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AMT 53 Corvette 1/20 update

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  • Member since
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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
AMT 53 Corvette 1/20 update
Posted by Johnt on Monday, January 08, 2018 3:55 PM

I started this kit until the temp gets above -15 degrees, and I can repaint the cab of my 29 Ford P/U. I painted the bodies of a few kits so I could work on them over the winter, this is one of them. I'm almost to the point that I need to spray some of the parts on this one. but there's a warm up coming over the next few days.

I was going to go with a V-8 but I chose to go box stock staying with the Blue Flame six,

 

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Posted by justmike on Monday, January 08, 2018 4:16 PM

Don'tcha just hate it when the weather dictates your painting schedule? Especially if its on a day off from work!  I am doing a bunch of hand painted fiddly bits waiting for a dry day right now.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:08 PM

I built that kit waaaaaayyyyy back in 1980.

I also used a 6 cylinder engine ( witha few "non stock" addition's ) And ran the exaust out the  upper part of the driver's side front fender.  The exaust looked like this   :::

It looked cool..... but in real life the driver would have suffered burn's to the face every time he "floored " it !

 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage

 

 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 7:54 AM

justmike

Don'tcha just hate it when the weather dictates your painting schedule? Especially if its on a day off from work!  I am doing a bunch of hand painted fiddly bits waiting for a dry day right now.

 

It;s a pain. It looks like the after of today and tomorrow will be good enough to spray as long as the wind stays low.

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 7:30 PM

I have to sneak down to our community storage locker when I spray paint. Fortunately its vented to the outside but its not the best for lighting or heat. Still, at least I can do some spraying in the winter.  Lawsy, I miss my man cave!

 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by Scale modeller on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:07 PM

I solved my winter painting blues by building a paint booth. I just used some scrap plywood I had, a $20 bathroom fan and exhaust hose. No more odour in the house, and I can paint in the winter now. 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 AM

It's interesting to see how you all were able to solve the winter painting problem.

I got to paint what I needed to the last two days. Heres a few pictures.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:35 AM

I got some more done on it

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:37 AM

More pictures.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:01 AM

Nice work on the dash bazels. 

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by Tom Louis on Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:14 AM

It seems to coming along quite nicely!

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