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#41 Chuck Most

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

I'm still in the 'piddling with it' stage-
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After I removed the 'paddles' from the kit wheels, I test fit one into a resin whitewall I had laying around.

Next up is removing the copyright engraving, up over where the rear axle goes-
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And the other, up on top. Normally, this would not be visible unless you opened the trunk... so there's a clue for you as to one of the modifications I intend to make on mine. ;)
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:07 PM

Oh, don't worry- I've already devised a way around that. ;)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:46 PM

Ditto, I've got a Dremel and a folder full of small rounded files :D

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:50 PM

Got rid of the mold lines on the body- the rear ones are pretty faint but showed up with primer and a little wet sanding.
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Not sure if any of the trim or handles will join the Jimmy Hoffa and the mold lines just yet. Guess we'll see shortly.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:20 AM

Chuck, you've got my attention. I trimmed off those front fender lights, the door handles, and some of those light mold lines on the body, but I left the side trim . . . I hope to be able to do something interesting in the paint booth shortly.

Keep the eye candy coming, everyone. Let's see if by the time Halloween comes around (Wow, a Halloween Hornet Build!) we have a bunch of these suckers build to show Moebius what happens when they put out a new kit!

Cheers!

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:34 AM

Interesting build. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:37 AM

Well, I've got mine in white Plastikote primer, but I am in total fear of what color or paint system to use, but it will come to me . . . in the meantime, things are drying nicely. Stay tuned in for progress pics . . .

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:04 AM

Also, I've decided to go with my own mixed color, a red, using Auto Air Colors. I am doing some plastic spoon tests before I make a final commitment.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:04 AM

Some progress so far:

Here's the body in white primer looking pretty smooth . . .

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The gas cap door comes as a separate part on this kit, so it could actually be glued open, but I didn't do it like that . . . (maybe the next one.)

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:09 AM

Jeeeze guys those builds are looking good.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:11 AM

After all is said and done, I think I'm going to call this one "HORNY HORNET'S 'PIMP DADDY'". LOL!

I think the colors came out too loud, but I promised myself I would build this one start to finish, no matter what.

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One thing I recommend doing if you are going to use the visor is to cut off the pins and then glue the thing down at the end . . .the pins are a bit fragile and will break off after a few tries at mocking it up . . . so save yourself the frustration . . .

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Here's a nice smooth shot . . .

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I still have to put a coat of dullcoat on the paint so that it's not so delicate . . .

Here's the last shot with a wheel and the front bumper just to get an idea of what it's going to look like . . .

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

I'm digging the paint job. Look forward to seeing the next update.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

WOW :o :wub:

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

Thanks, the funny thing is that suddenly I have this funky paint job straight out of the 70s. Huggy Bear and The Rooster (are you old enough to get the reference? LOL!) would be proud.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:29 AM

It also reminds me of this one! And would you believe I really thought I was doing something different? Geez, it's sad when the memory goes!

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

Huggy Bear and The Rooster (are you old enough to get the reference? LOL!) would be proud.

Unfortunately I am Vergil :rolleyes: :( :lol:
But I don't know about the other fellas :)

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

HA! Thanks, Dave.

Well, I keep pushing it . . . since I wasn't crazy about the yellow and red . . . well, now I really like it and here's why!

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The rub-on decals come from the Pine Car section of my LHS. Lots of new choices these days, very cool.

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I think this one is finally headed in the right direction!

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:13 PM

Done for the night. Tomorrow work begins on the chassis, interior, and engine . . . stay tuned in!

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

Hoping to get a bit done later on in the evening/early tommorow in the AM. Trunklid is cut free, now comes the hinging and trunk floor work.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

Preliminary trunk work earlier this afternoon-
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