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'57 Ford Custom (Finished, see it in Under Glass forum 3-7-13)


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#61 rmvw guy

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Why not just place an order with Ricki over at Scale Dreams?

Thanks Jim, I might give that a try in a couple of days if local hobby store doesn't come through.  He was at $6.95 a package which I don't think is too bad plus I'm hoping he will let me see if there is any wrinkles in it before I buy it.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Thanks  Andre, how's yours coming along, haven't seen you on here in a while?  You are one who helped me get mine started.  I might have been finished by now if I would quit baking up to do things twice.  :lol:  Thanks for the comments.


Mine is almost done.. fixed the pipes. tried to spray my hood again. but messed the one up again. SO I have to wait then sand it down again. I will post some pics tonight.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

Why not just place an order with Ricki over at Scale Dreams?

Thanks Jim, I submitted an order today. They have some other neat stuff also I ordered.  I finally gave up on LHS, no wonder so many of them are going out of business.  I'm a patient man but, I want to get on with my project.  Thanks again.   Finished up interior last night, finally found my lost exhaust tip which was still in the bag.  :lol:  These things are so small and hard for these old eyes to see. It looks like the BMF will be the last finishing touch.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:34 AM

I like the way it's turning out too !   Very nice .

 Scale Dreams has great service ,  you should have the BMF this weekend !



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:26 AM

Thanks Bob, I just hope I can get the BMF on without any major problems.  My history is not good with this stuff but, with tips from the forum I am going to give it another try. Wish me luck, I will post pictures soon.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Looking really good Ron.  I'm about to start on mine and am following along with all these 57 Ford builds to see where any issues may be.  Your's is looking super sharp in the black/white paint.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

Very nice.... making good progress....keep it going!!!



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Getting ready to finish this one up, just waiting on foil, hopefully it will be here tomorrow. I still haven't opened up the bag of chrome yet and a few more decals to apply. Now is not the time to get in a hurry I keep telling myself. Thanks for looking and all the encouragement. A few more pictures.  DSC04378_zpsbd2c5eef.jpgDSC04379_zps5528f22f.jpgDSC04380_zps19b3563d.jpg



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Lookin' good!



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Thanks for all the positive feedback.  My order from Scale Dreams  arrived today after only three days and in perfect condition, which is surprising considering my mail lady usually folds every thing in half to fit in the mailbox easier. The Bare Metal Foil is perfect so far thanks to excellent service from Scale Dreams. My days of visiting  the local hobby shop may be over with gasoline at $3.78 a gallon and a 20 mile round trip. Total shipping on my order was $3.45. I already made three trips to LHS for my BMF that never came, and the owner has been in Washington D.C. at a hobby show all week. For some reason I have little spots of super glue all over my fingers so, I may hold off until that comes off before attempting the BMF.  This gives me plenty of time to read the instructions over and over. Pictures coming soon!DSC04409_zps85b20361.jpgDSC04410_zps5ce50929.jpg


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Told ya Rick is good.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Told ya Rick is good.

You did!!!!  Thanks Jim, really, really appreciate it!



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

That Ford is looking great Ron.  You're right... slow and steady and patience, not rushing, gets the job done right.   A suggestion...... you may want to brush some dullcoat on those seat decals to knock down the shine a bit.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Great looking Ford!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

that is gonna be a sweet lookin ol Ford Ron, nice work



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.  Richard, I think you are right about the dull coat, just happen to be out of it at the moment. I just found some great reference photos for the engine on ebay motors.  Too late for me but' I thought someone else could use them so, here you go.T2eC16dHJGIE9nnWrc9PBQCdQw0fMw_4_zps4621KGrHqFrEE-8nlLBbcBQCdQ3nBN_4_zpsdf6c7ed0T2eC16hHJHoE9n3KhWq5BQCdS7SItw_4_zpse4ba



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:40 AM

Okay, here we go with the Bare Metal Foil as promised.  I've got a good feeling about this!  Armed with plenty of new #11 blades and a bran new sheet of BMF, old T shirt, tooth picks, and mat board, I have read the directions at least 5 times and will follow to the letter. DSC04422-Copy_zpsfc3ec7db.jpgFirst piece;DSC04423_zps69f50494.jpgDSC04424_zpsdd4c31c8.jpgDSC04426_zps4ae58a05.jpg.Success!!!!


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:02 AM

Now to move to the windscreen, should be easy, right?DSC04427_zpsd634fd55.jpgNow the side trim, easy does it, this might be the first time I have BMF-ed a whole model!DSC04430_zpsa20facad.jpg



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:13 AM

Beautiful! Looks like the bmf was in a good mood today!

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:19 AM

This is starting to hurt my eyes.  :lol:  DSC04432_zps7a08e8c7.jpgI know, I wasted a lot on that piece.DSC04433_zps71137673.jpgI see the finish line!  What a great kit for a beginner! (With lack of much chrome.)  As you can see, I used between 1/3 and 1/2 of the sheet, maybe I will get better on the next one but, I'm happy.  If you haven't guessed, I did this yesterday while the forum was down. I think that is the only time I am getting anything done on my models. It took me about two hours, 3 cups of coffee, and 2 # 11 blades. And I am suffering from temporary blindness.  It was fun, thanks for watching.DSC04434_zpscba5567c.jpg


Edited by rmvw guy, 19 February 2013 - 08:26 AM.