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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 28 Jun 2014, 1:50 am

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Coming along well, so far!  I believe you're right.  Original engine had that odd NASCAR styled single carb manifold.  It may have been a Petty large scale car (?).  If it had dual front shocks you can bet on it.

Yeah, Another modeler said the front wheel openings were NASCAR and it has a fuel cell in back otherr things point to a race car.
All I did today was make a gauge to put on one of the fuel runners.  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sun 29 Jun 2014, 6:55 pm

You are doing excellent work on the big General Clay,well done.  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 2:06 pm

Reinforced the cowl with piano wire before trying to hog out the underside if the grill.


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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 3:10 pm

A sneak peak at a Willys?   
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 4:20 pm

LOL. The Willys was in my care package. Just took it out of some brake fluid !
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 5:39 pm

Cool!
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Wed 02 Jul 2014, 4:12 pm

Adhering to my usual practice of minimal effort interiors, I am going Mincraft one better over their sad effort of re-tooling the one on the Gen Lee. Not wanting to try to get something from that, I am simply gluing the interior side panels to the inside of the body.


  One of my peeves are tires extending outside of the fender lines. I realize that the Gen Lee is  a redneck thing where xtra wide wheel track is common, despite thinning the inside of the wheel openings as much as possible, I fear I'm going top have a problem. Wish I had the forethought to narrow the rear end at the time.
  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:46 pm

The final mod. I'll clean this up and will be starting the painting. Then we'll see how the rest of this Mincraft abortion will go together !


  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 2:30 pm

You are being to hard on yourself Clay.... It's looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:22 pm

I agree, it looks good to me.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 4:18 pm

Nice job Clay! It looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:50 pm

Looks good from here.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 1:10 pm

This model is alive and well. Just been sitting in white base coat, waiting. I know what I want to do. I did a similar piece by hand on a smaller model . It was a tad sloppy.


I needed a special decal for the current WIP, the care package #1, so I have ordered the starter pack DIY decals from MIcro Mark, and hopefully, I can make a decal of this version I have worked up for the Big General.I need to overcome a new editing program (Picasa) to get this cropped and resized.  The starter decal pack is probably limited, so I hope I can get some usable stuff before the supply runs dry. But, This is the basis that I want to incorporate in the paint job.

Lot of new stuff to try with out mucking it up!
  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 3:33 pm

If you are not mucking up sometimes Clay, you're not learning!!

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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 5:43 pm

Bit the bullet this morning and laid the color. I used Krylon 'Rust Tough  Enamel', so it will have to do some serious waiting time before I try to touch up the bleed throughs and remove glue residue where I masked off for the decals.



  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 6:17 pm

I like the colour you picked out Clay.  I caught up with this and you did an incredible job on that engine.  Next best thing to the real thing in my books.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 8:34 pm

A real knock out color, Clay.

  
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sat 19 Jul 2014, 10:34 pm

Now that's a nice "in your face" blue.
It'll look awesome when it's all together, and to be honest...... I can't wait to see it!
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sun 20 Jul 2014, 8:35 pm

Sweet. Nice shade of blue. You are right the Krylon paint is slow curing.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 3:32 pm

I have the decals applied. There are a few wrinkles formed as the solvent is drying. Hopefully it will be alright. If not I'll have to do some camouflaging.
When this dries, I'll be coating it with a couple coats of clear for protection, then it's airbrush enhancement time!

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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 5:56 pm

 

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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 7:18 pm

Looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 8:03 pm

Looks good, Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sun 03 Aug 2014, 12:27 pm

looks sharp to me too !
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PostSubject: Re: BIG General   Sun 03 Aug 2014, 2:02 pm

Looks great. It's a good shade to pick. Good luck on the clear coat later.
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