This is the first model I've completed in 50 years. Is it perfect? No. Did I learn from the mistakes I made? Absolutely. So I will take any advice as to how to do better on my next one.
Fiat is Done
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:43 AM
"how do I do better" you ask. Completing a model is almost as good as it gets
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:45 AM
Looks good Lee.The main thing is to have fun and learn as we go.Cheers,
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:48 AM
Nice job on that Fiat Lee as I'm currently workin' on one as wel,l and it's orange also. I like that you put the chute on the outside of the body, as if I were drivin' the 1:1 car, I wouldn't trust that chute comin' out of the hole for the tire cover.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:56 AM
Nice job, it looks like you still have the touch, got the motor with plug wires and the build looks real clean, I like it!
You and I are pretty much in the same boat, and techniques and detailing have gotten a lot finer. Lets move on and go with the flow, and whoop out some good clean cars!
Your start back in the game has gone well.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:36 AM
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 12:04 PM
Thanks so much for the comments. The one thing I was able to do was the entire car except for the engine block is painted with acrylic paint. Due to the issues I have with my lungs, I had to find an alternative to enamel and lacquer.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:49 PM
Lee, it looks darn good to me, very nice paint job, terrific color, well done!!
Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:57 PM
Great job Lee, the paint job is really good! I too am working on this car, maybe you saw the thread. Did you have any 'fitment' (is that a word?) problems? For instance, getting the body in the right position?
Edited by Speedfreak, 06 April 2014 - 03:01 PM.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:54 PM
Thanks again for all the comments. It means a lot to me getting back into this after 50 years.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:00 PM
I've been thinking that floor pan might be a problem. How about the engine to frame, any problems getting that lined up?
Got any ideas for your next build? (I know you do!)
Edited by Speedfreak, 06 April 2014 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:56 AM
I'm not sure about the next project. I'm leaning toward the Hemi Dart. I'd liked to get one more build done before I start on the one I really want to do. That's the 57 Ford. I want to build it like the one I had in high school.