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In Topic: Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan

Today, 05:25 AM

I'm going to cast another headlight, then if it comes out OK, I'll glue it to the original master and make a final mold. This way I will be able to cast a pair of headlights at a time. I've got the grille, grille bar, and headlights in silicone waiting to cure.


Here's the setup for the headlights.




After I shortened the back bumper I noticed it wasn't straight. I cast another one and got it right this time.



In Topic: Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan

Yesterday, 05:24 AM

I cast the front bumper from a 65 Chevy P.U., then shortened it, narrowed it, and trimmed the ends. Unfortunately it needs to be a bit longer to fit the back, so I'll cast another and repeat the process.


The stock P.U. bumper with my modified one.




On the van.



In Topic: Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan

17 December 2014 - 11:00 AM

Thank you all for the compliments, they mean a lot to me.  Bob, I thought about pinning the guide, but it fit so well I only needed to hold it in place.



I decided I have enough of the major body work done to cut out the front windows, I waited on this step to keep the shell as strong as possible.


I've got the side doors lightly scribed and I'm happy with how straight they are this time. I did try to scribe the right front door again and failed miserably. Again, I think the problem is the body filler and pinholes keeping any tool from making a smooth clean scrape. My next thought is to try using some photo etch saw blades. I've never used them before and don't know what ones I should get. I also need to find a way to fill in the scribing on the back doors as they are real deep.


Other than the scribing, I am gettting real close to a final sanding and priming.





In Topic: Painting during construction

17 December 2014 - 09:37 AM

Paint the entire body first. Never assemble, then paint.

Never say never. In order to build this without having a seam down the middle where the two halves of the body meet, it had to be assembled then painted.



In Topic: 1/25 AMT '69 Chevrolet Corvair

16 December 2014 - 06:56 AM

Vairnut: the Greenbriar van "from Arizona" came from eBay seller "benpackaz."  From Benson, AZ.  He also sold a resin Corvair Lakewood wagon.


He was still on eBay as of a month or so ago, but with no resin kits listed.  The last item I found him selling was a 1/32 Gunze 1959 Ford.


I also have both the benpackaz and TKM Corvair vans.  You're right, they look...challenging.






I was disappointed in the 'challenging' nature of the Corvairs ~ I wanted them all, but not from Benpackaz.  I have a Suburban-style '55-'57 Chevy window van from him and it shares the 'challenging' genes with the Corvairs. 



I'm currently building the van you guys are talking about, you can follow along here.