Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Post your flat nose Monte Carlo reference shots here

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index -> Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
R.J.



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Post your flat nose Monte Carlo reference shots here Reply with quote

Thought it would be neat to have a Flat nose Monte Carlo picture reference thread made.
Butch Lindley













_________________
Roanoke, VA.


Last edited by R.J. on Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:47 pm; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DaveVan



Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1022

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see a GOOD photo of the kit part......if not my kits will be here Thursday.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tom M.
Board Moderator


Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 421

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
I'd like to see a GOOD photo of the kit part......if not my kits will be here Thursday.


It's a tiny bit long but it fits well. The body line at the center of the wheel hub is weak but it's weak on the original body mold on the fender in front of the wheelwell, they modeled a superspeedway car and those were heavily massaged up there. IMHO it matches the body contour better than the original SS nose. Not sure if these will show you what you need but it's all I have. Molded-in fine mesh screen pattern in the grille and left headlight, I'll probably try to print up a faux factory grille decal to apply over the mesh. Not a bad effort, my only real complaint (and it wasn't their fault) is the fender tops are cambered downward to the hood opening in the original kit tooling while the flat nose fascia is straight across. I added Tamiya putty along the fender tops for about a half inch back and feathered it in to blend to the flat nose fascia.



Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
DaveVan



Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1022

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumper looks a little proud in photos.....thx...I'll decide Thursday!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
George Andrews



Joined: 30 Jan 2018
Posts: 282

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few minor issues I see -
1) The upper sides of the nose should be angled out from the bumper top to the upper edge of the headlight buckets; the headlight buckets too have this slight, yet noticeable forward angle from bottom to top.
2) The lower bumper ( below the rub strip ) is too thick; both the middle ( license plate area ) and the turn signal areas. Also no turn signal details or bezels.
3) The license plate area, between the bumperettes, should be flat across.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
afx



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 137

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
Bumper looks a little proud in photos.....thx...I'll decide Thursday!



I agree the bumper extends too far out in front of the grille. Maybe it can be sectioned?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
R.J.



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
Roanoke, VA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
joe b



Joined: 31 Jan 2018
Posts: 156
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom M. wrote:
DaveVan wrote:
I'd like to see a GOOD photo of the kit part......if not my kits will be here Thursday.


It's a tiny bit long but it fits well. The body line at the center of the wheel hub is weak but it's weak on the original body mold on the fender in front of the wheelwell, they modeled a superspeedway car and those were heavily massaged up there. IMHO it matches the body contour better than the original SS nose. Not sure if these will show you what you need but it's all I have. Molded-in fine mesh screen pattern in the grille and left headlight, I'll probably try to print up a faux factory grille decal to apply over the mesh. Not a bad effort, my only real complaint (and it wasn't their fault) is the fender tops are cambered downward to the hood opening in the original kit tooling while the flat nose fascia is straight across. I added Tamiya putty along the fender tops for about a half inch back and feathered it in to blend to the flat nose fascia.





tom it looks like they didn't get the a post lined up with the a pillar in the one photo. hoe does the roll cage fit the body? 2+2 kit it sit low.

joe
_________________
Joined Jan 30, 2008
Over 2000 posts
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tom M.
Board Moderator


Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 421

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It lines up as well as it always did. That's just the old SS notch body with a new nose, they even include the original SS nose. I swapped the chassis for one I pulled out of a Folgers kit because I wanted to save the molded in white chassis for a build that needed a lighter colored chassis but they're identical.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
R.J.



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Rick Newsom flat nose MC



_________________
Roanoke, VA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
joe b



Joined: 31 Jan 2018
Posts: 156
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

George Andrews wrote:
A few minor issues I see -
1) The upper sides of the nose should be angled out from the bumper top to the upper edge of the headlight buckets; the headlight buckets too have this slight, yet noticeable forward angle from bottom to top.
2) The lower bumper ( below the rub strip ) is too thick; both the middle ( license plate area ) and the turn signal areas. Also no turn signal details or bezels.
3) The license plate area, between the bumperettes, should be flat across.


hi george. thanks for your assessment. a couple other things i noticed when looking at the photos is that on the real car the top of the bumper slants downward from the where it meets the headlight bucket. you can see it best on the #44 and #28 cars. also looking at the #20 cars it looks as if the "flat" nose isn't 100% flat across. it seems to peak slightly at the hood centerline. you can see it easily on the yellow and red #20's , and of course, as dave pointed out the bumber seems to stick out a little too far.
_________________
Joined Jan 30, 2008
Over 2000 posts
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Steve Salhany



Joined: 30 Jan 2018
Posts: 82

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now is everyone's chance to build the LW Wright fraud car! Laughing

I'll probably do the #16 Pearson car with mine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hondo



Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see my Lindley photo above.
Here's one of my TLab ones from NWilkes in '82



And a BA one, same race.


_________________
Hondo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Orangeastre



Joined: 29 Jan 2018
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Hondo! Why do I feel that you have more where that came from..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hondo



Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangeastre wrote:
Great photos Hondo! Why do I feel that you have more where that came from..


You must be thinking about the hundreds I posted here before "the crash."
Laughing
_________________
Hondo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Hondo



Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more from 1981...... all by David Chobat.


Tommy Ellis - Atlanta


Sterling Marlin - Charlotte


Pearson - Darlington


Lindley - N Wilkesboro


Travis Tiller - Atlanta
_________________
Hondo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
bangor boy



Joined: 29 Jan 2018
Posts: 209

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hondo: Nice of you to credit photographer David Chobat. He was a good shooter and renowned for livening up the victory lane hat dance group shots with his cry of, "Once more! With enthuuu-siasm!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hondo



Joined: 28 May 2020
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BB, David was was a good friend of mine back when I was working in the Cup series. And yes, he was a great photographer too. I have lots of pics taken by him of me and others in VL.
_________________
Hondo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index -> Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989 All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group