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  • Birthday 04/03/1947

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  • Location Cranberry township pa
  • Full Name Richard Manson

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  1. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Cadillac   

    Thanks very much for your kind words everyone.  I'm looking forward to putting the BMF on this car, but I want to give the Krylon enamel plenty of drying time before I start handling the body.  I've got to finish up the Mercury first.
  2. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Mercury   

    Thanks again guys.  Yeah Steven, ya gotta love those 50's cars.
  3. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Cadillac   

    Thanks very much Carl and Steven.  I decided on this color combo after searching for reference pictures on Google.  I couldn't find this color blue in a rattle can lacquer which is why I wound up using Krylon.
  4. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Cadillac   

    Thanks very much fellas.  I really like the way these colors look.  This one is gonna look great when it's done.
  5. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Mercury   

    Thanks guys.  I'm about a quarter of the way through the BMF work.  I'm taking my time and trying to be neat.
  6. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Cadillac   

  7. Ramfins59 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1956 Cadillac
    Since we've had such gorgeous weather here lately, I was able to get some painting done on a few cars.  
    This one is a 1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.  It is a Modelhaus resin kit that I got shortly after NNL East.  The paint is Duplicolor White and clearcoat on the roof, and Krylon Peekaboo Blue (Baby Blue) on the body.  I haven't clearcoated the Blue yet.  I'm gonna give it some extended time to fully dry since the Krylon paint is an enamel.
    Here's how it looks so far...
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  8. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Mercury   

    Finally...... days and days in a row of beautiful weather... Perfect for painting..!!!
    The Mercury is fully painted, clearcoated and polished out.  Now to start on the BMF work, and then detailing and painting the rest of the car.
    Here's how the body looks at the moment...
    The camera flash washed out the color in this first picture, but the other 2 are OK.

  9. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic POLICE JET BALL #25! Seaquest & Robot Kitbash is Finished!   

    Great job as usual Ira, and congratulations on the award.  It's also cool to now know what you look like.
  10. Ramfins59 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Blasts from our pasts
    Here's a link that an old high school friend sent to me.  All of the "old farts" out there should enjoy this, as I did.
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  11. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Motorcity's 67 Galaxy 500   

    Great looking car Al.  You did nice work foiling the grille & bumpers, etc... that must have taken you some time to do.
    The first car my wife and I owned was a '67 Ford Galaxie 4 door hardtop. 
  12. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Motivation, wish I could find some.   

    I went through the same thing for a couple of months in June and most of July.  Lack of motivation coupled with lousy, rainy weather, etc.  I'm getting back into the swing of things now that clear, sunny weather has made an appearance and put me in a better mood.  Hang in there Clayton, you'll be back to your old self before you know it.
  13. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Since Moebius has had such success with first the '53 Hudson, then the '52, now the '54...... Is there a chance they might even go further and make a '51...??  I know that the Hudsons don't appeal to everyone, and they might be "stodgy" looking to some modelers.
    IMHO, anything new from the early to mid 1950's would be cool...... Buicks, Cadillacs, DeSotos, Dodges, Lincolns, Mercurys. Nashs, Oldsmobiles, Packards, Plymouths, Pontiacs, Studebakers.  We certainly have enough Chevys although a '50, '52 & '54 would be nice, along with a '51, '52, '54 & '55 Ford.
    We can all dream can't we?
  14. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Sorry to hear of your expensive misfortune Harry.  You're right about how companies really stick it to you when you're in a jam and need it now.  Most of the time "we" don't think of shopping around for several estimates when we're "under the gun".
  15. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 Mercury   

    Woweee...  We're into our third day in a row of beautiful, cool, dry, sunny weather..!!  It's supposed to continue like this for a few more days too.
    My attempt at a Salmon or Orange paint job on this Merc didn't turn out the way I was hoping, so I changed to a Pink and Charcoal Gray color combo (Tamiya Pink and Duplicolor Storm Gray Metallic)  I shot the Pink first and when dry masked it off using Tamiya tape and regular masking tape, then shot the Gray color.  The Gray bled under the tape in a couple of spots which require some cleanups and touch-ups.  Once that is done I'll be able to post some progress pictures.  The colors look great together and this car should really pop once all of the BMF is applied.
    The chopped '50 Olds body has also been painted using Tamiya Light Green on the roof and Pearl Green on the lower body.  I'll start another Workbench Thread for this car with pictures in a day or so.
    A Modelhaus '56 Cadillac body is soaking in Westleys in preparation for cleaning and priming/painting, etc.  This car will have a Duplicolor White roof and a Krylon Baby Blue body.
    After all of the lousy weather, family visits and obligations, and necessary outdoor chores, coupled with my general lack of ambition and motivation, it feels great to finally be working on and making some progress on my models.  I'm hoping this trend can continue for a nice long stretch of time.