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Old 03-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #21
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So, this happened this weekend. I have been trying to clear out kits and parts that I don't need or will probably ever build. While looking for some packing tape to box stuff up to ship, I realized I never actually mounted the light above my wife's craft desk. I took over her desk during my big push to get things done for the showdown, and that was whrre the Denny Hamlin car ended up, waiting to be put into an acrylic case for protection.

I didn't laugh, I didn't cry, I didn't even hulk smash. I just stood there, in utter shock. Thankfully the damage is minimal and easily repaired. It did split the back window in two, however, I have one on its way.

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Old 03-12-2018, 01:08 PM   #22
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I tasked myself with cleaning up the hobby room and organizing the workbench before I really get started on anything else. Pegboard, new lights, reference computer up and running, etc.

I will be starting on a Cobra build for 01yz2nv tonight. Dropping the body in brake fluid to strip it back down to plastic and clean up some molding issues.





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Sucks about the crash. Glad it's not too major.

Congrats on the wins, even if they weren't the ones you had your eye on.
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Sucks about the crash. Glad it's not too major.

Congrats on the wins, even if they weren't the ones you had your eye on.
Yeah. It could have been MUCH worse. No body damage, just a broken window and some things dislodged.

The show was a learning experience. Hopefully what I have planned for next year, they will contend just the same!

For my first build after 10 years, I was extremely happy to be one of 3 considered for best of show.

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Old 03-12-2018, 07:16 PM   #25
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Would you be able to replicate the Paxton Novi I have on my car now? It wasnít on in the engine pics I sent you. If so Iíll have to send you some pics when I have everything buttoned up.
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Would you be able to replicate the Paxton Novi I have on my car now? It wasnít on in the engine pics I sent you. If so Iíll have to send you some pics when I have everything buttoned up.
Should be able to. I know there are several people who offer 3d printed centrifugal supercharges. Worst case, I can modify one of those.

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Some of you may remember this from the old board. I think it was the old board. It was brought up in one of my Facebook groups. My old foxbody coupe master. Tje mold I had made turned out to be junk and at the time I didn't have the money, or connections, to get a new mold made.

The more I looked at the few decent bodies I got, which still needed considerable amounts of work to be usable, the more I didn't like the molding around the rear quarter windows and the back glass. I deciced I would set out to correct it. Unfortunately, all of my stuff got packed up, Revell released their LX coupe, and I abandoned it.

Well, it was mentioned in the tbread on FB that the Revell coupe was a bit of an abomination. The top appeared severely chopped.

Tonight I pulled out my master and compared it to the Revell piece, and they were right, the roof was horrible. Their other details were great, but that roof.

So, I have decided to add this to my 2018 projects. Correct the details on my master and make a mold, or have one made.

You can also see the hood for my 03 Cobra conversion in the pic

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Old 03-14-2018, 01:29 PM   #28
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I've been working on the quarter window on the coupe. I feel like it is getting close. The overall size and the opening size feel right. I need to pick up some styrene stock for the "gasket". The original version had a raised frame, which I wasn't happy with. I'm wanting to end up with something that is almost flush with the body panels so that it resembles the weatherstripping more so than a drip rail! My plan for this is to attach some styrene strip and sand it down to where I need it.

You can see in this picture that this cast is pretty rough, lots of air bubbles. I'm working on filling those as well. Once I give it a once over with filler and get it cleaned up, I will strip it down again and hit it with some moon mud (a high build primer, sold by a scale finishes company. I believe it is dupont variprime). Once that is done, I will sand it out with 1K paper to give it a smooth finish, clear with urethane clear, and then it will be ready to make a mold. I'm also planning on making a mold for the front and rear bumpers to be able to convert the 1/24 Revell GT and convertible GT to LX models.

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There has to be an army of folks dying to get a model version of their coupe. Totally underserved part of the market.
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That is exactly where this conversion started. So many awesome coupes for inspiration, and at the time, there was only one option available, that was out of production making it expensive and hard to find.

Now, Revell has released the '90 LX coupe, however, it is an abomination. The detail from the tops of the doors down was good, the roof however was a different story. It appears that it was chopped 2-3 inches.

I had a list of about 20 people who were in line for this when it was complete. I got the master completed, sent it out for a mold, then waited. Once I got it back, the gentleman who made the mold used some scraps of silicone to save $$ for him and myself. Unfortunately, some of those scraps settled extremely close to the roof and caused casing issues. The roof was EXTREMELY wavy, resulting in a product that I could not sell at full value to my interested parties. So, I cast and sold LX conversion bumpers for the GT and convertible kits. Then, the more I looked at my master, the more I realized there were a few things that just weren't right. So, I saved one of the last casts I pulled from the mold and started correcting it. Here is where I'm at. Thankfully, I still have the mold if I eff this one up I can MAYBE re-cast another. Once I have some suitably sized styrene strip on hand, this will finish up pretty quick, then it is on to making a mold and hoping I don't screw it up!
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:53 PM   #31
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Well, I think I am finally ready to get back to buildig. I took the time to get cleaned up and organized. Hopefully this will help relieve some of the stress from losing parts and tools in a pile of junk on the desk!

First up, a really slick cobra. Hopefully the body is done stripping tomorrow so I can start cleaning up some mold seams and get it ready for primer.

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Made a little progress on the cobra. This is the most work ai have put into a paint job. Primed, sanded, primed, sanded, tacked, and now silver. The silver will get hit with 2k grit paper and then a wet coat. After that, a coat of clear. Then I will decide if I am doing decal stripes or painted stripes.

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Work space looks much better. That's gotta feel good.
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Work space looks much better. That's gotta feel good.
yeah, there are still a couple of areas that need cleaned up, but as a whole, it is much better. Much less stress with everything having a home. The rest of the room needs cleaned and organized before the rest of the bench gets cleaned up.
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My hobby space is currently being packed up for moving to temporary storage. New house to be done in September.... our house going on market in May. I hope to do a better job organizing next time too. I have Planes, trains and automobiles all in my hobby space and a garage filled with cars too.
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Nice, can’t wait to see it come together.
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1/2 of my '03 cobra conversion is nearing completion. I need to shoot this with some primer and see what all is left to clean up.

I ordered some silicone yesterday, hopefully I can start getting this as well as my LX conversion bumpers ready for silicone molds.

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I decided to try and test the ebay market to see what people are paying for nice completed builds. So far, I am disappointed. Not even half way to my reserve price!


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192496149112


I've even decided to try amd list a couple of painted bodies, I know a few guys selling them at $50+ just for a finished body. I'm trying to find and tap into that market:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192499303498

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192502438094


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I decided to try and test the ebay market to see what people are paying for nice completed builds. So far, I am disappointed. Not even half way to my reserve price!


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192496149112


I've even decided to try amd list a couple of painted bodies, I know a few guys selling them at $50+ just for a finished body. I'm trying to find and tap into that market:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192499303498

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192502438094


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Awesome work! I just think in such a small niche market sales will take a while. Each item may end up listed quite a few times before it sells.
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Awesome work! I just think in such a small niche market sales will take a while. Each item may end up listed quite a few times before it sells.
Yeah, the active auction was more to see if auctions are a viable option. The other two bodies are things that I may never finish, so I listed them to see if they would sell. The GT500 may end up finished and listed as a completed build. Time will tell.
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