slownlow

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  • Location central Iowa
  • Full Name bob maloy

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  1. slownlow added a post in a topic Revell 36 Ford   

    I agree Epso that has bothered me too. The car as it is now looks like it's "broke" in the middle, sloping from the grill to the cowl and from the rear to the cowl. Some careful measurements were made and the hood is actually flat relative to the ground. I think your solution is a good one. How much did you trim.
  2. slownlow added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Revell 36 Ford
    Its been a while since I posted so here's an update. I've got the chop done (buy the AMT version) and have the fenders repositioned on the body. After a lot of head scratching over the geometry of the hood. By moving the front fenders "up" the hood had to be shortened about 1/16". So where to cut it and how to make the sides blend was the question. I made the cut behind where the hood contacts the radiator shroud and then removed a pie section out of the middle of the rear half. That let the two pieces blend. Then a small mount of filing so the back of the hood matched the cowl. I made a paper template to make sure my geometry worked. To get the front low enough to suit me I made a rediculously dropped axel. If this was real you probably couldn't drive over a peanut. This is a very fussy model. The assembly sequence needs the interior to be attached to the body before the top is installed. This prevents correcting that annoying alignment problem of the moldings of the top and the moldings of the body so steps are being taken to allow the top to be attached prior to painting. The wheel covers will be the concentric ring style. No thought yet about colors.
     




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  3. slownlow added a post in a topic The advantage of........   

    Save those false fingernails too. They make great hood scoops.

  4. slownlow added a post in a topic What would the results be? {body modification}   

    Here are a couple of pics of a 49 Merc with a pie section cut. As the cut widens it ultimately ended up a scale 3".
     


  5. slownlow added a post in a topic Merry CHRISTmas everyone!!!!   

  6. slownlow added a post in a topic Balsa & Tissue Planes   

    Here's a Guillows P-40 I did several years ago. As kids we built these all the time. The bi-planes are hard to get the wing orientation right and imagine a Foker tri-plane. I was able to find dope a my LHS. I think some RC planes use it. The only problem I had was using alcohol to shrink the tissue paper rather than water, it didn't shrink as much.

  7. slownlow added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw this heading east on I 80 in Des Moines, IA. Looks like some one has a winter project.

  8. slownlow added a post in a topic Parking Fun , You know it makes you mad.   

    I got this from a KKIM member a few years ago. I printed up a bunch on orange card stock and love passing them out.


  9. slownlow added a post in a topic No Rules (Opel Blitz Rat Rod)   

    Very nice!!!
  10. slownlow added a post in a topic how to get the look of wood   

    Bob, This is one time brush marks are a good thing. To achieve a wood look with paint I use a "dry brush" technique, using a brush that is almost empty of paint. The brush I prefer is a stiff, short bristle, flat,square tip style. My favorite brush is about 1/4" wide. To achieve a "dry brush" I dip the brush in the color and brush it almost dry on a scrap of plastic or paper and then brush on the model. For colors I start with a base of testors wood color. Then start dry brushing. The colors you use depend on what your final look is to be. I do a lot of test runs on scrap to get the balance I'm looking for. For a well maintained or new car look I use burnt umber, reds, yellow greens. I mix in more grays and blacks for a more weathered look. Doing research of 1:1 images is very helpful. In the following pics if I had done my research better on the 48 ford the structural pieces would have been more yellow and with less grain. Hope this helps

  11. slownlow added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Mike, I remember one of the enthusiast mags had an article about Nettesheim. He's got way more money than I have but excellent taste. Sorry to hear about that lordairguitar. Bikes are beemers and cars are bimmers. Sounds like that guy was more into the image than the machine. Here's a pic of the 67 when I brought her home. The engine is under the orange plastic on the bench and the rest is in the wheel barrow.

  12. slownlow added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Too cold to ride today, 1 degree this morn, so here's dream'n of warmer weather.



    1967 BMW r60/2


    1976 BMW R90S
  13. slownlow added a post in a topic 1968 Mr. Norm's Dodge Dart GSS (was The Engine Room)   

    Doug, Welcome to the forum and also Ankeny. Looks like we'll be take'n over the city soon, all both of us. Like your work and hope you keep at it. I've been in a slump for a while but this is a great hobby for Iowa winters. Again welcome.
  14. slownlow added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Back in the day I worked for a farmer that had used horses. He was of mixed emotions about tractors cause they could go all day and night. He said after 10 hours horses were played out and so was he.
  15. slownlow added a post in a topic revell VW hippy van,   

    Far out man. All it needs are a bunch of greatful dead stickers in the rear window.