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Plastic 1950 Buick mild custom ALL DONE.

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Plastic 1950 Buick mild custom ALL DONE.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:40 PM

I've always been a sculptor of sorts, a "putty thrower", and love shaping body filler to make a car that no one makes in a kit, do a little detail work, and some painting.

I built this around a Modelhaus bumper/grill that was too cool not to use on something.

This is how building it looked in progress.

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:38 AM

Oh yeah, looks like it's going to be a beauty! And you're right about that grill! Once again, where did you get it?

Have a nice day

Paweł

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

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:45 AM

The AMT 51 Chevy is the base?

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:25 AM

midnightprowler

The AMT 51 Chevy is the base?

 

Actually, I used 2 cars as the base. A 1949 mercury for the front and a 1951 Chevy Fleetline for the rear. as you'll see in the pic's.

Starting to cut the "51 Chevy.

Sliding the2 halves together to check for fit. I will then add plastic scrap pieces to fill in the gaps and anywhere else shape needs to be added.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:40 AM

Pawel

 And you're right about that grill! Once again, where did you get it?

Have a nice day

Paweł

 

I got the grill/bumper 2 piece set from Modelhaus 5 or 6 years ago. I actually bought 2 sets. One for another project to come. They are a 2 piece set.

Glad I bought them when I did !!

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:55 AM

Ah Yes!

 When Better cars are built Buick will Build Them.-Awesome!!

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:43 PM

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 15, 2021 7:10 AM

Amazing.

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

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 15, 2021 11:44 AM

Great job! I love the 1950 Buick. My dad had a 1950 Buick Super four door when I was a kid. The Super was between the Special and the Roadmaster. It had a straight eight cylinder engine. I have vivid memories of the huge grill 'teeth". 

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:50 PM

Thanks, everyone Yes

Getting close to paint.

A few primer pics of the hinged open hood.

AAANd...a lot of tape and a little color.

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

fox
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Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:43 PM

Outstanding work!!!!!Toast

Like the looks of those builds in the background too. Any chance of seeing more of them too?

Jim Captain

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:36 AM

That's simply awesome !!! Especially since I'm a sucker for old Buicks and Oldsmobiles. Nobody ever kitted these cars up that I know of. I'd love a 56-57 Buick and Olds kit, a 38 Buick, a 40 Olds for instance. Your skills are beyond what I would likely attempt, looks great ! There is a 50 Olds out there I may tangle with one day.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:04 PM

oldermodelguy

 I'm a sucker for old Buicks and Oldsmobiles. 

 

YesYes Obviously, I am too. 50's and 60's just knock my socks off.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:48 PM

A couple of years ago I asked in email to Moebius if they had any thoughs of kitting late 50's Buicks. No response, so guess not. And the only resin kit I knew of is a 55 and I don't recall the manufacturer. I'd actually really like a 56 or 57 but 55 would be ok. Ever since I was a kid and 56 Buicks were around in plenty I've liked the 56 and 57 though. I did build a 58 when I was a kid, AMT I believe.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:44 PM

oldermodelguy

A couple of years ago I asked in email to Moebius if they had any thoughs of kitting late 50's Buicks. No response, so guess not. And the only resin kit I knew of is a 55 and I don't recall the manufacturer. I'd actually really like a 56 or 57 but 55 would be ok. Ever since I was a kid and 56 Buicks were around in plenty I've liked the 56 and 57 though. I did build a 58 when I was a kid, AMT I believe.

 

 

Most of the cars you mentioned are available from time to time on Ebay, in resin kit form.

Resin bodies and kits are pretty popular right now, so depending what you want, the competition can be pretty intense, and the prices a little surprising for the most popular.

If you decide to check Ebay out and find something you like, make sure to click on the pics to expand them to a larger size and check the quality of the mastering and the casting.

Some can be much nicer than others.

Good luckYes

 

Good luck

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:26 AM

Aha;

     Sometime back I acquired some Cars from a stash. They were the following, A 57 Caddy Eldo Convertible, A 56 Chrysler New Yorker,and a 55 Ford Sunliner convertible.The two I had hoped would be there was the 56 Mercury " Turnpike Cruiser" and the 56 Buick Roadmaster hardtop Coupe. No such luck on the last two in years.

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:54 AM

Honestly I don't know if anyone ever kitted or even molded resin bodies alone the 56 Buick model year.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:50 AM

oldermodelguy

Honestly I don't know if anyone ever kitted or even molded resin bodies alone the 56 Buick model year.

 

 

I have seen several in just the last few months. Some come with Chrome bumpers and other chrome pieces, and some come with raw resin pieces un-chromed.

I have more than enough to build for a lifetime like many others here, but it's fun to peruse and keep up with all the new resin releases.

 

The temptation is always there, but I have no more room.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:48 PM

Looking good. 

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

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:00 PM

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:38 PM

Great color combo - looking fantastic!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:06 PM

Still a little tape.

 .

The yellow has 1 coat of clear, and the entire car will get 3 more coats and be rubbed out. 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:07 AM

It needs some clear coat, but I like it so far Yes.

 

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:09 AM

Omigosh!

 You are doing a great job. I liked it in the White over Yellow too! That old BUICK WaterFall Grille is killer! Excuse Me? Is that a 57 Country Squire I espy in the Background?

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:14 PM

Your "putty throwing" skills are incredible! I totally love the look you've achieved of an '50's "torpedo sedanette". The body looks perfect with that grille. 

What is the red putty that you use? It appears to do a great job of smoothing everything out.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:07 AM

Beautiful. 

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

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:10 AM

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What is the red putty that you use? It appears to do a great job of smoothing everything out.

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The red filler I use is made by EVERCOAT, a manufacturer of automotive finishing products, and is a lacquer-based product called EVER-GlAZE & Spot putty.

It has very little to no shrink, depending on how thick you apply it.

I've tried other similar products, but this works the best for me.

 

Good luck 

Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:26 AM

Thanks Dave. I found a tube listed on Amazon for $22, a one-part putty. Is this the stuff? Much thanks, John

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Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:31 AM

nearsightedjohn

Thanks Dave. I found a tube listed on Amazon for $22, a one-part putty. Is this the stuff? Much thanks, John

 

 

That's it my friend.

Your welcome.

Have fun.

Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:34 PM

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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