Golden T Streetrod 1/8

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On februari 4th, there is going to be a local 24hour build. I thought it would be nice for a change to do something like that and I wanted to complete a project within those 24 hours. I decided failry quick not to do a 1/24 scale model, it might be a bit too simple and I don't want to get bored. So, decided it was going to be a bigger scale, 1/16 was not that special either and I am still working on one, 1/12 is too expensive for a quickie and when I was reading through an old catalogue from Monogram, I knew it; It was going to be the Golden T. I had one laying around, it has a low parts count and it shows a lot of detail, perfect.

Ofcourse you can't build a decent 1/8 model within 24 hours, so I am going to take a different approach; I am taking a head start and prepare and paint all the parts. So at the build I can focus on building and detailling.

I will not build with utmost detail, stay close to boxstandard, but I will take the chance to also add a few personal touches and stretch my limits.

Pictures;

boxart:

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I didn't like the wheels, I have seen worse wirewheels, but these were not the best. So, taking a huge leap; I decided to make my own. I've never done something similar and the only knowledge I had was somebody who made his own wirewheels with fishing-wire.

I was going to use metal-wire, so I just tought and started preparing, making tools. Hoping I would succeed

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This is going to be the new axle

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I will re-use the inner-hub, just needs cleaning up

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And looks like this:

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The outerside hub was useless, so I made a new one

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And assembled together; this is going to be the new axle

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Meanwhile, I dumped all the golden parts in a plastic container and let them drown in oven-cleaner.

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also Started on the body

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After 3! hours of wiring and 40 spokes left, I had a new wheel

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And putting it in a tire, it looks like this. I don't think it looks too bad for a first attempt, but there are things that needs to be improved.

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Great idea on the wheels!!

Looks good to me!!!

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Of course you can't build a decent 1/8 model within 24 hours, so I am going to take a different approach; I am taking a head start and prepare and paint all the parts. So at the build I can focus on building and detailling.

But doesn't that go against the whole point of a "24 hour build?" :angry:

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naaah, Prep work is Important. :D

For some people, 24hrs means 24 days. :(

For me, it could mean 24 months or 24yrs ;)

I have some projects That old.............

Hot Dang tho!! That wheel Look Great. :)

Good to see some builds from ya..

BTW: Just in time for my B-day. ;):D

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Hehe thanks guys.

I am not dissatisfied with the wheels, for a first time making my own wirewheels, I think I didn't do all that bad.

@Harry; No, I don't think I do. There are no rules for the 24 hour build, other than we will build together for 24 hours. So what one do with the 24 hours is up to them. I choose to build a complete model within the 24 hours and I am mostlikely to be the only car-builder. And to be interesting to visitors and viewers, I want to build and detail. For viewers the most interesting parts of modelling.

Sanding, sanding and sanding is just boring to watch haha.

@Rodney, you're right, I remember that. Aren't you on the 4th celebrating?

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Small update, most work is quite boring, sanding, sanding and sanding. But things are progressing and I think it is fair to say I can finish up before the 4th, I would've never tought I could build a bigscale in just a few weeks time.

These are all the parts that were goldplated, looks a lot better this way

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I laid them on my cleaned out desk and you can see there were a lot of parts plated.

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One last comparisation with the old and the new wheel

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I glued the firewall to the tub and will smoothen the seem, I also will sand off the bulge on the top part of the tub

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The frame will be completely boxed

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And I started to detail the carburetor, I think it is one of the better looking ones I've seen in 1/8 scale

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Working on the tub

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And made a mock-up, just to see the whole picture of the car, so I can let my creative part work on colors and paintjob

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Hehe thanks guys.

@Rodney, you're right, I remember that. Aren't you on the 4th celebrating?

O Yes, I'll be Celebrating really good at a down town club for my Annual B-day and trying

to stimulate the Economy at the same time. :D

That much Gold chrome never does look that good.

Gonna Alclad all of it?

Carb still looks like a Blob, can't wait to see the added Details.

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hehe, you go DOWN DOWN? what kind of prahse is this you talking about? :)

No, definately not going to Alclad all of it, only a couple of things, most will be color-coded. And the carb; it does not look good now, but in essence, it has some nice molded in detail.

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Time for the first setback, I have not used spraycans for a very good reason; they are difficult to stick to the plastic. No matter what, there is a fragile line between good or bad.

