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1 hour ago, moparfarmer said:

Steve, don't lose your mojo..Its tough to get back..Hope all is good in Hawley Mn..

 

Thanks Wayne.

Don’t worry, I have plenty of mojo.

Just not enough time! 😊

 

 

 

Steve

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Steve, every one of your WIP threads is a multi-faceted "how-to" on improving models. Though I may not post often, I always enjoy following along and almost always learn something new.

Certainly I've said it before, but thanks for taking the time to document and post these builds. I know from my own experience that remembering to stop and take photos then edit and caption them can often take as much time as the actual benchwork itself. So, thanks... again.

David G.

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2 hours ago, slusher said:

Steve, I may have missed it, how did you make the seat buttons?

 

1 hour ago, absmiami said:

The seat buttons appear

to me to be short lengths of .015. By .040 Evergreen strip  - how’my doin, Mr G ?  

That’s pretty much it. 😊

 

 

 

Steve

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I couldn't tell you how many times that I've had to fit and re-fit, mock-up and mock-up again, but I think I've about got the interior, body and chassis symbiosis figured out.

 

It's actually kind of a fun challenge getting all of these mixed, matched and modified parts to come together and look like they belong together.

The easier everything falls into place, the closer you know that you are. ^_^

 

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Thanks guys!

I appreciate it.

 

I found a couple more details that I felt needed to be added to the door panels.

 

The molded in ash trays just looked as if they were going to be too faint to deal with, so I fashioned new ones from a piece of plastic sheet.

Then, I decided to add the "interior lights" on the rear arm rests.

 

This was done by simply gluing a small square of plastic in position to replicate the lens, and then surrounding it with thin pieces of stretched sprue for the trim.

 

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Beautiful work Steve!

I’ve always maintained that the devil is in the details and there’s lots of awesome details displayed here. I love the little finger pull on the ashtray lid. In those days every passenger had an ashtray. Today, thankfully, new cars don’t come with ‘em anymore. If you want to seriously destroy your vehicle’s resale value just smoke in it!

Cheers,    
Wolf

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Thanks fellas.

 

Still doing some refining.

I think I have the door panels and top boot dialed in.

 

Decided that I wasn't happy with the seat buttons in the rear seat, so I decided to re-do them.

I'll make a definitive decision on the front seats after I see how the rear seat comes out.

 

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Steve

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Nice work as usual but nicer to see how a light grey primer makes everything look perfect..Dupicolor grey or Perfect Match grey primer..Both pretty much same..Nice work Steve....

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