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Lovefordgalaxie

1957 Thunderbird.

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Started building this baby last week.

Did some bodywork on it, and deepened all the molded panel lines. 

Painted it Inca Gold. 

Now I'm gonna start de chroming de engine, and separating the rest of the parts from the flash. 

 

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Here is the body just painted:

 

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Dang that's purty! Love it!

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Another great Ford in the making.

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Had the body rubbed, and the scripts revealed from under the paint. Will wait a few more days to actually shine it with wax. 

Started working on some interior detail. There was a sink mark on the dash, and the door panel was molded "fused" to the dash, without a clear separation line between them, Fixing that. 

The engine is on brake fluid to decrome. 

More to come!!

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So you paint the scripts first? Then paint the car the color you want and then rub the colored paint off? 

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3 hours ago, Dave Darby said:

Looking good Tulio!

Thanks Dave!!

1 hour ago, ewetwo said:

So you paint the scripts first? Then paint the car the color you want and then rub the colored paint off? 

Kind of. I foil the scripts before painting the body. Then I rub the paint off. 

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1 hour ago, Lovefordgalaxie said:

Thanks Dave!!

Kind of. I foil the scripts before painting the body. Then I rub the paint off. 

I just learned something today, thank you.

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Very nice work. It's amazing how a bit of added panel scribing adds to the realism of a build. 

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Great job on those panel lines, especially the trunk and tail light bezels.

Looking great.

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I have always thought a nice build could be made from that kit. I have one of those that has been in my collection for 30 years untouched. Your build is an inspiration for me to do mine in the near future.

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Absolutely beautiful so far Tulio. She's gonna be a knockout.:wub:B)

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I am liking your build a lot.  I had the Craftsman and the Styline kits,that I converted to racers now wish I had a still had them.

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I love that paint job and the little fixes really add to it, nice bird!

 

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17 hours ago, Italianhorses said:

Beautiful paintjob!

Totally agree, and you did a great job on the panel lines too!

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Thanks for the comments guys!!

Did some more (slow) progress on the 'Bird.

Painted the interior tub the basic colors.

Painted the engine.

painted the chassis in Ford primer, starting detail paint soon. 

 

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Incredible to see that added bit of attention given to this old kit. I'm quite excited to see just how this turns out.

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the T-Bird is looking fantastic i love the yellow and the black and white interior

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More detail done.

Finished with the airbrush on this baby. Now it's just a case of brush painting the details, and foiling. 

Will make some foil for the body, and also some brushed foil for the dash, to recreate some of the looks of the engine turned inserts.

 

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