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AMT 1991 Silverado 454 SS-Completed-03/21

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:28 AM

Terrific progress there Joe. The chassis is certainly looking sharp. The time and effort you put into cleaning up seam lines and injector marks sure pays off. I'm curious though, why exactly are you removing the white lettering off of the tires?

Looking forward to more awesome and wanderous builds from in the coming new year.

Happy New Year to your and your family my friend.

Cheers, 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, January 02, 2019 9:34 AM

Thanks Joe and I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. These are more of a street tire than a drag tire and the letters on these tires are HUGE and don't look right for a street tire. I used these same tires on the '69 Camaro SS that I built a couple of years ago and they worked great.

Chassis is now complete. I did make the front wheels steerable as I've always wanted a model with posable front wheels. It was a lot easier to do with this kit than it has been with some of the builds that I've done. The ones in the past and really delicate and finicky parts or they had no option for steering at all.

 




                   

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 11:33 PM

Thanks Joe. We did indeed have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I hope your holidays were filled with joy also.

Thanks for the clarification on the tires. Makes sense. The chassis is excellent. Definitely up to your usual standards. That's cool that you were able to make this with positional front wheels. That's a slick new addition to your kits.

You'll be happy to know that I am getting started on my 1/72 Airfix A-4B Skyhawk over on the Airfix GB. Feels all so good to be working on something at the bench again.

Cheers Brother

"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, January 03, 2019 5:06 AM

Thanks Joe and I'm glad to hear that you had a good Christmas and New Years. We had a good one as well with the usual "Dr. Liz"/ NRA President/ Master Counselor at the house. lol.

I'm going to have to check that Skyhawk out. Whatever happened to the Corsair?

                   

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:40 AM

Great progress, Joe. I love that engine and the weathering that you did. 

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 03, 2019 8:59 AM

mustang1989
Thanks Joe and I'm glad to hear that you had a good Christmas and New Years. We had a good one as well with the usual "Dr. Liz"/ NRA President/ Master Counselor at the house. lol.

Comforting to know that your holidays had adult supervision. LOL!!

mustang1989
I'm going to have to check that Skyhawk out. Whatever happened to the Corsair?

I've set the Corsair aside for the time being. Don't worry, I'll get it done. In the meantime, I just needed something to get me back in the groove and the A-4 along with Bish's GB fit the bill.

Sorry I missed you this morning. Needed to sleep in on my day off to fully recover from staying up on New Years with the family. Feeling rather refreshed now.

"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, January 03, 2019 10:04 AM

Bakster

Great progress, Joe. I love that engine and the weathering that you did. 

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Thanks Steve.

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:09 AM

JOE RIX
 
mustang1989
Thanks Joe and I'm glad to hear that you had a good Christmas and New Years. We had a good one as well with the usual "Dr. Liz"/ NRA President/ Master Counselor at the house. lol.

 

Comforting to know that your holidays had adult supervision. LOL!!

 
mustang1989
I'm going to have to check that Skyhawk out. Whatever happened to the Corsair?

 

I've set the Corsair aside for the time being. Don't worry, I'll get it done. In the meantime, I just needed something to get me back in the groove and the A-4 along with Bish's GB fit the bill.

Sorry I missed you this morning. Needed to sleep in on my day off to fully recover from staying up on New Years with the family. Feeling rather refreshed now.

 

Well.....I'm not so sure about the adult supervision part but ummmm......yeah!

No worries on this morning. There'll be Monday. Got the headliner and sunvisors replaced in my 1:1 truck and took the carpet out of it and used the high pressure rinse on it at the car wash. I purchased the new jute yesterday and will be reinstalling the carpet probably this weekend. Speaking of which I probably couldn't have heard much of what you would've been saying this morning anyways with all the carpet out of the truck. I was surprised at how much it deadens the exhaust noise. With "40 Series Flows" and no catalytic converters it's been really loud the last few days. icon_giggles

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:39 AM

I still have to move the rear tires inwards a little but I've just about got the wheel/ tire and stance set up where I want it. The chassis isn't adhered to the body yet which will pull the body down to set a better stance but you get the idea anyways.

I also received my re-mastered decals from Thomas at Speedway Decals.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:25 PM

What can I say Joe, I like it!

Dandy set of decals you got yourself also.

"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
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:30 PM

Love the big meats in the back.  What color are you going with?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:09 PM

Thanks Joe and John!!

John: I'll be going with the factory color scheme of black.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:16 AM

That’s one very cool build. I’m slowly gearing up again.

Nick.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:14 PM

Lookin' good, Joe.

What are remastered decals? How do they do them? Do you sent them the orignals?

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:37 PM

crown r n7

That’s one very cool build. I’m slowly gearing up again.

 

Thanks and its great to see you around again Nick. I'm looking forward to your next build.

                   

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:39 PM

Greg

Lookin' good, Joe.

