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Psychographic

Member Since 01 Sep 2011
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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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On the van.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

Pass.

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

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=96355