Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Share

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:41 pm

    Hi all well thanks to the generosity of michu (from another forum I am on) I have this kit to build. I will be doing it oob to try and regain some confidence. It is a massive kit (which again I thank him so very much for) my intention (assuming I don't ruin another kit) is when finished to take it apart and add more detail (given the size of this kit that should be more than possible) provided of course I don't ruin it.
    So wish me luck mates.



    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:54 pm

    Hi all well here's the start, I've put a 1/24 car (a big one in real life next to the engine just to give an idea of size)





    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:18 pm

    Oh well I wish I'd done a bit of research before I painted the engine it's a 61 series pontiac v8 and revells call out for engine colour is yellow(which as we all know is one of the weakest pigments) so after struggling to get a solid colour, I've discovered it should be light blue, now I have to strip it and re do it light blue (not too upset as I didn't like the yellow anyway.

    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:49 pm

    Off to a great start

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:12 pm

    Hi all well i like this colour better than the yellow.



    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:11 pm

    Hi all, enjoying this engine, sticking strictly to oob but there is so much potential for detailing up.



    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:44 pm

    Hi all here's the next update.



    I've put a large 1/24 car along side it for comparison


    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:40 pm

    Hi all tonight's bit, according to the instructions the engine is finished and there are no missing gaps in the spures, and the list of parts dosent list it but I'm sure there should be a fan blade ? I no nothing about these big American engines but every other car engine I've seen has one, also I've chosen the chrome exhausts, I wonder do they go blue like bike exhausts.




    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:49 pm

    Hi all I've decided, as I used to customise bikes in my youth I would do a custom paint job on this I've started the background sky, I'm intending to do dragons and stuff on it, I've done it matt so I can draw and paint on it then in the end I will gloss it.



    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:00 pm

    Hi all made a start on the paint.


    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:53 pm

    HI all here is the next dragon going on.

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:59 pm

    Hi all another little update.




    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:09 pm

    What paints are you using to paint the dragons and scenes?

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:15 pm

    Watered down artists acrylics, when I used to do custom bikes I used cellulose but I don't have many colours in them now, they work far better but, hey you gotta use what you got.

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:02 pm

    Hi all another update, my customising days are obviously behind me, I used to be good at this, still the advantage is I can always respray with another job, and I'm already thinking of something

     Involving black and gold.








    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:09 pm

    Hi all here is the next update, I really am enjoying this (I know the paint job ain't the greatest but I've not ruined the kit, the way I've painted it, it's easily over sprayed and none of it will show) this is a great kit, I was going to build this oob but I'm sorely tempted to add lots of detail, I'm just worried if I do i may end up ruining another one, I seem to be in a catch 22 at the moment, I want to do more but I'm worried if I do i will ruin it.





    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:14 pm

    Cool work why don't you like it?

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:40 am

    When I was into customising bikes 30 odd yrs ago I would have done so much better, the artwork here really is pretty dire.

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:07 pm

    Hi all here is the next update, this has working steering, it's a very nice kit to put together.



    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:52 am

    Lovely work

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:45 pm

    Hi all another update on this one.




    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:48 am

    Seats look really nice you captured the used look really well

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:57 pm

    Hi all here is tonight's bit.










    bcauchi
    Best in Show
    Best in Show

    Posts : 4062
    Join date : 2009-07-30
    Age : 55
    Location : St. Julian's

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:06 am

    Looking damn nice, well done.

    kpnuts
    Silver
    Silver

    Posts : 402
    Join date : 2015-05-24
    Age : 59
    Location : Halstead Essex uk

    Re: Revell 1/8 ford 32 rod

    Post  kpnuts on Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:05 pm

    Hi not much of an update but I've been very busy of late.






      Current date/time is Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:33 am