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#1 sflam123

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

This model started as the Polar Lights "Big John" kit.  I filled all the panel lines on the truck, hood and doors.  After filling and sanding, I primered the body and then gave it a base coat of Testor's chrome.  I then applied 3 coats of Boyd's True Blue, wet sanded it after it dried and applied two coats of Testor's Transparent Blue.  Slixx decals finished off the body.  I'm happy with the color as it compares well with the pictures I've been able to find on the Internet.  The rest of the model is finished box stock with detail painting.  Hope you like it and thanks for looking!

 

Steve

 

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#2 Mopar Mike

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Steve,

That paint job is AWESOME. Love the subject. Great build.

 

Mike

 

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#3 Chris in Berwyn

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Sweet!!!



#4 Mooneyzs

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

Very nice and it looks great

#5 mysterj1

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

One of my favorite cars.  Those wheels just scream NITRO to me - I still think FED, those old funny cars, and outlaw fuel altereds made up the best line up of all time.

 

PS  Gotta give NHRA it's props, though...anyone who saw Anton Brown's crash this weekend would have been amazed he walked away from that!



#6 brett

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

great job



#7 vintagercr

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

It turned out great!

#8 gtx6970

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:14 AM

Sweet, I have the decals to do this car as well



#9 iBorg

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:25 AM

One of the first models I built was the MPC issue of the 70-71 Candies and Hughes Cuda. I absolutely love this build! It brings back a lot of memories.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Nice build of some great subject matter.  Paint job looks great!



#11 sflam123

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the kind comments guys.  Coming from this group it means a lot!  



#12 vintagedragfan

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

great looking Cuda, all ways loved this F/C



#13 slusher

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

Awsume paint and great looking build....



#14 bogger44

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

Excellent build Steve.  If I get my hands on another Big John Cuda, I'd like to build it as this car as well.



#15 Davewilly

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nice Cuda



#16 dragcarz

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

Very Nice



#17 GoatGuy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Looks great all around.



#18 AZ Boy

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:02 AM

Nice job, Steve! Paint turned out great.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

Excellent build Steve.  If I get my hands on another Big John Cuda, I'd like to build it as this car as well.

 

This kit is being reissued by Round 2 with the decals for this car.

 

Nice build as well.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

 

This kit is being reissued by Round 2 with the decals for this car.

 

Nice build as well.

 

Thanks for the heads-up, I was unaware of this.