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Old 06-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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Looking good.
Spiderman could help you with glueing pieces together.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:34 PM
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yeah I need one of those wrist mounted glue guns!
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
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Nice progress.
The engine looks just right mounted between the frames.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:35 PM
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yeah I need one of those wrist mounted glue guns!
There ya go Dave ...

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Old 06-14-2019, 03:40 PM
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Well, there are a few "will it?s" and "what ifs" coming to light...
like where that steering column will line up to, and whats its gonna hit?! lol

All I can do is deal with those things as I get to them.

...
For now, I want to move on to the Body assembly.

I have fitted the supporting rails to the underfloor, so I can put that aside.



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The main body is only four panels...so its pretty simple to assemble.
As long as your first prepare it.

A number of creases and folds, as well as a few holes to cut out.
Edge colour everything, and test fit all the glue tabs.

Heres where I stopped.

I have tried to layer as many details as possible to add more 3D effect.
Since the doors, hatches and windows are fixed/solid, I'll try to make it as interesting as possible visually.

In that regard, I decided it might be smarter to add most of the surface details before the panels are assembled.
If would definitely be harder to make cuts and trims in the assembled body,
and this way you don't have to worry about pushing on weak spot, or poking a hole in something!

So, I've started with one of the side panels...
all the windows are printed on the base panel, and I added some clear self adhesive film to give them a gloss.
The window frames are a layered add-on, as are the roof and edging strips up top.
The door is layered and the (third layer) window frame added to that.
The rear storage Hatches are also layered one layer, and then the handle brackets are an additional layer.
For the recessed door handles, I cut out the opening in the base panel first and added an underlayer to the back side.
Then I cut out the opening in the door, and added a third layer framing the cutout.
This gives a real good recessed look with 4 layers..
Then I added a 3D handle inside the opening (2 layers).
Lastly, the door Hinges are four layers of card folded, trimmed and glued edgewise to the door.



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I'll follow the same layering methods with the other side of the Body,
and to the rear panel Hatches.

There are some 3D roof hatches that I will build and add later,
but I have assembled and installed the recessed dock (for the Spare Wheel)
which is easier at this time (while the body is unassembled).

I think its all coming together quite nicely with the printed colour and weathering effects.



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Old 06-14-2019, 04:25 PM
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Dave,

you are going to save me a whole lot of "think and fit" time; not to mention precious ink. I really thank you for that. This is going to be a lot of fun to build. I'm glad that I stayed awake in my internal combustion engine classes.

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Old 06-14-2019, 05:04 PM
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This Ford looks really amazing, Dave.
I have to admit that I was a bit worried about how it's gonna look without the interior but now when I see all those textures I'm sure it will be a great model.
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:26 PM
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The idea of an interior is not lost on me.
I don't take this decision lightly.

I honestly started working on an interior.
But I got frustrated trying to make it work...I didn't wanted to redesign what I had already done.

I think the window artwork will make or break it.
If I left the windows black, or solid colour, it would not be acceptable.
They need to look like glass.
And the best results I have had, come from a simple reflection...like trees and landscape.

In this case, I've also tried adding the fog and dirt that accumulated on the windows.
Its not perfect...but it seems to be working so far.

I can still change it if someone has a better idea.
But this is how my build will look.

As I said, I also added gloss to the windows by cutting some sticky clear plastic (laminating film).
I printed and cut an extra set of window frames...laid them on the sheet of laminating plastic,
and carefully sliced out windows slightly smaller than the openings.
Then, just pressed them into place before gluing on the layered frames.
It has a real good effect...not super shiny or glossy, just a sheen and slightly reflective.
Much like the real perspex windows.

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Old 06-15-2019, 03:13 PM
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The laminating film is clever idea.
Simple and very effective.
Looks excellent.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:41 PM
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I bought a roll of laminating film a few years ago from the local Surplus store.
Its about 12-14" wide...don't know how long the roll was (I am just running out of it now)
But it has come in handy laminating larger things like table signs, and stuff.

For smaller things, where I dont want to fight with a roll, or have the film out of control,
I bought a pack of "laminating pouches".
They are slightly larger than Letter size sheets of plastic ...each with a paper backing.
They are attached at one end forming the "pouch".
I cut them apart and use them as single laminating sheets.

You can get them at Staples, Walmart, and other stores that sell office supplies.

I would swear its thicker plastic...I could be wrong...but they stay nice and flat.
I try to cut things out with the backing still in place, then just lift up the cut pieces and place them.
Burnish the surface with something that wont scratch, and they stick really well.

Once, I built an aircraft model and I laminated the entire card sheets before cutting out the parts.
Gave me a real nice finish to the parts.
But I had to cut and peel off the film on all the glue tabs, since the glue wouldn't stick.
It turned out to be more trouble than it was worth.
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