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Fixing a BADLY cast resin '58 pontiac wagon.

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Fixing a BADLY cast resin '58 pontiac wagon.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:14 AM

I have run into this before with resin casting. I had one that was actually twice this bad.

It takes patience and time and a little skill, but with a vision, this will eventually be a nice model.

I've spent 2 weeks on the body and probably have another 2 weeks before I'm happy with it. The inside was just as bad, but I forgot to take pics.

The kit came with unchromed bumpers, headlights and tail lights, and interior tub and dash which just need a little touch up so that's all good.

Definetly not a Modelhaus piece, but it has the "bones" to make this work.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, August 7, 2020 8:57 PM

For the initial clean-up, the car looks better than I expected in primer.

Still a lot of work but nice to see the initial effort gives me hope to have a decent looking finished project.

Still several weeks of body work, including getting the roof drain moldings straight,  and then get the hood open and fit a chassis to it, but hey...NO HURRYThumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:59 AM

Hi Dave:

    You've done a lot already. Do you mind a comment? I believe the roof is a little flatter than it should be. Other than that, a nice recovery. I had thought you would have more problems on the sides where all the heavy trim is at. 

     If it's an optical illusion then forget my comment. Oh, When I make comments like this they are never to be seen as inflexible criticisms. Okay?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:25 PM

Metalbender

Hi Dave:

    You've done a lot already. Do you mind a comment? I believe the roof is a little flatter than it should be. Other than that, a nice recovery. I had thought you would have more problems on the sides where all the heavy trim is at. 

     If it's an optical illusion then forget my comment. Oh, When I make comments like this they are never to be seen as inflexible criticisms. Okay?

 

 

Not a problem Thumbs Up.

The ol' girl has a long way to go and there are several things still needing to be fixed.

 

So it's all good, and I appreciate your input Cool.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Metalbender on Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:15 AM

Thank You, Dave;

    I love those older cars and a wagon is indeed rare. Remember when AMT kits were all curbsides?

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:36 AM

Metalbender

Thank You, Dave;

    I love those older cars and a wagon is indeed rare. Remember when AMT kits were all curbsides?

 

 

Yup.

I have the 1958 series sitting in their boxes waiting for some love Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, August 9, 2020 7:11 PM

Great work on that Poncho so far and excellent subject matter too. I'm sure that longroof will look great when you're done.

High octane

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:15 PM

High octane

Great work on that Poncho so far and excellent subject matter too. I'm sure that longroof will look great when you're done.

 

 

Thank you my long time friend Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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