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1967 Ford Galaxie XL, 427 R Code, Build Thread.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:13 AM

midnightprowler

Beautiful. To be honest unless it's a contest model I wouldn't polish it. Factory cars didn't have miles deep finishes.

 

I always polish my builds.

Not so much for a deep shine, but more just to smooth it of any slight orange peel & remove any other imperfections in the paint.

I believe that it adds more realism to the paint as well by helping to remove that "candy like" apperance that unpolished paint can have.

 

Steve

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:15 AM

60Buick

Steve, 

I have been following this along and now it's time to comment!

Awesome! Love the colors!

I am going to save this thread on my home page for an inspirational build when I get mine on the bench! You are a talented man!

Cant wait until the final pictures!

Jeff

 

Thanks Jeff!

I appreciate that.

 

 

Steve

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:30 PM

Just a few quick interior mock up photos.

 

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:06 PM

Took a good portion of the day just to detail the dash!

I had to use a gauge cluster decal from a 1965 Ford.

As you would suspect, there are none available for the '67.

It's a "Best Model Car Parts" decal.

 

 

Steve

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:08 PM

Beautiful work!

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:49 AM
Nice model, nice subject that isn't often modeled so cleanly. Are you going to add armrests on the door cards?
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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:55 AM

steveracer
Nice model, nice subject that isn't often modeled so cleanly. Are you going to add armrests on the door cards?
 

Yes, I will add arm rests and window cranks.

The arm rests were cut from a set of AMT 1967 Cyclone door panels.

The window cranks were shaved from some other kit's cards.

Don't remember which one.

The arm rests are in primer now.

I will most likely paint them today.

 

 

Steve

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  • From: Burleson, TX. Grew up in Pittsburg and Whitehouse TX
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:13 PM
Really nice work on that dash!
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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:40 PM

A little more interior work finished today.

Got one of the door cards detailed as well as the console.

Also painted and detailed the arm rests.

 

 

Steve

 

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  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Monday, January 14, 2019 1:12 PM

Kudos.  This is a great-looking, well-thought-out model.  But your title says it is a 1/12 scale.  If so, where did you find such a rare jewel? 

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Monday, January 14, 2019 5:14 PM

1/12 is the date of the post, the kit is 1/25th. One of my holy grail kits by the way. Really nice build so far.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, January 14, 2019 6:19 PM

aliasT.W.

1/12 is the date of the post, the kit is 1/25th. One of my holy grail kits by the way. Really nice build so far.

 

What he said. Big Smile

 

 

Steve

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:16 AM

Stellar job.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:29 PM

Interior is ready for assembly.

Just have to carpet the floor with embossing powder and the glue can come out! Wink

 

 

Steve

 

 

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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:25 AM

Nice color comboCool ..

Nick.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:45 PM

A little more interior work finished.

Arm rests and window cranks added to the door panels as well as horn ring and "flower pot" center cap installed on the steering wheel.

The floor has been carpeted and the rear seat and brake and clutch pedals glued in place.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:52 PM

Door panels are in place.

 

Steve

 

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  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:57 PM

Very sharp 

Nick.

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:34 PM

Beautiful but way too involved for me. You have 1000 times more patience for this than I do !!! Once I put it on my display shelf it rarely comes down except for cleaning so I never get this involved, because I don't let anyone close enough to touch or gawk and risk damaging something !!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:40 PM

As a rule, I don't get this involved either.

My last '60 Chrysler Imperial build is case & point.

But this one lended itself to some upgrades.

The interior was nice, but it could be nicer, so I went with it.

The fact that it is such a rare and desirable kit also prompted me into going the extra mile.

At this point, I've only been working on this build for a month, so it's been going quite well.

This model may be accompanying me too a couple of shows this summer, so I decided that a little extra work might be worth while.

 

 

Steve

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    September 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Friday, January 18, 2019 1:12 PM

Your work is outstanding. I have a promo from Ford dating back to 1967 of this model and it is away from the sun and in my display case. To me the best looking fo the big Fords of the 60's and not again until 1975. The 67 had something about it that was just mesmorizng and that wasn't captured again until 1975 with the big Ford and Marquis.

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 18, 2019 4:29 PM

Beautiful work.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:35 PM

The interior is finished!

I am quite pleased with the result.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:37 PM

A couple more shots.

 

Steve

 

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:42 PM

That interior is mighty sweet.  Makes me want to cruise the nearest Sonic.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:19 PM

Looking good! That extra seat detail really brings the interior to life for those of us familiar with those distinctive seats. What a difference! Thumbs Up

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:43 AM

Nice looking interior, Steve! I like all the extras like the arm rests and handles. Those things that you don't see unless they are not there!  Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

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 Goofy62 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:29 PM

Nothing earth shattering today, but after finishing up the polishing and getting the foil about half done, I figured that I should do a quick test fit to be certain that everything plays nicely together at this point.

So far, so good!

 

 

Steve

 

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:43 AM

Steve, 

You are truly one of the most talented model builders of the times! 

If this car doesn't look like a trophy winner, then I'm blind! 

Excellent work through & through!

Thanks for sharing!

Jeff

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:30 PM

This kit had no fender well or firewall detail of any kind.

I decided that I needed to add some wiring of some sort.

I will paint the firewall and chassis and then come back and pick out any details with some paint later on.

 

Steve

 

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