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1970 Plymouth Roadrunner

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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Shelburn Indiana
Posted by 50 Coupe on Sunday, December 8, 2013 6:09 PM

So Cool! Great build! Love the color.

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    March 2009
  • From: western WI
Posted by bogger44 on Monday, December 2, 2013 7:17 PM

That Runner looks good to me.  Nice work and congrats.

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    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:41 PM

Nice job on that "road chicken" as I just love dem Mopars!

High octane

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    October 2012
Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:43 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback!

 

Chris

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    October 2012
Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:42 PM

The color is Scalefinishes Dodge B5 Bright Blue.  Thanks, Csaba.

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    August 2006
  • From: beside myself
Posted by trucker_3969 on Sunday, November 24, 2013 1:52 PM

Looks great to me.Nice build.

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Posted by dpurcell on Sunday, November 24, 2013 1:36 PM

Great build, looks sharp!

Dean

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    February 2012
  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 1:26 PM

Wow

I am so glad I caught this RR freshly built! ...And you did the headliner thing! Yes I like the weathered engine and the hood detail, the wheels and the tires are great, too. What body color is it?

Congratulations!
Csaba

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    December 2003
  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:27 AM

Very nice! Good job!

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:54 AM

Nice Thumbs Up

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    March 2008
  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:00 AM

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up . . . . Dinner

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:24 PM

Your car turned out so well. Never would have believed that's a first one in oh so long

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Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:12 PM

Oh, for SFD:

I did the box thing for a bit, but for me, if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

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Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:05 PM

Thanks for looking.

 

 

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Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:03 PM

After too many house projects to count, and redoing the paint several times, I’ve finally gotten it done.  It being my first car model since before I could drive, I’d give myself a B-/C+.  It certainly was a learning curve.  I was trying a lot of new techniques on top of relearning the old ones.  I know outdoor pics are preferred, but this is better viewed from a distance.  With poor lighting.  And your eyes half closed.  Thanks to all who helped along the way with tips, parts and encouragement.  Onward & upward!

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    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, March 17, 2013 6:12 AM

Nice paint booth, SFD! I'll have to give that a try! Since I have to paint outside I've been having some luck painting on the covered patio, although I don't paint when the pollen is flying like it is now and for the next couple of weeks.

Idont, if the plastic is crazed I don't think that thick primer is gonna work. It may look like the problem is solved but when you put on color it may come back. You probably will have to sand it out or get a new hood. Just my My 2 Cents

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    August 2012
Posted by heroncustom on Friday, March 15, 2013 7:45 AM
I do the same dagon3870 but instead of glass i use left over scrapes of 1/8 MDF board. Once its coated just replace it or flip it around.
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Posted by dragon3870 on Friday, March 15, 2013 7:27 AM

i have the box paint booth as well but i cover the inside with thin window plastic and just toss the plastic ouyt when it starts getting overspray dust built up or other dust accumulated in it and the rolls of sheeting go along way

David V Davis

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    October 2012
Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Friday, March 15, 2013 6:26 AM
Thanks for the tips Csaba & sfd. I had similar thoughts for fixes myself, and it's good to know they've already been tried with success.
I had some cardboard and duct tape & used it to fashion a box, slapped the shop vac in there & away I went. I ended up with significantly less inclusions in the paint. Sometime down the road, I intend to get fabric shades that look like blinds to surround my work area. Pull them down when painting, lift them up when not.
The crazing was solved by a more liberal application of primer. Onward!
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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:13 PM

Sorry to hear about your paint woes, idhtft. That's a sharp color, and that bird will look nice wearing that shade of blue. You didn't say, but it sounds like you're just painting out in the open when you're down in your basement. If that's the case, you need a more controllable enviroment to paint stuff, especially the bodies. You may be thinking big bucks, but think again. Here's my setup for a home made paint booth. Now, I know you're looking at this and saying, "But that's just a cardboard box". Yes it is, and I've painted every model I've ever built over the winter in this exact setup. A few in the summer, too when the weather outdoors sucks. See the hole on the side? That's where I insert the hose from a five gallon ShopVac, that acts as the exhaust. So, I guess you could say it's not an updraft or a downdraft paint booth, it's a side draft. Laugh When I have this set up on my kitchen counter, I clip a small LED lamp to the cupboard door, and it shines in at the right angle so I can see what I'm painting. Before I paint, I tap the sides of the box to knock any dust off the insides, and then I vacuum it out. Then I take a a spray bottle, and spray a fine mist of water on the inside surfaces, to further minimize any dust. Then fire up the ShopVac, and away I go. The most expensive component of this whole setup was, of couse, the ShopVac. But it's still cheaper than buying the cheapest paint booth. And of course if the box wears out, gets crushed or whatever you just go snag another box. I had the same issues with dust in my paint that you mentioned, but I tell you this thing works for me! My 2 Cents

                                                                                              Regards,
                                                                                                    sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Sunday, March 10, 2013 9:22 AM

So this is where it stands:  I have a color coat on the body that went down just fine, only I couldn't avoid all the dust flying around my basement. I'm waiting two weeks for it to gas out, then I'll wet sand and try another coat outside.

