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1969 Olds 442 W-30 WIP - Finished; Outdoor Pics!

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1969 Olds 442 W-30 WIP - Finished; Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:53 PM

This is a bit of an experiment! I used the chassis from this kit for the 72 Chevelle that I built a few days ago. So I saw that it was re-issued and on the shelves at Hobby Lobby and I'll go and pick it up tomorrow. So I have an extra body to try this on. 

I wondered if I could spray a body with acrylic paint that my wife used for her toll painting. So I broke out the air brush and once I got it thinned with acrylic thinner so that it would spray nicely I painted the body. I let it dry and then gave it a couple of coats of clear lacquer. It turned out pretty well.

I noticed, once I inspected it closer, that there was some gray primer bleeding through on the right side (second photo). I guess I didn't get enough paint on it. I had also gotten some junk in the hood that didn't come out well. So I washed the hood off with hot water and got rid of the paint. 

Then I thought, this banana cream acrylic color looks an awful lot like the Krylon Bright Idea color I had on my paint shelf. So I painted the underside of the hood with it. Looked like a dead match to me. So I painted the right side of the body and the hood top (third photo). Bingo! 

Now I'll let it dry, rub out the body a bit, and then give it and the hood a coat of clear. There's a 69 Olds color that is called Saffron. I don't know if this is close but its close enough for me. If I can master spraying acrylic then I have a wider and cheaper choice of paint. Thanks for looking! 

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 Monday, June 8, 2020 9:57 PM

Rubbed out the body today and it looks pretty good. I'll have to give the hood another coat of paint as I rubbed out some edges. This one won't look as good as Goofy Steve's but I'll give it a go. I bought the re-issued kit today so I know I'll have some pad-printed tires and a chassis to put under it. 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 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:45 PM

Great color choice!!,i always prefer to see muscle cars painted in less common colors.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:33 PM

mclovin

Great color choice!!,i always prefer to see muscle cars painted in less common colors.

 

I agree!

One tires quickly of the "usual" colors.

If you want a model that's unique, checking out some more mundane color combinations can not only make it stand out from the pack, but they can really grow on you as time goes by.

I often times will get comments from other modelers about choices of colors, usually not exactly glowing endorsements, but in the end, most of them will come around and say that upon reflection, they like the sometimes unusual colors that I use.

 

The Olds is looking great so far!

The color you have chosen does indeed look a lot like 1969 Oldsmobile "Saffron".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:14 PM

Yes

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 12, 2020 5:58 PM

Thanks, Mclovin, Steve, and Prowler! I appreciate the comments and am glad everyone like the color choice. 

After 3 disasters with painting and rubbing out the hood, I had to take a break yesterday and get away from it. Since I have two hood I have been rotating them in the Super Clean. Finally, today I finished the hood with two coats of paint and two coats of clear. Color matches the fenders and I'll rub it out lightly tomorrow. I also finished the foil on the body but still have the hood to do. 

I added some foil, arm rests and chrome pen to the door handles on the door panels of  this horrible bucket. Also painted a piece of cardboard for the rear package shelf to cover the circle pin ejection marks. So you can see the basic setup for the interior and the red front fenders for the engine compartment. I am still waiting on my pre-wired distributors to arrive but I have everything painted and so it should move much quicker from here. 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 Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:50 AM

Here are the photos of the finished interior. On to the chassis and engine. 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 midnightprowler on Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:49 PM

Nice interior. 

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

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Posted by mclovin on Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:14 PM

looks real nice!,do you ever flock your interiors?,it adds a real nice touch.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:57 AM

Thanks, Prowler and Mclovin! I appreciate your comments! Yes, I have tried to flock interiors and I tried it on this one before I painted the floor brown. I haven't mastered the technique apparently as it looked too blochy to me, too many clumps and bare spaces. Maybe its the glue, flocking, or technique. I think when I bought this flocking it was called "Funny Fur." Laugh 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 Goofy62 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:41 AM

modelcarjr

Thanks, Prowler and Mclovin! I appreciate your comments! Yes, I have tried to flock interiors and I tried it on this one before I painted the floor brown. I haven't mastered the technique apparently as it looked too blochy to me, too many clumps and bare spaces. Maybe its the glue, flocking, or technique. I think when I bought this flocking it was called "Funny Fur." Laugh Thanks for looking! Cool

 

Give some embossing powder a try for carpets sometime.

