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  1. Mike, Get you some evergreen tube and put some wire in it . it will allow you to bend it wih less chance of breaking it and will also make it keep its shape instead of just tryin g to return when you let go of the bend. Hobby Lobby is now selling evergreen styrene ,tubes, strips, sheets and other shapes. Wallow out the end of the tube with a #11 blade to make the tube more thin walled to model real aluminum or steel tubing.
  2. Looking great, Mike. Like how your upgrading the chassis. The body looks ready for paint. I will stay tuned.
  3. Thanks, Pierre. It was fun but the hard part will be getting the body to mate to the interior. Nothing fits on this kit. You were smart to use the Revell kit for your beautiful 63 Junior Johnson build. Thanks again.
  4. Wow, Mike. Really turned out Awesome. I was trying to picture in my mind what it looked like from our discussions, since we are using the same kit, and It looks much better then anything I could imagine. The metallic paint came out great and the cleanliness of build is super too. Really great build from a very challenging kit that nothing seems to fit right on. A build to be proud of.
  5. The interior is done. Parts of it are attached to the body and will mate with the interior in the final assembly. The black knob in the middle of the dash is the washers for the windshield. It might be some kind of manual pump kind of deal. Not really sure. All the items on the middle dash had little labels made from one of those dial up label makers they had back in the day telling what each item was for. The two guages were temperature guages. One for the engine oil and one for the differential oil. needless to say, I could not model the little black labels. That's way above my pay grade.
  6. Excellent build. Do you have any details about the paint used and the decals and anything else I forgot to mention. Again, a very beautiful, flawless build.
  7. Thanks, guys. Like I said somewhere else, they are just something quick to fill up the seat. I'm sure p.e. stuff would look a lot better. Pierre the interior paint is Vallejo. I mixed 5 silver drops with 3 dark blue drops. then of couse i mixed in 8 drops of medium thinner. It really came out pretty close to the real color which i will post at the end. I'm going to try to find a small box today to put my index cards in with the paint info I derive from mixing paints like you showed in your tutorial.
  8. Pierre, I was going to do a step by step but I figured you had figured them out for yourself, but below is the step by step how i do them. I use 1/8 inch art tape for the actual belt and all the hardware is made from a styrene strip .010 inches thick and a little under 1/8 of an inch wide. I cant remember the exact number but its close to a little under .125 inches. The photos are in order from top to bottom. The last picture is the start of the adjuster. It just needs to have some little cadillac fins added to it.
  9. That looks awesome ,Bill. Like you said it looks perfect. Sometimes it so good that lights and things above get reflected on the surface of the model and appear to be flaws in the paint. But nothing could be further from the truth. See those things right below the c.I. on your fender? They are reflections of the chrome buttons on your microwave.
  10. Looks like whoever built the model from the magazine mounted the front wheels off center a little to get them centered in the wheel openings. I wonder if thats an engineering problem from the model company or an error in building the front suspension by the builder. By the way Josh, you are doing an awesome job on everything. Really like your seat belts.
  11. Well, Mike . If its anything like your Mustang, its going to be awesome.
  12. Sounds good. Looking forward to seeing it. Let me know where you post it.
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