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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 31, 2021 10:05 AM

Bakster: Did you have to put her away for awhile? I hope everything is okay there on the gold truck front. I'm really jonesing for an update!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, December 31, 2021 10:53 AM

Maybe still recovering from the lost but not really lost oil filter detail part?

Or maybe it's the embarrassment, shame, and public humiliation of it all?

Stick out tongue

Edit: forgot to mention, I'm missing the updates, too.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, January 1, 2022 12:59 AM

Gamera

Bakster: Did you have to put her away for awhile? I hope everything is okay there on the gold truck front. I'm really jonesing for an update!

 

Hey Cliff, sorry buddy, yeah... the project is sidelined. Life has been too hectic. Keeping the glue flowing in my veins, I started an out of the box build. Well, mostly it is. There will always be some mods. I wanted to work on something less demanding, so I started an ICM Model T 1913 Speedster. The kit is nicely molded and for the most part, well designed. I am enjoying the break from this project. Once this is done, I will go back to working on the Bullion Express, hopefully. That's if things don't get worse.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, January 1, 2022 1:03 AM

Greg
Maybe still recovering from the lost but not really lost oil filter detail part? Or maybe it's the embarrassment, shame, and public humiliation of it all?

Lol. You know Greg, that thread was missing a bone headed tale of Greg. There must be some sort of bone headed thing you did. Perhaps, your list is too long? Lol.Wink

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:14 AM

Bakster
Perhaps, your list is too long? Lol.

You pretty much hit the nail on the head, there, Stevie. Wink

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:01 PM

Greg

 

 
Bakster
Perhaps, your list is too long? Lol.

 

You pretty much hit the nail on the head, there, Stevie. Wink

 

Well then you are in good company. Tongue Tied

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, January 3, 2022 6:25 PM

Thinking of you Bako.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 6, 2022 10:26 AM

Just a "bump" to keep this project from falling to page Two .

 

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        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

( I had a few spare parts left over from another project .... you can have em...)

 

Edit: apperently finescale doesn't like outside sourcing of emoticons ...

You will just have to imagine the skeletal images I posted. 

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 6, 2022 2:48 PM

Dang it, Timmy, here I thought Dr Doom had resurfaced and it's just a "bump."  Sigh.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:38 PM

CapnMac82

Dang it, Timmy, here I thought Dr Doom had resurfaced and it's just a "bump."  Sigh.

 

Now that cracks me up, Capn. This is the first time I laughed in days.

Dr Doom says this: If you saw what I endured this weekend you'd say, Dang, that poor basxxxx really IS Dr Doom. The onslaught keeps coming.

One of these days the worm has to turn, and Dr Doom will be back, in his full Bullion glory. I have not given up on this project; I have some bullion to mine. Tongue Tied

Thanks for the laugh, I miss you guys.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:42 PM

littletimmy

Just a "bump" to keep this project from falling to page Two .

 

...

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

( I had a few spare parts left over from another project .... you can have em...)

 

Edit: apperently finescale doesn't like outside sourcing of emoticons ...

You will just have to imagine the skeletal images I posted. 

 

 

Thanks for not giving up on a me, Timmy. 

Yeah. I tried posting a skeleton image early on in this thread. They have a block on skeletons or something. I was bummed because he was to be my mascot for this build.

Dr Doom.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:16 PM

Hope things calm down and you can get back to this Bakster. Love the idea and really want to see where you're going with it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:27 PM

Awhoo!!!

 Now that is some fine lighting, my friend!!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:38 PM

You're working on one of these?

Boxart Model T 1913 Speedster 24026 ICM

That should be a fun build. Got a thread for it?

                   

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:47 PM

Gamera

Hope things calm down and you can get back to this Bakster. Love the idea and really want to see where you're going with it. 

 

Hey thanks, Cliff. That makes two of us.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 9:01 PM

mustang1989

You're working on one of these?

Boxart Model T 1913 Speedster 24026 ICM

That should be a fun build. Got a thread for it?

 

Hey Joe, yes, that is the one. I thought it would be an easy build, and in many ways it is. But, I am a bit rusty with car builds. Particlulary, in getting the finish I want. I spent a lot of time trying to get what I wanted. Too much time if you ask me.

This is my first car model in over, jeez, 40 years. Man, I can't believe it's been that long. I seem to be migrating towards car models again. I have picked up several kits over the last few years. Heck, I just ordered some of Donn Yosts DVDs too.

No I didn't start a thread. I have been documenting it, so I could. I'd say I am near 2/3rds done with the model.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 9:02 PM

Tanker-Builder

Awhoo!!!

 Now that is some fine lighting, my friend!!

 

Lol.  Thanks TB!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:39 AM

I tend to use alot of Donn Yosts ideas in my airbrushing these days and that's definitely a step in the right direction picking up his DVD's. Dude's got alot of good advice.

                   

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:12 AM

Hey! That looks just like my first car! LOL, LOL.

       I have folks accuse me of being around when these were here. Maybe my Grandparents, Hmmm? I love the sheer fun in building this type of auto. Any plastic for Floors and Firewalls gets replaced with Basswood.

       Hey! Good question, If they face planted against a tree, who did they sue. What? no Seatbelts? Or airbags, except the wind in yer face! Thirty miles an hour? You are out of your mind!

      About that time or a little earlier the Fiat Mephistophle Clocked 146 in the straight mile! Unbelieveable, right?

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:04 AM

I keep trying cars and getting horrible orange peel on them and putting them back in the box. One day I'll get a decent looking gloss finish- one day............

