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#441 CorvairJim

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

I haven't had time to do ANY work on my Plymouth over the past few months... or any other model, for that matter. I wish my chassis were at this point. It's getting down to crunch time and I have two transcontinental race CBP's to finish builds for!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Decals are now on place. I wanted to keep it quite simple, because it will not look so much different then on the Race. The starting number for the race seems to be 12, hopefully it won't be the finishing number. :lol: Also started the interior work, seats are painted Humbroll's Radome Tan.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Looking good Niko.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

Well with Niko getting all decaled up I just had to get it rolling. I'll let it set a while and hit it with some clear tomorrow. After that - whoo, I might be near done. Imagine that.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Thanks, Ray!

I got something done with the interior, door panels are foiled and assembled. It was real paint to get them Foiled nicely and they're not perfect, actually far away from it but they are good enough when installed. Also the dashboard is installed, it's painted white and black with brush. Seat belts are made too, only steering wheel, rear view mirror and tachometer are missing.

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EDIT: Very nice job with the Ford too, Rob! Decals look fantastic on that one.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

The decals look right at home on that Rob. Looks like everything's laying down pretty good for you. That's gotta be a relief.

Niko, I can't believe how much you're getting done in a short amount of time. All of it looks great, your extra effort shows.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

ARC, sorry to hear about your exit. I was kind of looking forward to your entry. If last year was any indication, I know you would have brought a very serious contender... in other words, a beauty!


Thanks Luna. I appreciate the comment. Your words actually inspired me to get my tail in gear. Last year was my first Cannonball and I had a good time with it. I really REALLY hate to not finish anything I begin let alone not even start it. It was actually bugging me that I bailed out last week,so if its cool with you guys I`m gonna jump back in.
I took alook at the Fairlane this afternoon and decided with the type of build I originally had planned for it and the next 3 days off I can make some major headway and do my darndest to make the start line. I spent 3 hours on it so far today and plan to put in at least a couple more. I`ll put up some pics later this eve.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

Ok...I'm still alive. :lol:


Been held up lately due to school, work, and working on my 1:1. However the other day, I pulled the '55 out of the box and did some foiling (did you know I hate foiling with a passion?). Mainly just gotta finish that and then paint the hood. Then I think it'll be about done. Some real nice entries so far B)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Excellent Adam, I look forward to any progress.

Andy your post reminds of a past thread about what makes your builds stall out. I'm kind of there with you on the BMF.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

Thats strange, I actually LIKE BMFing. Thas what I was doing tonight, its questionable if I'll actually finish the Dart though. A few nights ago I realized that I have no mufflers and my parts box is 1000 miles away so I'm going to try to scratchbuild some. I'm not the fastest builder and there isn't any area of the Dart that is finished yet. We'll see what I have in a couple weeks.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

Thats strange, I actually LIKE BMFing.


You're hired :lol: :P

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

You're hired :lol: :P


You couldn't afford me.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

I`m strange, I actually LIKE BMFing.

Fixed it for ya :P

Had a long productive day yesterday. It would have been even more productive if I didnt spend half of it removing flash and cutting out that silly molded exhaust sytem.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Guys your builds looks very good. B) And what come with my T-Bird, well its not gonna finished to deadline. :( Too much work and not as much time to do it...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:59 AM

Hi everyone, sorry for not recent posts, life's been keeping me busy. I've got a good amount of work done to the vette. I'll have pics up later today, battery in the camera is dead and being charged right now. I'm not sure if I'll get it done on time either, but I'll try.

Everyone's cars look great, I hope we all get to the start line, it looks like a killer line up. Goodluck everyone. :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

As promised earlier here's an update, the color is Nassau Blue which is the closest I could get to Pennant Blue. I'm almost done with the engine. The frame is pretty much done, the interior is being slow. I had an issue with the floor board but my good friend sandpaper solved the problem. I got to re-spray that as soon as it gets warmer. Anyway that's what I've been up to.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

Matthew that blue is gorgeous. I'll have to file that away. Testors? Have LOTS of fun with that windshield. In quick order I learned the curved kit glass of my '60 Revell doesn't remotely fit the frame so I cut a new one out of acetate and it fought me for an hour with annoying results. Better luck on your AMT.

Adam, I don't know what impresses me more, your surgical expertise with a dremel or your kahunas to get that involved at this stage. Whether you make it to the line or not, I look forward to seeing this take shape.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Adam, I don't know what impresses me more, your surgical expertise with a dremel or your kahunas to get that involved at this stage. Whether you make it to the line or not, I look forward to seeing this take shape.


I'd like to know where he found the kahunas to help him out... My guess would be Hawaii, since that's where all the big Kahunas seem to hang out. Whatever the case and wherever they came from, they must have pretty big cojones to try that work this late in the game!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

Niko, I can't believe how much you're getting done in a short amount of time. All of it looks great, your extra effort shows.


Thanks.

I try to paint all parts I need to complete a chassis, for example on one day. And on the next day, parts are dry and maybe I can paint other colors or details with silver (silver dries fast). Then when everything is dry: Ding, Ding, Ding, we can put it together. :lol:

I took the classic One Step Forward And Two Steps Back.

The One Step Forward is that I got the body clearcoated. I'm going to spray another coat of clear tomorrow and then I can wait it to dry and polish it out.

Two Steps Back are, that I dropped the chassis. Or actually I didn't drop, but it somehow just slipped to floor from my bench. Luckily, only one part was broken (front spindle in three pieces) but many parts were gotten apart. It's coming together again, though.

I should have pictures to show tomorrow.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

I'd like to know where he found the kahunas to help him out... My guess would be Hawaii, since that's where all the big Kahunas seem to hang out. Whatever the case and wherever they came from, they must have pretty big cojones to try that work this late in the game!


:lol: :lol: :lol: Another reason why central midwesterners should put down and step away from urban slang.