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Revell 1/6 Ford 427 engine
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC
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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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:48 AM UTC
Ken,
Wow!!
Can't wait to follow your build. I'm a huge fan of the 1960's Ford endurance racing program for which this beast was designed and built by the boys in Deerborn.

Already the detail is just beyond any normal model. Now if someone would just make a 427 Cobra, Cobra Coupe, or a even a GT40 MKII, I would truly be in auto heaven.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC
Liberty do one in 1/6 it's a die cast and not a kit, it looks good and I did think about getting some of theirs stripping them apart and weathering them. They do 6 or 7 different 1/6 engines I think.
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:34 AM UTC
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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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC
Ken,
The bottom end really looks good, especially the machined facings.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Pretty cool.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Brings back memories when I built my Revell 1/6 426 Hemi a few years ago. Lots of room for detailing. I'll be watching this one!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
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GEEZ, I never can figure out how to post photos...



(There you go - very nice build BTW! Cheers, D)
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Leroy,
Now that's really impressive.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hi all here is the next update†








It's a great little kit, wish I had better skills to do it justice.
Looks great Leroy. Like the engine hoist idea I was thinking of trying to build the engine bay of a car to display it in.
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC
Ken,
Your skill level is way more then enough. I have to say that it's hard to always realize that I'm looking at a model, not the real deal.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
Looking good sir! I especially like the carburetor and alternator!
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
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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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:05 AM UTC
Hi Ken - I donít know, that engineís looking concvincing to me - metal colors look very nice -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Ken,
I beg to differ with you. The big block really does look like various types of metal, and the individual parts do indeed look like the real deal. I would caution about excess washes, as a new engine build, at least the ones I've done as well as the ones I've seen in person and on tv, are nearly spotless.

I would 1st try a really controlled wash around just raised areas such as nut/Bolts, letters, & numbers.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:27 AM UTC
Hi all I'm happier with the carbs (still maybe need some more colouring but def in the right direction)


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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
yep, those carbs are sweet! Good job!!!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Ken,
Even with a good long look at your pictures, it's really hard to tell if they're the real deal or not. And yes, the weathering on the twin Carbs looks really quite good. But being brand new, they'd be almost spotless coming out of their respective boxes. In these type of cases, less is certainly more.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC
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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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC
Ken,
your facsimile should work out just fine. I'm sure that you can find 100s of photos online to give you a better reference if you want to go that route.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
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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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC
Ken,
As we use to say in the good old days: now that's really Sweet.

I can only imagine at today's high test gas prices what it must cost to keep that Big Boy supplied with fuel, as though those two 4 barrel carbs never did get great gas mileage.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Hi all well the engine kit is finished, just lots of scratch building to do on the engine bay now.









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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Ken,
Just amazing!! You did a fantastic job of building a super detailed Ford big Block 427 CI engine. Even the oil filter looks real.

My only wish would have been for the kit to include custom exhaust headers along with those stock cast headers.

Joel