Pittman #21 Titan

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Pittman #21 Titan

Post by kapam » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:06 am

Once again, improved pics.
Hope you like 'em.....
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by Bear » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:21 am

Very nice, love the seat, got any pics of the seat and the engine??
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by smoke fan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:33 am

Another terrific build! Nascar seat? very clean build, almost looks real!
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by Joe » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:02 pm

Both very nice!
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by sigmaman » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:59 pm

Very nice Andrew. Nice to see this one again.
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by Geoff » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:10 am

Sweeeeet, love the dirt on the tyres......

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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by kapam » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:02 am

Bear wrote: got any pics of the seat and the engine??
The seat is scratch-built - or perhaps "kit-bashed" is a more appropriate term.
Here's a photo before paint:
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What (I hope) you can see is the bottom is a standard kit seat with extra chest bracing added from scrap plastic.
Attached to the top of that is part of another kit seat (with the bottom cut off and part of the top cut off). A horizontal "flange" is cut to match the curve of the head restraint.
The shoulder braces are made from those pieces that brace the chassis when it's in the box (removed during assembly).
I bent them to shape with a little heat from a cigarette lighter. Small pieces of bent "Evergreen" rod connect the shoulder padding to the head restraint.
I drilled a few weight-reduction holes for added effect. And after painting it looks like this:
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Self-adhesive felt (from a craft store) is used as padding for the seat and head restraint.

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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by Hursty » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:31 pm

Awesome work! Love the seat, thanks for the how to.
The RR beadlock, where did that come from?

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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by kapam » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:07 pm

Thanks for the nice comments! :)
The beadlock is simply "Evergreen"sheet, cut out using a circle template (from the old drawing board days).
I use a compass point to score the plastic 'til it separates.
The inner circle is also scored using the compass point - add a wash (I use an acrylic black) to highlight the line.
The "bolts" are from a photo-etch sheet, or hunt down some glitter from a craft shop. Look for some that is a consistent circular or hex shape.
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Re: Pittman #21 Titan

Post by Bear » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:05 am

Thanks, will have to give that a go. The glitter idea is priceless,who would've thought?? Thanks heaps :D
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