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Blue Oval - Ford Motor Co. GB Build Thread
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 01:47 AM UTC
Richard,
Now that's pretty darn funny

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 01:46 AM UTC
Neil,
Your praise from your Son is worth more then the ribbon you've earned as well. Well done my friend, very well done.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:57 AM UTC


Richard, neat work on the BMF and great paint finish! Almost time to put your Group Build Leader hat on!

Cheers, D[/quote]
Thanks Damian!
Ten gallon hat on a one gallon head!
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:41 AM UTC
Joel, thanks for the tips - I used a microbrush dipped in Zero thinners to wipe away the worst of the overspray, and then touched up with a dab of paint. It's not perfect, but it looks wayyyy better, and you'd have to actually go looking to spot the repair.

My motorsports loving son is impressed with it though, he said the paintjob was "perfect" I'll get him to help with the decalling this weekend.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:33 AM UTC
Thanks.

Great job on the 'Stang Richard!

Couple days left folks, let's get them done!

Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:30 AM UTC
Richard,
Now that's one outstanding paint job. The clear gloss looks tremendous.

Gravity is my #1 paint company followed by Zero for body paints.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:29 AM UTC
Neil, the paint looks good, a bit of remask and respray will get you right on top! It might be worth decanting a bit of the Zero white and letting it flash off for a minute or two, then brush painting to touch up in that tunnel area.

David, superb photos mate, great job!

Richard, neat work on the BMF and great paint finish! Almost time to put your Group Build Leader hat on!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:58 AM UTC
Great work David!

Here is an update:-







Bare metal trim done!
I highly recommend Gravity Paints! really went on with no problems as did the two part clear .
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 09:22 AM UTC
David,
Your pictures are absolutely perfect. I'd say that your technique is rock solid and top shelf. I've been too lazy for a long time to actually get out my difusers, but I should really go the extra mile when I finally finish my Porsche 935 K3.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:47 AM UTC
Thanks guys, still trying to relearn all the photography skills I once had. Out of practice but getting better.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC
David, Joel - thankyou for your words of encouragement I needed your

David, that Bronco looks awesome. I feel like I could jump right in and drive it up some dusty mountain trail
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 06:22 AM UTC
Wow, that's a serious piece of truck. I bet you could get stuck in some far away places with that rig.
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 06:18 AM UTC
Nice!! I want that in my garage!!

David, your Bronco nails it.

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 04:35 AM UTC
To echo what Joel said you did a great job on masking those extremely complex markings on an even more complex body shape.

Looking forward to seeing more.

And, with that, I've got the final pictures. I couldn't find my diffuser in the basement so I made do with a white grocery bag.







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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 02:05 AM UTC
Neil,
You did an excellent masking job as this has to be one of the hardest paint schemes I've ever seen. When I do tackle this car it will be in the all White/Motorcraft markings for sure, or at least one of the single base colors and the rest with decals.

Clean up can also be done with just a damp Qtip with thinner and light, easy rubbing. Final touch up with decals seems like an excellent method to solve some really hard to reach areas, and should look nearly perfect when done.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:15 PM UTC
Cool little Bronco there David.

Meanwhile, I continue to battle with my Ford GT.....

Masking is one of my least favourite parts of modelling. And a subject like this with all its complex shapes and hard to reach areas is particularly unenjoyable. It took me 4 sessions at the bench to get this thing fully masked up. Here she is after part 3.



Even as I was masking it, I was thinking "this is going to go wrong, there's going to be overspray...."

But at first glance, it's not to bad, going to need a couple of little touch ups, but I can cope with a little light sanding and a dab of paint.



But upon closer inspection there's couple of problem areas.

First up this tunnel section which was hard to mask and hard to spray - I missed a strip of it and let this happen
I will probable scrape/sand the worst of it off, then put a strip of white decal over it. It's in one of the least observable parts of the kit, so I can probly get away with it there


Then on the front, just a lack of care and attention, overspraying blue over the red Going to have to mask and spray these bits again....


So I was hoping to move onto detail painting and decals tonight, but it would appear not.
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:17 PM UTC
Thanks all, the new pictures will need to be taken on Friday. I need to be on a late conference call with our Tokyo office tonight.
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:07 AM UTC
Cool Bronco David. Glad to see you got it to the finish line.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:25 AM UTC
Less than a week to go, and we are still seeing some great work going on!

Mark, I'm loving the rust and weathering on your '51. The engine bay especially came up deliciously damaged!

David, your Gen 1 Bronco turned out beautifully. I'm really looking forward to the next set of images.

Richard, neat work on the wheel set, the alloy rims look great!

Running update on builds

5 days left to go, approaching 35,500 views and 700 posts
23 enlisted (two dropped out now - Pasi and Roman)
9 builds in progress (+1 still looking for decals)
10 builds completed

Aussiereg (Damian) - '36 Ford 5-Window Coupe - COMPLETED
Spruslayer (Mike) - '65 F-100 Service Truck - COMPLETED
TacFireGuru (Mike) - Louisville Delivery Truck - COMPLETED
Stickframe (Nick) - IMSA Mustang - COMPLETED
Joel_W (Joel) - '85 Mustang Roush Body - COMPLETED
bluebell914 (Patrick) - 66 GT40 COMPLETED
Cosimodo (Michael) Build 1 LHD - Escort RS1600 MkI 1973 RAC - COMPLETED
jimb (James) - '48 Deluxe Convertible "Greased Lightning" - COMPLETED
Szmann (Gabriel) - '66 F-100 Flareside - COMPLETED
Dixon66 (David) - 1st Generation Bronco - COMPLETED

md72 (Mark) - '51 Custom Coupe - Final assembly
tinbanger (Richard) - '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback - Interior complete, body painting underway
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback - Body Prep Work
forest1000 (David) - "Thunderbat" NASCAR - Painted, decals on, assembly pending
JClapp (Jonathan) - '15 Model T - Parts Prep
Merlin (Rowan) - '57 Del Rio Wagon - Reviewed and hit the bench, engine/chassis painted, body prepared
Delbert (Delbert) - '57 Fairlane 500 - Body paint stage 1
RedwingNev (Neil) - 2017 GT40 Le Mans - Interior and base completed, body paint under way
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - Mustang "Blue Max" Funny Car - Tube frame completed, engine assembly detailed and installed

PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - '57 "Fireball Roberts" NASCAR - Body Painted - withdrawn due to paint issues
Cosimodo (Michael) Build 2 RHD - Escort RS1600 MkI 1973 RAC - Custom decals left to do, unable to complete due to time constraints
Merlin (Rowan) - '40 Standard Coupe - Chassis/Engine Painted, Decals AWOL

Littorio (Luciano) - '65 Falcon Ranchero or '60 Starliner - enlisted
Ray_from_SA (Ray) - WRC Escort, Focus or Fiesta (or all 3 ??) - enlisted
betheyn (Andy) - enlisted
IronOwl (Sascha) - enlisted

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
Richard,
Nicely done full set of wheels and tires.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC
David,
Well done. Your Bronco is a winner for sure. I'll add you to the list.

As far as your photo settings, when I'm using a tripod, that's about what I end up with, with my lighting setup.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 07:54 AM UTC
Rims and tires ready:-



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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 07:37 AM UTC
I'm calling it done.

I plan on taking some more/better pictures tonight. I was playing around with shutter speed, ISO and F-Stop when I took this one.



This one was taken at ISO100, F22 and around 5 seconds exposure time.
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 01:38 AM UTC
Mark,
Your "daily beater" is really coming together now. You've got 7 days left, and I just now that you'll make.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:59 AM UTC
Looks convincing, Mark!
Well done!

Gabriel