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#21 Brudda

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Super!!!!



#22 Custom Mike

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Beautiful work Tulio, you love for Galaxies shows through in every build!



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

cool clean build



#24 Mooneyzs

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

This is a beautiful build and it turned out great. The paint looks killer. What brand of automotive paints do you use. I am a big fan of PPG and House of Kolor. Again great job on this build.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

Thanks again guys!!

 

This is a beautiful build and it turned out great. The paint looks killer. What brand of automotive paints do you use. I am a big fan of PPG and House of Kolor. Again great job on this build.

I use Sherrill and Williams paint and two part high solids clear.  PPG is great, but overpriced, and House of Kolor is mega hiper super overpriced around here.

 At he paint store I always use to mix the paints, for the price of 250 ml of PPG mixed automotive poliurethane paint I can buy a liter of S&W. House of Kolor os about double as PPG. Having used all, I failed to see a significant difference in quality to justify this, so, Sherrill and William it is.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

That is a very, very sharp machine.

 

I do like the Gaurdsman Blue. I might do that on mine with a blue interior.

 

Definitely a car to be proud of!

 

Charlie Larkin



#27 John Goschke

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:12 AM

Beautiful model! Your careful detailing takes what's basically an out-of-the-box build to the next level.



#28 David G.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:20 AM

Nicely Done!

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:19 AM

Looks great, Guardsman Blue is probably one of my all-time favorite colors, and not just because of its association with Shelbys, but because it's just a cool color!

 

And to add to Harry's tip, a little bit of pearl white paint on molded-in headlights works wonders, too, without drilling or altering the kit.

 

Yes, a carefull painting would improve the looks of the front end. I think I already did some testing with this kind of detail painting, and at the time, I didn't like the result because I didn't know how to do it properlly I guess.

As for drilling the headlights, and installing clear lenses, I would never do that. Please, don't get me wrong, but I LOVE the promo features of those 1960s tooling kits, and that includes the metal exles, the simple frames, the one piece grille/headlight/bumper assembly, and even the fact it has no engine.

If I start changing this, the model will start looking like a modern kit, with lot's of tiny parts, and bits, and zero historic appeal to me, just like a restored car compared to a original survivor. As a car is only original once, a model kit is only a original if it's from the same era as it's subject, and iven tough I build new tooling kits, the old ones are really special to me.

Like I said, the old tooling kits are from the same era as the real cars, designed by guys that not only SAW the real cars, but SAW THEM NEW on showroom floors, smelled that brand new car scent inside a 1964 Ford Galaxie, let the "magic" in, and they did the best they could, with the resources they had at the time. I feel I have no right to mess with what they produced, so I leave their mesterpieces alone, and just add paint and foil, two things that could have being done at the time. This Galaxie for example, was foiled with a technique that is used since the 1950s by modelers here in Brazil, that is the white glue and household aluminum foil techique. I have a video on YouTube showing how it's done.

I guess I'm old school to the bone :D :D



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

Very well said Tulio, I agree with all of the above. 

 

And your outstanding model proves your point.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

it's a nice kit, and the only suggestion i can think of is sanding off all of the trademark stuff on the bottom.  and man there's a LOT of stuff to sand off this car!  It's still nice, otherwise.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Very nice build, love the paint!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Very sharp, clean build. I like it.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:42 AM

I neglected to say in my previous post that your Galaxie is one really, really nice build- it looks very convincing in that parking lot.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

it's a nice kit, and the only suggestion i can think of is sanding off all of the trademark stuff on the bottom.  and man there's a LOT of stuff to sand off this car!  It's still nice, otherwise.

Actually, that's not trademark stuff. The kit is a reissue od a dealer promo used to promote the real car. All that writing are the cars specs, and features wrote to inform the potential buyers of what they would get buying a '64 Gal. It was a commom practice on promos, and I would never even dream about sanding that off.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Actually, that's not trademark stuff. The kit is a reissue od a dealer promo used to promote the real car. All that writing are the cars specs, and features wrote to inform the potential buyers of what they would get buying a '64 Gal. It was a commom practice on promos, and I would never even dream about sanding that off.

ahhhh that makes sense then.  shows what i know about promos :)  good job though



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

really nice build Tulio!



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Wow! outstanding model



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Yep Another great model Tulio.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

ahhhh that makes sense then.  shows what i know about promos :)  good job though

Promos are cool!!! I wish the real ones, from the 60s, and not reissues, were not so expensive to get :unsure: