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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 10 Feb 2017, 8:49 pm

Chris:  MPC has left things out before - but a torsion bar suspension?  Nice fix.

Clay:  Stunning color.

I'm calling mine done.  Impossible to get hoses or more wiring attached in a mid-engined car.  It looks OK from afar and should be alright on the shelf, but I wouldn't recommend this kit to anyone.

I did strip off the Black Chrome BMF and hand paint it with semi-gloss black.

Many thanks to Al for donating the Ferrari decals for the wheels.  It adds a nice touch.



Finished WIP to follow soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 11 Feb 2017, 12:49 am

Looks good from here Mike despite the problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 12 Feb 2017, 11:14 am

Interior parts not on floorboard are all installed in the body shell.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 13 Feb 2017, 11:03 am

Coming out. Heading to the NMA.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 8:07 am

Geezer and Mike: Nice work.

After battling a brief illness, it's back to the bench and another battle.

The engine bay required a good deal of surgery, but now appears to be workable. The interior, sans doors, is now complete. But the real battle lies ahead. I have gone through the kit box at least three times and the instrument panel is nowhere to be found! So I am now researching photos with an aim to print the dials and gauges, then install behind the dash.





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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 16 Feb 2017, 2:07 pm

Looking good, Cole. Missing/misplaced parts are a real bummer.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 17 Feb 2017, 9:21 am

Starting to prep the body and wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 18 Feb 2017, 12:20 am

Only 8 days left to get mine started to qualify and I don't see it happening

I have got to finish my '64 Fairlane before I start something else.

I will be building the '66 Rivera next though.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sun 19 Feb 2017, 9:46 pm

Great work guys! I can't help but think how I got closer to finishing a model, I wanted to rush it. I'm pleased you each do the work to the utmost and press on thru thick and thin styrene, paint ills and all that can cause headaches. Bravo all!
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Tue 21 Feb 2017, 10:01 pm

Interiors have never been my strong point so I tried to add details I would leave out.  

-  Woodgrain on the console is two colors of brown covered by Tamiya clear orange.  
-  Flocking for carpeting
-  Dash is a combination of decals for the radio and center mail gage
- Turn signal indicator from a straight pin.  
-  I wanted a pistol grip shifter but the parts box was barren so I added a grip carved from round stock to a parts box item.  





A bit of touch up paint and I'll call this sub assembly done.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 22 Feb 2017, 2:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Thu 23 Feb 2017, 2:55 pm

The Tamiya purple with pearl clear is on and the decals are a combo of Dakota "Sport" badges along with Pin Stripes from a Gofer Racing Decals set. After it gasses out a bit longer I'll rub out the paint and then BMF it.


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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Fri 24 Feb 2017, 3:41 am

Really nice color.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 12:18 am

All, great projects and progress! Your builds look incredible.

A brief update on the Dart Sport:

The good ...

I'm digging how the 6 is looking in the stretched engine bay:



The bad: Have to do some adjustments to the underside of the hood so it will sit flat. I thought I had built in enough room to clear the air cleaner ... oops. I see some Dremel action in its near future.


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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 1:28 am

looking good!

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 1:44 am

Chris; The flocking really adds to the interior. Nice work on the engine bay as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 1:46 am

Really digging that Dart Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Wed 01 Mar 2017, 6:45 pm

Nice to see a straight six.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 04 Mar 2017, 7:20 am

The first coat of color for the Honda S800; Mr. Color Super Metallic Gold

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 04 Mar 2017, 10:45 am

Looking good Chris, the flocking always adds to an interior.

Nice paint Cole, love the colour.

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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Sat 04 Mar 2017, 1:32 pm

Beautiful color, Cole.
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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 06 Mar 2017, 3:34 pm

Cole, that is a great color!

The Dart is Done!

Had to do some finessing to the hood to clear the engine:



A shot of the completed kit:



Things I lied about my Dart build:

- Resurrected a glue bomb and dusted off some parts box parts
- The hood
- The straight six
- The color combination
- The wheels

Things that could have gone better:
- The paint: I burnt through the passenger side decal rubbing it out and there is a finger print here and there
- As I refine my craft, I still need to become more crisp and clean in my technique

As always, thank you for the comments and encouragement along the way and those who give their time to keep this community up and running.



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PostSubject: Re: Community build #18, "Street Car" 1950-1979   Mon 06 Mar 2017, 5:34 pm

Thanx guys! Each model reflects its builder. Luv flocked interiors. They don't often get the attention they deserve. Torsion bar front a very clever idea! Ferrari with reasonably detailed engine and opening trunk is plenty good. Looks a lot like the '80s(?) Revell line of "sports cars." Luv the metallic old Ford, the Honda turned out really great. It's a nice kit! Dart is a teen's "starter rod!" Everybody, take a bow.
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