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PostSubject: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Thu 05 Nov 2015, 4:59 am

I started this one a couple weeks ago. This is mostly what I build is funny cars and the occasional muscle car. Here's one of many reference pics I have..but this gives you an idea, in case you've never seen the real thing. This kit is based on using the Jungle Jim Vega funny car from Revell.



Got the body parts glued in place, gaps filled and sanded smooth....then a coat of gray etching primer






As always I am using Slixx decal, and some Resin parts.



Using the kit engine..but a resin blower hat

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Thu 05 Nov 2015, 1:24 pm

I didn't know Mickey Thompson had a Vega.  I'll enjoy seeing this one finished fer sure!
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Thu 05 Nov 2015, 5:46 pm

Nice start Ron, Good to see you building again.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Thu 05 Nov 2015, 8:18 pm

popcorn popcorn

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Thu 05 Nov 2015, 10:06 pm

Hi Ron,

This body would make a great looking 'Mad Max' type vehicle too...

Andy... popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 1:15 am

I appreciate it fellas.. I sprayed in all in white Tamiya primer once all the body work was satisfactory.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 1:37 am

Zbuckster wrote:
Nice start Ron, Good to see you building again.


Ditto !!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 2:49 am

Engine update..gotta spray the blower/hat with alclad..




Sprayed the wheels with a shade of gold to match the real thing...

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 5:21 am

Looks good Ron
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Fri 06 Nov 2015, 11:04 am

Engine looks good Ron.

Were there a lot of mould lines to clean up on the one piece chassis?

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sat 07 Nov 2015, 2:40 am

Thanks guys,

Al, yes a lot of clean up...took a lot of patience haha. But they do turn out decent when done. I will have some more pics here shortly.


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sat 07 Nov 2015, 4:21 am

The Tru Blue basecoat is sprayed... really nice match for the real thing I think.



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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sat 07 Nov 2015, 4:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sat 07 Nov 2015, 5:17 pm

Got the front tire decals on..used old style good year decals from slixx.



Slixx decals are in place.



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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sun 08 Nov 2015, 5:07 pm

started wiring the engine..waiting on the blower and hat to dry, then will spray it alchlad and install it and wire the other side of engine.


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sun 08 Nov 2015, 6:46 pm

Nice work, Ron. Slixx Decals are so much better than the box stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Sun 08 Nov 2015, 7:17 pm

Absolutely Buck!! Once I finish this Vega up I have a really unique Funny car build coming up using somemore Slixx decals..BUT I want to finish this one before I let my attention span get "squirrel dog'd" haha.


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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Mon 09 Nov 2015, 2:08 pm

Nice work so far. The detail of the Slixx product really help with the build looking less toy like.
I love Slixx.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Mon 09 Nov 2015, 5:37 pm

Body and decals are looking superb Ron, as is the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 2:05 am

Thanks fellas...
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 4:16 am

Urethane clear sprayed, had to do some serious wet sanding to get it leveled..




after it was all wet sanded level..I polished it out with 3 part polish compound from Gravity...




Then after some fine polishing with the finishing compound..it seems to POP.
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 4:25 am

You already know how much I love your drag subjects Ron, that paint really pops.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 10:03 am

Looks like you got some serious orange peel Ron.

Great rescue though, it looks great.

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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 1:54 pm

That is one shiney paint job Ron

I'll echo Al above ... well rescued
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PostSubject: Re: 1973 Mickey Thompson Vega Funny Car   Tue 10 Nov 2015, 5:05 pm

I use that same technique when wet sanding my clear coat. Nice work, great paint.
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