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First model ever - 69 Nova

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  • Member since
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  • From: Riga, Latvia
First model ever - 69 Nova
Posted by EvgO on Friday, September 08, 2017 10:12 AM

Phew... Started my first ever model car this January (or was it February?). 

Ran into plenty of issues, made a thread here - http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/tips_techniques/f/8/t/124859.aspx

At some point, my motto became "finished, not perfect". So, here it is - a Frost Green 69 Nova. 

Plenty of stuff wrong with it, but still, I'm glad it's done. Onto new projects!

I also haven't figured out a way to make it NOT be a dust magnet. The thing attracts dust like crazy. Anyone knows a recipe? Thanks for viewing, feedback is appreciated! 

Tags: 69 nova , Chevy
  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 08, 2017 10:30 AM

That is one good looking Nova!  Good Job!!!  If you want to keep the dust off your model, your best bet is to invest in a display case that holds one car.  These retail for about $10.00 per unit.  You can buy one at a time when you pick up a kit or several if you have the funds available.  I have heard that using a model car wax helps to repel some dust, but eventually you will have to dust off that model.  Another suggestion is a display case or a wall unit with doors that help keep the dust out.  Some people buy a curio cabinet to display their models.  

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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Posted by mikee-va on Friday, September 08, 2017 10:55 AM

I use the plastic cases with the model wired to the base so it doesn't "move" around on me.  When I can find them cheap enough I use the 1/18 cases and then I can place 2 1/24 models in at an angle.

 

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:14 PM

Nice looking first model! Congrats! I couldn't see if you used Bare Metal Foil on the stainless but if not, that would be something for you to work on for your second model. Or you might be able to add it to this one, at least for the exterior. 

 I used to display/store my models in single plastic cases. But after about 100 built models I went to plastic scrapbooking cases that they sell at Michaels on sale at 3 for $10. I can get about 5 models in each case and then I just stack 'em. You can never have too many built models! Laugh Nice work on yours! Cool Thumbs Up

 

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 TnT on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:41 PM

Nice build for first go round. I knew a old lady that one in this color. She was really old like in her 90s and driving. 

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Posted by big-e-models on Friday, September 08, 2017 6:27 PM

Super job even for your 100th build nice color , very well detailed like it a lot ! Can wait to see your nest one ! 

  • Member since
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  • From: Riga, Latvia
Posted by EvgO on Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:30 AM
Thanks, guys! Yes, I did use BMF. It wasn't very sticky though, had to use some wood glue. BMF was one of the things I'd try to do better next time, it didn't go on very smooth even on the second try. Thanks for the case suggestions. What's the best way to remove dust? I'm afraid to damage the decals or whatnot during the clean-up :D
  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 09, 2017 6:45 AM

EvgO
What's the best way to remove dust? I'm afraid to damage the decals or whatnot during the clean-up :D

The best way to remove dust I have found is to use a very, very soft makeup brush with bristles about 3/4 inch long.

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

On my bench-Foose Ford FD100 Pickup; 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    June, 2015
Posted by topman on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:43 AM

Congrats on your first one, very clean build! You should be proud, it looks very convincing!

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  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:39 PM

!st one? Really? Awesome job! What have you been building in the past? Anything?

 

Also, Ikea makes a nice display case out of blonde "wood" that's about 1 1/2 feet across, about 6" deep, and has 10 shelves. Still have to dust,  but not as often... I added a couple of lights to the top of mine...

  • Member since
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  • From: Riga, Latvia
Posted by EvgO on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:08 AM
Thanks guys! I must confess, three times I've stripped the body and started from scratch, since I wasn't happy with the results... Took me eight months to finish the car. I did a little bit of wargaming miniatures, but man, the learning curve on airbrushing automotive laquer is *steep*. Assembly skills transfer straight through, though!

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