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Custom Mike

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    Whiteville, NC
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    Olaf Magnusson Dieter Albert McGuffin Smith...Jr

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  1. Excellent work on the wheel wells, and I'd say you captured the funky paint scheme pretty nicely!
  2. So far, so good! I know you plan on the original paint scheme, but what about the engine and chassis? Stock or something more?
  3. Very nice for a first build Louis, and a great kit to start on. I built one about 10 years ago and had problems with the rear bumper fit also, but mine was related to the side windows. I rebuilt it a few years ago and cut the windows loose, trimmed them to fit flush, and it went together beautifully the second time around. Remembering to wash the body was something I learned the hard way, just like you did. It'll become the first thing you do eventually, but you've got to train yourself to do it!
  4. This should be an interesting build, and you're using my favorite filler too, I'm in!
  5. This is one of those kits I never bought, looking at the three you've done, i wish I had!
  6. Looks good so far Mike, and some great mods so far. I just picked this one up today, mainly for the tires! What did you do to the body that needed correcting? I may go Pro-Mod, or factory stock Road Runner, I'm not sure yet. But it'll get the same engine swap you've done for sure!
  7. Super clean work Bob, that looks awesome! Seeing the body color on the blower, bug catcher & valve covers reminds me of why I always thought it looked cool...when you can pull it off like you did, it's a killer touch!
  8. This must be an older build, or you've imitated the way we built 'em before PE parts and aftermarket stuff, just use what's in the box. Very nicely done either way!
  9. If those are home-made decals, I need to know how you did it so cleanly...they look better than most kit manufacturer's decals! Oh, and a nice touch with the point in front of the 44, very cool!
  10. I feel fortunate that I have a relatively close (78 miles away) Hobby Shop that is 100% old-school. Hayes Hobby House in Fayetteville, NC, is absolute heaven. RC, Trains, and model kits, and a staff that is incredibly good with what they sell, because they are actual builders, not just people out to make a buck off of you. If you're ever in the Fayetteville, NC area, stop on in and tell 'em Mike sent ya!
  11. Thanks guys, another way to empty my already pained wallet! Oh, and my name isn't any of the ones listed there, it's the tiny name above the link to my Fotki page. I posted all those names just to poke at the powers-that-be over having your name on your profile. So I made a bunch of names up and put 'em there for fun...and I find it hilarious that I've been called Olaf a few hundred times too!
  12. Looks good so far, this one is on my must-have list!
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