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  1. The Monogram Superbird wing is out of scale. It is too tall and too narrow at the top. The JoHan wing is actually in scale for both manufacturers. This is the Monogram Superbird with JoHan wing.
  2. I’m going with the small block Chevy in the kit but without the blower. Single 4 barrel, like what would have come out of a donor car. With a chrome oil pan added and chrome air cleaner. Automatic.
  3. I Z’d the frame in the rear and removed two leafs from the front to bring the whole car down a bit. I’m liking the stance!
  4. What paint did you use on the motor? Looks really good!
  5. Finally got back on my Superbird build! This kit started out as a Johann kit that I added the correct Coronet fenders to. I glassed in the nose and painted it B5 blue recently. Last night I added the wind deflectors from the Monogram kit.
  6. Snake, the Superbird wasn’t calling to me last time around.... can I get an extension?
  7. So now, after standing out a couple little imperfections in this, what I now call Hawaiian punch Paint, I need a little more paint. I go back to my hobby shop and pick up another can or two of TS 36. After the first pass, I knew something was up! Those of you who said my original account was missed labeled were correct! The trials and tribulations of Model building! So maybe this will be my Petty car after all!😂 God help me if I have to touch this paint up in anyway!
  8. Excellent work! I especially love the motor in yellow! What yellow did you use?
  9. Thanks for all of the feedback guys! You’re right, it needs to be over white primer. Here is my spoon test. The first picture is one light coat over each primer. This next picture is after two more coats. The spoon with white primer looks closer to the color of the cap than it does in the picture.👍 While I was at it, I did the blue for the Petty car too. The picture below was one coat. This last picture is after several coats. My “Take away” from all this is to do spoon tests with paints I’m unsure about! Great feedback guys! Thanks!
  10. Thank you! I just added a couple more pictures.Thank you! I just added a couple more pictures.
  11. So this morning I broke open a can of Tamiya TS-36 fluorescent red. I laid a light coat down over gray primer. It looked purple. (As seen here on the paint stand) I had warmed up the can, so it went on real light. I’ll let that flash and then started putting on slightly heavier coats. Something did not seem right. The more paint I put on, the more it went from purple to blood red. I was hoping for Richard Petty’s vermilion red. Not quite. But it came out too nice to take the paint off and start over. As luck would have it I have the Hawaiian punch decals. So I guess this will be the Hawaiian punch car now. I’m going to have to do some testing on spoons to get this color situation straightened out. Is it possible that the wrong color is in the can? Has this happen to anyone? Your thoughts are appreciated thank you!
  12. I also see that the 74 Camaro has the same interior pattern. And I have a couple of those to use on my project.
  13. So you sourced the insides from something else?
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