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  1. Will start decaling today, if possible. The model is finally finished, except for a final blue touch up, right before the future goes on.  Got my next build ordered yesterday. Looking forward to something completely different.

  2. 2 hours ago, Pierre Rivard said:

    Thanks Mark. Good news is there are no brush marks to deal with but the shapes of these bodies will require caution at the polishing stage to avoid cut throughs.

    Great news on the no brush strokes. I wasn't as lucky on the Jarrett ford. But it did turn out better than my first 2 attempts. Maybe someday I will get to the no brush stroke place I want to be in.

  3. Just installed the tire/wheel assemblies. Futured the decal sheets so they will be ready to use when I get to that point. Still need to make the hood and deck pins and touch up the exhaust ports. Oh yes, and there's always the windshield and back glass brackets. I'm glad my next build will be exclusively oob, and I mean that sincerely. Hoping to order the kit Monday. 

  4. Made and installed the rear-view mirror and tomorrow I will paint it and then I can assemble the sub-assemblies . After that I just need to paint and put the tire/wheel assemblies together and add the firestone decals. after that I can install the tire/wheels and then just do some mop up work here and there and be finished.

  5. Thanks. Pierre. the deck lid tie down is the first photo below cut the right length and then the 32 guage wire is tied to the ends of the material and fashioned into a hook. You then hook it to a convenient place in the license area and loop it over a .020 rod that is glued right above the thunderbird emblem, The material is elastic so it works just lie a real Bunji cord would work. Both items are available at hob lob.



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  6. 42 minutes ago, JDB said:

    Do you ever sell your work? This is my grandfathers car - if so, jdbeauchamp5@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the inquiry, Joey.  I sold a model to Tom Pistone's daughter and always regretted it. These are like good memory's in my life and to sell them for money just doesn't feel right.  And to give them away doesn't feel right either, I did a lot of research on this build and found out how your grandfather was not treated well by Nascar, which I'm sure you are aware of. This car actually was the first winner of the Daytona 500. I've seen othe builds of this car and if you do a lot of research you can probably find a guy who is willing to sell his model. Take care and I wish you luck in your search. There might even be a diecast out there of it.

  7. Thanks, Mike. They actually were pretty shiny at the start of the season but after a while they weren't so shiny anymore. Back then a lot of the competitors used the same car all season. They didn't have a fleet of cars like they do today.

  8. This group of pictures is after polishing with the Novus. you can't really see too much difference between the last group of pictures but in person the finish does seem smoother and more reflective then after the clear alone. I think the future will improve it just a little bit better. We shall see. When I get the model completely finished, I will mix up a batch of blue and touch up the little, tiny chips that always appear after the model is completely finished. The chips are so tiny they are barely discernable. I will probably need a sharpened toothpick to apply the paint to them.







  9. 37 minutes ago, Pierre Rivard said:

    Looks fine on there pictures. Look forward to see it polished and decaled.

    Thanks, Pierre. I think when its finally finished it will look okay. The future floor finish always tends to make things look better. 

  10. 5 hours ago, Pierre Rivard said:

    I hope you find a way through this issue and not lose this great build. PM me if there is anything I can do to help.

    Thanks, Pierre, but I think it's going to be good as its gonna get and I'm going to finish this baby. I've put too much work in it to scrap it now, even if it needs to be. Just hold your nose when you look at the final pictures. 

  11. The completely different, which was daubing the paint, did not work at all, so I just mixed up another batch of blue and thinned it 150% and the paint flowed much better. I will lightly sand and then put another coat of clear which I will thin 100 % and then try the polishing step again. The directions for the clear say to thin it sparingly, whatever that means. 

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