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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:40 AM

Gamera both models are looking great. I am very interested in seeing how the Corsair comes out.

John has been working on the design of the badge and what he has sent me looks fantastic. Will say a bit more soon.

Thank you all for your patience.

Ferg

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

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:50 AM

And I forgot that I'm building the Tamiya P-38 for Rigidrider. I posted some photos over in Steve's Lockheed build that I'm crossposting to and forgot about here. The kit is mostly together, I'm trying to figure out the best way to paint the gear bays now.

  

 

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

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:47 AM

This is where I am on the Toshi Corsair. I need to wipe off a lot more of the light tan panel line wash. Still not sure I like it or not.

 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:34 AM

mustang1989

That is a good looking color alright. Tell him he'd better hang on to it as the prices of these things are skyrocketing.

 

Lol, oh yeah! He's in his '80s and intends to pass her down to his kids!

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:23 PM

Thanks John. I will send an email later today.

Ferg

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

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:22 PM

Thanks Joe. I appreciate your help mate.

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 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:45 PM

That is a good looking color alright. Tell him he'd better hang on to it as the prices of these things are skyrocketing.

                   

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:42 AM

That's EXACTLY it!!! Same hubcaps too, I don't know what year his is but it looks just like his car.

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

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:26 AM

Gamera

No idea, not a car guy but it's more a dark navy blue though. 

 

Here you go Cliff.....Arcadian Blue. Paint Code M1226

See the source image

                   

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 21, 2022 11:12 PM

I'm here, Ferg.  jeaton01(at)gmail.com

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:34 PM

No idea, not a car guy but it's more a dark navy blue though. 

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

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 21, 2022 9:34 PM

Thanks Cliff, Nick and Brandon.

Cliff: Got any pics dude? I think it's the lighter shade of Blue. Clearwater Aqua or Brittany Blue maybe?

Clearwater Aqua:

Brittany Blue:

                   

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 21, 2022 9:29 PM

I'll round him up Rob. Gimme till tomorrow bud.

                   

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, March 21, 2022 5:51 PM

Artwork for a badge/build logo.

Folks are any of you in touch with John, (jeaton01). He has offered to do the artwork for the build logo, but I have not been able to get in touch with him. The PM system doesn't seem to be working and my next idea is to put something in the main discussion thread.

Ferg

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

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, March 21, 2022 5:44 PM

Magic paint job Joe. This is going to be a stunning model.

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:02 AM

Joe, that looks fantastic. Well done on that clear, not much work left there. Gorgeous.

BK

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:06 PM

Joe: Looks awesome! One of the guys at our church owns a blue '60s Mustang that's close to the same colour just not the metallic effect. 

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

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:18 AM

Beautifully done and nice color. I wanted a Rupp roadster in that color.

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:58 AM

Gamera

Joe: Thanks! Never thought of black construction paper! 

Pretty easy to bend and form and if it's not out in the open it doesn't look bad at all. I ran onto the trick when I was a kid and materials were scarce.

Well.....................I had some time yesterday so I spent a little over an hour prepping and applying the clear coat on this puppy.

No polishing or wet sanding yet and this is the turnout. To say that I am very pleased with this outcome would simply be a gross understatement.


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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 9:00 AM

Joe: Thanks! Never thought of black construction paper!

John: Nice F6F! I'm kinda stuck on the horns of a dilema. I kinda like the light panel lines and I kinda hate it. So it's been stuck in the box since then. I need to pull it out and take some photos. Maybe you guys can offer advice on should I go with it or wipe it off and start over with black.

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:49 AM

Gamera

Ohhhhhhhh that's so cool Nick!!! 

 

I got a little more done on my Corsair. Since the blue is so dark I tried a light wash instead of the normal dark. I'm not sure I like it. I might wash it off and go back to a normal dark wash. 

 

Hey Gam,  I did something similar with my Hellcat.  Perhaps not accurate but looks pretty cool.  What did you decide?

 

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:29 AM

Good to see you back in the saddle Mustang.

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:16 AM

keavdog

 Cool another Maverick.  Is this a Jo-Han kit as well?

 

Thanks John! Yessirreee. I priced one of these kits the other day on Ebay and it was going for $363!!!!!!!!! 

                   

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:14 AM

Gamera

Great work there! Weird about the wings, looking forward to seeing how you fix this.

Maverick looks cool too!

 

Thanks Cliff. Black contruction paper works wonders......Wink

                   

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:56 AM

 Cool another Maverick.  Is this a Jo-Han kit as well?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:52 AM

Great work there! Weird about the wings, looking forward to seeing how you fix this.

Maverick looks cool too!

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:17 AM

Thanks fellas. Already got my next project up on the bench. I'll be doing this as not only a tribute to the folks we've lost here but also to my mother who loved watching me build these things. I don't think she "got it" as far as to why I/ we build these things but she sure had an appreciation for them.

Next up.....project....Maverick.

                   

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:29 PM

N-i-c-e work Mustang! Yes

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:42 PM

Really coming together now mate!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:47 PM

Finally I'm back at the bench gang. I've moved onto the firewall which I had a definite problem with. I have had the floor mats installed into the interior tub for a while now but will need to slip the tub assy up into the body when it gets to the point of installing it. The problem with that is that I would've had to figure out how to get the floor mats on top of the foot boards of the interior as well as to slip the body around the firewall "wings".

Check it out:

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I decided to see if I could approach it from another angle by installing the firewall onto the front of the interior tub and slipping the whole thing up inside of the body in the final assembly stages. The problem with that is I would have to stretch the body around the firewall "wings" I was talking about. NOT something I really care to do.

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So I merely cut these off. I'll come back to this later when I have the body installed and figure something out for some covering on the outside of the firewall.

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and here we are with the engine installed onto the chassis. Gonna run some brake lines from the mastercylinder, a vacuum line from the brake booster to the back of the carburetor baseplate and install the fan and we'll be pretty much done with this part.

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