Lovefordgalaxie

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  • Birthday 02/11/1977

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  • Location Florianópolis SC Brasil
  • Full Name Túlio Lazzaroni

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  1. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 58 Caddy Fleetwood, A BMF Nightmare   

    It looks awesome. I wouldn't mind building one. For me foil is almost for free.
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1960 Ford. Another one.   

    Thanks!!!
    Thanks!!! More Fords to come...
  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1960 Ford. Another one.   

    LOL!!!
    Don't worry Steve I knew you were pulling my leg. I just wanted to show that there is a little reason on my Ford building, other than just loving the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH things
    Today I was looking at my stash, and I found 128 Ford kits, 15 Chevy kits and a AMT '58 Belvedere... 
    Now, just to prove how maniac I am.
    Among the Ford kits I have 16 AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victorias, and 5 Revell 1957 Ford Custom Tudor kits. 
    I believe I'm very found of 1957 Fords
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1960 Ford. Another one.   

    Thanks again guys!!! You all are very gentle with my gluebombs!!
    First of all, I wish I could build like you do Steve. Big fan of your awesome work.
    On the Ford building part, well, for me, building a model kit is something that uses a lot of time and love, not to mention the cost of the products involved. If one lives outside the U.S., the cost of a kit is considerably higher. A simple AMT kit can hit the 150 Reais mark, and that is about 48 Dollars. I gave up on BMF as the cost X benefit proved it a unnecessary product. Tamiya paints, and the good old Testors little bottles are a must, so biting the bullet is inevitable. The automotive paints I use for the bodies is actually the cheaper part. 
    With all that in mind, I build the cars I really love and wish to have in 1:1 form, and those are FoMoCo products, about 99% of the times.
    I also build GM cars once in a while. This year I built two Chevrolet pickup trucks. A '57 Cameo Carrier, that i think to be just stunning, and converted to 100% stock '55 Chevrolet Stepside pickup truck. Not to mention the countless 1:12 scale '57 Chevrolet Bel Air kits I have both built and unbuilt. 
    Guess the only Mopar I like is the '58 Belvedere.
    It's not a question of taste or logic, it's a question of love. When I see a Ford Galaxie, a '57 Fairlane, or even a brand new Mustang, I get excited every time.  
    Take a look at the GMs I built this year (Yes I Love Black Cars, LOL):
    1955 Chevrolet PIckup by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1957 Chevrolet Cameo. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
  5. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1960 Ford. Another one.   

    Gentlemen, thank you very much for your comments
    Actually, none of the methods you said. What I did was to foil the dash, then I used some thinned Modelmaster black as a wash inside the instruments. Since the detail on the instruments is pretty sharp, it worked quite well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUhfdTqUpTY
     
  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    1960 Ford. Another one.
    My second black 1960 Starliner. 
    One can't have too many Satrliners. 
    Paint is automotive, synthetic enamel in Raven Black. Foil is home made, not BMF. 
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
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  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Ford Victoria ´53 (Lindberg)   

    That's a proper build of this kit. It really looks magnificent just like Ford made it. 
    I'm not a fan of them Lindberg kits, but I just have to buy one now!!!
    Fantastic work, two thumbs up!!
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1955 Chevrolet Pickup.   

    I think you are correct on the non original details, even tough GMs are not my real cup of tea. 
    Even tough, and with all defects the truck may have, I would like to have it a LOT more than a full frame off restoration. I really dislike restored cars. Always though them to be just fancy replicas. It's like a work of art, the Mona Lisa is all cracked and peeling, but it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. If one decided to restore it to perfection, like it was 500 years ago, how much Leonardo would be left? A car is not a painting, but I think the principle of originality is the same. 
    In a way, restoration is like vandalism, as it can not be reversed. Unfortunately a lot of people think that aesthetic perfection is the goal on antique cars and trucks, and happily remove a factory paint that is still presentable, to replace it by a super shiny new and non original paint job. 
    Back in 1997, when I bought my '82 Galaxie Landau, the car was a one owner gem. The tires were still the Good Year Grand Prix S white line from the factory. The DOT confirmed October of 1981. The car left the factory in December 1981. Same DOT on the never used spare. All the paint is the factory applied Acrylic Enamel in Jamaica Blue Metallic. The vinyl roof is from the factory also. All upholstery idem. The 302 under the hood has the correct date code on the spark plug wires, and even had the factory sourced Motorcraft belts.  The car had 33,850 Kms on the clock. The maintenance book comproved the original Km indicated. 
    Back in 1997, A Landau in that condition was not that hard to get. I just gave mine a good polish, took the factory tires off, and replaced them with new whitewalls, and that's about it. Last year I had to replace the front disk brake shoes, and sure enough, the ones on the car still had the Motorcraft logo on the back. 
    In the meantime I saw a bunch of Galaxies of the same vintage and in the same condition to get "full restorations". 
    Today they are worth about half than what mine would bring if I decided to sell. Of course mine is not that shiny, has a little ding here and there, but its all factory original. Even the factory stereo is still there and works like new playing cassette tapes. Most kids today don't even know what a cassette tape is... That makes me to feel so old.
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Oldie but goodie. '48 Ford Sedan Coupe SD   

    Thanks gentlemen. 
    When I have the Revell built, I'll make a comparo between them. 
  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Polar Lights 65 Dodge Coronet 500   

    It really looks great. Like it was already said, some foil would make the car to look awesome.
    I really don't see all that need to wiring the engine. Is not like it's going to run or anything I only do it in special cases, when I'm in the mood to do so.
    If the body was prepainted I imagine it would be hard to get the exact same color, to do a primer and overspray underbody. One of the reasons I'm not into prepainted models. Half the fun goes away. Only have one, a AMT '58 Edsel. That one came all prepainted. Not only the body. If you want something that you can put together in an afternoon, just to relax, I recommend that Edsel. 
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Oldie but goodie. '48 Ford Sedan Coupe SD   

    The car done:
    Not as accurate as the Revell new tool, but a cool looking replica never the less.
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
     
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    Oldie but goodie. '48 Ford Sedan Coupe SD
    Ok, so Revell/Monogram finally heard my prayers and released a '48 Ford kit, that ACTUALLY CAN BE BUILT STOCK!!!!
    Bough two, and loved the kit. It has the same great detail level as their '40 Ford Standard kit, and I'm sure It will be a joy to build. 
    I won't be building one this year, as I have more three projects to do: A Monogram 1/12 scale Bel Air for my cousin, a '48 Ford pickup for me, and if all goes OK, I would really love to build a new diorama to take my pictures on. It will be a old Ford dealer.
    So, as I'm really happy about this new '48 Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe from Revelogram, i'm reposting this old beast!!
    A 1948 Ford Sedan Coupe Super deluxe, all factory stock, I built last year from the Testors issue of the anciente IMC kit. For it's age, it produces a very cool model. 
    This time I'm posting the WIP pictures along, as I hadn't posted them the first time around.
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe W.I.P. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe WIP by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe WIP by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1948 Ford Super Deluxe WIP. by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
     
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  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1924 Fiat Mefistofele   

    Come on Harry, stop posting this kind of car. You are making me really want to build one. And I have the 1/12 Bentley...
    Never touched it as I just don't have the skill to add the needed detail. Probably will ruin the entire thing if attempt to build, and it cost a pretty penny.
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Frog/AMT 1968 Corvette, vintage kit   

    I really loved this one. The color is great. The wire wheels also look quite nice. 
  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Fireball Roberts '57 Ford   

    Looks like a veteran built model. I would never say it's your second attempt. Great car choice by the way.