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71 Comet Pro Stock "Fast Eddie" Schartman


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#1 Reeves Racing

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

Well this kit may be pig but the car I modeled is one of my favorite Prostock cars of all time. The checkered paint job is just so cool. It dates the car but I don't care.


This is the Johan kit with Slixx's decals and some rear wheels from a Monogram 69 Camaro kit traded for from Chuck. The paint is Testers One Coat Lacquer "Inca Gold" with a fade using Duplicolor "Autumn Maple"

I used Duplicolor clear which was a little too hot for the Slixx decals and it wrinkled them. I tried not to go too heavy to fast but it did anyway. The chassis is the worst with no steeing linkage and molded in everything. I cut out the leaf spings but just brush painted everything else.

I did cut off the round front wheel houses and added some fender aprons from the parts box to make it look more like a Comet under the hood.

The engine is from the kit and it is nicely detailed with a seperate bell housing, transmission, seperator plate and nice detailed molding but has a GM starter?? I wired it and ran fuel lines.

The wheels and front bumper were stripped of chrome and re-done with Alclad II. The front wheels are from the kit and I had to add the lug nuts and the tires are from the kit too. It was a fun build.

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Edited by Reeves Racing, 19 February 2012 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:34 AM

Nicely done. One of my favorites from that era of racing.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:53 AM

super job. Gotta love those old johan comet/mavs. Wish revell would get the rights to make those kits. Think they would sell well. Steve

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:04 AM

I think it looks great :D The headers are cool and must have been a pain to install.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Good job with those decals and the over all build is superb!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

Great looking car! Nice job

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

Nice job, I have built this one as well so I know what a chore it is to apply the decals. I like that you added the inner fenders too. When i did mine I used the inner fenders from a Monogram Mustang kit. once again great job!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

This is a tough kit to make look right and you did a great job!
Really nice.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

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