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#21 1930fordpickup

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:49 AM

This is some very nice work. 

I have not cared for the fade away fenders when done on the coupe , but they are killer on this build. The whole vibe is great with both cars.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

Fantastic work !



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

nice



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:16 AM

Thanks Y'all...

Here's a pix of the Union / IMC after a shot of primer.

The white primer on the top showed me some flaws

and it got attacked with sandpaper and water.

Weatherman is calling for some PM showers

here in the Ol' Dominion so I'll shoot some more primer

in a bit. The Model Masters Citrus Yellow Metallic is going

to have to wait..

Thanks Andre/Scalper for the paint info.

 

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The styrene is fragile on this ol kit...developed stress cracks on the trunk lid while sanding down

the primer. The front bumper valance and the rear valance got stress cracks too..

Just how old is this Ol' Dog ? Anyhoo...added new styrene under  the bumper valances for strength .

Made new hinges for the doors (gluebomb) to make them operational. And the seams were checked

for paint clearance.

yada yada yada

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:11 AM

 

 

The styrene is fragile on this ol kit...developed stress cracks on the trunk lid while sanding down

the primer. The front bumper valance and the rear valance got stress cracks too..

Just how old is this Ol' Dog ? Anyhoo...added new styrene under  the bumper valances for strength .

 

 

If it makes you feel any better, I bought the Testors version of both the '48 convertible and hardtop when they were new in the mid or early 80's as current releases. The plastic was brittle then- had many parts crack or snap during handling. You've got yours to a much more finished stage than I ever did because of that issue with the type of plastic used.


Edited by gman, 01 September 2013 - 06:11 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

Car Show trunk insert...

 

Pencil layout

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cut outs...sand ...primer

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installed..

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Lid stays closed with the aid of a strong small magnet from Harbor Freight in the gas

tank and a metal washer glued to bottom of the sunken plate holder.

Everything clears the hinges ...whop whop !

 

Next update is the interior work....

 

Kustoms..built for comfort not speed.

 

 

 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:38 AM

Looks Nice!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:24 AM

looking good james!   nice work.

 

cheers

bryan



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:33 AM

This is gonna be awesome James, can't wait to see more!!!!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

Thanks y'all..

Got some paint on the IMC gluebomb...rear seats and door panels were glued on good.

Because of its age and frailty of the styrene I just let them be and shot fabric tan on them

..then taped the interior of ..then shot the primer and paint.

First paint choice was the Citrus Yellow..but it looks too modern to my eye.

Second color was some blue Dupli-Color I had in my stash.

 

blah blah blah

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interior taped up..body sprayed with Model Master Citrus Yellow

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

IMC color change...

 

Citrus Yellow is cool but to modern for this particular build.

 

Dupli-Color blue it is..

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

I'm loving these James. Great call on the color change. That blue is popping.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

I'm loving these James. Great call on the color change. That blue is popping.

Popin' and Lockin'....LOL



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:10 PM

James , how much to shoot my 78 Ford ?????????



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

James , how much to shoot my 78 Ford ?????????

That ol' white pickemup in your driveway?

It'll take like four cases of Testors to get good coverage...LOL



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

Great looking shade of blue....



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:11 AM

Very impressive work!



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

KILLER WORK !!!!

Everything about these builds is world-class eye candy . Can't wait for more .



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

That ol' white pickemup in your driveway?

It'll take like four cases of Testors to get good coverage...LOL

But James, "I'll bondo any car for only 99.95 " .................................



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Got the Fords grins installed and the head lights.

BMF work done....onto glass work..got templates done

as seen on the burgundy one.

Usually I'll start the bodywork on Kustoms first

and engines last.

With Hot Rods....it's the engine first...body last.

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