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

  1. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Great trick there using clothes pins for clamping parts. I never thought of that but I will use it in the future. Anyone else have modeling tricks they want to share?
     
  2. Tonight's progress: Just have the driver's side rear corner left to do. The flat portions on the doors will be where the window cranks and door handles go. I'll probably put an armrest a little lower too. Not sure the 55 BelAir seat will work- may have to do some surgery on it to narrow it some, as the half round takes up some space effectively narrowing the inside width of the interior.

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  3. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
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    Big improvement over the under-engineered kit interior. Keep up the great work.
     
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    A 32 roadster which was what my everyday 'A' roadster was copied of and single spinner in the making.
     
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  5. Happy Labor Day Y'all .
    My to do list includes . . .
    Other than finish cleaning up my hobby bench.
    Adding odds and ends to the engine bay.
    Paint the running boards.
    Install the door handles.
    Cutting some templates for the windows (rear and sides).
    Flocking . . . blah blah blah
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  6. miwi
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 135

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    from Germany

    This is a Best Resin conversion kit for a '30/31 Ford Pickup. Model is based on a '29 Ford Pickup . Hubcaps, Headlights and Beauty Rings are from Parks by Park, while the Strombergs are from Model Car Garage topped with angel cuts from RMoM. The exhaust is made out of aluminium tube and solder wire. The surf board and the cooler is from Azkua
     

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  7. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,137

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    I havent built in years. I did this Crosley probably 10,12 years ago. DSC03105.JPG DSC03107.JPG DSC03109.JPG DSC03113.JPG DSC03115.JPG DSC03116.JPG
     
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  8. Got the notch... notched. I'll have to raise a little section of the trunk floor to make clearance for it.

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    I also started on the seat last night. A buddy of mine said "Don't cut panels out," but I didn't see any better way to get the pleats to have the right height unless I sanded the hell out of them after attaching them directly to the seat. I attached the half-round to the panel that was removed so that I could keep the proper contour. I could've gotten more done if I hadn't been tired and watching a movie... I haven't glued that section in because I want to make sure I can make both sides sit the same. I probably won't glue them in until the seat bottom is done as well. BTW, this is the 55 BelAir seat I wasn't sure I'd be able to use. Just had to sand a bunch off the bottom corners in the front to narrow it up some.

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  9. Canada Jeff
    Joined: Jan 9, 2003
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    Well, it's not Sunday, and it's not 100% HAMB friendly, but it is a 59 Caddy, so that's something.

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    Smile and the wastelands smile with you. More details here if you're so inclined.
     
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  10. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Its a terrible resin body a fellow Black Hills scale modelers member gave me. I dont remember if it was a Jimmy Flintstones or what it was. The roof was so thick that I took a belt sander to it. The only thing I could think to do with it was to use it to represent a fiberglass race car body.
     
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    Calling this puppy done.
    ....well maybe I'll add some side windows...dunno.
     
  12. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
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    Nice custom, came out great.
    That Crosley above is one mean looking dragster.
    The 31` pick-up is sweet, nice looking conversion.
     
  13. Spex84
    Joined: Mar 12, 2015
    Posts: 165

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    from Canada

    Nice work Rusty, Kit. Jeff, that Mad Max car is going to look awesome.
    Just a little snippet of a project I've been tinkering on for a few years now: Monogram '30 Ford, Revell deuce frame with '37 X-member and taillights. It's getting a Firedome hemi with scratchbuilt 4-pot U-fab style intake and frogmouth scoops. Clear is currently drying on the frame (which is now black)...and I'm trying to build a carb linkage for it.
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  14. Pete L.
    Joined: May 17, 2009
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    from New Jersey

    James,
    Great job, really slick build, I'm trying to do a similar build. Did you make the top ?

    Pete L.
     
  15. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
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    Spex84- are you going to keep the bare metal look on the body?
    Great looking build so-far, the detail on the frame is outstanding. I`m thinking it looks nice with the black on it.
     
  16. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    from iowa

    Just a heads up. Friday I posted in the classifieds misc. a 1963 issued Ford/AMT 1 25th scale unassembled 32 Vicky Customizing Kit. They were given away by Ford to promote the new 63 lineup. Original box and shipping carton. As new. Selling for original owner friend. Asking $40 or better. PM me. Thanks John
     
  17. wisdonm
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
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    Looks nice, Kit Bash.
     
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  18. I modified a Testors '48 Ford Carson top.
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  19. Damn, Kit Bash, that top is great. Car looks awesome, too.
     
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  20. Spex84
    Joined: Mar 12, 2015
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    from Canada

    Tn.Trash--yep, keeping the bare metal body. The frame looks OK in black...got some orange peel though. Hate polishing orangepeel out of complicated pieces like frames :p

    Kit--the more I look at your carson-top build, the more impressed I am. What a ton of work, and it all flows together beautifully.
     
  21. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    I haven't built a car model in a hell of a long time, but I recently found a box of photos from 20 yrs ago, and these were in there. I used thin wire for the piping with half-round styrene for the t&r...
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  22. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I know this isnt hamb material but I have a sick mind and thought everyone might enjoy this one. DSC03120.JPG DSC03119.JPG DSC03117.JPG DSC03117.JPG DSC03119.JPG DSC03120.JPG View attachment 3002454
     
  23. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    Falcongeorge, that's a great little RPU!

    Rustyrocket, the NASCAR Wienermobile is a hoot!

    My '59 Sunliner is slowly moving toward the finish line. Still needs to be polished out.
    Thinking that the owner of this mild custom Ford had a limited budget for paint so after the handles and emblems were shaved he had the factory paint spotted in and, inspired by California cars, had his painter do some simple outlines and scallops in silver.

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  24. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
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    Nice looking Sunliner Froghawk. Scallops look great, just enough to compliment but not over-power the body lines. Those late 50`s- early 60`s Fords look great with a mild custom treatment. (IMHO)
     
  25. Big fan of your scallop work, John.
    Crisp, clean and uncluttered photos are another.
    Here's where my 1940 Ford Tudor is at.
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    That is all.
     
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  27. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
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    Great looking 40` James, nice color on it. I like the "blue dots".
    Gary, I don`t know if those wheels are from there but Replicas and miniatures of maryland make a set of wheels like that. They have an aluminum rim with phot-etched spokes.
    http://www.rocketfin.com/replicas-miniatures-maryland.cfm
     
  28. Does anybody know where I can get Chevrolet Dark Olive green metallic, In a spray can?
     
  29. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
    Posts: 302

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