Despite it being the 4th of July I was able to do some work on the Sedan.
First thing was I found a gauge panel in the stash. But the firewall was looking a little plain so I reasoned that back in the day one may have one may have decorated it with some racing related paraphernalia. The front roll cage hoop is gonna be right against the firewall so I made sure to lay out the decals inside of it.
Then I detailed the club plaque that will mount to the lower rear corner of the body. The plaque is one of the 4 that comes in the last couple of reissues of Revell’s 31 Sedan. The base color is Tamiya Mica Silver with thinned flat black flowed in.
Lastly I got out the Adam’s Paint Correcting Polish And rubbed out the body and fenders to a deep shine. It can also be seen here that I painted the soft roof covering flat black.
I need to get another jar of flat black so that I can brush the inside of the body and the bottoms of the fenders. Once that’s done I think final assembly can commence. Won’t be too much longer!
Deep shine indeed! It's looking really good. Nice touch with the decal-bombing on the firewall.
This polish is what I use on my full size car and it’s really good. Not cheap, but damn good! It is abrasive at first and breaks down as you polish, like switching to finer grit. Totally negates the need for wet sanding.
No, Orange peel you still have to sand. For some reason I rarely end up with orange peel. Mostly after my clear dries I end up with just an ever so slightly dull look that needs to be buffed out. I’ve only started polishing the last couple of models and am kicking myself because there’s others that would look way better if I had done them. Oh well.
This thing is really close to being finished. At this point all I have left to do is cut the window and windshield glass to size and install then install the lower door hinges to permanently attach the doors. After that the body can be installed permanently and it’s a done deal. I would have had it done today but I got a late start and after a marathon of assembly I needed to step away and let things gestate.
Even though he’s not on this forum anymore I have to give a huge thanks to my friend Jon Ferren for mailing me the necessary decals to do the class designations on the doors because I had nothing workable on hand.
Here’s some teasers while I get those last things taken care of and do final photos.
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