I think those Halibrands looks very good under this '34. And it's turning out very nice overall. I like the idea of using a Caddy mill as those are not seen too often. Have you thought about spraying a coat of flat clear or something to the wheels though? They might look even better that way. But I believe either way is going to be great.
It's definitely been a minute since I done anything on this project. But, I got the first color coat shot on yesterday. Paint is Tamiya AS-19 Intermediate Navy Blue. I'm kinda mulling over whether or not I want to shoot pearl over it or not. I may just do straight clear over it. I think it'll look nice once it has a decent shine on it.
Thanx guys! Back on this one....again. I'm going to stick with it 'til it's finished. Only because I'm determined to get it out of my sight! This project has been a pain in the ass! Every little change I make creates more changes that have to be done. Frustrating as hell! I should've just built it straight from the box. It's made me give up building hot rods for a while! Maybe for good. I may finish my '40 three window and '34 sedan projects. I may part them out for others. Depends. I guess I'm just not a hot rod builder or I'm just not very good at it. Maybe both. Anyway. I changed back to the Torque Thrusts and Blue Streaks. The others just didn't suit the color in my eyes. Plus, these tuck under the rear fenders much better. The exhaust is made. Just waiting for the primer to dry enough that I can paint it. I did the front axle with a Molotow pen. The chassis is just satin black. No steering arm. No room with the four bars and no room for a cross steer steering box. Just another of several issues I've had. Here's a couple of pix of the chassis.
Post by krassandbernie on Jun 6, 2019 18:11:22 GMT -5
Don't let it kick you in the sack Roger! I've been there with several projects over the years........hence having so many unfinished models over the past decade waiting for me to take another crack at them! LOL! I like what you've done so far! Remember, it's just a model. Every little thing that doesn't go just right can wear you down; but look at each thing as it's own unique hurdle (problem) that you need to come up with a solution for....hopefully it won't keep effecting other areas of the build. I've been there where you have to figure out 5 other things for every one thing you swap out, modify, or alter! LOL!
The Domino effect that Dennis mentions plagues every single thing I build. All the fiddly little co-dependent suspension parts, mounts, and accessories on fenderless hot rods give me fits. Sometimes I just have to take some notes on what wasn't working (so I can get up to speed more quickly when I pick up the project again later)...and just take a break from it. I think you build some very cool rods. Go ahead and cheat if you have to. I do!!
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