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#121 Swifster

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've never tried automotive colors for a model built. Found some Krylon white for the bug. While visiting my parents, I also found my Porsche engine and it's from the Carerra kit (DOHC) so I'm not sure if I'm going the Porsche route. May try Webers on the VW engine. Again, Herbie had quite a few engines in him. Still looking for Buddy Hacket. I may make two if I can find another bug in the next week. One normal and the other in 'halves'....

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:12 AM

Well I am still putting this off until I finish the Hudson hornet. I'm getting close with it, just gotta clear cost and finish the body before final assembly.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

Sounds like great plan! I've been thinking about that last day to join in. This is so small CBP, and don't get so much replies, that maybe I would remove that Last day to join in. Then it can be added later again. ;)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:11 PM

I found the stripes for Herbie. Why is it everytime I order something that needs to be mailed that I can't get the Jeopardy theme song out of my mind?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

Dude! If I had caught that I could've sent you a set for nothin! By the way, Herbie was pearl white. ;)


:blink: DOH!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

Jacen was nice enough to set me straight on the white used on Herbie. Need to get more paint. The white I bought would be good for my dad's white '68, but not this car. Need some white pearl for Herbie.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:15 AM

I'm just about to start a 1986 Mustang GTO Racer. I think this meets the requirements of this build. I'll be glad to join if you guys find this acceptable.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

Great, thanks for entry! You are on the list. And that really is acceptable. That kind of Mustang would be very nice to build. Take your time building it, I'll be watching that as interesting project. :D

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thanks Niko.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Here is the start of my 86 Bruce Jenner Driven Mustang GTO


The 600+HP Rouche motor. The directions called out for the motor to be painted silver. To be honest I couldn't find anything that proved or disproved that and since I like the Ford Blue better I went with that instead. I just like it better :102:

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Distributor set

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The painting and assembly of the frame work also started. here you can see the battery box in place and the oil tank drying

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Radiator and cover

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

Dirk have started that kit some 30 odd years ago. But whit the Robert Lappalainen livery. Newer got it together thou. Tried to do fancy detaling whit out the needed skill and got tired of the whole kit. Got the engine and three wheels and tires still in my parts box.
Some day i gonna build that kit jet. : :wacko:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

There's no time like the present Patrik... ;)

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

There's no time like the present Patrik... ;)


Thats so true Dirk

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:44 AM

I got the motorcraft got mustang kit.. Not gonna build it for this cbp though.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

Jacen was kind enough to send me a couple copies of his Love Bug decals for Herbie. I've told him 'thanks' more than once, but he was very kind in sending these. They look great. Thanks again Jacen!!!

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I'm going to try to find the manditory white pearl paint tomorrow.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

Can I enter with a 1968 McLaren M8A?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:40 AM

Sure you can, Liam! Thanks for joining in. :D I'll add your name to the entry list.

Tom: Really great looking decals, can't wait to see them installed. ;)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:27 AM

Well the body of my sauber Mercedes is painted and I am almost done with the crazy decal job. The decals weren't fully cooperating so they arent perfect. Will get pics tonight.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:42 AM

Here's the pic of my progress.

The color call out was not a readily available color so I had to follow kit directions and mix bottle paint, thin, and airbrush.

These decals were tough to get them to separate from the backing paper, had to use a hobby knife.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:52 AM

And a layout of parts including scale motorsport composite carbon fiber decals and photo etch set

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