Thanks very much Bill and Erik for the encouragement. Yes Erik it was a lot of work, especially since it was my first attempt at doing something like this on an interior bucket.... it was a little bit of trial and error as I went along but it turned out looking pretty good in the end.
1965 Rambler American WIP for a friend
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:51 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:18 PM
Great job on the curb-side.... your work is proof positive that you can build a great model with a very basic kit.....
Regards Bill (Duntov)
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:21 PM
Very cool project, Rich. Nice job on that tub re-work.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:01 PM
Thank you very much Bart, Bill, Don and Chris. Your positive comments mean a lot. It's good to know that I must be doing something right here. I wasn't happy with the way I painted the seats, comparing them to the 1:1 reference pictures that my friend sent, so I repainted them. I'll post new pictures tomorrow after they are fully dry. I also started detailing the side panels and I'll try to post pictures of those too when they are done. Thanks again.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:43 PM
Very nice, Rich, especially the interior and fixing the chassis-plate.
I'll enjoy seeing the final product.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:18 AM
Thanks a lot Charlie. Yeah I'm looking forward to the final product too. I'm liking this car more and more as I work on it. I think I'll have a tough time handing it over to my friend when he comes to PA to pick it up (No way does he want me to ship the model to him.)
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:00 PM
Here's a picture of the repainted seats. I think I'm finally done with them now. The interior side panels are painted but are still drying... I still have to apply chrome foil trim and install the door handles & window cranks. Pictures will follow when they're done. I also got to paint the lower body the Cordovan color and that's drying too. Thanks to all for following along on this build.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:46 PM
Looking good Rich! That's a nice interior. Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying watching!
Roy the Ford guy
Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:21 PM
Looks amazing Rich. The detail on the dash is fantastic. What do you use for the seat belts?
Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:13 AM
Thanks guys. Troy I used Model Car Garage photo-etched seat belt hardware along with their seat belt material. I think the same belt material can be found in the ribbon section of either craft or fabric stores.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:20 AM
I was finally able to detail the interior side panels today... The armrests are scratchbuilt and the cranks and handles are from TeplMinCoMd.
And I also unmasked the painted body. Still lots to do but it looks like I'm on the "home stretch" now that the paint is done and it came out good.
Thanks Ira and Derrick, I appreciate your encouragement. Further progress will be posted as it happens. Thanks to all for following along.
Edited by Ramfins59, 14 December 2012 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:02 PM
Very nice Rich. I have an old glue-bomb that I am trying to turn into a convertible, as I did not want to cut up an S/C Rambler for the roof panel.
I can't wait to see the finished car.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:21 PM
Looks great Rich. Your interiors are always awesome. It's been a while since I've watched you put one together and this one is neat. Your buddy is gonna go nuts when he gets it.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:45 PM
Thanks Ron. Good luck with your "glue-bomb". I hope it comes out the way you envision it.
Hey John..!! Thanks a lot. My friend picked this Promo up from EBAY back at the end of November. Yeah it has been awhile hasn't it..?? My friend Mike can't wait to come pick this model up... He sent me a picture the other day of a display base he made for it... He said he was "bored"... He's got a 1:1 "Rambler" script trim piece mounted to a wooden base with a sticky note sticking up on it that says..."COMING SOON"........ Do ya think he's anxious to get it......???
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:09 PM
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:57 PM
Great job! Can you tell me more about where you got the interior handles and cranks? They look great!
Not Rich but he got those from Norm Veber, Miniatures and Replicas of MD. They're resin and great pieces. You get something like 20 pieces for $5. And they are perfect little castings! I don't know how he produces them for that price. I use them on my builds. Last time I saw Norm I bought 4 packs so I wouldn't run out