1932 ford woody , woodwork on the body started (real wood)

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hey all ,

this kit is the revell monogram dan fink speed wagon , i build this kit already ounce.

it was the second modelkit i ever build .

i cut out all the wood panels and placed real wood in there .

made it fenderless also

recently i build a custom (kitbash) hotrod towtruck (dually) that build is in the pick up vans and ... section under glass .

that body was wrecked and i used the woody body and cut that up for the towtruck.

a few weeks back i bid on a set of 3 32 ford kits and this speedwagon was one of them

the boxart

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heh your pic's atill not showing.

yes my whole post was weird , i only got a small portion of the text every time , after 8 times i managed to get it right now , sometimes the forum gets weird when posting .

i believe i'm not the only one who had this problem :lol:

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That looks cool.. waiting to see your take on it.. I love your work!

thnx !!

B)

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well it was a real puzzle to figure out how to make a real wood body .

first i made a light wooden frame and ended up with a frame too thick for this scale ..

i also have smaller wood but thats dark , i'm convinced after sanding it will look great also

in the end this is all i'm using of the whole body lol :)

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did a dryfit wih the floor on the chassis

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so then i came up with the idea to glue the interiour panels in place , its actually sitting like it should sit only the body isnt there .

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also glued in the dash for stiffness and now its one whole piece > front body > floor/bench and panels

because the body is gone i can make the wooden frames against the interiour panels and i have a good base to build on with real wood.

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this is just to show the wood i'm using , good thing is its so thin its bendable so i can make a curved wood rear body instead of a boring square boxy one

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here you can see the whole body is still removable from the chassis , actually like the original exept there is no outer body

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maybe make the hood removable

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on the rear i will have to make a custom shape

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just flattened the whole chassis , going gloss on this one :)

then sanded everything and made wheel wells , actually strat to look like the examle i posted :)

the well edges will be trimmed back so the wood is fluch with them

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not the tyres i will use but just mocked up the axle and ori wheels to look how it came out

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to show the idea the wood flush with the body , that strip of wood will become half as wide so the scale is the same as the original plastic kit wood

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Interesting. Are you using basswood?

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what is basswood ??

the wood you see is modelingwood , ooh waight we call that balsa wood . that stuf thats extremely light you mean ?

if so no thats not that wood this is real wood like harder stuff with a real grain in it

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ah i see well then its def. basswood yes .. at least it fits your description :)

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it doesnt really say what stain , its a bit red-ish and pretty dark..

i really wanted a light frame and dark inserts but i will have to flip that to a dark frame and light inserts ..

just because the dark wood i showed is the perfect size for the frame ..

i will sand it real smooth for lacker so it will become somewhat lighter i hope

the plan is to first paint the whole body , the hand paint the outside where the wod is coming black so when i create gaps for panellines there iys dark in between .

then clear coat the whole body so the paint and wood is shiney

then paint the interiour separate

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made some nice progress today

first made a new rear piece out of styreen , first made a back plate and filled up the openings with styreen between the interiour panels and the rear plate

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the rear is now straight and boxy , but i will make a curved plate over that so when i add real wood its will sit slightly curved

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added the fuel tank top with filler opening and flattened the whole rear section

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i also shortened the frame so it doest stick out beyond the fuel tank

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idea for the frame and to make the whole edge a bit round instead of straight

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then i could make the frame light and the panels dark somethinglike this

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also remver the top of the front windscreen with the piece of roof that was still there , glass will be lower

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i sanded the rear frame round and made it flow into the gass tank

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beginning of the drivetrain mock up and ride hight , kind of had to do it like this , not really super realistic but i hated it way up high ,, since i put the body on the frame instead of channeled and i wanted it lower
will try to make something better out of this with some suspension , so please forgive me :lol::P

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after the last post i made the round rear , bend some styreen sheet and filled the top so behind the rear seats there is an edge again

the rough start

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some filing and sanding

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rounded the edges some more , doesnt have to be perfect because its only a base for the woodwork

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I'm looking forward to watching how you do this. I have a '48 Woodie that I plan to do something similar to, although I'll be using cedar cigar wrappers for the large panels.

