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On 5/7/2020 at 7:58 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

So this is where you were hiding my friend!

There's nothing wrong to have a side project to relax a little bit from a very demanding project like your Maverick.  You made great and fast progress on this build Joe and this bird will look good I have no doubt about it!!!

Sorry for the late reply Francis. Thanks for tagging along. 

I just finished the interior up this morning. The door panels were giving me a lot of trouble at first in regards to painting the two tone effect but I managed a way around it.

Just remove the hard to mask area.

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and then mask and paint. Finished interior:

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Nice trick on the door panels Joe!  The interior looks great and very representative of the 1:1 car.  Well done buddy!!!

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Sometimes it is easier to hack bits off for a better look, and your interior is looking FANTASTIC, Bud!!!

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Looking charp! The interior looks really good! The Pontiac have so much better looking interior than the Camaro! 

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This is looking great so far. Keep it going.

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Thanks Francis, Dann, Carl, Matt and Sonny.

Matt: I've got a Revell 2000 Camaro in the stash. I'm gonna have to get some more decals for it because the one's that are in the box are junk. 

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Been working on the body for the last couple of days. Shot the color coat on yesterday morning and managed to sand out the few dust flakes that did manage to make their way into the color coat this morning. After cleaning the body up I decanted and shot the Wet Look Clear on. Man I love this stuff!!!! 



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Looking GREAT, Bud!!!.....To keep junk out of my finishes, i hang my bodies upside down....works like magic!...i VERY rarely have anything stick to my paint.

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1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

Looking GREAT, Bud!!!.....To keep junk out of my finishes, i hang my bodies upside down....works like magic!...i VERY rarely have anything stick to my paint.

I may have to give that a try Dann. Thanks dude.

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Beautiful finish, Joe!  What shade of red is that again brother!

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Wow this looks awesome the shine is blinding beautiful paint work 

The interior bits look sharp too

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That's looks like a perfect paint job!!👍

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Gorgeous paint job Joe, looks like the paint is still wet... the color is so bright and intense that it pull my eyes!   You nailed it buddy!!!

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17 hours ago, slusher said:

Beautiful finish, Joe!  What shade of red is that again brother!

Thanks Carl. That’s Tamiya Pure Red. 

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53 minutes ago, jchrisf said:

This looks great Joe!

Thanks Chris! Been meanin' to post a little more over at Motorsport and check some of your work out. Will be over there today.

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17 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Wow this looks awesome the shine is blinding beautiful paint work 

The interior bits look sharp too

Thanks Jeff! 

17 hours ago, kelson said:

That's looks like a perfect paint job!!👍

Preciate that Curtis. Thanks for following. 

15 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

Gorgeous paint job Joe, looks like the paint is still wet... the color is so bright and intense that it pull my eyes!   You nailed it buddy!!!

Thanks goes out to you as well Francis. I continue to learn from all the good people here to include yourself. Thanks goes out to all for being an inspiration to get better in our hobby here.

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28 minutes ago, mustang1989 said:

Thanks Chris! Been meanin' to post a little more over at Motorsport and check some of your work out. Will be over there today.

Here's a link to my latest :)

 

 

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I've been working really hard on getting this car completed so I can get back on the Maverick. Still a ways to go with all the last minute little stuff and just making sure that it all comes together as well as possible. 

 Body is pretty much done. Still gotta add the side mirrors and take care of some minor details but here's what the front and side views look like so far with the pieces all loosely fit together.

I really need to work with my camera little more because the color looks more like a faded red in the photos instead of the bright red that it actually is.


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Now....this is where most of the corrective work needs to be done. There are some fit issues back here in regards to the apron-to-body fit along with some minor wet sanding and polishing of the tail light assy that I painted black. In any case I've always liked the look of the dark tinted tail light panel versus the stock tail lights on these cars. ust gives them an evil look back there.


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The body looks beautiful and accurate Joe!  The black mask around the windshield and back window make a very nice contrast.  Nice touch on the tail lights too!  Don't rush anything, the Maverick will wait for you anyway...

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Looks outstanding and Joe it does not look like faded red! Your camera work is fine...

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Looks great Joe... I'd love to drive one of these cars.

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20 hours ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

The body looks beautiful and accurate Joe!  The black mask around the windshield and back window make a very nice contrast.  Nice touch on the tail lights too!  Don't rush anything, the Maverick will wait for you anyway...

Thanks for the very kind comments Francis.

 

11 hours ago, slusher said:

Looks outstanding and Joe it does not look like faded red! Your camera work is fine...

Thanks Carl. 'Preciate it man.

8 hours ago, jchrisf said:

Looks great Joe... I'd love to drive one of these cars.

Thanks Chris. I drove more than my fair share of these cars when they were new. Awesome rides.

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Nice build!   I built one when they were new and they come out really nice.   And yours is looking great with all the detailing.  

 

 

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