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#21 MarkJ

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:25 AM

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Just need to putty the quarter extensions and enlarge the fuel intake hole and add a fuel filler. After that I should be able to prime the body

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:26 AM

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Fabbed and installed beginnings of fuel filler.

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drilled and then cut out exhaust.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:19 AM

this is interesting....is there plans to open the hood?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:16 AM

this is interesting....is there plans to open the hood?



Lanny, I could see where it could be done but I do not know where to find a 1/25 scale engine. If you used an engine from a 2007 1/24 scale Revell kit it would not look right. It would be way too big. AMT could have sold a lot more of these kits if they had just made them 1/24 scale. It would not have been that much more plastic in each kit to have done it. Pretty bad decision on their part.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:44 AM

I really like watching this build up, might have to try one myself. As far as an engine goes, the Revell Dodge engine is little more than a Chevy with valve covers anyway.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:00 AM

I really like watching this build up, might have to try one myself. As far as an engine goes, the Revell Dodge engine is little more than a Chevy with valve covers anyway.


If you use a revell Dodge engine it would not fit between the frame rails or allow enough room for a radiator. It is just too big at 1/24 scale to fit in this 1/25 scale model.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:57 AM

you can turn a chevy into a dodge but you can't squeeze an engine in it ?


i think you need to reconsinder ;)

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:40 AM

you can turn a chevy into a dodge but you can't squeeze an engine in it ?


i think you need to reconsinder ;)


Its just a shelfer. No need for an engine.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

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Added the grille to the front and whatever holds the spoiler on the real car to the rear spoiler.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:47 AM

Here are some shots after the first two color priming.
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I will block sand the top white color off to reveal the gray undercoat and this should get rid of a lot of dips , scratches and pin holes.

When you first start to sand white dots ,lines and spots will appear. These are pinholes, sand scratches and depressions. The dark lines and spots that appear are high spots and ridges. If you continue to sand just until the white primer goes away you should have a pretty smooth body ready for the final primer coat. I have to decide if the final color looks better over white primer or dark gray. I sprayed two small pieces of styrene with each primer and will paint them with the blue and compare them to actual pictures of the real car to see which is closer.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:14 AM

Got it reprimed but realized I had forgotten the sharkfin that extends down the side of the backglass and over to the rear spoiler. I thought i would be able to shoot the blue this Thursday but I guess not.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

This is going great Mark. I agree, forget the engine. Cup cars are all about the body anyway.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

Almost forgot the sharkfin. Added it this morning. Need to reprime the body one more time and I think I will finally be able to shoot the blue. The Tamiya paint goes on so smoothly I am hoping I wont have to polish it out.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

Lookin good Mark, I was gonna ask you about the shark fin but you caught it. Can't wait to see Bad Brads car done.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

Thanks,Ron. I found a big picture of Brad's car at the Carlisle website which will help greatly in making the decals.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

Have you tried Penske's website, there should be some good pics there too I would think.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:38 PM

Wow Mark your great with spot putty

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:34 AM

Looking Fantastic! I can't wait to see it in blue and decaled!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:47 PM

Have you tried Penske's website, there should be some good pics there too I would think.

Yes, i found many photos at Brad's website but the one at Carlisle was huge and big pictures dont pixalate as badly when you reduce them to fit the model. they have more pixels per inch to start with.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:33 PM

As I post this I had just finished shooting the blue and it turned out ok. These are the ready for paint pics. Hopefully I can get the painted pictures posted tommorow.
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