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#41 Ridge Rider

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:15 PM

Bummer about the paint but looking forward to one of your killer interiors. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

OK.  I finally got this beast painted and clearcoayed.  While the paint is a tad darker than the picture, I am satisfied with the way it turned out.  Now I just have to wait about a week for the enamel clearcoat to fully dry before I start handling the body for polishing and foiling.  This will give me plenty of time to work on the resin interior bucket.  It's moving right along.  Stay tuned for further updates, and thanks for following along.

 

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As a side note here, it took 3 tries to get these 3 pictures posted from my PhotoBucket acct.  I wish they would stop changing their procedures around...... it is extremely frustrating and annoying.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:24 PM

Looks good Rich. What color did you end up using.??



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

Looking good Rich.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:56 PM

<sniff-sniff> It's not there yet….. :lol: 

 

 

Looking good Rich! Can't wait to see updates!



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

Looks good Rich. What color did you end up using.??

 

It's a new color in the Testors One Coat Lacquer line called "Baby Poo"!   :D   Just kidding Rich!   It made my day to see you are making progress on this all important build!  

 

And John... why don't you and Amy get a room and stay over Friday night.  Heck,  I rented a whole hotel just for the fun of it!   Seriously, Friday night is well worth coming. Some folks say they have as much fun there as at the show.  And it is a brand new restaurant this year!  Check the website for the special hotel deal.  In fact, our killer rate may be less than driving to Jersey twice considering gas and the tolls!



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:23 PM

Thanks everyone.

 

Carl, I wound up using a color called Depot Buff by Floquil/Polly S.  It is a water based, dead flat paint used in model railroading.  I clearcoated it with Model Master gloss clear enamel.

 

John, be patient...... at least it's painted and clearcoated now.  

 

Tom, you're right in calling it "baby poo".  That's exactly what we used to call the color of the real car.  I'm being patient with this so I can try to get it looking as close as I can to the 1:1 car.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

The enamel clearcoat finally dried enabling me to polish it out and do all the BMF work.  Here's how it looks now......

 

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Also, the headliner is painted and the headliner bows have been foiled.  I still have to make interior visors and install the courtesy lights.  Work is progressing on the resin interior bucket and that progress will be reported as soon as I have something good to show.  I also have to cut the side window glass out of the one piece promo glass.

 

Thanks for following along.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

NICE!!!!!!!! Good to see your car coming together Rich! She looks really nice cleared and trimmed.

 

Now for the interior…..   :)



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

I need get some glasses I can't believe I missed this. Amazing work on such a beautiful car.      



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:47 PM


Looks good Rich! I was just thinking I hadn't seen any posts about this project lately! Must be fun to see your old car slowly emerge from your bench!

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments.

 

John, yeah the interior is coming along... slowly.  I sanded off the engraved pattern on the seats and filled in the "dip" in the front seatback with bondo.  I have to saw a split into the front seatback, as the seatbacks on the 1:1 car would fold forward to allow entry to the rear seat.  I drilled holes in the side panels for resin window cranks and door handles.

 

Jonathan, I agree with you about the '59 Dodge being a beautiful car.  The colors of the one I had weren't so beautiful though...LOL.  I'll be doing another one sometime in the future in more "beautiful" colors.

 

Tom, yes it is fun working on this car.  I've wanted to do this for a long time.  You'll hopefully get to see it in person at NNL East.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

Great foil Rich, body color looks great as well..



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:14 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments.

 

 

Tom, yes it is fun working on this car.  I've wanted to do this for a long time.  You'll hopefully get to see it in person at NNL East.

 

I'm hoping to see it there as well Rich. You'll get it done no problem.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

Thank you very much Carl.  I'm very happy with the way the "baby poo" color came out on this car.  It's really not a bad match to the 1:1 car.

 

Yeah John, I've got 2 whole months... won't be a problem at all.  Actually I'm hoping to have it done in a couple of weeks or less.  I attached the interior courtesy lights and made a pair of visors from thin sheet styrene tonight.  I'll install them tomorrow after I trim the side windows from the promo glass.  I'll need to fire up the trusty Dremel to make short work of that.  Are you going to have your car done for the NNL..??


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:12 AM

 Are you going to have your car done for the NNL..??

 

I'm trying my best to get it done. I'm hoping to start paint by the weekend….. but I think I got it.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Glad to see the "Tuna" in fresh paint and trim.

Now onto the interior please.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

Yeah Jim, I'm workin' on it.  Still sanding molded detail off the seats and puttying and sanding the front seat back.  I also have to scratch up some realistic looking armrests, then paint it, apply some upholstery decals, flock the carpet and rear tray, and then start detailing the dashboard......LOTS to do yet.

 

Today I trimmed the front & rear glass to fit after cutting them apart from the one piece promo glass.  I want to check the fit of the interior bucket with the glass tacked in place because, while Modelhaus' interiors are good, there is usually always fitment issues once the glass is in place.  I'd like to get everything right now so I don't have cursing and yelling at final assembly time.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:28 PM

LOL...

Here's to an easy final assembly (Foldgers coffee salute).

BTW is the glass vacuumed formed or regular kit thickness?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

I saw one of this live and in person last week. You forget how large they are until you stand there next to it!  Looking forward to seeing more.