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White or silver wheels, or even black would look better with a blue bodyshell.

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White or silver wheels, or even black would look better with a blue bodyshell.

Sorry Pat but I am bound by history. The rally car I am replicating ran with light blue wheels. The color has actually grown on me. And its not the first time I built a car with unusual colored wheels.

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I suspect that started out as an AC Cobra from amt or Minicraft JC?

It looks like an original AC Ace with the big wire wheels, very nice.

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I suspect that started out as an AC Cobra from amt or Minicraft JC?

It looks like an original AC Ace with the big wire wheels, very nice.

Its a very early Cobra Shay, chassis CXS2026. Delivered the very first win for the Cobra. Here is a link with some more information and pictures.

I wish someone would make an AC Ace kit. I would love to build one.

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Yes afx I stand corrected. Shay has supplied a picture of the Eaton Yale car of the day, which I should have remembered as a rally marshall on the RAC Rally at the time!

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Hi JC,

The paint looks great and I like the blue on blue look. Different but cool :)

Randy

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How's it going JC?

Gene, I just wasn't happy with the paint finish. I sanded the whole body and re-sprayed it yesterday. The finish looks much more promising. I'll post some pictures soon.

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I sanded the whole body and re-sprayed it yesterday. The finish looks much more promising. I'll post some pictures soon.

I'll be watching for that............ :D

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Gene, I just wasn't happy with the paint finish. I sanded the whole body and re-sprayed it yesterday. The finish looks much more promising. I'll post some pictures soon.

Cool, I'm glad you're staying with this car.

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I had the crystal kit when I was a kid and didn't really appreciate it back then.. now im a lot older and want the kit again its like looking for rocking horse s*** lol..

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I had the crystal kit when I was a kid and didn't really appreciate it back then.. now im a lot older and want the kit again its like looking for rocking horse s*** lol..

Yea the RS1800 would be a good reissue candidate.

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Just another insanely detailed & accurate build by J/C :D ...and awesome! Nice work J/C

Thanks Jeremy. I miss seeing your projects. Hope you post some updates.

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The re-spray came out significantly better. Once I am sure it is fully cured I will rub out the paint.

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Thanks Joe. I am mostly concerned with the paint being "smooth". I actually prefer a lower "shine" on my builds.

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Lumpy paint can still look shiny.

That's a hell of a lot better JC, factory road Mk2s weren't as good! LOL

You won't need much polishing on that.

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Looking good JC. I always buy enough paint intending on sanding the firs coats down, The second session always comes out better. I learned that in wood shop in high school. The more coats sanded in between the smoother it gets. The reason is most primers are porous and soak up the first layers of paint, color coats seal the primer and you get smoother paint.

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Looking good JC. I always buy enough paint intending on sanding the firs coats down, The second session always comes out better. I learned that in wood shop in high school. The more coats sanded in between the smoother it gets. The reason is most primers are porous and soak up the first layers of paint, color coats seal the primer and you get smoother paint.

Thanks for the info Dale. I'm not a great painter but I am improving.

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Any more progress on the Escort, JC?

A little Joseph.  I finally rubbed out the paint, its not perfect but I think it will work and am in the process of installing the glass.  I'll post some new photos soon.  Thanks again for the great Minilite wheels and tires!

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