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#21 801ryan

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:33 PM

I agree the blue/ black is a nice combo... great job on the hood I tried to carbon fiber an Integra hood about 6 years ago and it did not work for me

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 04:54 PM

Monday night, I applied all the Scale Motorsport CF decals on the Mustang's teardrop hood. They were brittle and nearly every piece broke while I was applying them. I had to patch a couple of spots too. Tuesday night, I applied six or seven coats of Tamiya TS-13 clear and baked overnight in the dehydrator. Wednesday night, I wetsanded with 4000 grit Micro Mesh and applied four more coats of TS-13. Here are some pics from the paint booth.
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I think after another night in the dehydrator and another round of wetsanding and a final round of TS-13, I'll be able to call it done. I've put enough paint on it to cover most of the flaws and smooth them out with the wetsanding. Needless to say, I am very pleased with the outcome.

Enjoy!!!

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:04 AM

Looking great Marc, I've heard alot of people having issue with ts-13 and SMS cf decals...whats your trick?

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:32 AM

I like that Blue!!!
C/F hood is outstanding :) :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:10 PM

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After last night's wetsanding and four more coats of Tamiya TS-13 clear, I wetsanded and polished the hood again. It still needs waxed but here it is on the Mustang. Now, it's time for me to clear the body so I can mask off the grille surround, rear sail panel vents and taillight panel and paint them flat black like the 1:1.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:45 PM

Man Marc that is looking too sweet!!!!I can't wait to see this one in person. The CF hood came out great even for the bad decals. Great job so far. Keep us posted.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

Work is progressing on the Year One Mustang, albeit not as fast as I would like. Progress will probably slow down as work is going to get busy for the next month or so.

Over the weekend, I cleared the Mustang body with Tamiya TS-13. I had the day off for Presidents Day (floating holiday at work), so I got some bench time this afternoon. I masked off the front grille surround, side window louvers and rear taillight panel, then I broke out the airbrush and applied several coats of Tamiya flat black acrylic.
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I made the grille surround from Evergreen styrene to use with the MCG photoetch grille, which will be painted to match.
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Next up is to wetsand and polish the body.

Enjoy!!!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:13 PM

I just spent a relaxing evening polishing paint? I'm sure that has to be an oxymoron to most of you, but to me, it works. Much like I get when I do BMF, I get in a zone that is incredibly relaxing.

I have had pretty stressful couple of weeks, between annual financial audit and bank change at work and the passing of my 94 year old grandmother. So, after putting in another 12 hour day at work, I decided to hit the bench tonight and polish the Mustang. I used my usual formula of 3600 and 4000 grit Micro Mesh, Wizard's Finish Cut and Meguier's #7 Show Car Glaze. Here's the result of about two hours work.
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I still need to get some nooks and crannies with the #7 on a Q-Tip, but it is now ready for BMF.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:59 AM

Terrific job! From the pictures alone it looks absolutely stunning....I can only imagine what it must look like in person.

I am curious as to what type of bottle you are using as a paint stand, it looks as if it were made just for that purpose.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:28 AM

Terrific job! From the pictures alone it looks absolutely stunning....I can only imagine what it must look like in person.

I am curious as to what type of bottle you are using as a paint stand, it looks as if it were made just for that purpose.

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I use these Kikkoman soy sauce bottles. I have bought about 10 or 12 of them over the years. They have a flat sturdy bottom and I use masking tape to attach the body. It fits well in your hand and is easy to rotate while you paint. You can also use that "sticky tack" stuff to attach small parts for painting too. Very versatile.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:22 PM

Man Marc that is really looking sweet!!!!The hood came out great. The whole project is really turning out really nice. can't wait to see the finished build.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

I had a couple of hours to myself Friday evening and I was feeling good, so I found the workbench and did some BMF work on the Mustang. I still lack the door handles and the passenger side door and window trim. Here's how it looks today.
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I keep plugging away an hour of so here and there when I feel like it. I've been so busy with work that I've been too tired to do much.

Enjoy!!!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:09 PM

After a 15 month hiatus, this one is back on the bench. I started this build nearly SEVEN YEARS AGO and this time I am committed to finishing it. After I finished applying BMF on my '64 Falcon build, I grabbed the Mustang from the shelf and finished applying BMF to it. Then, I added the painted Model Car Garage photoetch grille and installed the chrome headlight buckets that came in the original AMT 1966 Mustang kit.
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At this time, the Mustang is at the same stage of completion as the '64 Falcon, so the plan is to work on them simultaneously until both are finished. Stay tuned and enjoy the ride!

#34 Ron a.k.a. Grouchy Pants

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

Wow stay with it its looking incredible.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:27 PM

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I use these Kikkoman soy sauce bottles. I have bought about 10 or 12 of them over the years. They have a flat sturdy bottom and I use masking tape to attach the body. It fits well in your hand and is easy to rotate while you paint. You can also use that "sticky tack" stuff to attach small parts for painting too. Very versatile.


Kudos to you mate! that made me lol!

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:21 AM

:)
inspirational build..

:) Love it..

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

The carbon fiber work looks pretty intimidating. It turned out nicely. I just looked back at the all the posts and learned from Bob's email that Year One in GA. Now I have to think of an excuse to go out there. It's only about an hour from Atlanta. This is a very cool build. I bought a set of those Pegasus Big and Littles to use on my next build. They look good on the Stang.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

The carbon fiber work looks pretty intimidating. It turned out nicely. I just looked back at the all the posts and learned from Bob's email that Year One in GA. Now I have to think of an excuse to go out there. It's only about an hour from Atlanta. This is a very cool build. I bought a set of those Pegasus Big and Littles to use on my next build. They look good on the Stang.


It's 35 mins. from my house on the NE side of Atlanta just outside the perimeter. It's at the Hwy. 53 Braselton exit, aka "Road Atlanta" exit. It's on the right as you exit, you can sort of see it through the trees.

You might think about going up for their big show in Sept. when Foose is there. The Mustang and other cars will likely be there on display.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

what a beauty. im not a ford guy, but this stang is looking sweet.
i saw this thread when i was lurking around and wondered if it was going to come back.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

Hey the paint and C/F work look great. Hoping you will keep going on this great project going!