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#1 MarkJ

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:43 AM

Here is the kit. The price tag is a little misleading. I actually paid $8.99 for the kit with a 40% off coupon printed out from Hobby Lobby's web site.


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:45 AM

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Tried superclean with not very good results

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:51 AM

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Tried 95% denatured alchohol and got much better results. Ready for sanding and putty and styrene modifications to add a front and rear spoiler and change the nose a little. I also have to change the quarter glasses.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

That's a pretty clean job.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:39 AM

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Added the Squadron white putty where needed for now.
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Added the lower strip, leaving just the edge of the old splitter showing.
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Will have to wait till Thanksgiving to proceed.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:41 AM

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

Nice job so far Mark. Please post more pics as you go. I'm going to attempt a Tony Stewart chevy in the near future and was wondering how to modify the nose.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:31 AM

Did some more sanding but still not quite right.
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Added some more putty . Hopefully just one more sanding and I can move on to finish the rear spoiler.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

Nice job so far Mark. Please post more pics as you go. I'm going to attempt a Tony Stewart chevy in the near future and was wondering how to modify the nose.


Bruce, Thanks for the reply. Tony's Chevy will be easier because I believe the kit nose decals will also work for the 2011 nose.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:05 AM

Excellent, you are clearly saving and restoring this one, and it's well on its way. Keep it going.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:46 AM

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I needed to make the splitter lip to add to the bottom of the nose. I just used the nose as a template.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:48 AM

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The nose is ready for some two color priming to get rid of scratches, dips and pin holes.

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I made some diamond shaped pieces of styrene to splt but not break for the spoiler braces. After installing I added some putty to make them more uniform. It looks like the braces are not symetrical side to side and the reason being is that the real cars braces are not symetrical side to side.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:49 AM

Looking good. Interesting subject, new Nascars are something really rarely seen in this scale. Bodywork looks good too. I'll be watching, but where are you going to get decals for it?

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:50 AM

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You can see the gap on the right side between braces is greater than on the left side.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

Looking good. Interesting subject, new Nascars are something really rarely seen in this scale. Bodywork looks good too. I'll be watching, but where are you going to get decals for it?


Niko, I will use some of the contengencie decals that come in the kit but the rest I will have to create on my computer and print out on testors paper. I did a test decal to see how it would look and it turned out pretty good.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:22 AM

Off to a great start. Nice body work.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

Mark- I looking forward to seeing how this turns out , I have been holding out on getting the AMT COT kits, I have been thinking about trying to do some Nwide COT using the AMT COT .

I saw this build on the NASCAR forurm.

The dodge nose is a little tricky to do, I know I had problems getting to look right, remember the headlight area is not as sloped back like on the chevy, and the grill is more square ish, and the top part of grill is sloped back. I hope that makes sense.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:27 AM

Here are some more rear spoiler wips
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Need to do some more sanding.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:28 AM

Started working on the quarter glasses.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:30 AM

Added putty to the quarter glasses and installed the quarter panel extensions.
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