'50 Olds - Root Beer Float
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:56 AM
I almost always start with the rolling stock...no different here. Modelhaus Goodyear w/w's. I forget the stock number. The wheels are, I think, supposed to be a rendition of the '61 Caddy caps? They're closer to those than Caddy Sabers. Either way, they're from the AMT '64 Marauder kit. I gave them a hard wash of metalizer brass and shaved off the Olds emblem from the kit hubcaps. I threw the decal at it just to see how it would work out. I can't say I'm really all that happy with the decal so I may end up pulling it off and trying it with paint...or possibly making bullet caps. We'll see!
The thread title prob'ly gives the colors away - cream roof over a root beer body. Other than some altitude adjustment I won't mess with it too much. It's a great kit so I want to give it a chance to shine on it's own merits before I start hacking them up.
Enough yakkin' here's pics.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:17 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:18 AM
for the center cap decal, why not try a dab of clear epoxy over it?
Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:56 AM
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:30 PM
Once the piece is cleaned up (not like that takes much on this kit), I trimmed the bolt detail and drilled for pins. Then I carefully cut the a-arm free. This is a delicate piece so it takes very little effort.
And here's an animated gif to show the articulation once it's pinned back together. The pins are just stretched sprue that's been heated on one end to create a rivet head.
No, I'm not going to make the suspension functional...but this was the easiest way to reposition the lower a-arm. The way this thing is done, it would not take a crapload of effort to make it working, though. I bet we'll see a few done up.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:25 PM
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Edited by Futurabat, 13 October 2012 - 08:46 PM.