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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

This is a Jimmy Flinstone body only using a Revell Skyliner and a donor kit for everything else. It took me 2 months to make this look right. The paint is Testors lacquers and of course the window are lightly tint blue. My wagon collection is getting there.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

Very nice looking wagon Al.  How many do you have so far..??



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

I just went down and counted the wagons only and there are 39.in all. I'll have to buy #40 at NNL East.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

cool car !! , i need a wagon , and a truck



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

Any particular reason why all the windows are blue? A "personal thing?"



#6 Porscheman

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, the one option my dad and uncles insisted on tinted glass. Didn't have a radio, but our glass looked good.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

Love that wagon! Looks real nice.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

Nice wagon.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

That is awesome!  The 59 Ford, one of my favorite cars!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

A beautiful build , looks really nice.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

Very cool.  Nice job on the blue tint and the foiling.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, the one option my dad and uncles insisted on tinted glass. Didn't have a radio, but our glass looked good.

 

Wasn't it limited to "tinted windshield" back then? And that meant a thin strip across the top. I don't remember cars having blue-tinted side and back glass.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

My old 55 Chevy had tinted glass all around, but it was more green than blue.  Love the wagon.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Harry,

My 53 Olds, 54 Ford and my 56 Continental MKII, all had tint  on all windows. I know because I had to replace side glass on all 3 and it was hard to find.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

My old 55 Chevy had tinted glass all around, but it was more green than blue.  Love the wagon.

Craig, you are correct on the green tint. Tamiya doesn't make green tint. I know Testors enamel has it, but the Tamiya works better on thin coats and dries right away.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

Yes, the factory Solex tinted glass in my '58 Plymouth has a light green tint to it. I think the glass looks great on this wagon. Matter of fact, I love the entire build. Perfect colors too! Al, I've got a question. What did you use for the rest of the interior? I want to try one of these bodies, but didn't know what to do for the rest of the interior that I can get out of the Revell Skyliner kit. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

Craig, you are correct on the green tint. Tamiya doesn't make green tint. I know Testors enamel has it, but the Tamiya works better on thin coats and dries right away.
Al

 

You don't need spray paint. You can tint clear plastic with RIT fabric dye. And you can probably get a more realistic color than the Tamiya blue.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

Yes, the factory Solex tinted glass in my '58 Plymouth has a light green tint to it. I think the glass looks great on this wagon. Matter of fact, I love the entire build. Perfect colors too! Al, I've got a question. What did you use for the rest of the interior? I want to try one of these bodies, but didn't know what to do for the rest of the interior that I can get out of the Revell Skyliner kit. 

Alan,
Use the interior of the Skyliner for everything, you'll have to cut off the top part of the dash from the front fender unit in the Revell kit ( hardest part of the whole build. Also you need a piece of sheet plastic for the floor of the luggage compartment.
I used the windshield and rear window glass from the kit and clear lexan for the sides. I tinted the sides and then cut them to fit. PM me if you need any help.
Al

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:00 AM

Very nicely done.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:15 AM

Very nice