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Lovefordgalaxie

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Who needs a carburator anyway?

16 April 2015 - 07:20 PM

This guy is funny AND informative.

 


The vanished pictures found

12 April 2015 - 12:11 AM

Those pictures were taken back on the fourth of this month, when the '57 Chevy built by my pall Doug was here in my house. For some unknown reason, they just vanished and wren't downloaded into the computer along with the others. Only got them bu removing the camera's memory card and installing it directly into my computer's card reader.

The pictures are a comparo between a 100% Factory Stock '57 and a Street Machine '57.

The factory stock is my build (restored model kit I got built). The street machine blown Chav is a build by my friend Doug.

 

17045771896_f2ca96cfe3_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16884185710_176705c06d_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16883950678_ceebd55f63_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16884187420_0ed87ca196_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16864340147_c4eac80ca5_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16451589203_203e012b71_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

17070272172_53c13d975e_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

17045786576_49ff7a27b0_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16885529509_a47e36d3e4_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16883968378_b1005835fc_c.jpg1957 Chevy Stravaganza. Factory Stock X Steet Rod. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr


1:43 scale selection of cars.

11 April 2015 - 11:57 PM

Those cars are part of the series "Unforgettable cars of Brasil" by Altaya editing company and IXO models.

 

1969 Chevrolet Opala 2500 (four cylinder Chevy Nova power plant)

 17092787362_74607ce879_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1990 Ford Escort XR-3. Great little car to drive.

17068338136_fc18559155_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1966 Simca Esplanada. A reworked version of the classic Simca Vedette. Flathead Ford power.

17068340766_bc406f61d5_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1963 Jeep Cj5. The engine was the Willys six cylinder from the Aero.

17068343336_46c569beb6_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1989 Ford Pampa. A pick up truck version of the Ford Corcel MK-II

16908092409_43634db1e7_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1966 Willys Aero.

17093616011_1f3968c766_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

1967 Willys Itamaraty. A luxury version of the Aero.

17068350266_3eb09f9039_c.jpgCarros Inesquecíveis do Brasil by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr


Blown '57 Chev.

04 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

This Monogram 1957 Bel Air was built by my friend Doug, the very same one that I built a front bumper from scratch to. 

The bumper topic can be found here:

 

http://www.modelcars...howtopic=100173

 

Up to a close inspection, the kit was also missing one of the windshield wipers (that is the risk of buying a opened kit from the internet). Doug used one from a '69 Camaro kit. 

The blower air intake was also scratchbuilt by me, with epoxy putty. Other things I did were the plates and the dealer decal. Doug did all the rest. 

It was his first airbrush paint job, and I lent him my Badger 350 so he could decide if he wanted to buy a airbrush. The answer is YEP!!!

It was also his first foil job, and it's not bad at all!!!

Doug speaks zero English, and is not into forums, so I decided to take some pictures of the car when he brought it for me to see, and post them here. 

 

16410179544_7e8848ba20_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16844810718_3a7ebfcb06_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

17032606295_8faa1c10c0_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

17032609295_5d70cc4406_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16410191074_cf677bc6d9_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16845076420_62906d4ab8_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16846393349_3cbb6734ac_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

17032619955_4a714b1a95_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16846398519_b544d60074_c.jpg1957 Chevrolet Street Machine by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

 


Make your own foil.

29 March 2015 - 10:30 AM

Well, I think everybody have noticed BMF is going worse and worse. The last sheets I got have a ugly and prominent texture like orange peel, and will make the model to look very unrealistic. Being kind of used to the easy to use of BMF when compared to my old technique of household aluminum foil and white glue, I decided to give a try at making my very own foil, at home, for cheap, and better than the regular BMF. Just went to my favorite craft store, and got water based "gold leaf bond" or verniz mordente in Portuguese (literal translation would be biting varnish).

This is how I did it:  The varnish was applied very thin with a brush on the back side (the less shiny side) of the regular household aluminum foil (the cheaper and thinner the better), and after about 10 minutes it gets tacky, just like the BMF glue. I then cut pieces of the foil, and used it just like BMF. The results put the commercial stuff to shame, to say the very least. Compare on the picture of the trim on my '57 Chevy. The hood trim was given a home made foil treatment. The fender "eyebrow" was foiled with Bare Metal Foil. Look at the difference in texture. Also used my home made foil to restore a little part of a Monogram '57 Chevy bumper, that was scratched from rolling inside the box. Again it worked like a charm. I won't be buying BMF anymore.

 

16779700710_f515d7e09d_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16344819674_8192bc4496_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16779487678_8b70c4b4ea_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16967190475_b595097a8f_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16965860852_c184c26c67_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16779453718_16f7cc4522_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16779685860_26259c798b_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16966223301_6f6ed713e0_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16759813097_35c005f93d_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

 

16779732980_94767b9690_c.jpgMaking my own foil. BMF never again. by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr