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 T.V./Movie Cars (show em')   

    Not an exact replica, as I wanted the model to be the most stock possible, but inspired by a movie.
    1936 Ford V8 Roadster by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    This girl needs no introduction:
    Christine by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    The very first '53 Chevy I built! Still alive!
    I only know it was vacation from school time, so, it was any time from  December '91 to February '92. 
    I was 14 years old, and always spent all my money on model cars and paint. I had just found out I could actually spray paint a model car (I was afraid the spray paint would "eat" the plastic), and had successfully painted a '64 Impala. That Impala was also my first foil job, and I was using household aluminum foil and white glue. It was a real pain to foil like that. Like every 14 year old I didn't have much money, so, sometimes I had to buy kits for cheap, like the ones with tags on the box. Tags like: "Missing glass", or "missing stock wheels". 
    The Monogram '53 Bel Air was just like that. it was a cheapo kit, as the guy at the hobby shop I got it from had already used the stock wheels and the kit's tires on a project of his own (actually a scratchbuilt trailer for his own '53 chevy build) and had the rest of the kit for sale with one of that tags...
    Well, I got it, and on my way home I got a very 50's - ish color of Colorgim household spray paint. It was a light green I really liked. 
    I had to use the custom wheels on the build, and like it was a 1:24 scale kit, I had to get creative on the tires. I had to use a set of tires from a Monogram '29 Ford RPU kit (that one with the "Early Genuine Iron" decals), that I wanted to convert to stock, and ended converting into a all Ford model a few years latter, using whitewall tires, T-Bird hubcaps, and a Flathead V8. 
    So, custom wheels, some big tires on the rear and small tires on front, the car ended a so so hot rod. I used the three carburetor option to suit the wheels and tires, and chrome plated the stock valve cover with my new and exciting magic foil. 
    The model survived well until now. It just had one accident when I dropped it from the shelf, and all parts flew away... Other than a cracked rear glass, and a little piece missing from the rear fender, it was in one piece again in no time.
    The paint kind of changed color a little, what can be seen comparing the underhood area with the front fenders.
    This Chevy was my second foil job, and I didn't know how to foil the vents, so those are painted silver. The chrome survived pretty well, since I had just being told it was a good idea to clear coat the chrome parts. I forgot the front bumper, and ended having to foil it a few years after the car was done. The foil on the bumper is a little dull already, but the clear coated chrome is still great!!!! I always clear coat the chrome parts, and recommend doing it to everybody. 
    Anyway, here she is, a 24 year old build. 
    Now i'm after my '64 Impala. I posted it here some time ago, but the pictures were really bad.
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Note the piece missing from the rear fender, just by the bumper:
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevy bel Air "Hot Rod" by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
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  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1936 Ford   

    Wow, that looks good for a non stock Ford!!
    The whitewalls plus the chrome wheels make a great combo. 
    A little black wash on the grille would make it even better tough.
    i'm on the fence on the body color running boards, but I guess they do well with the overall custom luck of the car. 
    I'm planning on using those steel wheels on a build of a '56 Ford... Lavender, white interior, supercharger 312 from the '57 AMT kit (just to keep it all AMT).
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    Yep, quite OK
    Spacibo Tovarish!
    Thanks Harry!!! 
  5. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    Thanks!! Not really a big deal with Tamiya spray paint. 
    On the Build by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    On the Build by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    Also, I never use primer with Tamiya spray paint. Only if it's metallic, and the plastic is not white.
  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    Oh God...
    When you have seven cats, cats hair is on places you couldn't even imagine!! Not to mention I don't even bother buying new sofas... 
    I have a collection of those adhesive little rolls to remove cats hair from the clothes before going out!!
     
  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    I'll add nothing to that...
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    Thanks guys!! Very appreciated.
    Usually I don't have any issues  with Tamiya spray paint, it just comes out pretty shiny, and dried that way. If it's cold tough, let's say below 20 degrees Celsius, it tends to form a slight fogging, so I paint on a heated room when it's cold.
    I usually polish Tamiya paint only to remove a eventual dust spec, or little defect. Otherwise, it's not needed. On this Chevy I had to polish the trunk, as a cats hair got it's way into it and left a spot on the still wet paint. The rest of the model wasn't polished, I only waxed it to protect the paint, as I always do.
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.
    More than 20 years sgo, I built a Monogram 1953 Chevy Bel Air. It was my second attempt at rattle can painting, and foiling. The car turned out ok for the time, and I remember using the custom wheels on it, as the kit was incomplete when I got it from another builder. Really have to look for that model. It's inside a box in mu stash, somewhere...
    On present day, I decided to build the kit again. I needed something to do during the carnaval holiday, as I'm not a fan of the thing, and what better than building a simple, kit?
    Started on Saturday painting the body, and I did it the way it shouldn't be done, I painted the dark color first... I did that because I know that Tamiya TS-14 black dries faster than Tamiya TS-26 Racing White, and I wanted the thing done by today...
    Well, the painting went OK, I guess, and while the black was drying I built the engine and interior, all with Tamiya acrylics.
    As soon as the black would survive being taped, I painted the roof Racing White. By yesterday It was dry enough to foil. I assembled the entire thing today, and just took some pictures. It's far from being my best job, but I for sure had fun during the carnaval.
    Even had time to add some spark plug wires to the "Blue Flame" six. Also added some whitewall tires from my parts box. Really dislike the radials Monogram sends with this kit, and well, dislike radials in general.
    Due to the rush, I even painted the Chevy emblem on the hood with the colors inverted... let's pretend its not messed up OK??
    Hope you guys like my four day Chevy adventure.
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
    1953 Chevrolet Bel Air by Túlio Lazzaroni, on Flickr
     
     
     
     
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  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic AMT 56 Ford Victoria - 26 year old build   

    Thank you Dave!! And also thank you for your work, you have no idea how the box top builds were important to me.
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic AMT 56 Ford Victoria - 26 year old build   

    Sorry about the mess up Dave. 
    You guys both did great, and have being priceless inspiration for me over the years.
    The black and red car impressed me a lot as I was afraid of trying a black paint job. That car gave me the will to give it a try. 
    I built a green car to "copy" that box art the first time I got that kit (and it was a very poor job at it...). I have to get around to restore that model, as she got badly damaged when I moved (the box she was in got crushed and the front of the roof had a close encounter with the steering wheel and dash). I think I can fix her just making new pillars up front, and covering the fix with new foil, but every time I look at the wreck... Well you know what I mean. 
    By the way, do you know who built the Raven Black  and Inca Gold Fairlane on the box top of newer reissues of that kit? That is one of my favorite color combos for 1957. Just behind Inca Gold and Colonial.   
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic '56 Ford custom   

    As soon as I saw that front end on the new release box, I thought right away I would use the center piece of the '53 Chevy Bel Air on the middle of that. I would make it longer by combining two pieces. It could even be converted to accept an additional headlight at each end.
  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1/18 Collection pictures   

    Ford guy ere, but that four door Chevy was killer. A LOT better looking than the two door versions, posted or hardtops.
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.   

    Thanks!
    No, the doors were very straight forward to build. No problems there, what is kind of what I expected based on the many AMT '57 Fords I built and the couple of '58 Impalas. 
    I wouldn't do a glass top, as I don't really like the looks the chrome crown gives the Crown Victoria Starliner.
  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic ´55 Chevy   

    Very cool. 
    Loved the red.