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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:37 AM

I can't wait to see more. This one is going to be a nice model. Keep it going, please.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:37 AM

I should hopefully be able to start laying down some color this weekend!!

I may have spoken a bit too early here. Right after posting this, I remembered that I'm still waiting for my front 2 wheels and backing plates from The Modelhaus. So let me try this again....

"I should be able to start laying down some color as soon as my parts arrive from The Modelhaus!" :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:53 AM

Greg, what are your plans for the headlights?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:35 AM

Greg, what are your plans for the headlights?

Honestly, I hadn't gotten that far yet. As you can see in some of my early pics from the mocking up stages, I have done some bodywork but I'm not even at the halfway mark yet. It depends on the kit for me but on this particular one with as many modifications as there will be, I wanted to get the frame, suspension and drivetrain set up how I want and then I will modify the cab/bed/fenders to fit the frame. Now that I'm thinking about it, I don't know that I've even looked at the headlights in this kit. Am I up for an unpleasant surprise? :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:45 AM

'40 Ford headlights are '40 Ford headlights. The neat thing is this kit and the AMT kit ,both lend themselves to an easy sunken / Frenched style headlight setup,simply by using just a round headlight assembly that will fit into the existing opening. Just push it all the way to the back of the headlight opening. Another neat custom touch would be to use a smaller scale headlight assembly from another '40 Ford in 1/32nd scale and doing the same thing. I've done both of these and they turn out really neat and they are easy to do.Another set up would be using the same round light and forming some sort of clear cover, giving it a '60's sports car look.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

I'm having trouble with this kit as well. I have a box containing parts from two kits and the cab is from a very old release. The whole car is getting the flat black trewatment, but the flat black blushes badly (Duplicolor lacquer and yes I know flats don't blush, this one does!) on the cab, no matter what I prime with or what temp/humidity level I paint at. It's a real shame because it's a great looking build. Still trying.

Hey Rob, I've tried all different brands of flat black but the best I have used is plain old Testors in a spray can. Comes out nice and flat every time and doesn't have an overly rough out of scale texture.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

This is going to look good Greg. Keep going. Some Merc style headlights with the full glass cover would be one option.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:12 AM

'40 Ford headlights are '40 Ford headlights. The neat thing is this kit and the AMT kit ,both lend themselves to an easy sunken / Frenched style headlight setup,simply by using just a round headlight assembly that will fit into the existing opening. Just push it all the way to the back of the headlight opening. Another neat custom touch would be to use a smaller scale headlight assembly from another '40 Ford in 1/32nd scale and doing the same thing. I've done both of these and they turn out really neat and they are easy to do.Another set up would be using the same round light and forming some sort of clear cover, giving it a '60's sports car look.

Got any pics of these? I'd like to see how they turned out.

Edited by gpugh1976, 22 February 2011 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:18 AM

This is going to look good Greg. Keep going. Some Merc style headlights with the full glass cover would be one option.

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I thought about those. I even thought about maybe doing a set of early Buicks...

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

Steal my post? Heck no! Let's see some more of that badboy!!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:13 PM

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Got any pics of these? I'd like to see how they turned out.



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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:42 PM

Thats really lookin good. What was the color choice?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

Are you asking me?

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

Are you asking me?

Yep!



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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:42 PM

I wanted a nice medium yellow so I went with Ford's "Grabber Yellow" (same color that was available on the '70 Boss Mustangs)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:15 AM

I like your nerf bars. Where did you get those?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

they look like the ones from 36 ford amt :)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:49 PM

Well I dig 'em, I gotta find me some! :)

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

No pics but I thought I'd throw up a quick update. Greg Meyers sent me some of those nerf bars that I really dug on George's truck and my missing front wheels and backing plates showed up from the Modelhaus this last week. I just pulled 'em outta the soakin' tank and threw a coat of primer on 'em. I'm ready to start painting. I just need a day off and some good weather now. B)

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

and this is why i never picked up this kit but now im wishing i have bought one guess im off to ebay now cant wait to see you get this done your work is fantastic so far .