ShawnS

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  1. ShawnS added a post in a topic My 1:43 1967 Mustang notchback conversions.   

    and finally this car was driven by Niel Allen also in 1968.





    I used the chassis, dash, windscreen, grille, bumpers, tail panel and tail lights from the Greenlight '67 and the wheels, brakes, rear window, steering wheel, photoetch, door handles, wipers and rear 1/4 windows from the Apex '65 model. The interior is mostly scratch built with various modified parts from another Mustang.
     
    Thanks for looking
    Cheers
    ShawnS
     
  2. ShawnS added a post in a topic My 1:43 1967 Mustang notchback conversions.   

    The first one finished. The 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship winner Pete Geoghegan.





    This car was driven by Fred Gibson in a couple of races in 1968.




    Part 3 coming up..
  3. ShawnS added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    My 1:43 1967 Mustang notchback conversions.
    Hi guys,
    I have been a collector of 1:43 Australian Fords for years but recently I have been into modifying them just to get a modelling fix while I am waiting for my Mojo to return to 1:24 Falcons.  This is what I've been up to lately.

    After years of waiting in vain for someone to release a decent 67/68 Mustang coupe in 1:43 scale, I was stoked to see Spark finally bring one out but after closer examination of the Spark model I noticed that it had a 64-66 nose and interior on a '67 body. It was not good enough for my tastes so I decided to take action and make one myself.

    I used the same trick that I (and several others) have used in 1:25 to take the roof from a '65 Mustang coupe and put it on '67 Fastback body. I started with a '65 coupe from Apex and a '67 fastback from Greenlight.




      



    Because I wanted to make a few I had to resin cast the body. Here are three bodies prepped and waiting for paint.

    part 2 coming up.
     
     
     
     
     
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  4. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Sorry no updates yet. The whole project seems to have gone into a permanent stall. I did try to do some paint and texture work on the curbside chassis but after that failed to work out well it killed any motivation that I had. It seems that any time that I try to get momentum up something happens and I'm back to square one.  At the moment I'm modifying some 1:43 cars to try and re-ignite my love for models and building that I seem to have lost over the last couple of years. So if anyone finds my Mojo please return it to me as soon as possible.
     
    Cheers
    ShawnS
  5. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    No updates at the moment. It's winter here in Australia and it's a bit too cold where I am to paint anything and I've not been motivated to do the remaining building and modifying that I had to do. The cold weather is killing my motivation for anything model related at the moment. I'll get back on it soon enough- hopefully.
    CheersSS
  6. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Thanks Jim. I'd trust my gut any time My camera doesn't seem to take good pictures of beige but in the flesh it looks scale perfect.
  7. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Here's how I fixed that. I stuck some Tamiya tape underneath the tail light cut out and mixed up some talc and superglue and slapped it on to the damaged area.

    When the glue set I removed the tape,

    and shaped the area to suit.

    Good as gold

    I hit the body with Tamiya TS-46 light sand for the base coat.

    Mixed up some beige using Tamiya TS-7 Racing white tinted with TS-16 Yellow and AS-22 Dark earth to make a pale caramel colour. Done only by eye without taking any notes about how much of each that I used.

    The first coat was sprayed today.




    This are some samples of what the real Bahama beige looks like.




    So with the first colour coat on the body I will work to get it nice and smooth and hopefully the next update will include a fully painted body.

    Cheers
    ShawnS

  8. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   





    The clear styrene window pieces shaped and ready to go. I decided to have both rear passenger windows fully wound up, the front passenger window wound down 2/3rds and the drivers window fully wound down.





    Even after 4 years things still turn bad. I had to strip and re-spray the primer on the body after it went soft when I had to handle the body frequently during the work on the interior. All went well until an unexpected gust of wind (on a calm day) sent the body on a 3ft downwards trip to the cement path causing damage to the rear trim around the tail lights.



    To be continued.........

  9. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Happy New year all.

    I've finally got the first coat of paint on the body but before that there was still a little more work that needed to be done here's how it went.
    Lets start with the interior roof.
    I made the sun visors, light and grab handles.

    It's been a long time since I showed you a how-to for anything so here's a quickie for making many of the same type of flat part.
    Cut the styrene pieces to slightly larger than the final size.

    Using small drops of super glue, glue the pieces to each other.

    Carve, grind and sand the block to the required shape.


    Separate the parts with a sharp blade then clean them up as required.

    I did the sun visors in the same way.


    The next challenge was to get the window glass to sit closer to the outside of the window frame. The only way to do this was to alter the thickness of the pillars around the inside of the frames. I also decided to add a filler piece inside to create a channel for the clear styrene sheet to sit in.


    Ditto for the rear windows.


    To be continued....
  10. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Thanks Andrew.

    I wish you good luck with your Caliber build. If you have any questions on how I did something please don't be afraid to ask.

    Cheers
    ShawnS
  11. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   


    Thanks guys, thank you Bill I'm trying my best
  12. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Here's the end result.










    I still need to do the wiring for the tail lights to the connector but that's no biggie. I'm fairly pleased with that for a first attempt at weathering as I had no real idea about what i was doing. I think it may need a little more dust and grime underneath though. I'll think about it.

    Have a good Christmas guys,
    Cheers
    ShawnS
  13. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Thanks Ben.


    Hi guys,

    Final update before Xmas.

    Still tweaking the body so it's on to the trailer. I wanted to do it with a worn but not excessively corroded look. The 1:1 was never damaged beyond any chips and scratches so at least I didn't have to show any sheet metal damage and I could just keep it to creative paint work. Not having done any serious weathering on anything it was all uncharted territory for me but I love jumping in the deep end so here's how it went.

    This is where it started a long time ago.


    Using these,

    Some practice on a spoon to give me an idea of what to do.

    Then I got into it.


    I sprayed the AK worn effects fluid on the top and side surfaces and the heavy chipping fluid to the underside and after that was dry I mixed MRHobby gold acrylic with Windex window cleaner, 1 part of gold to 1 part Windex and shot it through the airbrush straight over the chipping fluid and the rust colour primer. I think it came out as a fairly accurate hammer finish gold.


    I used these simple tools to slowly wear away the top layer of paint.

    After the chipping was done it was time to hit it with several different rust colour washes and pigments.




    To be continued.....
  14. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    The finished tub.








    While I had the airbrush out I did the Alclad parts for both cars.

    And finished the wheels.


    That's it for now.


    Cheers
    ShawnS
  15. ShawnS added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    Hi guys, here's a re-post of my last update after the loss of the previous one.

    I wanted to get some painting done during a time of perfect painting conditions but I still needed to do some work on how the windows fit to the body so I decided to clean off one of the interior sets and do the whole interior for the curbside version.

    Here is what I am aiming for. The pics aren't of the actual car I am modelling but a similar one. The colour in the pics is a little washed out so I went by memory of the 1:1.




    I am using Vallejo paints for the first time. I bought several shades of brown/tan/beige and mixed up 3 shades of tan/beige for the interior.


    The tub was painted and flocked and the speakers, floor mat and pedals added.


    The door cards were painted and were given a light wash of light brown.


    The centre console.


    The rear seat was painted and assorted belts and buckles were added. The stripes on the seats were individually masked and brush painted.


    The finished dash with photo etch keys in the ignition.


    The front seats had all the gaps and dips filled before painting and 3 coats of off white flocking were added to replicate the sheep skin seat covers the 1:1 car had.



    To be continued....