It's easier to work with than flocking and it gives a very realistic looking carpet.

 

 

 

Steve

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:51 AM

   Hey JR, As always great detail inside and out! Love me some Olds 442s!

 

Kevin
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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:12 PM

Thanks, Steve and Kevin! I appreciate your comments! Steve, I tried some embossing powder but had the same results - too blochy. I might have bought the stuff that was too fine. I am going to try it again but find some that resembles small pebbles or rocks. Maybe those will stick! But once the seats and dash are in a hardtop, you can't see much of the carpet anyway, unless you have a pen light and a magnifying glass. 

Finally, its on wheels!  I only had to paint the hood six or seven time, I dunno, I lost track! Not the best weather for painting with heat and humidity both in the 90s. Hood is not perfect but its smooth and once the decals are on it should look alright. just one other issue - no powerplant! Still waiting on plug wires! 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 charger74 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:41 PM

I really like everyting about it, can't wait to see the final product

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:19 PM

Thanks, Charger! I'm glad you like it! 

Had an e-mail from Kris Morgan and he indicated that they were very busy and distibutors would not ship until the end of the week or first of next. So, I remembered that I had made one up for a Mopar but couldn't use it because the wires were too short for the left side. I pulled it out and it works! Finished the engine compartment and body is on. Maybe I'll be able to finish everything in the next day or two! 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 Metalbender on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:27 PM

Oh Nice!

Now, never think that someone WON'T get out the Penlight and Magnifier! I have seen to many good cars go down under some Hoity-Toity Judges magnifier and light! And this wasn't just cars either!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:19 PM

Thanks, Metalbender! I appreciate your comment! Yes, I have seen the pen light and magnifying glass too. That's why I would rather have a nicely painted floor instead of a poorly flocked interior carpet. 

Finished! Outdoor pics tomorrow. 

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 60Buick on Friday, June 19, 2020 5:34 AM

JR,

Absolutely stunning! This is an award winner for sure. Love everything about it. Impeccable work as usual from you.

 

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, June 19, 2020 9:55 AM

JR,

Perfect bumper to bumper. You nailed it again!

Kevin
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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 19, 2020 11:49 AM

Thanks, Buick and Kevin! I appreciate your comments! 

Here are a few outdoor pics:

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 19, 2020 11:51 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 19, 2020 11:55 AM

Last ones and a peek at my next build. I think its about 26 years old! 

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 charger74 on Friday, June 19, 2020 11:13 PM

It looks very good

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:44 AM

One of GMs handsomest cars EVER! I had a 1:1 for six years, I loved it. Nice job on that excellent kit!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:50 PM

Thanks, Charger and Rick! I appreciate your comments! 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 Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:17 PM

Another great build for sure!!,when you build the Mustang,Monograms version seems to sit high in the front end.

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 http://public.fotki.com/convertible-fan/

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, June 21, 2020 3:26 PM

Terrific looking Olds!!

 

Keep working on the embossing powder.

I now find that it's one of the fastest and easiest operations that I do on a project.

 

I'm not sure what your procedure is, but I just slightly thin some Elmers white glue and brush it on, followed by just dumping on the powder and shaking it around.

But you have to work pretty fast and get the powder on before the glue begins to tack up.

If you have a problem getting the powder on the entire floor before that happens, you can do the floor in a couple of sections.

Likewise, be certain that you paint the area to be carpeted a color that is close to the powder color before proceeding.

Or, you can always spray paint the powder after it is applied.

 

Anyway, good job on the 442!!

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:12 PM

Thanks, McLovin and Steve! I appreciate your comments! McLovin, I will keep that front height in mind as I assemble the front end. Steve, I will get some more embossing powder soon. Thanks! 

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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