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I'm looking forward to watching how you do this. I have a '48 Woodie that I plan to do something similar to, although I'll be using cedar cigar wrappers for the large panels.

I'm looking forward to watching how you do this. I have a '48 Woodie that I plan to do something similar to, although I'll be using cedar cigar wrappers for the large panels.

hi yes thats a good idea i also thought of bying some laminated sheets in a diy shop

but i already know i can make panels without real obvious seems from the dark wood

here is a workbench top i made from the same wood its sanded smooth , on the benchtop i weathered it with black , so on the woody

body i would not do that but you can see it will sit real tight against eitch other

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tonight i sparyed the whole cab and interiour baby blue ..

the idea is to mask of the interiour and keep that kind of matt baby blue and do the cab (front) high gloss .

then paint some dark blue matt accents in the interiour ..

also build the chassis with as much as possible parts on it ..

also done with a certain idea , i also sprayed that completly baby blue (so all thats on the pictures below).

when that dryes i will spray it high gloss with clear coat , after that dryes i will paint a lot of parts chrome .

like the struts , shocks , drive axle , axles etc etc

so the combination will be high gloss baby blue with lots of chrome

doing that because the body will be mostly wood so i think that mix will work out great

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no pics of the painted parts they are drying atm , i hope i dont have to redo some earea's i had to piant indoors due to the weather / tempature so it was not real handy ..

i usually paint in my shed (?) workplace

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wel alright some pics of the base coat most parts will be chrome and some other accents will be added

already did the oil filter and distributer gloss red so it kind of pops and makes a nice accent

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washed the grille with dark paint , usually i repaint the kit chrome, on this one i kept the kit chrome and just washed the grille with paint

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i painted this with a spraycan indoors (in the shower in a cartboard box) lol , this summer i will start with airbrushing

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interiour will get darker blue accents , chrome dials with white plates and more chrome details on the steering colom etc

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the underside will also be dressen in chrome all the parts like struts drive shaft etc will be chrome

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just for looks , the dark wood will become less red in the end by sanding it

all the wood will be sanded smooth and get some clear coat on it , i'm thinking a matter clear as the body wich will be high gloss

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hey just did some decals , so they will sit under the clear coat :)

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Thats a pretty smooth paint job for being done in the shower!

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thnx :)

that oaint is just the brand of our local diy shop and its like magic , you can spray it super thick and it always drues up this smooth..

its almost freaky.

i also use that brand in silver for chrome :)

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Richard-

Looking great so far.I like the colors and the contrast in the wood. Can't wait to see the wood go on. I'll be watching.

Later-

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ill be watching this i love what youve done so far keep up the good work

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thnx guys :)

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painted the steering wheels blue metallic (2k paint) to resemble the metalflake ones you can buy
also did the grille shell that color , some engine parts will get that blue as well

:)



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painted in the shower huh!? Must not be married! LOL

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painted in the shower huh!? Must not be married! LOL

yep i'm married but .. that shower room is still old like when we bought the house and it wil be relocated so its not really ...

i do spray in cartbox boxes and make sure nothing gets on the tiles but when it would its not that big of a deal

and easy to clean of tiles..

off course when i build a fancy bathroom i wont be spraying in there lol

today the clear coat was dry and man it turned out great , really smooth as glass no dust in it and no orange peel in both the blue or the clear

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the chassis

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some shots with artificial light , the gloss shows better that way

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dont mind the hole the body covers that

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close up good to see the decal under the clear in this pic

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a lousy pic but the radiator shell is done in metallic blue and some engine parts will get that same color , dressed up with a bunch of chrome

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loose test fit of the grille

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I'm a little unclear here. Are the wood panels all cut, shaped and ready to go on? Or is that still left to do?

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