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#1 AzTom

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

I did this one several months ago.

It is a 50's Hubley truck that had been painted with a brush and well played with. It is about 1/20 scale.

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Paint removed and painted with a Self-Etching primer. A must when doing the diecast.

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The Cab airbrushed with acrylic blue and clear coated a few times.

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The head light lens are from the Hubly 32 Chevy kit. I bare metal foiled the bumper and used that "Rub on chrome" for the grill and hood trim. That was for comparison, figured I could always BM over the grill later.
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I'll post some more tomorrow.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:36 PM

That color and shine is top notch.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:26 AM

Thanks.
This was the first time I had used that Createx paint but won't be my last. That stuff goes on so easy and clean up is a cinch. I don't think you could mess it up spraying it on if you tried.

One of the Dolly wheels is missing so made a mold and resin cast those.
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Buford mounting the tires after painting the rims.
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The trailer painted up and going back together.
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Wood planking on the deck
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

Wow your knocking this out of the park. Btw in general how does the mod podge clear work. I've never seen it used on models and paint before?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:04 AM

Beautiful, Tom!


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

I wonder if you've ever paid any attention to what some of these old toys are worth to collectors?

Obviously, you are free to do whatever you want to do, and if that means reworking old pressed steel toys, that's perfectly fine. But I have seen several instances on "Antiques Roadshow" where toys very similar to the ones you rework were worth thousands! And of course, repainting them or in any way altering their originality instantly takes away any collectible value they may have.

Again... I'm not saying that what you're doing is wrong. I'm just curious if the potential value of the toys as collectibles is something you've ever considered.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Thanks Guys,

Harry, It would be great if the Roadshow was in touch with reality,lol. I am quite aware of the value of these, I have been collecting them for over 45 years and most of the ones I'm modifying I also have new in the box or at least very nice ones. I have been selling off a lot of them over the past six years, you got one of them.
I had a 700+ lot toy auction and a few hundred toys in a another auction just before leaving Ohio. I still have several thousand to play with. :P
Thanks for your concern though.

When I get to the end of this one you will see it was "Priceless" :)

Stay tuned

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Yes, I did get one from you... :D

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:52 PM

New resin Dolly wheels and rear tires installed. The hub caps are clothing Nailhead Suds. The prongs are just shoved into the rubber wheel.

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Wood deck varnished
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

This is the truck finished. ;)

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Thanks for looking,
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

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I figure that speaks for itself. Fantastic work!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:24 PM

Mate , that is so cool ! Love the red wheels with the whitewalls , i'm sure the diecast collectors are cursing you for improving it .

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:39 AM

Wow that turned out beautiful . I wish they made toys like that for kids today instead The cheap plastic toys and lousy computer games. I would have thought I had the world if someone would have giving me one as a kid. The best I had was a Hess truck every Christmas,

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

I used to have a lot of Tonka trucks when I was a kid. The big ones. I sure wish I still had them!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

This is the truck finished. ;)

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Thanks for looking,
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And there, folks, you have the "priceless" money shot!

A great truck hauling a great load. Congrats again, Tom.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

nice!!! looks more like a first place winner to me. :)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:11 AM

nice!!! looks more like a first place winner to me. :)


Indeed! But competition is always tough at Desert Scale Classic! A hard-fought category for certain.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

Thank You Everyone!

I'll post the build of 55 Chevy Delivery next.


Btw in general how does the mod podge clear work. I've never seen it used on models and paint before?


This was the first time I had used and was very pleased with how smooth it went on and it dried fast.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

You turned that truck into a show piece.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

Thanks.
This was the first time I had used that Createx paint but won't be my last. That stuff goes on so easy and clean up is a cinch. I don't think you could mess it up spraying it on if you tried.


this is a great looking toy. where can i get rub on chrome. i have heard of it but have not tried it and would like to.
Manny

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