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Looks great Jim !!

I like what you did on the sides and the engine upgrades are great too !

I've got a couple more of these kits , I guess I should build another one . :D

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Thanks, Bob. I was trying to make the side pods but they came out too flat. Next time I'll try another method to get a bulge in them. I have a set of big paddle tires that I need to use on one these too.

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Thanks, Al. The intake manifolds and Weber carbs came from the parts box and the air filters are items I cast for Crazy Scale Auto Parts. The taillights are from the '66 Mustang kit. I casted them too so I'd lights for the Mustang when I build it.

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Thanks, Lee. It's after 1pm and I need to get out to the shop to continue work on a '62 Tbird, '99 Silverado, and a '34 Ford pickup.

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Well done Jim. Nice colour, finish and engine and rims. I can see what you were trying on the sides. I tried thin plasticard to try and make the side pods. That didn't work either.

These are the side pods I was trying to copy.........

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And I'm still trying!

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Thank you, Patrick. Those are the side pods I was trying for. I wish I would have that pic to go by. I'm going to try and save your pic for reference purposes.

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This would be the perfect model to use some of that out-of-scale "bass boat" metalflake paint.

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You're probably right, Harry, but I don't have any of that stuff. Besides that, dune buggies are so old now that not many of the original gel coats are around so most buggies need to be repainted.

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Jim, that looks great! Love the Mustang tail lights on there and your license plate is a nice touch. Engine looks good. I didn't have the patience to wire mine! But I did use the big out of scale bass boat flake however.

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JIm, why don't you shape the side pods from a block of wood or Super Sculpy and cast 'em in resin. I'm sure that there are others who would like to have a set.

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Well Don, I'm not a wood carver and I have never used Super Sculpy. I sure would like to pop some in resin though.

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I've got a buggy here.....I'll mock a set up in clay, you can tweak and cast 'em. I'll bring them to our next meeting along with the 1/12th FLH 1200 engine parts I mentioned.

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Sounds like a plan. That would be the FAST meeting on September 7, 2013 at the Hobby Lobby in Ocala at 10am? (Hint, hint to others).

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