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  1. Here is another update on my Green Elephant kit. I have the engine mounted in the chassis and all the fuel plumbing done (HALLELUJAH!!!) and I've modified the body tin. Having built numerous Revell 1/16 funny cars, I have learned to modify the tin in order to get the body to sit down properly on the chassis and get the "attitude" appropriate for a 70's era funny car. After installing the LPH 130 Model Products incredibly detailed Crower injection and hat, I realized that the new parts would also require me to modify the doghouse area of the tin as well. I added 5mm of height to the doghouse area and tapered it back to fit behind the windshield. As always, thoughts and comments welcome!
  2. Thank you! I took your advice about the yellow plastic spark plug wires and replaced them. Much happier with the look now, plus no issues in getting them under the body tin.
  3. I know it 's been a while since I update my Green Elephant. We have been going to sprint car races and I took a break. I was pretty disappointed in the way the engine looked, so I took a step back and decided to go the extra mile and ordered a bunch of Pro Tech Model parts and took a leap of faith and ordered a resin Crower 8 port injection body and hat. After removing the wiring and starting all over with the Pro Tech parts and using the braided lines for the fuel and oil lines I am much happier with the results. I am not a good enough modeler to do justice to the Pro Tech detail parts and the LPH 1320 Model Products resin Crower injection body and hat but they provide a much more realistic look and I am very pleased with the end results.
  4. Looks GREAT!! Very well done.
  5. The SWC Swindler 2 and 3 were a darker blue than the first one, which was almost a "baby" blue. On the Swindler II that I built from the 80's rerelease of the Revell kit, I painted it with Tamiya gold base and Tamiya Pearl blue. IMO, the Duplicolor is the closest match to the upper of the two pictures posted.
  6. Great job sir!! I certainly hope mine turns out as well!
  7. That a turned out amazing! Beautiful paint!
  8. Nice work on this project. It turned out well!! I certainly hope mine turns out as well!!
  9. Thank you for the observation. I'm not at all pleased with the kit spark plug wires which is why I bit the bullet and ordered a complete set of wires and boots from ProTech. I'll be replacing the kit supplied set as soon as the ProTech parts arrive. I'm hopeful that the ProTech parts will be MUCH more flexible (I've never used their products but have read and heard lots of good things) and allow me to bend the wires the way I want them.
  10. Thought I'd post an update on the progress of my Atlantis Green Elephant. I have the frame assembled and some of the tin on. I've got it on its wheels! The fuel tank, cockpit tin and select chrome pieces are painted with Tamiya TS20, Metallic Green. The same paint is used on the green pieces on the engine I've also made some progress on the engine, although I'll be redoing the ignition wires after I receive a shipment of parts from ProTech. The blower hat is not glued on, just setting there for its good looks. Comments welcome!
  11. I loved the late 60's/very early 70's era of Trans-Am. Big time stars driving, factory participation (unofficial, of course!) and many iconic race tracks. You did a great job of capturing the era with your work.
  12. You did a nice job on the engine!! Smart decision NOT to use the kit supplies. There needs to be a special place in hell for the guy (or girl) that came up with the plastic spark plug wires!! I thought the Revell spark plug wires were bad!! I think I will end up buying some from ProTech before this is all done!
  13. I'll let you know how mine turn out. I will let the body sit for a while and work on the engine and frame before I proceed with decals.
  14. Okay fellow modelers, here is an update on the body. I am calling the painting of the body finished. I took a slightly different approach after the feedback I got. I sprayed a coat of dark grey (not black....I just couldn't spray it black!) then resprayed two coats of the Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green. I am much happier with the color than my original effort. It may not look like it in the photos, but it is quite a bit darker than it was in the original post. Again, thoughts and comments welcome. A separate question for you all that are working on this model. I know that the injector/blower hat is not correct for the actual car. Is the Competition Resins Crower 8 point injector and hat a more appropriate substitute?? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
  15. Rather than hijack one of the other threads about the Green Elephant, I decided to start another one. I had tried for over a month prior to the arrival of my kit to locate Testors #1835 Lime Ice, with absolutely no success. After I received my kit about 10 days ago, I decided to try painting the body with Tamiya TS-52, Candy Lime Green. The body was assembled, the seams filled and sanded, painted with two coats of Taimya fine white primer, resanded, two coats of of Tamiya AS-12 Bare metal silver and finally two coats of Taimya TS 52. I am not good with an air brush, so all coats were shot from rattle cans. I am happy with the finish, but very unsure about the color. Your thoughts and comments welcome!
  16. I'm old enough to have actually seen the Petty's hauling their race car in the late 60's/early 70's (although I never saw them hauling this car) and you have absolutely nailed it!! Great job!!
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