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#41 Gramps2u

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:04 AM

Very Nice! I have two versions still in their wrap on the shelf. A darn bit inspiring my friend! Good show!



#42 Tom Geiger

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

Lookin' good Rich!  I know the Edsel will be done before you know it.  Great progress, it must be nice to be retired.  I'm 54 and can't retire until I'm 67 1/2 so I'm jealous.   



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

Thanks Matti, "Gramps" & Tom.  Yeah Tom retirement is OK so far.  I'd probably be bored without my models though.  



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

I got the Edsel body in paint today with the Duplicolor Dark Green Metallic.  Tomorrow I'll peel off the masking tape (Frog Tape... great stuff..!!) from the roof and side coves and hopefully there won't be any touchups needed.  Then I can put on a clearcoat and give that a day or two to dry and do any needed polishing.

 

 

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Of course, after I painted the body on the Edsel I had nothing to do so I tore open the '58 Cadillac Eldorado kit that I got in a trade from Dan Helferich and started in on that.  You can see that in a NEW W.I.P. I started...!!!  I am just whippin' them out these days...



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

You got me finishing mine Rich. Hows your paint coming along?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

Hey John.  The paint came out nice..!!  The 2 Tone Dark Green and Arctic White looks really good.  Only one small spot needed a touch up.  I'm still polishing out the clearcoat and then I'll do the BMF work.  If I get it all done quickly enough I should be able to post some more pics tomorrow.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

 

 

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Hey Rich, that vinyl top looks a bit lumpy!   :lol:


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

Looks really good. That interior looks warm and fuzzy comfortable. This could be the first black Edsel I've seen . nice!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

Looks really good. That interior looks warm and fuzzy comfortable. This could be the first black Edsel I've seen . nice!


Yeah, when Rich does an interior it always looks inviting! But at the risk of being publicly flogged, I have to correct you as Richs car is green. There's a black Edsel in another thread that's almost done though.....

How's it coming Rich? We almost there yet?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:51 AM

I've had the same issues with the Testors rattle cans.  I finally resorted to "decanting" and airbrushing those colors, and they come out great. 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Thanks Tom, Mike John and Don.  Love your comment on the "lumpy vinyl roof Tom.  Yeah John, it's coming along.  I'm hoping to have it finished up by tomorrow sometime.

 

OK we've got an update today.  The clearcoat is polished, the BMF work is done, the paint is touched up where needed, the headliner is painted and the glass is in.  Pics follow...

 

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The paint job is not the best I've ever done, nor is the BMF job, but it'll have to do.

 

I started gluing on the headlights, side grilles, taillights & backup lights.  I also glued in the PE honeycomb grille mesh where the kit's molded in grille was.  I glued the chrome horsecollar grille to that, and then glued on 5 small chrome bullets in the center of that onto the mesh.  IT LOOKS SO FREAKIN' COOL...!!!  Sorry, no pictures of it yet...... you'll have to wait for the Under Glass Pics for THAT reveal.  Another day and it'll be done.

 

Thanks for following along.

 

I got the idea for the bullets in the grille from a Googled picture of a mild custom '58 Edsel, which is how I'm making this one.  



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Richard.......looking so good!!!!!!.......you sure do a GREAT  job on the foiling..........it is really hard to do especially..........with the cars you do :)



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:56 PM

Looking really nice Rich! Can't wait to see the custom grille!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Looking really good Rich just out of intrest what do you use to glue your glass in?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Nice color combo, very well executed. Can't wait to see it finished1

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

wow, that sure is purdy Rich!!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Thanks a lot for all your encouraging comments everyone.

 

Yes John, the foiling does get to be a chore on the 50's land yachts that I've been building.  I have to replenish my supply of fresh BMF.  The last couple of sheets that I opened were so crinkled and the foil tears where the crinkles are.  It's so bad that I can't use about a third of the sheets... what a waste..!!

 

Grant, the car should be finished tomorrow and I'll post pictures then.  Tonight I mounted the body to the interior / chassis assembly and installed all of the engine compartment doo-dads and details.  Pretty much all that's left to do is attaching most of the chrome stuff on the body, the continental kit and lake pipes.

 

David, the kit glass has locator pins to hold them in but I always use  a couple of small drops of non-fogging CA glue to tack them in and then go around the edges with Elmer"s Glue using a toothpick.

 

Thanks Dan and Bill.  Dan I actually can't wait to finish this one up so I can REALLY get going on the '58 Caddy from our trade.  I've started work on the Caddy's engine and chassis but that's all aside now so I can finish up this Edsel. 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

Richard , love your Edsel , it's actualy in the top 10 of my all time fav autos , and great dash , if i can do 1/100th as good as you did i will be happy ,