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#1 Shelby 427 1965

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

So now I've finally finished the godawful '56 Nomad.. I can get to work on something that'll be fun and enjoyable. I'm gonna make this a dragster underneath, with standard appearance and full stock interior.

 

 

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Started work on the engine, scribed the panel lines and done a first coat of flat black on the grille. Engine got a wash, needs some touching up before it goes in though. Will the racing air filter fit with the stock bonnet? I'm scared in case it won't, I don't want to put the scoop on,

 

 

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Colour will be as close as I can get to this.

 

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Thanks for lookin'!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

very very cool , may i ask what you mean that the engine got a wash ??



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Hi Anne,

"Wash" is a term used when you mix black paint with thinner, making a very very thin black paint which adjusts to all the little crevices in a part, like on a chrome piece, to give it depth. It also kind of weathers the overall look. Another way to put it is when doing panel lines on a car.. You'd make a very thin "wash" and it follows the line around without having to paint each line, because it's so thin. For all my washes, I use this stuff:

 

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Hope this helps!


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

do you just pour it all over the engine ???



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

No, just touch it slightly over the parts you want to look like they have more depth. Sometimes it can help it just pour it over a little. The lid has a tiny brush on the other side for applying it :)



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks Tomo !!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Glad to help! :)



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

Nice progress! I've built many of these ('68/'69 and the Daytona), and I can say from experience that the Hemi won't fit under the stock hood. I got it close by grinding away at the bottom of the air cleaner, but still wouldn't fit. Maybe with more cutting to the carbs and air cleaner.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

very very cool , may i ask what you mean that the engine got a wash ??


Anne, if you're not able to find the Tamiya wash, Testors has just released 5 new enamel washes. http://www.testors.c...1/Enamel_Stains

Click on the bottles in the link for the part number and description. Your hobby store probably won't stock these, but most will be happy to order them for you. I've already got #2183 (Oil and Grease stain) on order. It should work well for old, tired engines etc.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

 

Hi Anne,

"Wash" is a term used when you mix black paint with thinner, making a very very thin black paint which adjusts to all the little crevices in a part, like on a chrome piece, to give it depth. It also kind of weathers the overall look. Another way to put it is when doing panel lines on a car.. You'd make a very thin "wash" and it follows the line around without having to paint each line, because it's so thin. For all my washes, I use this stuff:

 

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Hope this helps!

 

I am going to have to get a bottle of that, I need to see if my LHS stocks it, but I dont think so, thanks for posting that



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:06 AM

Glad to help!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:10 AM

Wow, my absolutely favorite car!  :)

 

Thanks for reviewing the Tamiya Wash, I saw it often in online hobby shops but I never knew what it is. I will order a bottle in the next time  ;)


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

No problem Clemi!

 

Did a bit of interior work today. The interior is always my favourite part. Whether this is actually accurate to the car or not I don't know but hey it's how I'd like to own one. Black, grey and wood.

 

 

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And I finally got the grille looking how I wanted it.

 

 

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Cheers!


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Tomo,

 

Can I ask what colors and brands that you used for the interior?

 

Did you prime the parts before final painting?

 

How did you get the lines so perfect on the seats? Masking? 



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

Hey Jeff, for the interior I used:
Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey,
Tamiya XF-69 NATO Black,
Tamiya XF-10 Flat Brown.

I didn't prime the parts, and I just used a brush and my hand, no masking.
Cheers!

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

Wow...pretty impressive work!!!

 

Thank you!!!!



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

Thanks muchly!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:38 AM

Did two things today.

 

Did a tiny bit of work on the dash (needs touching up):

 

 

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And bought the paint I'll be using:

 

 

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:10 PM

Nice work! I have this kit but haven't built it yet.  MCW has Dk Green Met or Racing Green Met which are 1968 Dodge colors. You may want to check them out for accurate color matches.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

looks great , well on your way to a nice build