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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

All right, folks, Doctor Cranky is back in the Lab-RAT-ory, getting cranked up to build another shiny, this time a 50 Chevy Pick Up. Haven't done one shiny in many years since I got back into the hobby.

Right now I am in the process of picking out the best parts among three kits and getting that frame smooth and straight with putty. Lots of sink marks on this puppy.

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This kit always gets me really excited about building models. I don't know what it is, but it is going to be fun. I can feel it.

Got the body smoothed sanded up to 2000, but I will go all the way to 12000.

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Removed some of the trim and door handles, the gas neck, etc . . .

Getting the bed ready too:

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Stay tuned in for more . . .

#2 Albie D

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

Your patina projects are always very interesting, but its great when you decide to turn up the gloss. Looking forward to the build.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

what gives it that yellow colour? is it resin or some primer

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Great ! I will be watching this build with great interest.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

Wow..you weren't kidding about all the sink holes on the chassis.
Great prep work on the body and chassis.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

what gives it that yellow colour? is it resin or some primer


Some versions of the kit were molded in a creme colored plastic.

Virgil, is the chassis you're using from the most recent "Texaco" reissue of the kit?

#7 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:10 PM

Thanks, everyone. Casey, no, but it too has sink marks. I opened three versions of this kit: The Street Machine, the Standard 3100, and the Texaco, and they all have sink marks on the frame which means a few hours of filling and sanding if you want it to look better.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

Great to see another of this sweet kit getting built, and with you building Doc, I know it's gonna be a good one! My frame had lots of sink marks too (Street Machine issue), I'm willing to bet you couldn't find a frame for this kit that didn't have all those sink marks!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

one of my fave kits!

MORE, MORE,MORE!!!!!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

I'll be watching this one! Looks clean already.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

Did I hear SHINY :) :) :) ?

#12 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:26 AM

Thanks, everyone, we are making slow progress . . . stay tuned in . . .

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

Making slow progress getting everything together, mocked up, and ready for primer and paint.

This is the chassis that comes with the TEXACO edition of this truck, and I will be using it on another project.

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Here's the body smoothed and sanded up to 2000 grit.

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Nothing more lovely than these fat curves! LOL.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:53 AM

This one is going to ride a bit lower than stock, but we'll see how low . . .

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Stay tuned in for more progress.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Got to watch this one!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks, Tim. I got the paint for the chassis and frame components. I guess I am starting this one from the ground up.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm excited about this one Doc! Watching you do one of your favorites in shiny, it doesn't get any better!!!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:40 AM

hot ###### rigth dr, my 50 chevy truck fell a part in my hands back to work on that truck

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

Thanks, Bryan, and Todd, and everybody. So far we are making some slow progress, but it is moving along.

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I love this kit, and I think it's fun to have several around to use the different colors on the plastic to pretend the parts are coming from different sources, which they are.

Smoothing and buffing the body to a high shine as a prelude to the primer.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:51 AM

The major components other than the interior and engine, getting done.

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Mocking up, making sure everything fits nice:

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Getting the tires ready (The Modelhaus 170-Cs):