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68 VW, Revell ... first car model in almost 50 yrs (Finally finished)

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  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:15 AM

Greg ;

 After putting an almost invisible wash on the seats and waiting a few days try this . Good sweaty hands . Best weathering tool you have . Rub the seats and door panels with those sweaty fingers and I can garauntee a good used every day look !

 When I build an old pick-up or work vehicle that's what gits the weathering done . This works best with Semi - Gloss and Flat paint only though .

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:19 PM

Greg, I saw this today and thought of you. It looks good in copper.

Yeah, that's my goofy van with Idaho plates in Dallas there in the back ground.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, August 6, 2018 9:22 PM

Steve, TB, and other Steve....

Oh man, I can't believe I missed your posts. I'm so sorry and thanks so much for your ideas!

And to so many folk who were following along and I disappeared, here it is.....the hold up.....

Masking is done (or almost) thanks to an epidsode of "The Bachelorette" which my wife settled in to watch tonight. I'm thinking, I'd rather end it all....hey....wait....the next worse thing would be working on that *E*#(@#(@ masking job. So down I went.

The second one went faster, you know, as they always do. I know y'all see some places need fixing, so do I. Hopefully a few light coats of Ivory color will get me moving forward again.

Bless you all for your patience and support. :)

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:38 AM

That's OK Greg, my duce has stalled (pun intended), just too many other things have gotten in the way.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:04 PM

modelcrazy

That's OK Greg, my duce has stalled (pun intended), just too many other things have gotten in the way.

 

Life does that. In your case, we're just so happy you're with us and healthy to be able busy, Steve. Toast

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 6:51 PM

Dude it is REALLY good to see you back on this one Greg!! You're gonna do fine pal.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:52 AM

Joe, thanks for your encouragement, amigo  Yes

Hey Steve, that VW above sure looks good in copper. Funny that it made you think of me, expecially as you had a lot on your mind back in May.

Everyone, I was on a walk yesterday and saw a great yellow bug parked not far from home. It was a later model and on closer inspection it actually had a flowpot and flower on/in the dash. I thought about Bill! (GMorrison). Big Smile

-Greg

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:03 PM

Yeah But !

 Geesh , it's a Buick man !

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:24 PM

Tanker - Builder

Yeah But !

 Geesh , it's a Buick man !

 

I noticed that right away, TB!!!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:14 PM

Greg

 

Everyone, I was on a walk yesterday and saw a great yellow bug parked not far from home. It was a later model and on closer inspection it actually had a flowpot and flower on/in the dash. I thought about Bill! (GMorrison). Big Smile

 

Man if you don't put one in the dash with a Mary Jane plant hangin out of it you aint gotta hair on your......................well....Whistling...we'll keep it clean around here.

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:22 PM

Thanks Greg, I really enjoy still being around.

Greg

 

 
Tanker - Builder

Yeah But !

 Geesh , it's a Buick man !

 

 

 

I noticed that right away, TB!!!

 

Meh, it serves a purpose.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 9, 2018 6:43 PM

Just so my comment isn't misunderstood, I like Buicks!

My workmate and elder mentor got me started on Buicks back in the late 70's.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:03 PM

No worries Greg, I do too, it's just a 13 year old Terraza is still, meh Huh?

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, August 10, 2018 11:52 AM

modelcrazy

No worries Greg, I do too, it's just a 13 year old Terraza is still, meh Huh?

 

Ok, we're still on the same page, Steve. Wink

-Greg

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, August 13, 2018 11:14 PM

It is indeed good to see you back at the Bug my friend. As for the masking, you got this. Totally understand the whole disappearing act thing. I've been quite the absentee myself. I'll finally get back to the Corsair soon but, I started a new project to kind of get the 'ole juices back into it. Like you building an auto kit, I've decided to try my hand at a ship model. A first. Working on a simple but poorly molded 1/700 IJN destroyer. Guess I should start a WIP thread over on the ship forums.

Glad I decided to check on you here as the forums email notifications has ceased working. As such, I was unaware of any updates from you as I do subscribe to your build. Appears the admins finally got notice of this glitch and supposedly tech is working on it.

Hope you are to being well, Joe

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

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:20 PM

Building a ship, eh Joe? Sounds like fun!

So glad you found this and checked in, I always enjoy hearing from you.

One of these days I may actually paint that mask job. Surprise

-Greg

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:37 PM

Hey pal- let's build Volkswagens!

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:52 AM

GMorrison

Hey pal- let's build Volkswagens!

