This model has been how I would imagine a bad divorce to be. You fight and fight 'til you get to the point that you say, "Here's my balls and half my shit. Where do I sign?" I had so many issues with this build! No fault of the kit. All my doing. There were times I wanted to set it under a heat lamp and melt the damn thing right onto the bench! But, determination set in and I finally pushed through it. But, I won't be building any more hot rods for a long long time!
Not a lot of modifications. But, several others had to be made which was what was so frustrating! Engine is the Revell Parts Pack Cadillac engine with the four carburetors/intake and a scratch built breather. I had to notch the firewall to get it to fit. I thought I had made enough room for the fan. But no. So, I used the radiator and electric fan from the '32. It also supplied the front axle, four bars, rearend, wheels/ tires, steering column/wheel and the seat. Paint is Tamiya AS-19 Intermediate Navy Blue with only one coat of clear. It's the worst paint job I've done in decades! When I sprayed a second coat on the grille and bed, the yellow from the styrene leached through in places! First time that's ever happened to me with a molded in color! So, I shot another coat of paint, a coat of clear and lightly polished it. It's orange peeled in places 'til hell wouldn't even have it! Other than those issues, it went great!
Looks beautiful to me! I dig the paint color and matching blue-stripe tires in particular. Very natty. Put that sucker on the shelf, after a while you'll forget about the blemishes and the overall impression will remain...and it makes a good impression
Does that weird air cleaner come with the parts-pack Caddy engine? Funny I've never noticed it before...it's an interesting piece!
The paint looks fine...and your comments have me thinking of my own '34 build, tail between my legs right now because the orange peel is so effing bad I'm embarrassed to continue with it but too frustrated to strip the paint and go back to square one!
Post by FordRodnKustom on Jun 9, 2019 10:42:54 GMT -5
I totally get that, sometimes you get a kit that just doesn't want to be built. I had a Revell '50 Ford p.u. that was like that. Heck even glue wouldn't hold any of the parts together. I finally "signed the papers" and disposed of it in an appropriate manner.
Your build came out great. I like the whole overall look you achieved, especially with the color and wheel and tire package. Very clean. Well done!
If your not grown up by the time you're 60.....you don't have too!
Thanx guys, I appreciate the comments! I'm glad to have this one done!
Chris, the breather is scratch built. I want to replace it at some time with four small breathers.
Cool, that would explain why I've never seen it before! I shouldn't have said "weird", as that implies disapproval...how about "unusual" or "something I've never encountered before". I think it's a neat accent piece that gives the truck its own character....I wouldn't be in a hurry to replace it!
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
chepp: Seeing those old kit boxes brings back fond memories.
May 10, 2019 22:45:25 GMT -5
Dennis: Oh yeah, digging the old Vicky kit box images!
May 27, 2019 23:44:46 GMT -5
chepp: Today's old kit box is from 1958 and says that it's "For kids 6 to 60." Dagnabbit, I was under 6 then and I'm over 60 now so I guess that I can't build it.
Jun 3, 2019 21:30:08 GMT -5
Dennis: Digging the new header images. That T Roadster Altered is still my favorite model that I've built so far.
Jun 8, 2019 10:49:46 GMT -5
spex84: That T roadster is one of my all-time faves too. Honored to see my "A" in such good company, dang.
Jun 9, 2019 1:08:26 GMT -5
thirdgearspeedshop: That bare metal 5 window is one of my all time fave TRAK builds
Jun 12, 2019 10:45:32 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: The rotating home page pictures are rocking!
Jun 13, 2019 8:21:06 GMT -5
thirdgearspeedshop: That Leva Car kit looks KOOOOL! Never seen that one before
Jun 28, 2019 8:59:31 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: the for sale section used to be booming, nobody selling oldies anymore? hahah...well i do look
Jul 12, 2019 23:55:38 GMT -5
mod3llover: If that `30 Woody was in 1/25th, I would love to have one! Heck, I think even in 1/32nd it would still pretty kool!! I'm loving these old box art photos. I think that guy with the shades just dropped that surfboard on his foot looking at that girl!?! LOL!
Jul 17, 2019 16:01:18 GMT -5
spex84: I've never seen the Aurora "custom Ford pickup" kit! Weird re-styling but I love it. Appreciating this old box art!
Jul 19, 2019 13:54:22 GMT -5
spex84: Lol Chevy, not Ford
Jul 19, 2019 13:54:37 GMT -5
WagTagRodShop: i actually have one of those truck kits, its pretty neat!
Jul 19, 2019 18:12:25 GMT -5
robtrat: Is that supposed to be a '60 pick-up with '57 rear quarters?
Jul 20, 2019 21:08:54 GMT -5
chromecop: Awesome! You're vary telented when it comes to scratchbuilding!
Jul 28, 2019 10:17:44 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hey all, i have been working a lot and so tired last couple weeks haha...hope all is good with you! keep it up!
Jul 29, 2019 0:06:24 GMT -5
spex84: Cheers Bob. I haven't had time for models at all lately...this past month has been taken up by work and getting a new job. I start next week. It's gonna be hectic at first!
Jul 30, 2019 11:44:24 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: congrats on your new job!
Jul 30, 2019 16:16:54 GMT -5
chepp: Today's header pic: 'Lil Coffin pickup illustration by Brad Leisure. I think that I'd heard of this before but this is the first time that I've seen it. Brilliant!
Aug 3, 2019 9:56:20 GMT -5
mrmetallic: Love that Pontiac wagon. Stunning
Aug 5, 2019 6:21:07 GMT -5