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Old 22nd September 2008, 23:25   #21
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they looked like one of my first cars way back when. Good weathering on those. they look great.
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Old 23rd September 2008, 12:37   #22
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I've changed direction a bit -- there were so many NICE mid 50s cars in what I bought that I'm updating the yard a bit -- guess I'll set it around the early to mid 60s, that will let me use some of the 50s cars as well as the early stuff, because at that time it was still common to find 30s & 40s cars in salvage yards in abundance.
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Old 29th September 2008, 01:56   #23
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Good luck with the Microwave-- I'd think it would be a bit hard to control. A lot of the crushed & bent panels on these are actually made from aluminum , I use disposable baking tins or aluminum foil to form a new panel , cut off the old one & splice in the aluminum one which can be bent & crumpled. Thats also what I use to make the inner structure of deck lids & doors that have no trim panel on them
Severe rust is easily simulated by sprinkeling baking soda lightly into fresh rust paint , mud build up is made with powdered tempra paint the right color mixed with POP & dusted on a moist surface , then fixed with dull coat.
Love to see yours when you get a few done.
You're right about the microwave. Aside from the horrible smell the plastic was still too brittle to fold even with scoring first. I was trying for a front end collision look. It does look recoverable though.

Thanks for the tips, but what is POP?

In the meantime the yard has become "Honest Mikes Quality Used Cars"

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Old 29th September 2008, 19:15   #24
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You're right about the microwave. Aside from the horrible smell the plastic was still too brittle to fold even with scoring first. I was trying for a front end collision look. It does look recoverable though.

Thanks for the tips, but what is POP?

In the meantime the yard has become "Honest Mikes Quality Used Cars"

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I would guess that a carefully applied direct flame would possibly work better on plastic to render it soft enough to reform. POP?---- Plaster of Paris

Here are a few shots of a 40 Ford undergoing the "torch" the fender & deck lid on this one are made of a roasting pan.
Because the wheels & tires on HW cars are nowhere near the origionals, I have to make something that will come close to what would be stock-- I use a trim washer, a twist nail ( hubcap) & an O ring. Sometimes I put tread on the O rings by heating a piece of fine screen hot enough to melt the rubber slightly & roll the O ring across it -- nice tread!
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Old 29th September 2008, 19:24   #25
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OOOOOPs Ok I'll try again to get the rest .
Also here are a couple of shots of most of the bunch I spent last weekend buying --- all now awaiting their sad fate.

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Old 29th September 2008, 19:31   #26
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Dang !! I still missed one!
I"m going to attempt to build some credible wire wheels for some of the early stuff , like 21 inch for A's & perhaps the Packard or Cad. I'll let you know how they turn out.
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Old 29th September 2008, 23:06   #27
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i like the work. your nothing if not ingeneous. keep it up, you are an inspiration to us all

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Old 30th September 2008, 10:11   #28
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Nice wreck,keep it going.
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Old 30th September 2008, 12:13   #29
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Nice work run a train into the back of it and you have a photo for the comp.
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Nice work run a train into the back of it and you have a photo for the comp.
I like the way you work Frank,drumming up business for the Photo Comp.
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