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#21 lordairgtar

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'm not at liberty to say. LOL



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:16 PM

Refurbished old tool of '51 Chev convertible?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Refurbished old tool of '51 Chev convertible?

 

That's a hardtop or coupe. The lines on the "roof" on the rightmost piece are the headliner bows. Looks like you can faintly make out a B-pillar, but without the side pieces present, it's hard to tell for sure. Definitely early to mid '50s, though.

 

What else can you share, Gregg?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

 

That's a hardtop or coupe.  Definitely early to mid '50s, though.

Its a little older than than, more like late 40's!  I likeie!


Edited by Craig Irwin, 11 March 2013 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:18 PM

Its a little older than than, more like late 40's!  I likeie!

 

Oh duh, it's probably Galaxie Limited's long-awaited '48 Chevy Coupe. Gregg posted pics of Galaxie Limited's '48 Chevy Coupe test shot build from last years Milwaukee NNL, so maybe...

Start spillin' the beans, Gregg!!  :lol:



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

49-51 Ford



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

49-51 Ford

Nope!This bad boy wears a bowtie!



 

Oh duh, it's probably Galaxie Limited's long-awaited '48 Chevy Coupe. Gregg posted pics of Galaxie Limited's '48 Chevy Coupe test shot build from last years Milwaukee NNL, so maybe...

Start spillin' the beans, Gregg!!  :lol:

We have a winner!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

Yes, it is the Galaxie Chevy coupe. From Galaxie...."This tool was created using cad and the prototype body that was shown at the nnl last year.  This is the second tool.  We rejected the first one because the roof was not shaped correctly and after three tries at fixing it, they started over . . . at considerable cost.  We haven't seen test shots from this one yet.  They were supposed to be ready at the end of February.  Now they say mid April". 



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

Oh Boy....!!!  I'm drooling already.  I'm DEFINITELY picking up a few of these...!!!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

Very cool tooling!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:18 AM

Drooling!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Here is the window tooling. 1362973238933_zps127abd39.jpg



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

I know the perfect service station diorama that will fit this model already !



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Awesome Gregg! I can't wait to see the test shot!!!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Very cool. I'll take two, but don't tell my wife. :-)

 

BTW, thank you for posting pictures of the mold. I find that kind of stuff very interesting.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

 

BTW, thank you for posting pictures of the mold. I find that kind of stuff very interesting.

 

X2! Agreed on the tooling pics, I think visiting an injection molding facility would be waaay cool, too bad they aren't in our country any longer to see :(

 

Thanks Gregg for your help with this new Galaxy project, it's gonna be a winner! 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

 

X2! Agreed on the tooling pics, I think visiting an injection molding facility would be waaay cool, too bad they aren't in our country any longer to see :(

 

They still are. IIRC someone mentioned Lindberg's molding is done in Michigan, and I want to say both Revell and Round2 do some stateside molding, too.

 

 

Thanks Gregg for your help with this new Galaxy project, it's gonna be a winner! 

 

I agree, and thanks, Gregg. Like Dave this is the type of model-related thing which fascinates me and about which I could talk endlessly. Just wait, I'll prove it.  :lol:  :D

 

One thing I found curious on the clear window parts molds above is that fact that the side windows are angled instead of lying parallel to the mating face(s) of the molds. Perhaps is has something to do with the way clear styrene flows, or how the parts are ejected from the molds and the forces on the ejector pins?

 

So many questions... ^_^



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

VERY cool!

 

One more for the collection!

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:02 AM

 
X2! Agreed on the tooling pics, I think visiting an injection molding facility would be waaay cool, too bad they aren't in our country any longer to see :(
 
Thanks Gregg for your help with this new Galaxy project, it's gonna be a winner! 

FWIW: On a recent episode of How It's Made on the Science Channel they covered injection molding. Maybe it can be searched and viewed on-line.

Found it:
http://science.disco...-train-cars.htm


Edited by FASTBACK340, 16 March 2013 - 01:14 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

Awesome video. Thanks for linking it.