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I'm currently suffering from M.A.D.D..   No..........it's not mothers against drunk driving. It's modelers attention deficit disorder. While working on one project I start to think about another one that has been on the waiting list for so long. And to curb the enthusiasm I slide that build aside and get started on another. 

This is a relatively out of the box style build that shouldn't take much time to complete. Not a lot of added detail other than the needed adjustments to a Revell f/c kit to make it sit better and an older Good Stuff resin body for a more accurate look.

I'm using the aforementioned Revell funny car kit along with the resin body and a set of superb Chuck Boerner decals. So far, in the past week, I've been able to get the stance mocked up, body and chassis painted and a start on the decals. 

 

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Back to work on this one. Clear coat is done and I started mocking up the engine and interior tin to make sure everything fits well and that it sits just right.

 

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Do you use 2K clear for it if so is it easy to spray threw the airbrush I bought some TAMCO 2K clear with hardner and reduser

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Man are you fast Wayne.  I have a question that no one has answered yet for me related to the approach of painting the body early on in a build as opposed to waiting during the later stages as you near completion.  Everyone has a style & preference but I take the bodies off so many times during a build that I do it later as it lessens the chance of a mishap.  I've seen your build threads and you don't suffer that problem from what I've seen.  Many others have the same approach as you and it seems to work well.  Good luck with the build too!  Cheers, Tim

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49 minutes ago, Codi said:

Man are you fast Wayne.  I have a question that no one has answered yet for me related to the approach of painting the body early on in a build as opposed to waiting during the later stages as you near completion.  Everyone has a style & preference but I take the bodies off so many times during a build that I do it later as it lessens the chance of a mishap.  I've seen your build threads and you don't suffer that problem from what I've seen.  Many others have the same approach as you and it seems to work well.  Good luck with the build too!  Cheers, Tim

Tim, as you well know it's risky to go with a finished body early in the build for just that issue that you mentioned above. Handling the body so many times to do mockups and check clearances can be a problem with a finished body. Me personally; I get extra motivation for continuing on a build once I see what the finished product will most likely look like. That plan of attack has back fired on me plenty of times as well. The body is finished only to find that you didn't leave enough room for this part or that part and now you have to try and make adjustments without destroying a paint job. It's not the best way to go but it's how I've always done it so I guess I'll never change. 

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More done. Engine is installed and the tires and wheels are permanently attached with tire lettering. Also test fitting the seat and locating the fuel cell.

 

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Does Chuck have a website for his decals? Would like to see what he has available.

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This looks really good.  Great stance and glossy paint!!   The modification to lower the rear ride height looks very good.

Interestingly when I did my mockup for the Custom Body Dart the body sat a bit lower in the front.  When I re-glued it all "for real" something changed and it sits a bit higher.  

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I too suffer from M.A.D.D. I have I don't know how many projects started but always want to start something else. Looking great

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Nice job on this one. Love the paint and stance, just right.

 

Steve 

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On 8/22/2019 at 11:48 AM, Zen said:

Does Chuck have a website for his decals? Would like to see what he has available.

Check his name, Chuck Boerner, on facebook. He has a page there that showcases all of his work as well as seeing new stuff that he's doing.

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On 8/22/2019 at 12:35 PM, Chris in Berwyn said:

This looks really good.  Great stance and glossy paint!!   The modification to lower the rear ride height looks very good.

Interestingly when I did my mockup for the Custom Body Dart the body sat a bit lower in the front.  When I re-glued it all "for real" something changed and it sits a bit higher.  

When you lower the stance on these builds a lot of adjustments factor into it sitting right. If you don't make any adjustments to the interior tin, side panels, front body brace or account for the front steering linkage and radius arms that can affect the final stance. 

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That turned out GREAT!!  I always loved the graphics and paint job on this car.  Well done!!

If you don't mind sharing, what color blue did you use for the paint on this car??

 

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On 9/10/2019 at 11:50 AM, sflam123 said:

That turned out GREAT!!  I always loved the graphics and paint job on this car.  Well done!!

If you don't mind sharing, what color blue did you use for the paint on this car??

 

Krylon True Blue

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Great job, if I could ask about the decals, can a person still get these, big Mongoose fan 

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2 hours ago, Sten said:

Great job, if I could ask about the decals, can a person still get these, big Mongoose fan 

Yes. They are available from Chuck Boerner. Check him out on Facebook for ordering info.

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On 9/11/2019 at 10:06 PM, 1320wayne said:

Krylon True Blue

Thank you sir for the response!!

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I don't suffer from M.A.D.D. ....for me it's I.C.R.S.......  "I Can't Remember Sh....Stuff!"  like where that little damned part fell to, where I left the cutter when I need it....things like that....

Looking good 1320wayne!!

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I'm not on face book any other way to order these 

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