Great looking build there. Very nice. I need to get one of these for my collection
'64 Belvedere Driven By Paul Goldsmith. *Finished*
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:02 AM
Beautiful effort my man ! Again I can only hope to aspire to complete work as you do. Cheers !
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:25 AM
Thanks John, Jason and Jarrod! The kind words are really appreciated.
I will be making a little upgrade to the engine, the Water hose clamp will be removed and I will make another one which is bit smaller and then more realistic. I will make another one for the other end of that Water Hose, too.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:50 AM
Looks pretty good . It turned out REAL nice .
I've built several of the Lindberg 1964 Dodges, I have yet to do one of the 64 Plymouths, ( need to change that soon )
my one and only suggestion is, remove the nubs on top of the grille, they are not there on the 1/1 .
Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:51 AM
Thanks Bill! I appreciate it.
Thanks for the Suggestion, I will remove the Nubs right away, and cover the area with some BMF.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:29 PM
Excellent build Niko, paint and finish,foil and decals are perfect. Would love to have it on my shelf. Great work ans it shows.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:46 AM
Thanks guys for the kind comments!
My '69 Petty Torino took One Step forward, when I opened the box, but then Two Steps back. The Front Fenders are warped, just like the car had jumped and landed on its nose. Well all it needs is some hot water to bend those fenders back on their original shape. But....The work with Jo-Han '72 Torino Oval Tracker has continued. Funny thing, the Torino was sold as 1960s Model Kit, even if the car is 1972.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:28 PM
This is a great looking build , nice work . I have built a white Jimmy Pardue version , will post it if I can ever master this BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH computer.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:16 AM
Thanks Bruce, and I hope you can solve your problem, so we could see your build. There can never be too many Vintage Stock Cars.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:04 AM
Great job Niko...That is ultra clean! I think we can all take some lessons from your super sanitary building style.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:46 AM
Looks great Niko. The straps painted on the fuel tank show you have a very steady hand.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:05 AM
Thanks guys, you are too kind.
Darryl: I'd be happy if I could get at least one build completed without big breaks when the model is just sitting in the box for a few months time. Otherwise I like the style I build.
Dave: Yeah, those straps turned out better than I thought. Usually they need one or two times of repainting before I can be happy with them.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:17 AM
Out of curiosity......How does one polish the body after the decals are in place? Did you laquer gloss coat the body?
Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:35 AM
Yep, after the paint and decals were dry, I Clear Coated the body with Maston's clear from spray can (Same Manufacturer's clear and paint). You must paint a bit thicker clear coat, so there is material to polish, otherwise it will go through clear coat to paint, and that does not look good. But of course, too much clear isn't good either. Then I tape the tight curves before polishing, so it will not go through clear so easily from those places, and get to work.
I hope it helps.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:33 AM
Thats amazing. I will keep this in mind for future projects. But that laquer and paint is European. I may have to stick with Tamiya.
Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:03 AM
Yes, Tamiya works fine (Or better, haven't tried to polish it) too. I have painted one car with Tamiya paints, but never have polished Tamiya paints, which is next in line I hope...