super nice build Bruce, have you built any sense? we would love to see them
Revell 32 Ford Coupe
Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:10 PM
Excellent job, Bruce. Having built real streetrods, I can appreciate the final look of the car. Some of the pics look like the real thing. The key on the roof is the cherry on the sundae. We would have liked to follow this build here, to learn some of your techniques. Attention to detail is outstanding. Did you have a 1:1 car to follow or maybe some photos? I'm going to have to try that yellow on yellow base. Did you use a gray or white primer? Did I say I love streetrods? And yours is really nice.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 02:27 PM
Ted, Yes I too have restored some cars. A couple of tips that I have learned over time are; Use a micrometer or calipers to measure your scale wiring & hoses. Nothing looks more out of place than heater hose sized spark plug wires! Also I used 2 kits for the body. One was used to cut the body away from the doors & trunk. The second was used to cut the doors & trunk out of the body. I hope you get the idea. You want perfect doors & trunk from one body and a perfect body from the other. That method results in very tight seams when closed. Scribing with a blade takes away too much material and you get gaps. The brass hidden hinges took hours to perfect and hide. No easy solution there. I did not take pics during the build. The base coat was yellow under the boyds yellow. Bill, I have not gone all out on a kit since then. I'm thinking of doing the 1/8 32 highboy next with a flathead. I always wanted to detail one of those. Imagine this, scale gaskets! My wife thinks i'm nuts!
Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:24 AM
I'm with you, Bruce. I firmly believe in the correct scale for items. I thought I was being too 'detailed', so it's good to hear others feel the same way.
When I started modeling in the '60s, the two-body door cutting was the norm. I would bet most of the builders today never heard of it. Maybe it was the kit manufacturers who came up with the idea to sell more of them! Do you cut the doors on body A outside of the lines and then cut the doors on body B inside the lines? Then, cut and file the doors and body B so that they fit tightly?
Maybe you should post a how-to thread on it.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:52 AM
Ted, Exactamundo! As Fonzie would say! Save the doors & trunk from one and the body from the other. Then file & sand to fit. I get them so close that I need to clearance them for paint & primer. But the extra time is well worth it.