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  1. Plugging away at this ghost busting hot rod! Cut out this body detail to be relocated later. Then used some new bench tools to open up the rear quarters for the big drag tires. Never cut tire openings before. It's far from perfect but it's something I can work with. Need to adjust the ride height but she has the basic stance. Trying to keep the transformation simple but I'm getting fun ideas along the way. Also, my daughter has jumped on board and added more work to this project. 😄
  2. Well, Looks like I will be getting some new Nascar kits to build!
  3. Here's what I came up with at the bench last night.
  4. First time building a drag car. I had a Castrol Funny Car kit that I wasn't really feeling but the engine was perfect to spice this build up. I'm just mocking it up and not sure how much of the engine to show through the hood. The more cool engine bits are seen the more I have to make the rest of the underhood look functional. I really like the big coils on the front of the engine but would it be weird to cut an odd shape hole to fit tight around just the engine that sits above the hood?
  5. I like your progress. That color will be perfect for this car.
  6. I'm interested to see how well this Protar F40 body goes together. Yet, exhaust system, all one piece.
  7. This car looks so good in colors other than red I'm surprised we don't see more done in unique colors. I have plans for a blue one as well and downloaded that same picture for reference. ? Really liking your progress and eager to see more!
  8. Does anyone offer a 4x4 conversion for Revell's 97 Ford F150 kits?
  9. Only one this yeah. Very busy with the new house. Built a mashup of movie concept Bumblebee and Transformers Edition Camaro.
  10. I've actually been into finding old kits lately that I enjoyed building before. It feels good re-building a kit that you remember being fun. Also seeing if it was as good as you remember it. It is good way to get a visual mark on your progression as well. A few that I've completed. (even have my original builds to compare) Aoshima / AMT Back to the Future Delorean. Monogram / Revell 1:32 Ferrari F40 Jeff Gordon Dupont Monte Carlo
  11. Your F40 is looking great. Keep up the awesome work!
  12. Good decision on the wheels. The carbon fiber panels add a really nice contrast. I also dig the two tone interior.
  13. You could also try baby oil. I had something similar to what you're describing happen on this Porsche when I taped it to paint the trim. Rubbed it with a Tshirt scrap soaked with baby oil and voila!
  14. Had to make a large lap around the metro yesterday but was able to visit 3 hobby lobby stores. One was cleaned out but left the other two with a couple of kits and lots off paint!
  15. Built this one a few years ago. AMT/Aoshima kit, very fun to build!
  16. I'm in the process of building a Tamiya F40. Looking through all my reference pictures I know what you're talking about. What I did is pick up some Scale Motorsports Clear carbon fiber decal sheets. They have a carbon fiber pattern and the negative space is whatever color you paint the part. Then you just paint the parts different shades of yellow or grey and apply the carbon fiber pattern with the decals.
  17. NNL North is less than a month away! I'm hoping to have a couple builds wrapped up and ready to show. Anyone else planning on attending?
  18. Was shopping for kits with the niece and nephew. I told them to find a car they think would be cool to drive in real life and then we could build their model how they would if they owned the real thing. My mom points to the Camaro and says, "That's the one I would drive." Well me being me, when someone tells me about a nice car I always have to ask, "Yeah, but what color?" And that is how my next project came to be! I just missed her birthday so it'll be a belated gift. Using AMT's snap version of the car to build up quick. It is a very nice kit. Good looking body and stance, with plenty of detail in the chassis and interior to pick out with a brush. Started with hot rod grey primer. Then a base coat of Testors One Coat "Graphite Dust". Interior with be a Black/Grey combo. Wheels are soaking in whitewall bleach. They will be dark as well. I'm not often a fan of black wheels but I think with this color they have to be darker. More to come soon!
  19. Yeah that didn't come across quite like it was supposed to. Within the selection that is on sale, most are in that price range.
  20. Stopped by Hobby Lobby tonight and they are clearancing a bunch of kits. Most automotive kits going for $6.75 - $7.50 each!
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