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1955 Chrysler C300 Is Completed

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1955 Chrysler C300 Is Completed
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:30 PM

I have been eyeing this kit sitting in my stash for sometime now and after watching the season premiere of Chasing Classic Cars which featured a Chrysler built by the late Boyd Coddington, I have to build it.  This is the Moebius Chrysler C300 and it fills my current criteria...it's a Mopar and it's got a Hemi!  

My paint will be Model Master Guards Red for the body and Model Master Radome Tan for the interior.  I can hear the boos from the rattlecan regiment of my model club as I will be painting this model with my Badger Universal 360 airbrush.

More to come...

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 8:53 PM

Hi Mike,

Booooooooooooo, hissssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RATTLE CANS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile, Wink & Grin

Barry

P.S.------ Bring this too, okay

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:26 PM

streetrod

Hi Mike,

Booooooooooooo, hissssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RATTLE CANS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile, Wink & Grin

Barry

P.S.------ Bring that too, okay

 

Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers! 

chucky

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:38 AM

Ha, good one Chucky, thanx for the laughs.  cheers

Steve

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, June 17, 2016 11:18 AM

"N" Why Not ?

   My best painting buddy is my very old .( Can you say 1978 ) model Badger pro one . Now I also Have a Binks touch up unit from my auto body shop days . Still works great and I bought it with the shop in 70 ! Old air Brushes Rock toooooooo . O.C.G.        P.S. Just so ya'll don't feel bad , I use them durned cans too .

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:44 PM

streetrod

Hi Mike,

Booooooooooooo, hissssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RATTLE CANS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile, Wink & Grin

Barry

P.S.------ Bring this too, okay

 

This is coming from someone who is AFRAID of airbrushes! lol

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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Posted by streetrod on Monday, June 20, 2016 11:33 AM

Hi Mike,

It's not that I'm AFRAID of the airbrush, it's that I'm just LAZY!! I mean, my motto is Shake, Spray and Throw Away!!!Smile, Wink & Grin

Even you have to admit that you've achieved just as good a paint job with "THE CAN" as you have with your "AIRBRUSH!! Your current Woodie Mercury is proof of that.Wink

Barry

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Posted by chucky on Monday, June 20, 2016 8:03 PM

chucky

 

 
streetrod

Hi Mike,

Booooooooooooo, hissssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RATTLE CANS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile, Wink & Grin

Barry

P.S.------ Bring that too, okay

 

 

 

Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers! 

No offense intended to the Badger air brush. Just an opportunity to sneak in a quote from Weird Al's movie, UHF. (Similar quote in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles.) Steve obviouly got it. Big Smile

 

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:45 PM

Hi Mike,

Getting back to this 300 it's a great looking car and I can't wait to see here and "in person" what you can do with it. It's one of those cars that can be built factory stock and look fantastic.

Barry

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:19 PM

Sorry Chucky, I didn't get the reference.  I never saw UHF and I've seen Blazing Saddles only once and that was a very long time ago.

Barry, all kidding aside...I have achieved a good paint job using either an airbrush or a rattle can, but I think the better paint job has been with my airbrush.  And, I can be just as lazy as you and just grab a can and spray then toss.  I say, if it works for you, then use it!

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 24, 2016 9:21 AM

Still doing bodywork.  I'm finding mold lines all over the body and some are a bit difficult to remove.  A little patience and a bit of sanding and the lines are disappearing!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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Posted by justmike on Friday, June 24, 2016 11:26 AM

Making sure that all the mould lines are dealt with, primering and then seeing more has become my pet peeve in this hobby. Hopefully you get them all first go round

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 26, 2016 6:49 AM

I am still finding mold lines on this body and my friend Paul found few more imperfections.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, June 26, 2016 11:38 AM

I get the feeling this one is going to have a near perfect finish. Are you at a second coat of primer or are you way beyond that? Getting the base for the chrome foiled trim smooth is where I need to pick up my game

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:43 PM

I'm still sanding mold lines and looking for imperfections.  My biggest failure is paint finishes and I'm trying to get better finishes.  I'll get to a second mist coat of primer soon when time allows me to.  I am getting better with BMF lately as I find I'm not as afraid of using it as I use to.  As they say...practice, practice, practice!!!  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:28 PM

