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#1 W-409

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:16 AM

I got this one today. It's MPC Black Magic Vega FC gluebomb. This will be nicely detailed and hopefully pretty realistic model. I don't have any other parts than these on the picture, but engine is easy to get when I decide what engine I'll be using. But maybe no Keith Black's hemi this time, it just don't fit to Chevrolet. Body and other parts needs to be stripped off from paint. I'll start stripping the paint tomorrow. This is inspired by Chris Sobak's Army Vega FC. I'm not sure about the color yet, but it will be something nice...

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

Nice project, I would have to say that FC Chassis would be the first thing to go in the parts bin and build something more realistic. The flat sides just kills that piece what a shame.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:35 AM

That should be a good idea... Maybe I could try, I could use that original one as a model to the new one. Maybe that should be worth trying, thanks for that tip. ;) Tomorrow I look at that frame closely and maybe try my hand at building one...

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:13 AM

Nice!!!!


Is that Testors Fiery Orange that's on the body now?

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

Looks like fun to me Niko. I think putting in a Chevy motor is a great idea. The only reason to put a hemi in, is if it was a real car and you wanted to win.

I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself. There's no way I could pass that up. I tried, I really did.

Seriously, It would be refreshing to see a motor match the car brand in a funny car for a change.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:08 PM

Thanks, Andy and Joe. The color on that body is........ :unsure: ....Something... It seems to be painted with a brush, but I don't know what color is it actually. Well, let it go, I'm going to strip the paint off from it. That shade of the color looks pretty good anyway, but I have something else in my mind...

Yeah, Chevy engine should be something different, and if you want to win, it must be Chevy. :lol: :lol: Keith Black Hemi is great motor too, but as Chevrolet fan, I'd like to go with 454 BigBlock. And blower, of course.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:48 PM

I look forward to the resto!

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:43 AM

Thanks, Doctor! I'm going to try making that orignal frame better before I might start building another one. Maybe if that frame turns out good, then I don't have to build other one. But let's see, now I'm starting to strip the paint.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:38 AM

Thanks, Andy and Joe. The color on that body is........ :unsure: ....Something... It seems to be painted with a brush, but I don't know what color is it actually. Well, let it go, I'm going to strip the paint off from it. That shade of the color looks pretty good anyway, but I have something else in my mind...

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Still looks like Fiery Orange... :D

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:14 PM

Niko.... Nice project car. That is cool my Vega Funny car has inspred you for this build. Feel free to use any of the idea's I have done so far with my build. If you need any pics let me know I have some pics of the Army Vega funny car, updated Pisano & Masturbara and a couple other various ones I found on the internet. just let me know and would be more than happy to send. This is going to be a great project to follow. Can't wait to see what you have in store for it.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:29 AM

Hope you keep making progress on this one.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

Well, parts are now at the paint stripper, hope to have them without paint soon. Chris, it would be great to see some pictures, if it's not too hard to send them... Where would you like to send them? Here, e-mail, PM?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:51 PM

Well, parts are now at the paint stripper, hope to have them without paint soon. Chris, it would be great to see some pictures, if it's not too hard to send them... Where would you like to send them? Here, e-mail, PM?


Niko... It won't be a problem at all to send them to you. It maybe easier to send them to you thru e-mail since I have about 45 pics of the army car and 5 of the Pisano, and a few other random ones I found when I was searching for pics for my Vega.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:35 AM

Great to hear, I send you a PM with my e-mail adress. Thanks.

Body and other parts too are now on the paint stripper. Hopefully paint leaves off soon.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:22 AM

Great thanks to Chris who sent me the pictures, they really help, thanks alot! Now I have first two parts without paint. I must clean up them a bit. Body is almost without paint from the underside, that copper paint is still on. But not too long, hopefully.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:13 AM

This is shaping up to be a cool project and I'll be following along. Now those frame side paels would look great made out of aluminum.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:57 AM

Niko... Looking good man. I am going to be redoing the side tins on my funny car this weekend or at lease get started on them and will post pics how I do it. My plan was to take some 3x5 note cards and make templates and then either do them from thin metal or plastic i have an idea that I want to try with metal to get some raised ares looking like it was rolled with a bead roller.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

It would be great idea to make those from aluminium. Chris, those pictures would be great. I must get some 1/24 scale bolts, photoetch, of course. Maybe scratchbuilding them is bit hard... Thanks, Both!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:01 AM

Alright... Thinking about tire choice. I've ran out of Fairy Power Spray, which I'm using for stripping the paint, so now the body is waiting for a new bottle of it. Maybe monday I can get one bottle.... Well, rear slicks are something, I got today and they look good. I'm going to fit them inside this body. But front tires are bit tricky. I have three possible choices. Maybe Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires from AMT '70 Super Bee Pro Street, or then Good Year Frontrunner tires. One possible choice could also be those tires on the last picture. Those are installed to Pontiac Firebird FC which needs to be painted again. I'll be using some of those three for this build.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

Looking good bro.