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#1 Geno

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

Some final details and getting the front, hood and rear installed and it'll be ready for the Toledo show. It's been a long road but I'm happy with it. Sorry for the poor pics, I was hoping to have it finished today but daylight ran out before I could get outdoor shots. Hopefully I'll have it finished tomorrow or Monday.[ :)]
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#2 blunc

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

that's a nice looking engine bay.

 

I do have one thing to point out (having actually owned a Ponco), those radiators don't have a mold line on the top tank.

 

but that ram-air foam looks right on!

 

good luck at the contest, if you don't win the class you'll at least give the judges some difficult choices. :)



#3 Monty

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

that ram-air foam looks right on!

 

Gene, would you mind telling us what paints & techniques you used to achieve that finish? 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

Looking Good, and best of luck at the show.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:59 PM

Nice looking GTO so far. Great stance and love the white interior..



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

FANTASTIC build Gene!!   :D  



#7 Erik Smith

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:58 AM

Wow - that's about the best foam ram air thing I have seen in scale!  How did you do it?



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:01 AM

Lookin' good !



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:02 AM

Beautiful build! That engine bay looks great! Really like what you did for the foam air cleaner.  Good luck @ the show.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:47 AM

that's a nice looking engine bay.

 

I do have one thing to point out (having actually owned a Ponco), those radiators don't have a mold line on the top tank.

 

but that ram-air foam looks right on!

 

good luck at the contest, if you don't win the class you'll at least give the judges some difficult choices. :)

Oops, LOL. I've tried to get all the details down and there's one I missed and didn't give it a second glance. Chalk it up to inexperience. This is only my second build in the last 20 years. I'll have to pull that and fix it. Hopefully I can get it back out. :unsure:



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:55 AM

Gene, would you mind telling us what paints & techniques you used to achieve that finish? 

Hi Monty,

 I painted the car with Testors Model Master Honduras Maroon which is the same paint code as Pontiac's Marimba Red. I sanded, primed and applied 2 coats of color and 2 coats of Testors wet look clear, I then wet sanded it with 6000, 8000 & 12000 sanding cloth and hand rubbed it out with Turtle Wax polishing compound and finished it off with a good coat of Turtle Wax Ice. As for the foam air cleaner, it's from a GMP scrap diecast GTO as are several other parts, yes this is a kitbash between a kit and a diecast. That's also where I got the tires and rims. :)


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:04 AM

That's looking VERY good ... especially the engine bay!



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:21 AM

That looks great, I love the ram air set up, it really sets that engine compartment apart.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:22 AM

That looks incredible. Your Rally II wheels are fantastic!!!!!



#15 Geno

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

It is finished and posted Under Glass now. Thanks all for the encouragement.  :)