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  1. I can already tell it's going to be a winner, Pierre. That metallic blue looks awesome already and not the hint of a brush stroke.
  2. Man, that's the exact kit I need. I could just build it OOB and be a happy guy. Only trouble is its 1/24 scale, and my Grand Sport is 1/25th.
  3. Thanks for the heads up, Randy, Luckily, I had already installed the right door window before I started to decal. I had to trim the left roof rail decal because it is made to go with only half the left roof top strip being there. I fixed my roof strip because I couldn't leave it like that. Just didn't look right.
  4. No more photos in the wip because it will give away the car I'm doing, if you haven't already figured it out. I'd say I've got a little less than 50 % of the decals on the model. You have to be careful because, some decals go on top of other decals. I have most of the hood done and all of the roof and part of the doors if it had doors. The hard ones will be the nose going on to the ft fenders stretching all the way to half of the top of the doors. Also, the lower rear panel decal that goes on to both quarter panels. These decals are so thick that the micro sol takes a while to work on them to get them to lay down properly. It's very labor-intensive work.
  5. I can see what you're saying, Jason. There's no way you could stay mad at that wonderful puppy dog for more than just a few seconds. What an awesome dog you've got there.
  6. Now I don't even know if I want to attempt it. Sounds way above my pay grade.
  7. Good news on finding another hood. Now maybe your dog can get out of the doghouse.
  8. Wow, Pierre. That chassis and engine look awesome. I wonder why they used such a small air cleaner. Makes the 427 look that much bigger. You can see why the brakes had a hard time wowing down these babies. I still have this car on my bucket list to pair with the Penske Grand Sport I made a while back. Way in the future though.
  9. Finally ready to decal. Hopefully I can get the decal that wraps around the top of the seat on with the seat installed. Don't think I can break that baby loose from the floor.
  10. They had 1/24 scale drivers in the old nascar kits from the early 2000's, I think, but they looked like Mannequins from a department store. And they look way too big if you try to use them in a 1/25 scale car. I tried toc cut one down and use it for a 63 Chevy I built, but he still looked way too big.
  11. Wow, Pierre, this is going to be another great build. Looking forward to more updates.
  12. Thanks, I will have to check the 427 Cobra out. You should really try your hand at one of these. I'm sure you could knock one of these right out of the park. It's funny that with all of the excitement about these kits coming out there are very few finished builds to look at.
  13. Thanks Randy. Looks like I will be gluing my body to the chassis. Again, your builds are awesome. Sorry it took me so long to find them.
  14. Excellent job on all three of your builds. So, you opted out on gluing the chassis to the body. I was hoping I would not have to either. Did the 4 inch rear spoiler come in your kits or did you have to scratch build them. They all look perfect. Again, Excellent job on all three of your builds.
  15. Thanks. Pierre. Paint is not that great, but I'm hoping the future will bail me out along with all the decals that cover most of the body. Where are you posting the wip on the light blue car? I would like to check it out.
  16. After I posted the photo above, I realized the left top corner of the windshield had popped up. I went back and fixed it. Did any of you guys use shoe goo? I figured there was no way I could use that and not make a tremendous mess, but it probably would hold the glass down. I used that canopy watch crystal glue.
  17. Installed the glass. Not fun at all. Hope it stays in.
  18. Thanks, Steve. But it still needs some work. Yes, I'm committed to brush painting. It's been cold and rainy here for the last week. If it wasn't for brush painting, I would not have got any painting done.
  19. This is the first coat of Model masters gloss clear acryl brushed on the body. Need to polish it with 6000, 8000, and 12000 polishing pads. And probably put on another coat.
  20. Here is the final coat of black. Next up will be the gloss clear acryl and polishing with 6000,8000, and 12000 grit polishing cloths and hope I don't go through to primer.
  21. I was looking at the decal sheets and to my joy, I realized that most of the body will be covered up with the decals. in fact, the whole roof and side roof panels are completely decals. The only thing thats going to be seen much is the hood and parts of the door. so, I just need to really concentrate on making the paint extra smooth there.
  22. Looks awesome, Mack. Love all the extra added goodies you put in her. Cant wait to see the body being processed.
  23. Sanded the first coat down and then hit it with another coat using a more satin black. Product I used is in the last picture. I will lightly sand this trying, not to go through to the primer and then hit it with an acrylic gloss clear. I will then polish that and see what I have.
  24. The pictures below are body ready for primer, body primed and the last two are first coat of black paint.
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