smellyfatdude

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  1. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner   

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I do appreciate it. I like the wheels, too. Those are the only ones I considered using.
    Here's a shot of my two ' 61's, together.
     
     
     


  2. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner   

    Thanks!
    We had about two minutes of clear sky just now, which I took advantage of.






  3. smellyfatdude added a topic in Under Glass   

    1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner
    Resin build #2 for me. The under construction thread is here.

    No sunshine today, so just a few pics indoors. This makes a nice companion to my ' 61 Sunliner, and another welcome addition to my Galaxie collection.






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  4. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    A big thanks again to fordguy, with his help I got this one finshed. I'll get some outside shots whenever the sun returns. Doesn't look good for today, but we'll see.



  5. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    Thanks Steve, I'm inching forward. Got the exhaust, driveshaft, rear end and shocks mounted.

    I'll have to settle for crusing. No sense trying to race you, since I only have half the fuel capacity.

  6. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    Thanks, mm. The ' 60 chassis was the only that even came close to fitting, without a huge gap along the sides. Even so, this one required some careful bonding. Now that I know it sits right, I can leisurely glue on the exhaust, and attach the rear axle and shocks permanently. Then finish the underhood details, and stick all the bobbles on the outside. That's the plan, anyway.


  7. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    Well, the rear axle wouldn't have stayed there if I'd glued it on first. That much I do know, since I don't have the luxury of a vintage AMT chassis in this case. And yes, they are a luxury. Only one way you can "screw" those things up, and no guess work. When I have to measure, cut, saw, trim and heaven forbid superglue chassis parts for a build, that's the part of modeling that kinda scares me. When it actually works, it scares me even more. The gas tank stuck too far down, so I just used the bottom half of it. The rear axle blocks are the leftover drag parts from a Revell ' 62 Impala. Then I had to check how it sat. Okay, got that.



  8. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    So here's the front and back end on, the fenders spears, and the body and chassis stuck together. I used some superglue, and it seem to be holding well. Now I'll add the exhaust, drive shaft, rear end, etc. and hopefully get it to sit just right, without any parts popping off!




  9. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    Thanks, I do like the wheels myself

    But then, I liked them on mangodarts's build as well

    And just go ahead and do that Starliner! Or, send it to me . . . . .
  10. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic First time ever-please help!   

    Is that indeed paint on there, or is it simply plastic that's molded in that color? If it's colored plastic, there's nothing for you to strip. It'll be the same color underneath, even if you start digging chunks right out of it.
  11. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic Modelhaus resin ' 61 Galaxie Starliner Finished 08/16   

    Fordguy to my rescue, and even though the cranky post office dude told him six to eight weeks, it was less than two. Thank you, Roy!
    Here's the body with the vacuform front and rear windshields in place. The front one gave me some anguish, so I snipped off the part for the vent windows and just used some clear sheet styrene. Not a beautiful fit, but it'll do. I added pieces of two cotton swabs to the underside, so the interior tub sits exactly where it needs to The interior is finished, just a simple looking treatment with some foil, black stain and wash for the dash surround, and some paint on the switches. The steering wheel is the resin one from the kit, mated to a shortened ' 60 column. The gearshift on the column looks a little more natural, since there's only two pedals molded to the floor. We'll just pretend it's an automatic.




    And here's the chassis, engine in place and the front suspension wearing some Torque Thrusts. Hope to have more, soon!

  12. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1961 Ford Starliner Street Machine   

    Simply stunning! I wish the resin build I'm doing would look as nice, but I already know it won't. And I wouldn't say that's out of your realm, one bit. That's a gorgeous model, and that's what you always end up with.
  13. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic 1975 Corvette Convertible   

    That's a beautiful Vette, and the color suits it. The only flaw I can see is that it's not on my shelf!
  14. smellyfatdude added a post in a topic ' 64 Impala SS "Street Shaker"   

    I mentioned in my initial post that there were Goodyear Polyglas GT L60 tires in the kit. There's aslo a set of Firestone Supreme whitewalls, for the stock version.

  15. smellyfatdude added a topic in On The Workbench   

    ' 64 Impala SS "Street Shaker"
    I decided that while I'm waiting for the parts to arrive that I need to complete my ' 61 Starliner, I should be able to knock off one of my "low parts count" kits. No skill level 3 stuff here, no. I'd always wanted to build a ' 64 Impala, and since I've had this kit for awhile, there's probably no better time than now. My inspiration is a ' 64 I saw in Hot Rod magazine when I was about ten. Black paint job, five spoke rims and a blower sticking out of the hood. It also had the words "Black B*tch" on the back quarters, in orange lettering, but I'm not sure I'm gonna add that particular detail. Six coats of Tamiya TS-14 black, four coats of TS-13 clear, and Duplicolor Torch Red for the interior. The Polyglas GT L60 tires in the kit didn't fit the wheels too good, so I used the L60/F60 combo from the AMT tire set, and they fit just fine. Did a little dechroming on most of the engine pieces, and painted them up with metalizers. Fun times lie ahead . . . . .
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