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#101 gpugh1976

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Thanks guys. I'm just so tickled that it's finally moving forward again. Thanks for this thread!! I wont post the spoiler photo that I took with the roof on..... B) ..... :lol:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:16 AM

The rats looking good Chuck. Been a cool thread, lots of nice builds going on. Well, the Viper turned out to be a not so great kit. Here's how it finished up. The plenum I brushed Alclad for the clamps, foil was a pain.
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Then got paint under the headlight lens, tried to pry it off to fix and snapped it in half.
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Edited by Tim08, 11 December 2011 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:22 AM

So I glued it together, sanded it smooth, covered with foil, got the trusty Daffy hair dryer and tried melting a piece of thin plastic over it.
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It turned out pretty close.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:28 AM

Finished it up last night. The body to frame fit is lousy, and once it's on...it's on! Front end sits way too high, and there's a terrible gap between the front deck and dash. It's done, I'll never build one again.
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All pics under glass.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:18 PM

My photobucket account is gone! All of a sudden

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

This one is done!! Started in about 1993-1995 timeframe...and finished today!!
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Enjoy...thanks for looking and thanks for the CBP inclination to finish this one off!! WooHoo!!

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

Nice work Tim and Tony..

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:53 AM

Thanx Terry, I spent most of the morning retrieving my build pics, don't know what happened at photobucket. All the Viper pics on this, and another site just vanished last night. All of my others are fine, just the Viper. It wasn't a great kit, so I guess it just kept wanting to fight me, even after it was built!
Good job on the Hooters car Tony!

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:08 AM

Thanks, Tim. Thanks, Terry. I appreciate the comments...nice to get this one done!! I have several more WIPs to drag back to the bench, but not until I'm ready for them...I've got several newer kits that I've bought in the last while that I'd like to get to, like the Hudson, glue kit and upcoming deluxe Batmobiles, Charger police car and several more I'd like to get to...plus the re-issue of the 1/32 scale Batmobile that I'll be building two of...mine and a friends...that may be the next project to the bench...two-for Batmobile!!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:31 PM

Oh no! It looks like the "back on the bench" builds are going back...into storage?

I finished one kit so I am back to this...

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Not a whole lot left, and I will glad to be done with this. I am not sure what inspired me in the first place.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

Dragging out another one- one that I haven't posted before.
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It is the AMT '09 Dodge Challenger SRT8 kit, and I'm making it into a phantom '11 Hemi 'Cuda. I just attached the Challenger chin spoiler to the modified nose- which is a combination of the AMT part with the grille and splash apron openings from a Revell '71 grafted in. Eventually it will get the fender 'gills' and taillamp panel from the '71 kit, as well.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

Oh no! It looks like the "back on the bench" builds are going back...into storage?


As for myself, we just had a enormous "oh ######" moment at work that has set us back by six months or more. I have had very little free time for building lately and when I do, don't have the energy.

If this CBP tapers off in the coming weeks rest assured that I will bring it back when I have some building time. Be cool.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

This is one of those CBP's that may hit some dead time but I don't think it will ever die. Everyone has projects that need to find their way back to the bench.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

As for myself, we just had a enormous "oh ######" moment at work that has set us back by six months or more. I have had very little free time for building lately and when I do, don't have the energy.

If this CBP tapers off in the coming weeks rest assured that I will bring it back when I have some building time. Be cool.


I think this will be a perennial "pop back up" thread. I know how it goes Rob, just took me a minute to scroll down and find the thread. That's how I feel about 6 months during the year - right now, not so much. I'll do what I can to keep it alive.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

Funny I should run across this forum just a few days after putting the Roth Mysterion back in the box (again). Maybe it's a sign. I've had the kit since the 80s and have started and stopped it several times. Guess I'll get back on it while the recent work is still fresh. I've got a few other half-builts I could pull out as well. Tune in for more details. :wacko:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

Had a chance to work on the Tbird today. I got the parts of the interior that I wanted white, painted white and also started the masking process so that I can lay down some black tomorrow.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

I also played around with the grill. I wanted to add a common '50's custom trick to it. Sorry that it looks like a Roulette Wheel in the pics. I was trying to figure out where I wanted to drill and I used fine-tipped Sharpie markers to help with this.

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Half way there.....

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....And 71 holes later....

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:59 AM

I think that grill is very nice, the right look indeed. Another great use for pins!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:28 AM

Yeah, I like that grill! Well done.