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#1 David Thibodeau

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:39 PM

Built using the new Model King Repop of the old MPC cannonball run S-3 kit. I did it curbside because the MPC chassis is so inaccurate. Decals are powerslide... paint is Tamiya light blue and 2 part clear.Both the decals and kits can be purchased at www.mikesdecals.com
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 06:35 AM

Nice job! You did toss in some detail so it is an improvement on an out of box build. I'm not crazy about the chassis under it either, I only bought one of them myself. I agree on the Power Slide decals as the way to go.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:22 PM

Very nice! I can't wait until the NNL East so I can get my hands on some of Mike's newer decals....

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

While the chassis in the Model King kit is not correct for that car it can be built to a decent shelf model. I have a 'hints' section that shows a few things you can do to build a nice shelf model....and the 4 Model King kits I have completed are in the 2008 builds.
hints and builds...

#5 David Thibodeau

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:14 PM

While the chassis in the Model King kit is not correct for that car it can be built to a decent shelf model. I have a 'hints' section that shows a few things you can do to build a nice shelf model....and the 4 Model King kits I have completed are in the 2008 builds.
hints and builds...



Thanks Dave... I used your hints on this car... and they are quite helpful.....

DaveT

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:45 PM

Thanks Dave... I used your hints on this car... and they are quite helpful.....

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agreed, have it saved to my favorites for when i break my MK stockers out....

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:58 PM

That's a beauty Dave! I keep passing those kits up at my LHS because I really don't know anything about them. I may have to try one now.... :)

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

Super nice build, Dave!! I actually owned a 1976 Laguna S-3. It had a 350 but had a 2 barrel carb. I ordered it from the factory and after I got it I wished that I had gotten the 400 with the 4 barrel carb.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 06:08 AM

Ok both Daves all your cars are great and thanks for the hints have save them to my favorites.My question is are the tires correct for that era I have pics of some of 1:1 cars but can't tell if they have some tread on them or not or are they slicks? thank for any help

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 03:15 PM

Fantastic build, I had 2 of the #39 mpc's built up when the kit came out. Lennie sure got a raw deal with his team, but that's the old who you know and who like's or dislike's you.

the question of the tread being correct or not is that the GOODYEAR is ok for the time as it was before the EAGLE series came out , but if you look at old pitstop pictures, the tires are slicks with nothing but the depth holes in the surface