Very nicely done!
' 67 Galaxie 500 XL convertible
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:16 PM
Thanks everyone, glad you like my Galaxie.
Yes, the bumpers were done with Alclad. The chrome on the front bumper had worn off in a couple of spots,
and the back bumper had swirl marks under the chrome. So I stripped both of them, then shot them with several coats of Duplicolor black primer.
Over top that went a couple of mist coats, then a good wet coat of Tamiya TS-13 clear. After twenty or so minutes drying time, I laid on four mist coats, and two wetter coats of Alclad.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:20 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:28 AM
If I understood it right, AMT altered the mold for the hardtop to do the ' 68 Galaxie fastback, back in the day. Whether or not the convertible molds survived, I guess only Round 2 knows. Even if all they have left is the mold for the ' 68 . . . . . ummm, yes please!
Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:07 AM
Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:40 AM
What paint and techniques did you use to get that glass-smooth finish?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:07 AM
The paint job was just sheer luck, if you ask me since it was all done outside. When I primered the thing, the breeze picked up and it was flying all over the back yard, everywhere except on to my model. I kept the side trim masked off after the first couple light coats of primer, all the way through to the clear coat. The body got the usual micromesh wet polish, followed by some Micro-gloss. The shine came out pretty good, but then when I had the body upside down putting in the interior tub, I managed to drop not one, but two big blobs of Testors cement on to the back driver's side quarter panel. A quick clean up, and some more micromesh polishing got rid of it.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:06 PM
Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:49 AM
Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:06 AM
This is one of those hard to find kits that I hope to add to my collection some day also. Just waiting for the right one to come along. Personally, I prefer the hard top, so that's what I'm shooting for. You knocked this one out of the park!! Great job! Steve
Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:03 PM
That looks sooo good. You are going to make me build mine, aren't you. I have done the '60 '62, '64, '65 and the '66 convertibles. I have the '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, and a '67 in the collection to be done. One day.
Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:10 PM
I've got to build mine...bought my '67 convertible mint and sealed, but the windshield frame is mashed a bit. I've got all the AMT full size Ford annuals from '59-70 w/ multiples of some years along w/ some reissues in my stash.
Edited by Rob Hall, 25 May 2014 - 01:10 PM.
Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:33 PM
My uncle had a white LTD with a black vinly top. I loved that car. Beautiful build!!!
Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:39 PM
Waht a nice Galaxie, i love this model year ant the red color is just perfect..
I like it a lot!!