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NHRA Super Comp Dragster

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Another completed build that was started over a year ago. It's an NHRA class Super Comp dragster build using a Revell top fuel kit as the base. The body and chassis has been shortened to better represent the dimensions on a super comp car. The graphics are fictitious in nature and were created on my home computer and transferred to decal film. The scoop is a resin piece that I created the master for using Renshape. And, the engine, interior and chassis is loaded with added details for wiring, plumbing, etc. If you go to my Fotki link you can see the entire buildup in pics. which also shows the change in graphics after a failure in clear coat application. 

http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/my-drag-models/sportsman-cars/super-comp-dragster/

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Very cool.  The graphics look great!  Love the detail.

A question...I notice the exhausts go right to the rear tires; Is that normal for a dragster?  Wouldn't the heat melt the tires or is that how they get the 'grip' to the track?

Just wondering..

Bill

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That's purdy.......and looks ready to launch! Excellent job. I'd have guessed you used commercial aftermarket decals with the fantastic result.

 

GIL :cool:

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Oh my gosh man!!! The color and cals really set this thing off right along with the details and the realism. Good grief.....way to go!!

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On 7/5/2018 at 11:32 AM, WildBill50 said:

Very cool.  The graphics look great!  Love the detail.

A question...I notice the exhausts go right to the rear tires; Is that normal for a dragster?  Wouldn't the heat melt the tires or is that how they get the 'grip' to the track?

Just wondering..

Bill

This is pretty much normal. Some cars run with the headers pointed up but most are aimed down. When you consider the amount of heat generated from the slicks under power the heat from the exhaust isn't a concern. 

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Thanks for the clarification.  I just never noticed that before.

Great job, again.

Bill

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