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bluestringer

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  1. Got the Roadster yesterday from Hobby Lobby. Ordered the 57 Chevy gasser from ebay a few days ago, and it arrived today.
  2. Really disappointed in this one. Started out good, thought I did well on the engine and chassis, then moving on to the body and interior I started having problems and messing up. Could not get the paint right, it was supposed to be the same light blue for the interior and body, but the light blue just would not stick to the body so I went with a dark blue and I don't think the two blues match very good. I either lost some parts or they were missing from the kit, had no rad hose and a piece that was supposed to be there to hold the front bumper. I carried on anyway. I didn't want all the extra stuff for the snow plow so left those off. I had a GMC like this in the past and tried to make it like that one. Don't know what happened with the mirrors, never could get them on straight.
  3. Calling it done. It's not pretty, but I put it in under glass section anyway.
  4. My local HL is 35 miles away from me. They run the 40% off sale every other week. I try to make a trip there during the sale week and pick up a kit. I just got back into the hobby a couple months ago so I building up my stash. Most all of you guys here have already done the kits I'm buying. They do seem to have a couple of new kits each time I go. The sale is going on this week so made a trip yesterday and picked up the Revell 29 Ford Model A Roadster.
  5. Looks awesome Bob. That red really pops. I have not tried bare metal foil yet, still sticking with my silver sharpies.
  6. SpiderWire 20lb test is 0.010in / 0.25mm diameter. The higher the pound test, the bigger it gets. 65lb test is 0.014in / 0.35mm.
  7. That's what I'm going to do from now on, start with the body. I need to get better at preparing the body and take care of it first before moving on with the build. I've been forgetting things by getting into a hurry with my builds.
  8. Thanks. Therein lies my problem I've been having with the paint. I'm doing this with craft acrylics. I had a GMC truck back in the day and it was light blue, body and interior. So that's what I was going to do. I started with the light blue doing the interior, I could not get it to spray correctly, probably mostly my fault. I had to start over three times, but finally got it to where I liked it. Started the body with the same light blue and never could get it to spray right. So now I got some dark blue, different brand acrylic and it sprays good. But I had already finished up the interior, so I really don't like the contrast with the dark blue body and light blue interior, but I going with it anyway. I'll see how it turns out, may be ok.
  9. Thanks. Hope to get the body painted in a few days and finish it up.
  10. Excellent work Bob. Looks great. I've been wanting to do a gasser, found a 57 Chevy flip nose online and ordered it, but will be a few weeks before I get started on it.
  11. That's a beauty. Nice work.
  12. I've heard those stories also. The first ones Shelby sent them were all manual transmission and Hertz complained about saying they wanted autos, so Shelby started sending them with auto trans. The first ones also had racing brakes with metallic lines which needed to be heated up good before they would operate properly. Hertz complained their customers were running into the back of cars because they didn't let them heat up. Shelby had to start putting a warning on the dash about the brakes to remind drivers about it. My wife wanted me to build a Mustang because she had one as a teenager, it was Shelby but not the Hertz. I knew Revell made another Shelby but I could not find one, at least not at Hobby Lobby which is where I get my kits when they are at 40% off. She's ok with it being the Hertz as long as I paint it dark blue like the one she had. I'll check out that video.
  13. Still have not started this build. Working on the GMC truck which I'm having problems getting it painted. Weather and other things not co-operating.
  14. Got a rolling chassis. Working on the interior and body. Been having problems with the paint.
  15. Looks good. I remember building one of these way back in the day. Cool car. I had bunch of old finished models and kits that I either sold or gave away many years ago, it was one of them.
  16. The washer fluid worked good when I did the cuda, I was mixing at about a 50/50 ratio. Didn't seem to work as good this time, may have to play around with it some. I don't try for a show quality paint job, just something that looks nice. I am looking at getting a Paasche H later on. The 10 dollar harbor freight AB is probably not going to give me good consistent results.
  17. I've been using a silver sharpie, but with my shaky hands it does not look too good. I think it's the right shade because I have not seen too many in real life that are a bright chrome anyway. Bob, that engine bay looks great. What size wires did you use for the battery cables and heater hoses?
  18. Yes, craft paint. The interior for the Cuda done in the tan above was craft acrylic flat. This I'm working with now is a gloss. I wonder if that is the difference. I may have thinned it too much. Using windshield wiper fluid to thin with.
  19. After painting the cuda a few weeks ago and it turned out ok, I thought I would try it again on the GMC truck I'm working on. After 3 attempts to get the interior air brushed It still looks crappy. Can't seem to get it right. I haven't sprayed the body yet, but now I'm thinking I will just use a rattle can. I had been practicing with it on an old body and some spoons, but I guess I need more practice. I seemed to do good on flat smooth surfaces, but when trying to spray something detailed, I get pools in the low spots and no coverage in the high spots.
  20. I use Mr. Cement S for seams like engine halves, etc. as others have said. Works great as it has a wicking action that will run into the seam and weld the pieces together. For other stuff I like the Testors super glue in the small bottle with a brush applicator, it's quick setting and holds great. I get both these at Hobby Lobby.
  21. Weather a bit better this morning. I finished up the engine.
  22. I use my mini-mite dremel and one of the small brush attachments, using the low speed setting. Does a great job.
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