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1953/54/55 Corvettes - The Legend Begins Here
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC

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My only observation is that you opted not to remove the molded on AMT kit info on both sides of the interior pan, but once it's in your display case, it does become a moot point.



Thanks Joel. I'm not overly fussed about having the manufacturers info on the underside, it will never be seen. In fact, sometimes I prefer to leave it there to give the kit some history.

More progress tonight with the chrome trims and bumpers fitted off. The will need some cleaning up and a drop of touch-up from the Molotow pen as the sprue attachment points are almost all on the visible surfaces (thanks very much Revell).



Probably the final part to be added is the one I've been dreading the most and eyeing off for the whole build. I attacked the windscreen frame tonight and had to sand off most of the chrome plating to get rid of flash and defects. It really was bad compared with most of the other parts. My plan now is to strip the chrome, clean up the part, then cement the windscreen into place and BMF the frame prior to gluing it in place.


Time will tell if my plan will work!

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 04:27 AM UTC
D,
I figured that the underside would end up being a non-seen moot point.

the Chrome parts look pretty good in the photos for sure. I'm really interested in seeing how you cover the stripped windshield frame with BMF. Honestly, I can easily destroy a sheet of it trying to cover frames and such.

joel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
HI D,

the paintwork looks beautiful! so does the chrome. Does/can BMF be wrapped around corners? that is corners with horizontal and vertical dimension? I'm thinking about using it on the radiator of the Peterbilt but, I'm concerned about having unwanted seams. Do seam lines appear or can you burnish them away?

Cheers
NIck
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 08:25 PM UTC
Nice work Damian. Do you use bleach to strip chrome,works well for me. Your plan for the windscreen frame should work well.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:06 AM UTC

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Nice work Damian. Do you use bleach to strip chrome,works well for me. Your plan for the windscreen frame should work well.



Thanks Lou. I use Easy Off or Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner, about 5 minutes in a ziplock bag and the chrome plate disintegrates.



Cheers, D