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Meyers Manx - 70's Metalflake Beach Buggy

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Eric, that turned out amazing! Love it. Between this Manx and Randy Derr's replica of the Derek Jenkins Manx, I have a ton of inspiration for whenever I do mine. I was going to do the same one Randy did, but since he blazed the trail first I feel less of a need for a replica and can do it more as a tribute w/my own touches...and maybe a little less stress :D

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Outstanding build but, I am stumped, how did you get the Phillips head screws in scale for the coil? 

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Outstanding details and great work! Great paint scale match with the  flakes!

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Thank you everyone for the kind words!   The metal flake actually looks even better in person, it really blings and pops.  I have gone down a rabbit hole using flakes lately...its something I've always been curious about, this hobby gives me a chance to experiment. 

I am working on a Roth Mailbox trike "box art inspired build"  that is using this size silver flake as well as the .002 I used on my Foose Truck. I have the silver base layed and cleared, and its super sparkly! :D

3 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Outstanding build but, I am stumped, how did you get the Phillips head screws in scale for the coil? 

Those are from an old Model car garage photo-etched sheet...   MCG-609   Sadly, no longer available, I've been snatching those up as well as the S&S bolt heads when I find them at shows and on eBay.

 

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5 hours ago, TooOld said:

Beautiful Manx ! Your paint , interior , and engine detailing are all top notch !  :D I really like the headlights you substituted for the kit ones , now if we can just find some better taillights .  Do you have more info on the hood emblem ?

Actually,  I don't know much about the Logo.... I had this on the in progress table at Toledo and Gary came up and said "I have something for you"   He is building a fantastic NSX powered Manx, and had mastered a Photo-etch sheet for it, and he had some extras.  I am super appreciative of that emblem, after the flake and clear the molded in one was totally gone. 

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Absolutely love it!  And what a fiddly little pain in the tail that kit is!   

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I love the logo photo etch!  Icing on the cake!   Here's a photo I took many years ago.  This is the body data plate. It's rivited right above the trans tunnel on the rear seat front fiberglass.

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So period correct . The paint just pops as it should .  Well planned out and built . Kudos .. Thanx 

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Eric....great build and very inventive adds and tweaks.  Plus your engine looks so sanitary!  A kit that is near and dear to my heart, and you absolutely nailed it!  Congrats....TIM

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Ditto all of the above! 

By far, the best build of this kit that I've ever seen. Lovely detail and finish. I too, now want to build one!

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Cool dune buggy!  Definitely the best build of this kit that I have seen on this forum.  I like your choice of Keystone mags.  I really dig the interior.  Nice work detailing the engine.

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Beautiful! I always wanted one as those were popular here and relatively cheap in the 80's. I would have painted mine just like this one.

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On 1/8/2019 at 12:55 PM, Impalow said:

 The metal flake actually looks even better in person, it really blings and pops.  I have gone down a rabbit hole using flakes lately...its something I've always been curious about, this hobby gives me a chance to experiment. 

 

I've been thinking of this build a lot lately Eric - I keep coming back and admiring the flake you used.  Can I ask what sort of airbrush you used to apply it?  I'm wondering if I have one that would be able to apply flake too!

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Love it ! I sold my last Manx a couple of years ago ( I've had 4 ) and have regretted it ever since .

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