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1952 So-Cal Belly Tank Lakester


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#41 george 53

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

It's BEAUTIFUL, even at this stage Curt! This bad boys gonna be a MONSTER!!!! GREAT job so far, PULEEEEZE keep it up!!!! :D ;)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

Beautiful! Love those belly tank!

#43 curt raitz

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

Thanx for the good words, havin' fun with this build
body ready for decals:
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thanx for lookin'...

#44 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

Go SO-CAL! Beautiful colors, Curt!

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Curt.... Looking good buddy. Nice work on this build!

#46 James2

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

Nice!

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Great work Curt! You have me gathering parts to build my own belly tanker. Can`t wait to see it complete.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

Shaping up beautifully.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

Curt, my old friend...you better give those elves a raise in pay, it seems like they're slowing down a bit.

Well, at least they're still doing GREATwork, even if they are a bit slower than before!!

Later,

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Outstanding work!

#51 curt raitz

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

Curt, my old friend...you better give those elves a raise in pay, it seems like they're slowing down a bit.

Well, at least they're still doing GREATwork, even if they are a bit slower than before!!

Later,


So-Cal belly tanker put on shelf for awhile...waiting for parts to arrive

Elves are doin' just fine...been working on other projects :unsure:

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Great looking model so far

#53 David G.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Absolutlely Amazing! Such a wonderfully unique subject and very well done.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

GREAT WORK CURT!!!

Great Progress, Real Nice Paint Too!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

Way cool! Looking forward to seeing it "Under Glass".

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

All wrapped up ready to move to "UnderGlass"
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As the paint cured it caused the thin vacuum form plastic to "warp" a little, thereby the upper panels are not meshing with the lower body as they did in the primer state:
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So this is an idea on how I'll be displaying the model when it shows up at a model show and/or contest:
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thanx for lookin'

Edited by curt raitz, 09 May 2012 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

Curt, it's a real beauty. Great work!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

Absolutely Fantastic Curt!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

Whoa :0 magnificent. Every single time I check this forum I get blown away by all the great proyects you guys create. Thank you for being there styrene addicts and keep on going. This beauty deserves an A+++ :)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:49 AM

Beautiful! Great details and an absolutely convincing replica in every way.

It's a shame about the warpage, but the display idea really works and with all that tasty interior stuff actually requires it. For future reference, do you think it would have helped to clamp or pin the body parts into position as the paint cured?