Blue Max Plymouth Arrow funny car.......

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Started on this one months ago. Finally got the yellow and

decals on it. Tamiya paint, Slixx (of course) decals.

Word to the wise...... when clearing decals with (Tamiya) lacquer,

be sure to add light coats, one at a time. I got it too heavy and it

melted a couple decals. (Debating on doing this one over)

Don't know when I'll get this one finished, but thought I'd share.

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Great looking paint job and decal work Jim. I have had this one on the list for some time as I have the resin body and the decals as well. Those colors really pop. I was debating about whether or not to use the decals to simply do the all blue version of this car but after seeing how yours looks I think when I do start it I will go with this scheme.

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Great looking model so far. This is one of my favourites too. Who's body did you use?

Edited by KiwiMike

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Jim, Nice to see you 'in the groove' again! Man, this looks VERY promising. Great job on the paint and decaling. I hear you on the Tamiya clear. That happened to my Hawiian Charger too. Went thru 3 sets of those and it still didn't turn out the way I wanted to.

Keep up the GREAT work on this one. I'll be watching-n-waiting!

Aaron B)

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Looking really good from here Jim B) glad to se you're still building

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Thanks everyone. Always wanted to do this one. Need to get it finished now.

KiwiMike....... it's a Comp Resins Arrow body.

Aaron, Wayne, Dave....... thanks, hope all's well.

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That one just jumps right out at you on the screen! Looks really great to me!:lol:

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The body looks beautiful!

Great job and a super cool funny car.

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Hondo......you are really doing a terrific job.......I like it very much.......great job.

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Good job on your Blue Max Hondo. I feel your pain with the decals. It took 2 sets on my Blue Max '84 Mustang slot car. I'm also building the '83 EXP Blue Max.

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Hondo, just checking your body with the photo on Slixx site. Did you do any modifications?

Your body looks deeper between the wheel arches

Thanks Mike

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Looks like a good start, I'll be following this one for sure! Thank you for sharing this one!

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Hondo, just checking your body with the photo on Slixx site. Did you do any modifications?

Your body looks deeper between the wheel arches

Thanks Mike

Hi Mike,

As far as body mods on this Comp Resin body......

Yes, I always grind the edges of the fender wells down to a minimum thickness as needed.

Sometimes, it looks too "thick", so I try to make it appear right.

I use my motor tool (Dremel) to do this.

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(Photo by Mike Ditty)

Thanks again & good catch, Mike.

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Hondo

I'm not sure you understood the question what I meant was

the area of the body below the side windows and the bottom

sill appear deeper than the photo on Slixx site. I hope this is

clearer.

How is the model coming along made any progress?

Mike

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Looks awesome! Keep it up!

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Hondo

I'm not sure you understood the question what I meant was

the area of the body below the side windows and the bottom

sill appear deeper than the photo on Slixx site. I hope this is

clearer.

How is the model coming along made any progress?

Mike

Mike,

On my body the bottom decals (Goodyear, Cragar, Moroso, Cyclone) are on the very bottom edge. On the real car, there is a black valance (sill) panel below these decals. It's there on the CR body, just not enough room to get them in there. I could have moved the blue up some, but didn't think it would look proportionally correct.

(The pic I added of the real car shows this)

No more progress. Hope to get back on it soon.

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Very striking color scheme. I hope to see the complete model.

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