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  1. Superb weathering techniques Lin. That's a great representation of the plane. Congrats on a great job. cheers, tim
  2. Truly a lovely build Pascal. Your keen eye for details and execution of them is simply astounding. There is so much to absorb when looking at your photos and a BIG thank you for sharing the build step by step. Please be sure to share other builds you undertake or have built. Cheers, Tim
  3. Interesting to watch this build Sonny.......especially what you're doing with the paint. I too can't wait to see this one when completed. cheers, tim
  4. Quite the build that I've not been following Bruce but I'll rectify that......have to agree with you too that regarding the leather look on the seats, Chris Smith DOES have that knocked down. cheers, tim
  5. VERY nice looking car Ken. Congrats on her. cheers, tim
  6. Truly enjoying your build Charlie. Please keep the updates coming and thanks for sharing your techniques/methods. cheers, tim
  7. Nice touch Dave...........she looks great! cheers, tim
  8. Enjoying the build Jason and like many others I'm looking forward to your next update too. cheers, tim
  9. I had some catching up to do Ian. You've made great progress on it too...........sadly I'm not a facebook member and when I clicked on the latest links you posted I couldn't open them. Looking forward to you next post and on the colors / paint you're going to do as well. cheers, tim
  10. Any updates to share Matthew? The 3D valve cover renderings look great..........nice skills to have.......certainly would like to have that ability too. cheers, tim
  11. You've been busy Daniel and have made some great progress. I'm jealous. cheers
  12. Interesting build Ray.........I didn't even know that kit existed btw. cheers, tim
  13. Hi everyone, I just wanted to say thanks to each and everyone for checking in on the build (it's NOT dead I assure you) and also for the encouraging words & sentiments. I am seeing a doctor next week for my first evaluation(s). In the meantime I am doing "light" duty at the bench. In light of the tragedy unfolding in Florida with the hurricane, it's a quick reminder that I have NO problems and that I am only dealing with "inconveniences". Cheers to one and all! Tim
  14. Ian - We most certainly agree. Hopefully this one turns out as sweet as I envision it. Time will tell. cheers Francis - Thanks for the insights. I tried it quickly with a 2 flute 3/16" end mill at 1000 RPM........turned out perfect. More experimentation to come I'm sure but it works well. Now I know why you use it too in your builds. cheers Dave (Goatguy) always good to see you too.........June seems so long ago......we'll get together soon! Claude - Thanks for the heads-up. Funny that you mentioned that about the promo kit cars. The bodies DO feel different. I'll be cautious when cutting em' up as these Maverick kits are getting pricey. Art - I appreciate your support Art and I would hope I can be there. Not sure if I'll bring a car.....certainly won't be the Maverick unless there is a "work in progress" category. We'll see! Bruce - a sincere nod of appreciation too sir. Hope you follow along and that my progress on it picks up.......... So.........I've been "quiet" on the build as I've been having neck / arthritic issues that have prevented me by and large from moving ahead in a meaningful way. Short story of it.........numbness and a thousand needles in my hands at night......can't sleep.......can't get comfortable because of the pinching of the neck vertebrae on the nerves themselves. Seeing my doctor next week and will be getting surgical advice / options as I don't want to live with this anymore.....sadly, in 3 of the 5 types of surgeries I explored on-line, fusing of the spine is part of the deal. UGH! I don't want that of course. So, I do what I can do each day and right now I'm feeling a little better. Working on the mill or lathe creates "awkward" positions that irritate my neck so I thought I'd explore eventual paint options. This is NOT a Maverick as you can see and my masking job was quick and it shows. The good that came out of this little test was that I LOVE Splash Paints. Their product lays down so beautifully, color options are huge and their shipping and customer service is top notch. I'll definitely use their paint when it's time to paint the Maverick. Thanks to John Teresi for sharing a few tips with me that I were most helpful. The colors I chose are period correct "Ford Factory" colors btw. Cheers everyone! I just sprayed the 2K clear on the car an hour ago and the body was not polished at all........no orange peel either!
