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#1 OldTimer50707

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

 I screwed up on the '55 Ford pickup I was building. I made the mistake of not mixing enough paint for it and then I grabbed the wrong bottle to finish it which was a darker color. It's sitting in the Purple Pond right now. So, I thought I'd try to build the Fiat from the Double Dragster kit to get me going again. My builds will probably be long since I'm still putting in 50 to 55 hours a week on my "Real" job.

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

Nice lee. I have had those long hours to when I worked....



#3 booboo60

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Happens. Hang in there. I did a stang funny car that started out as the bounty hunter, then the blue max, ended up with the Keeling and Crayton fc. Lol. Long hrs is a bummer. Good luck, you'll get it,

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:18 PM

Looking good Lee!! and glad you're back!!   ;)  :)  



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

Looks great to me,,glad to see you back in the sport of model building :D



#6 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

There you go, learning curve already up to speed, keep another project ready to go at all times! LOL



#7 OldTimer50707

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

Thanks guys for all the great comments.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Had a rare afternoon off. Supposed to get a blizzard but never happened which I'm glad. Anyway, got the engine done. Wondering about dechroming the wheels. Not a big fan of chrome but would like some input. 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

hi lee, me either, on chrome on these wheels. basic testors silver spray,...a couple of light coats,..followed by a dust coat of testors dullcoat over, does look nice on these, and for this job I prefer the basic testors sprays on rims,..not the model master spray...regards and good luck, alf.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Looks good Lee. And you're right about the wheels. Just putting a coat of black ' The Detailer ' wash on those wheels would be another way to liven them up. Love the Fiat!



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

Managed to get some more time on the bench today. Got the '55 Ford pickup cab out of the Purple Pond today, went to shot the primer on it after I got it cleaned up, and my airbrush just splattered the primer on it. So back in the Purple Pond. Attached File  034.JPG   150.63KB   0 downloads

 

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I've noticed a few of you have either built this car or are in the middle of building it. My question is, how do you get everything lined up on the front axle and suspension at the same time?

 



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:15 AM

Looks good so far.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

Thanks Michael and Gene for the words of encouragement. 



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:24 AM

I like this a lot!!!

 

Keep it going!!!



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Well, I have painted my first model car body in 50 years. It's not perfect but I will learn from the mistakes I made. 

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

The color looks real good Lee. Nice job Sir!

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

The paint looks great and is a good choice for that body style.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

Great color choice and finish Lee. The build is coming along great....