The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Yeah, I found out from someone that the filter was suppose to be a black canister with the filter inside. Too late to change anything now as the filter has been repainted and the decal put on. Once the engine is mounted in the chassis, who's gonna know? Except me...and anyone else who reads this...LOL
Thanks guys! Mike, the decal for the shifter ball was a bit of a challenge trying to keep the decal on the ball straight and not to lose it to the shop gremlins who like to steal things that go flying through the air or fall on the floor! David, I use embossing powder for carpet. Paint the floor pan with watered down glue, sprinkle the embossing powder on and let it dry. Paint it the color you want for the interior. Looks better than flocking and less messy with no fibers floating all over the place. Bill, the seat decals come in the kit. I used some setting solution to get the decals into the seat back bottoms. I found a goof in the instructions. It said to paint the oil filter #65 white and apply decal #26 to it. Decal # 26 is also white and it will not show. I removed the oil filter and painted it a dark blue which is cirrect for that era.
I made a tachometer for the steering column out of bits and pieces here in the shop.
This is my '65 Belvedere I painted with Tamiya TS-18 Metallic Red with a Model Master Insignia Red interior. Wheels and tires are from the kit and the engine is wired. The hood scoop is from the Revell '67 Charger.
The body has been repainted and set aside to gas out. Now I am working on the 409 CI engine and the interior. I'm using the chrome plated headers and I decided to try and "blue" the chrome with some Tamiya X-23 Clear Blue and X-26 Clear Orange.
The dash, steering wheel, and side panels have been foiled.
The floor has been coated with embossing powder and painted, then the seats were added.
I'm getting close to finishing the Belvedere! I started assembling the body to the chassis and found that the front sat way higher than I really wanted it to. I carefully pryed the spindles out and reversed them back to the stock position and now the stance is right where I want it.
Thanks John! You have a good week, too! I went and bought a new cutting pad for the workbench and in the process, I spilled a small container of lacquer thinner on it and messed up the rear panel. That is now sitting in some oven cleaner and I'll repaint and re-clear the panel later.
I said that as an analogy, not that it actually happened. Sorry Espo! It looked like a perfectly round circle that was actually in the paint and may have been caused by some sort of comtamination that was on the roof. I wetsanded the circle off with some 3200 sandpaper and then washed the body in prep for another coat of paint.
Thanks Bill and David! It is not a sink mark nor is it a dome light detail from the interior, but a contamination on the top of the roof. It seems like someone had placed a coffee cup on the roof and left a coffee ring when they removed the cup. I'll sand it down and repaint the roof
Thank you guys! This Guards Red seems to really change hues with the light. In some instances, it looks like Gaugin Red (kind of pink-like, a '57 Chrysler color), to a bright fluorscent red. Interesting...
My bodywork woes continue! I thought I had gotten all the moldlines out, but the hot paint brought them back out again! I sanded them down again and then it'll be back into the paintbooth again.
Curiously, this mark appeared on the roof. Not sure if you can see it, but it's not in the exact center and there is no interior detail or sink mark to cause this, so it must be some sort of contamination that was on the roof after I washed the body. I'll sand this out prior to repainting the body.