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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Sun 14 Dec 2014, 12:38 am

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Looking very good Sir, it has some beautiful curves...

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Sun 14 Dec 2014, 9:34 am

Looking good Al,

I, like buck, wondered if the body was at fault for the line up problem...Maybe having a slight twist?.... . Seems you've sussed whatever it was nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Sun 14 Dec 2014, 10:52 am

Thanks guys.

Andy.... the old Coke Bottle Curve cars were gorgeous. I wish the car makers of today would make a revival to them.

Colin.... the body is bang on symmetrical as is the chassis, which is weird. I must be missing something!! Oh well, it's corrected now.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Sun 14 Dec 2014, 5:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:56 pm

More of my favourite pastime (NOT) filling and sanding. It's not perfect and some 'ghost's' can bee seen at certain angles. But I'm calling it good for a 'quickie'. LOL

Now it's off for a bath followed by white primer. LOL








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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Mon 15 Dec 2014, 5:12 am

Doesn't look bad at all here Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Mon 15 Dec 2014, 12:12 pm

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Andy.... the old Coke Bottle Curve cars were gorgeous. I wish the car makers of today would make a revival to them.

I couldn't agree with you more on that Sir, time to get rid of the "jelly mould" cars and go back to nice lines and perfection and being able to tell what model/make it is...

Was the bath for you or the shell Al...

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Mon 15 Dec 2014, 6:09 pm

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Was the bath for you or the shell Al...

Andy... popcorn

LOL..... bit of both Andy!!!

The cage actually fits nicely now.






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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Mon 15 Dec 2014, 8:23 pm

Laid the colours. The yellow is Tamiya 'Gloss' Lemon Yellow. It's very translucent and took five coats to get propper coverage. Five coats and still only a 'sheen'. LOL

On the last coat, the airbrush spat out the dark stuff you see on the drivers door. Where on earth did that come from? In between coats, I only shot thinners through it to stop the tip clogging.!!!

Just going to leave it, I think the race numbers will hide it.

There are some 'ghost' marks left behind on the side market lights and door handles. Going to judiciously place some decals in those places!!! LOL




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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Mon 15 Dec 2014, 8:36 pm

Looks good Al.


The black stuff could be residue from deteriorating O rings, read that somewhere.... might be worth looking at........ I don't know about the latest brushes so that info could be flawed...... last time I used anything decent was 10 plus years ago when I used to airbrush murals and graphics on cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Tue 16 Dec 2014, 1:11 am

Great looking yellow. Perhaps the thinner washes finally loosened up some old hidden paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Tue 16 Dec 2014, 4:09 am

From my experience, I think I would agree with Mike. Sometime a little paint residue can hide until a good dose of thinner takes it off.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Tue 16 Dec 2014, 1:35 pm

The yellow shows off the lines of the car well. I agree that only 2 possibilities are old paint coming loose or a bit of "O" ring breakup. Thanx for fab fotos!
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Tue 16 Dec 2014, 6:36 pm

Moving along nicely, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Tue 16 Dec 2014, 9:46 pm

Great looking model, Al, nice shape, coming along well,
..and thanks to Johan for producing it.
Johan have turned out quite a few non mainstream kits,
but I've found all usually need a bit of extra work.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 7:42 pm

Thanks guys for comments and AB suggestions. Whatever it was is odd, as I'd only just given it a deep clean in my ultrasonic cleaner.!!!

The front and rear bumpers had the usual sharp esges, so I stipped the chrome...... and found 'orange' styrene!! LOL. Maybe I shpuld leave it that way to match the race numbers!! LOL



But no.... it will get the Alclad treatment. I ran out a while back and forgot about it, until just now. New bottle ordered which, with a bit of luck, will arrive on Saturday.



The kit is meant to be a dirt car and as such supplies covers for the lights that cover both lights in one cover. Right for dirt, wrong for NASCAR. So I made three round covers and drilled out the front left headlight.





The steering wheel was already 'wrapped' in tape but the spokkes were 'stock'. So they got wrapped in Tamiya tape.



The instruments were 'dry brushed' with a childs white colouring pencil.



As said previously, the fuel filler should really be moved to the extreme rear of the drivers rear wing but I settled on making something, to ressemble a race fuel filler cap instead.



The interior is now finished. The real deal is apparently all black inside but that's to boring so I went with body colour, the better to show the details.









The kit was second hand and there are several pieces missing. One rear cage brace (made two from styrene) oil cooler, transmission cooler and glasswork. Probably won't bother making coolers and I'llmake new glasswork from clear OHP sheet.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 8:24 pm

Brilliant detailing Al.

This is another cracking model in the making.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 10:20 pm

Al, good call on leaving the interior yellow. You can certainly see the detailing much better that way. Looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 12:20 am

Hi Al,

WOW, this is looking stunning Sir, may I ask why did you drill out the headlight please, is it for more airflow...

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 1:21 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 4:46 am

Yellow heaven! Thanx a bunch for this build!
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 11:15 am

Interior contrast looking great !!!

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 3:47 pm

The yellow interior defeinitely makes for a much better looking build.
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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 4:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fred Lorenzen 1972 Lemon Tree Ford Torino NASCAR   Fri 19 Dec 2014, 6:04 pm

Thanks guys.

Johnag wrote:
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WOW, this is looking stunning Sir, may I ask why did you drill out the headlight please, is it for more airflow...

Andy... popcorn

I'm no NASCAR expert Andy but I believe it was to duct cold air to the carb.

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