Remembering Armed Forces Day.... Thank You To all who have Served. Currently Active, and those who have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice! Proud to be the Father of Major Amanda Jane Rasmussen.... Call Sign "ZAP"
John, SMOKIN' HOT !!! Great build....Care to share what was the baseline for the build....( what you used) Foster.... One of the best Fabricators and Shoe's of his time.... That man could whack the loud pedal with the best of them.
Hey Kids.... Like a bad penny I'm back.............. Five 4 Friday..... 1) Layin' down one night, Papa tell Mama Well... Papa tell Mama 2) You tell lies thinking I can't see You can't cry cause your laughing at me 3) She had me runnin', she had me ridin' She had me runnin', hidin', ridin', runnin' 4) Been away, haven't seen you in a while How've you been? Have you changed your style 5) Hey Yeah Yeah I was a sailor, I was lost at sea I was under the waves before love rescued me
To get the leaf to stick to the Gilders Tip the tip needs to be charged with static Electricity, to perform this procedure you simply rub the ends of the Gilders tip though your hair in a rapid back and forth motion to create the charge like this... As you can see by the picture I am not using a Gilders tip.... It's a cheapo nylon brush..... it will work in a pinch however the Gilders Tip is much more effective. (I'm running out of area's to create a charge) Now that the Gliding tip is charged it's time to pick up some leaf and lay it down. In a swooping motion touch the edge of one of the strips that have been previously cut and pick up the leaf.... it should hang from the end of the tip as in the photo
Note: This is a very delicate procedure.... slow and deliberate movements and a calm environment is a must. Approach the sized areas and simply lay the leaf into the size....the leaf will actually somewhat be sucked into the size.
Continue to lay the leaf on the sized areas...After the leafs are applied gently push the leaf into the sized area's with a cotton ball. Next up: Burnishing The Leaf P.S. It won't be four months
That was a long phone call................Right! My last post was in January..... I apologize for the delay..... I have been having some Medical issues.....Hence the delay! Let's get back to laying some leaf. The size has been applied to the areas you want to leaf and a swatch of size has been brushed out and the time recorded. Recording the time and the swatch of size is so very important...........This will make or break how the leaf lays on the surface. For modeling I would recommend a fast size........This size starts to tack up in about 30-45 minuets. ...........................................The Knuckle Test.................................. To apply the leaf the size has to be just right...On the swatch area lightly touch the size with one of your Knuckles (I use my index finger) when you touch it the size it should have a slight tack and not leave a impression (a delicate touch here) drag your knuckle across the swatch and it should have a slight tack and have a low squeak sound...............The size is now ready for the leaf. To apply the leaf you will need one of these..... A Gilders Tip. This tool will transfer the leaf to the areas that are sized
Jesse, I don't know if the apology was directed at me or the forum or me either way it's all good, However I do want to clarify a few things 1) The photos I posted were from my research folder for this build.... All depicting a four port injector. Back in he early 70s when Revell was making a small fortune off the backs of race car drivers. Purported Sponsorships were 1 body per year (Approx. $1,500.00) and 1 paint job (Approx. $1,000.00) plus contingency $$$$ based on national ratings.
Jesse, And your point would be what? That you are a expert on all things JJ. I can call Big himself, Mr J or Glen.... All personal friends (see Profile) Based on my Posts you mostly look as if you are not a expert!!! At least not on this car!!!!!! I'm here to share modeling with a bunch of great builders and friends. Not to prove my race car prowess.................ENOUGH.... Go Hassle some other thread! Respectfully, Jimmy "RASS"