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Lindberg 1930 Ford Model A Pickup 1/32 Build

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Lindberg 1930 Ford Model A Pickup 1/32 Build
Posted by model make on Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:44 PM

Modelers

Going to start this tomorrow and

figure out how to upload pictures.

Will hand paint this with Tesors Acrylics,

yellow and black like on the boxtop.

Any pointers about this?

Thanks!

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, September 16, 2016 9:14 AM

For help on posting pictures, go to the forum help forum down near the bottom of the list of FSM forums.  If none of the old threads work, ask for help again.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by model make on Friday, September 16, 2016 10:50 AM

Don

Thanks for the response!

Goal today is to get one part painted on tree.

Uploading the pictures of this should work.

Thanks!

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Friday, September 16, 2016 11:32 AM

Are you doing a stock Model A, or a custom? 1930 Model A commercials were painted either Rockmoss Green or Bluerock Green on the bodies, running gear/fenders were black. Rockmoss is a very dark forest green, Blue rock is  a little bluer in cast. By 1930 fleet orders could be any color they wanted in the line. For a custom anything goes of course.

Stock engines were a grayish blue green with cadmium plated head nut bolts, transmission and all other engine accessories were black.

I've actually restored several Model A's and am anxious to follow your build.

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Posted by model make on Friday, September 16, 2016 1:38 PM

Willys MB

Thanks!

It will be stock.

This is first model built in a while so it may not be Smithsonian Museum level. :)

PM me if you want to discuss real world Model A's, WWII jeeps and general treadhead

hobby stuff.

If there is a section here we can talk about it there without the PM stuff.

Model Maker

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Posted by model make on Friday, September 16, 2016 8:06 PM

Modelers

Forgot one thing. PREPARATION!

Going to:

wash parts tree in soapy water

fill spare jar with thinner to soak brush IMMEDIATELY after using

get wax paper out to set painted parts on tree on

Should have success tomorrow!

Model Maker

 

 

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Posted by model make on Saturday, September 17, 2016 3:43 PM

Modelers

Rockin' good news!

Two hood halves have one coat of hand painted Testor's Yellow Acrylic on them.

Some observations:

Paint is pretty thin.Resisted urge to put another coat on now.

Will get bigger bottles of paint in the future.

Did not wimp out and use up Testors cleaner to clean brush.

Used thinner, like anyone would. It worked.

Saving cleaner for airbrush.

Can forsee having to custom mix a brown for leather bench seat

and different brown for wood pickup bed.

Other than that yellow, black and silver (for 'chrome') like boxtop.

Thanks

 

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Posted by model make on Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:45 PM

Modelers

More progress!

Hand painted two body halves, might get some more done today.

Wiping paint off the brush after first cleaning is a big help.

Paint looks like it's finally thoroughly mixed, no white on bottom.

I'm just painting outside of parts, is that correct?

Not painting inside where it won't show.

Thanks!

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:35 AM

model make 

How is the A progressing?

  Any luck on getting pictures to "illuminate"  your text?

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by model make on Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:32 PM

Duster

Thanks for the response!

Still working with yellow.

Painted chassis topside and bed.

Probably going to do silver today and maybe some black.

Just chipping away at it!

Have yet to focus my full attention on photos.

Thanks!

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Posted by model make on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:05 PM

Modelers

Painted wheels silver yesterday.

They are two piece unchromed parts.

Painted inside and outside of each half.

Next is paint tire part of wheels black.

Thanks!

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Posted by model make on Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:22 PM

Modelers

Painted steering wheel, radiator, rearend, headlights and radius rods.

Going to paint undercarriage, bench seat and pickup bed next.

Will need to do taping on undercarriage.

Still deciding whether to mix brown paint or paint seat and pickup bed black.

After that it will be glue it together time.

Thanks!

 

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Posted by model make on Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:58 PM

Modelers

Getting ready to glue it together.

I have just wholesale painted everything on trees.

I sort of remember the Testors glue will eat up paint

where it squeezes out of joints.

Next kit I will look kit over and figure out what can be glued

together BEFORE painting and what can be painted on trees.

Thanks!

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:56 PM

Hi , Modelmake !

 I don't think you need to worry . I paint 90% of the parts on a model before gluing. The reason is , it all goes together better .  T.B.

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Posted by model make on Sunday, November 20, 2016 10:45 AM

Tanker Builder

Thanks for the response!

What about glue tips?

I do a lot of short sessions so would I be going through a lot of these.

Another question, I seem to remember instructions saying put glue on

both surfaces.

Is that the way to do it?

Thanks

Model Maker (Setup cut off letter)

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:38 AM

Hi !

 Well :

 for one thing I don't use any glues that require an applicator tip ! I use mainly Testors or Tamiya's glues in the bottles . I apply it with a very fine brush . Not the ones in the cap, which I remove and use for other stuff !

