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#61 Hypermung

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

Oooh Sweet '59, your in Glenn.

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Ok then..SWEET.. This is the 80's Excell re-issue of the Johan 59 Dodge in white styrene & was manufactured as a curbside kit, but I want to open the hood & show some engine detail. So?... Cut the hood out Posted ImagePosted Image... Then there's no engine bay to speak of.......... SOLUTION?...................................Take 1 58 plymouth kit & cut the detail you want out. Shouldn't be too hard to modify it to fit correctlyPosted Image

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:09 PM

Sweet stuff, That 59 will stand out.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:39 PM

More work done to the 59 Dodge. I won't clutter this thread with countless pix of every little detail, but if you'd like to see more, I've started a seperate thread on this build in the 'On the workbench' section.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

Little more done on my '57, still need to touch up around the lips of the hood and BMF the body.
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Had to Chuckle under my workbench stacked is a '57 Chrysler, '58 Plymouth and '59 Chrysler

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:17 AM

Everybody is doing a great job so far. Maybe I will get to show some more progress here soon.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:45 AM

Little more done on my '57, still need to touch up around the lips of the hood and BMF the body.
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Had to Chuckle under my workbench stacked is a '57 Chrysler, '58 Plymouth and '59 Chrysler

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GET THEM OUT NICK.....This sounds like the start of a 'Forward Look' community build to me... I'd be in that for sure.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:48 AM

Plan to soon as I finish some other builds that've been on my bench for atleast a year, maybe more.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Got the hubcaps set the way i need them . The rear is a little low but this is just a mockup
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`Well last night i shot clear on this and i thought it looked pretty good. tonight i was saning on it to gett some goobers out of it and i dropped the body paint chipped pretty bad so now it is soaking to remove the paint. Will have to start all over.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

We've all been there, Todd, and we all hate it when it happens. All you can do is do it again and make it even better next time. Just treat the first go-round as practice! I'm in the middle of redoing a 1964 Corvair annual for the "Glue Bomb" CBP, and the clearcoat made the white color coat look flourescent yellow! OK, I like yellow (the best 1:1 Corvair I ever owned was yellow), but this is supposed to be a replica of a friend's 1:1 car, so yellow just won't work. My usual stripper, Royal Purple, wasn't touching it, even after a couple of weeks. I made a real mess of it trying to scrape it off with my fingernails, which left some nice gouges in the paint which I was afraid to try to sand out of it. A couple of days in brake fluid, and a busted windshield frame later, and it was back to the workbench for it.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:01 PM

We've all been there, Todd, and we all hate it when it happens. All you can do is do it again and make it even better next time. Just treat the first go-round as practice! I'm in the middle of redoing a 1964 Corvair annual for the "Glue Bomb" CBP, and the clearcoat made the white color coat look flourescent yellow! OK, I like yellow (the best 1:1 Corvair I ever owned was yellow), but this is supposed to be a replica of a friend's 1:1 car, so yellow just won't work. My usual stripper, Royal Purple, wasn't touching it, even after a couple of weeks. I made a real mess of it trying to scrape it off with my fingernails, which left some nice gouges in the paint which I was afraid to try to sand out of it. A couple of days in brake fluid, and a busted windshield frame later, and it was back to the workbench for it.

Soaked mine in 91% alcohol paint came off last night but the primer and body putty is a little tougher just satrted softing up tonight. Put it in Super clean will see what happens

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

Liking it. Keep 'em going.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:23 PM

I like that cruiser, Nick.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

Since I finished my '57 Chevy I have been working on my '58,
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:31 AM

Hey Nick, any chance I can get in on this? I've been away from car modeling for quite a while and I need some inspiration. I've got some old projects stashed away, can I put them in or should I start from scratch?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

I hope you are making more progress on that paint job. It's looking real good.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:47 PM

Hey Nick, any chance I can get in on this? I've been away from car modeling for quite a while and I need some inspiration. I've got some old projects stashed away, can I put them in or should I start from scratch?

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Sure can Ron, just tell what your building.

I hope you are making more progress on that paint job. It's looking real good.

Which ones that Cranky?

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:07 AM

Alrighty then, I dug out this old pro modeler '48 Ford. I bought it with the bodywork already started but being the way I am, I just can't leave well enough alone. There's a lot of little things that need to be corrected but I've got an idea where I'm going.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:29 PM

I like the looks of this project Ron.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

I got a lot of work done the last couple of nights. Attached the roof, decided to make it a hardtop and sanded it smooth. I made the corners more rounded and blended it with the body. I opened the side windows to loose some of the blind spot but I'm saving the mail slot back window. Fixed the windshield and removed the side chrome.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Oooohhhh Smooth, should look good with those curves.

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