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1929 Ford Track Roadster Paint Fade - WIP; Finished - outdoor pics

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:30 AM

Thanks, Too Old!  I appreciate 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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  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:36 AM

Beautiful jr !  Great looking truck and I agree with keeping the top white , it really sets it off !

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:28 AM

Thanks, JM and Barry!  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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  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:21 PM

Hi jr,

Your "track-nosed" Pickup came out great. It looks like you learned that "Faded Paint" lesson very well.

Going to look at your Impala thread now.

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Monday, April 22, 2013 9:04 AM

Came out great Jr, awesome WIP.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, April 22, 2013 7:06 AM

Thanks, Slusher, Csaba and Old Geezer!  I appreciate your comments!  The 64 Chevy is coming along nicely in Factory Stock! 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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  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Monday, April 22, 2013 6:21 AM

Super clean looking workmanship.

Nice model !

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  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, April 22, 2013 4:23 AM

The man just barely finished a beautiful model with exceptional paint, and he is already happily working away on his next project, making trim like others apply decals... Can't bel-l-lieve this... Congratulations, keep going JR!

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:09 PM

Great looking little truck JR, excellent work as always........Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, April 21, 2013 1:16 PM

Thanks, dmk!  I appreciate your comment!  I'm gonna do a 64 Chevy Impala non-SS next in Factory stock. 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.

dmk
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Posted by dmk on Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:25 PM

Wow, that looks really great!  I also like the white top.

Thanks for sharing the build with us.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:35 PM

Thanks, Tony and MM!  I appreciate your comments!  Tony, I think you're right!  I'm going to leave the top white and just hit it with some Krylon Satin bright white to make it look more like fabric.  Thanks for looking and thanks for the suggestion! 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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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:53 AM

That turned great! The paint looks awesome front to back! I agree this model is a pain to assemble. Although mine was a little easier because I left it in gray hot rod primer. Nice job!

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Posted by Tony Ds garage on Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:56 AM

KEEP IT WHITE IT SOO WORKS !!! JUST CLEAR IT AS IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 19, 2013 6:31 PM

Thanks, MMTaylor and SFD!  Yeah, I think I'll do a light blue/dark blue/purple on a '49 Merc but probably not next! Here's a pic with the top on but I haven't painted it yet. I think I'll do a dark brown or black top tomorrow. 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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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, April 19, 2013 5:20 PM

That's a show car paint job, alright! I think you're right, that technique would look pretty good on a ' 49 Merc, like the chopped one from Revell. I think I'd do a blue/green kind of treatment on one, though.
Again, sharp build, and congratulations on teaching yourself something new! Cool

                                                                                                Regards,
                                                                                                      sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 19, 2013 5:04 PM

Last ones:

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 mrmadtaylor on Friday, April 19, 2013 5:03 PM

Very nice.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 19, 2013 4:59 PM

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 19, 2013 4:52 PM

Thanks, SFD and Tim!  I appreciate your comments!  SFD, the paint wasn't that difficult - but the kit is! Lots of mold lines, circle pin ejection marks, and the pins for the opening doors/hood/tailgate, as Tim mentioned, are terrible for the fit into the hinges. I should have removed all of them and re-drilled holes to replace them with metal pins.

Tim, thanks so much for your comment. I built this one because I didn't want to be disappointed if the paint didn't turn out and had to put it back in the box. But once the paint turned out so nicely I had to complete the build. The track nose fitting with the opening hood/radiator tie rods/radiator hose was the most difficult. I don't know haw it could be completed with everything working. But the paint application was relatively easy. I am thinking that one of these fade paint jobs would look really nice on something else - maybe a '49 Merc!

Here's the outdoor pics!

Looks like the front suspension sags to the left but I don't see it on the bench. Must be the cobblestones.

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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  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Friday, April 19, 2013 2:49 PM

Man, that came out really nice.  And btw you have many, many compatriots when it comes to the mounting/operating features pins on 1960's era Revell kits.

Not only very impressed with the paint, that's probably the nicest application of the track nose with a complete Revell pickup kit build that I have ever seen.  Congrats...TIM

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, April 19, 2013 11:55 AM

Wow, that's a lotta work for a paint job, but it looks like it paid off! I'll be looking for those outdoor shots. I'll bet it'll really look nice in the outdoor light. Congratulations on another nice one, jr! Thumbs Up

                                                                                                  Regards,
                                                                                                        sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 19, 2013 11:30 AM

Thanks, Slusher!  Wheels came from the kit.  I think I have this one done!  I finished the rear with two chainlike pieces of sewing type decoration for the tailgate suspension chains. Broke a hinge in the process so i glued the tailgate in place preferring the added detail to an working tailgate. Decal for the bed floor and blackwashed the wheels and hood louvres.  I think I am done - outdoor pics later today! 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.

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, April 19, 2013 1:11 AM

JR, your teuck is looking great. love the wheels......Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:39 PM

Thanks, Mikeman and JM!  I appreciate your comments!  After struggling with the right side hinge on the hood and breaking the pin I was trying to trap I decided not to hinge the right side. Then while trying to hold the hood in place in the center while trying to glue in the radiator tie rods I broke a pin in the center bar. So the easiest way to fix it was to glue the right side of the hood in place at the cowl so the center bar would not move or jump out of place. So now I have just the left side to open to see the engine. Got the nose foiled and notchted so that it would glue in tight and close. A compromise but I think the hood closure looks good. Now I can concentrate on the final external hardware, touch-up and decals.  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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    December, 2010
  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:28 AM

Looking really close Jr, I really like the hood as well.

Ratbeach Racing pro hillclimbers                                     18 years old now!      

Be reasonable, do it my way.

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  • From: Dartmouth NS Canada
Posted by mikeman on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:28 PM

Great colour combo,and I love the flip-up hood...

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:05 PM

Thanks, Bob!  Glad you like it!  I have completed the center and left side hinge and here's a mock-up. I am going to notch the nose a lillte more at the bottom and do some paint touch up but I think this is about as good as it will get. Actually not too bad. I've seen worse for instance the Ala Kart re-pop. 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.

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:41 AM

This is really looking good jr !   Good idea fading the hood to match ,  it looks perfect ,  And I like the contrasting color underneath ,  it really makes the chassis stand out !

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

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