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  • Birthday 05/11/1973

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    Greg Wolf

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  1. I did have fun, and thanks!
  2. I purchased a '29 Model A roadster frame and body at NNL and started this project about three years ago, and began to post the progress here. I guess I ran out of steam, other things became more interesting, whatever. Maybe it's better suited for the Bring Out Your Dead contest, lol. I dug it out last week and began to work on it again. I don't think any two things (except the wheels) came from the same kit. Body is an AMT '29 Ford roadster, frame is a AMT '32 Ford, rear tires are Stephens International whitewalls (sadly discontinued), front are AMT whitewalls. Steering wheel, firewall, hood, radiator, radiator shroud are all parts box items. The idea with this build is not to achieve perfection in appearance, but to create what I would end top making if I had an actual 1:1 Model A I was working on. I think I'll go for the freshly premiered look, using a battleship gray primer. I wanted to run a Mexican blanket across the back seat, so the seat had to be cut from the tub. Tub was discarded, will make my own floor / tub. Made a short bench riser from sheet styrene. The new seat riser is trimmed and painted aluminum. I found a big stack of miniature Mexican blankets (I think they're actually meant be coasters) at the thrift store last week, so I began cutting down a scale version. I'm not happy yet with how it looks; it looks too clean, too perfect, too doll house-ish. I've also created two interior panels to mimic the look of the actual Model A metal door panels without upholstery. I've drill four holes in a pattern I saw in an old book, and scored a sill line for the door with a X-Acto sawblade. I also trimmed down the windshield frame really low; that windshield frame was broken at the top and came from an old Ala Kart kit. I created a pattern of the floor I'll need and will use this great wood wallpaper from wallstickery.com to create the illusion that the floor is made out of wood (as seen in many hot rod magazines). I painted the body and frame with Rust-Oleum 2X flat gray primer. Unfortunately, I spilled a large blotch of panel line fluid on the trunk and to that ruined the paint. Honestly, I didn't want to paint again, so I just started weathering. Rubbing, sanding, scraping, and a healthy dose of Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Set. I added plenty of rust behind the doors so it'd show through the door panels. The initial hood I was going to use wouldn't allow for an engine to be present since the front suspension will be altered. I decided to use a cranky, old '29 Ford hood from the parts box that was split in two and that I glued back together. I left the top seam rough since this is mimicking what I'd make in 1:1 scale if I could. In order for my new floor and altered bench seat to not sit at an angle, I had to cut this bump out of the fender assembly. Scoring several times with a fresh blade was key, and it was actually easier than I thought it might be. Not pictured is the roughly half pound of hot styrene skimmed off the top rear of the '32 Ford frame with a palm sander to get the ride height the way i wanted it. The '28 fender assembly and '32 frame are slightly off center, so I used some glue and a rubber band to get things aligned. The horns on the '32 frame were broken when I got it, so I just sanded them down all the way. This will also allow the slightly shorter '29 fender assembly to line up with the '32 crossmember to attach the radiator. Headlights were scavenged front he parts box; not sure what they're from. It bothers me that the line son the lenses don't line up horizontally, but that's ok, it'll just add to the driveway hot rodder look. Unnecessary areas got trimmed from the headlights. Using a pin vise, I'll drill into the radiator shroud to mount them. As luck would have it, that worked and they weren't obscured by the radiator or the tires. Here you can see the custom wood floor and un-upholstered door frames. Window glass was cut from clear sheet styrene. Does everyones builds look so dusty when they're this close up? Sheesh. An older 3 barrel flathead will power this build. No spark plug wires, no super detailed engine on this project. The near finished project. Wheels are painted with Krylon Satin White Chiffon. There's a few more things to do before I can call it done, but it's getting there. I haven't put a waterslide decal on a model in at least 20 years... but I had to put Mr. Horsepower and Moon Eyes on there (they're from an old '32 Ford kit). Thanks for looking.
  3. Making progress. It came apart easily as the orange colored glue had become very weak. I think I'll keep the fenders not his one and go for a two tone paint scheme (no rust this time). This neat club plaque was hiding inside the body of the kit.
  4. Making progress. It came apart easily as the orange colored glue had become very weak. I think I'll keep the fenders not his one and go for a two tone paint scheme (no rust this time).


    This neat club plaque was hiding inside the body of the kit.


  5. Got this nice older AMT '29 Model A on eBay for $4. Body was brush painted, the other parts that were painted were brush painted, but with acrylics it looks like. All the pieces are there except the front bumper. What should I do with this?
  6. We're going to call this parts box 32 Ford done (except gluing the steering wheel in). Thanks for looking. New firewall, floor, and interior tub was made from sheet styrene and Wee Scapes Corrugated Siding. Wood is wood grain adhesive backed wallpaper. Seats are Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland P-86 1/25 "Rat Rod" Seats. Rear tires are old Stevens International 902 whitewalls. New windows are just clear plastic.
  7. I can't remember how to switch a topic I created from WIP to Under Glass. Can anyone refresh my memory?
  8. This can be moved to Under Glass

  9. Ok, final update before it's done: Got the bomber seats painted and made a small wood platform for them to sit on. They may sit a little bit too far back, but that's fine. Flathead engine was painted with Rust-O-Leum's Leafy Green spray. I swapped out the wheels for a set of wire wheels from an older AMT 32 Ford kit that was in the parts box. I also swapped out the rear tires. I had AMT piecrust slicks, but I think these Stevens International 902 whitewalls look must better (they're impossible to find now, which is a shame). Stevens International 902 whitewalls If anyone recognizes where these headlights came from, I'd love to have about 100 sets of them.
  10. Update: I cut a piece of square styrene stock in half diagonally and mounted to sections, one on each side of the rails to keep the new "wood" floor in place. The body will be channelled over the frame, so neither the wood floor or the styrene stock will be visible. The frame got a nice coat of Navy Aggressor Gray. The shifter and gear box cover have been added to the floor. I've also switched out the steelie wheels for the a set of AMT 32 Ford wire wheels. I broke on of them trying to get the axle attached. I didn't remember them being so fragile. Luckily, I have a replacement for it. The interior tub has been painted and the scale sheet metal panels attached. Added some rust to the hood and radiator shroud (there's a brand new radiator inside it). The trimmed down dashboard now fits perfect inside the cabin and has been painted red.I'll add a little final detailing before assembly. Bomber seats from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland (the best you'll find, hands down) have been painted flat aluminum. They may get a little rust treatment. Lastly, the styrene firewall I fabricated has been painted and attached to the body. I like the idea of having a bit of old, bit of new on this build. It's how I imagine someone would build a real vehicle.
  11. Quick update: Been throwing some salt, paint, and rust at this and am happy at this point. The idea is that the hood and radiator shroud are from a different vehicle. I'll paint the rear and part of the sides with some Testors dullcote to remove some of the sheen.I may also swap out the steelies for the old AMT 32 Ford wire wheels.
  12. So here's how the Navy Aggressor Gray paint came out. I think it may need sanding, another salting, then another coat of paint. Rough, ain't it? Maybe a little too rough for a 1:1 representation.
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