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It's looking awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed 11 Nov 2015, 1:47 am

Yea I think I got a bad batch of hardener..never had it do that...but I do lay the coats on, so I had had a couple to spare haha.....as you can see, its working out decent. Thank you for checking it out...more very soon.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu 12 Nov 2015, 3:18 am

I made spoiler extension using clear acetate.. cut to shape. I will apply some Slixx rivets decals.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu 12 Nov 2015, 10:37 am

Good looking spoiler Ron.

Why not use turned down brass sewing pins for rivets. I think they would look much better.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu 12 Nov 2015, 6:13 pm

I have seen those rivet decals on a couple builds and man they look good. I have been thinking about getting a sheet of them.
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Some chassis work started, hope to get alittle more done today on it.

Ron
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 17 Nov 2015, 3:21 pm

Masking off bodies is a skill in itself.  You did a very fine job.  Fingers crossed for luck, wish u well!
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Nice, really looking good Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue 17 Nov 2015, 4:21 pm

The frame is looking great Ron.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed 18 Nov 2015, 1:55 am

Thank you fellas..glad you like. I will have more updates here soon.

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Brilliant paint job Ron and everything looks great so far, how did you make the red chrome nos bottle??
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 21 Nov 2015, 4:28 pm

The fire extinguisher came with the kit, just sprayed it with Tamiya clear red. Heres the final pics of the body, now I will get the chassis done..and start getting this one wraped up.

Ron
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 21 Nov 2015, 5:11 pm

Ohhhh. the body of this flopper is looking wonderful. Are the white areas on the top and the sides decals? If it is paint, it looks great. If it is decals, nice job, and the decals came out nice and white (without any bleed through).

Either way, this is looking great!
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 21 Nov 2015, 5:27 pm

Thank you, the white area is decals from Slixx.. doubled up to prevent bleed through. I clear coated it all with Gravity urethane clear..polished out with Gravity 3 step polish. I will post some pics of the chassis progress later today..
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 21 Nov 2015, 7:26 pm

Looks great Ron. Mate at Gravity Paints really has a quality product. Super.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 21 Nov 2015, 9:00 pm

Yes he definitely does...he and I have become really great friends over the past year. Good people!!
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The body is looking super sharp Ron. Nice one!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun 22 Nov 2015, 5:47 am

Got the rear axle in place, as well as the headache bars and the fuel tank....

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That chassis rocks, Ron. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 28 Nov 2015, 5:00 am

Thanks Buck, heres a small update, getting the front suspension started.

Ron
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Your color choices really add a great contrast to everything. Excellent work Ron.
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The chassis is looking sweet Ron. Nice work painting the moulded in belts too.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun 29 Nov 2015, 2:14 am

Cool fer sure, love the body color combo.  The M/T funny cars were always first class in parts.  I remember the radio ads promoting its "titanium chassis" and we wondered how anyone cold beat it, then realized driver, engine tuning and getting the power to the track are more major factors!  Thanx!
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Thanks a lot guys..glad you like. I know some of the parts colors aren't historically correct Im sure..but it just makes a model car look busy. haha....I have the body and wheel colors as accurate as I can be though. More soon....
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