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1st gen Bronco Leadsled Kustom?


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Nice work on the seats

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Any updates available?

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Any updates available?

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Hey guys!   I do have an update!     Sometimes when I'm struggling to get over the hump and get motivated on a model, I need to paint something to get back in the groove.  Since I was excited about the seats, and they are basically stand alone pieces, I chose to go ahead and finish them up. 

  First thing was to finish up the seat tracks.

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I painted the panels in two tones, and added the kit upholstery decals to the inserts.  ( i went back in and patched the tip back onto the door panels, the back seat decal I used was just a tiny bit short for the door panel insert.)

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Then I alclad chromed the frames:

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Last up was to add the grommets into the leather seats....  im going to try and get the parts married and laced up tonight with .0075 wire... Wish me luck, Im a little scared on this one!

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Unique for sure ... and good looking!

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Love those seats.

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thanks guys!  So last night i tried my hand at the stitching. 

First up was the .0075 Detail Master Detail Wire... although it worked... it was sort of big and clunky.  Didn't look quite where I wanted.

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So then i remembered i had some .0050 rigging wire that the aircraft guys use.... this seems better and more like what I imagined... The only issue was my first try I used to short of a piece of wire!  so i had to strip it and I plan on re-doing it tonight.   Its time consuming but hopefully will pay off.

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Nice looking seats. Are you going to do one more pass with the wire, so wiring would look symmetrical?

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Nice looking seats. Are you going to do one more pass with the wire, so wiring would look symmetrical?

Thank you!  yeah that was bothering me too... and I did try doubling up the stitch.. but then it got really messy around the outside. When i finished it them up last night, i decided to double up the corners and then pull the cross stitches perpendicular to the frame, instead of at the angle... still not prefect, but I'm happy with them.. 

Now back to the rest of the model,I kinda got derailed, trying to prove to myself I could make these seats.. haha.

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You nailed it on the seats. The white was wrong and the first try with the black didn't look right. This version definitely has the right look.

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You nailed it by doubleing up on he corner laceings .Looks much more balanced this way.I'm looking forward to seeing this at he NNL Naionals in October!

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Those  seats are way cool !

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