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Watching the paint dry. Rat Roaster (It's dry! Well sort of.) 3/20/13


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#21 rmvw guy

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

Still watching the paint dry.  This Boyd's paint is taking way too long.  It still feels soft enough for my thumb to leave a print.  Normally Testors enamels take around 3 days to dry but, not this color.  Still there is  something nostalgic about using Boyd's paint, maybe I should just save the can.DSC04627_zpsaeb78ce1.jpg


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

I did make a little progress on the '32, started assembly on the interior.DSC04663_zps519b73b0.jpgDecided to go with fake diamond plate in the bed on the '50.DSC04661_zpsa6c91386.jpgI like these wheels but, I only have two of them.DSC04667_zpsd39cd9dd.jpgI trimed all the little pieces off the sprue and touched up the paint where I cut them off.  Not too  bad.DSC04662_zps82f83539.jpgThanks for looking.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:56 AM

I forgot how long these old cans of Testors Boyd's enamels took to dry.  I sprayed it on with my airbrush which didn't help.  I had the idea to do a quick, easy build after watching others finish one of these in a week or less.  I was thinking of Schwinn colors from the sixties, that's what Stacy's ride makes me think of.  Green, purple, gold, yellow and red come to mind for me. This is when I wish I still had a dehydrator. And this is how they end up back in the box and never get built for me.  Here's a few pictures.DSC04643_zpsb3942949.jpgDSC04630_zps1a2b454e.jpgDSC04634_zpsf544ad54.jpgDSC04635-Copy2_zps924035c2.jpg

Do yourself a favor, and and buy a dehydrator.  I bought mine from Amazon, and got some extra "rings" to give it a bit more height.  A dehydrator will dramatically reduce the drying time on those Testors enamels. 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

While I've been watching the paint dry on the Rat RoasterDSC04693_zps08126fa6.jpg I managed to finish the '50 Chevy Pickup. There will be more pictures "Under Glass".DSC04689_zps16f23e0e.jpg



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:47 AM

I think the enamel on the Rat Roaster is finally dry enough to handle.  I snapped the interior in the body as a test.  Maybe now I can move forward on this project.DSC04683_zpsf0753334.jpgDSC04685_zps7c4eacd9.jpg



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:04 AM

Real Nice Truck Ron!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:28 AM

Real Nice Truck Ron!

Thanks Ira, Here's a link to Under Glass Pickups. http://www.modelcars...showtopic=72197



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:13 AM

It's dry!!!!!   Finally, or at least dry enough to handle.  Making slow progress and it seems I'm going backwards from the directions.  I've already got the windshield installed and the half built engine.   Still trying to decide if I want to use the hood or put the tall stacks on the carbs. There are a lot of options with this kit.  It is going to be pretty much out of the box.  Here's a couple more pictures.DSC04711_zpsfcb82bbc.jpgDSC04712_zps1a1e71f4.jpg


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:19 AM

A few more updates.  Got the Rat Roadster almost finished, then when I was installing the license plate I got some super glue on the paint.  Now I need to fix that, I've never got one perfect yet.DSC04714_zps98c2b4d4.jpgDSC04716_zps65dcb438.jpgIn the mean time while I'm watching more paint dry, I got this old '32 out to make some updates.  Installed the new steel hood, no paint yet.  DSC04717_zpsf4a1224b.jpg A tail light was missing and some of the paint went with it so, my solution was to install these. DSC04718_zps06e6d058.jpgAlso worked on the '50 pickup getting the front end lower by losing the front springs and installing air bags.DSC04719_zps01e244fb.jpgThanks for looking.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

 I really like that kandi purple Ron.  Stacey David should have paint his this color, it's better than green, IMO.  Looks good, nice build.  Thanks for sharing with us. I haven't got one of these kits yet, but I want one now.    :D

