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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
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    @swi66 posted this photo, it’s been seen numerous times but today I realized how much the car has a lot of the features of the Black Widow.
    I wonder if it was the inspiration for the model kit? They added cycle fenders and used a Chevy instead of the flathead but the rest is almost spot on down to the hubcaps. 0B66D43C-2037-427C-8859-AE68BA17993D.jpeg 0E1A64BE-FB76-411C-93A8-9D66D41BD3D4.png
     
  2. quick85
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    Rudestude, I'm looking forward to seeing this project. That's an undertaking
    for sure but if there's a kustom to replicate, Taboo is it. Talk about tasteful
    styling. Good luck.
     
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  3. rudestude
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    Spent most of all night going thru boxes of parts and old kits looking for things I want for the 56 build.
    Yesterday, today or what ever it is ....I got the body all dechromed, I also went online looking for 60 Chrysler taillights and preferably a body, for the part of the rear quarters that I need ....no luck....well there one ,a old promo,,$499 ..ya I'm not that crazy?
    I did a little experimenting on possibly making some?
    Did rough one out ....I don't know..dementions are off but I think it could be done...I will search some more.
    I did come up with a nice set tires and chrome reverse wheels , wheels from a amt Ala kart kit and tires from the amt 65 Riviera kit, I also grabbed the custom chrome steering column with the clear steering wheel from the Riv kit also ....dug out a 54 Chev grill and extra teeth, needed 19 total, got 'm.
    Nice to have some extra parts.
    One of my other builds that I started stopped in and was wanting too know when I was going to get back on it...get in line .....crap ..I better go crash...Im talking to my models.
    Crazy? maybe.... 20210306_044128~2.jpeg 20210306_044350~2.jpeg 20210306_043959~2.jpeg 20210306_000950~2.jpeg 20210306_001045~2.jpeg 20210306_001220~2.jpeg

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  4. rudestude
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  5. Need some advice on how to use "decal setting solution" please. I've never used it before, but I'm finishing up a '61 Starliner tribute to the late NASCAR Late Model star, Red's Kagle. Do you wait until the decal has kinda "set up" before applying a light coating of the solution on the edges? Any advice is much appreciated as there are lots of decals to be applied. Thanks, Don. thumbnail (16).jpg thumbnail (15).jpg thumbnail (14).jpg thumbnail (17).jpg
     
  6. john worden
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    from iowa

    I too want to know how to use the solutions. ^^^^^
     
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  7. I wet the model with solution where the decal goes then apply the decal then keep wetting it with solution till it lays the way I want it
     
  8. NHRANUT
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    from Western PA

    Yep
     
  9. rudestude
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    I will try it that way...I have used it except I applied the decal first ,the usual way, then applied the fluid over it , moved it if needed then brushed it out flat and let it dry.
    You have to be very careful with old decals sometimes it helps by giving you some time for movement of peices when the old decal starts to come apart...and other times it makes it crumble apart easier, faster.

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  10. rudestude
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    Red Kagle was one lucky man , someone was definitely with him that day, even though he lost his leg in the crash,
    Its a miracle that it wasn't more. 16150910113226750025446183798062.jpeg 16150910372772257318095706574779.jpeg

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  11. quick85
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    With the decal solvent, you brush it on, get the decal in place and use a bit
    more if needed to get it to lay down. I've been nursing a bottle for a while as
    I don't use decals much. I did just try the other evening to put flame decals
    on bulbous '39 Ford fenders and they just wouldn't conform. I tried two
    different styles and gave up. It was like I'd have had to slit them in places
    for them to sit flat on the fender. The solvent works, read the instructions,
    use a gentle touch and hope for the best.

    I have Fred Cady decal sheets I haven't used because they aren't individual
    decals on a sheet. Very careful trimming is involved to eliminate as much of
    the clear edge as possible. My patience is shot.

    Older decals...one trick was to lightly spray them with clear to help keep
    them from falling apart. Again, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
     
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  12. Thanks for all of the responses everyone......Don.
     
  13. ......Yes, he was fortunate to survive. NASCAR wouldn't grant him a Grand National license after his recovery because of his prosthetic leg. He was allowed to race in their Late Model Sportsman series on local tracks (particularly Beltsville and Old Dominion) where he went on to win multiple track championships. A true racer and car builder.
     
  14. edcodesign
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    Picked this one up at Hobby Lobby, 40% off, it’s great, two kits in in one. Make the chopped T, and a stock T. I will make a turtle back hot rod out of the stock version using my parts bin. 010011BE-E084-46CE-8D32-36BD8A1115BD.jpeg
     
  15. Trying to finish my Hurst Hairy Oldsmobile Model
    Problem is it’s an old kit and the decals are toast.
    Where can I get a new decal package?
    Attempted to mail the company but it was returned IMG_2153.JPG


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  16. John Barker
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    This are some Paleolithic decals! Doesn’t look like anyone has ever issued after market decals for this car so I suspect your only option is to find another kit, preferably the last one popped by Revell in ‘98. Prices are a little high for this one on eBay ($43!) but it includes a 1/24 figure of Linda Vaughn which might make it worth it! Hopefully 22 year old decals would be in better shape than yours (53 yr old?). Good luck on your build.
     
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  17. John Barker
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    I’ve been having fun over the last years shelter-at-home period cranking out 1/24-1/25 early ‘60’s super stock drag car builds. This is my latest finished model, Arnie Beswick’s supercharged ‘64 GTO. It’s a 1/24 Revell kit and includes a few 1/25 parts. This was my first attempt at scratch building exhausts headers out of solder. I have a Grumpy”s Toy #1 Nova and Melrose Missile ‘65 Mopar on the bench, I’ll post these when done if anyone here is interested.
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  18. john worden
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    ^^^^^^^ John how did you hollow out the ends of the headers so well?
     
  19. John Barker
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    With a drill bit. It was soft rosin core solder, easy-easy.
     
  20. John Barker
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    Easy Peasy! Auto-correct spelling will lead to an international misunderstanding and total nuclear Armageddon some day.
     
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  21. rudestude
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    Look on ebay for your decal sheets ....they have alot of them listed and I believe I saw what your looking for on there one night.

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  22. rudestude
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    Look up kennyterry.com I was just on there and he has a set ,new, for $8.00
    Plus online there are several companies that deal in scale model decals

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  23. 41 coupe
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    20210307_112509.jpg 20210307_112543.jpg 20210307_112522.jpg 20210307_112534.jpg 20210307_112559.jpg 20210307_113408.jpg 20210307_112744.jpg 20210307_112634.jpg 20210307_113528.jpg Gotta love those mid year convertibles
     
  24. The 32 sedan got a minty fresh base coat this week, spark plug wires and a Moon tank. I’ll decide what if any decals to apply, then bury it all in clear. The running boards, roof insert and firewall will be white.

    A couple more of my 32 builds in the background.

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  25. john worden
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    ^^^^^ Dan what clear do you use? ^^^^^^^
     
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  26. 65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

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    Not mine, nice build.
     
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  27. I like the weathering, but I'm puzzled as to why the SWC gasser would be taken through a mud bog...

     
  28. rudestude
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    Wow...thats one weathered Willy's.
    Is it possible the guy that built this "tribute" car is same guy that built the model?
    I've never seen any pictures of the real car looking like that, and the caption under the photo said "tribute" car....
    tribute to what? 16153389554401400850737321493571.jpeg 16153390087929154171371614608064.jpeg

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