Well, not great but it's done.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:05 AM
The basic kit is the Revell '32 3-window coupe. This was supposed to be a showcase for the engine from the new '50 Olds kit. My big mistake was trying to chop the top. I really don't do work like that very well. Mostly because, no matter how careful I am with my cuts, I end up with more filling than I'd like and I have little patience for the "fill-sand-prime-repeat" routine that good custom work takes.
However, having said that, I did a pretty good job on the cut across the top of the roof that I filled with a strip of Evergreen. It came out pretty smooth and you can't see the cut or feel it except there's a very prominent "ghost" of the filler putty itself!
That's when I decided to leave it in primer and the fiction is that that the owner is driving it while he saves up the funds to finish the bodywork and get a paint job. (Actually a pretty common thing in the 1:1 world.)
I know, lame excuse.
Anyway, here's a shot of the engine that started it all. It's really the best part of the model! )
So go ahead, rip it, I can take it. I'm probably more critical than any of you are anyway!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:19 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:23 AM
Maybe do some rust to make it a bit ratty
Great looking motor
Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:37 AM
primer. Thus far, my only candidate would be my Revell 29 Ford Pickup.
But I like it!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:23 AM
Here's an easy fix for your roof ghosting. If it's really smooth to touch and no flaws except the ghosting, lightly sand the area with 1000 or 1500 grit. Dip a 1/2 wide brush in Future, flow it over the area smoothly and leave it. Don't over stroke the brush, just one sweep. Let it cure, then reprime and you're done.
No ghosts. Future makes a great barrier between filler and prime or prime and top coats.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:28 AM
it could be a contest winner-
I appreciate the thought, but you haven't seen it in person! The only thing this could win is the "Glue Bomb Award"
Thanks for the tip Cato, I'll try the next time.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:52 AM
Even with your own harsh self-critique, Drew, I really like it....and that Olds motor looks the business!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:43 PM
Chop tops aren't easy to do.
Your chop is commendable and as
others have said..I'd display it my
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:03 PM
I'll give you points for posting it, warts and all.
I know my strengths and weaknesses and I'm not adverse to bragging about one while admitting the other!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:12 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:15 PM
This roof was chopped using this method and it was actually pretty easy... a lot easier than trying to get pieces of strip stock to be perfect!
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:27 PM
thats how i got the parts for my 74 dart conversion and to start my superbird project.
Drew, you have one thing up on most of us.....YOU FINISHED IT ANYWAY.... have you noticed how many WIPs just stop. a lot of us give up toss it into the box and forget about it. On to the next one. Thats the great thing about modeling, if it doesnt work out you can scrap it, It might be interresting for everyone to pull out a bailed progect and randomly mail it to some one on this forum to see what they can do with it. LOL
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:29 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:30 PM
Drew, you have one thing up on most of us.....YOU FINISHED IT ANYWAY.... have you noticed how many WIPs just stop. a lot of us give up toss it into the box and forget about it. On to the next one.
Oh I've got boxes and boxes of unfinished projects out in the garage! Projects that turned out to be more work than I wanted or just were sinking into a morass of constant problems. Boom, back in the box. "I wonder what's on TV tonight!"