Modlbldr

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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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 Chopped 49 Merc woody sedan delivery   

    I see. Always something, isn't it??
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  2. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    I got a chance today to hit the body with some 6000 grit and I just got another couple of coats of Wet Look Clear on it.
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    Now to finish up work on the rear suspension.
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  3. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 9/25, Body Ready.   

    Thanks.
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  4. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 9/25, Body Ready.   

    Oh! Now, that is beautiful! Great work and I think that the recall wheels would look great.
    Please remind me what brand and color is the paint on the body??? I'd dig back through the pages but.........
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  5. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 1958 Thunderbird   

    Nice work on your Tbird! It looks like they could have molded another tree out of all of the flash it has.
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  6. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    I just had an idea. I may add a chrome (or same color as the wheels) rocker panel strip to help lower the look of the body. Any thoughts?
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  7. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    It does. I am in the process of building a triangulated 4-link for the rear. I took the easy way out and relocated the pins higher for the front suspension. I realized not long ago that I am about the only one who ever sees the underside. With that I have decided to try to make it look realistic but not go overboard.
    As it sits in these pics the rear tires are hitting the underside of the body, so, realistically, it can't go any lower.
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  8. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    Small update.
    I forgot to bring my polishing kit back to work this morning so my lunch break was enough time to paint the wheels and get them mocked up. Hopefully I can get this to sit like this once completed.
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    Terribly dark photos. I'll try some with the flash.
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  9. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Scale Finishes Moving Sale, Anyone got their stuff yet?   

    Glad I saw this. I was just looking into getting some paint from him. The sale sounded great. Guess I'll hold off.
    I also looked into Zero paints. Any experiences out there with shooting it??
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  10. Modlbldr added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Ford Fairlane update 7/17/16   

    I like it! It's looking so much better than the one I'm building.
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  11. Modlbldr added a post in a topic Chopped 49 Merc woody sedan delivery   

    Looks very good. Did you keep the panels for the window separate or did you delete them? I don't see them in the pic of the painted body.
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  12. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    Thanks for the nice comments.
    I haven't really given any real thought to an engine yet. Obviously it will need to sit low. Got any ideas?
    I raised the mounting pins on the front suspension to lower the front and am building a triangulated 4 link system for the rear. Nothing special. The tires and wheels are from the parts box and not sure what kit they are from.
    More pictures this coming week. I didn't bring it home with me this weekend. I figured that would give the clear enough time to harden without messing it up. I figured I will hit it with 6000 or 8000 grit and then clear it again. Then I'll  hit it with 8000 and 12000 and then polish it. Should work.....
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  13. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 56 Tbird mild custom   

    Today I was able to put the final coats of color on. It is a dark blue nail polish called Navy Fleet. I got a couple of coats of Wet Look Clear on it too.
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    Hopefully I can get some time this weekend to polish it out.
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  14. Modlbldr added a topic in On The Workbench   

    56 Tbird mild custom
    Now that I finished the Willys I am working a bit harder on this one. I came across a sketch in a mag from a few years back of a Bobby Alloway 56 Tbird. So with the basics of that in mind I started this.
    I began by lowering the headlights by cutting off the bezels and then pie cutting the fender. Then I reattached the bezel. Here you can see the passenger headlight on the left has been lowered. Driver's side is stock.
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     I also chopped the windshield frame, molded in the side vents and opened up the rear wheel wells and installed fender lip.
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    Lastly, I removed the hoodscoop.
    More coming.
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  15. Modlbldr added a post in a topic 41 Willys Lead Sled   

    Thank you very much guys. I had fun and frustration with this one. With that, it's off to the next ones. A mild custom 56 Tbird and a 94 Lightning.
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