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1911 Buick Model 14 "Buggyabout" FINISHED!


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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:42 AM

Very nice as usual Harry!   I have an old Entex Model T Ford truck that seem to be calling me....

 

I have a few of those. Nice models.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

I think it's absolutely ridiculous to have to post this work in progress in a weird "Big Boyz" thread where many members will miss it and be able to comment on it. There is zero need for a "Big Boyz" thread and it should be abolished, and be incorporated into the general Workbench and under Glass topics. But, just like the many people who think there should be a simple "Competition" category instead of NASCAR, Drag Cars, etc., that would include all racing genres, I know that this thought will go totally ignored.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

harry, I notice you seem to use a lot of Rustoleum paint with great results. I have never had good luck with them or Krylon for that matter. Is there a certain formula of the Rustoleum you use. Thanks.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:44 PM



harry, I notice you seem to use a lot of Rustoleum paint with great results. I have never had good luck with them or Krylon for that matter. Is there a certain formula of the Rustoleum you use. Thanks.

 

Nothing special. Shake, point, spray.

 

When I can get a 12 ounce can of Rustoleum at the local home center for $3.44, vs. $6-7 for a 3 ounce can of "model paint," well... my decision is obvious. Of course, I realize that sometimes you need a specific color that is only available in "model paint," but for me, building these old brass-era cars, I don't need to be all that fussy about perfectly matching any specific factory color... so when I can find the color I want in Rustoleum, that's what I'll buy.

 

This is the specific stuff I use. It costs $3.44 at Menards (a regional midwest-area home center, like Home Depot or Lowes)...

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

I think it's absolutely ridiculous to have to post this work in progress in a weird "Big Boyz" thread where many members will miss it and be able to comment on it. There is zero need for a "Big Boyz" thread and it should be abolished, and be incorporated into the general Workbench and under Glass topics. But, just like the many people who think there should be a simple "Competition" category instead of NASCAR, Drag Cars, etc., that would include all racing genres, I know that this thought will go totally ignored.

 

Not ignored. Just can't do anything about it.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

 


This is the specific stuff I use. It costs $3.44 at Menards (a regional midwest-area home center, like Home Depot or Lowes)...

 

 

'Paint + primer'...enamel Harry?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

Works for me. It dries way faster than Testors enamels. Plus, these days I'm using a dehydrator for everything. Best model-building tool I ever bought.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

That's really shark looking, Harry!   I like how you went all trout on detailing!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:53 AM

really detailed the krap out of this one...  ;)



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:41 AM

The firewall has the running lamp mounting flanges molded onto it, so I had to foil them. I also added some foil trim around the edge of the firewall.

 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:25 AM

I detailed the headlights by painting the inside silver and black, per reference photos. I also added the acetylene burner nozzles, and drilled open the eight vent holes at the top of each headlight housing. The lenses were "glued" by putting them in place and flowing a little Future around their edges. The grille and "Buick" emblem got a Future/acrylic black wash to highlight the details:

 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:36 AM

Wow.  That looks great!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Works for me. It dries way faster than Testors enamels.

Just to be clear-so you're saying it is enamel Harry?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:54 AM

Since you've been so kind to answer questions, Harry, 'halibut' this one:

 

What size of round rod are you using to make the connectors for the spark plugs?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

Just to be clear-so you're saying it is enamel Harry?

 

It doesn't actually say the word "enamel" anywhere... but based on the smell, that's what I think it is. They say cleanup is with mineral spirits.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

Since you've been so kind to answer questions, Harry, 'halibut' this one:

 

What size of round rod are you using to make the connectors for the spark plugs?

 

The spark plugs themselves are brass rod painted white. The connectors are made of very small diameter aluminum tubing (1/16" O.D. Not precisely to scale, but that's what I happened to have "in stock!" :D ).

 

I crimp the end with flat-jawed pliers to flatten it and drill a hole through the flattened end. Then I cut off the connector from the tubing about 3/32" from the flattened area (I don't measure, I just eyeball it). That gives me a connector with one end flat (and a hole drilled through the flat part that will slip down over the brass rod "spark plug"), and the other end (the open round end) that receives the ignition wire.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

 

 They say cleanup is with mineral spirits.

Yep that's it-thanks.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

Unlike many kits of brass-era cars, the fenders and running boards (and even the front fender splash aprons) in this kit are separate parts, so detailing the running boards was easier than with the typical fenders/running board "all in one" setup. I sprayed the running boards semigloss black and added the "brass" trim on the edges with gold BMF. The "rivets" that attach the fender brackets to the fenders are more of those tiny brass ship model hull planking nails (they have 101 uses!).

 

I figured the fenders would be easier to install as a unit, so I assembled the fenders, running boards, and all the individual fender brackets first... so now I'll have just one assembly to install on each side of the chassis.

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:30 AM

All done. A pretty simple kit, not much to it. Not much to the real car either, I guess!  :lol:

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

Beautiful job Har-first ever in history 'pimp my ride' car??