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1954 Dodge Model Finished - Class of '54 - Entry #1


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Thanks a lot John. I'd been wanting to try clearing over Gray primer for awhile and I'm glad it worked out well.

I've done that several times, only with white primer. I've done several builds with white tops that I thought, why paint it white when it already is. So I just cleared over the white primer. Works fine. Steve

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I can only imagine what you started out with Rich! I've got a '53 Buick that I take out of the box....look at it.....and put it back! One of these days I'll have to tackle it. You did a great job on this one! Definately not a car that you see as a model. In fact this is the only one I've seen! Nice addition to your collection of '50's.

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Thanks Mark. I picked this kit up on EBAY because it's such an unusual car to find in model form. It took a lot of extra work to get it together properly.

Is that '53 Buick from R & R..? I was tempted to pick up one of their '53 Buick kits on EBAY a few months back but decided against it due to all the bad things that I've heard about their stuff.

I wound up getting a 1/24 scale Danbury Mint '53 Buick Skylark diecast from EBAY for $47 back in August. It's a beautiful car and even though it is 1/24 scale it seems HUGE compered to my other models.

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OK... The "floating convertible boot" is now fixed and sitting down as it should...

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Now I'll be moving on to my next project. I just have to decide which one will be "the lucky one"...... All of the choices will fit into the Class of '58......

Option #1- I've got a '58 Imperial convertible, unpainted gluebomb that I picked up at a local model show last year that has been disassembled, sanded, had holes puttied and sanded, and all primed.

Option #2- I picked up a Modelhaus resin kit of a '58 Mercury Parklane convertible at the NNL East show back in April that just finished its 2 day Westley's Bleche White bath and is currently drying.

Option #3- I also picked up a Modelhaus resin kit of a '58 Lincoln convertible at NNL East. (I treat myself to Modelhaus' stuff at every NNL East show) The car has already had its Westley's bath but I have to give the tops of the hood and trunk a skim coat of bondo as there must have been either some trapped air bubbles, or, maybe the mold had some imperfections, as the tops of the hood and trunk have little pockmarks that need to be filled. This is very unusual for a Modelhaus casting as their stuff is usually perfect. I'm actually surprised that they let it slip by like that. It's not a major fix so it's really not a big deal.

So which option do you think I should pick???

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Thank you Harry, and yes, they are PE "washers" from an "Every Nut & Bolt Set" that I got some time ago from Norm Veber. I glued them on (some a little crooked) using tiny drops of clear enamel applied with a toothpick.

Dave, I knew you would vote for the Lincoln :lol:

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I don't have a preference on those three '58s... just line up the boxes on your bench and do them all! You know you want to! BTW, I'm a 1958 myself, but since I was born in September I've been collecting '59s as my birthday car since that's what was rolling down the lines on the day I was born!

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Tom, even though I usually prefer to work on one kit at a time, all the way through to completion, I am really tempted to do just that.

I know that will kind of "slow things down" on progress of each individual car, but I can see each completed car in my mind's eye and I pretty much have all the paint colors picked out for each one.

I'll "chew on that idea" for awhile and we'll just see how that might work out. They're all Curbsides so all in all they should go fairly quickly since no engine or chassis details are needed for them.

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