Ace-Garageguy

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Dry-lakes scratchbashed '29 Ford/Ardun. ADDITIONAL update August 30   

    Got the filler panel for the front bellypan made. Measured, laid it out on cardstock, cut a pattern.

    Checked the pattern for fit in the hole.

    Transferred the pattern to .045" styrene, glued in place.

    Won't be primering today...need to let this get fully set up.
     
     
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Survivor '39 Ford
    Less than 60,000 original miles, mostly original paint, original mouse-fuzz interior and faux woodgraining. Just got a new clutch, brakes, tires and a heater. Rewired several years ago after rats got to the fabric insulation on the old harness. Runs smooth, starts instantly.



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  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1950 Ford F1 Truck   

    Yes, very clean, very nice. Like the color and the flippers too.
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser - Body Cleared 8/24   

    Fine looking work on every phase of this.
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Buick Custom   

    Very nice, especially for a first attempt. I remember when fade-painting was popular on 1:1 customs.
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Big Update, Further On, New Pics..   

    Whoa. NICE WORK !
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker   

    Richard's right...definitely 1/32. When I first got back in the hobby in '05 or so, I got all excited seeing some of the smaller scale kits of '50s iron, and assuming they were 1/25. There IS an old Revell 1/25 '57 Caddy...
        
    ...but the '55 is in the 1/32 line too...            
     
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Here are some concept workups that look good to me...much better than the ungainly turd in the opening posts.
    The yellow and red ones may be a little too Camaro-ish, but not bad overall. Apparently the plan is to market this thing world-wide, so taking a lot of unnecessary pork out of the current Challenger was the reason for going with an Alfa Romeo-derived platform.
         

     
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Dry-lakes scratchbashed '29 Ford/Ardun. ADDITIONAL update August 30   

    Thanks Tim. I'm getting happier with it. Maybe get her in final primer today. As for paint, probably white with red scallops, inspired by the old GeeBee racing planes.
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic NART Corvette 17 years in the making!   

    Loving it so far. Flares and details look great.
    Thanks for callin' 'em "flares" and not "flairs", too.
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic We need a '60 El Camino   

    I want one. Seems I have a '60 convert I'll never get to and an extra El Camino. Maybe if I put them in the same box, in the dark...
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    Inspirational to watch you correct what should have been right to start with. I have a couple of these and may try a different approach, now that you've so kindly pointed out what exactly is wrong.
    Great color choice for this car, by the way.
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Chopped Willys Custom from AMT Gasser kit   

    Nice project, ambitious restyle. With the chop and the skirts, it's taking on something of a '39 Lincoln Zephyr look.
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Dry-lakes scratchbashed '29 Ford/Ardun. ADDITIONAL update August 30   

    Had some Nikon photo-editor compatibility issues with my new hard-drive in the Win7 machine that weren't there with the old drive, and that took a while to work around...but it works just like it worked in XP now, even better than when I had the old 7 drive. Finally got enough real-life fires put out to grab some bench time these last few evenings. Listening to the local PBS affiliate doing their classic jazz Saturday night program. Life's pretty OK for the moment.
    I lost a lot of detail due to primer buildup, particularly the (should-be) sharply-sculpted body lines on the rear quarters, and I had to correct them. Also had a devil of a time getting the scribed panel lines straight enough, learned a thing of two in the process.

    Now she's in Duplicolor white primer, getting very close. I still have to make the center panel for the forward bellypan, and finalize the header openings, then just a little more 600-800 grit sanding of some areas. The body lines on the quarters are still a little too fat and vague, but I have a method worked out to slim them down and sharpen them a bit more.



     
     
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic NEW Revell C7 Corvette rear re-style...   

    Good idea. Has the potential to get away from the somewhat overwrought, trying-too-hard look of an overall beautifully-shaped car.