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  1. So everything has been coated in sealer primer and a silver basecoat. So far, I haven't seen any bleed through from the red, thank god. once that dried, I also spent a solid night airbrushing just about everything in the kit. The car will likely never be turned over, so I'm not going to go nuts on the underside to save some time. However, I just couldn't keep the exhaust and gas tank black. The pipes are molded to the chassis, so painting was a bit tricky, but all in all I think it looks fine, especially for a part of the car never to be seen again. I also detail painted the engine block a bi
  2. The body, roof and continental kit are the only metal parts. Everything else is molded in red plastic aside from the clear parts. I figured everyone has seen an unassembled kit molded in a color other than white, so I didn't snap any pics of the contents of the box to keep my photobucket account from getting loaded up. As for the white primer, I'm not sure what you're asking me. It actually is pretty good in regard to proportions. The bump in the dash for the speedo is a bit wonky, but I understand it's an old kit so I'm really not put off by it. Actually, it's not a bad kit at all, it just n
  3. So I was recently asked if I could replicate my mothers boyfriends 56 Ford Thunderbird. This will be my second time trying to build and exact replica of a 1:1 car. The first was an AMT 57 T Bird, mimicking his last car. That one didn't go so well lol. Between the Valspar spray bomb paint I used to try to match the car, flash, extremely poor fit, and me being fresh to the hobby, the results left a lot to be desired. I was given a 56 kit he picked up at an auction to try to pull this off. Let me start by saying, this kit is pretty rough, both by condition and design, but more on that later. Any
  4. Well, I'm really dragging my feet on this one, BUT everything is finally painted for the most part. I have two builds on the bench now, but for some reason decided to take on two more, one for a commission build and another for a build off lol. With that being said, here's a quick update: The frame is mostly complete and (I think) square. I hit it with some flat black to prep it for loads of grime, rust and grease. The cab was done with MM Go Mango lacquer. It's a little bit too orange, but it'll do. For the blue, I think I'm going to go with some Sea Blue, the same color I used for the eng
  5. Wow, that's impressive! And basically the same thing I'm going for, just with a pup trailer.I couldn't find a suitable color anywhere, so I went with MM Go Mango lacquer. It's pretty close, but could've probably used a bit more of a yellow tint (pics below). For the blue, I'm probably going to end up using Testors Sea Blue or Dark Blue with a few drops of black mixed in, as most of the old Roadway rigs I remember seeing seemed to have a really dark tint to the blue. What color did you end up using for the trailer? That looks really good! Awesome work on the decals, btw. I'd love to do my own,
  6. Thanks for the info man. I have no idea where I would get hubs or anything like that, though. Since this is my first go at a rig, I'm just going to use what's in the box as to not complicate things any further lol.
  7. Man, that turned out nice! Great paint, foil and detail work
  8. Thanks again guys! Thank you. I don't have the number unfortunately, but it's the AMT Lil Vicky kit with the wheels from the AMT 34 Ford
  9. Very cool! I love the engine choice
  10. That's a great look. Everything comes together great to make a nice traditional rod
  11. That's one nice looking 49. The red and black contrast and subtle custom touches really make this one a looker. Beautiful build!
  12. I'm not the biggest fan of modern wheels, but they suit this car very well. Aside from my personal taste in wheels, that car is a real knockout. Perfect paint, great detail work, what more could you really want?
  13. Wow, talk about night and day! What a nice rebuild
  14. So I got a deal on this kit that I couldn't pass up. It's a bit rough, with the cab having a broken pillar and glass that's scratched pretty badly, but those shouldn't be very difficult problems to correct. Two strange things I noticed with this kit are the lack of chrome parts and part numbers on the trees. The chrome parts I can live without, considering I want this to be a well worn build and not a show truck. The numberless trees may prove to be a challenge, especially given the fact that this is my first rig and the instructions aren't illustrated even close to today's standards. One thin
  15. Thanks for the kind words guys! I really appreciate it!
  16. Thanks man. That actually came with the kit . Thank you. It's Model Master Leather, thinned with lacquer thinner and sprayed through an airbrush Thank you. They're painted on. I've never had much luck with the whitewall decals. I think it's much easier to mask, spray and just be done with it lol
  17. This is my take on Revell's 32 Ford Sedan. This was done as a 7 day build on Facebook, but I had second thoughts about rushing it and ended up taking about 11. All in all, it was a fun build, but the headlights, front suspension and radiator/grill assembly proved to be a bit of a challenge for some reason. That being said, keeping the fingerprints and dust off during final assembly was the worst part of the build lol. Anyway, here's the details: Kit supplied Flathead wired and plumbed Wire wheels dechromed and sprayed to match body color 40 Ford dash Steering wheel from Revell 29 Model A Pain
  18. Thanks for the kind words guys! Hopefully I can get another drag car on the bench soon. I forgot how fun these can be. I'm working on an old diecast 56 Tbird for my stepfather and the Munsters House from Moebius for my boss right now, so it may be a while. All I can say is, I'd much rather be building the Sox & Martin GTX that's been staring at me. My shelf needs more Mopar lol
  19. I forgot to post an update, but this one's finished up and has been moved to the drag racing section. Thanks for following along guys! I always thought something was a bit funky looking on this one, and I think you nailed it. Since it's a 1/24, that may be a challenge if not impossible to get everything lined up if you can't find a more correct looking 1/24 '56. I think you can save yourself A LOT of work and check out the Revell 56 Del Ray. That kit, going by the pictures I've seen of it, looks 1,000 times better than this one out of the box. If I didn't get this one for $7, I probably ne
  20. A Facebook group I'm a part of is having a Breast Cancer Awareness (pink car) build off that I decided to participate in. With the deadline approaching quickly, I decided on a car that would be a pretty fast, but decent looking build. I chose the Monogram 56 Chevy for its low parts count and usual ease of assembly that comes with most Monogram kits. At first, it was meant to be a stock pastel pink and white cruiser, stock or very, very mild custom. For whatever reason, probably the nice AMT Racemaster slicks that showed up on my bench, I quickly changed direction and decided to build a drag ca
  21. Very nice build. That color suits this one perfectly. This is actually the second non-gasser Willys build I've seen this week. If a new trend is starting, I'm not complaining one bit lol
  22. Now that's cool. Definitely something you don't see everyday
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