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Burgers and dogs not ready yet so I thought I'd take a moment and acknowledge all of the comments about the paint.

BobtheHobbyGuy - Many thanks to you as well. 

Chris, thanks man but it wasn't as complicated as your Vega paint.  Two colors and some simple masking (or so I thought).......but I got a good result at the end of it all.

Dave(comp1839) great catching up with you this morning Dave.  Looking forward to a ride still and how you're progressing on the BIG big block.   Thanks too for the "WOW".   Paints not my forte so I'll take this one for sure.

John T. - You've been a great mentor on the painting stuff John.  The sharing of your experience was most helpful but so was the encouragement to be PATIENT (not my strength) and take it one step at a time.  Thanks!

Ray (CobraMan) As you can tell Ray from my comments above, it fought me a bit.  Appreciate the thought!

Daniel- "can't wait"   yup, that sums up my attitude on this as well.  I refuse to consider this the eternal project.  It WILL be done sooner than later.

Art- appreciated too sir!

Mike (from Germany) & Gilles (from France) thanks gentlemen for popping by and checking it out. It's coming together once and for all and this was the final big step towards completion.      Cheers to everyone!!!     Now I'm going to go enjoy the cook-out!

 

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5 hours ago, Codi said:

Daniel- "can't wait"   yup, that sums up my attitude on this as well.  I refuse to consider this the eternal project.  It WILL be done sooner than later.

Believe it, or not, I totally get that!

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this'll be your view Tim.  we just need to get you in here!! :rolleyes:

 

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Whop Whop Whop..........what a view it is Dave.  No wonder you've been spending some much time on it.  See you later this summer!  tim

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A stunning awesome job for the student. I say that because I am one too and have a lot to learn about paint. John is the right guy to teach us. Hey Dave Comp, how many car alarms did you set off going down the street??

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LOL..... Dave,  i don't know,......... 'cause it's too loud inside to tell!.......literally.   hehe.

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small update. Mag & plug wires installed. Have to add the kill wire to the mag yet but the throttle cable's installed as well.  ProTech plug wires, Model Car Garage looms and RB plug boots and the firing is order is correct.  Next couple items on the list should really make the car pop.  cheers, tim

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Holy Schnikies. That is sooo epic. My jaw's on the floor somewhere and I can't find it.

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That is some mind blowing detail and craftsmanship.

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Beautiful work, Tim! That mag is to die for! Is it scratchbuilt (I would assume--never seen one that looks that good)?

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Amazing work. In the right setting one would think it was the real deal. Its still amazing that its 25th scale. Definitely model building at a level beyond us mere mortals.

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Much appreciated as always fellas!  I did want to answer Daniel's question...........yup, scratch-built.  I machined it out of aluminum.  A pic before it was painted and detailed.   Cheers, tim

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Tim, beautiful assembly work. can you tell us how much time you have in just doing the spark plug wires?  impressive stuff!!!!!!

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5 hours ago, Codi said:

Much appreciated as always fellas!  I did want to answer Daniel's question...........yup, scratch-built.  I machined it out of aluminum.  A pic before it was painted and detailed.   Cheers, tim

 

 

 

That, sir, is awesome! Easily the best scale "Frankenstein" I have ever seen. Beautiful, beautiful work.

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Thank you Daniel for the compliment.  

Dave, you would think just sticking one end of a wire in the valve cover and another in the mag would be zippity-do-da right?   Detailing the entire mag including the wires was between 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  Granted I lost 1/2 hour getting the kill wire back on it as it had come off and needed re-attaching.   You put your plug wires on your 37' Chevy in 30 minutes by comparison I'm sure.   Cheers! 

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test fitting the inner fenders again to get them permanently affixed to the chassis.  more massaging but I think they're about ready now.  I slipped the firewall in as well.  the gap between the mag & firewall is less than 1/16"".   cat whisker close.  cheers

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sorry about the lighting too.........the pics don't "pop" the way I would want but you get the idea I think.

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the pics you posted certainly "POP" at this end.     the word "awestruck" does not begin to describe my feelings about your work!!!

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Tim.... what more can I say but WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous. I sure love seeing the painted body on with the engine and all the details you have done to this bad boy. You didnt miss a single detail. Cheers!

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Gentlemen, your encouraging words got me going early this week.  Got the fenders on the chassis finally and I was super pleased with how well they fit inside the body.  Attached the mag kill wire and the wing assembled and mocked up on the chassis.  Couple more off the punch list.  I'm going to work on the tank next so I can get it installed along with the fuel pump and remaining fuel lines.  Cheers everyone!

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