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Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **New update,15/1/18**

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I'm forever awestruck by how crisp and clean your work is, Shawn. Very inspiring!

Thanks for noticing John. I make a conscious effort to keep things clean and crisp as I go along as there is nothing worse than having a whole bunch of parts that need cleaning up all at once. It makes life a whole lot easier that's for sure.

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Truly outstanding work and, as John says, wonderfully crisp and clean all the way.

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I've officially quit building models....lol, you're work my friend is truly ...well idk if there's a word that truly depicts how talented you are

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Wow.... what rock have I been under to not see this in 2 years??? Amazing work!!

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I thought i was doing well building a box kit slightly differently! Definitely following this one.

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I continue to watch, (even though I don't comment much), and enjoy not only your process, but your (exceptional) results.

I fully appreciate your willing to rework things to your satisfaction.

Incredible work, very impressive on multiple levels.

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Hi guys, here's a re-post of my last update after the loss of the previous one.

I wanted to get some painting done during a time of perfect painting conditions but I still needed to do some work on how the windows fit to the body so I decided to clean off one of the interior sets and do the whole interior for the curbside version.

Here is what I am aiming for. The pics aren't of the actual car I am modelling but a similar one. The colour in the pics is a little washed out so I went by memory of the 1:1.

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I am using Vallejo paints for the first time. I bought several shades of brown/tan/beige and mixed up 3 shades of tan/beige for the interior.

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The tub was painted and flocked and the speakers, floor mat and pedals added.

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The door cards were painted and were given a light wash of light brown.

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The centre console.

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The rear seat was painted and assorted belts and buckles were added. The stripes on the seats were individually masked and brush painted.

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The finished dash with photo etch keys in the ignition.

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The front seats had all the gaps and dips filled before painting and 3 coats of off white flocking were added to replicate the sheep skin seat covers the 1:1 car had.

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To be continued....

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The finished tub.

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While I had the airbrush out I did the Alclad parts for both cars.

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And finished the wheels.

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That's it for now.

Cheers

ShawnS

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Thanks Ben.

Hi guys,

Final update before Xmas.

Still tweaking the body so it's on to the trailer. I wanted to do it with a worn but not excessively corroded look. The 1:1 was never damaged beyond any chips and scratches so at least I didn't have to show any sheet metal damage and I could just keep it to creative paint work. Not having done any serious weathering on anything it was all uncharted territory for me but I love jumping in the deep end so here's how it went.

This is where it started a long time ago.
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Using these,
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Some practice on a spoon to give me an idea of what to do.
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Then I got into it.
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I sprayed the AK worn effects fluid on the top and side surfaces and the heavy chipping fluid to the underside and after that was dry I mixed MRHobby gold acrylic with Windex window cleaner, 1 part of gold to 1 part Windex and shot it through the airbrush straight over the chipping fluid and the rust colour primer. I think it came out as a fairly accurate hammer finish gold.
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I used these simple tools to slowly wear away the top layer of paint.
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After the chipping was done it was time to hit it with several different rust colour washes and pigments.
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To be continued.....

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Here's the end result.
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I still need to do the wiring for the tail lights to the connector but that's no biggie. I'm fairly pleased with that for a first attempt at weathering as I had no real idea about what i was doing. I think it may need a little more dust and grime underneath though. I'll think about it.

Have a good Christmas guys,
Cheers

ShawnS

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Phenomenal work as always Shawn. The level of detail you achieve is mind blowing.

Cant say ive ever seen the typical Aussie trailer with a gold hammer finish, all the ones ive come across and used in my life time have been blue.

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That trailer is a real piece of art. Weathering it so nicely as you did is not easy and scratchbuilding that trailer is even harder for sure. Fantastic work with the Falcon, too. I can't wait to see more of this, it's coming together so nicely.

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I have a number of really "expensive" kits in my storage room --- many are comprised of well over 200 parts ---

NONE and I mean NONE of them even come close to the level of detail, quality and craftsmanship displayed here!!!!

This is truly a work of art!!!!

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I have a number of really "expensive" kits in my storage room --- many are comprised of well over 200 parts ---

NONE and I mean NONE of them even come close to the level of detail, quality and craftsmanship displayed here!!!!

This is truly a work of art!!!!

Thanks guys, thank you Bill I'm trying my best B)

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So that trailer is an example of "uncharted territory" and you "jumping in the deep end"? I jump in the same deep end and I drown, you win gold medals and set world records. Just plain not fair..

After 24 pages and nearly 500 replies to this absolutely brilliant build, I'm still in awe at your abilities...

Thank you for sharing this with us all.

Happy Holidays....

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Howdy Iv read this thread about a dozen times now and never replied. Its not that im not blown away, because i am, i just couldn't decided what to say. so here it is!

OMFG this is amazing! your work is beyond belief!!!

And hopefully to boost you a little more, i would just like you to know that because of this thread and your skills, i decided i no longer wanted to wait for one of the big company's to kit my actual 1:1, 2011 dodge caliber, so i embarked on the quest of building it from scratch using your build as inspiration motivation and a lil teaching! and so far im doing pretty good if i do say so. So a big thank you to you and your skills! Keep up the good work!

Happy New Year!!

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Thanks Andrew.

I wish you good luck with your Caliber build. If you have any questions on how I did something please don't be afraid to ask.

Cheers

ShawnS

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