Even though I prepared the hood the same way, with the same paints, my white base coat crazed in spots. After stripping, washing, and avoiding primer, the white base coat crazed even more.  I'm going to try Tamya Surface Primer, since I can see the crazing in the plastic itself. The next car I do, I'll start with the body first, since I could be putting together other components while I wait. Spring cleaning will be taking on a whole new meaning this year as well, in an effort to tone down the dust & organize a better bench area.

I used way too much white glue for the headlight lenses, but the good thing is all but one of the lenses dried clear.  I still have a white, bubby mess behind the passenger-side, inboard lens.

Eh, live & learn.  I still enjoy the time I get to work on it.

Hints, tips & constructive criticism are welcome.

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    December 2011
  • From: Central Pennsylvania
Posted by Dodge_Driver on Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:34 PM

Cool! Keep the pics coming! Thumbs Up

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Planned Builds: '78 Dodge Sweptline street machine; Revell '69 Charger-440/6spd/18" wheels; Monogram '32 Ford Highboy.

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Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Sunday, February 24, 2013 6:08 PM
Dodge Driver: thank you kindly for the offer, but another generous member of this forum is helping me out with an air cleaner.
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    December 2011
  • From: Central Pennsylvania
Posted by Dodge_Driver on Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:31 PM

I have an air cleaner from a Monogram '70 GTX. It looks the same, but it is molded in blue and has a noticible nick on the base. If you'd like I'll send it to you.

More a model starter than a model builder!

Planned Builds: '78 Dodge Sweptline street machine; Revell '69 Charger-440/6spd/18" wheels; Monogram '32 Ford Highboy.

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    December 2004
  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:04 PM

Looks Good! Nice work

Stace

On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!
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    October 2012
Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:39 PM

Not as good as I'd like it to be, but for a first go at dashboard detailing, I'll take it:

I opened the tach and speedo and placed the decals (still on the paper) from the back.  I ended up having to paint black around the decals because the holes ended up being larger than I figured.  Maybe next time around I'll use some sort of wash to get better sepparation between those front seats and the door panels. 

I started painting the body with some white undercoat.  It came out OK but for a monumental amount of dust twigs.  I also got what I believe is crazing on a patch on the hood - short lines in a random pattern.  I'm hoping to sand it down (along with the dust) and lay down color in the next week.

Thanks-

Chris

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    February 2012
  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:52 AM

Hey Chris,

The link works, you might want to edit it to open in a new window, though.

The air cleaner did that to me too. I would sand off the whole underside, leaving just the top, glue it on a smaller sheet styrene base (as the lid hangs over the filter on a 1:1), then some blister sheet of lets say pain killer has a texture close to what you need - that's what I used. :-) Though you need to find pills that come in a blister, not in a jar. Most do over here, luckily.

Regards, Csaba

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    October 2012
Posted by Idonthavetimeforthis on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:22 PM

So, the wife asked me when I was going to get around to finishing the entryway project in our home.  I had to admit, it was a good question.

I've only been getting into the basement on occasion, trying to make progress here & there.  One thing I did manage to do was ruin my air cleaner:

I finally figures out I'd prime with white, drybrush the screen with flat aluminum, seal it with clear, THEN mask & do the colors.  However, one too many dips in the purple pond and the mesh detail was wiped-out.  I tried to mickey-mouse a screen I fished out of an old cordless phone to get the texture back, but ended ended up with a mess.  Anyone else out there have a spare?

I also finally figured out what the three-picture limit is and the reason for it.  I've posted a few more pictures on flickr and intend to annotate each with comments during the build.  Please let me know if the following gets you there:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92433421@N06/

Thanks all.

Chris

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: Indiana
Posted by wabatuckeun on Monday, February 4, 2013 6:03 AM

Man that is one sharp color and it's looking great!You could try twisting the chasis but be very careful!

Stace

On the 8th day God created the HEMI and all the Bosses and Rats ran away!!!!

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