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1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite Is Done

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1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite Is Done
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:00 PM

My new project is the '65 Hemi Satellite.  This is a phantom car as I have never heard or seen one that was ever made.  But, you never know with Chrysler Corp.  I am using the Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite kit #1215.

I will be using the Pegasus 19" Hellas and 23" Hollis wheels and tires and the model will be painted with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue with a two-tone blue interior.

I converted the kit 426 CI Wedge engine into a Hemi engine with some pieces from my parts box and it will be wired.

This Satellite will look similar to the '64 Plymouth Belvedere that I built several years ago that was based on the '64 Fury that was built on TV's Overhaulin'.

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:24 PM

Looking forward to it.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:59 AM

Lee, I think you'll like what I am doing with this Satellite.

I have been doing some painting on the Satellite.  I painted the Hemi engine with Mopar Street Hemi Orange engine paint.

The Hemi valve covers got a coat of Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black.

The body, hood and dog house got a coat of Tamiya White Fine Surface primer.

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:28 PM

I've been painting today and I'm not done yet!  There are a lot of parts to this kit.  I still have to add the dark blue paint to the seat inserts, detail paint the dash, semi gloss the gloss parts since I ran out of Tamiya Semi Gloss Black paint and add embossing powder to the interior floor and paint that with Dupli-Color Light Metallic Blue.  Oh, and assemble the darn thing!  I still have a ways to go...  

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:12 AM

Some more work has been done on the Hemi Satellite.  The dash has been assembled and detailed.

I installed the exhaust system on the chassis, but I don't want to get too far ahead of myself since I want to add embossing powder to the other side of the chassis pan.

I wired the 426 Hemi for my '68 Charger R/T, but will have to wait a bit for the glue to set up on the Satellite 426 Hemi before I run the wires to the cylinders.  I figured why not do both at once until the distributor cap on the Satellite 426 Hemi decided to come loose.

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:44 PM

Looking great. Stellar work.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:16 AM

Thanks Lee!  Some things take time...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:40 AM

Well you seem to be moving right along. It takes me months even yearss to get something off my bench.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:21 PM

I'm retired, so it's like so many kits, so little time!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:29 PM

I have been putting off painting the '65 Satellite.  Probably due to fear of messing it up...badly!  I went and painted the body and hood with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue and it looks really good.  Very, very little trash in the paint...which is a good thing!

I went and painted the interior floor of the chassis pan.  With paint over the embossing powder, this looks pretty good.

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:47 PM

Beautiful color.❤️

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:56 PM

Thanks Lee!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, February 24, 2020 7:10 AM

The chassis and interior are done with the exception of a couple of small items.  I mocked up the chassis with the engine bay and the wheels and tires.

I will need to modify the exhaust sytem to fit the headers.

More Satellite to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:54 PM

Nice job on interior. Lot of silver on the dash. I like the blue on body too.

Bronco Billy

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:57 PM

Thanks Bronco Billy!

I started adding the wheels and tires to the chassis by modifying the suspension.  Then the dog house started giving me problems by coming apart.

I modified the head pipes for the exhaust system mounted to the headers.  Now I need to figure out where to mount the spindles for the front suspension.

More Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 28, 2020 1:24 PM

I reglued the dog house together after cleaning up the glue joints again and I let the dog house set up completely overnight.  This afternoon, I superglued the brake backing plates to the front wheels and glued them to the uprights without any spindles.

The stance looks okay, but I would like it lower.  At any rate, the front end is on and I'm fairly happy with the result.

And, for the first time since I painted the body, I got a shot of the model with the hood on.  

The decals on the air cleaner needed some touchups and when I added some clearcoat, the ink ran.  The air cleaner has been stripped and repainted and drying in the paintbooth.  

More Hemi Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, February 28, 2020 2:58 PM

Sweet!! Great looking start so far, i like those Pegasus wheels! Which Tamiya blue is that? Brings back memories of the one i built a couple years ago, Tamiya Mica Blue with the two-tone blue interior as well. Love that kit, goes together very well!!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:15 PM

Coming along quite nicely.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:19 PM

Thanks Lee and OrangeR/T!

I had painted the air cleaner top with Model Master Hugger Orange and then I added 3 coats of Model Master Ultra Gloss clearcoat.  The air cleaner base was repainted with Model Master Flat Black and will get a coat of Model Master Semi Gloss Clear.

More Hemi Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:08 AM

I foiled the Satellite yesterday.  This is not one of my better jobs as this foil must be getting old and losing it's adhesive.  I have Microscale Metal Foil Adhesive that I used for the second time, but I had breaks and small spaces that needed to be covered.  I used my Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen to cover the spots.

More Hemi Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:21 PM

Foiled, decaled and now clearcoated with three coats of Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear.  I'll rub this out in a day or two.

More Hemi Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:55 AM

Beautiful.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:39 PM

Thanks Lee!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:43 AM

I have joined the interior/chassis assembly with the body.  I started to add the many pieces of chrome and clear glass.

More Hemi Satellite to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:41 PM

Very very nice. When you photograph it finished might I suggest using a white posterboard background. It will really set that beauty off!

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:38 PM

Thanks Lee!  When final photos are to be taken, the background will be white poster board since that is all I have at the moment.  I guess I'm a step ahead of you! SurpriseThumbs Up

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, March 16, 2020 1:12 PM

Looks good, mrMike! I have this one to build but haven't gotten to it yet. Yours looks really good! 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 mrmike on Monday, March 16, 2020 4:04 PM

Thanks Jr!  While I could have gone completely stock with the 426 Wedge, this build called out to me demanding a Hemi!  The demand has been answered!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:29 AM

I have finished my '65 Hemi Satellite.  Painted with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue with a Dupli-Color Light Metallic Blue and Model Master Dark Blue interior, wired Hemi engine, Pegasus Hellas and Hollis wheels and a column mounted wired tach 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:30 AM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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