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ShawnS

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In Topic: Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**

05 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Jim. I'd trust my gut any time :D My camera doesn't seem to take good pictures of beige but in the flesh it looks scale perfect.


In Topic: Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**

05 January 2015 - 07:02 PM

 Here's how I fixed that. I stuck some Tamiya tape underneath the tail light cut out and mixed up some talc and superglue and slapped it on to the damaged area.
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When the glue set I removed the tape,
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and shaped the area to suit.
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Good as gold
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I hit the body with Tamiya TS-46 light sand for the base coat.
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Mixed up some beige using Tamiya TS-7 Racing white tinted with TS-16 Yellow and AS-22 Dark earth to make a pale caramel colour. Done only by eye without taking any notes about how much of each that I used.
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The first coat was sprayed today.
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This are some samples of what the real Bahama beige looks like.

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So with the first colour coat on the body I will work to get it nice and smooth and hopefully the next update will include a fully painted body.

 

Cheers

ShawnS

 


In Topic: Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**

05 January 2015 - 06:54 PM

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The clear styrene window pieces shaped and ready to go. I decided to have both rear passenger windows fully wound up, the front passenger window wound down 2/3rds and the drivers window fully wound down.

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Even after 4 years things still turn bad. I had to strip and re-spray the primer on the body after it went soft when I had to handle the body frequently during the work on the interior. All went well until an unexpected gust of wind (on a calm day) sent the body on a 3ft downwards trip to the cement path causing damage to the rear trim around the tail lights.
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To be continued.........
 


In Topic: Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**

05 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Happy New year all.

I've finally got the first coat of paint on the body but before that there was still a little more work that needed to be done here's how it went.
Lets start with the interior roof.
I made the sun visors, light and grab handles.
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It's been a long time since I showed you a how-to for anything so here's a quickie for making many of the same type of flat part.
Cut the styrene pieces to slightly larger than the final size.
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Using small drops of super glue, glue the pieces to each other.
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Carve, grind and sand the block to the required shape.
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Separate the parts with a sharp blade then clean them up as required.
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I did the sun visors in the same way.
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The next challenge was to get the window glass to sit closer to the outside of the window frame. The only way to do this was to alter the thickness of the pillars around the inside of the frames. I also decided to add a filler piece inside to create a channel for the clear styrene sheet to sit in.
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Ditto for the rear windows.
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To be continued....


In Topic: Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**

01 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

Thanks Andrew.

 

I wish you good luck with your Caliber build. If you have any questions on how I did something please don't be afraid to ask.

 

Cheers

ShawnS