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Mooneyzs

1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 7/4/2018

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19 hours ago, Mooneyzs said:

Well Fellas I know its been a while since I have had an update on this project. Every since our Desert Scale Classic show here back in April, I haven't been able to get motivation to start chipping away at my final to do list. This past weekend I decided to knock the dust of this one and start checking Items off my to do list. I can officially say that I am in the Single Digits of what"s left to complete this and call it done. I am actually excited to just about have this done so I can move onto my next project. Anyway here are a few pics of what I have completed and it actually felt pretty good to get back to this.

 

I started by getting the brass rivet heads painted black to match the spoiler:

 

 

 

I then decided to put the Wynn's decals on the side of the injector hat, I am still thinking about running a thin wash around the edge of the decal to dry and help the way the edge looks:

 

 

 

Next up on the to do list was to get the hose clamps onto the oil blow off lines coming off the valve covers:

(left side):

 

 

 

 

 

Now here is the right side:

 

 

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You know the only thing keeping this from being the actual  car ,,is that tiny pieced of lint

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Absolutely beautiful.

A work of art.

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And that's the difference, Chris, between this model and so many others. When most of us would have called it done, you continue to add amazing details. Glad to see your list of final items shrinking!

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I have no more superlatives sir.  This build has been an absolute joy to watch and follow along.  The hose clamps are amazing and just add to the realism.  This build has gone past being a model and has become a work of art.  Thank you!!

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I agree with sflam123. I don't know what else to say.

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Chris.... Thank you very much.

John... Thanks Brother, Yeah it really needed that extra little pop with the hose clamps.

Danno... Thank you my friend. Really appreciate the kind words.

Daniel... Thank you.... I better go check the threads just in case ;).

Ray.... Thanks my friend... You know I will try and add more detail next time... :lol: , I do appreciate the nice words

Tim.... Thank you my friend. Hoping to see some more progress on your Bantam soon. I wanna see that Bad Boy in person some day.

Dave... Thank you very  much!!

Bob... thanks, I don't think they went off because of this build...lol

Bill... Thank you,  I should of  dusted the car off before I took pics but I was too lazy... :lol:

Mike... Thanks

Art... Thank you Brother... I really appreciate the kind words. There were many times that I was ready to call it quit's but glad I pushed myself just that little bit more to do a few extra things. It feels great to have my list down to single digits to being done.

Stephen... I really appreciate the kind words. Its been a fun build but I am so ready to be working on a different project...lol

Dave.... What can I say but thank you.

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Well... Fellas.... It's that time again for another small update. I have been chipping away at the last items on my to do list and I am getting closer to having the car completed. It feels good to about be done with it. I have installed the Body Tins for the last time and added the additional rivets in place, Also got the last few decals on the body. Now time to work on just a few more items.

 

Here the Body Tins have been put in the body for the final time:

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Inside view of the Body Tins and Dog House:

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Then I got the Ed Pink Decal installed on the Snorkle:

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I also got the decals installed on the Spoiler:

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Here are a couple of Fun Shots I did with putting the body on the chassis.....

 

close up of the engine sticking out of the body

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Inside of the body

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Fun Side by Side with the restored car:

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Edited by Mooneyzs

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Chris.....WOW.....looks spectacular can’t waIt to see it all finished in 2 weeks

Edited by John Teresi

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