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scooter64



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

socal76 wrote:
OK, I have to ask because I had not seen it before, but where did you get the Camry nose?


Southern Motorsports Hobbies


http://stores.smhracing.com/2017-18-camry-nose-hood-conversion/
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



kept looking at it head on...in different light...looking at it from the top...

then i got it...the driver side fender was not as wide as the passenger side...

so...after a b**t ton of squadron gray...some perfect plastic white (which is a finer putty)...more sanding and grinding and cussing...

it looks better...(?)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

things have slowed down at the skunkworks race shop...

my other "hobby" has cut into my cars time...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



got the TS-23 shot on the Almirola/Wallace Fusion...

slowly coming together...about to tackle the suspension/stance.

(edit: still banging away on the Camry nose job...i have started working on a set of decals to print up for it...a maybe/future JGR car...)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



still plugging along on the #43 Fusion...

getting the decals together...

setting up the suspension...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



stance roughed in...

to get it really low will probably require some surgery on the front end...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





on the hoof...

still have to pull the body down on the chassis to get the stance set...

i did not use the kit rolling stock...i am using stuff from an older Revell kit so i could adjust the wheels/tires into the body.

also:



yeah...not even close.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



chassis wrapped up...



decals in progress...can not say enough about Ace's awesome work on this sheet.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



'bout 90% done...

went with the 2016 season car...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great very nice work..
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shunter wrote:
Looks great very nice work..


thank you sir...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



one last shot before i wrap it up and drive it into the showroom...

the particulars:

Revell glue kit...Ace's kicka** decal sheet...Powerslide detail decals (the roof/cowl flap decals are just about as entertaining to apply as wheel pinstripe decals...but the result is worth it)...TS-23 spray bomb for the body color...

extra stuff:

if you use this decal sheet...apply all the "scheme" decals first...then the contingencies and sponsors...fortunately i had spare headlight/grill/ect decals to fix my getting ahead of my self.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



that is a chopped up roof flap from Mike's SS RF/HC sheet.

while i don't think many (if any) cars had roof hatches...i'm going to fill the outline of the hatch in...just for consistency.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the hatch is only present on the plate track cars.

Build looks great!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangeastre wrote:
I believe the hatch is only present on the plate track cars.

Build looks great!


thank you sir...

yeah...i was being google lazy...2016 the hatch was optional for plate tracks...2017 mandatory for plate tracks...optional at all other venues.

i think i'm good...it looks like the 43 had the hatch at the Daytona 500 in 2016...so...i guess this just became the Daytona 500 car. (shrugs)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

next up...83-86 Mono Thunderbird.

leaning towards the Wrangler #15...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



put the TBird on the back burner for now...(actually got a good deal on a squarebird that will also be a Dale Sr. Wrangler car)

so the next project in the Skunkworks race shop is gonna be the #18 NAVY Lumina from the '91 Daytona 500...dirt cheap diecast...Mike's awesome decal sheet...

doing this for my oldest ungrateful offspring as a parting gift for successful completion of his 6 year swim thru the Navy...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote











Rusto Navy Blue...rolling stock from new Revell glue kit (it had to have some beefy-er items)...SEM for the chassis...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



just pulled the masking off the body after shooting the white...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



interior buttoned up...added some bars...whipped up a quick and dirty instrument cluster.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



put'em on...

had to make a few minor adjustments to get them to lay on the funky diecast body...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



rolling stock...

revell glue kit tires and wheels...added Powerslide tire detail decals along with the stuff included on the Navy sheet.

still need to clean them up and shoot them with dullcoat...but the weather is a bit wonky.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



all most there...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks Great! Beautiful job on the wheels/tires.

John
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john843 wrote:
Looks Great! Beautiful job on the wheels/tires.
John


thank you...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on deck...



gonna fill a hole in my collection with a COT...

always liked this Army car...

so...relatively dirt cheap diecast from the ebay...worked with Mark (mpr decals) to get the sheet resized to 1/24...

will probably do the rough in construction/prep on a Kes Fusion using a set of Stoney's...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the table this morning...



got the Impala apart...and started the Fusion build-up
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harder to disassemble than a 24th scale diecast...had to get physical with it...the dremel tool won.

wet sanded the body...then shot some Mr. Hobby 1500 on it. i'll repeat both a couple of more times before i shoot the color coats.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



got the Keselowski Fusion primered...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



TS-23 on the ZL1...6ish hours in the dryer...

actually smoothed out really well.

mask and gloss white next.
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yeah...gonna have to redo this one. went a little overboard on the masking.
tried to get the curves with the white tamiya along with regular "yellow" masking.

sprayed some SEM gray on parts of the Kes Fusion...might be able to shoot the body this weekend.
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