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#21 smellyfatdude

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Thanks, Don. I like 'em too, that's why I keep building 'em! :lol:

Here's the kit bumpers, devoid of chrome. It's funny how some good, strong oven cleaner turns that ancient plating in to an orange mush. I'm going to clean these up, remove the flash and seams as well as the molded in year, and re-do them with Alclad. I wonder how many kids tried butting them on upside down, since they say "1961" either way. :huh:

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And here's the dash and boot painted. The Pacific Blue over white is just ever so slightly lighter than the Coral Blue on the body. Right on, that's the optical delusion I was hoping for. Much tedious masking lies ahead on the interior, but I have a feeling once it's done it'll have been worth the effort. Can smelly say, "Wow, I really picked great colors this time!"? Yes, smelly can!

 

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#22 microwheel

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:37 AM

Im a big fan of the ford galaxies and starliners. Nice build so far and great color choice.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

Nice!



#24 MikeBoyle

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

Colors are perfect.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:21 PM

Wow the subtle difference of shades between the top and body really does a difference for this model. What kind of rims are you going for? Wires would be cool...



#26 slusher

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:51 PM

Body looks great..



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

This convertible kit is a great kit. It became a Trophy Series kit in 1967. I have never built the original, but I built the re-issue from 1967. I have to think Round2 may have it because I am sure AMT never modified it in the '70s. Maybe somebody knows?

 

A very nice job. Maybe you will get me to build one too.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

Thanks again, everyone. The wheels/tires will be stock, but with the newer parts from the re-issue. Got the bumpers cleaned up, and sprayed with Duplicolor black primer. When we get a day that the wind's not howling, I'll throw on a few coats of Tamiya clear, then shoot some Alclad on them. ;)

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:42 AM

Wow! Did you lower the car at all? That's a nice stance!



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:08 AM

Coming along nicely! Very attractive color combo.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:13 AM

Looks awesome..



#32 smellyfatdude

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

Thanks, and Dyno that's how it sits with the axles in the standard position. I think you're just seeing fluffy towel effect, Neither of the trash cans are level (or clean!), but you can see it's pretty much dead on stock position. I could lower it, but it's not going to be crusing east L.A., and there's too many darned potholes around here to be dropping it down any, Today sucks for painting, warm and no wind but it's way too humid, thanks to the recent thundershowers. So I'll maybe clean the red paint off these tires, and use the blue craft paint I bought to fix them up. Maybe tomorrow, I can get some interior work done. :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Amazing work, it's really nice.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:52 AM

Looking really nice,cars had great personalities up through the sixties.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

Sweet looking classic..



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:51 AM

That looks very nice, Darcy. Great colors on it, and a per-usual-for-you very nice build.

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

very very nice !!!

#38 smellyfatdude

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

Today was finally a decent day for painting outside, and there's no way I was going to waste it. I spent about two hours masking the interior, and about ten minutes painting it. All in all, it was time well spent. It'll need a wee bit of touching up, plus the flocking and detailing added, but at least the paint's on it. Also got the bumpers done. Half an hour after spraying them with Tamiya clear, I shot three coats of Alclad on them. They're not perfect, but they're definitely better than what I started with. ;)

 

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

This is looking great. One of my favourite Fords and I have the kit too.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

Looking good! I just picked up a restorable '61 Starliner hard top the other day myself.                      Steve