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About FrozenPlastik49

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    MCM Regular

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 cars

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  • Location
    Anchorage, AK
  • Full Name
    Fred Mortimer
  1. Weathering update! Using a combination of the salt technique and LifeColor Liquid Pigments, I set to weather the underside of the bus. I first put down some rust, then grey, then the green body color around the edges to simulate overspray. Once that was done, I moved to the body, first adding some yellow in spots as the actual bus has some yellow showing through the white and green. Then I added LifeColor to that and added dry transfer numbers. Last were the rims.
  2. Paint!!! With my new (and first) airbrush, I laid down some Vallejo paints. 71.001 White for the top part and a mix of 70.972 Light Green Blue, 70.970 Deep Green, 71.050 Light Gray, and the 71.001 for the bottom. Pretty happy with the result. Rims were painted in same colors. Next will be the undercarriage and on to the weathering.
  3. Thanks espo! Yes, windows will be mounted just inside moldings. Time and skill limits will dictate not being able to set them back as they probably should be.
  4. Quick update to start 2018! After dissecting the plethora of photos of the McCandless Bus, it seemed prudent to scribe panel lines on the Flintstone school bus. To continue my insanity, I also decided to form window frames out of .015" x .020" Evergreen plastic strips (a few are evident in the photos...all are done as of posting). All windows (not shown) are now cut from.010" clear Evergreen sheet and will be sprayed with Tamiya smoke. Also not shown are three scratchbuilt jerry cans that will take residence on the roof rack. My lovely wife bought me a Paasche Talon TG airbrush and compressor (my first!!!) for Christmas (thank you Amanda....and Anchorage House of Hobbies!!!), so I'm moving towards paint as soon as I'm comfortable with the whole airbrush experience. Vallejo Model Air and Model Color will be applied in the coming days and then weathering can begin!
  5. Thanks vintagercr...much appreciated!
  6. I agree Curt...might just break out the Molotow chrome pen and add some studs to those tires!
  7. Thanks Jonathan, Foxer, RRR, Modelbuilder Mark, Espo, MeatMan, Dumpy Dan, and Cab Driver!
  8. Time for a new build! Trying to get this one done in time for the Anchorage IPMS Winterfest/Fur Rondy model contest in late February. Using the Jimmy Flintstone 1950 Ford School Bus (and donor Revell Ford F-1 pickup), I plan to turn it into a dog musher's bus styled after the 'famed' McCandless bus. The side windows will be converted to dog kennels. Already scratchbuilt the dog sled and roof rack (the one pictured was re-done for a lower profile) and ordered a handful of huskies from Winup Scale Models at Shapeways. It will mostly be a curbside, though the undercarriage will be detailed and the bottom half of the motor will be used. Wheels are EightyOne's Brixton R25s (21"). Been testing several alternatives for weathering, including the salt technique and Lifecolors Rust Wizard and may settle on using both. Wish me luck!
  9. Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918

    Thanks Curt...much appreciated!
  10. Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918

    Thanks Modelbuilder Mark...I agree!