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  1. 1 hour ago, Mr. Metallic said:

    If you bought the one that's currently on the market (I think the box art model is blue) Round2 took all the non-stock parts out of this version

    Ahhh, that figures!  I seemed to remember these having some kind of cat or gopher or stuffed bear or something too that wasn't in mine either.  That would explain it!

  2. I really like those bucket seats!

    Funny thing - I just picked up this kit and had casually looked it over, then saw this build thread and thought "Ohhhh, those seats are COOL!"

    Looked in my kit...it doesn't have them 🙄😂.  Guess they weren't in every reissue..

    Anyhoo, kit's looking great!  Enjoying watching this one come together!

  3. I’m gearing up to start working on an MPC Rat Trap Chevy Vega modified here, and whilst I’ve worked on and raced some of the lower classes round the short ovals I’ve never really messed with the cooler (and older) stuff...

    Here’s what I’m working on:


    I spent a couple of afternoons doing some research but I never really found much in the way of detailed pics of this exactly style of car - lots of stuff way older or way newer but not much in between.  Lots of old race photos and trackside stuff but less really useful references for exactly what I’m trying to build.

    Anyone got any good resources or hints and tips on building a pavement modified like this?  Want to learn some stuff!

  4. Got some clear laid down - had a relatively low-humidity day today so got 4 coats on my trike build:


    And I’ve really been wanting to build an oval car so I pulled an MPC Rat Trap off the rack and started puzting with that:


    As usual, I was thinking “meh, I’ll build it stock and see how it goes” and then mocked it up and found 10 things I want to replace right off the bat 🤪

  5. Thanks fellas!  These kits are fun!

    Finished up the bulk of the work on the painting today - I’d been saving up a few day’s worth of photos to make for a decent update...

    Once the silver was laid down, along with a barrier coat, I designed some masks:


    Cut and applied them...


    And then shot a gunmetal silver:


    Followed by some solid black for some subtle little low-lights:


    Then, peeled off the masks and had something roughly like this:



    Now, my intention for this paint-job isn’t really for all this stuff to stand out as much as it does now - more to be hidden layers under one primary color.  So, to bury it all, I shot Createx candy red...:


    Including the frame, which is just straight up candy red without any graphics:


    And then, after a day or two to dry I then layered all of THAT with a coat of clear with Pearl-Ex red flake, then a clear with Pearl-Ex gold followed by a coat of Testors rainbow flake to add a little visual interest in the sunlight.

    With all that done (wow, we’re up to 10 layers all in at this point), time for four nice healthy coats of clear to help level everything out and bury all those different flakes:




    Kinda hard to see all those cool color changing flakes in photos, but you can see some of the gold flip on the gas tank here in the sun, and how the Testor’s rainbow flake is flipping to a purple color in the shot above 


    I think I’ve pretty much hit what I was trying to achieve - something that looks plain old candy red from a little further away but with some little details to spot as you get closer, and a bunch of little sparkles and flakes and stuff to jump out if you look even closer.

    Parts are in the dehydrator now waiting for the next step...needed plenty of clear to bury the lumpy flakey surface so I’ll give it some extra time to dry before polishing it, but I’m excited to start hanging some bits off the frame to see how it looks all together!  More soon!

  6. 1 hour ago, BlackSheep214 said:

    And you ordered it through Amazon.....🤐🤔😆

    I wasn’t looking to have my local hobby store special order it for $34.99 when Amazon had it for $12 delivered.

    I WILL spend probably $50 with him today on Tamiya and Testors paints though, thus restoring my karmic balance somewhat 🤪

  7. Received mine today.  Firstly the box was crushed:


    Secondly the car on the box is blue:


    And the car inside it is mint green:


    Now I have to buy paint, and none of the pieces are attached to each other.

    Overall, 2/10, lousy kit, wouldn’t buy again 👎🏻





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