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1965 Plymouth Satellite WIP - Finished; Outdoor Pics!

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1965 Plymouth Satellite WIP - Finished; Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:43 PM

Going to start this Moebius kit. Body is pretty clean but I noticed that some of parts trees have that off color, milky white, type of plastic. Different than the main body. I don't think it will matter much but pieces like the steering wheel don't sand down well in this type of plastic.

So I have a bottle of MCW Metallic Gold that is really a 67 color but I'm going to use it on this one. Black or white roof - I haven't decided yet. The interior will be Krylon beige and khaki. I saw one on the internet that looked good with that two-tone interior so I am going to use it as my example. Its not factory but looks good and I think will go well with this gold.

The decals look like they may be better than other Moebius kits so I may use them. Does anyone know if they go on well? I've sanded down the steering wheel to remove the flash and hopefully it won't look too out-of-round. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

 

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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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 11, 2017 8:28 PM

Jr, I have built the Belvedere version and the decals go on nicely!  Just be cautious of the plastic as I found it very hard, not brittle, just hard which took model cement more time to bond parts together.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, June 12, 2017 11:37 AM

Thanks, MrMike! It looks like the decals are much better than their earlier kits and I'm glad to hear that they go on well. Since they have both silver and black in the decal it would be better to use the decal than foil. No problem on the glue - I don't ever use model glue, just medium super glue, 5 minute epoxy and white glue. Thanks for your comment! Cool

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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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:49 PM
Looking forward to seeing this beauty finished , if it were mine, I'd go white roof with the gold .
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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:09 PM
I just subscribed to this thread. Any MOPAR is worth watching. I have this kit in the stash so will be very interested in seeing what you do with this.

Steve

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:28 PM

Thanks, Spencer and Steve! I appreciate your comments! Sorry, Spencer, I was impressed by one that I saw on the internet so I painted the top black.

Here is the top with a 2 coats of Walmart Flat Black followed by 3 coats of Krylon Clear Lacquer. Once I have rubbed it ou in the morning, I'll tape it off and then silver base coat and Spice Gold Metallic on the body with an airbrush. Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:47 AM

Looking great Jr!  The 1:1 you are modeling after is a sharp looking car!  Looking forward to more!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:57 PM
After seeing the 1:1 you found on the 'Net, I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing your build. Great looking car. Are you planning on the same wheels?

Steve

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:27 PM

Thanks, MrMike and Steve! I appreciate your comments! I'm using the interior from another 1:1 so this will be a hybrid.

Although I had had success with flat black and clear coat, this time I was not successful. Not glossy enough. So I taped it off again and painted with WalMart Gloss Lacquer followed by two coats of clear. The weather is terrible for painting with the humidity but I got a much better result this time. Maybe tomorrow after I finish rubbing it out (in process) I can tape it off and get some color on the body. Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:40 PM

May I make a suggestion?  You might want to paint your lighter colors first and then your dark colors last, then clearcoat them all in one step.  This will save you some time and heartache.  Just a suggestion as you are free to build and paint in whatever steps that makes you happy.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 16, 2017 6:08 AM

Thanks, MrMike! I appreciate your suggestion! And I think it makes for an interesting discussion.

First, I usually do the lighter colors first, unless its a top. I like to do the top first because it is a smaller area. Plus, black is a difficult color and I like to make sure that I get it right before using an expensive bottle of MCW on the body. I always add clear to every paint session as I paint. That is, I do the clear coats right after the color coats, 10 minutes apart. I do it as much to protect the paint as to get a good gloss finish.

Once dry and rubbed out and even though I use index cards to cover large flat surfaces, I find that the tape that does contact the paint is less likely to pull paint off once cleared. In other words, I think the clear helps harden the paint. Tape on the gray primer is less likely to pull the primer off and like this one, there is no damage to the primer from having taped it off.

