The Road Runner is finished. I did have a bit of an Aaargh! moment when one of the tail lights fell out and was rattling around in the body. Luckily it came out and I was able to refit it after removing the rear bumper. I'm pleased with how it turned out and it will look good on the shelf.
I had a nice surprise at my local model club meeting this afternoon when I was asked by one of the more senior members if I built older stuff like Model T Fords. When I said yes he produced this from under the table.
I can't remember how long he said he'd had it but looking at the box, instructions and decals it was quite a few years.
I checked the parts when I got home and it looks like the stock 'T' has been built, probably back in the day but all the parts for the chopped coupe are still there so I'm happy.
I did ask if he wanted anything for it. When he said no I said that I'd get it built and bring it in to one of the future meetings.
Good to hear that your Mother could be coming home soon, it can't be much fun being in hospital on your birthday.
The engine is finished and has been installed.
As you can see the chrome steelies have been painted black. I'll be adding the dog dish hubcaps later. With the dark blue paint and black interior it looks like it should be in the 'Sleeperball'. The chrome parts should brighten things up a bit.
Sorry to hear about the paintwork Bruce, hope it turns out OK next time.
Great work so far guys, it looks like quite a few will be finished before the deadline. I've got some more done this morning. The engine is painted and nearly ready to go in. The rear suspension/exhausts have also been fitted.
The body has been given a few coats of Tamiya Racing Blue. It doesn't look too bright indoors but out in the sunlight it looks a lot better.
I'm off to my local model club meeting for a couple of hours, more later.
I've been thinking about joining in with this since it was announced. I have built a couple of curbside kits in 24 hours before so I've decided to give it a go. I'll be bringing some classic Mopar muscle to the table in the shape of a Monogram Road Runner.
I don't know how far I'll get with it in a weekend but it'll be interesting to find out.