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#1 Mustang Nicky

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

This is my third finished car which was a blast until the end, getting the engine to fit under the hood. I had to shave down the hood scoop and bottom of the hood scoop, as well as lift up the right side of the car with a tooth pick wedge to get it as flat as possible. This is my first time with BMF, my boyfriend taught me how, and I went nuts with it, even doing the side vents. He joked that he'll pay me to do all his BMF work from now on. He also taught me to make the vinyl top to have texture using Elmer's Spray Adhesive and incorporate a wire at the base of the vinyl top for the molding. Inside the car is salt and pepper carpeting using embossing powder. I wired the engine using a MAD distributor, even getting the firing order correct (with his help of course!).

Thanks for looking! Questions and comments welcome to help my future builds. Up next...almost finished with my '69 Camaro, and just started the '49 Merc kit.




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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

Fantastic job

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

Absolutely superb! Very nice job on all aspects of the build, I would certainly be proud to have that in my collection.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

nice...

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Very Impressive keep up the good work.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Nice!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

That looks fantastic.
I now know the engine fit issues weren't me.
I think I am going to have to build another one of these.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:45 AM

Very nice, you should be proud of that effort. If I may be bold, for future reference, Mopar engine bays are body colour.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:34 AM

Top looks good and I like the SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:55 AM

Stunning build. Most impressive

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:35 AM

AWESOME!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Thanks everyone! I'm definitely addicted to this hobby and luckily I have a great teacher.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

I don't always look at these because they show up here often but I must say this is as fine a job as I've seen. Beautiful, clean build and impressive attention to detail. And to think you're only going to get better. I'll keep an eye out.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

I don't always look at these because they show up here often but I must say this is as fine a job as I've seen. Beautiful, clean build and impressive attention to detail. And to think you're only going to get better. I'll keep an eye out.

...And I'm a girl! hahaha. It doesn't seem like there's too many of us in this hobby. Seriously though, thanks for the comments! I've loved muscle cars since I was kid, so this has been great learning more about this hobby, and about cars in general.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

Very nice, you should be proud of that effort. If I may be bold, for future reference, Mopar engine bays are body colour.

Thanks! Yeah, I painted the engine orange before deciding what to paint the bays. Thought the bays in black would help make the engine pop. But I definitely appreciate the heads up as I'm trying to have the cars as accurate as possible.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

I'm pretty proud of my student with this build! ;) This took a lot of work but it looks great sitting with the other muscle cars on our shelf!

Good job baby.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

I'm pretty proud of my student with this build! ;) This took a lot of work but it looks great sitting with the other muscle cars on our shelf!

Good job baby.

Awww...thanks Baby. I didn't see this post til now. :wub:

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks! Yeah, I painted the engine orange before deciding what to paint the bays. Thought the bays in black would help make the engine pop. But I definitely appreciate the heads up as I'm trying to have the cars as accurate as possible.


If accuracy is your goal you need to do a google image search before you start your next model. All the reference you need is right there on the internet, all you have to do is go get it. For instance, the lip around the "shaker" scoop is a rubber gasket that seals to the underside of the hood... it's black rubber, not silver.

Example:

http://www.moparmusc...a/photo_06.html

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

Very nice, love the color. Great job!