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Snake45

'69 Olds 4-4-2

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Here's the AMT (originally labelled as MPC) '69 4-4-2 I built shortly after it came out in the '90s. It was built to strict IPMS out of the box rules.  I remember it being a fun and completely troublefree build except for two paint issues. One, took me a while to find a good engine paint. Ended up using Poly S Copper, the closest thing I could find to Olds Engine Gold. Second, I tried to direct polish the Model Master Burgundy paint (no clearcoat), thinned with lacquer thinner and airbrushed. It came out very smooth but very blotchy, with the color all over the place. So I laid a couple more coats of paint on it, and then a couple coats of Model Master Clear Top Coat Enamel, and polished that, and it all came out fine. 

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Here's something you don't often see from me, an engine pic. 

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And here it is with my new Welly '68 4-4-2 diecast (with added Snake-Fu).  As always, comments welcome. 

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Wow, they both look good! I now see what you mean't in the other post about the wheels on the Welly. They look like 13' rims with truck tires. The rest looks pretty good. Nice work!

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Nice!!

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Very nice. How did you detail the wheels?

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Looks great!

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Looking good!!

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Very nice work! Love that red interior!

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Very nice,also the 68 ;)

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On 10/31/2018 at 11:12 PM, THarrison351 said:

Wow, they both look good! I now see what you mean't in the other post about the wheels on the Welly. They look like 13' rims with truck tires. The rest looks pretty good. Nice work!

That's exactly what I thought the '68 wheels looked like, too!B)

 

On 11/1/2018 at 5:12 AM, Classicgas said:

Very nice. How did you detail the wheels?

The centers are either Pactra Steel (still available in those days) or some Model Master military gray--I forget. I just detailed the center emblems with a very small brush--my eyes must have been better in those days. :(

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17 minutes ago, Classicgas said:

They look great.

Thanks! B)

No one noticed that I hollowed out the door handles? (Perfectly legal within IPMS OOB rules.) 

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29 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Thanks! B)

No one noticed that I hollowed out the door handles? (Perfectly legal within IPMS OOB rules.) 

Didn't see that but did notice the great foil work on the fenders and window trim.  Nice job!

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Sharp looking build Snake.

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2 hours ago, bbowser said:

Didn't see that but did notice the great foil work on the fenders and window trim.  Nice job!

X2.

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Nice work painting the wheels also!... 😉👍

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18 hours ago, bbowser said:

Didn't see that but did notice the great foil work on the fenders and window trim.  Nice job!

Thanks again, but it's not foil, just good old Testor Chrome Silver, applied with a brush--pure Old School. And it's actually dry! :blink:

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