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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:27 PM

All the wip pictures are fixed. I just hope they dont switch back to .org.

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:22 PM

Thanks for the fix! It's not like you don't have enough to do on the build itself. I've been checking in every day and really like how it's coming along. 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, April 16, 2018 7:46 AM

chucky

Thanks for the fix! It's not like you don't have enough to do on the build itself. I've been checking in every day and really like how it's coming along. 

 

 

Thanks, Chucky. Its been an interesting build. Usually I make the decals first but this time I had to do the body mods first so I could have something to fit the decals to. I'm hoping to finally prime the body so i can see what fine sanding I need to do to clean up any dips and scratches.

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, April 16, 2018 7:56 PM
Man Mark...looking forward to seeing this in Primer for sure...
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:48 AM

Gary Davis
Man Mark...looking forward to seeing this in Primer for sure...
 

 

Me too, Gary. Primer lets you know how much work you have left to do. You think its smooth and it turns out not to be the case and you actually have a lot more to do before you can paint.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:11 AM

I made a body guage to see where the exhaust ports go and also the jack location.

 

 

 

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Posted by Gary Davis on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:12 PM
Looking good Mark.....
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:05 AM
Thanks, Gary. I got the first coat of primer on yesterday.
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:04 AM
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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:35 AM

I sprayed the universal metallic silver to keep the blue body from bleeding through what will be the white finish coat. I dont want the final color to be a blue tinted white color.

 

 

 

 

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:57 PM
Not my usual cuppa Tea , but the detailing so far looks superb ! I quite like it as it is in the silver myself .
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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, April 27, 2018 6:51 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Not my usual cuppa Tea , but the detailing so far looks superb ! I quite like it as it is in the silver myself .
 

 

Thanks, Spencer. Yes I was hoping my driver would be in a Chevy or Ford but he was hired full time by a Toyota team so thats what I'm building.

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, April 27, 2018 7:23 PM

She's progressing nicely, Mark, although I do prefer the older Nascar and Grand National racers you have built previously, where they actually were road cars to begin with.  That's an impressive amount of body mods you've got there, would you mind telling me what putty/filler you use?  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, April 27, 2018 7:35 PM
awesome work .interesting project
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:07 AM

nottheband

She's progressing nicely, Mark, although I do prefer the older Nascar and Grand National racers you have built previously, where they actually were road cars to begin with.  That's an impressive amount of body mods you've got there, would you mind telling me what putty/filler you use?  Cheers, and thanx.

Steve

 

 

Thanks, Steve and Aussie. Steve I try to add as much styrene first so I dont have to use alot of putty. I use Tamiya White putty because I no longer can find squadron putty locally. I prefer squadron because it doesnt shrink as much as tamiya.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:34 PM

Put the final primer coat on. just need to sand and shoot the paint and then I can finish making the decals.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Sunday, April 29, 2018 7:33 AM

G'day Mark.  Thanx for the feedback on your putty preferences.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:51 PM

Your welcome, Steve. I got the paint on the model and think I'm pretty happy with it. Now I can really concentrate on finishing up the millions of decals I have to make for it. Just kidding, but these modern cars do have a lot of contengencies.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 4:04 PM

I finished painting the body and then found out that I had the rear bumper wrong. the only ref picture I had of the rear of the car was from preseason testing in primer. So I assumed it was like that for racing. Some one at another website posted me a picture of a car in race livery and sure enough the rear bumper is flat instead of having the depression with the 5 fasteners in it. At first I wasn't going to change it but then decided it was worth a try, so wish me luck that I dont completely mess it up. 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:15 PM

Ah, the quest for perfection. At least you got the correct look before the point of no return. Wish you luck? I'm sure this is a piece of cake for you.  CakeSmile 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:30 AM

chucky

Ah, the quest for perfection. At least you got the correct look before the point of no return. Wish you luck? I'm sure this is a piece of cake for you.  CakeSmile 

 

 

Thanks , Chucky. We'll see how it turns out.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:58 PM

I need to fix the rear bumper without messing up the paint on the rest of the car.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 07, 2018 9:54 AM

Fixed the paint on the rear bumper. Its not perfect but Im hoping the clear will fill it in some more. Finally finished making all the decals. I just need to put them on sheets and then paint and build the chassis.

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:47 PM

Man Mark...this is really looking GREAT my friend! You've got me sitting on the edge waiting to see this puppy with all the decals on it...LOL

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:42 PM
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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:47 PM

Dang that looks GOOD! The sit you got looks perfect Mark...

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:58 PM

Thanks, Gary. If you don't do these mods these cars look like off road racers. They're not hard mods to do either. I don't know why the engineers on these kits can't do just a little more tweeking to get the models to look more like the real cars.

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  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:12 PM
Man...I hear you on that Mark. Seems like they are stuck on making the kits TOY LIKE. At least the US manufactures do.
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, May 14, 2018 1:03 PM

True, and another thing that gripes me about these kits is they say they are snap kits. but know way one of theses is staying together without glue.

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