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#51 slotcarone

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:25 AM

The real car looks like the low and wide one!!

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

I painted the Honker. I usually paint with a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft. This time I did it with a Coors. I blame the change from Miller to Coors for the shade of purple being more red than the pictures of the real car.......

 

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I like the color and think it will build up into a nice looking car, but I know the "scale police" will be after me. I'll have to lay low!  :mellow:


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 06:25 PM

Very pretty!
What is it?
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:56 PM

Thanks Jairus.

 

What is it? Don't be silly. It's obviously a Pasagon Honker Cargo Van  :crazy:   :

 

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:12 PM

I have a  Tom Andersen repopped Honker to put on a Pablo-built Cukras brass rod chassis. Both items are almost "vintage" now. :)


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:54 PM

No worries Rick, there are many shades of blue and red that are very hard to match.
Even mixing McLaren yellow/orange is a gamble.

 

The car is very pretty as is.

After the stripes are on it'll look GREAT!


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:41 AM

The only time I saw anyone win a race with one of these was Sandy Gross at Berwin on their Engleman style track.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:24 AM

The Honker is one of the all time classics, look forward to seeing more of the build


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:46 PM

I've been struggling with my nemesis..........detail painting with brushes that won't stay steady.   :wacko2:  After many hours the challenge is almost done:

 

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The decals have been given a light coat of Testors Glosscoat and are ready for me to give them a go. I have Patto's 1/32 scale which are a little bit too small and 1/24 that are a little bit too big.... :dash2: :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:38 PM

I feel your pain my friend.


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:18 PM

Do your decals like NASCAR ones -- 1/24 on hood and 1/32 on sides.


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:40 PM

Thanks Jairus. :)

 

Don, "It's like deja vu all over again!" That's exactly what I ended up doing.... :crazy: :dance3:


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:22 PM

Here's the finished car:

 

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I love the big "Honk'n" pipes:  :crazy:

 

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The interior is just a piece of vacuum-formed plastic but with a little paint (even from my very shaky brush) I think it provides a nice level of detail with minimal weight to hinder performance:

 

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On the track:

 

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Thanks to everyone who followed along with the project. :)

 


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

Another fine looking slot car, Rick! Some day I hope to build a Honker too.  :)


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:59 PM

:heart: :heart: :heart:  I'd attach more hearts, but Cheater's limit is 3, I don't want to get banned LOL

Bad to the bone gorgeous, Rick.

 

I'm looking for the shake but I don't see any.......the bar just keeps getting higher and higher........


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:29 PM

Looks GREAT!
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:03 PM

wow--the builds keep getting better and better. fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:59 PM

U-Yaaaaaaa !  :shok:  :good:  :sun_bespectacled: 


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