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Garage Queens 2020 Group Build
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 01:21 AM UTC
D,
Congrats on your 1st finished kit of the new year. She really looks just as I remember they did. Outside of Ford Mustangs, Cuda's/Challengers were my favorites as Gurney's AAR shops ran them in the SCCA Trans Am series.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 03:14 AM UTC
Wow, the year is 1/12 over and we already have a completion!!

Looks great, I can almost hear Nash saying let's go!

Current Status:
Name Call sign Enlisted Vehicle
Damian AussieReg yes - '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible - Completed
Jesper - Hwa-Rang yes - TBD
David - Dixon66 yes - Cobra?
Mark - md72 yes - 57 Bel Air - primer
Patrick - Bluebell914 yes - Martini Porsche 917k - final assy
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 11:56 AM UTC

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Wow, the year is 1/12 over and we already have a completion!!
Looks great, I can almost hear Nash saying let's go!



Thanks Joel and Mark. I'm on a mission this year!

Some pics thismorning in the cool early sunlight. There are a few spots that could use a touch-up but I've got more important things to move on to (mainly Chevy).







Looking forward to following the progress on the other Garage Queens that are showing up here.

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 01:53 PM UTC
That looks great in the natural light. The colour looks even better.
And a flying start to the year. If I finish 3 this year I will be surprised.
cheers
Michael
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 01:41 AM UTC
D,
super nice clean build for sure. And most of all, thanks for the memories. One just doesn't see to many built Cudas these days, and even fewer on the streets.

Joel
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 04:27 PM UTC
Joel, does this 'splain it better?

I managed to get the under coat, chrome, gloss coat, aluminum and another gloss coat on with out too much damage. The chrome did lift in some spots, but I think it's fixable. The clear coat did a little damage in a couple of spots, but that should sand out. Well, it still looks like a '57 Bel air.
rv1963
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 03:16 AM UTC
I may be joining in on this build as i have at least 5 kits started, just have to choose which one.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
The Cuda looks killer Damian. One of my all time favorit musclecars.
md72
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hey, I figured something out. I created a new flag for the signature bar. I think that this is the address: img src="https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/Garage_Queen_2020.gif" You might have to put arrows in front an behind to make it work.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 04:01 AM UTC
Mark,
Nicely done.

Maybe we can kinda convince you to do the same for each of our GBs. Not only would it look great, but it's another identifier of the solidarity of each member.

Joel
md72
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
LOL, I stole Damien's Garage Queens 2019 banner, copied it over into MS Paint, smashed around a bit till I figured out the font, erased the 2019 Garage Queens, replace ti with the 2020 text and went through a bunch of hoops to save it on the Kitmaker gallery and viola there it was.

BTW have you seen the one he did for the next GB?

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/30101/STT2020.gif
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC
Thanks Mark. They are a bit of fun and a nice way to promote what is going on in our little world!



Everybody is very welcome to use it as is, or do what Mark did and put your own spin on it. As Mark said, MS Paint is the easiest I have found to play around with these banners.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
D,
I'm going to use it. Just have to remember how to actually add it as it's been ages that I had one.

Joel

AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 11:01 AM UTC

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D,
I'm going to use it. Just have to remember how to actually add it as it's been ages that I had one.

Joel




Hi Joel.

Go to "settings" (top right corner), then to "modify profile" and paste the following link into the "URL for Signature Image" box.

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/30101/STT2020.gif

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
You might not have noticed, but I had one for the Blue Oval as well -



If you want to use that one for the remaining month of the Group Build, use this link instead

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/30101/FoMoCo_2019.gif

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:30 AM UTC
D,
I told you that I'm a half blind old man, as I missed it completely.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 03:19 AM UTC

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D,
I told you that I'm a half blind old man, as I missed it completely.

Joel



LOL: I'm not that old but I'm just as blind. First time I see it!

Gabriel
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 02:36 AM UTC

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D,
I told you that I'm a half blind old man, as I missed it completely.

Joel



LOL: I'm not that old but I'm just as blind. First time I see it!

Gabriel



Gabriel,
Talk about having my 6. Nice save Buddy

Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
A quiet moment at work, having a coffee and browsing the Auto threads. Time to bump this one up the list and see if we can drag in some more contenders!

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 05:01 PM UTC
Another month on and everybody is too busy with their Race builds and must have forgotten about their Garage Queens!

Spread the love folks, get those older half-baked builds out and git 'er done!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12:59 PM UTC
Well, I'll throw my hat in the ring!



I started this Revell of Germany Kenworth W900 back in December 2010, and it's been through a lot of trials & tribulations since then.



Somewhere along the line, something leaked onto the model, and left dirty spots all over the cab, hood, & sleeper. Whatever it was, it also ate through the clear coat in some spots, too. It doesn't show up on camera, but it's quite noticeable in person.

Here is were I am after a little elbow grease & glue:



Hopefully I'll finish this up for its 10-year anniversary!

Jim
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 12:56 AM UTC
Jim,
She looks really outstanding to me.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 03:30 AM UTC
Thanks, Joel. Hopefully it won't take too much to get it from the Shelf of Shame to, well maybe not the Shelf of Fame; but at least the display shelf.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Good recovery Jim, it's looking very nice and great to see a big rig in the build list here!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 11:46 PM UTC
Thanks, D. I'd really like to get this one finished up.

Jim