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Here's my 41 Willy's

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Here's my 41 Willy's
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 7:16 PM
http://public.fotki.com/modelcarguy/my_1941_willys/my_model_cars_002.html

Since we're talkin Willy's here, here's mine. It was a fun kit to build and one of my all time favorite classic cars. There's so much you can do with one. A huge engine bay to get just about any engine you want in there. Plus the curvy body lines give it a personality all it's own.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 7:38 PM
i went to the website and i got a page asking if ia amember of fotki .....is thet reight modelcarguy ....cant wait to see the pics
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 7:59 PM
well i saw it and all i can say is......BowBowBowBowBow

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:02 PM
Holy moly!
That shine is soooo deep, it's wet!
Outstanding build.

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:12 PM
ok ok now i can see it........and all i can say is............. A AAA..MAZING .....!!!!!!CoolCoolCool
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:28 PM
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 10:33 PM
nice modelcarguy....I'm working on one right now, actually I have the roof cut off, and i'm lowering it down a little...Your's looks great!!!
Joe
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 4:04 AM
All credit to you on the paint job dude, acheived an awesome shine. Testors is not the easiest of paints to use. My favourite car too!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:05 AM
Nice work! I agree, this kit has tons of possibilities. (I'm working on my second one right now.)
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:33 AM
That is one fine paint job. How did you get it down so smooth? I would really love to know how you did it and I'm sure some of the others would, too. Thanks in advance
Hot Ford Coupe
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 12:16 PM
Well, Hot Ford Coupe, first of all there is NO clear on the car whatsoever. I really don't believe in clear unless i'm using decals. I just shoot it, wait about 12 days, then carefully polish it out. I dont't polish the car all at once. I'll take a fender, go through all the grits, check constantly for high and low spots, then apply the Novus 2 and check again. It's very tedious work but it's worth it in the end IF you have the patience. Then I'll move to another part of the body. Sanding the whole car is too overwhelming for me. I have to take it in sections. Before I enter a show, i'll use that Meguire's Mist and shine. The stuff is incredible! Its leaves no streaking and it's essentially a wax! Try it sometime, I think you'll be hooked.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 5:18 PM
Thumbs Upoutstanding work i really like the wheels
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 30, 2004 4:49 AM
Simply outstandingly amazingly great work modelcarguy. Love the paint job and the wheels, heck, It's all goooood!BowBowBowBowBowBowBowYeah!!Wow!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 5:45 AM
Man...can you get that paint any slicker of deeper? Now that's what I'm talking about. Great job!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 12:13 PM
Thanks guys for all the kind words. It took a while to get the paint right on this build. I think it was worth the struggle, though.
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Sunday, February 1, 2004 12:27 PM
Thanks Modelcarguy.. I'll take a whack at it. Hope mine will come out at least half as good as yours.
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 1:15 PM
Well, Hot Ford, It's a great kit to build. The engine is highly detailed and the kit has minimal ejection pins marks and seam lines. There is just so much you can do with this kit. Have fun, my friend and may that build be your best build!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 2:47 PM
BowBowBowBowBowBowBow why can't i do work like that!!!!!!Banged Head nice work!!!! it looks great. i love how you did the hood!!!! thanks for sharin'
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 1, 2004 9:43 PM
Sweet ride. i love the paint. just like looking into a mirror.

Bobby
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  • From: Daytona Beach, FL
Posted by 1320wayne on Sunday, February 1, 2004 10:11 PM
Amazing finish! I would love to see more pics.
"Those who try, get passed up by those who do" "Life comes at you a quarter mile at a time" http://public.fotki.com/1320wayne/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 9:55 AM
WOW...modelcarguy, that is one extremely amazing paint job. Wish mine turned out like that. I've done the exact same model but nothing compared to yours.

Just some questions, what is the Novus 2 & Meguire's Mist and shine you mention? Can you get it at any hobby shop?

That makes me wanna go out and get another one. Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:15 PM
http://www.noscratch.com/novus/index.shtml
Ok, Roger, here's where you can order the Novus polish. I highly recommend it if your going to use a polishing kit. The Meguire's Mist and shine can be found at any automotive parts store. Kragen's, Autozone, etc.... Make sure that you've fully polished out the body and have used the step 2 of the Novus kit before applying the Mist and Shine. Better yet, make sure the paint is "FULLY" cured before applying the mist or in some cases it may leave residue. When I say fully cured I mean up to one month for enamel paints. And always wait at least 12 days after painting a body with enamel before even handling it or you can leave finger prints embedded in the finish and they are difficult to polish out. I know this waiting time can be long and boaring, but you can occupy yourself with other things like wiring the engine, preparing the chasis, etc..... Remember patience is the key to a incredible paint job. There's nothing more frustrating than making a mistake that could of been prevented if a little patience would have been exercised.
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:32 PM
Thank you again for the tip MCG. One month for enamel, Whhoeee! I gotta switch to laquer.
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:48 PM
Laugh I don't blame you hot ford. Its a long, miserable wait. But what I love about enamel is that you get a blazing shine from it and I never use clear on any of my builds, (unless of course I decide to use decals in the future). That means no yellowing of the finish through time. And I also like the convience of not having to do extra steps in protecting the plastic aginst the harsh chemicals in Laquer. By the time I get to the stage of painting the body, I actually look foreward to the break of waiting, to clear my head and re-focus.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 1:54 PM
Wow...Thanks alot modelcarguy....Looks like I've got my work cut out for me. Another question I have for ya, how long should I wait to remove the tape from the model? I went out and bought some low tack stuff. Is that safe to leave on for 12 days? I don't want to have the glue from the tape to stick to the model...Speaking from experience hehehe
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 8:07 PM
Masking should be removed as soon as you can handle the body "CAREFULLY". What I mean is not to hold the body to tightly as the paint is extremely vunerable to fingerprints. I'd say about two days of curing. The whole idea here is to remove that mask as soon as possible but at the same time not too soon as to damage the finish. If your too nervous about damaging the finish, best to just leave the mask on and hope that' it's a low enough tack that the glue won't transfer. Remember, you need at least 12 days of curing before any polishing. Good luck.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 16, 2004 12:16 AM
Never had a problem with Tamiya tape even on the ones I forgot to take it off when I put them aside to gas out about 6 mths ago but I dont know about other tape types.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22, 2004 7:21 AM
modelcarguy,as I said earlier Awsome job.I have never thought about the willys before but seeing your effort has made me put one or two on my shopping list.Only hope I can do half as well.Thanks for a model pleasing to the eyes and the soul.Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile
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  • From: Home of the Florida Gators & the Gatornationals
Posted by flahotrod on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:36 PM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto I agree with all the accolades stated above. Beautiful work. Who is the kit manufacturer?? More pictures available??
I married my wife for her looks, just not the ones she gives me when I bring home new model kits.

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