The Hawaiian funny car Revell kit of a drag racer
Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:32 AM
All the chrome plated parts were stripped, flash cleaned up then painted Mithryl silver. The thin frontend parts were difficult to clean up, could easily have broke them. Lots of parts to cleanup and paint.
Some parts were gold painted, rear wheels, blower case, oil pan.
The body is basically one piece, needing to add the front and rear spoilers. The alignment of the body is fine, with no twists. I did fill in the roof trap door, this wasn't a feature on the Hawaiian. I then primed the body.
The rear glass does have the pinapple cutouts, three of them.
Hopefully i'll be able to do the color coats this weekend, will be Metallic blue on body and chassis. This i will probably do with a spray bomb.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:52 AM
I'm using Tamiya Primer in a spray can, seems to be my new way of painting lately. The parts holders are simple pieces of wood with 1.25" finishing nails in rows. The roach clips i bought from The Source in bulk bag, you might find cheaper at electrical shops. I coated the boards with clear urethane(?) to make cleaning them easier.
Box says this is the car built after the big wreck. I think that was at the 1969 Winternationals. They rebuilt the car with a smaller body. The instructions show where to cut the body for larger wheel openings, but i have seen a couple of pics with the wheel openings "stock" and that is how i will do this build. I like the way it looks with the smaller openings. Looking around the 'net i see a lot of stuff on the old funnies and front engine dragsters. Spent a few hours just looking around. One funny car i would like to do is the Ramchargers Challenger, always liked the white with red stripe scheme.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:33 AM
I was able to dryfit the body to frame to check alignment and fit, looks ok. Has the typical nose-in-the-weeds rear up hot rod stance.
Still some small stuff to do, might be done next week.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:14 AM
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:34 AM
Really like some of the Tamiya spray cans, especially the primer. I've used two of the gloss sprays and really happy with the results. Tried their Light Ghost Grey(IIRC) and it was a poor match. I will use more in the future. I did finish the build a few days ago, kinda messed up when i installed the windshield. There are a couple of spots where the glue shows, darn. Some pics of the build.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:39 AM
The body is supposed to be a mini version of the real thing. I don't have a Charger body, but i can compare it to a 1969 Dodge Dart in this pic. Shows the Dart is bigger than the Charger, the Charger was a much larger car than the Dart.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:00 AM
All the best
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