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Hey guys. The backdrop of the diorama is painstakingly slow, so I thought maybe a progress pic of the car.

Interior. Man I wish I had some of the skills you guys do. This turned out looking more "military" than I wanted. Not much is seen, though.

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And with her older sister from the first moonshine diorama I built.

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I like the theme and the '40 standard has the right dingy look to it. I wouldn't worry about the interior. Actually looks a lot like pictures of originals I have seen. Remember these were what was called "Mohair" materials used on the interiors. Never figured out what or where a "Mo" is or comes from. I do remember they would really itch if you weren't wearing a shirt. 

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I would suggest covering it with a flat clear of some sort, more to protect the weathering from getting smear'd around.   

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3 hours ago, espo said:

I would suggest covering it with a flat clear of some sort, more to protect the weathering from getting smear'd around.   

Would it cover up the patels colors? In other words, would it keep the subtle colors? I've never dulled over a weathering job. 

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On 7/23/2021 at 8:34 AM, SawgrassRaven said:

with her older sister from the first moonshine diorama I built.

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What kit is that for the older car (model t or model a, i dont know those really old ones)

 

anyway, this is really awesome

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On 7/23/2021 at 10:26 AM, espo said:

I like the theme and the '40 standard has the right dingy look to it. I wouldn't worry about the interior. Actually looks a lot like pictures of originals I have seen. Remember these were what was called "Mohair" materials used on the interiors. Never figured out what or where a "Mo" is or comes from. I do remember they would really itch if you weren't wearing a shirt. 

The term Mohair is a natural fabric made from Angora sheep's wool also referred to as "denim-like wool". It was often used for folding convertible tops prior to the invention of synthetic materials.

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1 hour ago, MrMiles said:
1 hour ago, MrMiles said:

 

 

What kit is that for the older car (model t or model a, i dont know those really old ones)

 

anyway, this is really awesome

 

I used the 1931 rat rod kit and took the wheels and tires from the Woody kit.

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3 minutes ago, SawgrassRaven said:

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I used the 1931 rat rod kit and took the wheels and tires from the Woody kit.

I'm old enough to remember when those were both in the same kit. 

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1 hour ago, SawgrassRaven said:

 

I used the 1931 rat rod kit and took the wheels and tires from the Woody kit.

thank you. you made it very nice, or filthy...  any it looks amazingly realistic. nice work

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18 hours ago, SawgrassRaven said:

Would it cover up the patels colors? In other words, would it keep the subtle colors? I've never dulled over a weathering job. 

Paul Pain makes a good point about the effects of spraying over your weathering effects. My thought was to protect the finish when being handled and even wrapped to protect the finish when going to shows. I think if you replicated your finish on the old picnic spoons and then tried a little flat clear and see for yourself how it would effect the finish before you take a chance of doing anything with the model it's self. 

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16 hours ago, misterNNL said:

The term Mohair is a natural fabric made from Angora sheep's wool also referred to as "denim-like wool". It was often used for folding convertible tops prior to the invention of synthetic materials.

Thankyou for the information. I just remember as a young child some of our old family cars and how hot and itchy the seats would be in the summer.  

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Progress made! :)  Made a clothesline pole, corn sacks, water trough, scratchbuilt a water pump and well cap. Wiring is all tucked away. Still not decided on the final top soil color.

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I had a tire issue I had to fix.

The tire has a plastic whitewall insert in it. This kit didn't allow for the tires to be turned around, so these inserts had to be used to make the sidewall. As the base dirt dried, it pulled the right side in a bit, separating the insert with the tire. It was an error I could not live with (thanks, OCD!) as it left a horrible seam on the side. Repaired! Kinda proud of myself. Still have to weather it, though.
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