Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
Snake45

What Did You Accomplish Today? (Model Car Work)

Recommended Posts

Got the new paint polished out on glue-bomb '70 Challenger I'm rehabbing. With some luck I might have the thing back together by the end of the week. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been messing for a few days with a trick to get a realistic aged, cracked paint finish - think I got it to work today!

71A46F6C-EE42-4CEA-A42F-78D5BC0450F8.thumb.jpeg.4f3dc1c9c05942829fcccefefa76750e.jpeg

Took a few experiments but I’m pleased with that super-fine crackle type pattern 😍

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got most of the interior (it involved wood-graining) finished on an AMT '70 Challenger glue bomb I'm reworking, and got all the chassis and engine reassembled except for the rear axle. Yesterday I finished polishing the new paint. This is more work than one of my typical "rescues" usually requires, but not a complete rebuild (the kit's not at all rare so not worth that level of time/effort) , so I need a new term for this level of work. Maybe "rehab" would fit. :unsure: Yeah, rehab--I kinda like that! B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just some decals on a Cartoon Nascar build..

photo-th.jpg

photo1-th.jpg

photo-th.jpg

I shall just check the bottom of this one tomorrow and put some decal juice on there to smooth things out. Why don't the instructions tell us to put the chrome hood pins on 'after' the decals!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent a little time at the bench this weekend.. played a bit with the putty on the 57 Ford, still trying to blend in the roof and tailgate. 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am finally getting around to building a 59 Elcamino and the ones on my stash all seem to have the same problem.  Either no hood or the blower hole has been cut out. I looked around and found this 61 Impala hood and went hmmm...

So I have been working on that the last couple days.

20201117_111327.jpg

20201116_202048.jpg

20201117_111941.jpg

Edited by Sam I Am

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was able to mess up the paint on a Studebaker body I am using for a fuel coupe. My fault, I rushed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the BMF done on my GTX today. I brushed a light coat of Future over the foil afterwards to get it to stay put. Getting close to the finish line on this. Tomorrow is exhaust and install the glass and interior.

Later-

IMG_20201117_142516722.jpg

IMG_20201117_142525574.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While glue and putty dry for the night, I decided to try and create something out of this. 

20201117_173308.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

I am finally getting around to building a 59 Elcamino and the ones on my stash all seem to have the same problem.  Either no hood or the blower hole has been cut out. I looked around and found this 61 Impala hood and went hmmm...

So I have been working on that the last couple days.

20201117_111327.jpg

Very subtle but very attractive mod! I bet you'll have a lot of guys doing double-takes at that one when it's finished.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did a little in "the Room" tonight(model room name)..Detailed the grill and dash of the 66 Nova and painted valve covers orange to match the motor..Did the hubcaps and then thought of maybe gettint the 63 Impala closer to finish..(car has no rad,firewall,battery and not much under the hood)  thought a nice easy build but NOT..Nothing fit after testing fit lots..Finally decieded there will be no firewall as per kit and not much under the hood..Hood will open but stay closed on the shelf or showing..One thing I leared lots tonight was have Patience..NOTHING became airborn and I will go back tomorrow to keep at it..Stay safe out there and healthy and WEAR YOUR MASK..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, moparfarmer said:

Did a little in "the Room" tonight(model room name)..

My model room / den in my first house was called “The Dope Room”.  It was the second floor in a cape cod style house with two sloping walls. A previous owner’s teenager painted all the walls and ceiling black and it was evident there were black light posters etc there once. And shag carpet. The first time my wife saw this she said it looked like people did dope up there.  The name stuck.

Edited by Tom Geiger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finished putting foil on the ‘64 Impala. I glued the fender flares on the Jeepster and re-worked the tailgate for a better fit. I also started on a Revell ‘29 Model A. It looks like the A will go together real easy! Toughest part is deciding which way to build it and what colour to paint it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

My model room / den in my first house was called “The Dope Room”.  It was the second floor in a cape cod style house with two sloping walls. A previous owner’s teenager painted all the walls and ceiling black and it was evident there were black light posters etc there once. And shag carpet. The first time my wife saw this she said it looked like people did dope up there.  The name stuck.

Haha!  I've been trying think of what to call the room I've got set aside in the house for hobby stuff now.  'Workshop' sounds too industrial (it's actually a pretty nice comfortable space) and 'studio' sounds too artsy.  I've been calling it "my room", but then when I say I'm going up to my room it sounds like I've been bad and I've got to go write lines or something.  "Jim!  Go to your room, at once!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

Haha!  I've been trying think of what to call the room I've got set aside in the house for hobby stuff now.  

Skunkworks?  🤠

My current space is simply called my model room.. and storage in my basement is known as the model warehouse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Tom Geiger said:

Skunkworks?  🤠

My current space is simply called my model room.. and storage in my basement is known as the model warehouse.

The Rod Shop! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fighting with my '57 Chevy Gasser,  just keeps battling me......foil, photo etch, getting freakin' glue on paint. I'm about to pull what little hair I have out🤪😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have an idea for salvaging an old Blazer, and did not want the hole in the hood, so I grafted this on. 

20201119_181046.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Fighting with my '57 Chevy Gasser,  just keeps battling me......foil, photo etch, getting freakin' glue on paint. I'm about to pull what little hair I have out🤪😂

Mike don't give up, just remember this is a hobby not a job. Just slow down and take your time and it will all come to you. Hell I have been at this for over 60 years and I still make mistakes like that. Paint is my biggest problem, Heck sometimes I have to strip the paint and start over. Foiling takes time to learn with a few disappointments. I don,t use much photo etch but when I do I have to stop and think about it. Glue on paint, hell anybody that makes models has probley had that happen. 

As somebody on here once said ( Quote : every model is practice for the next one : Unquot

                                             Just remember you are not alone,we all make mistakes on every model we make.

                                                                                       Jeff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I put the final coats of clear on the '59 Dodge body for the Street Machine I've been working on seemingly "forever", and I put the finishing touches on detailing the resin interior from Modelhaus for it.  I'll let the clearcoat dry for a couple of days and then I can polish it out and then apply the yards of BMF to the body.  In the meantime I can finish up the chassis work and wheels......  This is gonna be killer...!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ramfins59 said:

I put the final coats of clear on the '59 Dodge..

You with a 59 Dodge? Go figger! 😀

I will be watching!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished up the '70 Challenger glue bomb I've been rescuing/rehabbing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Have an idea for salvaging an old Blazer, and did not want the hole in the hood, so I grafted this on. 

20201119_181046.jpg

Sam that looks good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is what I managed to get done today. Paint, decal and gauge bezel. Slow day.

Later-

IMG_20201120_103357856.jpg

IMG_20201120_145854737.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...