 

Hey, Bill just knocked!

Ok, I am going to do something with the VW today. Challenging myself to post something tonight. Oh now, I just made a committment!

Add yours, we can turn this into a two-person GB. Whisper

Thanks for checking in!

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, September 24, 2018 10:13 AM

Probably due to some encouragement from Joe and gentle prodding from Bill, finally got door panels masked and painted.

Couple of comments, the masking was lots more than I expected (I enjoy simple masking, complex not so much. And this was my first go with Mission Models paint. Mixed a touch of black to darken up basic red a bit. I sure do like the way it dried. Nice eggshell finish, not 'rubbery' like my usual Vallejo.

Stand by for the unmasking, we shall see how I did.

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:16 AM

Waaaa Hoooo!! Good to see you back on this one Greg!! Looking forward to the results bud.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:53 PM

Thanks Joe. You were right, just mask it.

And your light airbrush coats reminder helped too. I'm slow, but will get there....

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:22 AM

Nice job - looks awesome. 

More importantly though - over 6500 views and 200 comments on your post! That is ROCKSTAR awesome. 


I'm happy when I get 20 views and one comment! LOL

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:27 AM

Good to see you at it. Looks to me that the masking paid off nicely. Fine progress indeed. Looking forward to your next update.

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

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:12 AM

BuildingCars4Fun

Nice job - looks awesome. 

More importantly though - over 6500 views and 200 comments on your post! That is ROCKSTAR awesome. 


I'm happy when I get 20 views and one comment! LOL

 

Thanks! I appreciate your comment!

I had lots of folks stopping in, but I think I blew it when I stalled on progress. Lost the momentum. It was great fun while it lasted. Smile

Hey Joe, always good when you stop in. I think I'll remove the masking today, see where it's at. Thanks again for pushing me to just do it, friend.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 30, 2018 11:51 PM

Greg
Hey Joe, always good when you stop in. I think I'll remove the masking today, see where it's at. Thanks again for pushing me to just do it, friend.

You are more than welcome. Now, will you get on my case to get back to my bench and build something. Anything. Tongue Tied

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 1, 2018 7:55 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
Greg
Hey Joe, always good when you stop in. I think I'll remove the masking today, see where it's at. Thanks again for pushing me to just do it, friend.

 

You are more than welcome. Now, will you get on my case to get back to my bench and build something. Anything. Tongue Tied

 

He's bustin out a bike in the motorcycle GB right now.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 1, 2018 8:45 AM

Hi Greg

I used ImageShack for 3 years then my rate almost doubled and they wouldn’t answer my emails so I went with Post Image and it’s free with no junky pop ups.

I learned how to drive stick in my brothers 71 beetle. She was tan outside and terra-cotta interior. That was a sweet little bug. Years later I bought a brand new 1977 Scirocco and had it for a few years then transitioned to a regatta red Datsun 280zx. Now that was a ride!!

Your bug is looking good.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, October 1, 2018 11:07 AM

Well Joe, 'ol buddy, 'ol pal, I think we should be able to come up with something or other for you to get motiviated with. You're so darned talented, it's a shame when you don't have a project going.

Steve, always a treat when you stop in.

Ernie, I also use postimage once in a while. I was using them, then they did something odd, changed their domain or something, I gave up.

All of the VW stories are great. It just seems like everyone has one!

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, October 1, 2018 8:15 PM

JOE RIX
 
Greg
Hey Joe, always good when you stop in. I think I'll remove the masking today, see where it's at. Thanks again for pushing me to just do it, friend.

 

You are more than welcome. Now, will you get on my case to get back to my bench and build something. Anything. Tongue Tied

 

I'll sure as heck do it. Now will you get your   back to your dang bench and build somethin'??

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, October 6, 2018 8:00 PM

I'm having a fit with these darned door panels......

I know how to mask, really, I do. This was my first time with Mission Models on something masked. Note how it appears to have eaten into the white plastic subtrate. The gloss black is actually Alclad Gloss Black Base (for chrome and stuff) which is lacquer based, I think. How in the world The Mission models ate though that is a mystery.

I admit I don't know what I am doing with the Mission Models yet, but I am so far unimpressed. This red went on extremely opaque and wet (likely explaining the bleed under). Not good at all for this application, and slap my wrists for trying something new on such a complex mask.

I don't think much of these door panels are going to be seen, and I hate to have this attitude with such a nice little kit, but I think I'll touch the panels up and move forward rather than a strip and redo.

 

-Greg

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