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David G.

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  1. It looks good! Why not build the model itself as a WIP project car? Maybe leave the rear quarter in primer and use the various colors to represent panels that have been replaced with parts from other cars. Add some more primer with some Bondo spots... David G.
  2. I'm at a loss for words David. To have invested so much time and effort only to have it take such a bad turn... Maybe it's time to put this one back into the box and "clear your palate" with a couple of quick and easy builds. I've had to do juts such a thing quite a number of times myself. My Chevy Proton took me more than 170 hours over an eight year period to complete. There was a span of about four years when I thought I'd never finish it. I couldn't even look at it. I hope you can find a way to bring this one across the line, I believe you can. Until then, it's okay to set it aside for a while. I often have to remind myself that this is just a hobby and when it ceases being fun, it's no longer that. David G.
  3. Awesome soldering work and the engine is looking great! David G.
  4. Excellent progress on this one Jim! You seem to have a talent for this kind of kit-bash fabrication. David G.
  5. Hello Everybody! The Ford Galaxie has been absorbing most of my bench time lately but I did manage to get some work done on the Futura in spite of that. The Figures are finished! I didn't go overboard with the detail. Because most of the detail will be difficult to see once they're in the car. I know it's not a big update but it's what I have for now. As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to post any comments you may wish to share. David G.
  6. That's some nice work so far Jim. I'm eager to see how this one turns out. David G.
  7. Thank you Bob. I'll get the hood figured out. It's like I say, "Ain' nuthin to it but the work to do it!" David G.
  8. That's an excellent photo montage of a top notch rescue! A beautifully done Merc! Thanks for posting it here Dennis! David G.
  9. The fenders are coming along quite nicely Jim. I think the repair job you did on the top will look much better once you do a little sanding and throw some primer on it. David G.
  10. A very cool custom, nicely done! David G.
  11. I just discovered this thread and I have to say, what a fabulous rescue job Dennis! I love all the little details you added. The overall look and finish of the car is fabulous! I have a thread dedicated to the venerable '49 Mercury, here's a link. I'd be honored if you'd share some photos of your Excellent example there. Cheers! David G.
  12. I remember the Wonder Wagon! You've built a great looking rendition of the original. David G.
  13. That looks like a good start on a fine build. David G.
  14. That interior is looking great Jeff! David G.
  15. Great work on the chassis Jim. It's cool the way you worked the exhaust pipes in. Also a good call following up on the front fender mods. It's the little things that add up to build the overall impression. David G.
  16. Great color choice, a clean tight build! David G.
  17. The paint and decals are fantastic and the tools in the bed look great. Nicely done! David G.
  18. Sweet build! I love the color and scrollwork! David G.
  19. Hello Everybody! I'm still working to get the paint issues on the hood sorted. Meanwhile, the rest of the build continues! The color sanding has been done and the masking is applied, it's time for the (hopefully) final coat of paint! Everything looks good! After about an hour the paint is dry enough to remove the masking and still soft enough not to break and chip while doing so. With the masking removed, it's time to let this one cure for a few days while I get the paint issues on the hood worked out. As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment. David G.
  20. Thank you Jim, I appreciate your thoughtful comment. I believe that I will find a way to make this work, it's just going to take a little more time and patience than I originally planned. And who knows, I may learn something! David G.
  21. I'm glad to know that you seem to be getting a handle on fitting the body and chassis together. You mentioned the package shelf as one of the contributing factors in the matter. That makes me think that it's the "size distortion cascade" as I've come to think of it. I experienced a similar set of circumstances when I built the VW Love Bug earlier this year. In this case, probably due to mold wear, each of about a half dozen parts experienced a size increase of probably about a mm or less, which may not seem like much. When stacked however, those tiny variations add up to several mm of misalignment and poor fitting. The "size distortion cascade" effect. Hopefully, having the package shelf corrected will reveal the next point of interference... and the next.. and next. There are probably several that will need to be addressed. I hope you can find a quick and easy solution to the problem. David G.
  22. Hello Everybody! AMT's 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL, here's the next update! I've sanded out the flaws near the hood scoop and a few others I've found. Looking at the way these defects sanded out, I'm thinking that they are actually casting artifacts. After sanding them smooth and spraying a fresh coat of paint, the flaws remain. Even the ones on the front are still there. The paint is beginning to get too thick and I'm done mucking about with it. Into the Purple Pond it goes! As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment. David G.
  23. Nice work on the motor mounts and valve covers! David G.
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