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AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:36 pm

Was going to hold off on starting another build as others are on the go but couldn't resist this one.

Spurred on by a Changing Gearz AVS Shadow Mk. 1 low line body from Retro Racer 44's slot car estate.

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Will be modeled on the Road & Track August 1969 cover car.

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Always been fascinated by this Can Am series car.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby Audi1 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:55 pm

Good luck, Dan. Should be a fun build! We'll be watching................

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby Changing-Gearz » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:25 am

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Thats the 1st Shadow body I made! It had some issues - so I had asked Keith to swap it out during the Can-AM Proxy round in Canada. He had asked me so many questions on it - I just said keep it. I know he was really looking forward to building it up.

Keith had asked me about front tires for it at one point.... They are a bit rare and I worked on getting him a set...... Long story short is - the week he passed away I received another batch of tires for it.
If you want the same wheel/tires I use - just PM with an address.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:52 am

What a cool car! I'll be watching this one.

I think it's so cool that you're bringing so many of Keith's projects to life.
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:21 pm

@ Matt - So that's the background story on why Keith had this. It wasn't the usual car that he gravitated to. Thanks for the wheel/tire offer.

@ Shotgun Dave - Well, it's such a quirky body that I had to get it rolling. Besides, I'm shooting for GVSCC's newly created Keith Hines Constructor's Series trophy in our present race series. He was the first guy to scratch build in the club so this is a lasting tribute to him.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby Beast Lee » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:49 pm

Really looking forward to this one...
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:45 am

Got an adjust-o-wheelbase chassis done with the Devised Designs slimline motor pod.

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Rolling on old Ranch Design 1/43 aluminum rims/tires at the front and custom Ranch Design rims/March 761 F1 urethane tires out back.

Fit styrene sheet in the cockpit opening with more to come. Had to re-radius the front wheel arches to clear the rims.

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Going fine so far.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:23 pm

One of my favorite components of the real car was the bazooka-shaped motor intake. The R & T cover illustration provided a template to model from. With aluminum tubes, styrene tubing and strip and fast setting epoxy, I came up with this.

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Needs some finishing putty but close.

Couldn't wait and test fitted in the body. Works for me.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby chappyman66 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:40 pm

Gotta say, I was looking forward to seeing "the cannon" and I would say it's a great job.
This is a wonderful example of a unique car. Great to see it!
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby ShotgunDave » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Me too Chappyman! I was also looking forward to seeing how the bazooka would come out. Nice job Dan!
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby SuperSlab » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:03 pm

A high speed self propelled recoilless rifle masquerading as a race car: what a novel concept! You win Dan (or is that WinDan?!): there is no way I am even going to TRY to get ahead of you! Once in your sights we are done!

Good job!

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby Z-carfan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:49 pm

VTECFOUR wrote:@ Matt - So that's the background story on why Keith had this. It wasn't the usual car that he gravitated to. Thanks for the wheel/tire offer.

@ Shotgun Dave - Well, it's such a quirky body that I had to get it rolling. Besides, I'm shooting for GVSCC's newly created Keith Hines Constructor's Series trophy in our present race series. He was the first guy to scratch build in the club so this is a lasting tribute to him.

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Dan, that is great what your doing I am interested in seeing this build. I drove that care in the round at Mark's Model World among others. It was a cool car!!
Your doing Keith proud, good luck on the challenge.
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Got the cockpit done with more styrene, epoxy, putty and wire to get a raised lip. Filled and sanded elsewhere so ready for primer.

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Light gray Tamiya primer sprayed on nicely.

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Final black not far off.

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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby Broman62 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 pm

Beautimus so far...sure will like to see some underside pics when this is finished!! Can't wait for final build!!
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Re: AVS Shadow Mk. 1

Postby VTECFOUR » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:08 pm

Tamiya black's on.

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Getting closer.

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