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#1 JollySipper

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

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This will be my first in-progress to show you guys. Nothing too fancy, just an out-of-box build, although I do have some P-51 decals that I am going to try to use. Updates as I progress, and any comments or suggestions are welcome!



#2 Trans Am Erik

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

that's a good start, keep it up.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:51 AM

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Here's a little progress. Got the basis of the engine together, and the grill and bumpers I've chosen to use. Also here you can see how I'm going to try to carry the aircraft theme into the interior..... ^_^ 



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

I'm a HUGE Merc fan,and have built a few of these kits (a big fan of these kits too,obviously,LOL),looking forward to more,my friend,a big +2 on the off to a good start! :D



#5 JollySipper

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:39 AM

Thank you guys for showing an interest! Painting on the engine now, should have pics soon....



#6 JollySipper

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

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I was a busy boy today and got the engine done! I'm kind of enjoying showing in-progress pics, as it's making me cut less corners than I usually do on a build. I will have more progress in a day or so...... :) 



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:20 PM

Engine looks good,Brother! Looking forward to it ( "I will have more progress in a day or so...... :)" ),you're doing fine on it :D



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Nice start!. I can't wait to see it with the decals added!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:32 PM

nice !! and i think the aircraft theme would look great with those decals :) any pics of those ??



#10 JollySipper

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

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Got a small update, guys! Managed to get a few decals on... a star on each door, a small horse on the trunk, and what you can see here. I'll be doing some work on the chassis today!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:54 AM

Your workmanship looks very clean. Love the lightening-holes on the interior panels. What did you use to get that spectacular gloss on the wheels?



#12 JollySipper

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for the compliment, Ace... the paint on the wheels is just Rust-oleum Regal Red over some gray primer, the same paint I am painting the frame with..... ^_^ 



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

Well it looks good to me too :)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

I'm really liking this.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

It needs some nose art,maybe a pin-up girl on the front fender.

 

What might look cool too is a bright red hood.

 

What I think would look cool is a checker board hood.

 

Another suggestion.Black and white stripes on the roof.



#16 JollySipper

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the comments fellas! Means a lot!

 

Raymond, there is a small pin-up girl on the nose, and I think the driver (or pilot!) would be distracted by a red hood.... ;) 



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

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Got a small update for you guys... Except for adding the rear shocks, the chassis is done! I even attached the steering sector and master cylinder. Now all I need to do is paint the belly pan, some other little odds and ends, then I can start putting this thing together! 



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

i like it way much :D



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

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Here's a better shot of the frame, which is now attached to the pan.... still gotta get those rear shocks on!  ^_^ 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

Chassis looks great!