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#121 DanielG

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

Clear coat screw up, it all comes off! (sigh)

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

One step forward and two steps back..................................................
Don't that sound familiar Daniel? ;)

#123 DanielG

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:35 AM

Yeah, but this time the clear coat goes on BEFORE the decal!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

Alrighty then, I think that I have the hood sorted this time!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

wonderful work daniel!

ive never saw one of these things before. looks like you nailed it tho!

keep it goin
cheers
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:21 AM

Would make an interesting hearse

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

Looks great Daniel! B)

I can never get gold to come out that good.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

Thanks guys.
The gold is Tamiya with Tamiya clear over-coat. It seems with these metallic laquers you don't dare touch the surface before over-coating. If you were to polish or sand any of it you would have to do the whole thing because it darkens the colour. I have noticed this with Tamiya's gold and silver too and clear-coating does NOT return it to the original colour hence the previous screwup!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

I've been lurking here all along and enjoying immensely watching you work! Just had to raise my hand cause I can't speak ..

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Daniel I have to say this is getting better and better with each update and it's looking fantastic! Your work is amazing and nothing short of being a form of art! Great job!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:24 PM

Thankyou all for the great comments. My wife is threatening a post to point out all the defects to save on having to buy me a bigger hat!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:54 AM

This is a shot of the rear windows fitted. They still have to be polished a bit and glued on and framed. The mess on the counter are all the attempts that for one reason or another were not right, also there was a learning curve here! I used the boiling water and jig method of forming.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

Wow, that's some work.

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.

have a look at my disassembly of fiat panda that may give you some ideas.
http://www.thepartsb...hp?f=251&t=3506

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

This is the setup for forming the rear windows.
The former was made from a piece of tin that was cut to shape and bent to conform to the desired contour of the window. The jig held the plastic down against the former. Boilng water was poured over it for a few seconds and the plastic took on the contours of the former. The windows now pretty much just lie in position with hardly any stress for the glue to overcome. Two jigs and formers had to be made for this job. I had to wear cotton gloves to make sure that no oils were on the plastic or my finger prints were burnt right in by the boiling water. I used Evergreen's 15 thou clear plastic which seemed to be the minimum thickness for decent shape retention.
So much for window making 101!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

Looking awesome Daniel. You've about crossed the finish line on this build, and it's amazing the way it has come together. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

A 1/24 scale K-type model was sold in the 80's, I don't remember who made it...maybe Ertl, I have one in my collection unbuilt.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

A 1/24 scale K-type model was sold in the 80's, I don't remember who made it...maybe Ertl, I have one in my collection unbuilt.


I think it was Lindberg.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

Update (sigh!)
I didn't like the way the door trim turned out so I reworked that and then decided the rear windows were not up to snuff so I popped them out (got them out of the way anyway while other work was done) and shaped new ones. Finished the pin-striping and door trim and hit it with a coat of clear to seal it all before refitting the windows. As I was spaying on the clear, right before my eyes some of the gold went very dark and did not lighten up again as the clear cured so now I have a two-tone gold car. Not good! So the center striping has to be masked and some gold re-sprayed and pray it all melds together. Film at eleven!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

Hi Daniel,

Is it 11:00 yet :D :D

Really enjoyed getting caught up on this build. The rear end and hood decal looks awesome!!!

hang in there with that pesky clear coat!

Randy

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

wow this car is awesome i cant wait to see more. what possessed you to butcher up 2 Pontiacs and do this? either way im loving this and i cant wait for more of it :D

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