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#21 crazyrichard

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:37 AM

i def eant to say good job taking the time to get rid of all the sink anmd ejector marks ..
i also think its statisfiing to build a lousy made kit into a real stunner ... a good challenge is nice every ounce in a while right ?
i mean iof all kits where perfect all the time and came together too easy it would aslo take a way part of the fun

not saying only bad kits are fun :lol: i like a well cated kit as much as the otehr guy :wub:

#22 Aeroteto

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Thanks for your words guys.
The body is glued to the fenders, but I'm following the instruction sheet, I have no idea of the interior fiting problems to come.
I made a dry fitting try, and find no big problems, but Murphy is always near my bench.
I sand the underside smooth because, there are too many big raised ejector pin marks, so keeping the texture is near impossible.
Thank you for taking the time for visiting this WIP, any advise is always welcome, if they comes before I made mistakes is more than appreciated. :)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

More progress....very nice!!

#24 Mr Dedo

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

it's great to see the work that goes into some of these builds
can't get over the amount of filler and fit issues

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Ok. I use Dupli-Color sandable grey primer, and looks fine.
A couple of spots need some sanding.
I still don´t know wich color tu use :wacko:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

very nice work you are doing here Hector, keep it up!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:16 AM

To me it looks really good in primer. Perhaps you could finish it as a "primered rod". That would solve your color problem.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

I turned some aluminum rod for the engine pulleys, but I can´t figure how to make the belts.
so I think i´m gonna use the kit pulley arrangement.


nice start! you can tell you are some sort of machinest. that distributer is drilled out perfectly!!

silly suggestion, if you visit your lokal wal-mart, head to the fishing department..... yes, i said to the fishing department. there you will find all kinds of fishing hooks, there are some with little black rubber things coming off the back of it. the one i found has about 30 of them and they are about 2" long. they make great fan belts. sorry, dont have a picture of it. good luck and keep us posted.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

The body looks good in primer.  Try cutting a sliver of black electrical tape for the fan belt.  Alternatively, you use a piece of notebook paper colored with a black sharpie like I did on this

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Good luck


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

How about spraying the primer with some clear pearl? Might give it a cool "finished" primer rod look.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Looking good, Hector! The hard work will pay off I'm sure! :)



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

I crushed my index finger with my car´s door, so I didn´t do anythig to my model since a couple weeks ago.

I´m feeling better now so, I´ll follow the instruction sheet from here.

this is Step 1A

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

I´m a very slow scale builder.

this is just a very small up date.

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Looking good!



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

Tnx Shane!



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:05 AM

Lookin good so far! Yes, it is an old kit that has had went thru some changes, but as you are finding out, it turns into a really nice kit with some work. You should have no problem with the interior on this one (I did the same on mine). It is probibly a little late, but with the frame getting so rough in the later releases, you can swap it with the Boyd Smoothster versions for a more updated chassis and better stance.

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

Thanks Mike!
It´s my third car model, but I´m learning a lot in this forum.
The frame looks ok to me, I hope not  to find any trouble later.

Thanks for looking.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

I´m just about to quit!!

Just apply the base paint and looks awful, tons of orange peel.

If I use orange instead of blue this sure looks like the annoying orange.

I use a decades old 1/4 Testors Dark Blue thinned with cheap Lacquer Thinner 3 parts thinner 1 part paint @ 20 psi, because the paint was too thick.

I´m not sure what to do now, sand the paint or send the body to the purple pond?

If sand, chances are to cut to the primer because is only one layer thick.
I´m not sure if the Purple Power will attack the putty and epoxy used in body work.

Maybe trash this model and start my new Nova COPO?

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

I use a decades old 1/4 Testors Dark Blue thinned with cheap Lacquer Thinner 3 parts thinner 1 part paint @ 20 psi, because the paint was too thick. I´m not sure what to do now, sand the paint or send the body to the purple pond?

If sand, chances are to cut to the primer because is only one layer thick.
I´m not sure if the Purple Power will attack the putty and epoxy used in body work.

Maybe trash this model and start my new Nova COPO?

 

I would wet sand it smooth and the reshoot with a similar color using better paint. The purple stuff will attack the putty.

 

Trashing something this cool? No friggin' way.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

Too far to quit now. I agree with Rob, just sand sand sand, then reshoot using another paint. Maybe a tamiya acrylic to shoot over that old blue.