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Thanks guys!

 

 

27 minutes ago, doorsovdoon said:

It's taken me an hour just looking at the pictures on this thread from page one! Amazing work.

Sorry to put you through that Gareth! ^_^

 

Anyway, the console is now in.

 

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2 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

So, so clean - keep giving us what to shoot for!

ah... yeah ... right...  More like:

"For Sale: EVERYTHING!  Various model kits and parts, tool galore, 4 airbrushes, 1 spray booth, assorted paints and lots of frustration!!!!!!"

Absolutely beautiful work!

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Thanks a million guys!!

 

 

I think I've finally finished up all of the scratch building of parts on this project.

 

The tail pipes are plastic rod drilled out and bent to shape.

The dome light bezel is a slice of styrene tubing sanded to shape, and the lens is a piece of clear sprue.

The sun visors are made from styrene sheet cut and sanded to shape with a thin piece of stretched sprue added to the outer edge to represent the "seam/piping".

 

 

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Still making some progress.

 

I had to figure out the best solution for head light buckets and came up with this.

Sheet styrene with thin slices of tubing for the outer wall with a piece of plastic rod for the bulb.

I'll paint these with Alclad, glue them to the back of the bezels and add the lenses from the front.

Should look fine.

 

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Got the glass cut for the windshield, back light and vent windows.

Added a tint stripe to the front glass and will polish them up in preparation for installation.

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Got the sun visors painted as well as the dome light and tail pipes finished with Alclad.

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I also started detailing the tail light lenses.

I decided rather than mess with trying to foil the thin strips in the lenses, I covered the entire lens with foil, painted with Testors metallic red enamel and then cleaned the paint from the ribs.

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22 minutes ago, BDSchindler said:

last I heard, the NNL North tri-fecta was cancelled

The original date in May was cancelled..Just checked and no notice of the November 1 date cancelled..I know the Canadians won't be coming down if we can't cross the border and some may still not because of the virus..

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1 hour ago, moparfarmer said:

The original date in May was cancelled..Just checked and no notice of the November 1 date cancelled..I know the Canadians won't be coming down if we can't cross the border and some may still not because of the virus..

I'll be there if the show is on.

Not gonna let some little ol' virus spoil my fun anymore. ;)

 

The Grand Prix might wait until the 2021 show though.

 

 

 

 

 

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