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    • January 27, 2019 10:37 AM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Cool build, Vic.

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    • January 27, 2019 2:30 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Primer applied, tried a test of the silver paint I have, it looked TERRIBLE! it's a metallic finish silver and wow it looked bad. I primered over the test and will have to get a non-metallic silver. Shrugs.

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    • January 27, 2019 2:32 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Looking really cool Vic. What a fun piece!!!

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    • January 28, 2019 9:20 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Well I had an explitive filled evening. I gor a can of matte aluminum paint. Same brand as the primer. Sprayed it on... instant crazing! Like big cracks, AAGHH! To make matters worse, while I was trying to figure out what was going on, I knocked over the spray can which hit something that poked a small hole in the side, sending the can rocketing across the driveway! Sheeeee-ooot! What a shitty evening.

      After trashing the can (bag in a bag) i took the car inside and began to carefully sand the crazing off, then I hit a test section with a bottle of Tamiya Flat Aluminum acrylic brush applied, so far look like I will be able to salvage it. Shit Rust-Oleum paint, I should have used Krylon. 

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    • January 28, 2019 9:25 PM EST
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      Oh no!!! Here's hoping salvage is successful.

    • January 28, 2019 9:25 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Trying to stay on the positive side. No promises about finishing on time.

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    • January 28, 2019 10:44 PM EST
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      Sounds like a terrible, no good kind of day!  On the other hand, Tootse is looking awesome!

       

      [edited to spell Tootsie correctly! d-d-d-d-d-doh!]

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    • January 28, 2019 10:53 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Did I miss something, I didnt know you were doing tootsie also. 

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    • January 29, 2019 1:13 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Sometimes the idea of how to do it just hits me and I am compelled to build it. It hit me late last week and I used Sunday to put it together, the only reason I did so was that I was able to put all the parts aside and start building quickly.

      Good News, a little more sanding and I was able to brush coat the whole Silver Fish in Tamiya Flat Aluminum paint, huge relief to me.

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    • January 29, 2019 1:17 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Jim Rowson said:

      Sounds like a terrible, no good kind of day!  On the other hand, Tootse is looking awesome!

       

      [edited to spell Tootsie correctly! d-d-d-d-d-doh!]

      Toots 

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    • January 29, 2019 11:22 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Body painted, phew. Might need a second coat or some touch ups but after the Monday Night Panic, I'm pretty darn happy with it. The overall tone will be more even and consistent once I hit it with a clear coat. That will be after I add detail paint and some lettering. Getting close.

       

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    • January 29, 2019 1:13 PM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      outstanding!!!

    • January 29, 2019 4:22 PM EST
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      So cool!

    • January 29, 2019 8:03 PM EST
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      That is gonna be great Vic, Gonna be heck, it already is

    • January 29, 2019 10:18 PM EST
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      Vic, amazing.  Although I'm not a whimsical guy, I really like this build.  Its odd, but odd with character and that's good in my book .  Also, what is the red contraption in the background (orange arrow below)

       

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    • January 30, 2019 10:56 AM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Vic, amazing.  Although I'm not a whimsical guy, I really like this build.  Its odd, but odd with character and that's good in my book .  Also, what is the red contraption in the background (orange arrow below)

       

      The red one is my Miks Challenge from 2015, the Red Comet, powered by stinky cheese gas and piloted by inventors extraordinaire Wallace and Grommit. I'm using the same drive mechanism on this model as well.

       

       

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    • January 30, 2019 11:09 AM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      unreal, you have a history ( track record ) " no pun intended" of being sick in the head, love it , carry on, Bill

    • February 2, 2019 10:24 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
         
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      Windows painted, name plate attached and...Toots is almost finished as well. Both have a few more things needed to be done but I am glad I'm early as I don't know how much time I will have next week to work on it. Pics Monday.

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