RDean58 added a topic in Under GlassAnother Monogram 1957 Ford Del Rio WagonStarted in September 10, 2015. Completed April 2, 2016.
Painted Tamiya Light gun metal. Intake system from Revell 57 Ford Tudor, wheels from AMT 36 Ford, tires are from an AMT parts pack tire package. Interior is Tamiya German gray, Medium gray, and sky gray. Steering wheel is from AMT 57 Ford Fairlane 500 kit. License plate decals are from Revell 57 Ford Tudor kit. This color is suppose to replicate the special paint that was available from Ford in mid 57 on the Thunderbirds.
Thanks for looking.
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RDean58 added a topic in Under GlassFujimi 99 Mazda RX-7Finished this one up last Saturday just in time for the MAMA meeting! Painted Testors "Da Ja" blue with wet look clear. This is my second "Itasha" model I've built. It was really fun to do and I did not have very many problems getting it together.
Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed :-)
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RDean58 added a topic in Under GlassSomething Different, Itasha Toyota Chaser JZX100"Itasha" means Pain car in Japanese. This could refer to the pain you feel when looking at it or the cost to your wallet after building it :-) Basically an Itasha car is one that is covered in pictures of Anime, Manga, and Pop star decals. Some look really cool. I think the one I built does.
Thanks for looking!
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RDean58 added a topic in On The WorkbenchMonogram 57 Ford Del Rio - My TakeWith the vast majority of these kits being done in green or blue, I wanted a different color for mine. So I picked Tamiya Gunmetal. From what I understand it was a factory summer color for Ford back in 1957 so that worked out well since I was debating on whether to build it stock or not.
The final build will be something like a "day one" or "week one" car.
Chrome reverse wheels are from the AMT 36 Ford kit while the tires are from the AMT parts pack, L60s on the rear while the F60s are on the front.
Intake is from the Revell 57 Tudor kit.
Interior is a mix of Tamiya greys, German grey on the door and seat panels, medium sea grey carpet, and light aircraft grey inserts on the door panels. The top of the door panels, rear floor, and wheel wells are painted body color, along with the dash.
I still need to paint the white part of the seats the light aircraft grey.
I might put some blue dots and some pin stripping on the tail gate, not sure yet.
Thanks for looking :-)
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RDean58 added a topic in On The WorkbenchRevell 57 Ford Tudor Started December 2012This one was started from the original kit when Revell first released it.
I originally built the stock 4 bbl engine for it and was really impressed with how the engine looked when built.
But then I went to paint it, and the original body reacted badly to the paint. After trying numerous things to get the body cleaned up I stuck it in a box until I could get a replacement body.
A replacement body came a few months later in the form of the Fireball Roberts race car.
I was interested in the body & supercharged engine and the race car was cheaper than the stock Tudor kit anyway :-) BTW, the original engine from the Revell kit fits really well inside the engine compartment of the AMT 57 Fairlane 500 kit. All that needs to be done is a little trimming on the transmission mount to get it to fit.
I removed the chrome plating from the supercharger and painted it Tamiya bright aluminum. I really like the look of this engine.
I painted the model Tamiya TS-15 blue and then detailed the interior for a stock look. I did deviate a bit from stock by painting the steering column & wheel Tamiya Light gunmetal instead of black.
I discovered the Revell "Ford" hubcap decals will fit great on the AMT full wheel covers that I'm using on this build.
I still need to paint the white lines on these hubcaps, like I did on my AMT build (still in progress BTW).
Of course I picked this one up a month or so ago and started it as well. For the wagon I'm saving the supercharger setup and instead using the 2-4bbl intake from the original Tudor kit. I have an AMT Fairlane 500 steering wheel for it and I am debating between chrome reverse wheels or full wheel covers.
Well, that's it for now, look for some updates later when I get some BMF on these bodies and some pictures taken of the Del Rio.
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RDean58 added a topic in On The WorkbenchRevell 2014 Snap-tite Corvette C7Since the snap-tite kit was delayed by about 2 months, I decided not to wait for the "in theory" Sept release of the full(er) detailed kit. I started to paint it yellow but had some problems so I sanded it down and prepped it with Tamiya Silver leaf. Then I shot Tamiya Mica Silver as a base coat for the Tamiya TS-50 blue final color. Model has a few coats of Tamiya TS-13 clear over it.
I got some chipping around the headlight area when I put the covers on, I am hoping I can touch this up with some Tamiya clear blue brush paint.
I am going to use the chrome wheels from the Revell 2006 ZO6 kit along with it's stock brakes since the 2014 kit basically has washers for the brake system.
Tail lights have been detail painted and installed
All and all not a bad little kit for a snap together, but watch out for those headlight covers!
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