I'm working on a custom version of the '56 300 and it has the same marks in the same places due to similar tooling. I feel your pain. I'm also having problems of "ghosting" of the moldings that I removed which won't be a problem with your stock build. Hang in there: it's such a nicely-detailed kit that it's worth the effort. Good luck with the paint. It's also...patience, patience, patience. Smile

chucky

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 01, 2016 6:29 AM

Thanks Chucky!  I am taking my time with this build as I do want to do a better job on it.  I have been looking at my past builds and the pictures show many, many improvements I could have made the first time around but didn't do.  I need to do a better job at building and the time to start is now!  This is a great kit and I want to do it justice...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, August 12, 2016 7:22 PM

Well, its been over a month since I actually worked on the C300, so I got a little bit done on it in my spare time.  Since my '66 Fairlane GT is fairly well along, I can get back to this one.  I got the basic engine assembled and painted with a coat of Tamiya Gloss Aluminum.

Since the paintbooth was up and running, I painted the floor pan flat black.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:18 AM

I was able to spend a little time on the C300 yesterday.  I added the carbs, transmission dip stick, and the breather tube to the engine assembly.  Now the engine will be heading back into the paintbooth for another coat of  Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminium paint.

I glued the front seat backer to the front seat and didn't like the visable gap between the two pieces.  I smoothed the gap with some Bondo Glazing & Spot Putty.  My tube is about 10 years old and getting a little hard to squeeze.  I guess I'll be stopping at Pep Boys for another tube.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, August 29, 2016 10:18 PM

Nice work, Mike!
Those are such nice kits, I am fiddling with a '56 now. The mold lines are a hassle. What other company models do those kits remind you of? I see some JoHan in them, some of the moldings and emblems are a little 'thick' but the overall effect is spot-on. Also tussling with a couple of the Pontiacs...

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 02, 2016 4:39 PM

Rick, I don't look at what other kit manufacturer could have made this kit nor do I really care.  AMT/MPC are the only manufacturer that uses each other toolings that I am aware off and the old moldings tell just how bad they are.  There are many in my club that like these old kits, but not me.  I prefer a new release and preferably one from Revell.  I have a 1962 Rolls Royce from Minicraft that has horrible mold misalignment on the front fenders that I'm not really sure on how to correct it so I could build the Rolls from TVs "Burke's Law".  No wonder the model on the box art is painted black...to hide the bad fenders.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Friday, September 02, 2016 6:48 PM

Very nice build 

Niko

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 07, 2016 2:37 PM

Thanks crown r n 7!

It has been a while since I have worked on the Chrysler and now that my '66 Fairlane GT is done, the Chrysler will receive some attention.  This afternoon I have been painting the frame and suspension components, engine and it related components, and the exhaust system.

I still have to work on the body and the interior and now I'm getting the urge to work on my new Moebius '65 Belvedere I kit that I got last Sunday.  I've got some ideas for that one!

More to come... 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 08, 2016 12:58 PM

More work done on the C300.  The engine is coming together.  The distributor is wired and I'm waiting for the glue to set before inserting the ignition wires into the valve covers.

I painted the exhaust system with Model Master Aluminium Plate and polished the exhaust system this morning to a really nice shine.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, October 09, 2016 8:26 PM

The engine has been installed into the chassis and the chassis is 99% complete.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:22 PM

Big Smile

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:37 PM

The body is just about ready for paint.  I primered the body and checked for any flaws and so far found none.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 05, 2016 9:49 AM

I finally got to paint the C300 this morning with Model Master Guards Red through my Badger Universal 360 Airbrush.

I'll let this dry for a bit and then I'll start the laborious process of wet sanding and polishing.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1973 Ford Bronco

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The name is Mike...mrmike!

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Saturday, November 05, 2016 3:35 PM

Looking good nice paint

Niko

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, November 05, 2016 9:37 PM

The pictures I'm looking at have me wondering WHY you have to polish that. It looks glossy already!

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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