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#1 Hondo

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:51 AM

Started on this one months ago. Finally got the yellow and
decals on it. Tamiya paint, Slixx (of course) decals.
Word to the wise...... when clearing decals with (Tamiya) lacquer,
be sure to add light coats, one at a time. I got it too heavy and it
melted a couple decals. (Debating on doing this one over)

Don't know when I'll get this one finished, but thought I'd share.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:48 AM

Great looking paint job and decal work Jim. I have had this one on the list for some time as I have the resin body and the decals as well. Those colors really pop. I was debating about whether or not to use the decals to simply do the all blue version of this car but after seeing how yours looks I think when I do start it I will go with this scheme.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

Great looking model so far. This is one of my favourites too. Who's body did you use?

Edited by KiwiMike, 18 September 2010 - 08:43 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:20 PM

Jim, Nice to see you 'in the groove' again! Man, this looks VERY promising. Great job on the paint and decaling. I hear you on the Tamiya clear. That happened to my Hawiian Charger too. Went thru 3 sets of those and it still didn't turn out the way I wanted to.
Keep up the GREAT work on this one. I'll be watching-n-waiting!


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:27 PM

Looking really good from here Jim B) glad to se you're still building

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:37 PM

Thanks everyone. Always wanted to do this one. Need to get it finished now.
KiwiMike....... it's a Comp Resins Arrow body.

Aaron, Wayne, Dave....... thanks, hope all's well.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:20 PM

That one just jumps right out at you on the screen! Looks really great to me!:lol:

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:51 AM

The body looks beautiful!
Great job and a super cool funny car.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

Hondo......you are really doing a terrific job.......I like it very much.......great job.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:27 PM

Good job on your Blue Max Hondo. I feel your pain with the decals. It took 2 sets on my Blue Max '84 Mustang slot car. I'm also building the '83 EXP Blue Max.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:44 PM

Hondo, just checking your body with the photo on Slixx site. Did you do any modifications?
Your body looks deeper between the wheel arches
Thanks Mike

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:34 PM

Looks like a good start, I'll be following this one for sure! Thank you for sharing this one!

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

Hondo, just checking your body with the photo on Slixx site. Did you do any modifications?
Your body looks deeper between the wheel arches
Thanks Mike



Hi Mike,
As far as body mods on this Comp Resin body......
Yes, I always grind the edges of the fender wells down to a minimum thickness as needed.
Sometimes, it looks too "thick", so I try to make it appear right.
I use my motor tool (Dremel) to do this.

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Thanks again & good catch, Mike.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:36 PM

Hondo
I'm not sure you understood the question what I meant was
the area of the body below the side windows and the bottom
sill appear deeper than the photo on Slixx site. I hope this is
clearer.
How is the model coming along made any progress?

Mike

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:21 AM

Looks awesome! Keep it up!

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hondo
I'm not sure you understood the question what I meant was
the area of the body below the side windows and the bottom
sill appear deeper than the photo on Slixx site. I hope this is
clearer.
How is the model coming along made any progress?

Mike


Mike,
On my body the bottom decals (Goodyear, Cragar, Moroso, Cyclone) are on the very bottom edge. On the real car, there is a black valance (sill) panel below these decals. It's there on the CR body, just not enough room to get them in there. I could have moved the blue up some, but didn't think it would look proportionally correct.
(The pic I added of the real car shows this)

No more progress. Hope to get back on it soon.

Edited by Hondo, 17 October 2010 - 04:13 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:19 PM

Very striking color scheme. I hope to see the complete model.