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#76 Tex

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

Man, that is a sweet ride, Jairus! Wunderbar!


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

Absolutely AWSOME!! :)


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:41 PM

She's a real beauty Jairus! :good:

 

The steering wheel isn't too big, remember, "bigger is better". :)


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

 

 

Two huge dust motes landed on my beautiful clear-coat just after I shot the paint. Right on the nose above the number, see them? Been waiting days for the paint to cure so I can wet sand the whole thing and take another shot at it.

 

Aren't you afraid you'll penetrate the clearcoat and cut the red paint?  What do you use - 1500?


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:28 PM

2500 grit and the clear had two coats on it. I never went through.

But the third and 4th coat I hurried a touch and got one sag along the side. I drug it out with a soft brush and most of the lines went away. But it's still there.... arrrrgg.

Oh well.
 


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

You must have reached the same point as I did, just Git-er-Done! I also made many compromises and concessions along the way, but worked through them just to finish. I didn't even attempt to rub out the paint on the Merc, so it lives on with all the orange peel that came with the top coat. These big projects can tire anyone out.

 

Might I also add that if we had known there would be this much time for the build, many may have turned out with a little more detail too...


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Jairus, on the 1/1 car, is the smoke coming from the tires, or the exhaust ? :)  :o


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

Any updates on this car? New photo's? Soooooo close to done. C'mon man, share. :D


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

Guess I forgot to post some final pictures huh?
Sorry guys. Yes it's done. Even been to the track with it and have turned turtle a time or two.  No damage.

Some of the other Proxy cars have arrived. We have 4 so far including mine so I plan to take pictures this weekend and post them.  I'll shoot some of the Maserati too.

 


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:24 AM

Cool and thanks. This has been a great thread. Love your work sir.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:49 PM

Thank you Martin!

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:38 PM

Utterly beautiful car Jairus, first class finish! :D
Good luck to you and Fangio in the upcoming Proxy !

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

Beautiful, Jairus!


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:34 AM

:clapping: very nice car


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

A thread well worth its space. I have really enjoyed this one. Hope it gets pinned.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:53 PM

I share the same opinion.

 

This is simply GREAT! :hi:


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

Beautiful work!!!!!!!!

 

It looks like Senor J.M. Fangio has lost some weight over the years! :)

 

Cheers


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:47 AM

Hi Jairus,

I know that I am very late to see this, but what a stunning build!

Extremely well done sir.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:28 AM

Dug up an old fossil there David, but thank you!
Was a fun project, even if a bit over-engineered. 
Welcome to Slotblog!  Honored this is your first post.
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