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BobbyDe

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Made the three Muscle Car Silhouettes.  These were alot of fun.

First was the '68 Charger attached. This car is built from three types of wood. Main body Pine 2x4 (middle), 3/4" Western Red Cedar from a recycled old barn (rails - stripes - multi-colored brown). Outboard frame (1/8" Aspen).  Roof pine 2x4.  Wheels are purchased online and painted black.  I modified this design in a couple of ways.
A. Main body in design is two pieces of 2x4, side by side.  I used three pieces of wood, One 2x4, and two (Outboard) pieces of 3/4" in WRC.
B. the 1/8" outboard body rails w doors I rounded the body in an attempt to conform to the actual body shape.
C. I separate the steering wheel from the dash with a 1/16" dowel (toothpick).
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Second Car, 69 Mustang
Followed the design with a few body molding addins.



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Third car, 71 Barracuda

My first attempt at multi color, Using red and black spray paint (four coats) and poly outer coat (x4).


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The three together.

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These look great!. You did a very nice job on all three. I like the contrast of the three different color combinations you did.
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BobbyDe,

These are top-of-the-line wood toy models. I am impressed with the workmanship, fit and finish. Wow! It makes me want to develop some more muscle car toy plans that are the same scale as these beauties.
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Looking good!
BobbyDe

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John - I owned a '69 RS Camaro. I have completed a rough design and will build soon.  Once done I will share.  I had two issues with these builds. One was the roofs, cutting them and gluing them, as small as they were caused my first two to come out badly.  I decided to modify the design and cut the roof out of a single piece of pine 2x4.  This can not be cut on a scroll saw, so I rough in w a table and cross cut saw, then I shape to the line(s) with an oscillating spindle sander.  Even with this approach - the roofs are not perfect.  Second, was a minor issue w one of the plans back seat, it is at a 90 degree angle when it should probably be a rounded interior angle.

Check out my wavy flag post.

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Hi BobbyDe, 
I had the same problem scrolling the 1-1/2" roof with the existing fine scroll saw blade. I switched to a #9 and it cut that thickness just fine. 
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