I swore off the spraycans long time ago, and went onto the airbrush to much satisfaction.

Because of the size, I went for spraycans again. I had them laying around and I thought; why not.

I know now why not, I am not going to explain everything, but let the pictures do the talking

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Yesterday and today I worked hard on getting the car back in primer and giving it's color. I think it turned out pretty well after the first disaster. I chose this time to go for the airbrush and when I looked through my colors, this color appeared to me rather well.

I shot the car in primer and then in Green pearl, but since you all know me; I can't do standard paintjobs. I had an idea, I wanted to do the puzzlepieces again, since I thought they were a nice alternative to the often used checkerboard. But instead of using hard colors, like I did before, I wanted to ghost and make it very subtle, so that you had to look twice to see it. Next to that, I also wanted to do some mild ghost-flames.

After I did the puzzlepieces, I started making the flames and used flat white paint for that, After I was satisfied, I got the green paint back and since it is semi-opaque, I shot a few layers till it basically disappeared. And I was happy with the result.

I used the same style for the front radiator, that I painted in the evening

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Too bad the first bad job went south on ya, it did look perty interesting.

But the Repaint is looking really good.

Nice ghosting affects.

I don't know tho, Ghost flames and puzzle.

Very Interesting combo.

Yup, ya caught me on a Type O.. Maybe :lol::lol:

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I think the second effort looks better anyway.

Did you use a primer, because the only time I've had spraycans do that to me was when I hadn't prepped the body properly and had no primer?

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I really like those effects! Nice job.

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Thanks guys. The ghostflames and puzzlepieces have not been seen before and therefore questionable where they fit together, I think they can. Both are ghosted and the puzzlepieces is a nice break from the checkerboard. I think when the clearcoat comes on, it will have a nice effect to it.

As you could see and read in the previous posts, the car had been primer before the accident, so that was not the problem.

I've been working hard in the weekend in between my scheduled responsibilities to get all the panelwork in color, I had to do the frame and the bed with latch.

For the frame I had the idea to implement the project name; Granny T. When I was spraying the car, it had the same color and sheen as the Granny Smith apples, therefore Granny T was quickly born haha.

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This again is fabulous! I really dig it!

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thats looking real nice and i dig those ghost flames. one thing i really hate about these models are the coach lamps...i suspect you are ditching them because you seem to have cut off the hangers on the cowl. good on ya. for rear lights on a big tub i built i found some red plastic jewels and made some hangers for them...looked pretty good in my estimation, much better than the coach lamps.

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Thanks guys,

Yes, I omited the lanterns, I had no idea why I would want to use them, since they don't look all that good anyway. What I am going to do with the rear light is still unknown, I do like your idea, maybe I will put that in work. But only on one side and not hanging.

I think this will be the last update, most of the parts are now in color and each part is being single bagged.

I also improved the radiator, it looked quite simple and I made a shroud and used some mesh for it.

I started with adding some styreen to the both radiator plates, so it would add strength

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Then on the top

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I removed the radiatormesh part one side at a time, to keep the measurements correct.

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I used styrene strips for strength and length

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Both sides have been cut off

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In the meanwhile I worked on the rocker-cover

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By spraying them in gun-metal, added BMF and filled the slots with red.

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Some perseverence needed for glueing the mesh to the radiator

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Testfit in the shroud

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Backside

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And done

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The wheels got some paint to match the front wheels

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All the parts so far

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And the interior tub

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Pick up bed is colormatched as well.

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The painted Wheels look Very Sharp

A lot of work for the Radiator and it looks good.

Sharp looking Valve covers.

paint is looking Very nice.

Are you going to use Flocking for carpet or just paint?

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Yes, I will use flocking, it does something extra to the model instead of just using glue.

Well... goodbye, I am off to the 24hr build and probably have the endresult tomorrow.

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I haven't been able to make the final photo's, but I do have some of the last in progress pictures.

The shocks were little convincing, so I decided to make my own

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I made a little device, to help me make consistent shocks

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They fit snug, so every shock will have the same size.

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The wheels after a last brainwave, I decided to give the wheels a redline trim

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I think they look so much better with it.

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One finished shock and one of the old ones compared

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I start with the toppart of the shock in the mold

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Then I glue the lower tube to the lower part of the shock

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Put the coils around it

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And shuf the uppertube in it, without glueing.

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