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    Default Scale Callaway's

    I thought I might devote a thread to the "little" Callaways...

    I had a lot of free time this weekend...Almost finished with the 4-year LM project and moving on Big John's LM, 91-001 Old Lyme rear facia nearing done..

    I should not have but I was inspired to start on Speedster#1...I must be nuts!





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    very nice

    you are very brave ! I have several kits in the closet like the 1:24 speedster and a 1:8 85 Vette but I do not have a steady hand.

    I had some test models but they all ended up in the salvage yard
    my 1986 Coupe for sale

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    ...very cool



    here is the extent of mine:


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    Hi Mike,
    I Like the purple.
    My LM now has silver stripes.
    I can't wait to see photos of the speedster when it's done.

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    Lookin' awesome! Any plans for how you are going to cut the Speedster's windshield without cracking it? I can tell you from experience that x-acto knives and wire cutters won't do it!

    I wonder if you'll have a small-scale C8 done before I have my full-scale C8? If it takes you 4 years I think you might beat me!

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    Default I have lost my mind!!!

    I took a 100$ AutoArt C6R and cut it up last night to make a Z06R. But, the result is cool. I started Callaway Z06R #4 and it is going to be out of this world. I have the molds for fenders and the patterns for the cages. So now I am going for the gusto...I am going to add the stainless plumbing and engine detail this time. I love the wheels and brakes on this one....it is exactly like the pics Bluewasp loaded...thanx dude.

    Brangeta, I will cut the "glass" with a micro saw and polish...the side glass and rear glass will have to be made. This takes a positive stone copy then I pressure-form the clear plastic to shape...easier than it sounds.




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    Default Callaway LM trans-kit

    Here are the trans-parts that I spent the last few years making. They are rough out of the mold. I have to cut the radiator support off and cut off the fender skirts front and back. I bond them with good'le 3m lite body filler. The doors need a layer of filler to mate with the skirts and rocker panels. The rest is the same as in any bodyshop. The rear facia is a mold that I fill with body filler and slap on the back...viola...


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    This takes a positive stone copy then I pressure-form the clear plastic to shape...easier than it sounds.
    I wonder if your idea of easy includes splitting atoms in half! I don't think working with anything that small is easy. To me, painting Hotwheels is hard enough.

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    Default LM 94-001 #1 is finally finished...It only took 4 years!



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    Default The road to a 1/18th scale GT3 Z06R Callaway














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    That LM model looks better than the real car to me!

    Are you casting in molds made from the stuff that orthodontists use to made retainer molds?

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    For the pics above I use 3M Lite Autobody Filler, it is great to work with and strong. I have models that are 10 years old with it and are totally stable without cracks or anything..For the original LM above, the skirts and rear facia is dental-acrylic, but I now cast them with a product out of Dallas called Smooth-Cast. Easy to work with.

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    What is the mold made out of? The peanut butter stuff. It looks like tootsie rolls

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    That's funny..Called poly-vynilsiloxane aka "Express". It is a 2-part mixed rubber that is very stiff. It holds dimentional stability for years. Very expensive though, around $80 for a pint. Yes it is medical-dental grade thus, same crap-10X more expensive than what you can buy elsewhere.

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    Amazing work - 4 years, WOW

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