The MCW paint on the other hand is very likely to pull off, even using index cards, if not cleared. Perhaps, its due to my impatience in not waiting several days to let it dry but I like to work quickly and let the paint dry for about a day. Once covered with clear it is much harder. That's why I use lacquer mainly. So I like to do the MCW last on the body so that I can paint with the airbrush and then clear so that I don't have to worry about taping it off.

If I had painted the top with MCW I would have done it first and cleared it before taping it off. Smaller surface, using index card for the larger flat surface would make it less likely to pull paint with tape.

I might save some steps and some tape doing it the other way, but I'm more concerned with the result than streamlining the process. So that's my rationale for painting in this sequence. Its intentional and delevoped over many years of trial and lots or errors! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

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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Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 16, 2017 7:59 PM

Jr, thank you for your explanation!  Like I said, you are free to build in whatever steps that make you happy.  Now I understand why and how your paint looks great!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:01 PM

Well, talk about errors! Despite the best laid plans of mice and men.....

I painted the body with the MCW Spice Gold metallic which is more or less a Champagne Gold, howver, I didn't get good coverage even though I had also painted a base coat of Aluminum. Normally, I can get a body and related parts out of 1 oz. of paint with an anirbrush. But it looked like it needed another coat and I was out of paint. I can only attribute it to one of 3 things:

  1. I have lost my touch with the airbrush (most likely)
  2. There were a number of related parts - inner fenders, firewall, radiator support, front and rear panels and outside edges of the chassis. Maybe I needed more paint.
  3. The paint from the new MCW owner was too thin. I have had a problem with another bottle since the change of ownership.

In any event, I grabbed a partial can of  of Testors One Coat Inca Gold that I had on hand, finished it off and added e coats of clear. I didn't want to wait on ordering another bottle of paint and wait for it to get here.

Next I pulled the tape and index cards on the roof and to my surprise the index card stuck. I guess I didn't wait long enough before taping it off. No problem - after rubbing it out I'll just add another coat of paint and clear and it would be done. Wrong! Here's what happened:

Unbeknownst to me but beknownst to WalMart, they changed their paint with their last shake-up in the paint department. The black and white which is all they now have in the house brand is enamel. Says so right on the can! They had always had a lacquer paint(Home Shades) in the past so I didn't check the cans. So when I painted the clear lacquer over the enamel paint it caused the cracking in the paint. So I sanded it all off after it dried and bought a clear enamel since I don't have any. I repainted and cleared using this partial paint cover made from index cards. I couldn't tape it off as the gold was too fresh.

Another day later and I am in the process of rubbing out both colors. The interior door panels are also done. So I guess I'll have a brighter looking gold on this one! When modeling gives you lemons, make lemonade! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:02 PM

Seems the hood didn't match well and the paint looked a little green on the body so I bought another can of Inca gold and gave everything one coat and then a couple coats of clear. I also misted a litttle of the gold on the top. So now I'll rub it out again. Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by chucky on Friday, June 23, 2017 7:50 PM

Lemonade, indeed! Sometimes it's just meant to be. Stumbling blocks instead of insurmountable obstacles. I think the challenge makes us better for it. In this hobby, we either learn patience or likely find another hobby. You always move forward and I find it inspirational and hopefully others do, too. 

chucky

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 23, 2017 9:20 PM

Thanks, Chucky! I appreciate your comment! I have this closure need in my DNA. Others might put it back in the box and start another one or order another bottle of paint to finish the original paint job. But I never have more than one build on the bench and when I start one I finish it. Guess I'm a little weird for a modeler but that's just the way I'm built!

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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Posted by justmike on Friday, June 23, 2017 11:51 PM

I wonder if that gene is called stubborness? No matter, the end result because of it is great

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, June 24, 2017 4:45 PM

Commando gold love it or tasca gold looks Awsome to me

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:03 PM

Thanks, Mike and Moparlover! I appreciate your comments! I prefer to refer to my condition as sticktoittiveness - stubbornness has such a negative connotationLaugh.

