smellyfatdude

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  1. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 68 Ford XL a 24 hour Redo   

    Nice color, and I like those wheels!
  2. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1968 Ford Galaxie XL   

    Nein. The problem was simply the molded in hinges themselves. Removing them solved the issue.

     
  3. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1968 Ford Galaxie XL   

    Okay, the trim's fixed. Thanks Harry, I missed that one.

  4. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1968 Ford Galaxie XL   

    A few more



  5. smellyfatdude added a topic in Under Glass   

    1968 Ford Galaxie XL
    The wip thread is here:

    Finally finished, after a long three months. The hood sits up a bit in the one back corner, but that's okay. The body was actually quite warped when I got it, and required much straightening with hot water. This is all the pics I could get between showers.





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  6. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Thanks again for the replies. Here it is finished, right down to Harry's favorite accessory. I'd like to thank the instructions, for showing me how to build the model.

  7. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Thanks for the compliments. So, I flipped a coin and glued the front axles on in the "lowered" position. I don't usually win when I gamble, but I think this one's a win. It sits just where I want it to. And here's the finished underside. You can see the rear wheelwells peaking out, like Kelson mentioned. I'll have to carefully saw that away, so it's not visible on the finished build. Other than that, no major issues.



  8. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Don't Mess with Grandma... Moebius 65 Belvedere   

    Grandma only got a six banger in my rendition.

  9. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Umm . . . . that's what I tell myself, when I feel like I'm being too lazy on this project.
    I couldn't find my pack of white letter tires, but I found a nice set in the AMT ' 69 Cougar orange plastic re-issue that I bought by mistake (duh, read the sticker on the end of the box).
    The five spoke rims are from the Revell ' 70 Torino GT kit. Now, it's time to start gluing all the bits to the bottom!

  10. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Thanks, kelson. Here's the interior 100% finished. I foiled the dash, then carefully painted the woodgrain with Tamiya X-9 brown, and just a wee smushel (yes, we're making that in to a word!) of white paint dabbed on the speedo. I made a turn signal stalk from evergreen, though you really can't see it in these shots.



    And here's the body, marker lights and emblems painted with the glass in. I've been hunting high and low trying to find the set of Firestone pad printed radials I bought last year. If I can't find 'em then I'll just use the kit whitewalls, as they're still in mint shape.
    Hope to have more soon!

  11. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    I finally finished doing the detailing on the seats, panels and console. The interior is reasonably accurate, though somewhat faintly engraved, in spots. The only thing completely absent was the trim around the seats, which I simulated with some evergreen strips. The dash and steering wheel are next, then assembling the chassis. The chrome on the bumpers will need to be redone, but I have a plan.



  12. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

    I think these are my favorites, to date.
    ' 54 Hudson

    ' 64 Falcon 427

    ' 65 Galaxie

    ' 67 Galaxie

    ' 69 Ambassador

    ' 70 Mach 1

  13. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Thanks for the compliments. In regards to the package shelf, I intend to leave it white. While searching for reference pictures of ' 68 interiors, I came across this photo of a ' 66, with a white package shelf. Original or not, I just thought it looked nice. The body is a non-stock color anyway, so just picture it as a car, "restored to taste", rather than factory color schemes.

  14. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    I wanted to do a ' 66 convertible, but I was happy to settle for a resin body from Missing Link.

  15. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie complete   

    Long time since I posted any progress, but I am still working on this one. Not just as much as I'd like to be. It took a good long while to get the clear coat polished, and I'm pretty sure after this I'm going to go back to using Tamiya TS-13 on bodies, and save the Rustoleum just for doing the smaller pieces. Still have to paint all the emblems, and foil the hood, but the rest of the bright work is all done.