  15. Well, with the engine out of the way and on it's new stand (wink-wink Claude) I'm moving onto the body. But first........... Claude, I admit, the block off plates were the "lazy" albeit creative way of not having to make headers for it........remember, this is my "supposed" quick build. Chris Smith - Yes sir, long journey so far but still moving forward with her..........btw, your Ferrari is looking sweet! Daniel - I do admit there's a ton of effort in this build so far.........appreciate the acknowledgements & compliments. Francis - Well.......trust me I'll be spending some time looking at your truck again and what's possible in machining plastic. btw, what type end mill & speeds do you typically use when machining plastic? I know it'll melt at the blink of an eye......you need to try out the renshape material too........you'll love that stuff! Onto the bodywork - This pic is what I'm starting with from Johan .........I know it's a Dyno Don Mav but I don't like the scoop on this build at all. To be fair, my car is a few years down the road as Pro Stock developments go........... I found a great article with "Things to Come" as they applied to early 70's Pro Stock development. This pic gives an idea of where I'm going with this car -- back to the hood scoop.........this one on the "Super Shaker" Colt caught my eye and would work well with the big boss 494 What I've learned so far...........after messing around with making a wood buck and trying my hand at forming a brass scoop, I gave in and accepted that I'll NEVER be a Randy D. panel beater............some of my failed experiments So what do I do (he said to himself) well of course........machine it........well.......try to. This is one I did that has some mistakes on it but it did prove out that I could do it and that it will give me a good facsimile to the real one. The resin base is from the parts bin of some piece I bought a few years ago.........the base will be metal as well, the whole scoop will be made in 2 parts. the next several pics are just mock-up pics that will benefit me as I make copies of them and pencil and pen them to get the final look I want. I have a couple tools (long reach end mill and drill bits) coming to make the scoop. I have not had a tool break on me in a LONG time and I snapped 2 dremel drill bits while machining this piece........I was quite surprised to say the least. This profile pic gives a good idea but I will extend the base of the scoop by about 3 or 4mm.......remember, it's a boss 494 underhood. Lastly, I gathered up the CompResins Maverick body I bought from them 2 years ago and the 2 recent Mav Promo models I purchased in July as well. The resin hoodscoop at the bottom of this pic is a Futurattraction piece (well done btw) and of course the primer gray scoop that came with the car. All the bodies and bits are to help me "speed" (funny huh?) along with the bodywork. I can over cut doors, fenders & the trunk and then mix and match the bits for tight fits. Since I don't build many cars I figured I could spend the budget on these to help me out to get her done. Cheers to Everyone!!! tim
  16. Nice job and decision to cut out the trunk and door. Certainly will follow along. cheers, tim
  17. Nice to see the car & posts to date Brad. Can't wait to see what's coming. cheers, tim
  18. I love it Ian. That and the fact that you're sharing the thought process along the way. Looking forward to your next update. cheers, tim
  19. Great looking color with great accent colors as well. nice "J".........cheers, tim
  20. That detail inside will really add to the build. Great job on the tubs! cheers, tim
  21. I started this build Sept. of 19'...........almost 3 years now. Health issues and many other parts made along the way and I can finally set the engine aside as completed. I'm moving onto the body mods & clean-up now before crafting the final chassis bits & rails. I did order some Splash Paints based upon others recommendations here to see if they might be perfect for the Mav. The body mods planned required me to buy another Johan Mav (a cheaper promo model) so I can cut it up for panels etc. But first......... John Teresi - I'm blushing as I've never been called beautiful before. Ian - I have to disagree on the "clean engine" sentiment....you've never seen Dave's car and shop (comp1839)........spotless! Francis - Of course I agree with your sentiments and like everyone else I can't wait to see your next build........goooo Pro-Stock! Hakan & Jason - Thank you gentlemen! Dave (comp1839) - Always a smile when I get to visit. Plz. let me know when you've fired the new motor. I'll search for a vid of it. Now the pics.........warning, pic heavy.....a dozen! Cheers !! Tim In this pic you can see I media blasted the "cast" block for contrast and to simulate a 1:1 alum. block
  22. Still painting & detailing minor bits and pieces along with some painting ( I miss doing that, this has me really excited to start planning a paint scheme for the car ) I'm figuring another 4 or 5 days to finish it up and then it's onto the chassis or the body mods so I can get it into primer by this fall. The plan is to complete the chassis over the winter & spring and then final paint by next summer. Lots to fab yet for the chassis actually. A few pics of the almost completed engine now........Cheers to All! tim
  23. Chang, your car presents itself so well. That's one I'd want on my shelf as well. congrats sir. cheers, tim
  24. I appreciate the time and effort you described in laying down the paint Claude. That's a massive amount of effort executed perfectly. You and John Teresi have a LOT in common......nicely done. tim
  25. Hey Ray, I didn't even know of that Cobra........interesting as it reminds me of the "breadvan Ferrari"..........this will be a challenge for sure. What color will you paint it btw? cheers, tim
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