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!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5