many delicate parts.
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