Jump to content


1961 Ford Convertible Nascar version


  • You cannot reply to this topic
69 replies to this topic

#1 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#2 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:27 AM

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Posted Image

#3 Erik Smith

Erik Smith

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,057 posts
  • Location:Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Erik Smith

Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

Nice work so far. That is a delicate looking windshield frame - nice cutting.

#4 Bartster

Bartster

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Location:Fayetteville,TX
  • Full Name:Bart E Deatherage

Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:12 AM

Is the grille molded to the body in this kit? This is gonna be a very interesting build.

#5 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,756 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:56 AM

Keep it going Mark. I know you'll do it justice. Who's car do you have in mind?

#6 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

Nice work so far. That is a delicate looking windshield frame - nice cutting.


Thanks Erik. I will have to Strengthen it with some evergreen strips after I install the windshield.

#7 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Is the grille molded to the body in this kit? This is gonna be a very interesting build.


Bart, No the grille is not molded to the body but the seats are molded to the interior tub and I have to cut the back off of the right front seat. It will be very interesting to figure that out and also install the roll cage.

#8 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

Keep it going Mark. I know you'll do it justice. Who's car do you have in mind?


Bruce, Its a secret but if you look at the wips again there are some clues in them.

#9 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,756 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Fast Freddie, huh? Thought that might be it. Keep us posted!

#10 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

Fixed the rear corners of the interior tub opening . Fixed the holes in the tops of the front fenders and added the tonneau cover braces.

Posted Image

Posted Image

#11 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Does anyone know of a fabric I could use to simulate 1/25 scale canvas?

#12 martinfan5

martinfan5

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,868 posts
  • Location:Arizona, Valley Of The Sun
  • Full Name:Jonathan Stephens

Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

Mark, I like this, you dont see to many people doing the convert years of NASCAR

#13 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

Mark, I like this, you dont see to many people doing the convert years of NASCAR


i wanted to do this car because this was the car Fred got his first big win in at the Rebel 300. He pretty much out drove Curtis Turner who was one of the best at that time. After the race Turner slammed into the back of Lorenzen in frustration over being beat by the young driver.

Edited by MarkJ, 23 March 2012 - 09:14 AM.


#14 sjordan2

sjordan2

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,247 posts
  • Location:Knoxville, TN
  • Full Name:Skip Jordan

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

Does anyone know of a fabric I could use to simulate 1/25 scale canvas?


Here's a material that a modeler who's building a 1/8 Citroen is using. Looks interesting. Do you have a 1:1 picture of what you're trying to replicate?

Posted Image


http://www.scalemoto...ller-1-8-a.html

#15 bbowser

bbowser

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,756 posts
  • Location:Green Mountains
  • Full Name:Bruce Bowser

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

I've seen tissue paper soaked in Elmers used, but never tried it. Sorta like paper mache? (sp?)

#16 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:45 AM

I'm going to try a handkerchief. Install it with pins and thread and just shoot it with primer to stiffen it. If it doesnt work I will try something else.

#17 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:18 AM

I had to add a lip to the tub opening in order to install the tonneau cover.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#18 Agent G

Agent G

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,931 posts
  • Location:Las Vegas
  • Full Name:Wayne Gray

Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:31 AM

Use wide masking tape as canvas. It has a good scale texture, will accept paint easily, and if you screw up in your measurements, like I always do, it's cheap.

Posted Image

G

#19 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

Use wide masking tape as canvas. It has a good scale texture, will accept paint easily, and if you screw up in your measurements, like I always do, it's cheap.

Posted Image

G


Thanks Wayne but I ended up using printer paper and then coated it with Testors "make a window" glue. it actually turned out pretty good. I tried a handkerchief but it did not work at all. i will post pictures of it tomorrow. So Bruce your idea of paper mache in a slightly different form worked out pretty good.

Edited by MarkJ, 30 March 2012 - 08:03 AM.


#20 MarkJ

MarkJ

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 658 posts
  • Location:Texas
  • Full Name:Mark

Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:45 AM

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image