     I do use Testors in the weird black bottle ( odd shaped one ) and that's where I need a very strong slow setting joint . Just keep the tips clean by squeezing the bottle after .Let the air escape , Gently ! Then when the bottle inhales the remaing glue is drawn back into the bottle .

    This works for my C.A. bottles and I only have to change tips maybe once every six months .Tip cleanliness and openess is paramount .  Good luck on your builds .T.B.          P.S.   Remember this. And it's very important .When you put pressure on a tube of glue .It's going to continue to flow until the pressure is released . Meaning , when you are NOT squeezing it anymore ! Also , remember this , always store glue TUBES , tip UP somewhere safe !

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Posted by model make on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:35 AM

Tanker Builder

Do you apply glue to both surfaces?

Brushing sounds ok but how do you clean brush afterward?

Yep, I've got a black bottle of that 'Liquid Cement' is what

it says on label. Very serious looking bottle of glue.:)

Model Maker

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Posted by model make on Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:28 AM

Builders

Made the decision to tape.

I wanted to avoid it but probably would have ended up with brush

marks on adjoining colors.

Cut little strips from roll of masking tape.

Complain. Complain.:)

Model Maker

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:20 PM

Sounds like you're making good progress on your A. Pictures would be great. Just a note on stock colors for a '30 Model A:

- chassis were all over semi gloss black.

- fenders, splash shields, and running boards were dipped in a gloss black.

- all body components, cab, bed etc. were "sprayed" body color Inside and out before being mounted to the chassis. As a commercial vehicle the paint wasn't buffed out except by special order, so would be semigloss. Most restorers do a gloss finish which is actually easier to do today.

- that included the wooden slats and tie strips on the bed. Many restorers Do a natural finish on the bed wood because it looks nice, but they never came that way from the factory. Other exposed wood, like the beam's the bed rests on, would be a dull black wood preservative.

- interior metal was sprayed at the same time as the rest of the body, and hence body color. The trim cardboards on the doors, kick panels, thin strips around the door frame, and the seat were a black artificial leather in 30/31, brown in 28/29.

- front bumper was "Rustless steel", Ford's term for stainless. No rear bumper. Same finish on the instrument panel, door handles, window cranks, and latches.

Colors for the Model A are incredibly well documented for a car only built for 4 years. The national club's judging standards are close to 600 pages long. Google the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA) and the Model A Restorers Club (MARC) for lots of photos and info.

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:29 PM

Forgot to mention, wheels came from the factory painted black, dealers could paint them in a few other colors on special order to compliment the body color, but silver wasn't one of them. Tires were a dull black, few firms would spring for the expensive white walls. Far more restored Model As today have white walls than ever had them back then.

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Posted by model make on Thursday, November 24, 2016 1:54 PM

Willys

Today you can build a racecar with same transverse leaf springs as

Model T and Model A had.

The triangle wishbones are not recommended though.:)

Can use straight axle like early Fords also.

Jeep's have simple suspension also. A little differerent design.

Longitudinal leaf springs at all four corners and a straight axle up front.

Model Maker

 

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Posted by model make on Friday, November 25, 2016 10:51 AM

Willys

Thank you for spending the time to find that detailed information.

At this point since I'm just returning to the hobby I'm keeping things simple.

Will paint engine green but rest of it is like the box.

That was enough detail at this time and even that required a little taping

I am just getting in some practice here and progressing.

Happy Holidays!

Model Maker

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  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Friday, November 25, 2016 11:10 AM

Well done, carry on...

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Posted by model make on Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:03 PM

Modelers

Might attempt some gluing today.

Will start with parts that have guides to align parts.

Going to use Testors model glue and toothpick or maybe a little piece

of cardboard to apply.

Thanks

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Posted by model make on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:51 PM

Modelers

Did get to gluing together parts.

Used Testors Liquid Cement in black bottle.

Pretty troublefree. It has a fair consistency.

It's about half as thick as Testors Model Cement in the tube.

I liked it. Going to try Testors Liquid Cement in bottle w/brush next.

Happy Holidays!

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Posted by model make on Friday, April 21, 2017 4:01 PM

 

Will order paint for the bed of pickup.

It will be Testor's Wood Enamel.

Whatever color that looks like THAT'S what is going on there.

Breaking loose the 'logjam' of getting some of these kits built.

More building this 1/32 kit news coming up.

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Posted by model make on Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:43 PM

Okay. This time we will finish up this kit!

Ordered Model Master Acrylic Wood bottle of paint.

Mixing colors was a hassle.

Tempted to swich to enamels. Avoided that pitfall!

So feel pretty good about this choice!:)

Finish A up and get on to next project!

Can use up paint for Brig of War Lindberg or decks of battleships we have.

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