I find interesting stuff on YouTube. I've played entire albums, and recently watched / listened to a 2 hr Counting Crows concert. I also like cover songs posted by small bands and individuals. There is one guy who sits on his couch and expertly strums old obscure Harry Chapin songs. I really enjoy those!
I think the color really makes the car. It's not just another cookie cutter car! Great subtle changes Tim. I need to do a channeled version next! As soon as I get a few 90% done projects off the bench!
Wonderful execution Jeff! Please do share with us the reactions from the company! And be careful! When I showed my sister in law a model I built of her first car, she assumed I was giving it to her... so I wound up doing so!
Greetings Richard! As our Rich said, the TriState Model Car Club is in New Jersey. We meet the second Saturday of each month in Perth Amboy. Of course you are welcome to attend. Where in NJ are you? Here's our club website, which includes our meeting schedule through the end of 2016. http://www.tssmcc.org/ And we hold a little show each year..... www.nnleast.com Hope to meet you soon!
This was on the Lindberg Grand Caravan which has a shiny promo type plastic. So it may not have behaved as well as a standard AMT or Revell red plastic. Funny you should mention silver Nick. After I soaked the body and started over, I used my Duplicolor primer gray, then a coat of Duplicolor metallic silver as that barrier coat you describe. Then I looked at it and thought, "This doesn't look half bad in silver." So the Caravan became silver.
Very nice work. I hadn't seen this thread before and read every word. Thank you for the extensive explanations of how you built this to date. I wouldn't consider it "long winded" at all! Just entertaining and informative. I felt like I was at the workbench with you!
Joel, I love the overall theme and execution. It's a cool model for sure. You asked for critique, so I will give some. I know the interior is somewhat obscured in this build with snow on windows, and the main focus being the exterior. But here's a few things I observed in the interior. First, be more careful with your color separation lines. I always use tape for a clean edge, and most often would spray the colors. You could use either Tamiya tape or Bare Metal Foil for the masking. For instance, the bottom of the red on the dashboard would be fine if you had a simple straight piece of tape along the bottom edge. Second, the seat belts. Notice that these are a modern design seat belt. Belts were rare in the 1950s and would have been a large chrome buckle. It's cool to include seat belts in a 1956 Ford though, since the company ran a safety campaign that year highlighting seat belts, safety glass and padded dashboards. If you are adding seat belts, you need to add some thickness to the buckle end. The photo etch piece is flat and you can see that in your finished model. I glue the piece to a thin sheet of plastic, with the loop end sticking over the edge. Once dry, simply cut the other three edges flush with the photo etch edge. Then dab the sides with silver paint, even a paint marker. The edges won't be all that visible but the thickness will be noticed. Hopefully you can see this in the below photo.
I had a problem with the Testors One Coat Clear. I had Duplicolor primer and paint over a red plastic body. I added the clear and it seemed to pull the red color out of the plastic, ruining the paint job. It is probably best over their One Coat colors. but I'd shy away from trying this again. A member of my club swears by this clear though!
I don't agree. The Revell 29 Ford is engineered so that the interior panels include the rear wheel wells and those assemblies pretty much snap in place when mated with the floor. It goes together so well that I wouldn't mess with it. If I remember correctly, nothing is glued in this photo. It was all just snapped in place for the photo
anytime I go to the hobby shop and I'm only buying a can of paint and a magazine, I'll build up my purchase with a bunch of Evergreen strips and such that I don't have. It's good to have a decent inventory when you are working, rather than to stop to go buy some!
I believe that 3D printing of large items like this is still a bit too expensive to be mainstream in our area of the hobby. It's more in the realm of printing out a master for resin casting. If indeed an enterprising caster cut a deal with the fellow who offers this, everyone could benefit.
Wow! The very definition of a parts car! Not much left! That said, with the rarity of Tri-Five Chevys, 4 doors and wagons are getting attention since they are affordable. Not too long ago there was a '56 4 door hardtop on my local Craigs List that was just spectacular. I would have loved to own that car, and I think the 4 door hardtop body is pretty cool and just a bit different.