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I'm kind of surprised I'm the first one to start a thread with the new Foose kit, but I won't be doing the Foose version anyway, so I guess it doesn't really matter. This is just going to be a stock Z/28 (well, about as stock as a 302 Cross Ram can be, anyway). The long-term plan for the car is metallic blue (I'll be using Duplicolor Perfect Match Medium Quasar) with white Z/28 stripes which I'll have to mask and paint myself (wish me luck!). Interior is going to be black and white with houndstooth upholstry. Recommendations on ink-jet-printer-compatible decal paper would be appreciated. I've been working on this kit for just over two weeks now, starting on the day it came in the mail, and the engine is just about finished. I'm looking forward to getting the ignition wires in there, but I can't do that until after the headers are installed, but they aren't painted yet. It took a while to get just the right Chevrolet engine red/orange color, but I think I nailed it. I used a bottle of Model Master Chevrolet engine red and added a fair amount of yellow to it until it became the ideal shade. As I've done on my last few builds, I cut the belt assembly apart and made the belt out of masking tape. I also spent a good deal of time filing the grooves into the belts, but once the belt is on there, you can't really tell. Oh well. I have had a blast building this engine and I just love how big it is! I'm adding details I never would have attempted with a 1/24 kit. Hoses and fuel lines and such are just bits of spare wire from around the house, mainly telephone wire Shifting linkage was kind of fun. The kit piece was pretty sloppy, so just cut it apart and made my own. I spent all last night working on the air cleaner. I wrapped masking tape around the foam seal to give it texture. I drilled through the wing nuts on the air cleaner and added the posts to the carbs for added realism so I can proudly display it with the air cleaner off. It took me forever, looking at tons of reference photos, to figure out where that hose that comes out of the right rocker cover goes, but I finally realized that it goes into the air cleaner, so I drilled the appropriate hole into the air cleaner base. That's it for now, let me know what you think! I don't know when my next update will be, but that depends on if it gets warm enough in the garage to spray paint any time soon.
Started this build by cutting up the front section of an Alumacoupe.......cut and matched-in the grille sections of the Smoothster.....added the roof from the Lil Coffin (thanks to Dr. Kerry my good friend).....some wheels/tires from a Jada Corvette.....and a lot of time, Apoxiesculpt, and sanding. The hood was probably one of the biggest hurdles to cover......I wanted the front end to look like a pair of open wings......achieved this by splitting the side grilles down the middle with the hood (the front section of the hood turned down area was taken from the original trunk lid from the Alumacoupe.) This will be a curbside build that will put focus on paint and mostly design. The paint will be a bright orange base with a gold pearl over it, followed by Kandy Pink, Kandy Violet and finally bury it all under a deep coat of clear. In the right light you will see the orange coming thru that awesome Violet/Pink Koolaide looking paint! If all goes well, paint will be on Saturday! As always, I appreciate your comments and advice. Enjoy guys!