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#341 stump

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Ok Derrick, don't leave us hangin' like that mate. :D

Parts look awesome man, can't wait to see how they all bring the build to life. B)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

Just to let evey one know, the body i,m painting now and the finishing of the chasses is in the works too.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

can not wait to see the body in color

#344 Mooneyzs

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

Derrick and updates on the paint on the body... I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Its gonna be killer

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

fantastic work Derrick, looks like you are on the down hill! keep at it man!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:55 AM

I just spent an hour reading all this because I hadn't seen it before. Wow. Excellent job. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

Holy Beep ! Beautiful build !!!!!!!!!

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:22 PM

Hey brothers been gone for a bit, just moved in to a new place and you know how that is! But working on my new build room, got a lot done and still a lot to do.
Here some pics. of the new work shop, and then back to finish up this build.

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#349 phantom1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

that room looks great get back to work and get going on those updates

#350 Bonekrosha

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

I started fooling with my Flashpoint 572.
Rough!
I've gott to redo the heads, they are waaaay off, one side far higher than the other.
The intake deck is off too, the bellhousing area really off.
Maybe I just got a Monday casting.
It won't look as good as yours but I'll manage.
I sure do love seeing the work you guys do, I am such a novice in comparison.

#351 Bonekrosha

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:02 AM

Oh yeah, I wasn't trying to usrp your thread griping about my engine and I wasn't neccessarily bashing Flashpoint, I'm sure I just got a blem.
I got the engine from Ted @ Tedsmodelingmarketplace.com and he's replacing the engine for me.
Awesome dude and awesome customer service.

I just was looking at your engine and how different mine was.
I'm sure you did a bit of cleanup to get it looking so good, mine would just have required more surgery than it was worth.

I really look forward to seeing more of your work, it's simply amazing and even though I do not have an nth of the ability and talent you have, your work is very inspiring to say the least.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

like your build room badgass, i just have an A3 size plexiglass sheet with a cutting for a work surface at the moment. hope to fix that soon with a proper workroom.

keep those updates coming.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:19 AM

OK guys i just thought i let you know the status of the Camaro.
Painting a resin body is hard! All the clean up work , and don't mess up ( and i did :wacko: ) TWICE :(
So back to cleaning up the body.

Thank you all for the kind words of encouagemeit. :D

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

thats a bummer Derrick, but it happens, I have never messed with a resin body, I hear they can be a pain, great to see you back on it keep us posted!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

I started fooling with my Flashpoint 572.
Rough!
I've gott to redo the heads, they are waaaay off, one side far higher than the other.
The intake deck is off too, the bellhousing area really off.
Maybe I just got a Monday casting.
It won't look as good as yours but I'll manage.
I sure do love seeing the work you guys do, I am such a novice in comparison.

Oh yeah, I wasn't trying to usrp your thread griping about my engine and I wasn't neccessarily bashing Flashpoint, I'm sure I just got a blem.
I got the engine from Ted @ Tedsmodelingmarketplace.com and he's replacing the engine for me.
Awesome dude and awesome customer service.

I just was looking at your engine and how different mine was.
I'm sure you did a bit of cleanup to get it looking so good, mine would just have required more surgery than it was worth.

I really look forward to seeing more of your work, it's simply amazing and even though I do not have an nth of the ability and talent you have, your work is very inspiring to say the least.


Hay thank Michael i to had to do some clean up on the engine. Happy they repace it. I had a buddy say the some thing.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Derrick... bummer to hear that you have to clean the body up again. I have painted a few resin kits in my times and have had very good luck with them. I know this is going to be a dumb question but did you soak it in wesley's bleach white by chance? The reason I ask this is because most resin bodies or parts need to be cleaned from the mold release that is on the body. I was told years ago that Wesley's was one good product to clean resin with. Besides doing that I will also wash my parts in a little warm water with Dawn. It will also help with removing grease. Once clean I sand and start adding bondo doing body work and primering etc... I have had to fill small pinholes and fix things like that but once you have it prepped good, you should be able to paint it just like a normal plastic kit.


By the way I am excited to see you back on this project. I have been itching seeing the body in paint. Keep up the great work Bro!!

Edited by Mooneyzs, 04 October 2012 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

Great to hear that you're back with this Camaro!

Sorry to hear about paint problems. I have painted AirTrax resin '59 Simca body and it's really great, because I did everything like I normally do, little sanding, little wash and paint-no problems. Then I've heard that Jimmy Flintstone bodies (what I have two) need lots of more washing, sanding, cleaning etc, even if they're not bad either. So those problems are because of the resin, I guess?

Whose casting is that body?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

Just found this post and spent all evening reading it. Wow, what a build!

 

What happended?! Did you lose the fire after moving or something? Did the paint problems do you in?

 

That model was just waiting to start making the contest rounds. I'm sure it would be enjoyed by all.

 

Are you planning to finish it?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

you have done a awesome job on this build so far