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#1 booboo60

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

Well no blue max decals so started my Green Elephant 1/25, don Schumacher Revell 1994 donor kit. Slixx decals, going to wire out, an do fuel linkage, 1st time for blower linkage and cables. Lever cables, etc. I have the chassie 80% and plumb, need to do some detail work, ad'ed a few bar supports to make it level. Hate the 2 piece tires. So replacing them with solid wreankle wall slicks. But its off..thank for looking, and any tips or input will help!

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:32 PM

Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:59 PM

Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

Alan... This build is off to a great start. The chassis is looking great. I am looking forward to seeing more progress on this build.

Yep, count me in too!!  :D 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:18 AM

Looks really good so far Alan. Keep the updates coming.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

OUCH! Ok, The Elephant was going well, I put the first 2-3 mist coats on the car, and was looking good still, Then I went for the 1st cover coat, and..as it dried, I noticed the little bubbles forming in the hood and side, yup, Moisture in the air! So no, Its into the SUPER CLEAN, and its not working too good, been in about 20 hrs now, and just now started peeling off, Sucks, Ill post a pic from my cell phone in a bit,Agh..



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:43 AM

Here are the pics of the super clean not working so well, lol


Edited by booboo60, 01 February 2014 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:28 AM

Alan... Toss it  back into the purple pond and take a tooth brush and scrub it after it has set in it for a little while. I had done a body while back and it worked quite well for me.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:43 AM

SCRUBBING WITH GRAY OR WHITE SCOTCHBRITE WORKS GOOD ALSO



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

Alan,

 

You probably know this, but incase you don't, Competition Resins makes the correct '77 body for this car:

Here is the link:

http://www.compresin...product/CR-1031

 

You can also get the Crower injector here:

http://www.compresin...product/CRC-059

 

Also, spray a silver undercoat before you add the green.

 

--Dave



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:43 AM

Thank you all for support and tips. The body cleaned up nice, moving on. I have modified the rear end and made some extra supports and a oil break fluid tank, thanks for looking, will ad a cpl pic's if I can.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:39 AM

Picking up some candy green an silver today getting ready too lay a few coats down,

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

Thanks,Dave, I ordered both today, and the 8 port blower, going to be sweet. Lol

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:59 AM

Hey Alan what Blue Max Decals do you need?

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:24 AM

Any,lol. No..I need a set for the 70's mustang, ?

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:02 AM

I may have another set I'll check my stash and let you know, do you have a specific car your building the polar lights kit the Revell kit or the MPC kit or the mustang II

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

Have the rear break lines an booster in, also made a oil tank for the back too, will post a few pics if anyone wants too see an update, also, I got burnt on the blue max decals, have not heard a word. I have some off the wall old decals, maybe make up a sponsor just to finish it, lol take care all.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:20 AM

Update, found and ordered the correct 8 port hilborn blower and hat, also got the new fuel tank coming, going to finish the body buffing tonight and start decals, oh,,got the break lines and oil tank mounted and punmbed,

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

Little update Guys, The Green Elephant is coming along slow, But I did put the last "3rd coat of green down", now I'm back on the Former "Blue Max" Build, after 2sets of BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH decals, I went with a different guy, the thing bout buying Fred Candy decals, is Fred has been gone awhile now "rip" and some of his stock is Old, The last set I had cracked, "I EVEN Coated the last set" So now the B. Max, Is the "Keeling and Clayton Mustang F/c, It was a close fit, only had too change a cpl things, Will post a few pics later, I'm now waiting on the Hilborn8 port Blower setup I ordered about 8 days ago, should be here soon, Just wanted to update, take care an Happy Building, Oh,,,I also grabbed a 1/16 Keeling and Clayton TF Dragster for $34.99, heck of a deal,



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:13 AM

Here is the keeling and Crayton fc, this was the set back kit, now,,back too the green elephant,.[attachment=50154:IMAG0208.jpg][attachment=50155:IMAG0218.jpg][attachment=50156:IMAG0216-1-1.jpg][attachment=50157:IMAG0207-1.jpg]