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#121 Bandit17

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

Very impressive so far! I love Galaxies, My kid sister currently has a 65 500XL, white with a 352. Can't wait to see this one complete! Keep up the great work.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:09 PM

I hope there is a update on this car.I real want to see the progress.Thanks,Chris



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:22 AM

great work, um not savey how do I post my project?



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:47 AM

Any updates. This is a great project.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 05:27 AM

This is a terrific project and I've learned a few things that will use on future builds. Thanks for sharing!!



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 06:23 AM

Time for a little progress update! I've removed the rear cross member - it was not working out as I had hoped. After the moulded-in exhaust was removed this part never quite looked right. I will scratch a new chassis cross member later on - probably in round section styrene.

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The floor does not quite meet the inner body panels flush, leaving a slight gap in areas - particularly around the rear wheel arches. This seems to be the way with a lot of older kits. I'm pleased to see that this small issue is not a problem with most of the latest kit releases. I'm using some scrap styrene off-cuts to fill the gap...

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Now the floor panels make a nice tight fit with no gaps. I think it looks a little more realistic.

thanks so much for  doing this. too many builds with nice opening trunks and you look right down to the ground in this area. great job and great build.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:27 AM

This is awesome

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:15 AM

For the smooth look I will be losing the Galaxie 500 script.

 

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The trim on the rear quarter has caused me quite some concern...

 

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Removing this trim was harder than I first thought . Keeping the body line straight was tricky.

 

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I will be adding some photo etched wipers later; so - the moulded in wipers must go. This was another tricky job.

 

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Getting rid of molded whipers that sits on top of a grille must be a pain in the butt.  Are you planning to engrave the excess plastic from the whipers to reveal the full grille..??



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

It always amazes me when i see someone going to great lengths correcting inaccuracies of these kits...

 

 

Well done...



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

Very nice work can't wait to see this finished keep it up

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 03:13 AM

Outstanding! What did you use to remove the rear emblem and wiper blades?

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:04 PM

any updates. This is a great project.

 

 

Sorry its been so long since I posted any updates on this project. Don't worry - I'll be back into it soon. Currently, I'm busy converting the spare bedroom into a dedicated model building workshop. That should make building cars more enjoyable.

 

Outstanding! What did you use to remove the rear emblem and wiper blades?

 

I simply used a hobby knife with a curved blade. running it side to side over the wiper blades till they are gone.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:22 AM

Now that's some good modeling right there Sonny!! emotion-21.gifemotion-21.gifemotion-21.gif



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:02 PM

Glad to hear you haven't given up on this one! Looking forward to your progress, and congratulations on scoring a dedicated model workshop.



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:42 AM

Wow... Sonny Quazi, thought I recognised the name... :huh: ... Do you remember entering small talk and winning runner up best of show? ( with a fairlane was it?  modern interior, 2 tone paint, purple and something...)  I know you gave Mr Ross some competition that day.... Yeah I used to enter those too, and we used to chat at shows sometimes............. Anyway love the galaxie mate, glad to see you on here, your still jus as good at the models, if not better..... Looking forward to more progress on this,  Cheers..... :) .....Lowlife ! !    


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:27 AM

Very nice modeling skills, i like the way you made the chassis fit flush with the inner body!!!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:55 PM

Glad to hear you haven't given up on this one! Looking forward to your progress, and congratulations on scoring a dedicated model workshop.

 

Yep - I am in the process of building a room dedicated to building models (and displaying them). Unfortunately, it is the smallest room in the house and in order to 'earn' this honor I had to buy the Mrs a new kitchen.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:09 AM

Wow... Sonny Quazi, thought I recognised the name... :huh: ... Do you remember entering small talk and winning runner up best of show? ( with a fairlane was it?  modern interior, 2 tone paint, purple and something...)  I know you gave Mr Ross some competition that day.... Yeah I used to enter those too, and we used to chat at shows sometimes............. Anyway love the galaxie mate, glad to see you on here, your still jus as good at the models, if not better..... Looking forward to more progress on this,  Cheers..... :) .....Lowlife ! !    

 

Wow Martin, You have an excellent memory - that was over 20 years ago! I still have that '57 Fairlane. Yes - it got runner up that year, (1993 if I remember correctly).

 

I'm sure I remember you from the shows. Did you go to the SLAM club meets? 



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:18 AM

I PM`d you mate, don't want to waste your thread chatting about the good ol` days, eh..... :) .......Now get on with the Galaxie I want to nick more idea`s...........Lowlife ! !