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#21 Randy D

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:37 AM

Hi Mike,

Great choice, these 50's trucks are sweet. Really nice work getting that hemi in there :) :) Look foward to your progress!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

Thanks Josh and Randy! No progress today as the release mechanism on the reclining sofa broke and I spent part of the afternoon trying to source a new cable and cable clamps from Home Depot. Somehow, I feel that this is going to be another crazy week.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

I used the embossing powder that I bought at Michael's for carpet on this F100. I applied it with white glue and painted it with Tamiya TS-19 Metallic Blue. I think it came out great!
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I just couldn't bring myself to open the MRC Cragar SS wheel and tire set, so I am going back to my original plan of using the '06 Mustang GT wheels and tires.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

I have this kit still. I bought the kit and then found my 1:1 56 F-100 that is all original. I forgot I had them kit stuck away in the closet until just now.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Looking good!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

I'm enjoying watching this one. I have a kit I inherited from my father-in-law and always liked the look of it and all the openings Revell put in it. It will be great to see how it goes together.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

Thanks Brian, Shane, and Mike!


Ahh...the joy of paint! Tamiya TS-19 Metallic Blue.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:38 AM

I'm liking the SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Nice progress mike...

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

Thanks Jim and Carl!
Hey Jim, don't let anyone tell otherwise...Shiny rules!!!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

People keep trying to get me to try rusty, crusty, Mike. Not me!!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

Excellent colour choice , Mike!
Got to love Tamiya's paints , especially their "TS series" ; just lays-down like it's moulding to the body !

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

I knew there was a reason why I liked you, Jim!
Thanks John! I do love Tamiya paints! I don't like the price, but the paint is fantastic!

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:47 PM

I love this kit. I'm doing one for the Naked Styrene thread. Like the tip for the leaf springs. I built this kit many years ago and the leaf springs and the axle pins to mount the wheels were very weak. I'll be watching to see how this comes out. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Thanks Joe! I'm still picking away at this thing. Hopefully, I 'll have some progress to show soon.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

Nice color!!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Thank you Danno!


Finally...a few minutes to myself without any interruptions tonight. I started the chassis assembly by installing the front and rear suspensions. I still need to add the front and rear shocks.
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I found a steering wheel in my parts box and made a tilt wheel out of it. This driver will be comfortable!
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Still rummaging through the parts box, I found a set of '06 Mustang disc brakes. This '56 will stop on a dime!
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I was able to get the distributor wired and glued to the Hemi, but I still need to run the wires and set up the ignition coil.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:24 AM

I did a quick mockup to see how everything was fitting.
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I painted the floor with Model Master Wood. This will be coated with gloss clear and BMF'd later.
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The brake rotors have been attached to the wheels.
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The Hemi at home.
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When I did the mockup, I notice that the front axle was slightly warped. I removed it from the springs and tried to twist it slightly in the opposite direction and the fragile plastic broke right in the center. I have a new axle coming from a fellow Classic Plastic Model Club member.
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Edited by mrmike, 10 September 2012 - 02:54 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:04 AM

Looking good,Mike. That Hemi looks right at home in there. However, the texture on the valve covers suggests the black "crinkle" finish occasionally found on these mills.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

Thanks Johann! You are correct that the texture on the valve cover is for the flat black finish, but I wanted a chrome valve cover for this Hemi and these were all I had in the parts box.

Edited by mrmike, 11 September 2012 - 03:09 PM.