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Mustang Nicky

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About Mustang Nicky

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location San Francisco Bay Area
  • Full Name Nichole Ise

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  1. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    Hey Robert, thanks for the feedback!
    For the roof: First, I spray painted a primer on the entire car, then I used a tiny amount of glue to attach a wire to where the hood would end. Then I taped off everything except the roof (including the part of the hood that I'd later have to BMF so no bumps would show through the BMF-including the wire I attached. This took FOREVER to tape off!) Next, wrapped the car (except the hood) in paper towel to avoid spreading. Then I gently sprayed Elmer's Spray Adhesive enough to give the hood a bumpy texture. After that dried, I spray painted it flat black. I later had to tape the entire hood to block the orange spray from crossing any lines when I painted the rest of the car. At that time, I should have kept the paper towel on the hood until I was ready to finish the car. As I worked on the car over the last few months, no matter how gentle I was, I still lost the black paint on some of the bumps on the hood. So I had to touch up the black several times, taking away from the effect a bit.

    As for the wing? Man, the manual had such a bad drawing of how to attach the wing. So I went online and put it on the way I saw in searches. Even the box had a bad angle to tell: http://www.shopping....i-Cuda-426/info

    I think I'll do more research on here before buying another kit. This is the second kit I've made that had major issues with how it was engineered (first one was the '68 Dodge Charger). You think you're done, then go to put the last touches on to find the hood doesn't lay flat, or the back sit right. Oh well, still my best car yet. Can ya tell I'm a muscle car girl?
  2. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    Awww...thanks Baby. I didn't see this post til now.
  3. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic 1971 Hemi 'Cuda   

    Hey, i just finished this car too. Didn't you hate the poor fit of the engine and the hood? What a nightmare! I spent hours shaving down parts to try to make it all fit better, still popped up a touch though. Like the nice touches that didn't come with the kit.
  4. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    Thanks! Yeah, I painted the engine orange before deciding what to paint the bays. Thought the bays in black would help make the engine pop. But I definitely appreciate the heads up as I'm trying to have the cars as accurate as possible.
  5. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    ...And I'm a girl! hahaha. It doesn't seem like there's too many of us in this hobby. Seriously though, thanks for the comments! I've loved muscle cars since I was kid, so this has been great learning more about this hobby, and about cars in general.
  6. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    Thanks everyone! I'm definitely addicted to this hobby and luckily I have a great teacher.
  7. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic 1982 Camaro Z28   

    Love it! My older brother had this car in the same color growing up, and I always felt like 'bat girl' in batman's car on the way to school. nice build!
  8. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic '71 Hemi Cuda   

    Here's just a few more.

  9. Mustang Nicky added a topic in Under Glass   

    '71 Hemi Cuda
    This is my third finished car which was a blast until the end, getting the engine to fit under the hood. I had to shave down the hood scoop and bottom of the hood scoop, as well as lift up the right side of the car with a tooth pick wedge to get it as flat as possible. This is my first time with BMF, my boyfriend taught me how, and I went nuts with it, even doing the side vents. He joked that he'll pay me to do all his BMF work from now on. He also taught me to make the vinyl top to have texture using Elmer's Spray Adhesive and incorporate a wire at the base of the vinyl top for the molding. Inside the car is salt and pepper carpeting using embossing powder. I wired the engine using a MAD distributor, even getting the firing order correct (with his help of course!).

    Thanks for looking! Questions and comments welcome to help my future builds. Up next...almost finished with my '69 Camaro, and just started the '49 Merc kit.

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  10. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic My girlfriend's first builds   

    Hey Sean, thanks for the kudos. I'm in the middle of a '69 Camaro Z28 RS, and just started a '71 Hemi Cuda while waiting for better spray painting weather. Next up? I have a '49 Mercury and '58 Chevy Impala just waiting on the shelf for me! I'm addicted! Working on putting a vinyl top on the Hemi and will do my first BMF job.
  11. Mustang Nicky added a post in a topic My girlfriend's first builds   

    Thanks everyone! Ryan got me hooked, still have 4 more cars at home to work on. It's great getting feedback. And fabulous is a great teacher, helping me add things that aren't included in the kit. (And fixing accidents from our cats!)