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Finally cleaned the bench off!

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#21 Wheels

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

Great job so far John!! Welcome back!!
Some may disagree with me, but it doesn't matter pre-painted or not.
Sometimes a quick build renews our enthusism for the hobby
What matters is that your building again!
The hobby is about having fun! So have fun forget, the politics.

You have added some great details.
I love those wheels with the Black and Red color combo!
Keep up the good work!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:11 AM

Thanks Mark. I agree, a build is a build. Doesn't matter what you start with, it's what you do with it.

Heck, back in the day I won Best of Show @ the MAMA's NNL with a snap kit.....

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

Welcome back John. Thats a clean ride, you got to love the Edsels.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

In a separate thread I explain how I do the speaker grills. Today we're planning on finishing the interior. Updates will follow later tonight.

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I've been so darn busy I haven't done much. I did get my Sirius radio boombox working in the hobby room. That should make it more user friendly

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

Gotta love these pre-painted kits! I spent about an hour or so making a set of seat belts and assembling the interior, which fell together. I also added speakers to the front kick panels.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

Nice seatbelts.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

Thanks for the compliment!

The more I work on this simple project the more I'm remembering how things go wrong due to thinking too much. After assembling the interior I regret not foiling the painted on interior trim (more work....) or adding the other end of the seats belts from the seat back and add the mounting hardware on the floor(more work....) or removing the cast-in rear deck center speaker and re-finishing the deck (more work....) etc.

THIS is why we have so many started projects. I'm making a list of all the second-thoughts I'm having and I'll apply those details into the next eventual "epic" build we all attempt. This is supposed to be a quick build for the past 2 weeks..... I want to finish it.

Rant off. Back to the workbench.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:01 AM

Another small update: I glued two pieces together.
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....OK, three pieces. The point is I'm making time & progress. Not much, but progress.

I'm off today. More to follow later on.





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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:51 AM

This afternoon I applied bare metal foil over the pre-painted silver trim. While the application is OK, the irregular paint edge on the pre-paint was frustrating. Here's a few shots showing the difference:

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:49 AM

Man, spare time has been slim! We're having one of the mildest winter's I can remember here in N.Y. and I seem to be running all over. This afternoon me & some friends are installing a set of dropped springs/shocks in his Del Sol. I can't ever remember doing car repairs VOLUNTARILY in JANUARY! So model time has taken a back seat.

All I've done so far is make a set of mufflers for the planned dual exhaust I'm making.
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I have a post on how I made them in Tips & Tricks

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=53304

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

John, that BMF is looking good! Nothing sets apart a '50's model better than a good BMF job! B)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:51 AM

That ol girl looks amazing .the Edsel is one of my fav cars from the 50s.in the pic with buddy ,whats the yellow hatch back I spot on the self behind him?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

If your referring the the box on the table behind my little boy, it's the AMT VW Rabbit kit.

The Edsel is crawling along.... Maybe we finish it this week . Maybe not ......

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

I'm following this thread with interest. What started out as a pre-painted simple build is turning into a master piece. So much for "quick build" lol, welcome back to the hobby! Can't wait to see one of your regular builds. Nice job so far. I really like your engine wireing.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

OK, fast forward 15 months or so..... back to the Edsel.


As was originally planned as a way to ease back into building hit the wall last year. With house projects, work, playing with the 1:1 toy, family, etc. it sat & sat. I keep reading the forum and buying stuff, but the build stopped. Until this morning.

Me & the Wife went out shopping and stopped by the hobby shop. I couldn't resist and bought the `68 Hemi Dart kit. My ever supportive Wife smiled and asked how the Edsel was doing. Busted.... She suggested I finish it. She's right.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

EdselBody011-vi.jpgEdselBody012-vi.jpgEdselBody010-vi.jpg I'll finish it in the next night or two. Then we try something involving a little more involvement.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

Basically lowered with a wheel/tire swap, disc brakes, and some detailing. Nothing too crazy. With all the killer builds going on it's getting me interested. I have to get back up to speed. EdselBody007-vi.jpg Just have to add all the little bits-n-pieces: lights, wipers,bumpers, etc.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Hi John,     Got a big smile on my face when I saw this post from you :)  :)  :)

                    Looks like the skills are still there.   The stance looks right on and the motor looks sweet !!!!

 

                      Glad your back,

 

                       Randy



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Looks fantastic!!



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:42 PM

Looking really good. I really like the look of this kit.