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Title: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 15, 2018, 08:22:02 PM
Hi all I've been eagerly awaiting this since I ordered it with my birthday money and it's finally here
(http://i65.tinypic.com/4ubdsp.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2e1bw9e.jpg)

It's beautifully packaged, feels like a high quality product.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/4kdy8p.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2na70jn.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/10epheb.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/xf5lsi.jpg)

Nothing is attached to sprues it's all in little bags
(http://i64.tinypic.com/1zdqhbp.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/309klsp.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2li7hat.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/rlvtk2.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/205dp1g.jpg)

The one little gripe I have with it is Revell partly assemble it for you like this for instance
(http://i68.tinypic.com/earr0w.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2rnvaet.jpg)

There are a few other parts pre assembled.
Problem is the engine block is cast so I've got to find a way to disassemble it to make the cast effect on the block, as you can see it looks far too shiney and smooth as it is.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/4zt2co.jpg)

The kit looks great, i think they made 4 in this series some are no longer in production but I'm going to try and get the full set (I will have to eBay for the rest)
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: KitS on November 15, 2018, 09:46:21 PM
All you need now is a 1/6 scale car kit for it to go in.  ;) :-))
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 15, 2018, 09:58:39 PM
What car do you suggest

Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: KitS on November 15, 2018, 11:57:03 PM
I don't know any car kits in 1/6 scale I'm afraid.

If there was one a '66 Galaxie hardtop would be my choice, the one with the vertically stacked headlamps. Either Fred Lorenzen's #28 car or Dan Gurney's #121 car, both of which were very successful that year.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/779/L2r8ZT.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7163/uaEspp.jpg)

But you'd still need the base kit of course.  :((
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: tigertiger on November 16, 2018, 02:41:28 AM
All you need now is a 1/6 scale car kit for it to go in.  ;) :-))
 


 


One possibility to explore, is to find a suitable car kit, any scale, have it 3D scanned, then enlarge the scale and have it 3D printed. I am not sure how this could be achieved, technically, but like I said it is one to explore.
Your glass work would need thinking about, unless you did a Destruction Derby themed model.


Another possibility is that the FE version of these engines were used in power boats, and powerboat racing.
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 19, 2018, 07:40:15 PM

Hi all here is the next update.
The back of the flywheel is full of ejector pin marks
(http://i64.tinypic.com/qrm4uh.jpg)
Looks a bit better now
(http://i64.tinypic.com/swa7ig.jpg)
Added the machining detail to the engine casing
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2v01g6t.jpg)
Added a bit of the casting texture
(http://i67.tinypic.com/33fdueb.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/vec5ep.jpg)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/i2vi44.jpg)
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 22, 2018, 08:18:26 PM
Hi all here is the next update
(https://image.ibb.co/ktjSuq/IMG-20181122-10661.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/dTibnA/IMG-20181122-42383.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/b3etZq/IMG-20181122-17986.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/hrQp7A/IMG-20181122-24747.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/kDZSuq/IMG-20181122-31685.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/krCrLV/IMG-20181122-37568.jpg)

It's a great little kit, wish I had better skills to do it justice.
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 25, 2018, 06:47:43 PM
Another update It's really hard trying to make plastic look like metal, all my usual tricks don't seem to be working, need to try some more washes.
(https://i.ibb.co/MB4vcLT/IMG-20181125-57460.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/6BvP9RH/IMG-20181125-49717.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/4SyQmHc/IMG-20181125-2327.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/YdmFk4t/IMG-20181125-12477.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/KGTBwGb/IMG-20181125-37903.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/vYZFcBS/IMG-20181125-7518.jpg)
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 26, 2018, 08:12:55 PM
Hi all I'm happier with the carbs (still maybe need some more colouring but def in the right direction)
(https://i.ibb.co/n896HZb/IMG-20181126-18771.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/2ysN7DG/IMG-20181126-34123.jpg)
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on November 27, 2018, 09:17:10 PM
Hi all I don't have access to a big American car so have had to loosely, and I mean loosely base this on the biggest car I have access to ( my bosses 340sl merccedes)( would have preferred his rolls royce) I've had to be creative with the measurements and this is very simplified, just a framework tho add suspension struts to and stuff.
(https://i.ibb.co/0yJqPhK/IMG-20181127-49349.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/0yDrNX0/IMG-20181127-56576.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/c6mDR7T/IMG-20181127-4935.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/G2qJ9S9/IMG-20181127-38498.jpg)

It is purely to allow me to add some of the many engine connections a couldn't add with the supplied stand. I may not even use this, but and this is a big but, if it looks ok and I can find plans for it maybe I will try to scratch a full 1/6 car to put it in.
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on December 01, 2018, 08:22:05 PM
Hi all well the engine is nearly complete, I've added a few more details to the engine bay ( these are purely to add interest and not based on any car) as I said I need an engine bay to add the connections to the engine.
(https://i.ibb.co/x16C0VM/IMG-20181201-2294.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/n3xs21f/IMG-20181201-9931.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/njqzqDp/IMG-20181201-31435.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/kmLRsby/IMG-20181201-31714.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/Hh1cXcD/IMG-20181201-8816.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/BTxznRN/IMG-20181201-50980.jpg)
Title: Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
Post by: kpnuts on December 05, 2018, 07:24:47 PM
Hi all well the engine kit is finished, just lots of scratch building to do on the engine bay now.
(https://i.ibb.co/jVHvjz0/IMG-20181205-45774.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/NtQqvYQ/IMG-20181205-54312.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/DRcbJZ3/IMG-20181205-8150.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/wBhQSZF/IMG-20181205-9141.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/nRtbyTs/IMG-20181205-21239.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/z8P4Y9J/IMG-20181205-31733.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/QCHc7fJ/IMG-20181205-46637.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/t83pvnG/IMG-20181205-55304.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/hZ66v56/IMG-20181205-3316.jpg)