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Ford Bronco WIP - Finished Again - Outdoor Pics!

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Ford Bronco WIP - Finished Again - Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:03 AM

I've been working on this one for a few days and just now started posting pics. Very dissapointed right now! I wet sanded the body before painting, used the same primer I always use, applied a Tamiya aluminum base coat and then applied Tamiya Light Blue Metallic. Somehow, I got a swirl in the middle of the left door that looks similar to crazed plastic! I've rubbed out this side and will apply another base coat and color coats and hope it will cover. The right side looks perfect.

I am also disappointed with the hood. I also wet sanded with seasoned 400 grit sandpaper to get rid of the stripe caused by the hood support underneath. Then applied primer, aluminum base coat and color coats. the stripe is still there!

The last three build have come out great. This one probably will not!

 

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 mrmike on Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:36 AM

Be patient Jr and keep at it.  It'll come out just fine!  If you have to, set it aside and come back to it later.  That usually works for me.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:48 PM

Thanks, MrMike! I appreciate your encouragement and suggestion! Unfortunately, I am one of those individuals that can only work on one thing at a time. Once I start a build my closure need keeps me at it until I am finished. So depending on one's point of view, I am either blessed or cursed!

So sticking with it, after rubbing it out, I taped off the left side and re-painted an aluminum base coat and then two coats of color and clear. This time, it looks much better, although it looks a little blotchy in the door under light, it is hardly noticeable in normal light. I also added another coat of color to the hood and two coats of clear. It seemed to cover or hide the line in the hood a little better.

So now I can think about buying a set of wheels and tires for this one since the paint is finished, except for rubbing it out again. But I couldn't resist a couple of purchases at Hobby Lobby this morning. I went to buy some Tamiya tape and ended up with two additional kits; the 57 Ford Gasser for $7.50 and the 2016 Corvette Stingray for $6.75. I build a lot of kits, so I have to watch the cost in retirement! 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 justmike on Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:09 PM

At those prices you would be crazy not to buy them!  So far I have only had one build where no matter what I did the paint crazed in one spot. It has to be something in the plastic? I am like you, one build at a time is all Ican manage

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, March 23, 2018 12:53 PM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment! Yes, I think the plastic may be contaminated somehow. And I'm glad that someone else shares my affliction to build one at a time!

Built the engine and installed in the frame. Plug wires in yellow to contrast with the dark blue paint. I'll also add heater hoses at the end. Moving on to rub out the body and foil. Hopefully, I'll order some wheels and tires this afternoon. 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, March 24, 2018 5:51 AM

Looking great. I'm going to wait until final assembley to attach the air cleaner. Not sure if it will interfere with chassis body assembly or not. BTW, the bell housing and transmission should be steel.

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

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:10 AM

Thanks, Prowler! Yes, I just have the air cleaner attached with handy tack. I will remove it until final assembly. Thanks for the tip on the bell housing and transmission. The instructions only indicate that the tail shaft is aluminum but I had a suspicion that the instructions were wrong. I should have looked at a few more pics.

Paint is rubbed out, foil has been applied and the chassis is complete. Mocking this up to see what it will look like. The sides of the top are a bit warped but hopefully I can straighten them out when installing the glass. 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 Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:53 AM
Love the colour combo MCJ.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:49 AM

Looking great.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, March 26, 2018 2:25 PM

Thanks, Spencer and Prowler! I appreciate your comments!

Finished detailing the interior. Need to add a little dullcote to the seats over the decals. The decals went on fine and the assembly was straight forward. I added two pins into the floor shifter boot to represent the four-wheel drive shifters. At least that's the way they looked in a couple pictures that I pulled up.

I am using the wheels that were in the kit that a fellow modeler thought would look a lot like stock wheels. However, these are only temporary as I am ordering 15" 5 slot mags and BFG All Terrain T/A tires to replace them. 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 Monday, March 26, 2018 4:23 PM

Coming along nicely.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by justmike on Monday, March 26, 2018 5:41 PM

Lookin' good. Your console is very nice

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:17 AM

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, March 30, 2018 5:28 PM

I've finished this one for now. Still waiting to get new wheels and tires. I am not adding the side stripes at the bottom as the paint and foil look OK and I am not enamered with a full body stripe. The license plate kit decal is too big for the license plate frame so I found one in my stash.  Here are pics of the back and front, followed by final pics before nre tires and wheels. 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 Friday, March 30, 2018 5:34 PM

Three 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 midnightprowler on Saturday, March 31, 2018 6:30 AM

Beautiful. I hope mine looks half as nice.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, April 01, 2018 5:54 AM

Thanks, Prowler! I'm sure yours will turn out just right! I hope to have tires and wheels for this one in a week or so. In the meantime, I'll have to start on another build! Thanks for looking and Happy Easter everyone! 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 Sunday, April 08, 2018 5:12 PM

Just received my wheels and tires yesterday from Fireball Modelworks. They look great and should mount right up to the pins and hub keepers in the kit. I'm gonna letter the tires and paint the wheels and locking hubs and then this one will be done. 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 Monday, April 09, 2018 5:45 AM

Finished the wheels and tires and have them mounted. Lettered the tires with a toothpick and some acrylic white paint as the Gellyroll pen wouldn't work on the soft tires. Painted the wheels with Krylon Brilliant Aluminum which I like almost better than chrome. Front wheel lockouts were painted and foiled with a dab of red paint for the lock. I think they look much better than the kit wheels and the All-terrain tires are more "street" tires. The tires are a little tight on clearance at the rear but I'll have to live with it. Thanks to Joseph at Fireball and thanks for looking! Outdoor pics when it stops raining and the sun comes out! 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 Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, April 09, 2018 10:32 AM
I love the slot mags on the Bronco MCJ , " period correct " as they say . I have several 1:64's from stock to full on Baja monsters & recently found a facebook page that has 1:64 slot mags ... and other related delicacies !! ;-)
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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:11 AM

Thanks, Spencer! I appreciate your comment! I once tried to build a 1/43 scale model but ended up giving it away. I can't imagine building anything in 1/64th. Good luck! 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 mikemodeler on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:03 PM
That came out great and the wheels/tires from Fireball look perfect on it!
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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:19 PM

That looks great. I will definitely give that Krylon aluminum color a try. I will be doing a pearl white Ferrari and I do believe the color on your Bronco's wheels is way nicer than chrome with white. Did you have to primer the rims?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, April 13, 2018 9:54 AM

Great work as usual, my friend. Especially love the color. And I like your choice of wheels, as well.

Well done! Thumbs Up

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:22 PM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! Yes, Mike, I did primer the wheels first. Good luck with your build! 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 Monday, April 16, 2018 5:12 PM

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 Monday, April 16, 2018 5:42 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: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:10 AM

Looks great, jr. That color really pops outdoors! I'd actually planned to do mine in a similar shade of blue.

Nice work, as usual! Bow

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Dunno

 

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 20, 2018 5:52 AM

Thanks, SFD! I'll look forward to your posts! 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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