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Olds 442
Posted by jimbot58 on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:39 AM

The Chevelle's are still ongoing, though I keep getting distracted. This time, it is the Oldsmobile 442-W30. I never paid a whole lot of attention to them back in the day, but now I recently added a few aquisitions.

1967 Olds 442 W442 w-30 from Lindberg

Testors Dark Red, My phone doesn't really capture it but it is very close to the box art.

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

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Posted by jimbot58 on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 12:54 AM

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:51 AM

jimbot58 - well I wish you good luck with your builds and I'll be watching!

When somebody say 442 I just have to post this one from back in the day:

1:72 Special Hobby AH-1G Cobra by Pawel

1:72 Special Hobby AH-1G Cobra by Pawel

Have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by jimbot58 on Thursday, June 27, 2024 1:43 AM

Tryingto paint and polish up the '67 body. The worst thing about this hobby is waiting for paint to dry. Any tips on getting those really shiney finishes?

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 27, 2024 2:14 AM

Hello!

My take on that was to put on several light coats of paint with light wet sanding with fine grit sandpaper between the coats. I let each coat dry about 48 hours before sanding, and you have to be careful not to sand through, this is especially critical on any edges or raised detail. Once you have good colour coverage it might be good to switch to clear coat, I had a good experience with the one from Gunze. I have a feeling it dries faster so you dont have to wait so long before sanding. After the final coat let it sit for afew days and then you can polish it with an automotive polishing paste and a soft cloth or paper tissue.

Hope this helps, good luck with your build

Pawel

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, June 30, 2024 12:38 PM

Pawel

Hello!

My take on that was to put on several light coats of paint with light wet sanding with fine grit sandpaper between the coats. I let each coat dry about 48 hours before sanding, and you have to be careful not to sand through, this is especially critical on any edges or raised detail. Once you have good colour coverage it might be good to switch to clear coat, I had a good experience with the one from Gunze. I have a feeling it dries faster so you dont have to wait so long before sanding. After the final coat let it sit for afew days and then you can polish it with an automotive polishing paste and a soft cloth or paper tissue.

Hope this helps, good luck with your build

Pawel

 

I know what you are saying. You can see the original red I started with inside the engine bay and it has been multiple sessions just to cover it. I didn't like that red. Lots of patience and work on other projects waiting for paint to dry. I know the fenders will call for orange on these cars.

One thing to start is the engine. Lindgerg calls for blue and I know many of these were actually gold. Photos online show both, though the majority are gold. I went for the "Olds" blue from MCW. It's my build after all! Smile

I actually use Colgate toothpaste for polishing and it actually works pretty good. That's the results you see so far on the roof.

 

 

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 30, 2024 9:29 PM

Lookin good!Yes

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   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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    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Sunday, July 7, 2024 3:47 PM

Carpet monster got me today. One of the rear coil springs jumped off the bench and off to places unknown. One side of the rear axle is going to get a little peice of sprue in place of it. Doesn't matter as you absolutly can not see it once the axle is in place.

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, July 8, 2024 7:53 PM

I don't have that problem any more. Just had laminated flooring put in the whole house. My loft (workroom) got a very nice light grey. When a pin hits the floor, it sounds like a 12"ruler and you can hear if it rolls or not. If you drop something and you don't hear it hit then you have a problem. Wink

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

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

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

  • Member since
    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Monday, July 8, 2024 11:46 PM

fox

I don't have that problem any more. Just had laminated flooring put in the whole house. My loft (workroom) got a very nice light grey. When a pin hits the floor, it sounds like a 12"ruler and you can hear if it rolls or not. If you drop something and you don't hear it hit then you have a problem. Wink

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 

 

I am considering putting down some plywood under my work area as it is, because it is shag carpet. The wheels of my chair sink down into it. I tried putting down one of those plastic protectors but that just made it worse. The wheels just make wells and the chair won't roll.

It doesn't matter what I do to the floor as it is already a wreck. It's a mobile home and has absolutly no resale value.

In the meantime, after an hour long search, I moved on. I created a fake with a stub of sprue and some copper wire.

   

Once it's painted and buried under the car, nobody but you and I will know it's there! And yes, that's a little filler drying on the back of the differential cover.

    

Nothing will save the carpet in any case as it has had more than a few bottles of paint spilled on it anyway. 

 

 

*******

On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 9:23 PM

That was my problem too. Plush carpet with a clear mat under the chair. Sink holes in the mat and when I pushed back from the desk the chair rolled off the mat and the wheels sunk. Today was my first day back at work on the bench after unloading everything. My wife couldn't believe how quiet it was up there today. No banging the chair when lifting it back onto the pad and no expletives deleted coming from me.

One slight difference. Everything sounds louder in the room. Voices, music and things that fall and hit the floor. Mission accomplished.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

PS - Good luck 

 Main WIP: 

   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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