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

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  • Member since
    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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    May 2015
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

  • Member since
    September 2015
  • 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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    August 2015
  • 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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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:52 PM

Door panels are in place.

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
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

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • 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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    May 2015
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

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • 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

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    May 2015
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

  • Member since
    April 2017
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.

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • 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? 

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  • Member since
    May 2015
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

 

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • 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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    May 2015
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

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • 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?

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • 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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    May 2015
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

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:30 PM

Just a few quick interior mock up photos.

 

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
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

  • Member since
    May 2015
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

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:10 AM

crown r n 7

Nice color . The green is a lacquer based paint?

 

The body color is an automotive type lacquer from MCW.

I believe their supplier is PPG.

The dark green interior color is Duplicolor paint shot from a can and then dullcoated.

The light green on the interior parts is a acrylic custom mix.

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:53 AM

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:40 AM

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

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:51 AM

Nice color . The green is a lacquer based paint?

Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:40 AM

I also applied my 5th clear coat on the body tonight.

I may do some light sanding to remove a few small dust specks & hit it with one more clear coat before beginning the polishing process.

 

Please excuse the blurry photos. Wink

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:35 AM

A few more progress pics.

Got the majority of the color on the interior.

The color is not represented very well in these photos, but it is a very pale "gold green" overall with dark green inserts, tub and dash pad.

The lower dash and steering wheel are a slightly different light green.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 6, 2019 8:04 AM

Awesome work so far.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:45 PM

A little more detail.

Ready for clear coats.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:54 PM

Hello Steve,

I really like the craftsmanship here.  The seats turned out great, as did the door panels.  Looking forward to how this one comes together.  

Very cool project.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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