What are remastered decals? How do they do them? Do you sent them the orignals?

 

Thanks Greg. I've got a guy that I use from Speedway Decals and he does a great job. Honestly, if I just took the time to I could probably re-do decals myself. Remaster is pretty much copying the originals and yes I did send him the originals.

I had initially primed the interior pieces to include the tub. I was looking at it even with the ejector pin marks on the floor and thinking to myself, "Yeah.....that's gonna......no....no it aint gonna work!!" The ejector pin mark, even though it's in a terrible place I can actually deal with. More on that in a minute. That chintzy brake and accelerator pedal just isn't gonna do at all.

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So ………...I put my thinkin' cap on.. :hmm:

I found another floorboard from a parts kit that I've got in the stash and cut the whole section out of this floor board. Then I cut a section out from the parts donor.

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Then the replacement piece was glued into place.

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We'll be using some PE pedals to have a little more true to scale and true to references look. Now to address those disgusting ejector pin marks. Those...…..will be covered up by these floor mats that I acquired which just came in the mail a couple of days ago.

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:51 PM

This interior is long from being done. I'm just posting this to post some progress. I've been working on the color tones and surface textures with the differences in the seat fabric, carpet and on the door panels by using different colored pastels. You can see the contrasting colors on the seat between the weaved and the smooth sections of the drivers seat. That seat will directly contrast the passengers side seat which hasn't been touched up yet. I've got the door handle/ switch bezel painted but still have to fill in the details on those and then get the foot pedals taken care of.

Progress so far:

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:24 AM

Ok gang. I've got the interior tub pretty much done except for the foot pedals. I really like this photo as it shows the color contrast on the seats very well. I finished up the passengers seat this morning with the color contrast. I left the pleated part of the seat the original color that I painted it and used a mixture of red with a little black ground up pastel and dry brushed it onto smooth parts of the seat to slightly darken the color tone for a subtle yet highly noticeable contrast. I was surprised with the results. Everything is adhered into place. The door handle/ switch bezels and all details have been painted here and I thought I'd add a Coke to the cup holder. I mean....why not? I'm smilin' so why not have a Coke to go with it? :whistle:

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:41 AM

Looking good there my friend that red is sharp what type of paint did you use ? 

Nick.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 25, 2019 6:52 AM

Thanks Nick. I used Model Master Acrylic Insignia Red but the darker areas are a mixture of ground up red and black pastels dry brushed on top of the paint for contrast.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, January 25, 2019 7:58 AM

Your interior work is coming along very impressively. As always, you have an absolute knack for catching and enhancing the small details that make a difference. Wonderful stuff 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

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:09 PM

'Preciate it Joe! Thanks for droppin' in pal.

Ok folks. I've got the foot pedals finished up. I used a couple of strips of solder formed and flattened on both ends so I could adhere one end to the inside of the firewall and the pedal to the other end. I've got the dash (which I painted a two tone color of maroon and red) test fitted into place and will be by next area of emphasis.

Anyways, foot pedal wise..we go from this:

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to this:

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Monday, January 28, 2019 6:45 AM

Good looking interior.  Definitely a needed upgrade to the pedals.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, January 28, 2019 8:24 AM

Looking good Joe.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, January 28, 2019 4:36 PM

Computer down for repairs. Just catching up. Very nice work as usual Joe.

Jim  Captain

P.S. Elvira "Mistress of the Dark" was over my bench. Still is OK in the workroom but not over the bench so sayeth swmbo. Wink

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:53 PM

Wow!  I remember when my mullet and I worked as a Porter at Tony La Riche Chevrolet in 1990.  My first job out of high school and we drooled over these and the IROC-Z Camaros on the lot. Oh the good old days.  I think they made a "chip" to make these go faster. Anyways, looks great so far Joe.  I do remember the engine blocks being black. I'll be following it.    

FYI....The mullet was eradicated around 1993. It may still live in that area.         

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:59 AM

Good to have you in here Joe! The mullet! lol. I remember those days!! I definitely remember the IROC Camaro's. Those things were tha bomb.

I just couldn't get over the OOB steering column/ wheel. No turn signal lever, no column tilt lever and no shifter lever???!!! Hell at least put a shifter lever on it. Will be adding all these items plus an ignition switch.

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A couple of reference photos from my truck to show the various color tones and detail colors on and around the IP area.

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Then the cluster itself....and yes....the odometer is correct at 401,811 miles. :whistle:

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 01, 2019 6:42 AM

After 4 days of painting and detailing I've got the dash finished. Lots of masking and painting tonal variations and colors involved but I managed to get it done. Next up...….steering column detailing.

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 01, 2019 10:05 AM

That’s a great interior what’s next the green LED display lol beautiful work my friend.

Nick.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:08 PM

Thanks Nick. I actually tried to pull that one off but then I got to thinking that the clock is not on when the ignition is off.

                   

 

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