Airfix 1914 Stutz Bearcat

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Got the woodwork finished today and painted in the chassis outriggers in black .....

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Geoff- OUTSTANDING! That looks incerdible.

Bryan- that's very nice, too. That looks more like white oak than white oak. May I ask what brand of artist's pencils you use? Do you shade the grain or color it in directly with the point?

Charlie Larkin

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Very nice job on this. I love old cars like this.

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Finally got the coachlines on the body finishes, now the chassis can be fixed to the body, next to be done if the bonnet, and I've started to mask that up for the red coachlines ....

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Finally got the body and chassis put together, I used some very slow epoxy, as I knew I would need 3 hands to get it together, but it's all aligned and clamped, I'll take them off in the morning, also got the coachlines on the bonnet and fuel tank, I used a little bit of modellers licence on the fuel tank, as photo's I have seen had the coachlines on the end, but I have also got photo's like the way I have done things ....

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It's great to watch a master at work. Can't wait for more.

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Beautiful work on the striping!

Charlie Larkin

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Very nice! All that work is going to pay off when it comes together!

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Well it is certainly looking more like a car now .... had to drill out the rear axle to take the pins holding the wheels on, got the wheels fitted on one side, using some 3 hour slow setting epoxy so I could get things lines up correctly and held in place using a couple of metal set squares, one of my pet hates in modelling is wonky wheels ....

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Beautiful.... beautiful..... beautiful!

Tony

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Geoff, this is excellent. I can't imagine that anyone has ever taken the pains that you have to get this old kit right. Can't wait for the next update!

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BEAUTIFUL WORK GEOFF!!!

Very Clean and VERY Realistic... :)

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Just when thing were going well, this morning I fixed on the other side wheels and then thought I would get the running boards painted, as the body was done in lacquer, I could do the running boards in satin black lacquer, just before things had been masked off, i got out the lacquer thinners to thin out the black a little and a few drops of thinners got onto the rear wing, and took the paint off right down to the plastic ..... at this stage I could have stamped on it !!!

But I thought I had gone too far to throw in the towel now, so the area was flatted down, masked up and airbrushed using my small Paasche f1, it really is a great brush for doing smaller touch ups, now I will leave it to dry out for a few days before putting on the red coachlines,

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But on a brighter note, at least it is starting to look like a car now it has all it's wheels on ...

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I feel your pain Geoff........ but a great recovery!

Tony

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Nice save. Whole thing is coming together very well!

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I'm just pleased it wasn't on one of the front wings, as those coachlines were a right PITA to get right, I should have the rear wheel arch back to normal in the next couple of days, got the IPMS Scale Model World show tomorrow and the hospital on Monday, but i'll fit it in somewhere along the line, there really isn't that much now to get it finished ....

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Fantastic job! This is one of the most beautiful post to follow!

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Got the coachline redone today, not worried about the overspray at the bottom as it will be covered in BMF after the running boards have been done ...

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Also tried out the Alclad clear I picked up the weekend on the brass parts,

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looking real nice Geoff, looks like the fender is going to survive the miss hap, you must feel better about it now

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Finally got the body all masked up and the running boards and floor paint, in real life they would be black rubber, so I chose a satin black from Revell thinned out with lacquer thinners, took all the masking off this morning, and I'm pretty happy with the results, now I have the BMF to do .....

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Lookin' good, G!

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OK... I have to ask... why not paint the "rubber" part of the running boards, etc., before you assemble the parts?

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Simply AMAZING ! Very nice work !

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OK... I have to ask... why not paint the "rubber" part of the running boards, etc., before you assemble the parts?

Because they are actually molded as part as the body, they are not seperate parts .... it would have been a lot easier if they were !

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This is coming alone well, I am very much enjoying watching this. BRAVO!

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