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#1 TheRX7Project

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

I call it such because of all the little things that went wrong during the build.
Revell's '31 Model A Sedan kit (regrets), with a 232ci Studebaker V8.

 

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Let me start off by saying this model was a LOT of firsts for me. My first time ever using lacquer paint, didn't come out as smooth as I'd like, but I'll be trying it again. My first time ever with BMF and I can see my seams but practice makes perfect. My first time ever using a wired distributor also, was sort of a PITA! Not sure I'll be doing that again. My first time scratchbuilding headers and I think they came out OK. Honestly the whole thing was more of a project than I was anticipating- and probably a bit above my skill level.

 

Color is Model Master GM Dark Cherry Pearl (rattle can) with 2 coats of Model Master clear. Rear axle and misc silver pieces painted with Krylon Metallic Matte Aluminum- highly reccommended!

 

Comments, criticisms, tips and tricks all welcome.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:16 AM

Sweet !



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:20 AM

Comments, criticisms, tips and tricks all welcome.

 

A few observations that hit me right off... missing radiator cap, and headers with 3 tubes. What am I not getting here? Are the two center cylinders siamesed somehow, like a flathead?



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

I LIKE IT , KEEP TRYING NEW THINGS AND IT WILL GET BETTER :rolleyes: ,



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

 

A few observations that hit me right off... missing radiator cap, and headers with 3 tubes. What am I not getting here? Are the two center cylinders siamesed somehow, like a flathead?

 

Yeah I know about the radiator cap- but yes, actually the Studebaker 232 has siamesed exhausts on the two center cylinders.

 

EDIT: Interestingly enough, I found a picture of a Studebaker 232 in a Model A: http://www.google.co...643430;1024;680


Edited by TheRX7Project, 17 April 2013 - 06:26 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:37 AM

Didn't know that!



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

Decent build, but you really need some sill plates to hold the rear half of the body to the cowl. 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

great stance and nice interior. well done



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

that kit is a big dud for revell :blink:



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

Not bad for all the first's, actually I think it's pretty cool especially with the Studebaker mill.  I was just photographing my 3 Model A's and I don't have any room to criticize.  :huh:



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

Looks good! Good to see an unusual (not Ford or Chevy) engine in a hot rod. Paint looks good, too. Nice work!

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Good job overall James.  Each model you build should get a little better in each of the areas you outlined in your "firsts".  We all started out the same way James, so don't sweat it.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

kool



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

Looks good to me. I just started back up after around 10 years. I never have used foil need to try it....



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:34 PM

that kit is a big dud for revell :blink:

 

Yeah I ran into quite a few fitment and otherwise issues. Oddly enough the Studebaker engine fit like it was meant to be there, The front suspension wishbone even mounted up to the mouting point on the transmission. I got the kit off the discount rack at the hobby shop, so I don't feel like I "lost" anything on it. It tested every bit of my modelling skill, in some places it won, in others I prevailed.

 

EDIT: also wanted to note, I put the radiator cap on ;)

 

EDIT AGAIN: Thanks for the compliments, comments and critiquing!


Edited by TheRX7Project, 17 April 2013 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

I like it, great wheels and color choice, oh yeah and engine choice



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

that kit is a big dud for revell :blink:

 

You know how old it is right?

 

Good work James.  And good on you for asking for feedback.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:14 AM

looks great!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:50 AM

Very nice build James, l like the wheel choice. If they all went together to easy we would never learn anything....Keep up the good work...



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:22 AM

Looks Great!

 

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