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:22 AM

Gamera

I keep trying cars and getting horrible orange peel on them and putting them back in the box. One day I'll get a decent looking gloss finish- one day............

 

And there is the issue with model cars. Getting the smooth finish.

Maybe Joe can jump in on this with his process. But from what I know-- you need to sand the primer coat (if used), the color coat, and then the clear coat, again, if used. Then polish. There are polishing kits for this that include the sanding cloths. It takes the guesswork out of it and you will end up with glass smooth finishes.

Or --the other way is to lay on a heavy layer of paint to bring out the gloss. But-- you will almost always get something in the paint that will need to be sanded, and then polished. 

What says you, Joe?

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:29 AM

Tanker-Builder
Hey! That looks just like my first car! LOL, LOL.

Lol. My friend, I have heard the same said about me. I work with a colorful crew. They throw jabs better than Muhammed Ali.

Tanker-Builder
 Hey! Good question, If they face planted against a tree, who did they sue. What? no Seatbelts? Or airbags, except the wind in yer face! Thirty miles an hour? You are out of your mind!

You sue nobody. You die or live a painful life. Them were the days. LOL

 

Tanker-Builder
About that time or a little earlier the Fiat Mephistophle Clocked 146 in the straight mile! Unbelieveable, right?

Truly is amazing for the time. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:31 AM

mustang1989

I tend to use alot of Donn Yosts ideas in my airbrushing these days and that's definitely a step in the right direction picking up his DVD's. Dude's got alot of good advice.

 

 Yes

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:56 AM

When I was a young boy my friends dad restored and owned/restored and drove Hupmobiles.  I recall riding in his beautiful (1915ish) red touring car coming down an overpass and just sliding on those skinny tires trying to slow down/stop.   No ABS, contact patch of about 4 inches - quite the ride.  He also had little Hupmobile runabout in the garage he was restoring.  Great looking little car.  Visited him about 20 years ago and he had switched to restoring old tractors.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:53 AM

keavdog

When I was a young boy my friends dad restored and owned/restored and drove Hupmobiles.  I recall riding in his beautiful (1915ish) red touring car coming down an overpass and just sliding on those skinny tires trying to slow down/stop.   No ABS, contact patch of about 4 inches - quite the ride.  He also had little Hupmobile runabout in the garage he was restoring.  Great looking little car.  Visited him about 20 years ago and he had switched to restoring old tractors.

 

That is a cool recollection. It must have been a real treat to ride in one!

The closest I can come to this was a neighbor restoring a Model A. It was pretty cool once done. It was fun to see it popping along as they drove it. I didn't get a ride in it though.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 9:15 AM

Bakster

 

 
Gamera

I keep trying cars and getting horrible orange peel on them and putting them back in the box. One day I'll get a decent looking gloss finish- one day............

 

 

 

And there is the issue with model cars. Getting the smooth finish.

Maybe Joe can jump in on this with his process. But from what I know-- you need to sand the primer coat (if used), the color coat, and then the clear coat, again, if used. Then polish. There are polishing kits for this that include the sanding cloths. It takes the guesswork out of it and you will end up with glass smooth finishes.

Or --the other way is to lay on a heavy layer of paint to bring out the gloss. But-- you will almost always get something in the paint that will need to be sanded, and then polished. 

What says you, Joe?

 

Any help would be awesome Joe.

I normally spray a couple of light coats to build up some 'tooth' and then a heavy wet coat. Which I've been told is the correct way to do it, and I still get orange peel.

I've got some Tamiya polishing compound with cloths that I've been experimenting with. I like the results but it's still not where I want it.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:28 AM

I have enough trouble with wingy things, please don't talk about cars.......

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:52 AM

Dodgy

I have enough trouble with wingy things, please don't talk about cars.......

 

I feel your pain Rob. There was a time not to long ago that I felt the same way.

There is a way....to the dark side my brother.

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:17 AM

I got lucky.....once. It was my first real try at an auto model gloss finish in .....gosh.....35 years or so? And that was back when I was a teenager living at home in the 80's and I sprayed what was then my best gloss finish on a Revellogram 1970 Challenger T/A that I built for my brother from a can. No color....only the molded red color with decals applied and a gloss shot over it.

 The story goes: In 2011 I re-gifted the same Challenger to him on Christmas after some repairs. Two years later I was visiting with him and saw it.......the car was sitting in his closet........ two wheels & tires missing, hood was gone and the car had a thick layer of dust over the whole thing.  I asked him if I could take it and he gave it up. This time I went for broke. I was a man on a mission and wanted to do this right. 

 I was right in the middle of a Bf109 build for a GB that Bish and I were hosting and set everything aside for this car. I totally disassembled it, stripped the once perfect clear that was on it and went to work. I smoothed out all the blems and sanded away the mold lines/ seams that I didn't pay attention to when I was 14 years old and applied a gloss on the prepped & decaled body with only the molded red color on it straight from the can. It was as if I'd been doing this for all my life as it just laid down perfect. Not one dust spec and NO orange peel. I haven't been able to do that since. Wet sanding with fine grit sanding blocks & papers and polishing are a way of life for me these days if I want a glass like finish. If I had one word to sum it all up then it would be the word "PATIENCE". It takes alot of it to get what you're looking for in a gloss finish with all the body prep, wet sanding and polishing but the rewards are soooooo well worth it. 

My brother's Challenger from my 2014 restoration: 

I had no idea I would be taking home a "Best Auto in Show" award someday when I first built this car way back when at my first model show ever in 2015.

 

 

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:04 AM

Oh man.....I thought this was in the Absent Friends build Steve. Didn't mean to hi-jack your thread bro. 

                   

 

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