Here are a few pics of the interior as I am in process of detailing it. Krylon Satin Almond and Khaki with a dark brown floor.

The  basic setup:

On the dash, I painted the middle with aluminum and then foiled around the trim. Decals for the cluster and radio.

One door panel foiled. One to go.

Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by mclovin on Monday, June 26, 2017 9:53 PM

Beautiful work on the interior!!,your build so far has contest winner written all over it!!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 30, 2017 6:35 AM

Thanks, McLovin! I appreciate your comment!

Haven't posted in a while, been busy with other things and trying to keep this build moving! Finished the engine, engine bay, chassis, interior, installed the glass and found a set of tires and wheels in the parts box to adapt to this build. Here are a few pics:

Painted the engine block with Chrysler engine blue with my airbrush. I didn't add any spark plug wire as these Moebius engines don't really have spark plug detail or room to add the wires. Decal is from the kit.

Chassis:

Interior:

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 30, 2017 6:47 AM

The kit whitewalls just seemed to small to me, like tires for a 13" wheel for a Ford Pinto or Chevy Vega, so I found a set of bigs and littles in my parts box that I had bought at a vendor show for $1. I also had a set of wheels from the 65 Ford that I build recently that look like Cragars although they are not marked as such.

I used wheel backs from a 55 chevy and then glued the kit wheel backs to it so that it would fit the axle. The wheel back has a slot that mounts over a tab on the axle. I did all this with white glue first and then took it apart, thinned everything down a bit and then used 5 minute epoxy and super glue for final assembly.

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 30, 2017 6:54 AM

Here's a mock-up with the wheels using the white glue. Body fits well over the chassis and there are positive locking tab and slots in the front which should eliminate the need for glue.

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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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:36 AM

Stunning ! The " Cragars " give it a certain sparkle ! You were right to go with the black , I retract my previous " White " comment LOL

--Back in the early '80's my dad had a '68 Sattelite ( it had a 2x4 wooden front bumper!) As he ran the British Mopar Muscle Club at the time , that soon changed . (also had 2 RHD '68 Cuda's & a ..68 RT Charger in Black ! I was the coolest Kid @ Junior school me)  :D

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Posted by 195X on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:39 AM

I've been watching this from the get go and I have to say it's given me a whole new appreciation for these cars. Gorgeous paint work and that interior goes beautifully with the color. Clean assembly and great paint. I've always loved older MOPAR's, having owned several when I was younger. This kit is on my list for future purchase now. Thanks a lot for getting me in trouble with the old lady for the mere mention of wanting another kit.  Big Smile  

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 02, 2017 12:14 PM

modelcarjr
  1. The paint from the new MCW owner was too thin. I have had a problem with another bottle since the change of ownership.

I hope you communicated this issue with your paint to the new owner.  I would think that he would want to know about this and hopefully correct the problem with his paint formulation.  If he doesn't care, well then this could be the end of MCW paints.

Your repaint looks good, although I think the color is a bit bright for a stock type of vehicle that you usually build.  I like the Cragars as they are my favorite custom wheel.  Keep up the good work!

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, July 02, 2017 7:13 PM

Still love the colors

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, July 03, 2017 7:14 PM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! I probably will contact MCW and I am not sure that its the paint formulation or whether I just didn't have enough paint for all the pieces. So it could be my fault.

Anyway, this one is done! The paint is certainly much brighter than my original idea for it but its growing on me! The kit decals worked well except for the emblets on the rear fender which I foiled and picked with some black paint. Here are a few pics with outdoor pics tomorrow. Thanks for looking! Cool

I blackwashed the grill and wiped it off with a swab to try to emulate the holes in the grill. No decal for the center of the grill so I just painted with some stop light red metallic. The taillights are also painted as there weren't any red plastic lenses. I left the hood ornament off as I don't like hood ornaments that can be broken off by some vandal.

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:06 AM

Happy 4th of July everyone! Here are some outdoor pics of this finished build. Thanks for looking! Cool

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:10 AM

A few more:

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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