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1959 Dodge - My "Tunaboat" Replica - FINISHED


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#41 Ramfins59

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Jeff.  Yes, you will see it on Sunday in Castle Shannon and I look forward to seeing you again.  I'll also be bringing the '56 Nomad that you helped me out with the parts for.  See you there.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:09 AM

This is really, really, nice!! You really nailed the look of the real car!



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:13 AM

I can't believe I missed this one . . .  another real beauty !



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:50 AM

Sharp looking model!



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:20 AM

Thanks a lot guys.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:28 AM

very nice

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:02 PM

your model looks fantastic, but BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! the 59 dodge is an ugly car.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:46 AM

Very nice build Richard B)



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:37 AM

Rich, how did you tint the windows? Did you airbrush them? Looks so fine!



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:55 AM

Thanks very much guys.

 

Sorry Walter, but while you are entitled to your opinion, I tend to disagree with you.

 

Jon, there's a bit of a story about the windows.  The promo kit that my friend John gave me had a one piece clear glass piece that had the front, rear and side glass.  I didn't want the side glass in the car so I decided to use both my razor saw and my dremel to remove the side glass.  I inserted the glass piece and scribed a line with my XActo knife along the front edge of the rear B pillars.  Being a smart Alec, I thought that I could saw the front windshield off by eye  instead of scribing a line along the rear edge of the vent window posts...... WRONG...!!!  I wound up cutting it about an 8th of an inch too short and about half of the vent windows had no glass...!!!  Fortunately I had 2 '59 Dodge promo glass pieces in my parts stash but they were tinted green instead of being clear.  I chose the one that was tinted a lighter shade of green.  I then inserted the glass piece and scribed a line on the green glass along the rear edge of the vent window posts.  Then I carefully cut both the front glass from the green piece and rear glass loose from the clear piece with the saw about 1/16th of an inch short of the scribed lines and used sanding sticks to remove the remaining glass up to and including the scribed line.  I polished the front green and rear clear glass with Novus 2 polish to remove fine scratches.  At final assembly a drop of CA glue landed dead center on the inside of the front glass about 1/4 inch below the window molding.!!

I spent about an hour or so polishing out the CA glue mark with the glass being attached to the body.. 



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:46 AM

Turned out great and the very nice with the little custom touch :)

 

As for you`re 1:1,a driver with some patina have more charm to me then nut and bolt restored garage queens.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:27 AM

Thanks Tommy...... Oh yeah, I totally agree with you, and believe me, my old Dodge definitely had "some patina"......LOL.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:28 AM

Great Build Richard!

Very Realistic... B)



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:25 AM

very nice richard! 

 

cheers

bryan



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

Thank you very much Bryan and Ira, I appreciate your encouraging words.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

Excellent build! Love the old dodges!

 

Sam



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

This is beautiful Rick! The "BMF" work is fantastic! Being an ex-model railroader, I never gave Floquil much thought as an exterior color, but this looks good.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:23 PM

Thank you Sam & Mark.

 

Mark, this is the first time I've ever used Floquil paint for an exterior color,as it was the closest match I could find for the color of the 1:1 car.  I usually just use the Floquil paints on interiors.  First they changed the formula and stopped making the water based colors and now Testors dropped Floquil altogether.  



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

Nice job, Rich. Definitely an end result to be proud of.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Wow! What a nice job you did on the `59 !!!!!!  I'm sorry I haven't posted sooner, but I've been distracted this week and got nothing done. The ole `Boat looks really nice!!!!! Great job Rich!! 

 

Looking forward to seeing both you & the model next month at NNL East.