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    mustang1989 got a reaction from RadBaron in 1/48 North American Yale RCAF   
    Comin' along nicely!! 
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from mpk in Lotus 98T A.Senna 1/12   
    This is SO looking cool!! That engine looks GREAT!!! 
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from mpk in HMS Warspite   
    I've often thought of modeling a ship but then I see all the parts and the time involved and think to myself, "Man....my modeling MOJO would disappear after all the time it would take for me to finish something like this.".  Great work so far.
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in My 109 Addiction: Bf109G6 in 1/48: Build-off! Complete   
    Man oh man oh man! I've half a mind to purchase the Tamiya kit after watching this thread. I really appreciate you taking the time to share all of these insights and knowledge. Great work on both of these modern art masterpieces Gazz. You da man.
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from mywifehatesmodels in 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 A1   
    I can't remember the last time I started an aircraft model. Sheesh! What's it been now........five years?? Just haven't felt comfortable with my painting and weathering skills until the finish up of my Ar 234 last year. Additionally, automotive modeling has given me a new spin on airbrushing. Well....I guess it's about time to bust out with one huh? 

    We'll be going with Tamiya's offering So.....let's dance.

    Here's what's in the arsenal for this build:
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in My 109 Addiction: Bf109G6 in 1/48: Build-off! Complete   
    I don't blame you Gaz. Money is just one of the things that factors to consider in with a decision to strive for near perfection. The other is the amount of work we put into our project. If it's only a two day project then it's no big deal.................a project spanned out over the course of several months......................................is an entirely different situation. It almost mandates the very best we can do throughout the whole build. The leaning engine in my "Demon II" F-100 was too much for me to handle after everything I'd put into that truck. It almost becomes an "All or Nothing" deal in the quest to get it right. Very nice recovery friend.
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from Lothar in 1/48 Tamiya Me-262 A1   
    I can't remember the last time I started an aircraft model. Sheesh! What's it been now........five years?? Just haven't felt comfortable with my painting and weathering skills until the finish up of my Ar 234 last year. Additionally, automotive modeling has given me a new spin on airbrushing. Well....I guess it's about time to bust out with one huh? 

    We'll be going with Tamiya's offering So.....let's dance.

    Here's what's in the arsenal for this build:
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from Panzerwomble in My year of 2020 in Scale   
    Man that's alot of work in a year!! Wow!! 
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in Lotus 98T A.Senna 1/12   
    This is SO looking cool!! That engine looks GREAT!!! 
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    I didn't like the interior much on this kit. For one....I cannot STAND molded in foot pedals and I don't care for the ejector pin marks in all four corners of the flooring either. And they are like in painfully obvious and highly visible places. It's not "correct" but I had to modify the rear of the interior to move those slicks further inboard so they don't protrude outside of the rear fenders all crazy looking. I also had to modify the rear of the chassis alot (which I am still working on) for the same reason. Secondly, this kit is severely lacking in detail so I'm hoping to improve on that as time goes along here.
    A shot showing the OOB molded in pedals and flooring.



    another shot showing the interior mods a little clearer:(as well as those nasty ejector pin marks):



    We start the mod process by sawing off the foot board/ lower firewall area of the interior:



    and then after the new Evergreen floor and lower firewall area were cut to fit and moved into place. There....much better.

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    I haven't done a race car in I don't know how long but I've had this Jo-Han Maverick in my stash for a couple of years and wanted to build it but didn't know what theme I was going with until I saw Don Nicholson's ride. I knew right away that I HAD to build it....and so.....along with my re-intro here I'll give this my best shot.


    The kit (I bought this kit a couple of years back for $50......you don't want to know what it goes for these days....WOW!!) 




    The Subject:

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Almost forgot......I've also got a 427 SOHC instead of the 429 Boss motor.
     
    Construction started:
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks for the comments everybody. I've been haggling over the tires for the last couple of days and after conversing with Ted Bowe from Ted's Modeling Marketplace back and forth through emails, going through photo shots and doing ALOT of measuring and head scratching I've come up with a new set of slicks that I'm going to use for this thing. Additionally I was concerned with how the front ride height was going to be but once I test fitted everything into place...…….it pretty much fell into place. I might go just a tad lower in the front but I'm pretty happy that I don't have to do much here as this has been quite the gaggle in the way of mods on this car. This is the way this car is going to look now and it seems like it's a lot closer to the reference photos that I have of this car. Now I've just gotta score a Goodyear decal sheet to put the scripts onto the tires.
     
    Reference shot:
     

     
    Updated parts and stance:
     

     

     

     
    This is all a FAR cry from the way I had it:
     

     
    BTW.....did I mention that I found a set of aluminum slots for it?? Yeah.....those are on the way to me from Canada:
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    The chassis has undergone extensive modification in the last couple of weeks. Initially I was headed in a direction with the rear suspension that just wasn't looking right but have since made some changes. First off the front subframe area was shortened by 5/16 of an inch which looked ok but I had to acquire another Mustang kit in order to cut the rear frame rails from it to use in bringing both frame rails further inside to allow those rear slicks to further UNDER the car like the reference shot.

    Before:





    And after repositioning the rear frame rails:






    Before the chassis mods the rear tires were just hanging out there waaaay too far:







    This will be alot better. Gotta get the ride height correct for the rear as well as in the front but that shouldn't be much of a problem. I've also got some better wheels inbound which should help this build out ALOT.



