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Model T 1913 Speedster WIP ( Done 4/30/22)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:15 PM

Greg

 

 
patrick206
That's one seriously fine model, beautiful work top to bottom, front to back. Not only did you turn out an example that will inspire others, your posted details were among the best I've seen as a tutorial.

 

I can't think of anything that expresses my feelings about this one than what Patrick said, aside from mentioning your attention to detail, which sort of goes along with a fine model.

I'm blown away by the round windshield. First I've ever been made aware of it, it is so cool.

This is one of those rare builds I've seen online which I'd be proud to have on my shelf, even though I didn't build it.

YesYesYesYes

 

Hey Greg, everything I said to Patrick applies to you too. I am humbled by your kind words. Thank you!

Regarding the windshield. Isn't that a neat idea that they had?

I have to say that I struggled installing that assembly. If I left the assembly aligned as how it appeared it should go together, the window would be crooked in relation to the steering wheel. And not only that, but the glass was tilted forward and somewhat offset when viewed from the front. The instructions show the glass standing straight up and I tell ya, there was just no way to accomplish it without making some mods.

I did some internet searches and I found pics of a 1:1. They show the glass angled towards the steering wheel. And in another image, different view, it seems the glass is offset as well. So, it appears ICM designed that into the kit, but maybe goofed with the illustration showing the glass straight up. I can't account for the crookedness though. I had to, "make it fit."

Below is an image taken of an actual car. Look how close that leans to the steering-wheel. That is fairly close to how my model came out. I had to work at it though.

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:19 AM

Steve -

Regarding the craft acrylic, for both airbrushing and brushing by hand, while they do have some quirks to work around, they do have a useful place at my bench.

For my use they do require considerable thinning, I use water for brushing, water or lacquer thinner for the AB. The only ones I have used are Craft Smart and Apple Barrel, they seem identical to me.

I avoid brush marks by laying on a coat with the brush fully loaded, with one pass being the total. If the single pass is not wide enough for coverage, then just make the following passes by "overlapping," the same as you would with an AB.

Most of my models are 1:72, brushing works well then, but not as well suited for larger models. As you mentioned about paint delicacy, when I do brush paint craft acrylics I follow up with a layer of an acrylic clear, the Microscale brand gives choices of gloss, satin or flat. With some familiarity and practice, the craft paints can be quite useful as a substitute for the dedicated hobby acrylics.

As in all cases of paint prep for me, a thorough mix with a stirring instrument and then the electric mixer, goes a long way towards having consistent results. When a bottle sits for any length of time, the paint solids settle on the bottom and just shaking will not reliably make the product as intended for application. That's why a few stainless nuts added will be a big help for shaking to get a good mixture.

Thanks again for the great car post Steve.

Patrick

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:02 PM

Bakster
Below is an image taken of an actual car. Look how close that leans to the steering-wheel. That is fairly close to how my model came out. I had to work at it though.

That's a great reference pic! That is not one that I found when researching the literal "wind shield" after seeing yours. (no idea why the pic isn't showing in this quote).

The 1:1 even matches your color, more or less!

And you are welcome.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:22 PM

 

The 1:1 even matches your color, more or less!


The car was to be two toned but becuase of paint supply shortages locally, I had to order on-line, and the colors I received were too close in tone to differentiate from each other. It would have not looked right. That is the downside of picking colors on-line. The pictures didn't match what I received. Well, the light green didn't.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:28 PM

 

Hey Patrick, thanks for all that.

 

"For my use they do require considerable thinning, I use water for brushing, water or lacquer thinner for the AB. The only ones I have used are Craft Smart and Apple Barrel, they seem identical to me.

I avoid brush marks by laying on a coat with the brush fully loaded, with one pass being the total. If the single pass is not wide enough for coverage, then just make the following passes by "overlapping," the same as you would with an AB."

You are doing what I do as well. They should be thinned and then flowed on with the brush. I brush off excess and let it dry. It comes out looking great.

I will make note of the brands you mentioned for future use!

Thanks again!

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8:51 PM

Bakster

And that is that. Any questions--let me know. If not-- thanks for following, contributing, and enjoying the journey with me.

 

Steve 

 

Yeah......I'm brinin' all that forward a page because it's just THAT good. WHAT-A-BUILD!!!! Enjoyed following along through the whole thing brother. Really dun good here.

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23 AM

mustang1989
Yeah......I'm brinin' all that forward a page because it's just THAT good. WHAT-A-BUILD!!!! Enjoyed following along through the whole thing brother. Really dun good here.

Hey, Joe...thanks for the kudos! And I am glad you enjoyed it with me! 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, May 6, 2022 8:31 PM

Outstanding build! Love those old cars.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:25 AM

Thank you, Jim!

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, June 12, 2022 3:05 PM

Whoa, mate! Way to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse!

NICE WORK, Brother.....that's a lovely job you did!

Thanks for sharing the pics, mate. Way cool!

Cheers!!!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:38 PM

Hey leemitcheltree... thanks for posting and the kind words. As Joe said, it was a labor of love! Glad you enjoyed the pics and the build too!

Cheers!!!

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, June 13, 2022 8:42 AM

That is fantastic. Great display to . 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:04 PM

Hey Lurch... thanks much. I held my breath all the way through the build. One wrong sneeze and it might have blown away. Wink

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