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W-409

Member Since 18 Dec 2009
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In Topic: '55 Chevy Bel Air -Summer Project-

Today, 08:26 AM

Thanks Gents! I really appreciate your kind comments!

 

Rusty said it really well, I agree completely. These are good kits to build even a fast and simple Box Stock build, because these kits have few parts compared to some of the newer kits. But then with some extra detailing and a little scratchbuilding, these can be turned out into a very sharp models.

 

Well, I haven't posted an update in a while. It's because I've had absolutely zero time for modeling after the latest update. I've been busy now when the schools started again and also the Finnish Championship Drag Race Series Finals were last weekend. I finished the 6th at Finnish Championship points, BTW.

 

Anyway today I had a little time and I started smoothing out the firewall with Squadron's White Putty. I would have liked to use a proper two part putty, but it is in the garage and I must go outside to get there. The problem is that it was raining like crazy today, I mean really... That was a very hard rain! So I used this instead. Hopefully I'll have some time to sand it smooth soon.

 

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In Topic: 1959 Buick "Junior Craftsman" 8/15 More pics

13 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Very nice work, as usual! Really nice and smooth BMF work. Especially I think it's important in these '50s cars to have flawless BMF and you definitely know how to do that. Really nice job overall.

 

This model proves what I have said many times in that if kit company's could produce a kit with an accurate body in the '60s, why can't they do it now?

 

Another thing I've noticed is that removing mold lines is a lot easier from those old bodies than in the new ones. When I built my '61 Olds STW by Jo-Han earlier this year (http://www.modelcars...showtopic=84746) the mold lines were really easy to remove. I just sanded them smooth, brushed a little liquid glue over the sanded areas and sanded again... Nothing showed up after the Primer. I must say that the same thing has never happened with any of the new kits, they require usually putty and/or more and more sanding...


In Topic: 1970 Road Runner

13 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

Yep that's a good looking Road Runner! I'm glad to see better pics, too, because I think your models deserve sharp pics. You did a great job with this. Nice color choice, too and I like the wheel & tire combo a lot. Overall a good looking Mopar.


In Topic: Helsinki Cruising Night

12 August 2014 - 01:12 AM

Yep there are lots of American Cars in Finland and there are many different styles as well.

 

Here are pictures of Cruise Night in May 2014. It was a warm, but a bit rainy evening. When we arrived at the Market Square, it was raining so hard that we didn't want to go out. So with a couple of friends we went to coffee and during our coffee break, the rain had stopped and lots of cars were Cruising & Meeting friends. Here are some pics:

 

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Here's a Link to the Gallery.


In Topic: Buick Regal Conversion Kits?

11 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

The interior needs a little modifying, too. My build will be a race car, however and it had bucket seats. I must also remove the door panels and do that kind of minor modifications. B)  Thanks for the help! :)