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Mongoose '57, ("Formerly What's Hiding in all those Boxes?)


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#21 cobraman

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:10 AM

Nice fix.



#22 Agent G

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

Squishy is the technical term! :lol:

 

Modelers use the squish technique exactly for that purpose, lessen the need for putty. When you get the squish, you know you have a good solid bond.

 

Good Job!

 

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#23 Huw Griffiths

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

Squishy is the technical term! :lol:

 

I doubt if many people would take issue with the choice of words.

 

However, I can't see myself being alone in not worrying too much what the technical term is.

 

It's the result that matters - and it's starting to look very good.

 

Not much else to say, really - except that it'll be interesting to see how this one develops.

 

 

Huw.


Edited by Huw Griffiths, 24 March 2013 - 02:41 PM.


#24 Tony T

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

Nice save, Ron!

#25 slammedi'am

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

Nice save for sure!

 

 

I need to finish mine up that I have



#26 rmvw guy

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

Just a little primer and now a little more body work needed.DSC04877_zpsbacbd7aa-1.jpg



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Shot some paint on it yesterday, now I guess I need to get busy building the rest of the model.  Here's some pictures.DSC04895_zps143eb056.jpgDSC04896_zps6fe9bf99.jpgDSC04902_zps2bf63bd6.jpg



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:51 AM

Nice save and paint... :)



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

Dang! I should send you my factory goofs! Nice save!!

 

Get a T-Shirt that says "Ron Saves"! LOL!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

what's hiding in the boxes ? . all my money :lol:



nice body repair !!!! and cool paint !!


Edited by CrazyGirl, 10 April 2013 - 03:59 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

Great save!!! That looks perfect!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

I suggest you call this one "Short Shot".  Kind of a double meaning for a drag car.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

I usually unseal and inspect every kit I buy, unless I've gotten a duplicate. 



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:51 AM

Nice save and great paint! Back in the early '70's I bought 2 of the last issue AMT '29 Model A kits that you could still build 2 cars from. I got them discounted, planned on building 1 and keeping 1 for later. When I opened the first one it had the chrome, tires glass and instructions for the Model A's with the non chrome parts for the '37 Chevy coupe. I always think of some poor guy buying that kit sealed today for $40-$50 and opening it in horror. Back then it was no big deal at 88 cents each.



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

Thanks guys for the comments.  I am opening my boxes in the parking lot once again.  Here's a little update on the model.  I still haven't started the chassis or engine yet.  More to come. DSC04942_zps7519ce07.jpg



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Man that is great work, you would never know, I would of just been out of luck.

Good job



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

Started working on the chassis and I am totally lost when it comes to fuel lines, hoses, electrical and so forth on these cars.  I used yellow wire for spark plug wires and now every reference I find has red wires. Too late!!!   Having a hard time finding good reference material.  Any help would be appreciated.   Here are a couple of progress pictures.  Thanks for looking.  DSC04977_zpsc935bb23.jpgDSC04978_zpsc723a467.jpg



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:49 AM

Just got this one out today for an attempt to finish it this year.  Installed window glass so far.  Some more small details and hopefully it will be done.  Wish me luck! Trying to get my photos ready for the end of the year showing like we did last year.  Hope you guys are ready!


Edited by rmvw guy, 19 December 2013 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:02 AM

Nice repair job and the build looks great. 

In my sick and twisted mind I would of used that body for a build depicting a sneezed blower. B)



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

Nice save with on that body. You'd never know there had ever been a problem.....but, as they say, "It's no hill for a climber." Great job.

Later-