Cobrawannabe

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  1. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic 64 Ford Fairlane gasser   

    It's not too often you see brightwork that perfect. Stunning build of one of my all-time favorites.
  2. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Thanks for the tips! What do you mean by body breaks?
  3. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it as well!
  4. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Any input is, of course, welcomed. I'm still new to the extreme body work thing, so any tips or tricks would be very helpful.
  5. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    I got one of the front flares started tonight. Overall, I'm pretty happy with how everything is coming along.






  6. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    I sanded down the putty, taped the tail panel into place, and took some pics that showcased the change in width.








  7. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    I decided that I wasn't going to call it quits until I had one corner at least in rough putty tonight. Mission accomplished with a test fit.










  8. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   



    And filing. And sanding:


    This is where I wound up:

  9. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Well, the Fujimi wheels showed up today. Uh, I had absolutely no idea how gigantic they'd be, so I guess things got a bit real. I've decided to hack the car up and box flare it to accommodate a full set of the front wheels, I'll be ordering a second set of complete it. Here are the pics:

    Before I decided to flare the car, I tried stretching the stock Revell tires over the Fujimis just for kicks. There was way too much stretch, and the rears poked so far I didn't even bother taking pictures.


    So, I started hacking:


    And gluing:


    And trimming:




    And gluing some more:

  10. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic cgvette   

    Ride height, weathering, wheels, pretty much everything: PERFECT.
  11. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Thanks! I've always loved the EXP, such an awesome little oddball!

    I really should do something, but I'm crashing at my parents' place for a short while until I get back on my feet after an apartment fire, so I'm probably just going to keep being EXTREMELY careful for the time being hahaha.

    Not a huge amount of progress was made today, but I did lay down the color! This one's taking shape rather quickly.








    Five coats of Tamiya TS-1, which I did not realize was flat until I sprayed it. Will a lot of color sanding and glossy clear change that? Also, I'd like to maybe find a tinted clear to darken it a touch, any suggestions?

  12. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Mocking it all up and checking ride height. I'd like to get it lower.













  13. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Took care of a bunch of progress tonight, got about three hours of work in. Lowering the car has been greatly expedited by the purchase of a file set, I can't believe I did anything without them! Here's what I got done:

    -Finished painting and assembling drivetrain.
    -Finished painting the interior, sans the front seats and steering wheel, which are being ordered from The Parts Bin.
    -Set rear ride height
    -Installed rear subframe and control arms.
    -Set front ride height
    -Mocked up overall ride height, may consider lowering the front more, but that depends on the tire size of the Fujimi wheels, which STILL haven't shown up.
    -Detail painted engine bay with the exception of the tank and reservoir caps, which will be painted copper.
    -Mocked up front and rear bumpers/valances, finalized fitment.

    The pics!

    Paint:


    Dialing in ride height, it wound up going lower.




    Interior: Seats are flat brown, trim is copper, all else is flat black or the molded black plastic color because that matches the factory finish so well.


    Engine bay


    Engine and transmission together, detailing done.


    A better interior shot


    Rear suspension glued in

  14. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic My First Build in Years (Weird Stuff Inside)   

    Yeah, the rear end was cake, and I don't think the front end will be too bad, either. It will be a tad tedious, though. Oh well, that'll keep me occupied while the wheels and resin trickle in. I'm going to order a pair of Recaro Trophy seats from TPB in the next couple of days, along with some turbo accessories and possibly a new exhaust exit/resonator.

    The wheels I'm using in mock-up are stockers from an R34 GTR X-Mod, they're just there for fender clearance and suspension height reference. I'll be using 15" Fujimi Techno Racing TV-Rs for the final build. Polished lips with copper centers.
  15. Cobrawannabe added a post in a topic Tamiya BRZ rocketbunny v2   

    I'm flabbergasted, this build is a work of art. You've really made me fall in love with an example of a car I'm not particularly fond of at all, and that takes a lot of doing.