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#41 om617

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

Got this kit some months ago and was suprised on how many parts it got. Cant wait to start on it. Great progress on you`re kit.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

This is going to be sweet when it's finished! 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:03 PM

Uh oh! What did you paint it with? I suppose you can always pretend it's undercoating? It's quite common.

Gray primer with body color overspray 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:04 PM

Looking good



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:44 PM

Gray primer with body color overspray 

That's what I did with my '58 Impala since I didn't feel like buying red oxide primer at the time, but the overspray on it doesn't look very good. I'm sure yours looks much better since you have an airbrush. I look forward to seeing more pictures!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

i know it's been argumented a milion times ..and not much photo's of 'new' unrestored 57 excist 

but they were supposed to have bodycolour overspray...

this is how i did mine..(1/12 ancient Monogram kit).

That chassis looks really sharp! Got any pictures of the finished product (if it is finished?) I've tried replicating factory overspray before, but it's just about impossible to do well with just a spray can.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:23 AM

 

That chassis looks really sharp! Got any pictures of the finished product (if it is finished?) I've tried replicating factory overspray before, but it's just about impossible to do well with just a spray can.

 
it is finished for a while now (check Big Boys section under my topic)
and altough my kit is a lot bigger then 1/24-25..i just used the same 2 pack paint for the chassis as i did for it's body
i just used my airbrush instead of my normal jambgun for the chassis and just mistcoated the egdes and wheelwells..after i painted the whole chassis in red oxide primer
it probably isn't completely 'in scale' but it does the trick..i guess with a spraycan it's not possible

like your kit by the way..keep it up

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:54 AM

Nice work. Thanks for posting all the pix and description of the kit as well...I didn't realize it had a separate frame, etc. etc., and just assumed it was an extra-content version of the old-tool, molded-in-exhaust version.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

Nice work on this! Great tips too!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

Looking good !



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:50 PM

Thanks for the input and compliments, guys! I haven't gotten much done the last few days, as I'm still waiting for my flocking to show up and I sort of got sidetracked by an antique clock I got at a thrift store that I'm taking a whack at restoring. Anybody want to see a couple pictures of that, even though it's not automotive related?



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

... I sort of got sidetracked by an antique clock I got at a thrift store that I'm taking a whack at restoring. Anybody want to see a couple pictures of that, even though it's not automotive related?

 

Sure. Post it in "everything else" as a full-scale, working model of a clock. :)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

 

Sure. Post it in "everything else" as a full-scale, working model of a clock. :)

Hahaha, that's one way to put it! I don't think it needs a whole thread, but I might post a before and after picture when I'm done if anybody's interested.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:02 PM

My flocking came today! I'm applying it as I type (well, as I let it sit for a few minutes a per the 'Italian Horses' tutorial instructions.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

Nice work. Thanks for posting all the pix and description of the kit as well...I didn't realize it had a separate frame, etc. etc., and just assumed it was an extra-content version of the old-tool, molded-in-exhaust version.

 

Bill, I was shocked when I bought one of this kit, it is beautifully done to say the least! The only issue I've ever had with this kit is the trunk lid...it has a bow in it, which causes it to be raised at the center where it meets the tulip panel. It's not an issue if you build it with the trunk displayed open, which is always an option with this kit. There's also a Street Machine version (Blue model on the box) which comes with a mini-tubbed chassis, some different parts for the engine, rims, slicks, different frame & exhaust, fuel cell, and a quasi-four link rear end. Both are hidden gems that didn't sell very well, probably due to the fact that most people didn't know it was an all-new tooling.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

 

Bill, I was shocked when I bought one of this kit, it is beautifully done to say the least! The only issue I've ever had with this kit is the trunk lid...it has a bow in it, which causes it to be raised at the center where it meets the tulip panel. It's not an issue if you build it with the trunk displayed open, which is always an option with this kit. There's also a Street Machine version (Blue model on the box) which comes with a mini-tubbed chassis, some different parts for the engine, rims, slicks, different frame & exhaust, fuel cell, and a quasi-four link rear end. Both are hidden gems that didn't sell very well, probably due to the fact that most people didn't know it was an all-new tooling.

The trunk lid on mine had the problem you described, but nothing holding it over a candle and a bit of sanding can't fix!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

I've built two of this kit (This one and the Street machine), and both had the same problem, so i figured it was on all of 'em!. Nice to know I can use a bit of heat to get it to sit right. especially since they're painted!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

I've built two of this kit (This one and the Street machine), and both had the same problem, so i figured it was on all of 'em!. Nice to know I can use a bit of heat to get it to sit right. especially since they're painted!

Even after you straighten it out with some heat, it will still need to be sanded since the trunk lid is also much thicker than the rest of the body. I hope it wouldn't be too hard to repaint if you decide to fix it.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the tip! The stock version will be easy to fix, the hood and trunk need to be re-painted anyhow (Model Master '50's Pink is hard to match!), the Street Machine will not get fixed, I forgot what color I used on it!


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:43 PM

I still have a bit of detailing and touch-ups to do (particularly the floor mats, where I had to scrape off some slovenly laid flocking), but here's the interior, for the most part. Sorry it's been so long since my last update. I'd have to say it's the nicest looking interior I've done so far, although my '58 Impala might want to argue on that point. All the piping is BMF, but the window cranks and such are painted chrome silver. As I said before, this was my first time flocking, and I thought it came out pretty good. However, if I'd realized how little of the carpet shows once everything is together, I honestly wouldn't have bothered. Oh well, good practice anyway, and there's still plenty left for future cars! I debated putting a dull coat on the "vinyl," but it's less shiny in person and I think the satin sheen it has is pretty convincing. Let me know what you guys think!

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