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Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« 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




It's beautifully packaged, feels like a high quality product.








Nothing is attached to sprues it's all in little bags










The one little gripe I have with it is Revell partly assemble it for you like this for instance




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.


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)
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »

All you need now is a 1/6 scale car kit for it to go in.  ;) :-))
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 09:58:39 PM »

What car do you suggest

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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #3 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.





But you'd still need the base kit of course.  :((
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #5 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

Looks a bit better now

Added the machining detail to the engine casing

Added a bit of the casting texture


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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 08:18:26 PM »

Hi all here is the next update







It's a great little kit, wish I had better skills to do it justice.
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #7 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.





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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #8 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)

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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #9 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.





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.
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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #10 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.





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Re: Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
« Reply #11 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.








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