Hawaiian 69 charger

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going to be building this one at a model display our club is putting on this weekend and since there are virtually no issues regarding this kit, I've painted and decaled it already

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Perfect Brett.......I actually have the top passenger stripe just a tad crooked on mine.

Bob

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Real nice start Brett...Keep at it.

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Looks great Brett. Are those the kit decals? They don't appear to have any bleedthrough, which is great.

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Nice paint job. keep it up.

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Thanks guys, Wayne , yes they are the kit decals, best I've used for a long time

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Hmmmmm, very inspiring......maybe my next project. Great start, and those decals look really good.

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That paint and decal job look great Brett. If those decals in this kit are this nice, maybe I wouldn't screw them up.

BTW - I just love how your nail polish matches the car's paint. Is this something you do to inspire you during the build? :D

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sshhhhhhhhhhhh Brad, man now everyones gonna know

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What paint did you use, looks like one of the best matchs I'v seen. Great job.

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Looks awesome Brett

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Brett.... Man this is a great build so far. The paint and decal work is just killer. I can't wait to see it done. My niece and nephew got me this kit for Christmas 2 years ago and been thinking I need to build it straight out of the box.

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thanks guys,
started the detailing, rear brakes, then plumbing / wiring the engine
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paint is 3 coats of Duplicolor Metal specks one coat of a dark blue nail polish then 2 wet coats of the Duplicolor again. Wet sanded with 2000 grit wet and dry then a nice wet coat of Duplicolor clear. Decals were then applied two days later a mist then a wet coat of Tamiya clear.

I only used the nail polish as it wasnt quite dark enough imo with the Duplicolor alone.

Chris, its definitely a great kit for that, if you leave well enough alone :rolleyes: , getting something on the shelf that looks good is great motivation

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Great work Brett... looks real good...

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So far so good.

Is this a Polar lights kit or the Revell ?

Looks like a PL body on a Revell chassis

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Looks great Brett. All of us here in the Northeast are jealous that you're having summer now.

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Dave, not to rub it in but it's been a hot (for here) dry one too :P

Bill, no its the Revell body, A fellow club member just finished his as I started mine and I thought the rear wheel arch cutouts looked to big so I only went about halfway on mine.

Thanks Tyrone, means a lot buddy.

I've been working on the steering box linkage assembly's so not much to show, hope to get the master cylinders drilled and the cage mounted today so hopefully a few pics later of all that.

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got the cage finished along with the master cylinders today, also worked on the parachutes and tin work
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Bill, no its the Revell body, A fellow club member just finished his as I started mine and I thought the rear wheel arch cutouts looked to big so I only

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Thanks mate, busy as hell lately with mum, nearly lost her last Thurs, been in hospital since but could be coming home again tomorrow. But now back to your regular sponsored program,with things that'll make you go blind ............
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Great work as usual Brett.....Keep it up!

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Nice work Brett, makes me want to start my Chi Town Hustler kit B)

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Brett... this is sure coming along and looking great!!

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looks great Brett!

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thanks guys, I appreciate your nice comments, Figured if I have the coolant and fuel lines then I should also have the oil lines...................... but...................... theres no pump ...... so...............
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the holes you see were also filled in with 1/2 mm hex rod which were then all filed down to about 1/2mm height ,then the other lines added, filters drilled then installed
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positive battery cable installed and wired to the starter motor
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complete (though you cant see it) with little tab and bolt head detail.
rear end done
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