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1957 Ford Gasser
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi guys been a very long time since i posted a build, several reasons life just gets in the way some times you know how it goes.
Some of you may still know me i am sure most of you don't. just 1 pic of the box top for now to see if the pic even shows up. If i mess this up i am sure some one will tell me what i did wrong here goes.
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:35 AM UTC
Well that kinda worked in mini me size oops, that just won't do. I will try again as soon as i figure this software out.
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:43 AM UTC

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Hi guys been a very long time since i posted a build, several reasons life just gets in the way some times you know how it goes.
Some of you may still know me i am sure most of you don't. just 1 pic of the box top for now to see if the pic even shows up. If i mess this up i am sure some one will tell me what i did wrong here goes.






Just remove “/thumbs” and its fixed.

rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
Maybe i just copied the thumb nail, one more try.
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 07:48 AM UTC
That looks much better now i just have to reproduce the next pics in the software joy hate the cannon software not so easy to use.
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 08:14 AM UTC
Yes now that worked, now i am trying to reproduce others photos small enough to download, for some reason i just can't figure out what i did the first time by accident, i really wish i could afford photo shop that i know how to use.
brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
I resize all my pics using MS Paint or Irfanview.

Very simple to use.
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 10:15 AM UTC
Robert,
Welcome back. The more modelers that join in, the better for all. If it's got wheels, we'd love to see your work, and have you join in all the fun.

As for resizing, I've been using PIXresizer in one version or another since the early days of windows. Just google a few that were listed here as they're all free and try them out. Also the same for a free photo editing program.

I recommend Ninite for all your downloading needs. The site gets 5 stars as all the programs listed are free of bloatware and Malware. Never heard a bad thing about them in a lot of years.

https://ninite.com/

Joel
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:11 AM UTC
Thanks guys, i was playing with the software a bit more and i am pretty shore i can now make it work. I will check out the other software suggestion, i just want some thing simple as i have a pretty good cannon rebel to shoot with so i don't need to do to much to the pics.
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:25 AM UTC
just tryed the PIXresizer worked great super simple perfect for what i need, i will just work out the perfect size and try to download a pick in a few days with an update.
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:59 AM UTC
Hi Robert.

Great to have you on board with a build log, as Joel said, if it's got wheels, we want to see it!

I'm a bit late to the party, and I'm an IT simpleton, but I use MS Paint to resize my iPhone images once they are downloaded. I just resize to 25% while retaining the aspect ratio, and they end up 1008x756 pixels. This seems to work really well with the Kitmaker Gallery.

Looking forward to some progress reports on this build, it looks like a lot of fun!

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 02:47 PM UTC
Welcome to the Forum. I'll be watching your build as I plan on building this for the Strip, Track and Trail Group Build which starts in March(?) or April(?). Well something like that, anyway.

Jim
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 02:56 PM UTC
Thanks Damian, the kit looks pretty good to me and the decals look really good should be a fun build, i hope to have an update in a day or 2.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:54 PM UTC
Glad to have you back with us again Robert.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Welcome to the Forum. I'll be watching your build as I plan on building this for the Strip, Track and Trail Group Build which starts in March(?) or April(?). Well something like that, anyway.

Jim



Jim,
The next GB starts 4/1 and will run for 6 months as well.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 04:19 AM UTC

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Jim,
The next GB starts 4/1 and will run for 6 months as well.
Joel



Well, I was close! I think I'm doing my gasser in blue & white. Might as well torture myself with a two-tone paint job.

Jim
rv1963
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC
Thanks Joel and Jesper glad to be back, already prepped and primed the body, funny you said that James i will be doing a two toned paint job also green and white. I will post a quick update soon.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 08:07 AM UTC
Robert,
Looking forward to it.
Joel
rv1963
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC
Body and hood have been prepped and primed. let see how the pics come out.

Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 02:02 AM UTC
Robert,
Pics look nice and sharp and uploaded perfectly. My only suggestion is that both seem to be slightly under exposed.

Joel
rv1963
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 04:24 AM UTC
Yes i agree Joel i need more light, it's not the camera it's the location i shot the pics. I have to work out a better place to shoot them until than i will work with the software to lighten them up a bit.
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:15 AM UTC
Looking good Robert, lovely fine finish on the primer coat! What product did you use to prime ?

Cheers, D
rv1963
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 03:19 PM UTC
Thanks Damain, I used Dupli-Color automotive gray primer than i wet sand with 1200 grit wet dry sand paper.
rv1963
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 03:06 AM UTC
Time for an update with some paint. The color is Tamiya park green, it came out decent but not perfect but it's good enough. The roof trunk and rear will be Tamiya pure white with a coat of pearl white on top. We will see how these pics come out.


Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 05:35 AM UTC
Robert,
So far so good. Looking forward to seeing the two tone paint job.

Joel