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3 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

I still will have dual windshields, just up front, cut down to fit on the bumps ahead of the dash.

Interesting. I think when I build my own "Fireball custom," I'll try to find some sort of windshield about the right width ('69 Camaro? I've bought several just for parts), and cut/carve a mounting slot of some sort. 

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Got a couple coats of silver on it! Pleased with my bodywork, no real issues!

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Going for a two tone.. for those who think Tamiya tape is too expensive, here’s an illustration.. use it for your critical edge and then use cheap painters blue for general masking

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4 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Nice work Tom!  Looking good!

Thanks Jim... and here’s the two tone I did today!  Duplicolor paint, over their gray primer.

 

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14 hours ago, Tom Geiger said:

Thanks Jim... and here’s the two tone I did today!  Duplicolor paint, over their gray primer.

 

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Gorgeous!   Looks like all it needs are wings.

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That fogging on the paint is looking great Tom!

I spent some.time.today doing a bit (very small amount) of BMF on the 57 Chevy. I also airbrushed some Molotow chrome on some parts for my custom chopper.  I sprayed a final coat of clear on my Nova Sedan and sprayed a coat of Tamiya Smoke on the chrome for it.

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Got the white plastic body of the '65 Ford glue bomb I'm working on polished out. Now I just need to paint it white on the inside after the washout water dries. Got the interior basic color painted yesterday. Finished the chassis and wheel/tire rework last week, so I should be able to wrap this one up this week. 

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Made some progress with the hood fitment. Had to cut out the original center section to be able to fit the hood. Did also try a new grill/bumper to se if the fitment is better..  will be needing some filling.

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On 4/19/2021 at 3:57 PM, W-409 said:

Today I got the modification from Hardtop to Sedan done on this '55 Chevy. Next up...More body modifications.

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Very interesting - looking forward to see more of this!

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AMT Tee Vee Buggy. a few things left to do, windscreen, number plate, rear lights etc.

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I took out the woody decal and replaced it with wood strips.

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For my '55 Chevy "Hot Rod" build, my second ever attempt at headers.  2mm rosin, no collectors yet. I guess they came out OK, not too sure about the design tho.

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Clear coated a bunch of stuff today - not my smoothest ever clear coat but it’ll buff out nicely I’m sure 

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Shot a bunch of bits, in fact!

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Oh, and sharpened my pencil ✏️ 

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3 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Clear coated a bunch of stuff today - not my smoothest ever clear coat but it’ll buff out nicely I’m sure 

 

Shot a bunch of bits, in fact!

 

Oh, and sharpened my pencil ✏️ 

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That's a pretty expensive pencil sharpener you have there! 🤣

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Busy weekend aside from model cars.. did take some time out to create some decals for the Valiant Speedster.  Printed and clear coated. Probably put them onto the body tomorrow.

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Did some paint/Gloss testing today on some spoons as I'm trying to find something what works for me and I can repeat.  I used Anita's Glossy acrylic red paint and for the Gloss finish I tried Pledge Revive it, Tamiya Clear, and Rust-Olem Gloss.  I think the Rust-Oleum came out on top.  We'll see what it looks like tomorrow after it's cured for 24 hrs.  Since the Rust-Oleum is an enamel it can still be wet sanded which is something else I need to do some testing on.     

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