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140 Ford - Pink Empty 40 Ford - Pink on Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:49 pm

fletch

fletch
Ok, picked this little gem up today at a oddities store.

Thought it was a deep red, then got it outside, in the sun, to find it was.................PINK!

Oh well, that is what primer is made for, right?
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151024_222028 [/img]

Pulled it out, now, I am going to sit and think about what I want to do.

[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151024_222024 [/img]

[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151024_222015 [/img]

All in all, I picked this little gem up for $10. Everything is there and was sealed, but, I found that the bumper supports were broken.

Well, I am not a fan of bumpers on a rod anyway, so, we'll see what I do to fix that little issue!

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240 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:18 am

Rhodes

Rhodes
leave it pink. I double dog dare you Smile

340 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:37 am

fletch

fletch
Nope, won't do it. I already have a 50's caddy that is pink, that's enough for me.

I have decided to call it "Redemption"

Thanks Gohk, you got me naming them now. Very Happy



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440 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:25 am

fletch

fletch
Ok, why are my pictures being cut? Is there a size I should make them when I insert them?

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540 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:07 am

Kitbash

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mine do that too bud but if you click on the pics you see them full size so it really doesnt make any difference

i opened one of these kits once and it took about 2 hours to get rid of the flash that was left on it...think i got a monday morning or friday evening run

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640 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:31 am

fletch

fletch
Yea, I am not finding a lot of flash, but, the area it is connected to the tree seems to be extra heavy on plastic.

I am hoping tomorrow or Thursday. Been hectic here the last couple days.

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740 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:39 pm

fletch

fletch
So, another update. This is the undercarriage. I picked up some acrylic paints at Michaels the other day, saw one called gunmetal, thought that would work great for the parts I don't want flat black underneath the car.

First, this is my new, fancy paint booth, where I sprayed the parts a flat black primer.
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These are the rims and tries I will be using. They are box stock, but, I really like them for this kit. Not sure how I want to finish them, leave them chrome or see if I can't get a transparent red on them.
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151030_063554 [/img]
The body really looks pretty good flat black. I am trying to decide how I want to do the red/black colors. These colors will go inside, as well.
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151031_131005 [/img]
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151031_131025 [/img]
I am trying to get the engine block to be ford blue. I think I have the right tone of blue, or at least close enough.
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151031_131056 [/img]
Here is the rear, painted gunmetal, glued in.
[img]40 Ford - Pink IMG_20151031_134005 [/img]

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840 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:27 pm

Rhodes

Rhodes
looking good there Fletch. looks way better flat black than it would in pink. in that first pic I first though you painted it with some type of smoke chrome paint. must have taken the picture just after you sprayed the primer.

940 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:31 pm

fletch

fletch
Actually, That may be a part of it, but, I also put the LED light in the box and took the picture with my old phone, which always messes up the picture.
I am going to leave the majority of the car flat black, I just taped of the area I am going to spray flat red, so, as soon as my compressor and air sprayer are hooked up and ready, i will be slinging some paint.
I have to check out Kit's article on airbrushing with acrylics again. He had a great article, i just need to re-read it.

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1040 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:12 pm

Kitbash

Kitbash
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if ya need a transplant engine, i think i can help with that hehe

looking forward to see this in color ;o)

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1140 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:38 pm

fletch

fletch
I think the engine i have is a 427.

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1240 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Kitbash

Kitbash
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i have a resin hilborn injected version i will throw in your box bud

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1340 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:47 am

fletch

fletch
Hey, Wayne, you did an article or tutorial once on airbrushing with acrylics. What to use and how to thin it.

I thought you used some alcohol in the mix, to get a good spray. Could you re-post it?

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1440 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:23 am

GHOK

GHOK
fletch wrote:Hey, Wayne, you did an article or tutorial once on airbrushing with acrylics. What to use and how to thin it.

I thought you used some alcohol in the mix, to get a good spray. Could you re-post it?

You can use windex to cut acrylics,mix to about consitancy of milk, and yep you can use the same to clean the airbrush, orrrrrrrrr, you can use mineral spirits.

BTW this is looking kewl Sketch, keep it going.

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1540 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:27 am

fletch

fletch
I tried windex once, it left blue spots.

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1640 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:59 pm

Kitbash

Kitbash
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i cant find the link to the article so i will have to write another one when i get time bud
in a nut shell my standard thinner for any acrylic paint is this

1 pint of water
1 pint of 50% rubbing alcohol
1-2 drops of dish washing liquid

now if you use the 90% rubbing alcohol you can use 2 pints of water

i use this same formula for everything from auto air /createx / humbrol acrylic/ testors / tamiya, all the way down to the cheap and cheerful apple barrel and plaid lines from wally world

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1740 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:01 pm

fletch

fletch
Thank you

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1840 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:16 am

fletch

fletch
So, what and how do you use the floor stuff?

Sorry for the confusion. I am remembering multiple things about paint and cannot find the links, so, I think I may be mixing things up a little bit.

I am hoping to put a matte finish on this.

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1940 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:13 pm

Kitbash

Kitbash
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if you are looking for matt then here is another little trick

future floor polish thinned about 50/50 with the aforementioned thinner and to dull it down a bit to a matt finish add some talcum powder (baby powder ) to the mix, hard to tell you how much but start small on some test plastic until you get the finished dullness you want then move to the kit
remember, its easy to add more, not so easy to take it away once done lol

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2040 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:29 am

fletch

fletch
Ok, I am reading this again and I need to ask some questions to confirm.

The water/alcohol/dish det. mixture is a mixture in itself, to be mixed in a container.

Once it is mixed, is it a 50/50 mix with the paint?

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2140 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:03 am

Kitbash

Kitbash
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yes that is my basic thinner

and the 50/50 depends on the paint you are using, you want the final viscosity to end up about the same as whole milk

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2240 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:08 am

fletch

fletch
Ok, that explains it to me pretty well. Thank you very much

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2340 Ford - Pink Empty Re: 40 Ford - Pink on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:31 am

fletch

fletch
Believe it or not, getting everything for the paint, to mix the thinner and figure out what I want to do, exactly, with the paint scheme.

The paint is kicking my but. I do not want to screw up the paint, so, I think I am psyching myself out and putting it off.

I keep using my garage being a total mess as an excuse as to why I am not working on it.

So, this week and weekend are kind of full, with the Holiday season on us and all, so, I am trying to make sure to set aside a few hours to actually get everything mixed and figured out, so that sometime next week, I can finally lay down the paint I want on the car.

I feel like I am getting ready to paint a show car. Very Happy

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