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
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.
Thank you Joe and Ron! I wasn't aware of the MCG Photoetch set until sometime well into December. I decided to forge ahead minus the photoetch since I had other things onmy mind at the time. Not sure if I'll use the decal scripts as I might try to drybrush the scripts instead. We shall see... Clearcoat! I used Testors Ultra Gloss Clear on the Belvedere this morning. Now to let it dry then some polishing later. Maybe tomorrow or later in the week.
Thanks David for the suggestion! I'll keep it in mind the next time I visit the LHS. If there is one thing I hate doing, it's adding a decal to the shift knob! Most of the time I end up losing the decal, but not this time! I coated the knob with Walthers Solvaset while the decal was soaking in water. Then I carefully placed and positioned the decal on the knob and waited for the Solvaset to do it job of softening the decal. After several minutes, I took a paper towel and pressed the decal onto the knob permanently.
I decided to reface the tach and the auxillary gauges in the Belvedere. I painted the faces black, the needles Chrysler Engine Red, and then add a dollop of Tamiya X-11 Clear over the faces. I then added more clear over the rest of the dash gauges.