Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:10 AM
I started building the chassis while waiting for putty and primer to dry. After the color coat of paint was done I layed down 2 coats of clear I brought the body back to the bench to wet sand it. I mocked the model up to see how it looked and took a picture of it in front of the box.
After I downloaded the pictures on the computer I realized how close the Torch Red that I bought to paint the model was to the box art. Now I've decided I'm doing this as a box stock build with no extra detailing. The question I have has to do with contests. I haven't done any box stock builds for contest before and I know you have to have the instructions with the model. This kit has some optional parts, like there are 2 different types of headers but only one type is shown in the instructions the other set is shown on the box art. My question is do I build the model according to the instructions or do I use the other parts that are shown on the box art and argue my case at the contest that those are kit parts?
Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:27 AM
Thing to do is buid it as you want to build it, from whatever is in the box. Take the instructions (usually required by the rules in most box-stock classes), but also ... take the box.
To really nail it down, take an un-opened Jawbreaker kit along ... if you have one. Any argument with the judges would be quickly dispelled by cracking open a mint, sealed kit.
Speaking from the experience of years of 'head-judging' that would do it for me!
Good luck! Nice model.
Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:22 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:22 PM
Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:04 PM
After this one may be time for a real break. Like a curbside.
Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:25 PM