Truck looks cool. Being a huge fan of '79 fords especially the Indy pace cars and trucks. Can you post some more info on where you got the decals from? The tow truck and flat bed are my next builds but have not been able to get any good pics to make decals with.
I use dupli color for paint. It's stored in the basement next to the kits so they are the same temp usually. I have found a good primer base wet sanded smooth is the key to getting paint to lay really flat. I spray a little closer and faster than they recommend. Usually 3-5" away and at a nice brisk pace. Wait for it to tack and hit it again. In the winter I have used a small garage space heater to keep the area around the body warm when I spray in the garage. I think the enamels give off more issues than lacquer which is much more forgiving and user friendly
Looks like your Michael's has newer kits than hobby lobby. They have an ap now that give a 40% off coupon or just sign up for emails and you get it weekly. Have to swing by mine tonight and see if they are up to date!
I have a 1979 lincoln with the same feature. My girlfriend now wife thought that when she clapped the station changed. Took her three years to figure out I was messing with her.
Me and my buddy lifted up and slid our bosses ranger in between two signs about a foot father apart than the truck was long. The next morning there was only one sign.
We stole his keys from his pocket and moved his truck to another parking lot. He bought a belt clip for his key ring
We took a weber grill, a patio table, and two chairs and made lunch in the bed of the truck. A flying broom removed us just before the hot dogs were ready. He parked his truck in front of the office window going forward
I also made copies of the keys to the bay doors. There were six on each side of the building and he had the only set of keys for the lock, so he thought. I would reopen the doors as he closed them. He had no idea how we did it so he started watching back the camera tapes. My buddy shimmied up the pole on the back side of the camera and screamed into it as I unlocked the doors. We knew exactly when Rick got to that part of the video.
What abou the new Richard Petty 1/16th that came out? Can be bought at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon for a resonable price. She could make it look "raced" with some rubber build up, a few tire rubs ect
I have to disagree, being a diehard ford owner, the fox body mustang did not save ford, ford was fine. The truck lines have always carried ford. The fox style and the publicity that it recieved from pacing the indy 500 helped save the mustang line. The car returned to a sporty style with power, V-8 power. The 5.0 has been in play essentially from the beginning, while yes it was a 289 for several years, a simple longer stroke crank pushed the car to 302 cubes and actully 4.9L if you would like to split hairs not to mention that a 4bbl was available on all but the 6cyl engines since day 1 in 1964. the fox body came out with the v-8 as the flagship engine as well as the v-6, I-4 and turbo I-4 (pace car)that being said, the fact that ford killed the UGLY, underperforming mustang II in favor of the v-8 fox body style is what brought back the automotive passion for the mustang. The gas crisis of the 70's and 80's nearly killed the sports cars of the time.
Now back to the model, wow, I am amazed at the level of work and detail that has been put into this project. Simply amazing, i remember as a kid it was a race to see how fast I could get the cars put together, and to see if I could do it with one tube of cement or less! Paint?! that came years later, and now, it takes months to get something acomplihed as I watch and study what amazing modelers like you are doing.
Just an FYI, i was at the two Hobby Lobby stores by me (aurora il) and both have some nice kits stocked, the 1/16 petty car, the new round of funny cars including the bounty hunter, hot rod, ect, the fireball Roberts 57 Ford, the new repop Vetts, and the new ford c-600 pepsi truck. I also saw places for the new dirty donny super bee as well as the repop gt500. very very excited to see this coming to hobby lobby as it is only affordable with the 40% off coupon.
agreed, I luckily did not glue the sleepers on, but if you are going to use it / glue it on, dont use the crawl through piece on the sleeper, it looks funny and takes up valuable room. I left it off the second build (made a log truck) and the spacing is much better but i think you might run into some minor exhaust stack clearance problems. Nothing a little heat and twist wont solve