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#1 brett

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

My adhd must be kicking in again  ;D. Building the Polar Lights 70 Blue Max as part of a facebook group build off. Nothing real fancy, added sparkplug wires and the injectors been drilled for  fuel lines but thats about all I plan to add to this one but we"ll see. Not a lot of updates because I didn't really think about taking pics till most of the chassis and motor were done. Still have to put the front end together the rear end on, do the plumbing and wetsand, polish and decal the body.paint is some Dupont custom mixed blue with a little candy blue in the clear coat to darken it up a little.
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#2 DrKerry

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:12 AM

Lookin good Brett!!!! I used to always like the blue Max cars!!!!!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

thanks Kerry, your nova body looks great, gave it a quick polish this morning, just starting the hood
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pretty happy with it
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

Looking good!

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

Sweet!!!!!!!

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

Looking good. Nice paint job.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Nice. One of my favorite funny cars.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

Looks great so far Brett.



#9 Mister Twister

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

Its going to be another real clean looking build Brett...Keep it going!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Good stuff Brett... Keep it going....

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

lookin sweet Brett!



#12 brett

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

thanks guys, appreciate it, well I knew it was gonna happen, the decals are toast. The white stripes four pieces, Blue Max name in three, drivers name in four and this side looks better than the ones on the sheet for the rest of the car, they're cracked to hell. Given them two coats of microscale  liquid decal film, hoping to save the gold ones. Scanned the whole sheet before I started so cant print out all the white stripes with black pinstriping, once I get some ink  ::)
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:33 AM

So far so good.

 

And I can relate on the decals issue. seems like the last 5 or 6 cars I've started all had decal issues cracking as soon as I tried to slide them off the carrier sheet. And I think they were all Slixx decals

 

once I have my current backlog is finished and I start new projects I am going to look into putting something on the sheets before I start



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Lookin' great  I like it alot



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:09 PM

Nice looking,and good luck on the decals

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

thanks guys, printed out the sheet and used the white stripes, a little translucent but liveable , Salvaged in a few pieces the graphics for the other side

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 but when I put a light coat of clear on the first side they went all brittle and fell apart :(

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Worried about all my other ones now. Anyways, will try to get them off the car and use my printed ones, the gold Blue Max etc sure isnt gold (inkjet) but they'll have to do. Also had to pull the wiring and injector hat off (swapped for the Hilborn injectors) as they held up the tin work to high. Didnt have that problem on my PL Hawaiian



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:13 AM

Brett, I have a spare decal sheet I can send you. I hate to see all your hard work go to waste. Send me an address.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:14 AM

Looks great Brett!!

To bad about the decals...

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:24 AM

Looks great Brett



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

Thanks guys, Roger pm sent.