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Prudhomme's '70 Cuda


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#1 bogger44

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

From the Monogram Snake/Mongoose combo. This is the first flopper I built. Done just for fun without worrying about the inaccuracies of the kit and chalking it up as experience for future builds. Other than the plug wires and drilled out header ends, it's purely oob. Paint is Krylon Sun Yellow. Thanks for looking.....

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#2 Dragline

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Always a great kit built up. No matter how nice [in this case], or how bad they are built I always get a smile forming in my mind.


I was a lad when these came out so fond memories are attached.



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Really nice clean build, Great job.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

Nice job!
This one always reminds me of my youth.
Dad built both the Snake and Mongoose for me.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

That's nicely done Cuda Funny Car! Nice paint and detailing on it, very cleanly built too. I mean that parts fit nicely to each other and that kind of basic stuff, which sometimes causes trouble to me. :D

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:01 AM

How did you like the Krylon Yellow paint? Did you decant it into an airbush bottle?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

Very nice!!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

How did you like the Krylon Yellow paint? Did you decant it into an airbush bottle?


It was shot straight out of the can. My luck with Krylon paint has been a hit and miss affair. The yellow did lay down nice, but it is fairly thin and took a number of coats (5 or 6 I believe) for good coverage. On the other hand, I've tried their burgundy in the past and found it to be super thin, even after around ten light to moderate coats, it would pull away from edges and high points.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

nice

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

Great job! I did the set also. Even got Prudhomme to sign mine at a show!

Great job! I did the set also. Even got Prudhomme to sign mine at a show!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:49 AM

Nice, clean build Tony. Job well done, Sir!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

A great looking build and nice pics also.

#13 bogger44

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Thanks guys!

Great job! I did the set also. Even got Prudhomme to sign mine at a show!

Great job! I did the set also. Even got Prudhomme to sign mine at a show!


Nice job on your Cuda, Brian. Wish mine was signed by the man! I see you're from Rhinelander. I've got some cousins not too far east of you, near Wabeno. Got a good family friend who runs a sign painting business up in Crandon, too.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Good lookin' build! The 'Cuda was one of -if not- the nicest body styles of the era in my opinion.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

Excellent build Tony, great detail...

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Very Nice!  What kit is this (Box Art Please)  Did the wrincle slicks come with the kit?



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

Thanks guys.  The 'Cuda is one of my favorites from the era too.

 

Very Nice!  What kit is this (Box Art Please)  Did the wrincle slicks come with the kit?

 

Ed, the slicks did come with this kit, though they are M+H Racemasters, when they should be Goodyears.  Mine is from the most recent re-issue in the late 90's.

 

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

Very nice build up of this car. I love those wrinkle walls on rears. Again Beautiful work



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

Thanks for the info.  Again, beautyful work.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

nice clean build, awesome F/C