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#1 cobraman

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

First off I would like to say that someone with more talent then I could have done a much better job with this kit. As built it is not 100% accurate. The instructions for this kit are a bit unclear at times. The build went pretty well until the final assembly. It was a bit tricky for me and I am not happy with the fit of the body panels. Still, all in all I think it came out pretty good.  Comments are welcome good or bad. Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:12 AM

The Mk8D is one of the best looking Can Am cars ever and you've done a great job !   I don't see anything wrong with it at all .

 I'd like to build one myself some day .    The color looks like a perfect match ,  what paint did you use ?



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

Thanks Bob. I used Testors Competition Orange enamel.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:37 AM

Looks good and the fit of the body panels is a known issue from the time it was first released..Good job on a difficult kit1


Edited by philo426, 10 March 2013 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

I think it looks excellent Ray. Best one l have seen. Very sharp build....



#6 cobraman

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

wow that was great work



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

it looks good to me



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

You did great on a very challenging kit and you deserve the praise!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Came out just fine, Ray...nice job.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thank you guys !



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

Ray......please don`t cut yourself short.......personally I have seen your work and I can honestly say.......you did a wonderful job on this build........way better than I could have done 5 years ago.........on that 5 year journey it was pretty rough for me........but,all I could do was thrive to get better.........you are on your way.......stick with it and please don`t say that someone else could have built it better.......because,what really matters is if you are satisfied with it. :) ........again,excellent build.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

WOW Ray, that is sweet!!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

     Well Done Ray. The Paint and your oob treatment combine for a very nice Build.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Thanks guys. You kind words mean a lot to me and do spur me to try and be better. At 61 I have been building for over 50 years. I feel I have hit the wall as far as getting better at building but I still enjoy it. I have read that as we get older something like model building and even jigsaw puzzels are a good way to keep the mind busy and to help keep hand and eye coordination.  Did anyone notice I forgot to put the mirrors on ?  I just did.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:55 AM

I like this one a lot. But if your not happy with it, send it on over, I'll dispose of it properly for ya

 

Did I say I like this one ????

 

Well done.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

Thanks Bill.  Funny thing about the mirrors. They are included but they are not on the model in the box photos. I guess they forgot em' too.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:10 AM

Nicely done, sir! Tough kit and you did it justice.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:30 AM

Looks great, Ray!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

Looks pretty good to these 58 year old eyes!  What kit is that, and what scale?  I don't recall ever seeing one in 1/24-25?