Airfix 1914 Stutz Bearcat

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very nice work geoff! this thing is turning out really nice. great work on the wood too.......

cheers

bryan

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Very nice work, and good repair job on that fender. This is going to be an absolute beauty when finished.

Charlie Larkin

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Love this build! Makes me want to drag out the Aurora 1/16 Mercer Raceabout kit that's in my stash!

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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 !

I understand that, but wouldn't it have been much easier to do the masking and paint the "rubber" part before the fender units, chassis, seats, etc. had all been glued together?

Too late now, but let it be a lesson for next time! ;)

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I understand that, but wouldn't it have been much easier to do the masking and paint the "rubber" part before the fender units, chassis, seats, etc. had all been glued together?

I don't think it would have been any easier, as the fenders are again parts of the body, either way, something would have had to be masked off ....

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Did a little more work on it today, finished off one of the running boards, just a little BMF to do around to rubber floor and the other running board, I'll reckon I'll get this finished in the next couple of weeks, just in time for my stay in hospital .....

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Whatever the reason for your stay in the hospital, I hope you have a speedy recovery and all goes well.

Tony

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How did you do the silver trim around the running board mats? Masked and airbrushed? Or is that foil? You got a nice crisp line, it looks good.

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How did you do the silver trim around the running board mats? Masked and airbrushed? Or is that foil? You got a nice crisp line, it looks good.

It's all done with BMF Harry ....

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very nice work! looks really clean.....

bryan

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awsome painting !! the whole build just is so great to watch !

good luck in the hospital !

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Looking good.

Here's to a speedy and full recovery.

Charlie Larkin

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Thanks for all the good wishes for my up coming hospital trip, the last time I was actually admitted into hospital I was taken ill in the U.S ....

Anyway, I've got the floor, running boards and all the BMF finished, so I can crack on now and get the rest of the build finished ....

After airbrushing the floor panel satin black, to me it looked a little too smooth, as it is supposed to replicate rubber, so I brushed on some of the Revell enamel thinned with lacquer thinners and tried to stipple it a little with the brush giving it a little more texture.

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That looks great, Geoff.

This will be a lovely addition to your shelf when it's finished up.

Charlie Larkin

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Got a little more done today, got the steering column fixed into place, this had previously been painted using Alclad polished brass, but the bottom piece that joins onto the floor needed to be done in chrome, this turned out a lot easier than I had anticipated, using chrome BMF, it was fixed into place using 5 minute epoxy, what you can't see in the photo is that bottom of the column needed to line up with the steering arm, again this lined up a lot better than I thought it would, with the column fitted the dash could go on, again fixed on using 5 minute epoxy and a few clamps to hold it in place until the glue dries, I also got the radiator masked up to airbrush the semi gloss black for the grill.

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Anyway I did a little more to this one, I will leave the parts to dry off overnight, the black on the front grille turned out o.k ..... not a lot more to get this one finished now, certainly looking more like a car now !

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Got a bit more done tonight, the seats are in, the boxes on the running boards are on, the pedals are on, and I was going to put the headlamps on, but then I noticed that while the body of the lamps needed to be done in the brass, the reflectors inside needed to be done in chrome, so some BMF was cut into a circle, put on and trimmed to size, you can see the difference in the photo as the one is still not done ...

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Awesome, and so accurate.

My question is, did you mean to turn the headlights and radiator into the pewter look that I see, or are you still working on a brass finish?

And not to be a pest, but don't the seat shells need red stripes?

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My question is, did you mean to turn the headlights and radiator into the pewter look that I see, or are you still working on a brass finish?

Believe me, they are brass, and look so much better in the flesh, but just don't come over as such in the photo's ....

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how did this end up?

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Very nice. Awesome paint work. Great save on the chassis.

Ben

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how did this end up?

It ended up really nicely. Here is the Under Glass post.

I'm still amazed by your painted on pinstripes. They are so clean and so straight in all ways. Nice work.

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thanks for the link to the final result

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