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Greg Pugh

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About Greg Pugh

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  • Birthday 12/30/1976

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  • Location Seaside OR
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  1. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    The body is now all in primer and is one final wet-sanding away from being ready for paint.

  2. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Sorry for disappearing on this. My mom had a minor heart attack right after my last update and needed to have a triple bypass done so I had to go help the folks out while she was going through all of that. She is home now and doing well so I'm back at this.
    I started by spending some more time getting the front end sorted out.

    The front frame rails were covered with sink holes (see black marks) so I had to get them filled in and cleaned up.

    Then I moved onto the rear bumper. Not quite as much work here but still required some work just the same. In the picture below, you can see that the bumper was too wide for the body and protruded out. No way that would've flown with the real car as this would've created some drag.


  3. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I was pleasantly surprised at how little work the body needed in the way of clean-up. Everything else in the box is a different story however. Mold lines and sink marks are in no short order. When installing the nose piece, there were basically five things that needed to be lined up. Working our way from the top...the top of the fender to the top of the nose piece, the body line, the indention line at the lower portion, the lower edge, and lastly the left to right adjustment to the fender so that it was as smooth as possible. It seemed that no matter how I wiggled it around, I was only going to get maybe two or three of the five if I was lucky. So I picked the lesser of the evils, got it as close as possible and attached it with epoxy. As you can see in the first pic, the upper body line does not match up and the top of the nose piece is too high in relation to the fender. What you can't see is that the lower edge of the nose piece hung down too far and didn't line up with the lower portion of the fender but that's because I'd already fixed it before remembering to take the picture.

    In this picture, you can see that I have fixed the top of the fender and the upper body line. There's still some work to be done here but I wanted to get it in primer to aid with being able to see where things were.

    I wasn't ready to prime the whole body yet so I only sprayed the front.

  4. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I wanted to install the nose and rear bumper onto the car before painting it. Problem is, that the nose covers a small portion of the core support (if that's what it's called in this application) when installed and it looked like it would be a bear to mask and paint afterward. So, I decided that I'd paint it now, then mask it off when I go to paint the car's body.

    So first, I masked off the body and painted the area flat black.

    Then, I masked off the flat black and painted the center section in Model Master's Aluminum Plate

    And this was the outcome.

  5. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Sorry fellas, I was hoping for a hat too but my wife didn't get me one. Lol
  6. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    The quality of the chrome on the tree was pretty horrible. Everything on it will be painted or shot in alclad anyways so I stripped it all. I will probably have the wheels replated.
    I also got the heads installed, all seams sanded smooth, and I got the engine/trans combo and oil pan shot in primer.

  7. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic Monogram '66 Chevelle.   

    Wow! A lot of work there but it looks like you've got it under control!
  8. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    Well, we're underway. I cracked open the box tonight. Had a cool little flood of memories looking over everything. Like a good boy, I'm starting with step one.
    First modification from being box stock is that the oil pan needs to be stripped of it's chrome.

  9. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic My 2016 in pictures   

    It's nothing special really but it works. It was a lap-style TV tray that my wife was going to throw out. I had an idea and saved it. I made the shelves out of Home Depot yard sticks and installed them in the underside of the tray. It's not quite big enough for what I need but it's proved to be quite handy. I will probably be building something similar but larger sometime in the near future.

  10. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I'm pretty excited to get started. Thank you!
  11. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic My 2016 in pictures   

    Thank you all!
  12. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic Revell VW Beetle 1500 Convertible   

    Some really nice work going on here!
  13. Greg Pugh added a post in a topic My 2016 in pictures   

    And here's my model room as of today...

  14. Greg Pugh added a topic in Under Glass   

    My 2016 in pictures
    Well, model-wise, 2016 wasn't all that productive. I got only one done. The reason for that, is that 2016 was majorly productive in other areas. I bought out my business partner so my wife and I are sole owners of our restaurant now and we bought a house. The house is an older home that needs a lot of work, which also takes a lot of my time, but it will be our dream home and we couldn't be happier. And although I only got one model done, I managed to get my new model room about 80% completed. This is the first time that I've had my own space that I didn't have to share, whether it be a home office, spare bedroom, etc. This room is all mine and it's only for model building! It has been so much fun getting it all set up and put together. And with the big accomplishments of 2016 in the rearview mirror, and my new space to build, I'm hopeful that 2017 will be an epic year for building!
    Here's my only build for the year. It's a Revell Lil' John Buttera '27 T Touring car. I built it to replicate the box art. Fun little build.

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  15. Greg Pugh added a topic in NASCAR   

    #11 Darrell Waltrip 1984 Monte Carlo WIP
    I need another project like I need a hole in the head but this one had to get started. Yesterday was my 40th birthday. I wanted to post but got too busy and didn't have the opportunity. My grandparents are/were very special to me. We lost grandpa 27 years ago but grandma is still with us. On my 10th birthday, knowing how much I loved model cars, my grandparents bought me a model kit for my birthday. I put it together and did a fairly good job from what I remember anyways. Lol. I thought it would be cool to buy another one and take another run at it as an adult. We're in the middle of renovating our home so progress might be a bit slow but I wanted to start this thread as close to my birthday as possible.
    So here's me on December 30, 1986 and me again on December 30, 2016

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