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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 1:03 am

As they say, whether the cage is "period correct" depends on what era it's for. I love the pre '67 'Stangs. Yours is both clever in engine work and not overdone in bringing it to race condition. Thanx for a nice treat.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 10:37 pm

Tthe Cross Boss looks good in there. Would it clear the bonnet if you removed the air filter?
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 11:46 pm

That's Plan C, Steve.
I don't really want to spoil the bonnet outline with a nasty scoop, so the nice air filter will have to be omitted ,
and I will drill out and detail the Autolite set up - maybe add small ram pipes if there is room.

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Thu 10 Oct 2013, 2:35 pm

Progress has again slowed on the Mustang due to Signwriting commissions this week, but here is how it's going:



Cage painted (actually redder than in the photo)& Floorpan painted with scratchbuilt tunnel/rear tubs.
I need to finish off the interior detail: Shifter/Clocks/Fire bottles, etc.
The rear springs and axle from the kit are poor so I will use layers of thin plastic sheet to make new springs and find a decent diff.
I'm still trying to convince Mrs.Dadooronron that I need to spend £100+ ($156+)
on a digital camera to just photograph my models, but I think I am wearing her down.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Thu 10 Oct 2013, 7:49 pm

You can get a camera for 70 quid in Tesco!

Any pics of the Mk2 Escort in the background?
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Fri 11 Oct 2013, 4:53 pm

The Escort must have been built about 25 years ago - Made by ESCI, ‘Eaton Axles’ version.
I was building it as a copy of a friend’s club car - but never finished it, as usual.
It was brush painted in Signwriters enamel (Keeps or One Shot). Using a ½” one stroke signwriters brush, it left no brush strokes,
had lots of pigment and the paint dried within the hour so didn’t pick up any dust.

 

Regards cameras, I know there are cheaper cameras out there but I’m looking for one with good DPI for clearer close ups.
Problem lies with Mrs.D., since retiring we now have a joint bank account and I can’t sneak any purchases through
without being interrogated.  When I had my business account it didn’t matter - that’s how I built my race cars!
(She’s not that bad really!)
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Fri 11 Oct 2013, 8:30 pm

Nice Mk2 Ron.
Hard to get these days, I got one eventually from Canada!

It's a Revell rebox, much sanding needed. LOL

Shay.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sat 12 Oct 2013, 11:40 am

One Shot is great paint. I use it a lot.
Little gem looking good !
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sat 12 Oct 2013, 9:14 pm

Mustang coming along good   MK2 looks very nice   As far as a camera goes SWEET TALK might do it or a solid hint for christmas How about a barter trade, something she wants for something you want 50 
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sat 12 Oct 2013, 9:49 pm

   She's got me - what else could she want ???
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sat 12 Oct 2013, 11:41 pm

That makes perfect sense to me.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 3:23 am

Maybe something for the kitchen, sewing room or something she is interested in doing ( hobby wise )  

I'm single so I don't have this problem but when I was married and my wife said something about my hobby I would tell her which would she like me to do

1. Go hang out in bars and chase women.

2. Come home with the kids and you and work on my models.

She would always pick 2. and then wouldn't say anything about for about a year  
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 6:20 pm

Cameras were the least of my problems today - paint on the Mussy project being the biggest.
...Body all primed, flatted and ready for topcoat....new tin of Tamiya Bright Red, warmed and vigorously shaken.
..first squirt - splatter. (quickly find new nozzel). Second squirt - splatter!
Just as well I started on the bonnet - quick wipe of thinners and I was back to square one.
I’ve been happy with Tamiya before so I think this was just a rogue can.

However, a tin of Tornado Red bought from the local autoshop to touch up my VW Golf, but never used, turns out better.
It appears to be several shades darker than my car, and darker than I really wanted on the Mustang, but it’ll do.
Lacquer seems to be okay too.

Working on my son’s principle of painting the body first, so if it fouls up, time hasn’t been wasted on all the other build up
- I moved my cars out of the garage, covered the bikes, and had a session of painting several kits this afternoon
Not show standard maybe, but not that bad.
Phew ! Project Mustang continues !





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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sun 13 Oct 2013, 8:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Tue 15 Oct 2013, 3:12 am

They all look good  Never cared for spray cans, do use them once in a while
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Tue 15 Oct 2013, 10:22 am

The interior is looking real good Ron.

What did you use for the roll cage padding and cable ties?

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Tue 15 Oct 2013, 9:56 pm

...I’m afraid rattle-cans are my easiest way to get a half decent finish.
I do have a couple of small compressors and a few airbrushes that I use in my signwriting,
but there is a difference in detailing 2ft high lettering to painting small models to show standards.
I have to admit, although I have been building models for some time, I am still an amateur and lack the finesse of others,
and I am in awe of those that can add such fine detail.
With more time on my hands now, I’m hoping to improve with tips I’m picking up from this forum.

The roll cage padding is already moulded into the cage, Al, which I painted matt grey
- with strips of 1mm self adhesive black vinyl for the ties.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Thu 17 Oct 2013, 9:31 pm

Here's how the Mustang is looking up to now, with still a few more hours to go.

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Thu 17 Oct 2013, 10:16 pm

That's looking good Ron.

You'll be able to enter MOM this month yet!!

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Thu 17 Oct 2013, 11:26 pm

That is going to be gorgeous!!!
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Fri 18 Oct 2013, 2:52 am

That's looking great   Good paint and great detail on the chassis and engine. Going to be killer when it's finished 001 
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Fri 18 Oct 2013, 11:37 am

Thanks all - things have been going along all too well with this build,
and can't help the feeling it might all go pear-shaped towards the end, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Sat 19 Oct 2013, 11:53 am

Colors are great.
It's looking good!

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Tue 12 Nov 2013, 1:15 pm

Hello ....Just an update on the Mussy...progress is slowly going on, and is in the latter stages.

Exhaust system to be fabricated
Foil around screens before fitting the glass
Interior door panels to be fitted
and looking for decent headlights....plus numerous little odds and sods.

it's all the waiting for paint to dry and cement to cure that mainly slows progress - but getting there.

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PostSubject: Re: '66 Mustang Historic Racing Saloon   Tue 12 Nov 2013, 4:47 pm

I love it. Looks race ready, almost. Nice work.
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