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PostSubject: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:00 pm

I have had an interest in model making for a short time but i have never constructed a successful model. The previous models I have attempted to build have been mid World War 2 aircraft or modern aircraft. That is one of multiple reasons I have chosen to build a 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop.
So far to the model I have removed flash and other imperfections from the body. Once I had completed that I added a layer of primer with the help of Skid.




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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:40 pm

Looks good so far. Keep up the good work. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:43 pm

Good start Aaron. How much is Al charging you to use his bench, or does he have you mucking out the stalls. Lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 2:04 pm

Looks good, final colour choice? popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 5:55 pm

Great start! Looking forward to watching this develop.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 6:01 pm

After along time of thinking i decided that my colour scheme of choice would be a metallic green with a solid white roof. the Paints used were Zero-Paints metallic green and Zero-Paints pure brilliant white.



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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 6:52 pm

Great job with the paint! That green is gorgeous and the white roof really gives it a California cruiser feel.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 7:44 pm

nice colour!

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 15 Sep 2018, 8:01 pm

Zero paints a brilliant, mask needed!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sun 16 Sep 2018, 4:00 am

That looks sharp, with Skid as your Jedi Master you will do fine young padowan.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sun 16 Sep 2018, 9:47 am

I have to add that Aaron did everything himself. Body cleanup, body prep, primer, colour coat (airbrushed too) and clear coats. The only thing I did was the rather tricky masking, which I screwed up a bit.

When we removed the Tamiya masking tape, for some reason it left glue residue all over the roof. Now this has happened before and I've always had to strip and start again. However, MCG had a brainwave. As he'd applied two coats of clear to the white roof, prior to masking, why not try sanding off the residue with very fine abrasive.

You know what............. IT WORKED brilliantly. So new technique noted for future use.

Thank MCG

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sun 16 Sep 2018, 1:12 pm

Great looking finish, the colours look fantastic.
As for the residue, are you sure it's not an impression of the tape in the paint? This has happened to me and is usually cause from the paint not being completely cured/hardened. It would explain that the sanding would get rid of it. If it was tape residue the sanding would make a mess of the paint as it is dragged through the paint surface. If it is tape residue a simple wipe with alcohol or varsole will remove it from the surface, as long as you are not using acrylics. Again I have had this happen more then once on a rushed paint job. I usually just shoot more clear over it not even bothering with sanding. Hope this helps.

Looking forward to more updates.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Mon 17 Sep 2018, 12:45 am

That's a good point Curt as we did kinda rush through the process and the roof may not of been as dry as it could be. Thanks for pointing that out.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Mon 17 Sep 2018, 1:36 am

All good Al.

What's the old saying, 'we learn from our mistakes.' At the rate I have gone through life I should be considered a genius with all the things I have learned from all my mix ups. Lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Mon 17 Sep 2018, 10:34 pm

Nice color combo. Remembering back to those days, there were a lot more white vinyl tops and white interiors than you'd think today.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Tue 18 Sep 2018, 10:11 am

Great paint! I should subcontract my paint jobs to you blokes! Postage might be a killer though.
And welcome from Australia too

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Tue 18 Sep 2018, 7:03 pm

Excellent colour choice and finish young man, I'd never have thought of it.

The Wizard of Lipwood Well is a great mentor Aaron, he just needs a longer beard.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Tue 18 Sep 2018, 10:12 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Tue 18 Sep 2018, 11:46 pm

It is a nice color (American English). Key to enjoying models is to have a good time. Sometimes things don't work out well, so what?! Chalk it up to experience when problems arise. We're thankful you're here. Thanx for sharing your project!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Tue 25 Sep 2018, 9:52 pm

That color is awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (My First Model)   Sat 29 Sep 2018, 11:42 am

Coming from the other end of the age bracket on this forum, Aaron, you have a lifetime to enjoy this hobby. And, that'e the key enjoy, learn, and, EXPLORE ! So much can be done beyond the mere assembly of a kit.
Keep on truckin'.

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