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Monogram 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 07:18 PM UTC
A little progress here, I primed the interior parts with Mr Surfacer 1500 Grey, then gave them a coat of an eyeballed custom mix of Italian Red and about 10% Wine Red to give it some richness.




Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 06:02 PM UTC
Great to see this one being brought back to the front, of the pack.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 03:31 PM UTC

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Are they all WIP? That's impressive that you can keep track of your different builds. Will be interested to see how the second round of black goes after a couple of years.

cheers
Michael



In the Scalemates database it is the simple press of a button to move a kit from “Stash” to “Started”, and as soon as I remove any parts from the sprue I push that button. If I pick up a second hand kit that has parts off sprue or any minor work done then I list it as started as well. The started kits are anywhere from a couple of parts off the sprue to 90% complete. I am determined to work on a minimum 2:1 ratio (complete at least 2 old WIP for each new start/completion) to whittle this down.

It will be very interesting to see how the old paint stands up to a couple of top coats.

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 11:37 AM UTC

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Glad to see you don't finish model as soon as you start it.



According to my Scalemates profile I have 29 started kits, and 19 of those are cars and trucks!

Cheers, D



Are they all WIP? That's impressive that you can keep track of your different builds. Will be interested to see how the second round of black goes after a couple of years.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC

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Glad to see you don't finish model as soon as you start it.



According to my Scalemates profile I have 29 started kits, and 19 of those are cars and trucks!

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 09:30 AM UTC
Wow, a real Blast from the past, I must have subscribed to this back in 2018. Glad to see you don't finish model as soon as you start it. What a monster! best of luck with it.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
Looking for a bit of a distraction from the '36 Ford build tonight, I reacquainted myself with an old friend. I might keep this one close to the bench and tinker with it to get it off the "Garage Queens" list.




The black paint is MRP Super Gloss Black, first thin coat which was applied and wet sanded over 2 years ago. I will give it another quick wet sand and a couple of heavier coats and see how it comes up.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
Following along with interest D!

When I was in my teens I used to churn these kits out ad nauseum!

I hate to say it mate, but the best gloss finishes in my experience are still good ol enamels! Toxic yes, but glossy. And even can be finished off with a good quality clear coat of gloss for extra depth...
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 01:02 PM UTC
You are on a roll mate.
This is a gorgeous kit, with lots of excellent details.
Black body color, lots of chrome and a red interior is just a killer combo.
lodni_k
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 01:14 PM UTC
Will be following! I have the very similar Monogram ElDorado convertible in the stash - started when I got it.
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC

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I like that new, raw steel look of the exhaust system.



KSO, thanks for checking in mate! The exhaust is Alclad Airframe Aluminium over Tamiya Semi Gloss Black acrylic, then a wash of very thin Tamiya Black enamel. I love the look as well, gives a great finish.


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Looking nice, Damian. Hopefully you get your body paint issue worked out.



G'day Jim. Good to have you on board. I've done some research and decided to order some MRP Super Gloss Black, heard nothing but good reports. Time to do some clean-up on the body while I wait for the paint to be delivered.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:35 PM UTC
Looking nice, Damian. Hopefully you get your body paint issue worked out.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:54 PM UTC
I like that new, raw steel look of the exhaust system.





SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:10 PM UTC
Can recommend the MRP! I no longer can get that. Australia has been blocking the export for this brand to overseas by air. Still have some, save it for Aero department of hobby. In Thailand it is very hard to the other brands, except for Tam & Mr. H. Wide available. MRP is like silk, beautiful stuff!

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
md72
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 08:06 PM UTC
That's about what my 69 Camaro looked like when it went into the box a while back. I was using Mr Color Blue. But I think my problems were about properly thinning the paint and not having an air tank to even out the compressor pulses. Hopefully I've got both sorted and I can finish this build.....
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC
This is the point where the build ground to a halt. I wanted to try using Tamiya Gloss Acrylic to see if I could get an acceptable finish as I'm not a big fan of lacquers. I gave the body parts several light coats to see how it came up and I really wasn't happy with the finish.




When I hit it with a sanding pad to knock back the finish I went straight through to the base plastic in a couple of spots. The last thing I did before I boxed this one back up was to strip off the paint, and now I need to decide whether to go with an acrylic lacquer airbrush finish or a rattle-can. I have read very good things about MRP acrylic lacquers, and there is also a new local manufacturer here in Australia called Scale Model Supplies with a similar product. I might pick up a Gloss Black from both of these and do some trials before I hit the Caddy with anything else.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC

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Are you going to strip the chrome parts, and spray a chrome paint from airbrush?

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



Hi Robert.

Thanks for following along, much appreciated. I have thought about stripping the chrome plating and repainting with Alclad or similar, but I might just try giving the chrome parts a hit with some clear first to see if that knocks the "plasticy" shine down a bit.
There is a football field worth of chrome on this build so I want it to look good.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Engine installed onto the chassis and sub-frame. Absolutely no fit issues so far.

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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:41 PM UTC
The old Paasche H got a workout on the Tamiya Acrylic, Semi-Gloss Black and Royal Blue.



Engine Assembly almost complete



Some Alclad airbrushing and detail brush painting, and a little more assembling



A bit of front end work, axle and stabiliser bar, upper control arms and shockers, air bags (hidden away under the front axle) and a bit of detail painting in the background. The photos also show some areas of the chassis that still need to be touched up with black paint.