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#1 Scalper

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:05 PM

My First Ever WIP. I go this model long time ago. always wanted to build it. Went to my mom's to feed the cats. So I went into my secret stash. Pulled this one out And said "Its your lucky day Camaro"

Engine is al most Complete.

Inside the car will be a Tan shade.

Body first coat. been about week since a sprayed her. Needs a but of work before I put another coat on.

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Thanks. more to come.

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#2 RodneyBad

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

Looks like your off to a good start.
I'd downsize the sparkplug wires a bit tho.
Maybe some 30gauge coated wire?

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:23 PM

Hey I like the color of the body and the engine looks really good. Those headers really stand out and look wicked! With the thickness of that wire are you going to get all 9 in that distributor? Have fun with it!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

You're off to a strong start. The proposed color scheme is one of my favorites. I look forward to watching this.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:39 AM

Great Start!

I really like the color you put on it and it's gonna look awesome with a tan interior.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:22 PM

Yeah the wires are ab it big . seem bigger in the pictures. I will go to radio shack. err i mean what ever its called now and get some 30 guage. thanks for the comments. The first coat looks pretty deep . I was impressed with the paint its Tamia rattle Can British racing green.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

Started to work On the chassis now. most parts already painted for the chassis so its building time for a bit.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:56 AM

I put the engine on the chassis. What a squeeze for the headers. Did not glue the engine on, I have hear alot of fit issues for the body to chassis.

what grit sandpaper should i use on the body??. Paint is from can.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:39 PM

The colour is great, Looks real good with those body lines.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

what are you trying to achieve with the sanding ?

i personally dont sand in between coats
i sand the primers and i wetsand/polish the clear but never the colour coats


i would imagine the same idea applies as with primer or clear coat, what are you trying to achieve ?

if you are trying to even out a surface and get rid of imperfections start with as rough as a 200 and worh your way up to a nice sheen

if all you are doing is cleaning it up for a second coat i would imagine 1200 would be plenty ;)

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

what are you trying to achieve with the sanding ?

i personally dont sand in between coats
i sand the primers and i wetsand/polish the clear but never the colour coats


i would imagine the same idea applies as with primer or clear coat, what are you trying to achieve ?

if you are trying to even out a surface and get rid of imperfections start with as rough as a 200 and worh your way up to a nice sheen

if all you are doing is cleaning it up for a second coat i would imagine 1200 would be plenty ;)



Thanks for the reply. Well I got some cat hairs in the paint on the body . got them out but left some fine lines. So i guess I am just trying to smooth it out before the next coat.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:30 PM

Got the Radiator and housing. Battery And Washer Fluid.

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Some touch up painting to do.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

Spark plug wires are a bit big, other than that it's looking very nice,

BTW: if you want some thinner wire get a short roll of telephone wire and cut off the insulation, underneath it is usually red, blue and black, and white, but they can very.


this is an example of the blue telephone wire,
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for the reply. Well I got some cat hairs in the paint on the body . got them out but left some fine lines. So i guess I am just trying to smooth it out before the next coat.



been there done that

mather of fact, just yesterday i had to do that with a clearcoat i was doing, luckily the second coat flowed nice enough to cover it

heres my kitty

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

BTW: if you want some thinner wire get a short roll of telephone wire and cut off the insulation, underneath it is usually red, blue and black, and white, but they can very

Hey Nick. This is what I am using for plug wires. maybe the ones I am using are a bit bigger?

Man your cat looks like he is trying to tell you something. lol

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

I have found that phone wire is to big. I recently found great uses for it though. The best for wires I have found is floral wire. Hobby Lobby has it in different guages. Spray paint or air brush it as regular brush will fall off when you bend it. Now the phone wire I just tried a new trick. The insulation is perfect for spark plug boots ( poor mans way) and radio antenna boot when using guitar string. This is a sample with no color. I trimmed it down after this pic but it worked great! Posted Image

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for the reply. Well I got some cat hairs in the paint on the body . got them out but left some fine lines. So i guess I am just trying to smooth it out before the next coat.

That's why I TRY to keep the cats out of my model area. It doesn't work, though! :lol:

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:56 PM

I know that one :lol: Let alone get a model in the mail as soon as you pull it out to look at your kit the cat is in the box! This little girl takes everything Posted Image

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:03 PM

I know that one :lol: Let alone get a model in the mail as soon as you pull it out to look at your kit the cat is in the box! This little girl takes everything

At least my cats don't do that, I don't allow them on the desk. One of my "girls" loves to sleep on top of closed boxes, though! Her favorite is my International Payhauler 500, and at least it's a strong box.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

Man your cat looks like he is trying to tell you something. lol



something along the lines of "get of that internet and feed me cletus" maybe ?