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AMT 1967 Impala SS Questions

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AMT 1967 Impala SS Questions
Posted by Shnake on Monday, September 04, 2017 3:02 PM

Hey,

 

Ok I'm making this model for my daughter (It's her dream car).  I was never a car model guy always did planes...

The hood of the car has what I would call telegraph marks in it.  Meaning the underside detail bleads through the smooth top.

Ehat is the best way of getting rid of this?

Thank you

Shnake

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, September 04, 2017 5:48 PM

the primer coat may help to hide it. Can you post a pic of the hood

 

 

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 3:14 PM

Would a black primer, at least under the hood, help?

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:34 AM

I'm not sure, how can I post pics

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:39 AM

 

 

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:40 AM

How do you upload pics?

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:30 AM

Hello!

What you need is "Filler-Primer" or "Spray-Filler" - basically a thick paint in a spray can, that can fill the imperfecions in the surface. Sand the surface smooth after it dries throughly. Motip makes one that I can recommend. Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:43 AM

Shnake

How do you upload pics?

 

Go down the list of forums.

There is a big block of forums labeled Feedback, Help and Testing.  In that block is a forum called Technical Assistance.  Posting of pictures has been a frequent thread in that forum.  Look at ones that already exist. If no help there, then start a new thread by asking the question there.

 

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:38 AM

Thank you!!!

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 9:48 AM

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipONGyWqrZZzPXo1Ur9vXqP4TZYPtorEC9U6rAKL

I don't know if this is how you do photos but thought it would work..

 

Shnake

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:29 PM

Hi;

 What I do there is this . I spray a cleaned and prepped hood with Krylon brand primer .Then sand it from front to back , till under running water it's smooth and glossy without those " Ghost " marks .Then paint in a color of your choice ! T.B.

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Posted by Shnake on Friday, September 08, 2017 12:55 PM

Wow, that sounds easy...ok thanks

 

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Posted by rangerj on Sunday, October 08, 2017 4:44 PM

If primer will not fill the indentations then use automotive spot putty like bondo brand or 3M acrylic spot putty. The Squadron green filler putty can also work. I like to thin it a little with lacquer thinner. Use lacquer thinner made for models, not real automotive or household lacquer thinner . Sand the putty with  600 or 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper with water (wet).

Also note that the 67 Impala SS could come with a 427 CID big block and there were a few special colors applicable to the SS Impala 427. You could do a special SS Impala for a special little lady!!!

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Posted by Shnake on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:24 PM

The exterior of the car will all be black...so maybe that will help.

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Posted by Shnake on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:39 PM

rangerj

Also note that the 67 Impala SS could come with a 427 CID big block and there were a few special colors applicable to the SS Impala 427. You could do a special SS Impala for a special little lady!!!

 
Yeah this one is supposed to be the 427.  She fell in love with the Impalla from a TV show.  That one is a 4 door with a 500 engine in it.  The interior is black and tan (camel?). The interior doors, ceiling, dash and rug are all tan.  The seats are black, oh and it's a bench seat and it's an automatic.
 
The AMT model is a 2 door and buckets and a 4 speed.  So I decided to do a hybrid, incorporating items from the TV car into the model.  I am also taking the doors and the trunk off so I can make them open and close.  The trunk area I'm actually planning on using as a place for a circuit board and LEDs, micro switches and batteries for the lights.  I am going to light the interior, all four headlights and the turn signals.
 
For everything that opens I am planning on installing mini rare earth magnets to hold stuff closed.  If I can figure out an easy way to do it I would love to have the interior lights come on when the doors open.
 
From working on guitars I have sand paper from 400 to 12000 grit so I'm hoping I can get that mirror like finish.
 
I'm planning on using real metal for the chrome trim.  I have already purchased an Impalla photoetch kit, an aluminium distributor with wires kit, a high detail guage radio and fan control kit, and a few other little things to perk it up.
 
I want to get a seatbelt photo etch kit too.
 
Thank you for the suggestions!!!
 

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