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When Im 64 (1936-2000)
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:01 PM UTC
Another finishing touch in progress. The clear red sprue from my '59 Caddy kit donated a section of straight sprue, which I cleaned up with a 2000 grit sanding stick then put a bit of a taper on each end using a pencil sharpener.


A short length was cut off each end with a razor saw, then polished up a bit further.


The 2 lenses were then glued in place using Humbrol Clear parts Cement. Still some tidying up to do to fill the join, but I think they look good. I might put a thin line of chrome paint around the base of each lens once I get the join cleaned up.


Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC
Cool innovative way to use old sprue.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:36 PM UTC
I'm very happy to say that I put the final touches on the '36 Rod tonight, it is done!

I filled the gap around the tail lights with Humbrol Clear Parts cement over the last couple of nights by wicking it in using a toothpick, and tonight I applied a 1mm strip of Ultra Bright Chrome BMF around the join. Many thanks to Jesper for the idea, I was originally planning to paint a chrome strip but this was a much better and easier solution.






I will give it a good dust down and get some better photos over the next couple of days.

This one can go on the shelf now and I will get back to the other 2 '36 builds for the trio, then start work on the bases.

Cheers, D
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Nice touches on the tail lights Damian. Really finishes of the rear end of her.

Cannot wait to see the other two of them.
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
D,
What a truly fantastic build. You really nailed it. And as I said, those chrome strips on the tail lights really kicks them up more then a few notches.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 06:57 PM UTC
Top job, on that hot rod, Damian. the tail lights could easily be taken for original kit parts. Very impressive.
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC

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Top job, on that hot rod, Damian. the tail lights could easily be taken for original kit parts. Very impressive.



Thanks for the tip to use BMF instead of paint Jesper, it wouldn't look half as good if I had tried to brush a strip of chrome paint instead!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 04:24 AM UTC
Ds auto body seems to be up and running 24/7! The coupe looks great - as always, your attention to the details really shows.

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC
Beautiful work D

The tail lights really turned out great!

Looking forward to seeing the other 2 hit the finish line soon

PS. Ahhh, the curse of the dust bunnies!
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:53 AM UTC
Thanks Russ, Im really happy with the result on this one.


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PS. Ahhh, the curse of the dust bunnies!



Im going to make my millions by inventing a tiny solar powered anti-static device that repels dust from plastic and paint 🤓

Oops, did I just spill my secret 🙄🤪🤣
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
D,
Where can I sign up for one when you start production for retail?


Joel