Great looking ride. On that gold side trim you might try Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf or X-31 Titan Gold which is a little lighter looking than the Gold Leaf. Keep us posted on this.
1958 FORD - MODELHAUS RESIN KIT
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
Lookin' good! I'll be following this thread........ I love my '50s era Fords!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:48 PM
I find your 58 to be flawlessly painted and your extra touch on the detail is super. Keep it coming......
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:25 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:00 PM
Thanks again to everyone for all the positive feedback on this build.
David, I'll keep your recommendations for Tamiya gold paints in mind the next time I go paint shopping at my LHS. In the meantime, as I stated above, I already painted the side trim insert with brass metalizer and it looks really good.
Bruce, I thank you for the compliments but all I did was press the button on the spray can. The paint just laid down perfectly. I did warm the can a bit in warm water before spraying as it is kind of chilly in my basement. The Coral Blue color is sort of like Aqua and/or Turquoise and is a real 50's car color... I love it.
I can't wait to see this baby finished but I'm restraining myself from rushing to finish it. I've learned the hard way that rushing will screw it up somewhere along the line,so patience is the key word here. Tough to do sometimes but the right thing in the long run to have it come out right.
I again thank everyone for following along on this little journey.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:28 PM
I made a little more progress on this build today as I assembled all the interior pieces. Here's what it looks like...
Tonight I'm going to start polishing the Duplicolor clearcoat that I applied yesterday. When that is done, tomorrow I'll start applying the BMF trim. Hopefully I won't run into any glitches along the way.
Further updates to come. Thanks for following along.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:39 PM
I see you put a "suicide knob" on the steering wheel, pretty classy for cruisin...
Edited by blunc, 30 January 2013 - 03:39 PM.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:45 PM
Looking good. Still looking forward to seeing the 36 finished though!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:51 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:53 PM
Thanks for your kind words guys. Yeah Mike, those suicide knobs, or necker knobs are pretty cool. I had one on my '59 Dodge a few years back and it felt great turning that big steering wheel.
Del I will get back to the '36 in good time. It was just fighting me and I felt it best to just put it aside until I can come back to it with a fresh outlook instead of wanting to throw it hard.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:00 PM
Ya know Luke, I WAS actually entertaining thoughts of scratchbuilding a pair. The aftermarket ones are usually way too big for 1/25 scale. They just might show up on the finished build.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:23 PM
That's one very sharp-looking build, Rich.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:09 AM
Looks great! Excellent color choice and nice details.
The '58 is definitely my favorite fifties Ford. Looking forward to seeing yours completed!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:38 AM
Thanks Charlie and John. I appreciate your encouragement. All the positive feedback from everyone really helps me to do my best to get things done neatly and looking right.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:41 AM
Yep, that's another nice build, Rich. The color works well on a convertible. I'd like to see someone (maybe Moebius?) do an all-new kit of the '58.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:29 AM
Logical manufacturer for a new kit would be Revell since they just did the '57 new tool and they're known for getting multiple cars out of their new tools! Crossing them fingers!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:27 PM
Thanks John. Yeah I'd love to see anyone come out with new kits of this Ford and ANY of the great '58 & '59 cars..... Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Mercury, and the '59 Ford. Of course the Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge and Plymouths would be way cool too. We can dream can't we...??? Until then I guess we'll just have to splurge once in awhile on a good resin kit.