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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks fellas.
     
    Another thing that this kit is totally lacking in is the proper engine bay. I turned to the 67 Mustang kit for this since it's a fairly close match.
     

     
     
     
    On the right is an OOB engine bay in my other Maverick. After some mods and some trimming I've got the initial fit obtained. It's workable and looks like it should do the trick after some more fancy footwork.
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Ok gang....I managed to get the wheels coated in Molotow and the tires all decaled and completed. I didn't use the front wheels with the Molotow on them in the following pictures because this stuff has a minimum cure out of 48 hours. The rears I could handle somewhat because of the dish in the wheels but here's where we're at right now with the wheels/ tires.






    and then I found my headers that are going to give me the perfect clearance. I just cut the flanges off of them and modified the header extensions on the Jo-Han headers to match up with the headers and we're all set. Another major hurdle of this build overcome.





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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    A little more progress as of late. Been working on this thing all week long. Starting to get googly eyed....



    Got a few more bits on. Oil filter, starter, bellhousing and transmission have all been painted up and installed. Working on the intake area of the build now which is where all the details are going to be. Stuff like ignition wiring, throttle linkage, fuel lines and all the mumbo jumbo stuff that goes in there....



    All test fitted together with a set of carbs that I have in the stash. Proper Dominators will go on top when I get 'em in the mail....









    and for test fitting the engine into the frame to check out header options, header to frame clearances and general fit..... so I don't damage or mess up any of the details that I'm building here I've got another 427 that came in a glue bomb Maverick that I got in the mail that's undergoing a restoration/ transformation.



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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Hit the 427 SOHC engine pretty hard yesterday morning. Progress so far.....
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks Shawn. It sure took a lot of work to get it there.
     
    Ok gang....the first of the corrections has been accomplished. Where I cut the decals to fit what I thought was a little bit better and turned out being too much above the wheel openings has now been corrected. I've gotta touch up the interior headlining a little bit now but that's small stuff. The more I looked at this the more it bugged me. I had the Penzoil decal lift on me during the mask off process but this has since been replaced.
     
    Before...paying close attention to the white area above the wheel openings...
     

     
     
    And after the corrections....Next up....the roof.
     
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks fellas! 
    Man.....I really goofed not looking at my references well enough beforehand. I've been pondering over the course of the last few days how to best approach painting that white roof and I think I've got it figured out now. In any case I trudged ahead with some decals.
     
    Here's where we're at now with the 3rd Mock Up:




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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks Kevin.
     
    Well gang....progress at last. I've been hard at work on this bad boy and have not posted anything due to trying to hit the bench a little harder. Here she is in the primer stage:



    and after I let that all dry out I hit it with color (Tamiya Pure Red dispensed from the can and shot through the AB) the next day. Didn't have to do ANY sanding to the primer coat.



    A couple of mock ups once the color coat had dried....couldn't help myself but to do this but have to admit that Mavericks look a little out of the ordinary in red:



    Was able to tuck the rear tires a little further inward as well. Also need to work on raising the front of the car some and bringing those front tires outward a bit. I'll get there.....
     

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks Kevin.
     
    I'm getting pretty close to being done with the dash. I took a couple of liberties with it just to have at least a little fun. I still have the foot pedals to construct and put under it and to install a tachometer on the dash but it's pretty much where I want it. I took Macro shots against my better judgement. With that being said, the blems that show up in this pic won't be seen by the naked eye. 

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Finished up the hood this morning. Applying white over red was NOT an easy job to do. Fought the color bleed through thing all the way BUT....I got it! 

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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Kevin: It's slowly starting to pick up a little speed now that I've got some parts to work with. 
     
    Gaz: Thanks buddy!! 
     
     
    Just got these in from Scott at Futureattractions. Hands down the best Holley Dominator carburetors out there.
     
    Just gotta get 'em a little cleaned up, prepped for details and painted now:




     
     
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    mustang1989 got a reaction from GDW in Jo-Han Maverick-Dyno Don's Ride-One Yr Project-Complete!!   
    Thanks you guys!
     
    This build has been going a lot slower than a lot of my other ones just because of parts....and the money to get them. Used to I would buy everything I needed BEFORE a build. Now I'm having to spread everything out as I can afford it. Things are slowly coming together now. Sometimes it's a "one step forward and two steps backwards" gig. Like today for instance, I saw that one of the rear wheels that I shot with Molotow has cracking in the chrome finish. Dunno what happened there as the other rear wheel is ok. Guess it's a bath in oven cleaner and a re-shoot for that one though. The other thing that I've noticed was the rear bumper. There are two HUGE sink marks on the outside of the bumper where the two mounting tabs are located on the inside of the bumper. Looks like that's gonna get stripped and some body work is coming down the pike. One thing after another with this kit...………...BUT......that's modeling.

    The other thing that has been hampering me is myself. Like....forgetting to paint the roof white for instance. After the clear cured out it left a rough surface and I've spent the last few days wet sanding it out and polishing it back to the smooth finish that I had to start with when I first took photos of the corrected roof. And just yesterday I saw where I forgot to paint the tail light panel black. No biggie....just masked off and shot it semi gloss black this morning and it turned out ok.

    Updated Mock up shots:
     
     
     

     

     

     

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