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#1 Gluhead

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

Hopefully a quickie. Tamiya Bright Red and Dull Red on there so far. I'm not sure yet whether I'll make it all dull or all shiny, but it won't stay both. lol

 

 

I still have no idea which colors I'll go with for the interior. I'm not a huge fan of single-color interiors on these, but I'm seriously tempted to run with the same colors inside. Stock black n' white would be pretty sharp, too. I dunno. I'll figure it out, but if you guys have any great ideas I'm happy to allow myself to be even more confused. :D

 

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

A nice buckskin tan would be great for the interior with inserts that match the darker red is my thought.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

I think Robs idea sounds good.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:24 PM

I did almost run that direction...actually, something very close to it -- the distressed leather/tan combo that freakshow used on his '57 Ford street machine. In the end, though, my initial thought had taken root well enough that I went with it. Fits where the car is headed pretty well...

 

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Don't even ask what colors I used. lol. I had every single shade of red I own sitting out and open...about a dozen in all, between the ones bottled and the ones I mixed as I went. Acrylics, enamels, lacquers and even one oil. The room was smelling pretty potent by the time I was done, and I'm pretty sure I had a good buzz on. :D

 

Worth it, though. My camera does not do well with reds but I'm really pleased with how it looks to the naked eye.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:41 AM

Very nice. I take it this is a stock build?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

That looks pretty good. I like some cars where everything is red

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

Thanks, Lee. Very mild custom. Not strictly traditional, as in reached back in time and plucked out of 1963...maybe more like built in 2013 but wishing it was 1963.

 

Thanks, Fred. I told you I was gonna steal that distressed leather trick. It was almost on this one. lol. Maybe the next. Your '57 turned out great, btw.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:28 AM

One question for everyone who's built this kit - did you run into trouble with the firewall mucking everything up? During a test fit, the fit of mine was all jacked up...the body mount braces (those "legs" that run down each side) were running smack dab into the forward-floor area of the chassis plate. I couldn't see any way to fit the whole works together in any manner that came anywhere near allowing the chassis to fit up into the body as it should. Immediate solution seems to be lopping off the lower parts of the braces, but I can't see Revell fubar'ing a design up so badly on such a recent tooling. The thing has, otherwise, almost put itself together.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

hhmm nice !

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:38 AM

wow I totally love that interior !



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

Thanks :)

 

Anyone want to take a stab at the firewall question? I know I'm not the only one to build this kit. lol.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:50 AM

Thanks :)

 

Anyone want to take a stab at the firewall question? I know I'm not the only one to build this kit. lol.

I loped them ears off..they "irked me"

 

Or like Khan once said about Kirk...."He tasks me !"



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

So you didn't chase him 'round the moons you just went for the gut shot. Word.

 

Heheh. I was thinking the same thing...just thought maybe my brain was misfiring again. Happens a lot lately. :D



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

Wow. That mottled look on the seats is very cool. I'd like to know more about how you achieved it.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:54 AM

The ears on the firewall go outside the floor kickup and the firewall sits on it. I will take a pic when I get home. I can also do a how to on the seats since you guys seem to like it

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

That's what I figured, Fred, since that's where the body mounts would be on the 1:1...but mine doesn't like being there ONE BIT. I refined the shape of the chassis plate where they are supposed to come to rest, but it still doesn't sit together right. I'm not immune to derp moments, but dang...

 

Rob, nothing too terribly difficult to getting the mottled effect. I've got one paint brush that looks like a regular ol' brush when it's dry, but when it's wet with paint it likes to splay out all spiky-like. Keep the brush nearly dry and just keep dabbing it around, randomly twisting it in your fingers to prevent a repetitious pattern from developing. Give it a shot...a little practice and you'll have it in no time. I think Fred's distressed leather is done about the same...maybe less of the spiky brush and a little wetter on the paint. It'll be interesting to see how he goes about it.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

I had issues with the fit on the 55 Chevy as well. Had to force the 3 piece dash into the right shape with Ca, accelerator and clamps.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:30 PM

sweet cant wait to see more pics



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

So you didn't chase him 'round the moons you just went for the gut shot. Word.

 

Heheh. I was thinking the same thing...just thought maybe my brain was misfiring again. Happens a lot lately. :D

Misfiring brain is doing that a lot lately didn't think it changed from years ago!! LOL



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

Ha yep Todd no change really eh?

 

Thanks, Augie. Still moving forward, just slowly. Debating over-coating the dull red with stop light red.