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.
1959 Dodge - My "Tunaboat" Replica - FINISHED
Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:09 AM
This is really, really, nice!! You really nailed the look of the real car!
Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:13 AM
I can't believe I missed this one . . . another real beauty !
Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:02 PM
your model looks fantastic, but BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH! the 59 dodge is an ugly car.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:37 AM
Rich, how did you tint the windows? Did you airbrush them? Looks so fine!
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..
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.
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.
Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:07 AM
Thank you very much Bryan and Ira, I appreciate your encouraging words.
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.
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.
Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:01 AM
Nice job, Rich. Definitely an end result to be proud of.
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.