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No pix, but the last couple days I have been applying Molotow to some scratch built blade bumpers, brush painting a Model A body with Testors gunmetal- a very dark slate blue- and painting out the numbers on a license plate to add new characters.

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Got the Cali Drag Set trailer together and in primer. Plan is to weather it a bit, like a well used trailer. Not beat up, just used.

Also started detailing the interior of a 70 and a half Baldwin Motion Camaro. And played with some Pontiac rims from the AMT 69 Trans Am kit.

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14 hours ago, ksnow said:

Got the Cali Drag Set trailer together and in primer. Plan is to weather it a bit, like a well used trailer. Not beat up, just used.

Also started detailing the interior of a 70 and a half Baldwin Motion Camaro. And played with some Pontiac rims from the AMT 69 Trans Am kit.

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Where did you get the trailer?

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Had a big shipment of wheels to paint so I did the old put the masking tape on the Cereal box with spray adhesive.  This time I went with an aluminum look finish to knock the shine down a little.20220428_194034.thumb.jpg.5810baf0c5f2bb8c7daddbfc4dab375c.jpg20220428_194044.thumb.jpg.bde26ae0348c60d7eced0c27097e8c07.jpg20220428_194257.thumb.jpg.c0b2856b9cd2e3400fa11ac8aba9f5cd.jpg

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Got another trailer roughed together. This one is from the AMT 63 Chevy II wagon kit.

Also working on modifying the custom wheels from the Revell 65 stepside Chevy truck to fit the Chevy II wagon. Should look low. This is my first attempt at anything other than OOB. 

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Printed an Offie designed by @Oldmopars- he did an AMAZING job on it. I love these engines!

Didn’t nail the settings for printing these yet, but it’s close - I’m excited to put it in something!

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Been pecking away at this 49 Merc while waiting for things to dry on my 67 Impala. Used a custom grill from the 53 Ford for the headlight buckets. Shaved  the thickness of the eyebrows to be more in scale. First pic is before the shave. Second is after.

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10 hours ago, CabDriver said:

What filler do you like @Brudda?

Hello CabDriver, I really like the evercoat putty. Great for models. I used a old bondo for this job. Evercoat putty is the best on models for me. I have been in the body repair business since 1969. Seen a lot of changes in this trade. The paints and fillers have come along way. They are much more expensive but work so much better. Evercoat putty does not shrink. Sands nice. I use a acid etch primer on the putty and car body. It bites into the filler and plastic or metal. This stuff is not cheap but works. I use automotive products on my builds. 

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7 hours ago, Brudda said:

Hello CabDriver, I really like the evercoat putty. Great for models. I used a old bondo for this job. Evercoat putty is the best on models for me. I have been in the body repair business since 1969. Seen a lot of changes in this trade. The paints and fillers have come along way. They are much more expensive but work so much better. Evercoat putty does not shrink. Sands nice. I use a acid etch primer on the putty and car body. It bites into the filler and plastic or metal. This stuff is not cheap but works. I use automotive products on my builds. 

Interesting!  I’d seen that you used automotive products (with great results)…thanks for the info!! 

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Got the paint polished at the Cutlass.

it’s ok but the black was not that smooth since the semi gloss black kind of messed up so it’s not perfectly flat but good enough.

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6 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

That looks really good......... I like the color and the finish looks nice!

Thanks m8! I also glued the glass in so if I get an hour or so to morrow I guess it will get done 🙂 I just had to do a super simple one, and a snap kit fitted that bil 😉

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Three builds underway...

Some decals on the 1/72 Gee Bee...

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Tamiya 1998 WRC Subaru Impreza, Body on ready for decals...

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Decisions, decisions, looking at what wheels to put on the new Surfite 2..

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Yes it might be Centrelines, as with my lowered Meyers Manx.

Update..

The Gee Bee has only one extra decal on each side, the other decals are damaged and the red paint is too dark to add any further.

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The Subaru decals are coming along. I had to use a hole punch on the roof decals to open up holes over aerial posts. I just need to add wipers, aerials, paint side indicators and build and mount front auxiliary lamps. My gold paint in a tin is old so I used sunshine yellow on the wheels.

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Working on some taillights. I've been looking for a set of these forever. Guess I have to make them. I have a JF resin chopped 49 Ford that I'd like to build with these taillights.

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12.05.22 Update, decals on some covered with clear gloss as they dried out super fast and started to fall off. Found a match to light my tea light, used flame to stretch some clear sprue to make three aerials. I added door mirrors and wipers, will paint front side indictors tomorrow.

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