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#1 2002p51

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hot off the workbench before the glue is dry.

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As I said in the "work in progress" thread, the paint is Model Master Radome Tan.

Those of you who saw the photos I posted of the 1:1 car will notice right away that the model lacks white wall tires. Well, there's no way I'm using decals for white walls and I'm pretty sure any paint would have been ruined by the bending and twisting that it takes to get these tires on the wheels. Besides, to me it looks more like a race car with black walls! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Very Nice!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

Great job Drew!!! B)

Love this kit!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

Is this the first one "Under Glass?"

Looks cool. B)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

NIce job, Drew.

B)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Is this the first one "Under Glass?"

Looks cool. B)


If it is, what do I win? :D

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

First one I have seen built - looks real nice, now I have to get one.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

If it is, what do I win? :D


The undying admiration of all the rest of us.

Yeah, I know... that and a buck will get you a cup of coffee... :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

that and a buck will get you a cup of coffee... :lol:


Wow, where are you buying coffee for a buck anymore? :unsure:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Wow, where are you buying coffee for a buck anymore? :unsure:


McD! Large coffe always a buck. Also at the local gas station, always fresh, several different flavors, even. It's out there if you know where to look... ;)

Of course, if you buy your coffee at Starbucks, you have a slightly different experience when it comes to price! :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

Of course, if you buy your coffee at Starbucks, you have a slightly different experience when it comes to price! :lol:

Ya, my venti Pumpkin Spice Latte today was about $4.65..

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

Ya, my venti Pumpkin Spice Latte today was about $4.65..


You people who buy coffee at Starbucks are plain nuts.

Sorry. No other earthly explanation. :blink:

The gas station where I usually get my coffee has several different brews, all kinds of different flavored creams, four kinds of sugar (sugar, Splenda, Sweet 'n' Low and one more I can't remember... some sort of latté gizmo, whipped cream... they even have freakin' sprinkles! (If that's what you like in your coffee... :blink: ).

All your choice. All 99¢.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

You people who buy coffee at Starbucks are plain nuts.


Two of the three Starbucks near home has a drive thru, though...very convenient. I get coffee from McDonalds also occasionally, or brew it at home (have a regular coffee maker, a Keurig single cup machine, and an espresso machine). I've been a Starbucks fan since the mid 90s.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

I make my own coffee at home.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

Two of the three Starbucks near home has a drive thru, though...very convenient.


Psssst......... every McDonald's has a drive-thru! And they have the fancy-schmancy coffees you like, for about half what you're paying. And my guess is there are a lot more McD drive-thrus around (speaking of convenience) than there are Starbucks drive-thrus.

But hey... it's your money. You earned it... feel free to continue spending it as you see fit... :P

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Psssst......... every McDonald's has a drive-thru! And they have the fancy-schmancy coffees you like, for about half what you're paying. And my guess is there are a lot more McD drive-thrus around (speaking of convenience) than there are Starbucks drive-thrus.

But hey... it's your money. You earned it... feel free to continue spending it as you see fit... :P

McD's stuff is pretty good, but I like Starbucks more... I like Einstein's Bagels coffee also, I go there for a coffee and a bagel once or twice a week --I was in San Francisco last week for a conference and found that a large coffee and a bagel at the same chain was actually $1 cheaper than in Phoenix...wierd...

Anyhoo, back on topic--nice Olds race car build!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Drew...I'm borrowing that color...thanks for the info.
I agree with the black wall tires on a race car.
Probably had to ride on some of the roughest dirt roads
for the race..over two thousand miles..that's tough on
white walls.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:13 PM

Drew...I'm borrowing that color...thanks for the info.
I agree with the black wall tires on a race car.
Probably had to ride on some of the roughest dirt roads
for the race..over two thousand miles..that's tough on
white walls.


That's what I figured too. I do have a photo of the car in the race with white walls on but, like you said, the race was over 2100 miles through the Mexican back country. I'm sure they went through several sets of tires and they weren't ALL white walls.

That's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it. :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

very nice work Drew!!