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


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#81 Ramfins59

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:37 AM

Looks great Ron.  Yeah, you've gotta  cut smaller BMF strips to avoid all that waste.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Looks excellent but you sure did waste a ton of BMF.  I usually cut on the short side of the sheet into 1/4" wide strips.  Walgreen's has makeup applicator qtips that come to a point on one end and rounded on the other.  They're wound real tight and are perfect for burnishing BMF.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Thanks Richard and Jim.  I have battled with this stuff for years and truly feel this has been my first success.  I may have wasted it some due to my past experience in cutting pieces too small and later throwing damaged sheets away due to non use and poor storage habits.   I want to use it up fast and get some more!  Keep it fresh!  :lol:  Thanks for you comments.......  Looking back at this one today, I am not bragging about the perfect finish on the BMF, by far but, probably my best to date.  This could still turn into one of my rust-buckets.  When I was installing the windows I got a little glue on the paint. #$@%^%$#  This is what happens when I get too confident. 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

Looking good, sorry I missed the call for two-tone pics, but you've got it right now. Fairlanes and Customs are quite different cars. I've got a couple two-tone Custom pics on the other computer I'll post them when I can.

 

One tip I'd share with BMF is to color your knife blade with a Sharpie, it'll help with the snow blindness!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Looks great, Ron.

 

I'm still toying with what color to do mine in. I'm thinking two-tone gray just because you don't see it too much.

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Here's a couple two-tone Customs showing the paint break lines.

 

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Note that on the Tudor the paint break is the line between the fender and the door.  On the Fordor it's the back of the trim. 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

Here's a couple two-tone Customs showing the paint break lines.

 

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Note that on the Tudor the paint break is the line between the fender and the door.  On the Fordor it's the back of the trim. 

Thanks Brett,  I think I see what you are saying on the break at the door.  I wasn't clear on that when I foiled over it.  Thanks to you other guys for your comments also.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:53 AM

Ron, I would say you did a fine job on the BMF application! As I read pages 4 & 5, it struck me that perhaps the biggest obstacle you were facing was in your head. Soon you will be slappin' down the foil like butter on flapjacks. Can be awkward guestimating what size piece of foil to cut, huh?! I keep a little 6 inch ruler near the bench to help me out on that. Happy buildin'!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Looking Great! Foil turned out really nice!



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Brett,  I think I see what you are saying on the break at the door.  I wasn't clear on that when I foiled over it.  Thanks to you other guys for your comments also.

It's hard to see and nobody but me would ever notice.  I've just been burying myself in research for when I do mine, it's always been a favorite of mine (My grandad once owned a 57 base model no frills Custom), and I love these low-end 2-door-post cars Revell's been giving us lately.  One will be a supercharged F-code once the Nascar version with the rest of the supercharger parts shows up.  The one I have now will be a gasser.  Still very early and on the back burner, but I have grafted a T-bolt teardrop hood bulge onto it. 



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Thanks Jon and Dave, also Brett and good luck on yours I'm sure they will turn out fine and I can't wait to see them.  Thanks for all your help so far and now, I may just have to do a little more paint work after reading your post. I still haven't dealt with the glue mess I made either.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Ron, nice progress. l also use larger pieces of foil due to my right had. l have had no issues with glue. l always foil after clear.....



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Nice tip Carl, I'll have to remember that for the next one, thanks.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Brett, I got the two-tone fixed, thanks.  It bothered me too much.  Also got the glue off the paint thanks to a tip from Gregg, ( MCM issue173, page 18, although no clear used ).  I made a mechanics fender cover just in case but, don't think I really need it, I kind of like it though.   :) DSC04543_zpsbacc3397.jpgDSC04542_zps36ec71ab.jpgDSC04541_zpse5762427.jpg



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Looking good, Ron. I'm just waiting on some rear tires before I move along some more on mine. I should have them early in the week, so I'm seeing if I can squeeze out a quickie build before they get here. :D



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:55 AM

Thanks Gluhead, Some times I need a quickie build, trouble is most of the time they become just another iron in the fire. I'm jumping around on four different ones right now, just need to finish one and this one is getting close, I think.  According to the instructions I have two more steps to go.  :lol: 



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

UNDER GLASS 3/7/2013,  Thanks for looking and for all the great help.  I'm glad this one is finally done, next one will be easier I hope.  :)http://www.modelcars...showtopic=71769


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