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#1 AzTom

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

I have been packing for a few months now, hoping to move in November. The good part is my new model shop will be in full time air conditioned space. So .. I'm going to post a model from the past.

This is a 1/18 Johnny Lightning diecast done by Ertl several years ago. It has opening hood and rear gate but not the doors. Door handles are molded on but does have some nice detail over-all.

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If you're going to get serious about cutting up diecast, you need this RotoZip.
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Stay tuned!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

Cooool!!!

Looking forward to more Tom B)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:33 AM

Oh Man You're serious On That One !!!!
Always Had a sweet heart for those Wagon ...I have one to built in 1/16 Do..

Keep Going !!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

Ok, Thanks guys.

Here I have the panels cut out and hand filed to the window edges.
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Time for paint removal. I like using the Mar-Hyde Tal-Strip II Aircraft Coating Remover. Note: The Klean-Strip Aircarft paint remover is not very good.
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The body in primer with the rear side window post added. I also had to add a strip of styrene to the top of the interior side panels and mold to the body to fill a gap.
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Interior painted and detailed. I also added plug wires to the engine.
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Thanks for looking, Tom

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

OH Yeah !!! B)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

That is looking very nice.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 01:39 AM

WOW thats looking good ! Got a friend who has a 1;1 base 55 wagon, who will be very interested how this is finished.

I'm doing a 1;24 57 Sedan Delivery as a junior stock.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

Thanks!



A coat of green paint.

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Under the hood. Just some battery cables, a radiator hose and some paint detail.

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Well, it took a few reloads but here is my update.

Edited by AzTom, 29 September 2012 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:52 AM

Making the rear side windows using Evergreen clear .10 sheets. I glued the front section of glass and after it dried I cut to length and rolled the rear section in under the rear door edge lip. The best glue for clear plastic to diecast that I found is GS Hypo-Tube Cement, for setting watch crystals.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

Watching this closely for ideas to steal!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

Ready for the shelf.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Thanks everyone.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

You did a very nice job on that build.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

Fantastic build Tom, looks like Ertl produced it.

Almost the same as my friends wagon.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

Love that green Man !
Very nice one !!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

I went with the green to keep the plain Jane look. Steve, Your friends cars looks great.

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The 55 my brother once had.
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