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Old 09-25-2011, 02:12 PM
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That's what I like about the American cars from the mid-1950's to 1960. They were colorful inside and out. I'm old enough to remember when people actually got excited about the annual introduction of the new cars.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:25 AM
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Installed clear plastic (from transparency covers) for the windshield and rear window. I cut it in one piece, then glued in the cardboard headliner to hold the "bridge" of the plastic in place.

Applied colored paper over the center body strip. For the hood scoop sculptures, I glued two cardboard strips to the hood prior to putting the colored paper down, and with a short ruler and a popsicle stick, worked the paper around the strips for a sculptured look.

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:26 AM
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:27 AM
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The trunk section.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:44 AM
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This is coming along great, Mark. The hood treatment is brilliant.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:08 PM
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A side pontoon under construction. Edge to edge gluing of the cardboard.



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Chrome trim (silver coated cardboard) around the windows.



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The completed pontoon, with its color added (no chrome yet), dry test fitted to the center body section.





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Old 10-06-2011, 01:41 AM
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Now she is really taking shape! The chrome trim and pontoons are wonderful!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:05 AM
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Outstanding! She's really shaping up to be an attractive model.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:21 PM
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After about eight months of not working on this model, I've finally resumed. Not much progress, and it took a while to get my bearings with it again, but, at least I did something with it tonight.

Trim is now on the right pontoon. Tailight and rear bumper parts, and door handle are in place. A lot of tedious little parts to fuss with.
The door handle appears to be in an unusual spot, but spatially it's correct. On the real car, the door handle is at the top edge of the door sill, and, since the model does not have the lateral curve of the door (due to my basic strip-and-panel type of construction), the door handle is where the door sill meets the center body structure.
I have to repaper the front fender, because the front wheel arch is too high. The top bar of the chrome side trim has to go all the way across the top of the wheel arch.





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Old 04-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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hey mark,. for some reason i dont see your latest pics!
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