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    July 2020
My First Project
Posted by Alexander_the_great on Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:55 PM

Hi,

I'm Alexander and I'm from Montreal (yes, French canadian)

With the lockdown I found this new hobby and I just completed my first project, a Ford Flipnose 1953 by AMT. As any first project, I made a few mistakes and some things went bad, but overall I'm really glad with the final look (especially the interior, for my first one I'm happy with what I have done).

I lost a holding piece for the front bumper so I had to make one from scratch, which doesn't look so bad, but makes it slighly angled. Also, my cat managed to sneak into my working room. He kicked my model off the table which is why my motor is not perfectly centered, but eh, I'm still learning and eager to start my second project.

What kind of tips you guys would give to a beginner like me ?

I'm looking forward to discuss with you all and see your projects :)

Ford Flipnose

I'm sorry for the fine dust over it, I'm still waiting for my Micro-fiber cloth and cleaning brush.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, July 6, 2020 11:54 AM

Hi Alexander! Welcome to the Forums and to the hobby. Glad to have you with us.

For a first build, it looks pretty darn good. The more you build, the better they will turn out. If you have any questions or problems, just ask. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help. They don't bite.Wink They will give you constructive criticism if you want it. Hang in there.

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:20 PM
Welcome aboard

  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:27 PM

Looks great.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:36 PM

Looks good!

Welcome to the Forums!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:42 PM

Alexander_the_great

Hi,

I'm Alexander and I'm from Montreal (yes, French canadian)

With the lockdown I found this new hobby and I just completed my first project, a Ford Flipnose 1953 by AMT. As any first project, I made a few mistakes and some things went bad, but overall I'm really glad with the final look (especially the interior, for my first one I'm happy with what I have done).

I lost a holding piece for the front bumper so I had to make one from scratch, which doesn't look so bad, but makes it slighly angled. Also, my cat managed to sneak into my working room. He kicked my model off the table which is why my motor is not perfectly centered, but eh, I'm still learning and eager to start my second project.

What kind of tips you guys would give to a beginner like me ?

I'm looking forward to discuss with you all and see your projects :)

Ford Flipnose

I'm sorry for the fine dust over it, I'm still waiting for my Micro-fiber cloth and cleaning brush. 

Welcome to the forum, Alex!  Nice build!

I look forward to seeing more from you.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:43 PM

Aha Canadien ,Eh?

 Welcome my friend. Good looking truck

  • Member since
    July 2020
Posted by Alexander_the_great on Monday, July 6, 2020 9:34 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm glad I joined this community :)

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:20 PM

Only advice...

        Keep Kitty Away!

 

 Real nice finish.  I am not a car builder but that paint finish reminds me of my Dad's 1953 Ford Sedan Delivery.   Yes, I like your paint work.

       Nino

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:23 AM

I'm not a car/truck guy — aircraft are more my thing — but I'm impressed! It looks better than my first model by a long shot!

 

Bob

 

On the bench: Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

  • Member since
    August 2003
  • From: Everett, Washington
Posted by RoyFokker on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:25 PM

Bobstamp

I'm not a car/truck guy — aircraft are more my thing — but I'm impressed! It looks better than my first model by a long shot!

 

Bob

 Look's amazing! Great Job!

 

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  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:18 PM

Looks good. I like that paint job. 

You were bit by the bug. Save yourself while you still can!  Just kidding. Do more! 

T e d

  • Member since
    July 2020
Posted by Alexander_the_great on Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:33 PM

Ted4321

Looks good. I like that paint job. 

You were bit by the bug. Save yourself while you still can!  Just kidding. Do more! 

T e d

 

 

Hahaha Already on my second one :P

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:16 AM

Welcome!

One of the things that is daunting about using Fine Scale's forums is the sheer number of them.  I urge you to overcome the tendency to stay with one or two forums, and look over the list.  Even if you build only one genre of model, there is a great section called Tools, techniques and reference materials, which have good info, especially the painting and airbrushing forum.  If you have any trouble with using the forums, there is a section of forums offering help and feedback.  I have no connection with FSM, only a happy customer who wants to help new users.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:17 AM

That turned out really good for a first try Alexander. Those old F-100's are my favorites in the modeling as well as in real world. 

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing you around in the auto section.

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2020
Posted by Alexander_the_great on Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:49 PM

Thank you guys !! 

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:05 AM

That looks great, especially for a first build !! I just ran into this thread though and you asked for some suggestions ( no intention to berate your work at all).

In that regard, just a tip or two: consider not using full gloss paint for your seats going forward. Or use it then put on a clear satin for leather and vinyl or clear matt on fabric seats. .

Engines just look completely different with a thin wash applied. You mop most of it up but some settles in the deep recesses and just adds life to one like yours. In an old beater you can do heavy washes to add grime or rust. But washes are huge even in a clean build.  And then, anything for spark plug wires will add more life yet, even if not done the neatest or just coming off the distributor and dead headed in back of the cylinder heads. I've even used sewing thread or fly rod wrapping thread or mono cord tying thread. Get yourself a set of tweezers and sharp scissors.

 

But yes indeed it's a first build and it came out great, you will only grow from here and my suggestions are intended as something for you to look into doing.

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Toronto Ontario, Canada
Posted by jr223 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:40 PM

Bonjure Alexander

I'm from Ontario right next door. 

That ford looks great! I too have a master oops sorry I ment cat and have also sufferd from him nocking one of my models of my work bench. I used to have two but lost one in January and miss him every day. I can give you one vary good tip since you mentioned you have a cat. Always brush or vacum your work area before you start to paint/airbrush. I have had many a nice paint job which after drieing, purrfectly noticed one or two cat fur hairs trapped on the model and actually painted in. Of course the only thing to do are sand it down, or try to use the exacto and remove the hair, this leaves a fine line in the paint job.

Leasson learned I always clean with a brush and or vacum before painting.

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