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AMT 59 El Camino--COMPLETED-11/21

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 5, 2018 2:45 PM

The brightwork looks great!  I've struggled with the latest BMF I purchased - seems the adhisive isn't tacky enough.  Do you use anything like the micro metal foil adhesive?  I'd like to figure out how you do it as your's really looks well done.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, November 5, 2018 4:41 PM

Looking good.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 12:25 AM

That, my friend, it immensely impressive. Bravo to you for the patience involved in that endeavor. It has paid off magnificantly.

"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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, November 12, 2018 1:34 PM

John: Thank you for the comments. I don't use any kind of adhesive on my BMF but what I need to start doing is shoot a clear coat over it to help it stay in place a little better I think.

Lee: Glad to see you in here and thanks bro.

Joe: I appreciate the "good word" and should be shouting out to you pretty soon in the morning as I got my truck back last Friday.

Ok fellas....some more done over the weekend. Still have to work on the hood fit, tail lights and some other small issues but it's all but there.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, November 12, 2018 2:01 PM

Zowie that looks sweet.

Your Bare Metal Foil looks awesome. I really must try some one of these days.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, November 12, 2018 4:57 PM

Lookin' good - fire it up!

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, November 12, 2018 11:46 PM

That is beautiful Joe. Masterful work.

"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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:19 PM

Thanks fellas! I really hope to finishing this one soon. I don't even know what my next project is.......choices choices.....

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:25 AM

This build all started around 3 months ago for a friend of my son Joseph. He received this kit for a birthday gift and after coming over to the house, asked me to build it. The kit is an old mold and is quite crude in quality but I think I managed to work some of the bugs out of it anyways. I didn't do a whole lot of research on this car and the avid enthusiast will be able to pick up on that pretty quick but still I'm pretty happy with the turn out. I've just about perfected my painting method on autos and I got ALOT of practice with bare metal foil. Thank you to all who followed or commented along the way with this build.

Engine photo and drivers side photos coming soon. The engine photo had a dang dog hair in the middle of it and I forgot the drivers side photo shot. :headslap:

Now............onto the 454 SS build....

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:47 AM

The finished product is really stunning. Although this may not be one of your full on efforts, you still did one fantastic job on it. The remarkable BMF work alone marks this as one of your epic efforts. You are definitely nailing the paint jobs now my friend. Seriously Joe, this a gorgeous El Camino. Thank You for sharing with us.

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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:33 AM

'Preciate that Joe! Thanks for droppin' by bud.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:20 AM

This was a quick car project for you! Amazing what a level of detail and realism you achieved an a handful of weeks, Joe.

It all came together great. That entire week you spent with the BMF was worth it. I love those whitewalls!

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:53 AM

Thanks Greg. Actually this one took closer to 3-1/2 months and I didn't put the level of detail into this one that I normally put into a build so it was a little easier and went a little faster. Plus I've got a little better system for building faster.....I dunno if that's a good thing either. Confused I don't have that much display space.

                   

 

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