Sox & Martin 72 Duster
Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:45 PM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:14 PM
Maybe alittle buffing will take a way some of the bleed thru?
Black wash the cowl grill?
Still looks great and I'm sure the 1:1 wasn't Perfect either.
It was a Race car after all.
gives it some character?
Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:49 AM
Just touch it up,that paint job looks to nice to strip,and the only flaw I can see is where the Blue meets the White on the B pillers,mask the blue,and lightly sand that area and blend the white in that area,It looks really nice as is...I have the 73 MPC kit to paint,and I'm waiting till I have enough time to paint it,Plus I'm leary on painting a $100 Kit!.............Steve Ketterer
oldscool - The suspension is out of the box. All I did was cover the top frame with some thin styrene.
Brian - I just used a # 76 drill bit to drill the distributor.
Thanks to everyone who commented and looked , PROSTOCKHEMI Rocks ! That was one of the sites that motivated me back to wanting to build Pro Stocks.
I have been getting the paint on but I blew it on the last color. I forgot to go back and burnish down the masking tape and had a few bleeders. (Sail panels and cowl grill)
Roger maybe there is a gremlin with the Duster
Anyway I am trying to decide whether to touch up the bleed troughs or put it in the stripper bath and try again.
Comments and suggestions always welcome - a guy has to learn somehow
Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:21 AM
Like others here and as I am doing, try touching up first and then if you are not happy off the the purple pool.
When you drilled the distributors what type of vise and magnifier do you like to use. I tried to drill them but just could not see well enough. You did an outstanding job.
Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:55 AM
Nice paint work Dude!
Caine440(Roger) directed me this way, I have a '71 that is on the "list".
I will be watching your build as well!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:08 AM
Dragging this back up out of the past . Sorry for such an absence, no excuse other then lifes tragedies. Moving on from them it is time to get back to modeling. Going to shoot for finishing this one up before the New Year.
Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:44 AM
Looks good man. Just a tip for future reference whenever you are doing a multi color paint job. I always lay a clearcoat in between colors. In other words after your first color and it has cured completely, shoot a layer of clear down, doesn't have to be real thick, then after it's cured well, mask off and shoot you next color. The reason for this is in case you do have any bleed over, you can hit that spot with either a polish compound or sandpaper grit of around 1500 to 2000 and wetsand lightly those spots. It may seem like more work but it actually is easier than stripping and going through all that hassle. I've not had to dip a body in many years. The only thing to watch for is the compatiblility of the types of paint your using. Such as staying with laquer on all coats or enamel or whatever you used. Hope this helps !!
Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:08 PM
Nice work and the blue color looks the best I've ever seen for a S&M model. What colors did you use?
Posted 21 December 2013 - 10:00 AM
Thanks everyone for looking in and commenting,
Danny - Great tip, I will definitely give that a try.
Mike the colors are
Model Master enamel - Olds Engine Blue 2729
Model Master enamel - Classic White 2720
Model Master enamel -Chrysler Engine Red 2723
Edited by Sean D, 21 December 2013 - 10:01 AM.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:07 PM
Looks outstanding Sean, bring it on! I found this thread just googling threads on Dusters, glad I did.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:17 PM
What a great project and great work you've done on it Sean, as I happen to know the current owner of the car and have sat in it also. No, I didn't get to drive it. LOL!
Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:24 AM
This looks to become a nice model Sean.
Sox & Martin is my favourites and I have plans to build several of their cars sometime in the future, I have boult one tho' and it's the 71 'Cuda.
Edited by Force, 01 January 2014 - 01:24 AM.
Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:05 PM
Thanks guys, I am still plugging away on this. It the little things that burn up the bench time and trying to remember my " great ideas" from several years back is taking the most time.
Roger old friend - Glad to see you stopping by.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:02 AM
Sean, not sure if you know but Vaughn heart makes a resin 72 duster grille if your still in need of one. I recently purchased a few for my current project and there done real nice. There about 5 bucks after shipping here's the linkhttps://sites.google...-parts-list/amt