ForcedAWD

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About ForcedAWD

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Chicago, IL
  • Full Name Sam Taf

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  1. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 86 Monte Carlo SS   

    Great looking build. The wheels and paint set this one apart.
  2. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Ford Galaxie 500   

    Definately gonna be following this one. Looks great already.
  3. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 1967 Pontiac GTO   

    I wasn't happy with the work I did on the mold lines coming off of the C pillar. So sand, sand and more sanding!

    Also worked on the hood some more today. The hood wasn't laying flat on the header panel -



    A closer look revealed that the brace was not letting the hood sit flat -



    Filed down the bracing (the passenger side needed more work) -



    Much better -




    Filled in the screw down bosses and sanded down.




  4. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 1967 Pontiac GTO   

    Small update -

    Body and hood filled and sanded where needed. Also had to sand the hood and fenders a bit to get a nice flush fit when closed.






  5. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 86 Monte Carlo-Finished   

    What wheels are those? They look great on that monte.
  6. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 86 Monte Carlo-Finished   

    Nice choice. I'll be following your progress on this build for sure.
  7. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 67 Eleanor transkit available?   

    I am interested in a full kit, if available.

    Thanks,

    Sam
  8. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic Corvette C6 Revell   

    Absolutely stunning!
  9. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic 1967 Pontiac GTO   

    Thanks for the info Charlie!


    Here is the body and hood after 3 mist coats of Duplicolor primer




    I will let this dry over night before sanding some more areas that revealed themselves after the primer was applied. The A pillars need some attention as it looks like they have been cut and modified at some point of the molds lifetime.

    I have seen several members apply BMF over the logos and badges of bodies and then using the appropriate thinner on a swab remove the paint to reveal the BMF after every coat of paint. I would like to do this on this car and wanted to know when to apply the BMF. Should the BMF go on over the bare styrene or over the primer?
  10. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic Shelby Mustang GT500   

    Looks great! Love the color.
  11. ForcedAWD added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1967 Pontiac GTO
    Hello fellow modelers,

    The weather here in Chicago is starting to warm up a bit and my work schedule has let up a little so I figured I'd start on my 2nd model. My 66 Nova (link here)is still a work in progress since it was late in the year when I began it and we have had a brutal cold season here so outside painting was out of the question and I don't have anywhere to spray paint safely indoors.

    I did however, pickup a Microlux 1530 spray booth on craigslist along with a couple of airbrushes so the Nova interior will be finished up soon.

    Anyhow, My 2nd model will be the 1967 Pontiac GTO by MPC. Reading about this kit on this forum gave me a warning of what was to come from this kit. The chrome is way too thick on some parts, the engine seems way to small for the car, and the body has been under the knife quite a few times as is evident when looking at the underside. The kit lacks detail and has quite a bit of flashing on the parts (a perfect kit for a newbie..lol)

    The reason I chose this kit then is because I remember my neighbor having one when I was a kid and was in love with the way the car looked and sounded.

    Anyway on to the pics -









    Engine has been complete and it was my first attempt at engine wiring. Wiring came out a little sloppy but I'm still happy with it.



    I sanded the body a bit today and will hopefully be able to put a coat of primer on it tomorrow to see where I stand...I fully expect to be sanding this body quite a few more times...lol





    Thanks for looking and I look forward to tips and comments on this build.

    Sam
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  12. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic Ferrari 365 GTS/4   

    Excellent build ! I love the paint on this one.
  13. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic '68 Charger   

    Looking great!
  14. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic '68 Charger   

    Great looking charger.
  15. ForcedAWD added a post in a topic Ferrari 365 GTS/4   

    Looks great