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

The purple one came out looking real nice. I have to get my hands on one of them kits or at least some parts from it. I also like how you fixed the red on with those tai lights. The truck came out looking mint,I preferred the first option you had for rims but those are classic. I'm really lovin the exhaust tho on the truck, can you tell me what they are from, I would love to try and get a set.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

The wheels were sticking out a little too much for me so, had to bring them in just a little.   Forget about those spacers they give you, they are just wrong.DSC04722_zps8855efde.jpgDSC04723_zps48308a71.jpgDSC04725_zpsec9b318b.jpgIn this last picture you can see the damage to the paint over the license plate, I've been working on a solution since the paint isn't matching.  Slightly out of focus. DSC04724_zps0db76659.jpg


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

Looks great Ron! I know what you mean about the Boyd's colors....we are drawn to them like a magnet. Very nice build.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

The purple one came out looking real nice. I have to get my hands on one of them kits or at least some parts from it. I also like how you fixed the red on with those tai lights. The truck came out looking mint,I preferred the first option you had for rims but those are classic. I'm really lovin the exhaust tho on the truck, can you tell me what they are from, I would love to try and get a set.

Sorry Jason, I don't know the source of those exhaust.  They were in my parts box.  The red on the tail lights is just Testors stop light red.  Thanks.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

Here's my solution to the paint problem.  I suddenly remembered what decals were for and I say good enough.  Also decided I like the moon tank, hey this thing is way over the top for me anyway. DSC04738_zpsaf3eb98a.jpgDSC04740_zps5c2f449e.jpg



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Sorry Jason, I don't know the source of those exhaust.  They were in my parts box.  The red on the tail lights is just Testors stop light red.  Thanks.

That's alright, thanks anyways. If you don't mind maybe I'll make a post using your photo and see if anyone knows or has that exhaust.
Anyways, everything is turning our real nice. Keep it up

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

That's alright, thanks anyways. If you don't mind maybe I'll make a post using your photo and see if anyone knows or has that exhaust. Anyways, everything is turning our real nice. Keep it up

No I don't mind Jason, wish I could remember.  Maybe I can find out from your post.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

I know I don't have a huge following on this one and it is pretty much stock.  I think a lot of guys are going to buy this kit for the parts but, I just wanted to build my first one with the parts in the box.  I would have painted it green but, another club member already did and I didn't want it to become a competition.   One tough thing probably on any '32 is keeping everything symmetrical in front including grill, headlights. axle assembly, wheels, and on this one fenders and moon tank.  That's a lot! Hope someone is enjoying this besides me.DSC04741_zpsb1fd3a18.jpgDSC04742_zps74c8befc.jpgDSC04743_zps3471d25d.jpgDSC04744_zps05f7c7e2.jpgDSC04745_zps264d19f3.jpgDSC04746_zpsd0bd5dce.jpg



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:02 PM

wow this is great to see, i like the way the front fenders sit and your paint does look good though man you do need a dehydrator back there in indiana i bet! i remember living in Illinois and it was humid all the time.  and i always get stung by some last moment goof up like the superglue on the paint from some small piece. personally for things like license plates i have taken to not using glue at all but just a tiny spot of blue-tac putty stuff. works great, avoids super glue or any permanent glue and its marks and is removable if i want to change it later.

 

kool build, and nice photos too.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:00 AM

Thanks for the comments JB, it means a lot.  I always enjoy all your posts.  The front fenders in my opinion are as cool as the wheels.  It is really difficult getting everything straight and looking right.   I am still fairly new at using super glue and love it when it works.  I need to be a little more selective about when I use it.  In this case I unknowingly got a little drop on my third finger.  Box stock spells boring to a lot of builders I think but, I am still having a ton of fun on this build.  Every time I post pictures I notice something else wrong with my model.  Hopeful I can post corrected pictures in most cases.  Funny how things never show up till it gets on here!   Notice I drilled holes through the headers for spark plug wires. I'm planing on adding a magneto and wires, a step usually done before the engine is installed.  Another chance to mess things up!


Edited by rmvw guy, 21 March 2013 - 02:04 AM.