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#41 DanielG

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:41 PM

i have been finding a bit of time to work on this but mostly it has been a lot of thinking and trial an error of different methods and some cleaning up.
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The rest of the roof bar will be fitted in when the goop sets up, tomorrow.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:03 PM

nice i was expecting a El Pontiaco

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:02 AM

Comin' along nicely Daniel. You are sure making a lot of headway on this. Can't wait to see more. This is gonna be a stunning car when done. Keep up the great work! B)

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 08:35 AM

Thanks Tumbler, Now into heavy gooping stage!
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:11 AM

Daniel, I think it would great if you posted something on the Tips, Tricks & Tutorials section about how to disassemble and detail a built diecast model. I know each one is different, but you must have a certain approach you take.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:35 AM

Daniel, I think it would great if you posted something on the Tips, Tricks & Tutorials section about how to disassemble and detail a built diecast model. I know each one is different, but you must have a certain approach you take.

Interesting concept Skip, that anyone would be interested in how I do something! My 'approach' depends on the engineering of the model and what has to be made out of it and sometimes is not for the faint of heart. It almost always starts with completely stripping the model down into its components unless it is only a matter of changing wheels or such like.
I have found another doner model that may be closer to what I am trying to replicate with this modification and may start over!
One doner model will not be used after all and has been reassembled and put back on the shelf. Watching this thread should give a fairly good idea of how I tackle a project. Always happy to address any specific question.

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

Very cool buildup, and I just might learn a bit about working with diecast models. Sounds like a winner to me!

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:45 PM

What a mess!
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Anyhooo, took the tires off the Formula because they are closer to the original (and fit the rims) and got new wheels from an earlier '79 which are the correct pattern snowflake (and as near as I can tell are 15 scale inches). Looks like I will have to turn them down on the lathe and then slide and glue them into the tires after the tires and backing plates are mounted on the axles (the joys of working with cars from different manufacturers!). Ertl tire and backing and R/S snowflake. So, some CA glue and luck and it should all come together, as in a plan, sort of.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:19 AM

A little more framing and filling and sanding.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

Progressing very well.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:55 AM

Man, you nailed the line on the rear.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:37 PM

OK, my work is done until December so back to playing with cars! I have completed the roughing in of the window framing.
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Next up, more filler and body shaping.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

Yowzers! That's comin' along nicely! I was hopin' to see an update on this. Great work and such an unexpected amount of work done too. Keep it up! I love it. :lol:

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:34 AM

Good to see you back at it Daniel! It is really coming along nicely!
Looking forwards to seeing it progress!:)

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:22 AM

This is some fantastic metal work and you are spot on to the sport truck look.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:42 AM

Daniel, you my friend are a true artist. Do you work on full size 1:1 cars? You should because your metal work is very, very impressive. Want to see this one done for sure.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

Good to see this back .. and it looks fantastic!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Thanks guys. I don't work on anything that I can't get on my bench! Some filling done and a heap of sanding/shaping to go.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:42 AM

Sanding and shaping done, at least until primed.
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Next is to reshape the front fender swells into a more rounded downward curve.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:48 AM

It's coming along nicely! Looks like it'll be worth all the effort.

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