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#21 Joker

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Lookin' great, Joker!

 

Quick question - What do you use to blacken your panel lines?

 

A black wash made by Citadel..used mainly on WarHammer game warriors.

(found at a small gamers shop near Chesterfield Hobbies...my regular LHS)

Lay it on thick ..no need to thin it..then the magic happens as it dries.

Also used it on the rear tail lites.Cleans up with a damp Q-tip or a wet toothpick.

 

Small update...sunken arial

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Very cool build James, as always. I really love what you did with those tail lights and grill. I also like that antenna, I was curious if you had any photos of how you did that? Can't wait to see how you finish this one up.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Very cool build James, as always. I really love what you did with those tail lights and grill. I also like that antenna, I was curious if you had any photos of how you did that? Can't wait to see how you finish this one up.

Sorry..I didn't take any pixs...but it's easy.

First I drew the tear drop with a pencil on the factory location.

Then with a 80 gauge drill bit ..I made the hole on the fender.

Then I glued a small piece of tree sprue to the inside of the fender..

right under the hole(important step..it holds the wire)... this will give it a "sunken" look...

then  stretched sprue was glued to the outside in the teardrop shape.

I lightly brushed the stretched sprue with glue to soften the edges.

It gives it a raised profile...most of it gets sanded anyway.

Then it was given a light sanding..to finish ..a smaller drill bit was used

to install a 30 gauge wire antenna.

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Shapes can be as simple as a diamond , heart or dual teardrops.

It is easy to see the glued piece of sprue added to the inside of the fender from the bottom.

Like I said before ..most of the stretched sprue on the outside is soften up with a light coat

of glue..then sanded.


Edited by Joker, 09 January 2013 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Sorry..I didn't take any pixs...but it's easy.
First I drew the tear drop with a pencil on the factory location.
Then with a 80 gauge drill bit ..I made the hole on the fender.
Then I glued a small piece of tree sprue to the inside of the fender..
right under the hole(important step..it holds the wire)... this will give it a "sunken" look...
then  stretched sprue was glued to the outside in the teardrop shape.
I lightly brushed the stretched sprue with glue to soften the edges.
It gives it a raised profile...most of it gets sanded anyway.
Then it was given a light sanding..to finish ..a smaller drill bit was used
to install a 30 gauge wire antenna.
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Shapes can be as simple as a diamond , heart or dual teardrops.
It is easy to see the glued piece of sprue added to the inside of the fender from the bottom.
Like I said before ..most of the stretched sprue on the outside is soften up with a light coat
of glue..then sanded.

Thanks James, i appreciate you explaining that to me. I'm not sure my skill level is there yet tho. The two things I wasn't sure about is when you said "Then I glued a small piece of tree sprue to the inside of the fender..right under the hole". Did you just glue a round piece on the inside and drill through that to hold the antenna? Seems like it would be difficult to drill through that without it poppin back off.
The other thing I was curious about is how you stretched the sprue that small into that little tear drop shape?
Sorry for all the questions, just trying to understand how you did it. Such a cool modification, I would like to attempt it one day, maybe on the Merc I got on the bench.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

 Did you just glue a round piece on the inside and drill through that to hold the antenna? {Yes}Seems like it would be difficult to drill through that without it poppin back off.{Let the drill do the work..light pressure...I use Tenax ..dries quick and strong} The other thing I was curious about is how you stretched the sprue that small into that little tear drop shape? {I use a small Votive candle..even a birthday candle will work..pass the left over sprue and practice stretching it into different diameters ..practice makes perfect..don't heat to blacken ..just to the softening point...go slowly ..Be very carefull }Sorry for all the questions,{ I take advice and ask questions myself..just glad to help} just trying to understand how you did it.{ practice practice practice}Such a cool modification,{Thanks Jason} I would like to attempt it one day, maybe on the Merc I got on the bench.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

Small update..

 

Engine swap from kit's 265 c.i. to a 348 c.i.

 

w.i.p. plumbed Carbs and Grant Flamethrower

 

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

She's gonna be great with a 348, but she'd be real fine with a 409. Nice work on everything so far.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

She's gonna be great with a 348, but she'd be real fine with a 409. Nice work on everything so far.

 

Thanks Bill

Used one on my '59 Elkie..do you know what other kits have the 409 "W" ?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Lookin' good, nice work.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Looks killer. LOVE IT.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

The Chevy belair 409 kit has the 409 in it. The only external difference on all the W motors is the dipstick location and inlet manifolds.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Looks Really good,I really like how the grill looks opened up!



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

yes heres my list of kits revell's 53/54 chevy gasser/hotrod .the older 57by revell had the same 409 as 54's the hotrod set had 3 409's the 58 chevy revell and amt the the 59 elco has one 59 chevy belair had one too amts 626364 all had the nice 409 the revell 58chevy lowrider has a nice one but i just love the 57chevy by amt has a chot blower and 4 sidedives carbs B)



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Thanks Y'all....

@ Tooltas..I have the AMT Hot Rod kit with 3 kits in the box(40 Ford Panel..34 Ford ..and a 37 Chevy

I'll dig it out and look through it. I work 3rd shift and I'm on my way out the door.

 

Thanks again for the positive feedback..

Got my second coat of Dupli-Color white primer on the body and in the process of smoothing it out.

Then the Pearl white goes on and then the Dupli-Color Bahama Blue.



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK JAMES!!!



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

very nice love it can't wait to see it finished

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:10 AM

Nice Elky!!!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Nice Elky!!!

 

Thanks..finished pics link..http://www.modelcars...topic=64497&hl=

 

Nothing new to post other than the body got first coat of Tamiya white pearl..got that sanded ..

waiting on better weather for second coat..



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:38 AM


 Did you just glue a round piece on the inside and drill through that to hold the antenna? {Yes}Seems like it would be difficult to drill through that without it poppin back off.{Let the drill do the work..light pressure...I use Tenax ..dries quick and strong} The other thing I was curious about is how you stretched the sprue that small into that little tear drop shape? {I use a small Votive candle..even a birthday candle will work..pass the left over sprue and practice stretching it into different diameters ..practice makes perfect..don't heat to blacken ..just to the softening point...go slowly ..Be very carefull }Sorry for all the questions,{ I take advice and ask questions myself..just glad to help} just trying to understand how you did it.{ practice practice practice}Such a cool modification,{Thanks Jason} I would like to attempt it one day, maybe on the Merc I got on the bench.

Thanks again James for taking the time to explain everything to me. I haven't been to the bench much lately but I can't wait to try this out. I got lots of extra parts tree so I'll practice a lot before attempting it on a project.
Can't wait to see the Nomad in that pearl white

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:39 AM

Excellent engine choice on this one, can't get better than those Old W-Blocks! B)  You are doing excellent job with this build, I will be following this one surely.

The best 409 Engine I've seen, is in the new Revell '62 Impala. Here's picture of my engine in progress, only those carburetor linkages, plug wires etc. are added details, other than those it's box stock.

 

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Ouch, just noticed mold seam in this picture....Gotta Fix that one.