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#81 VERNON

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for the link, the photos will be very helpfull. I found a shade of blue in Testors laquer series I think will be pretty close, I'll post the color later as I forgot the item number. I gave up on exact matches and super detailing models a few years ago. I went through a burn & walked away from the hobby. Now, at the ripe old age of 55 I'm back and enjoying it more. Word of advise to those who go through burn outs, DON'T sell your collections. Put them away, it's a lot cheaper than trying to replace what you sold.

Thanks to my fellow modelers on this forum, you've all been a great help and inspiration since I joined.

Happy Modeling to all & ENJOY what you do.

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#82 VERNON

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:20 AM

I'm back. The Testors paint I'm considering is: Nassau blue metallic# 28128. I haven't tested this yet but it looks pretty close. Will update later.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:11 AM

In the last few months, one of the two leading model mags (sorry, don't remember which) had a tip about filling tires with silicone. Wonder if that would help "fill out" that concave tire surface?


Unfortunately, the one I've got that has this issue, the tires are solid. There's no hollow in them to fill wil silicone. I thought about trying to sand the tires but I'll end up losing the tread. I'm probably just going to have to order new tires. :(

#84 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

Everything I've read on these cars say they were painted Mecom Blue (supposedly a 1959 Cadilac color). Does anyone know of a Tamiya or Testors shade of blue that would be close. Also the instructions say the interior is a flat medium blue, any ideas on that.
I've found some photos of the original cars, but it's hard to tell as they are so old.
I ordered some of the Grand Sport decals from V-R-M, and they are excellent. The open scoop hood option is offered on Strada Sports website, and will allow the builders some more options.

Any help on the paint is greatly appreciated.

Happy Modeling, Have Fun, Vernon

The Blue used on the Mecom Cars was 1960 Cadillac Pellham Blue. Tru Match made the exact paint years ago when Accurate Miniatures first released the kit. Model car world should be able to provide the paint also. I started on one years ago, using the Model Car Garage detailing set. I have the chassis done, but have not gotten too much further. I also have one of HRM's roadster transkits, which is absolutely beautiful.

#85 Len Woodruff

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:11 AM

It seems like the #2 car had a darker blue, at least on the restored cars. Anybody have an idea on that color?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

Just another TIP....I was working on the interior tub this weekend and discovered a few release pin marks that will be visable. I sanded the marks out but wound up with a smooth underside. I broke out a can of Testors "Fabric Gray Auto Laquer# 28135" and gave that try. PRESTO! this paint dries and leaves a gritty feel, so now I will go back over this with some flat black and that should give a fiberglass look.

I have the body ready for a primer coat and will be testing different shades of blue on a scrap body. My goal is to keep the cost down as I want to build several versions of these cars, and I know the price of some of the aftermarket paints can get crazy.

I also found an old car magazine on e-bay with a full feature article on the Grand Sports, so I'm hoping this will be of help.

Any way "Happy Modeling", Vernon

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:02 AM

Concerning the white #4 version - I believe I read somewhere that this car never raced with the rear end cooler that is included in the kit. Is this true? Anyone have pictures? Thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

It's all in here : Posted Image

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:08 AM

So the answer is in a book that I don't have........

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

Attached is a pic of a Grand Sport I finished last week. Luckily I wrapped it up just in time to make the IPMS Nationals in Orlando, where it won a special award commemorating the 60th anniversary of Sebring. I used the HRM front A-arms and exhaust headers, detailed the engine, and used the excellent V-R-M decal sheet mentioned earlier.

I said I'd never build another one, but then I found the HRM Grand Sport roadster trans kit at one of the vendor tables, so it looks like I'll pull another one out of my stash!

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

Posted Imagehttp://badboyvettes.com/340

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:49 PM

The new AM never even looked at the kit as there was some issue around licensing or the tool....never got a straight story.



"The molds....who knows" so then . . . when they're gone, there gone ? If'n you want more than one you better jump now ?


Now that I read this again (and maybe Dave Van can answer this), what happened to the molds for the A-M kits? Did the second A-M inherit them, and then when they were liquidated....????

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:32 AM

Greg, thank you for the picture of the white #4.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:10 AM

Greg, thank you for the picture of the white #4.

Did you check out the video ? http://badboyvettes.com/340

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

Yes I did watch the video. Watching the Grand Sport pass the Ferrari prototype was most impressive.

It appears that the small coolers were fitted for practice but not for the race. I will have to decide which version I want to make.