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LL3 Model Worx

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  1. I'll be sending prayers your way. Cancer may as well be the devil himself. I lost my dad 2 months ago to stage 4 liver cancer... he passed a week before his 49th birthday. Of course he had a whole myriad of other health issues and lifelong problems with alcohol and substance abuse. Y'all can beat it! Don't give up and fight like hell! I'll be rooting for you both! God, Good Doctors, and willpower can pull you through anything in high gear with a slipping transmission and a fouled spark plug!
  2. Sweet bass save! I recently added a new to my stable much to my wife's disliking. A new Charvel Pro-mod in "Shell pink". I have an original Charvel 375 deluxe in desert crackle that I love and an original model 2 that is getting some airbrush work done at the moment. Please excuse the mess... the Hobby room has been in a state of "reorganization" for a few months. I did get a new floor rack finally, just haven't found a good place to put it yet!
  3. Very cool. I like that color alot. The interior is also very clean.
  4. I'll gladly take some decals off your hands.
  5. Still working on it... unfortunately being out of work just allows the wife to "honey do" me to DEATH!! But, I have got the body practically done, just needs another veey mild round of cut n buff. I've currently been fighting with the dashboard and the exhaust, trying to bend styrene tubing is a pita! But the wheels are present and accounted for, and awaiting installation. I'm hoping for plenty of bench time this coming week, as my chore list has been cut down to manageable levels and the wife returns to work monday, so I should have ample time to produce some results!
  6. Fantastic job on the Cobra, it really turned out awsome!
  7. I FINALLY got a decent basecoat that isn't going to cause me any more nightmares... only took 3 attempts, trying a new painting method and products can be a pita some times. Now, I'm debating on wether to just polish it out or clear it and polish... I dont really want the dripping wet look, I want it to appear a bit more realistic. So I'm thinking on just doing a polish out and be done.
  8. You and me both.... I inquired months ago about these and turned up zilch. Best of luck!
  9. I prefer Tamiya... and different varieties of CA.
  10. Thanks. And that is solid advice, and 99% of the time I would have done just that... though I believe the problem itself was a result of my primer not being as smooth as I needed to begin with it went on kinda dry and I was being impatient. I just went ahead and slicked it all down and started over... I just got the black resprayed a few minutes ago and it turned out MUCH better. Gonna move to clear here in the next half hour or so.
  11. Update time. I've made some progress on the Daytona. I shot it with primer paint and clear (all duplicolor) and had exactly what I wanted until i burned through in a couple spots... so now it's been sanded and put in primer again and is awaiting black. Had to clean up some areas where I cut out the front headlight covers. Here I had to graft a peice onto the front of the dash to make a shroud for the gauge cluster, and I removed the ac vents and smoothed the top of the dash. After initial color coat I noticed a few places where my putty had shrank. The crossmember here is only for single exhaust as is the kit supplied exhaust system... I'm currently modifying both the frame and exhaust for a true dual exhaust configuration. Here, I have filled in the manual shifter boot, and made a spot for an automatic shifter. In the photo it looks like a large blob of plastic, I have since smoothed it down to look more integrated. All in all its coming together, hoping to shoot paint here in the next hour or so. Loving everyone's work so far, all looking very cool!
  12. Mine has started tonight... I'm itching and ready to build!! All tragedy aside this could prove the saving grace for my sanity...
  13. Consider yourself fortunate brother... I could still do some spot jobs here in my garage if I had to, but I'm honestly glad I don't do that kind of work anymore. My days of bondo dust are hopefully over... but then again if my regular job doesn't start back up I'll certainly resort back to it... I do happen to live in "hotrod heaven" after all.
  14. Well, we shutdown yesterday until at least the 6th. I'm still able to do some maintenance a few days a week so that's good. But the real good in this, I will FINALLY get some long overdue bench time! I plan on at LEAST getting my cannonball project done, I'll post some build progress soon!
  15. Bingo! This is a big ol case of "how much you wanna gamble" and subsequently "how much are you willing to lose". I'm confident that alot of this is way over hyped, however the I do not for a second believe that several nations would elect to send their economies strait to ruin if this weren't an existential crisis... I just can't see that. Greed is mighty powerful, but thus far this "pandemic" is proving to be stronger than greed in some instances. I honestly suspect that this is a much more severe problem than is being let on. Also, alot of folks are hung up on the "there's only x many cases here and there" and that's a croc. I would urge people to recognize those are only the cases we are aware of. I really hope this is just a host of irrational actions made by irrational actors, however something tells me we are headed for big trouble. As I said before, I hope everyone stays safe and healthy... Everyone's gonna feel this, sick or not.
  16. I heard this morning from a good source, that Honda and Ford are likely shutting down by monday... If so the big Denso plant here in town will be closing also. I think the faster everyone stops moving the faster this stuff goes away, but then again I'm no expert. I hope all you folks stay healthy and keep your families safe... Civil responsibility is so crucial right now, and I really hope people realize it, and make the necessary concessions to end this thing in as timely a manner as possible. It's obviously gonna hurt, it already has in alot of instances, but I personally feel, that we are all gonna have to hurt together for a while.
  17. The one thing I have learned from all this craziness is just how unbelievably selfish people can be... People with the "don't affect me" attitude that could literally extend this bs on for months on end because they simply refuse to just stay home or away from others. It's pretty sad when a store has a tractor trailer load of products and 5ppl buy the whole lot... and then those in need do without. And then, we have a parts manufacturing plant here that is doing absolutely nothing to combat it, and refuse to until ordered by the state (which has yet to happen)... Corporate greed at its finest...
  18. I should find out today if we are going to shut down... at this point I don't care either way, on one hand the money is nice, on the other "vacation" is VERY nice.
  19. If it comes to that I will. We will not make a definite decision until tomorrow, so maybe all will be ok... either way I'm gonna be perfectly fine, I could use a little RnR anyway.
  20. Probably gettin laid off in the next day or two... thanks Coronavirus! But, hey maybe I can get some bench time in on my mandatory unpaid vacation... Really wish someone would flip the crazy switch very definitively in th OFF position!
  21. I know it is tough, but please be patient... I too was in a similar situation and it was rectified beautifully. I'm sure you will get what you claimed.
  22. It did! And turns out I actually found the first one! The cats had knocked the baggie under my desk! I really appreciate them both, if you would like me to send you something in return, just say the word.
  23. I've got the slots... but don't have the matching tires or wheel backs if you are interested?
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