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1966 Ford Galaxie 500 WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:06 PM

I'm starting this AMT kit and have painted the body Testors One Coat Rott Beer which is close to the Emberglo metallic for this year. I've only painted it and haven't clearcoated it yet as it is too humid right now. I did foil the Ford and Galaxie 500 lettering and badges before paint and then revealed it with lacquer thinner and small Tamiya cotton tips. 

I started to paint the interior bronze with a dull coat but it just didn't look right so I am changing to a dark Flame Red with black inserts and highlights.  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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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:45 PM

Very nice so far,i`m curious to see how you detail the rims.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:46 PM

Looking good, Jr!  For a moment, I thought you were going for a rust treatment until I read your description.  Root Beer or brown doesn't appear that often on a Ford Galaxie 500.  I built the Galaxie 500 many years ago, a little different than yours.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, July 29, 2019 10:08 PM

Thanks, McLovin and MrMike! I appreciate your comments! 

I'm detailing the interior and test-fitting. So far I think its looking pretty good but its not done yet. I screwed up the paint on one seat so its in the oven cleaner and will be re-painted. No decals for the dash so I just put in some foil and then blackwashed it. Used the Molotow pen for the window cranks, seat emblems and door handle. Here are some pics. 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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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:25 PM

Looks good.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:50 AM

Thanks, Prowler! I appreciate your comment! 

This was the look I was going for in painting this with Root Beer. Its in the shade so maybe looks too dark. Maybe I should have used Bronze metallic or bought some MCW paint for the 1966 Ford Emberglo as the Root Beer maybe a little too dark.

In any event, the paint rubbed out well and will provide a good contrast with the chrome foil. I try not to paint red or blue every time although blue is my favorite color. So my apologies for straying from Factory Stock in color! 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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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:01 AM

Going to be one fine looking Galaxie.  I like your choice of colors.  I also have one in line (some day) to build using a dealer sales pamphlet for inspiration.

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

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 7:27 AM

Thanks, Rick! I appreciate your comment! 

Finished the engine and interior. Added plug wires, scratched a coil, and added a a fuel line. Used a oil filler cap in the kit and modified it to fit on top of the left valve cover.  Finished the seat and steering wheel that initially gave me problems with paint. Working on tires as the tires in the kit are skinny Firestones but I want to use the Cragar wheels in the kit with something other than stock car tires. 

Soon as the wheels are done and the window glass is in it will be ready for final assembly. 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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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 9:40 AM

Beautiful as always. Love your color choices for this one !!!

'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: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 6:03 PM

Thanks, American! I appreciate your comment! 

Almost done. Just need to figure out the rear bumper to trap the chassis and also add heater hoses. Maybe I'll try to find an exterior mirror as well. I installed an interior mirror from some Modelhaus mirrors I had purchased years ago. Only 3 left. I'll finish tomorrow! 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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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:19 PM

Looking good, JR! While the root beer wasn't exactly what you were going for, it still works on that body style. Interior details were a big deal in the sixties and the Fords had sharp interiors. A friend had a '66 Mustang 289 4-barrel four speed convertible in Emberglow metallic years back and regretted selling it. With '66 convertibles getting pricey, he recently settled on a '66 coupe in Emberglow with a black vinyl top with a warmed-over 302 and four speed. Even has Cragars on it like his convertible. There were some nice metallic colors in the sixties on all of the big three. I'm glad to see some variety in colors beginning to show up on current cars. 

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:25 PM

Thanks, Chucky! I'm sorry it has taken so long to reply. AT&T struck again and we lost the phone, internet and TV for two days! Nobody is saying but it was either vandalism, poorly trained technicians or a rogue employee. 

Yes, I wanted to have something different in terms of paint but not trying to stray to far from factory stock. I think it turned out pretty well and will post some outdoor pics soon. In the meantime, I found an outside mirror in the parts box and installed it. Not sure what kit it came from. The two license plate decals, that are the only decals in the kit, are absolutely the ugliest plate decals I have ever seen. So I made my own on paper and glued to some painted plastic. I will trim with a chrome pen once the glue dries.  Thanks for looking! Cool

 I have re-installed this plate since this picture was taken. 

  

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: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:29 PM

As always, gorgeous. Nothing else to say. Trully a beautiful car !!

'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: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 12, 2019 2:43 PM

Thanks, American! I appreciate your comment! 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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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Monday, August 12, 2019 7:37 PM

Jr, Awsome! As usual. Thanks for sharing your many talents with those that aren't as gifted.

Jeff

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:57 PM

Thanks, Jeff! You are too kind! I just build them box stock and add some detail in the engine compartment and interior! 

Here are some outdoor pics. I took them very hurriedly since we had a cool front come through to bring the tempurature down from 102 to a refreshing 98 degrees. I also knocked off the exterior mirror in the process but it has been reattached. 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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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:02 PM

A few more:

I just realized that I didn't install the heater hoses! Back to the bench! 

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.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:10 PM

Beautiful. Hope mine is half as nice.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:08 PM

Nice, JR! As usual, the outside light really brings the paint to life. 

chucky

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:47 AM

Thanks, Prowler and Chucky! I appreciate your comments! 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.

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:23 PM

Perfect and stunning as always !! I never worry about your end results, they are always pristine !!!

'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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