I have four good reasons for starting this new project. No. 1, it's always windy it seems so I can't shoot any primer. No. 2, Jared showed his 49 beginning restoration. No 3, Jimmi Wadell's 1:1 chopped 51 Tudor. And no 4, I just love a challenge. To say this chop was easy would be a lot of boloney. It was tough, but I am getting there with it. The pictures aren't up to date. My plan here was to do things to a 49 Ford that I hadn't done before, and not to do things I had done. The first order of business was to chop it, that's new. I removed the door handles and locks, but left the trunk lid hinges. The hood letters are gone but a bullnose strip is in place instead of a full nose job. I removed the bumper guards and hope to get enough parts together to send out for plating. I also left the side trim, but removed the "Ford Custom" nameplate from the front fender trim piece. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021 13:26:05 GMT -5 by lo51merc
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat
Thanks guys. Ed, that word had me guessing for a minute. I think your dictionary needs to be looked at once in a while.
I guess you never watched 'The Middle'! LOL! Their neighbor, Rita Glossner (a female version of Joe Dirt if you will), butchered the English language this way trying to tell the main character, Frankie Heck, "Don't you manipple-ate' me!" LOL!
Very ambitious; that does NOT look like an easy chop! I've never chopped a '49 before either. Every so often I think, yeah, I should give it a shot, but then the promise of dozens of hours sanding tends to turn me off. Looking forward to seeing more!
Hey now...it would help us AND you! hehe How can you argue with THAT? hmm?
I was just giving you a hard time! LOL! I actually would not want to mold Gary's '49 Ford (or any '49 Ford) because I am at the limitations with what I can cast easily with the characteristics of the resin I use.......coupled with the new way I have been designing my molds. Basically, anything much larger than the small '30's era Ford bodies and my success rate will go down the drain. I simply do not have enough working time to cast larger bodies unless I were able to find a different resin that would meet a number of needs OR I go back to the old way I made body molds years ago; which would not be very agreeable to me! LOL!
Gary, on the door top you added some strip to rebuild and then sanded or filed the window trim step into it to match existing. How did you do this, I have trouble getting a nice clean result where I need to continue an existing step or window line. I hope my question makes sense.
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..
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