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#41 Gluhead

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:29 AM

Well come on then let's see the colour!!!

Haha Hey I'm taking my sweet time! Actually, I'm just starting from the bottom up instead of top down like you. heheh.

I love the nose down attitude, with the wheels...Perfect!!

And why not use the 303 ? I'm sure you can make the hood hinges scale......

Sure. Hinges would be no sweat. I just think it'd be a waste to hide this mill in a full bay. I don't display them with the hoods up anyway. I've already got a Model A project that'll be able to show it off proper.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:48 AM

Chassis is all painted up but I need to tone the floor pan down and repaint a few pieces that I mangled up in the process of raising the front back up a little...I'll post those pics tomorrow when it's all looking good again. :P

In the meantime, I jumped in on the cabin. I often don't prime interior parts...especially when there's good delicate engraving...so I didn't notice the sinkers on the arm rests until I got the first base coat on. That won't do at all, and I'd wished they were separate anyway to make it easier to do a little treatment on those cove areas...so off they came.

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Tamiya Gold base with a custom mixed Sand and Copper for the inserts and windlace...

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Body color brought in on the dash and door trim...

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Time for my favorite part. Foil! Yeah, it really is my favorite part. :D

#43 Tom Kren

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

Thanks and love the interior nice color combo!!!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

Thanks, Tom!

Got the panels foiled and threw some kitty hide at it.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:58 AM

oh yah!!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

Sweet !

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

Great interior so far. I would have never thought the leopard accents would work, but it actually goes really well with the rest.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Just saw this kit at Hobby Lobby, I'll need to pick it up...keeping an eye on this one! :)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Thanks, guys. Yeah, it's a pretty frickin' good kit. :D

Chromey goodness...I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this alclad stuff.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

wow! that dash is freakin pretty! great color choices!

cheers
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:46 PM

Thanks, Bryan.

Just need to recreate the armrests now and the cabin will be finished.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

Toe lee doh! My brother and his wife, and my son and I ended up deciding to go at the last minute. I got this and a couple sets of truck tires/wheels from Modelhaus, plus another set of truck wheels from Missing Link. That is by far the least I have ever bought at that swap...but I couldn't wait to get my hands on this kit. :D

Thought so. Maybe I'll be able to make it out next year. No worries- I've got a couple of these reserved, and a plan B and C if that doesn't pan out.



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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

It's a great kit. I need at least 2 more to cover the variations I'd like to do, but it's not in the budget so it'll have to wait a bit. The show was decent. We got there a little late and ended up leaving way too early. I was having a pretty rough time after the drive and was stuck in the chair the whole time, but it was worth it if for no other reason than to see a few old model buds again.

One thing about the dash decals - the speedo is too large for the cavity. I had to trim into the image by a good bit on the bottom, including cutting into the lower arch. It'd have been better if I were able to split the difference top and bottom, but the upper arch was dead on. It is what it is...still looks pretty good, I s'pose.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

what color is the body

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Very well done indeed. Great attention to detail and I like the stance. I have gotten mine a little lower, but had to cut the suspension up much more than yours.
Nice color choices as well, J2

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

Rockin' interior!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Wow,that's looking REALLY nice,awesome detailing,loving the springs :D

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, guys. Hard to believe I haven't worked on this one for a month now. I got distracted by the brick display thing, but that's almost finished so I'll be back on this very soon.

Tom, it's getting One Coat Root Beer, same as the upper trim on the doors and dash...but I'm still debating on what I'll use, specifically, for the creamy roof. I've tried a couple spoon tests of what I have on hand and they don't quite got the right juju. I'll find the right one eventually. :)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

If you're open to ideas, Chris, I have one.

Chrysler until a year or two ago, offered a color called "Cool Vanilla," which is a nice off-white/cream/yellow cast, and looks very similar to the white on a head of root beer. You might want to look into that.

Another idea might be your preferred source of Wimbledon White, which has a cream cast to it.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates on my projects lately. I'm lacking a heated space where I can paint, so it's hard to make big visual progress during the worst months of winter. I keep picking away at things, just not much picture-worthy. But I've finished up a few things on this one now that it makes sense to show it off a bit. :)

 

Lost the rear quarter side and rocker trim to clean things up, finished out removal of all the mold lines and minor sinkers, and built a visor out of polished printing plate and styrene. It's all but ready to prime and paint, but that'll have to wait for some warmer weather.

 

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Oh, and Charlie...I did find a creamy metallic that goes just right with the root beer. It's Krylon Blonde Shimmer. Prob'ly not that much different than the Cool Vanilla although maybe a touch more tan. Can't wait for paint day...if the spoon tests are any indication, this thing will look real yummy. :P