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I like what you've done with the paint so far Scott.

That is one freaky contraption you got goin' there mister... was the frame bent..?

Cheers

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15 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

I like what you've done with the paint so far Scott.

That is one freaky contraption you got goin' there mister... was the frame bent..?

Cheers

HI Bruce 

it does look like a frame straightener

Just needed something as a stable reference to check level and square as I added the suspension and wheel assemblies.

The kit parts were semi mangled with separating them and removing contact cement so I lost some plastic and some attachment points...like all of them 

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Ok so up on her wheels this weekend. Body dry fitted, hood not so great at the moment

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I had to make some threaded brass rods to allow these Fujimi wheels work...it was a lot of work to get the little nuts on the bolts!

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12 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Gettin excited to see this bugger done!!!...excellent work, Bud!!!

Cheers man?

I am waiting on a second full kit so I can duplicate some parts...slow boat from Asia

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On 2/17/2020 at 8:52 PM, Twokidsnosleep said:

Cheers man?

I am waiting on a second full kit so I can duplicate some parts...slow boat from Asia

Its gonna be well worth the wait!!!

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Back working on this again

The Fujimi kit’s windscreen is too wide for this mould and it is thick and  bulky

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I have roughed out two windscreens...styrene and a brass one. Both have their issues and may just work them both fully up.

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To me the plastic is too tall and the passenger bend is off. Needs more angulation as well. I am not good at styrene bending/forming

The brass has good angulation, just needs more  hood curve on the copper section  to get the corners down

This is what I am after

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Thoughts??

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I think a set of these would look better than the fujimi borrani'sIMG_0150.JPG

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7 hours ago, cobraman said:

Are those from Model Builders Warehouse ?

yes, Randy D sells them when they are in stock.

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Splash 2k clear coat done today. 
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That’l do pig, that’l do
Now I can mess with the two windscreens and not scratch the paint as easily

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21 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks great !

 

18 hours ago, CabDriver said:

That color is outstanding!  I really like it!  Nice job!

Thanks very much to you both

Going to work hard on the brass/copper windscreen as I think that will look sweet 

Have made some some headlight bezels, but the actual clear glass is going to be the hard part as I haven't found round clear scrap big enough yet

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53 minutes ago, Twokidsnosleep said:

 but the actual clear glass is going to be the hard part as I haven't found round clear scrap big enough yet

Dollar store googly eyes!

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Looking good, Bud!!!, i just made my windscreen frame from shaped styrene....worked a treat...BTW, i LOVE Fujimi's Borannis!!!!

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5 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Looking good, Bud!!!, i just made my windscreen frame from shaped styrene....worked a treat...BTW, i LOVE Fujimi's Borannis!!!!

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That is a really nice 427.

My dainty 289 is going to be a little less aggressive so the Borannis and narrower tires will work

Still some scratching to do for missing bits. I do not have your clean touch for messing with with styrene so will use brass or aluminum

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