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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 5:08 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys.  It's always a boost!

JohnJ: I hope I can keep going in that vein.

This is a one step forward two steps back update.  I wanted a two tone interior...





The mock looks reasonably good but the door panels tell a different story.  I don't usually have a problem getting a clean line with Tamiya tape but this time I got some heavy bleeding.  Maybe I'm just rusty so I will try to sand and correct it otherwise they will need to be stripped and start all over.



For the body I was thinking of a red stripe high on the doors to the hood.  This example looks to be a bit thicker than what I would like.  What do you guys think?





Thanks for checking it out and I hope to be going in the right direction and get a better update next time.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 6:31 pm

I think the Red stripe looks okay, but it should be thinner.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 7:18 pm

I like the body colour Denis and the red stripe works well with it. However, I too think it should be much narrower. A pin line in fact.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 1:50 am

That confirms my thoughts guys. Ideally I would like it down to 1mm with points at the end as the stripes would not meet at the front of the hood and keep it open approximately where the example here does.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 10:08 am

That's sounds very doable Denis, go for it.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 3:35 pm

The red stripe sounds good, but I'd like to see it curve down the side of the hood's nose.  A '69 Camaro's "hockey stick" stripe style would be perfect.



But then that's just my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 4:13 pm

When you radius the curve Denis, it's going to have to be perfect or its just not going to look good. I agree with the others that the line needs to be more narrow. Have you considered fingernail art tape? If you want to try some and can't find it locally let me know and I'll send you some.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Mon 22 Feb 2016, 2:10 am

John - Thanks for the offer. I have some very thin graphic adhesive film that I'm using for this.

Mike - Doing a curve like that would prove very tricky as I paint the the film before applying it to the model. The design you have looks better with the width that stripe is than just by tself.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 12 Mar 2016, 6:36 pm

It's been longer than I thought for an update.

I clear coated the interior box panels and the body some more but you've seen pics already so I will post some once I polish everything.

I moved on to the interior floor and had a go at it with the embossing powder and the results are fine for a dark interior of a hardtop but didn't meet my standards for an open truck like this.  A friend of mine had some flocking that would work nicely for the interior so I had another go at it which much better results in my opinion.



The door panels had to be stripped and are in the process of being painted again so more on that later.

I assembled the wheels after the original chrome was stripped and done with Alclad chrome.



Just to give you guys a sample of all the small stupid things that have been going wrong with this build.  I needed to get a can of Tamiya from the hobby shop and as unbelievable as it may seem it was sealed with the regular sticker they have and look at that brand new nozzle!



The can seemed as full as a new one and couldn't be bothered to go back to the hobby shop and it works fine, it's just weird.

I will be pressing on focusing on the interior and hopefully the positive results keep coming.  Thanks for following along guys!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 12 Mar 2016, 7:24 pm

That flocking looks lovely Denis

The chrome wheels are spot on.

I must admit that "hockey" nose stripe would look good, as John said though it'd have to follow the lines nicely or it could look a little off.... worth a try in my opinion.

That is weird about the rattle can, never had that before.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 13 Mar 2016, 2:06 am

Great looking build so far, and yeah that rattle can thing is weird!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 13 Mar 2016, 2:09 pm

Looking good Denis.
You are the king of building these old trucks, they always look so slick. Thic is going to look cool, but I am not a fan of those wheels.  

I've had that happen. I am guessing they get pulled from the line given a quick spray for QC then put back on the line.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 19 Mar 2016, 6:20 pm

Thanks guys!

Curtis - I never thought of a random QC but that's probably the best explanation.

A friend of mine gave me a couple floor mat sets, one which I can't find anywhere and these ones which work well for an early 90s resto of a truck.  I found the black to be washed quite a bit on the sides of it and were too long for the very slanted floor.  So I did some trimming to get them looking more like rear mats but prefer them this way.



I got things moving along with the interior, got the doors painted again cleanly this time.  Shot the bench seat with a semi-gloss coat.  I made some seat belts and added the P/E GM buckles, then BMF'd the relevant parts.



I ran out of blades for foiling so I will get on the dash once I buy new ones today.  Thanks for checking it out!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 1:21 pm

Seat belts are a big plus, both in their accuracy and in breaking up the bland mono-color and flatness of the bench seat.  Re: hood stripe, narrow is best and I'd leave off the bend.  Flocking looks excellent as does the nearly finished interior.  Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 3:37 pm

The interior looks great! Love those floor mats, nice touch!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 4:43 pm

Very swish, like the mats ... Nice touch!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Mon 11 Apr 2016, 12:48 am

Thanks guys!

Needless to say I'm stalled here, mind you other things have kept me off the bench as well but I have had nothing but time the last few days.

One of the rear fenders ended up having a strange chemical reaction. It's all Tamiya lacquer so why I really don't know. That got stripped and starting anew there.

The windshield was scratched up and the restoration still shows sanding marks on the edges. My doing.

I can't get the graphic adhesive to stay put on the backing when I cut it 1mm wide before being able to paint it.

Those are the three main frustrations that are turning me off this build and I have to either pull my sleeves up or put it back in the box for awhile because nothing is getting done at the bench.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Mon 11 Apr 2016, 9:32 am

Missed a couple of updates.... sorry!

It's looking great though.

I agree with Curt, lose those wheels IMO and unlike Mike, I'd prefer the stripe straight and terminating in a point.

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:51 pm

I decided to put this one away at least for a bit. I'm not the forest for the trees at this point so I will turn my attention somewhere else for the time being.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:58 pm

Have you tried thin line graphic tape! They make it in many different widths some extremely narrow.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Fri 22 Apr 2016, 11:17 pm

Looking good Denis, not sure how I missed your last update. How's this coming?

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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 1:50 am

It's been neatly put away until I find the inclination to deal with its obstacles.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sat 23 Apr 2016, 5:08 pm

Very nice interior. Super job.
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 22 May 2016, 3:51 am

I spent whatever time I had this week polishing the body and all the box panels which were otherwise busy at photo time.





I will spend my time between this one and the Corvette.  Thanks for looking guys!
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PostSubject: Re: 3100 Chevy Custom   Sun 22 May 2016, 4:54 am

Nice job on the body paint! It's got that 'liquid' look for sure
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