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Revell 56 Ford F-100 Demon II-Completed! 04/15

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:25 AM

Gonna have to do something about that radio. I aint likin' THAT at all. Dang macro shots!!!! :puzzle:

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:52 PM

That interior looks absolutely amazing Joe. I have to agree that that little touch with the clear definitely enhances the carpet. Good call there. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:29 AM

Coming along really nice!  Interior is stunning and the motor - well, I would put on an engine stand and call it done Cool

Thanks,

John

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:38 AM

Thanks Joe and John.

Well guys since I couldn't use the wheels that I wanted I decided to use my favorites which are the Weld Draglites. The only problem with those are that 99.9999% of the rear wheels that I've seen whether they are resin or kit supplied have the bead locks on the wheel.......................which I do NOT want for a streetable vehicle.

 

Here's where we start. A set of resin Draglites from Competition Resins:

After some research I found what I want to coat the wheels with. This months issue of Scale Auto has a whole 5 page article devoted to the different methods of chrome coating and clearing. After reading through it I'll be going with the Molotow chrome with Spaz Stix Ultimate Clear both of which I ordered last night. Here's after removing the bead locks and drilling out all the wheel holes, center hole and the unused lug stud holes and cleaning it up a bit as compared to the untouched one on the right.

I found a block of time last night to work on the interior so I could finish it up this morning:

 

 




 

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:27 AM

Just keeping an eye on you! The project is looking good. Love those keys on the seat!

Maxie

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:12 AM

Thanks Max! Yes

You know there's really not just a whole lot more left to this kit now but the body, glass and chrome trim. I assembled and installed the front wheels and tires this morning. I had to enlarge the inside diameter of both tires to accept the wheels but other than that and having to sand another set of wheels down to rob the center caps to use on these it wasn't all that bad of a construction for them.

I primed the cab, hood and separate roof panel this morning. Here's about where the stance is gonna be. Nice and low..............

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I also fabricated an A/C line with a blue A/N fitting this morning to install on the A/C dryer. I just couldn't go with that little 3mm section of line hanging out of the dryer.  4fvgdaq_th

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:28 AM

Really great progress Joe.  I appreciate all the fab work.  Really setting everything off. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:01 PM

Thanks Mark! Glad you dropped by. Yes

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:23 PM

Looking good what color this time?

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:27 AM

crown r n7

Looking good what color this time?

 

Thanks Nick. We'll be going with.............................................

Black:

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:06 AM
Color is on all exterior parts now. Just waiting a few days for the paint to totally cure out before I start sanding some of the dust particles out and movin' on to the clearing process.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:10 PM

Looking good, Joe.

-Greg

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:11 AM

Wow! Everything is coming along nicely. It all looks sensational so far Bro.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:19 AM

Thank you for dropping in and for the encouraging comments guys. Will be wrapping this one up hopefully within the coming few weeks.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:17 PM

 

I masked off and painted the flames this morning. I personally think they are a tad bit too bold but...................I think they'll tone down with a clear coat some. Just gotta wait a day or so before I do clear the cab and hood.

 

 

After a couple of mist coats and let the part being painted sit for a minute or so I go for the wet coats. This photo is after about 15 minutes in the drying booth. The "Wet Look" is one of the best gloss coats I've worked with. Man I love this stuff!!!!

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see what the reflection in the paint is. Won't see the clear coated parts again for another 3-5 days till they gas out.

 



 

 

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:52 PM

Hey, flames are supposed to be bold! Those are

awesome. That gloss looks to be super slick for sure... 

Max

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 23, 2018 9:13 PM

Thanks Max.

Well.......this is supposed to be the idea here. I don't like the wheels and tires on this one much but the flames are what I'm centering on. Just a tad bit toned down so it doesn't overpower the rest of the paint work.

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:57 AM

Mustang, I don't know how I missed this thread. This is looking seriously awesome! I love it. You are now subscribed so that I don't miss an update.

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:12 AM

Really like those grey flames. Grey, who woulda thought.

Tell me about the wet look paint. Is it the Testors stuff in a spray can?

-Greg

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:55 PM

Can I borrow the keys and take that beauty for a ride?Cool

Jim  Captain

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:25 AM

This is something else it's going to be special !

  

 Nick.

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, March 26, 2018 12:25 AM

Joe  Glad to catch back up with this highly spectacular build.

Really looks like you have taken it “downtown” .

Congratulations. 

Oh, and don't forget to check the fluid levels befor your first outing- we worry, ya know.

 

Steve

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:06 AM

Wow! Your flames came out spectacular. The fact that they came out so clean is a testament to the quality of the masks and your skill at painting on them. And, as usual, the wet look is awesome.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:32 PM

Daaayanng!! Looks like I fell behind heree. Thanks alot fellas!

Well..............now for the rough part..............but there's a good ending.

Back on the mend after a complete disaster. I just simply couldn't believe what had happened as I was applying the gloss coat on this. One one hand it was the picture perfect finish with maybe a touch up of wet sanding and polishing here and there.................on the other............a mess!!! Somehow the Alclad had managed to get ALL OVER the cab and hood. The only thing I can think of is that during the fading process where I tried to polish the Alclad in which to achieve a subtle effect (which was turning out great BTW) I managed to get it all over the place but couldn't see it. If you look closely you'll see it:

 

 

 I didn't see this earlier but this "Wet Look" gloss is definitely the bomb. Notice the reflection writing on the light bulb on the hood. And this is with NO polish.

 

So..........I was pondering..........  . My initial thought was to dunk it in brake fluid to strip the paint and start completely over. But the paint layers are thin enough to where I could shoot another thin layer of black on and start over......................so....................I did!! Man did the finish ever turn out so much better than the first go round.

Here we are back at square one with an even smoother base coat............stay tuned.................flames coming back up!

 

 

Another foul up and a recovery to add to the mix. I was working with the grille and headlamps and decided to use some clear nail polish to adhere the headlight lenses to the buckets. If you've ever given this any thought..................PASS!!!! It quickly deteriorated/ stripped the chrome underneath!!
Kit #3 had to be acquired to fix this. I started over and this time used some Tamiya acrylic clear to adhere them. I'll call this a "save".

The disaster piece is on the bottom.  Live and learn I guess:

 

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:15 PM

I'm happy for you I would of done the same thing if it goes wrong in the brake fluid it goes!!! Nice chrome too

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:55 PM

Glad to see you have regained control of your project. Sometimes knowing what to not to do is a important as knowing what to do.......er something like that.

That wet look is spectacular stuff. It isTestors One Coat?  Or???

 

Steve

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:50 PM

Thanks Nick and Steve.

Steve: That's the stuff!! Just decant it, let it air out in the paint jar for a few minutes and shoot it through a Badger 350 airbrush and it goes on smooth as silk.

Well there's a big set of thunderstorms moving into the area starting at around 10 p.m. and ending at 3 a.m. so I needed to act pretty quick tonight so I could apply my gloss coat after reapplying the flames this morning. I prepped everything this morning and made sure to clean my paint jar out today at work. So I told my sweet wife and son to give me 30 minutes tonight to accomplish all this. I had one minor hiccup with the Alclad in the paint but think I can overcome it.

N E wayz ..............I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the flames came out EXACTLY how I wanted them to this time. Bold up front and fading at the end of the flames.

Taaa Daaaa........

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:50 PM

This is gorgeous work. That gloss is pretty amazing. I must make a note of this for when I build a car!

 

  • Member since
    August, 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:14 PM

 Looks OUT-Standing  

It almost hurts my eyes

Steve

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

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:57 PM

Spectacular save. Looks fantastic.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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