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Modlbldr

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  • Location North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name Tom Kendall

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  1. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Swap-N-Build CBP   

    Got the framing done today.
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    What a blast!
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  2. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Thanks fellas. I think that I am going with plastic panels. I am going to do that for two reasons. The first is that I think it will match the look of the painted frame better. The second is because I am actually having fun painting the wood grain and I'd like to get more practice at doing it.
    Kim, do you have a post for your build yet? Looking forward to seeing it.
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  3. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    I finally finished the paint on the framework. Next is to paint the panels and install.
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    Slow progress, but it is progress.
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  4. Modlbldr added a post in a topic SEMA 32 FORD is green   

    Nice color. 
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  5. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 69 Olds 442- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    That sucks!!
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  6. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Swap-N-Build CBP   

    That hood is looking great Jason! The body does look like it could use some wet sanding. I'm sure it will look great once you do that. I like those wheel centers.
     I hate forgetting things like you said. Seems like I do it often enough. I get something in mind to do and get after it....then realize I should have done something else first.
    I got the frame wood finished this morning. It looks pretty good to me. Now I need to move on to the panel wood. I decided that I am going to do painted plastic instead of real wood panels. I had to touch up a bit of paint on the roof and the fenders from errant brush strokes. Looks good now. Unfortunately I left my cell phone at a coffee shop last night so I am not able to take any pics at the moment. Tomorrow though.
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  7. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Swap-N-Build CBP   

    Status Update!! Where is everyone at on their builds? Pics please. I am painting the tan over the Candy Yellow and Clear Orange this morning.
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  8. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Kits for trade   

    Just got done reading an old post about the Chevelle convertible. I don't think I'm that interested at this time. Not looking for something to have to put a ton of work into or buy replacement parts for.
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  9. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Kits for trade   

    How is that Chevelle convertible? Is it a nice kit? I remember it coming out but never heard any details on it. I'm interested in it.
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  10. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Swap-N-Build CBP   

    Thanks David. It's much easier than I thought. Just going to be a ton of wood to paint.
    Good to hear that we have another entrant. Hopefully we can get them paired off soon.
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  11. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Swap-N-Build CBP   

    I started the woodgraining process tonight.
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    Test patterns:
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    Also got the roof rack completed. Now to fill it.
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    Still having a blast with this one and learning a lot. Many firsts for me on this one.
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  12. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Thanks for the input guys.
    I sat down tonight and tried a paint pattern for the panels. Here we're the results using Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange, XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan and XF-68 NATO Brown. 
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    I think the shade is what I'm looking for but I will definitely have to go with a smaller grain pattern.
    I also painted the base of Candy Yellow on the framework. 
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    I will probably use the same Wooden Deck Tan and NATO Brown over this for a lighter color than the panels. I think the difference between the Candy Yellow and the Clear Orange will be enough of a difference. If not, I'll put more Tan over the frame than the panels.
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  13. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    The example above is just a piece of flat sheet plastic that I was practicing on. This is intended for the framing. I was going to do real wood in the panels but I am beginning to think that it might be too much of a contrast in textures that the stained wood would make the painted "wood" look too much like painted plastic. I may go back and glue plastic sheeting in the openings to paint them. That way I can get a light and dark "wood" contrast but no contrast in the textures.
    I'll do some more practicing over the next week and then make a determination as to whether I can make it work using real wood or not.
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  14. Modlbldr added a post in a topic SEMA 32 FORD is green   

    Yes, please. More info on the tires and wheels.
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  15. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Here is what I used for this wood.
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    Left to Right is: Duratrax R/C paint "Candy Yellow", Ceramcoat satin Craft paint "Bamboo", "Cinnamon Sugar" and "Autumn Brown".
    I started with brushing a coat of the Candy Yellow and then a coat of the Bamboo. After that I dry brushed the Cinnamon Sugar and Autumn Brown a bit. At that point it didn't look right so I went back and dry brushed the Bamboo a bit more. It took about three rounds like that then finishing it up with a final light dry brushing of the Bamboo.
    I have to say that it really didn't look right to me until I taped off around the finished area. That's when it looked right to me because I wasn't seeing the unpainted white plastic around the painted area. What I mean is that the tape helped with tricking my mind into seeing the finished product.
    I hope this helps. I have to say that this is too light for what I want. I may try painting over the entire thing with a bit of clear orange to try to make it darker. If that works then I think I'll go with it.
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