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1950 Buick grille and front bumper

06 February 2015 - 11:38 AM

Does anyone make a grille and bumper for a 50 Buick?

Dean Milano Corvair Rampside

29 December 2014 - 06:25 AM

I'm currently working on a Corvair Van, in my research I've heard about  a Rampside model built by Dean Milano. I've tried numerous searches for a picture of the model and could only find one. As the link from the pic is broken, I couldn't get any information on it so I don't know if it is the one Dean built.


This is the picture.




Does anyone know if this is the model in question?

Project Silk Purse,,,, The Corvan

12 December 2014 - 05:32 AM

I've wanted to build a Corvair van since I got back into modeling and thought the only way I would be able to do it would be to totally scratch build one. While reading a thread about an upcoming release of a Corvair someone posted a pic of the van in resin. After a PM to the person who posted the pic, I was armed with enough info to track the caster down and purchase one. I knew going in that it was a very rough casting, but I wasn't expecting it to be so bad, but I'm determined to make something out of this that actually resembles a Corvair van.


Here's what I started with,,,,,,,,,,


You can see how distorted the body is in these pics. it sags at the back of the front door and the front corner sticks out pretty far. Not only that, but the driver side is about 1/8" longer than the passenger side!






A very distorted windshield opening.




Nice straight drip rail.




The back has a bow to it where the van is flat across the back, plus check out the panels for the taillights.



How do I bulk up a thin resin body

25 November 2014 - 07:33 AM

I'm working on a resin body that was a thin slush cast. Due to the major amounts of reshaping needed on this body I have sanded it paper thin in some spots along with a couple of small holes. I also thought I would like to fill in the windows, some to be reshaped and some just filled completely. I'm assuming I have the option of masking the body and coating the inside with either resin or epoxy to build it back up and at the same time fill the windows.


I'm going to guess the first step will be to rough up the glossy inside of the body to give the new resin or epoxy something to bite to.


Will fresh resin stick to cured resin?


If I can't go resin to resin, will epoxy work?


Does epoxy shrink?


Should I worry about warping the body using either resin or epoxy for this purpose?


Thanks for any help.





Corvair Van measurements needed

24 November 2014 - 12:24 PM

Does anyone on the forum have access to a Corvair van? If so, would you be willing to take some measurements for me?


Thanks in advance.