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Monogram 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Are you going to strip the chrome parts, and spray a chrome paint from airbrush?

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:30 PM UTC
First stage took an hour or so, and I had assembled, puttied and sanded the engine (9 parts involved there), and cleaned up the intake manifold, water pump, fan and belt assembly parts.

All very nice so far, just a small amount of putty required between the engine block and cylinder heads. I used Tamiya Basic Grey putty and smoothed it off with a Q-Tip soaked in GP Lacquer Thinner so there isn't any sanding required. The detail on the fan is especially nice, brackets on the back and rivets on the front. Nice to know it's there even if it won't be really visible once it's all installed.

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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:27 PM UTC
Some inspiration shots of a 1:1 for reference, this is the colour scheme I will try to achieve.







Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
Box contents, sprue shots etc.







If anybody would like a closer look at any details please let me know.

Cheers, D
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:11 PM UTC
Hi. Love the car, so will follow for sure.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC
Hi Folks.

This will be a detailed build log for the kit I started for the 1950's Group Build which started back in April 2016. As is the case with so many threads, the Group Build thread is full of the dreaded "3rd Party Hosting" blanked images. I will post my complete progress here rather than go back and repair the older thread.

As is the case with all of my threads, all comments, advice and constructive criticism is welcomed and gratefully accepted. All insults and mud-slinging from the jealous Mopar and Ford tragics is expected and enjoyed.

Enough ramble, on with the build!


Cheers, D