Monogram Bronco

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After a break of about 15 years or so (I've built one model in that time period) I have decided to get back into the swing of things. This is my first attempt. It's going to be a box stock, for my pleasure only build. Nothing fancy. Just trying to see if I can still do this stuff. Updates my be a little sparse as I have to get some supplies as I go along. So please don't get upset with long update periods. I should have more than these pictures this weekend at some point in time. Yall stay tuned!

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cant wait to see what you do with it

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You gonna keep it red, or do you have another color in mind?

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cant wait to see what you do with it

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I've always liked this kit and wanted to build one myself. Good luck and have fun!

BTW, what got you back into the hobby?

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The red will definitely be gone! I'm thinking a dark metallic green with a white top (the removable top). This kit so far leaves a few things to be desired. The chassis is one of those with the exhaust and such molded in. And, it looks (need to look closer) that there is no true fire wall. There may be a gap in the engine bay between the body and interior tub. It's just a basic kit. Which is what I wanted.

BTW, what got you back into the hobby?

Well, I never actually left. Just stopped building. I now have time after my daughter goes to bed (single parent) every night to do my own thing. Needed something to do with the couple hours between when she goes to bed and when I decide to. Seemed a perfect fit!

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Yup, it's a somewhat basic kit. However if it's what you want, then that's good to hear.

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Another funny quirk about this kit is that has dual tanks. The front tank is incorrect for a Bronco.

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Another funny quirk about this kit is that has dual tanks. The front tank is incorrect for a Bronco.

I noticed that when I was spraying the chassis today. My mind went... "whhhhatttt??"

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Pretty much got the motor buttoned up this afternoon. And started painting the interior. Trying to figure out how to use the settings on my camera, so the pics aren't that great. Enjoy!

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Nice progress, what brand and color did you use on the interior? looks good..

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It's a Testors flat green. A military color that I don't remember the name of right off hand. I will look tonight and let you know.

Edit: Came home for lunch because I remembered there was left over pizza. It is Testors Flat Beret Green.

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Not a big update, but I did manage to finish up the interior and get the dash painted. Going to wait till after I paint the underside of the tub body colored to put the dash in. That way it won't be such a pain to tape off the tub for painting. I have to grab some more supplies so the next update may take a while. Enjoy!

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Little bit of an update tonight. I have a rolling chassis.

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I have colors picked out. The white is for the removable top, the green for the body.

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I also have the body, hood, and top in primer. The top and hood came out smooth as glass. The body, well that's another story. It almost feels like sand paper. I did the exact same thing to all three pieces. Washed, lightly scuffed with a wet scotchbrite, washed again in clean water, then sprayed. Not sure what happened to the body, but if feels that way inside and out. So, I wet sanded tonight with some 1500 grit sand paper, very lightly. I'm going to have to shoot the body again because it burned through some of the high spots and edges. (panel edges and moldings etc.) Anywho, on to the pics.

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Coming along very good. Looking forward to the next installment.

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Thanks! By the way. If anyone has any insight as to why the body feels like sandpaper after I primed it, please share.

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What sort of sandpaper? I know that when I use primer, it generally has a roughness to it to allow the paint to adhere better.

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No, this is gritty sand paper. Maybe 600? Almost like the body had fine sand on it before I shot the primer. Or REALLY REALLY bad, terrible over spray. It is rougher than the overspray that is on the can that it is taped to.

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Thanks! By the way. If anyone has any insight as to why the body feels like sandpaper after I primed it, please share.

You probably got some overspray that settled onto the paint as you were moving the body around and painting it. I have this kit also and I am trying to decide what colors to use on it. My 1:1 Ford Bronco is dark blue with a silver two-tone accents, but it's a later model that what's represented in the kit. I look forward to seeing your green, as it's one of my favorite colors for a Bronco.

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I hope the green and white combo works out as good as it does in my head! My initial thought was overspray, but when I picked up the top and hood they didn't feel that way at all. I guess it could just be the luck of the draw, and it may actually be overspray.

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Just give it a wet sanding before painting and you will be fine. Just remember to use wet or dry sandpaper.

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I did that. 1500 grit wet and dry, now I have to recoat with primer. It burned through in a couple of spots. No biggie. Just more time!

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FINALLY! I got a day when it was pretty enough to paint, and I was home. Got the color laid down, may have to do another coat, but you get the idea. On to the pics! (sorry they are crappy cell phone pics)

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Ok I know it's been a while (life gets in the way for me a good bit). But it's back on the bench... Here's a few mock up pics to share. Enjoy!

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cool

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that duplicolor green is almost a bluish green! looks to have come out great i'm going to use duplicolor onn a couple mustang builds its really a gm light blue, but it was the closest I could find to ford light regatta blue..... lookin great I have a rebuilder of this kit i'm trying to figure out what color to go with

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