I've been working on this since late last year, & finally got around to chopping the top a few days ago. It still needs lots of work, but it's getting there. All the separate body parts still need to be fit & glued together, so excuse the gaps here & there.
The grille is a narrowed down '36 Ford that I made from the kit's stock grille.
I made the '35 Olds side hood trim from a piece of the custom taillight grille from the AMT '37 Chevy kit. I added the spear in the middle & frame around it from strip styrene. This is a resin copy I cast.
I scratchbuilt the ripple flipper cap & made resin copies.
Post by Bernard Kron on Jul 17, 2014 22:46:52 GMT -5
I need to tell you how much I (and I'm sure many others) welcome seeing your actual work-in-progress on your models. As impressive as the final results are, a glimpse into the actual interim state of things and the effort and insight that goes into the result is even more striking and inspiring. This will be a great early-era kustom when its done. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks, everyone! iceman555, yes, I will have extras to sell. I made 2 slightly different styles & will post later on. Not sure of prices either & will depend on if they are plated & if I include the wheels for them to fit in.
Bryce, I started this one before I knew about the AMT reissue. I had gotten an older issue AMT from a friend a couple of years ago, but didn't like certain things about it, namely the asymmetrical grille & opening. Both brands have their share of problems, but when the Revell showed up as a raffle prize in that same friend's hands, the deal was done!
Loving everything so far...the olds trim and hubcaps are stellar! The modified grille is cool too...familiar, but slightly different than the usual lasalle/custom grille treatments. Very classy. Thanks for showing how it all begins; I'm willing to wait patiently for as long as it takes to see this build come to fruition!
Stunning work there Steve, thanks for letting us in on the show early. tho I've admired your work for years in magazines, shows and such, it's just wonderful to to see how you do it, thanks so much for teaching us so many tricks.
I had an Idea to do a grill treatment link that, did you use the custom surround that came with the kit or make your own? What plastic stock did you use to trim the grill with?
Please let us know about those hubcaps, I'll be needing at least 2 sets.
Keep up the beautiful work, It is truly inspiring!
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!
RodBurNeR: omg condensing years of model supply, tools and paints into one three drawer cabinet is tough! just the common use stuff, rest will be in boxes in a closet unless needed. this is rough lol
Sept 28, 2020 23:30:46 GMT -5
krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
Sept 30, 2020 10:37:45 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hah! yeah but where to begin? just trying to see what i have and what i need to start. not sure what to work on, just something simple i guess. painting is gonna have to be outside. been there done that
Sept 30, 2020 11:35:26 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: i think i have all the stuff from storage, been putting it away and sorting. the amount of parts is overwhelming lol oh and the unfinished projects too!
Oct 9, 2020 9:35:12 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
Jan 6, 2021 15:11:17 GMT -5
superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
Jan 24, 2021 18:22:09 GMT -5