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#26 Detroit Dave

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:08 AM

I have a coffee can filled with an automotive degreaser called purple power.  My 40 Ford pickup started like this:

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And the purplepower gave me this to start with.:

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

WOW!......I know the product Dave.....How long did it soak in the can?.......And at this point, what will you rub it with to bring the styrene back to just about NOS?...........I bought the Testors ELO and i'm going to try it on some test parts......As for the decals on the 1940 Pick-Up, I have the untouched original sheet and checked in with a decal maker in California......It looks promising to give them the artwork in color copy for the truck and the '34 Ford........Looking for copies if anybody has them for the '55 Chevy and the '36 Ford....I can fit all 4 on 1 sheet and we can have some really nice repros available.......Anybody have the last 2 mentioned?....Steve.....732-530-2061
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:41 AM

Hi Steve,  Depending on the paint..but typically it does require some rubbing.  A day or so in the solution and then I'll start with a tooth brush and move to a fine abrasive pad.  The areas that tend to be a bit more stubborn require another trip to the Purple Power bath and i will use a wood tooth pick to work at the crevices, etc.  In the end I will use a 6000 sanding pad to clean up the surface.  Glue joints, etc are a whole other story and require xacto knives and sanding sticks to fix.  I'll work at an area for a while and then leave it overnight or more in the solution.  I've only got a partial sheet for the 34 ford and a full sheet for the Mercedes in addition to what you have for decals.  The Mercedes set has more yellowing off the glue which tends to wash out the white letter quite a bit.  I imagine someone with the right skills can find a way to clean up or replicate the white lettering.  

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

Love these cars especially the pickup.  

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

I think you'll find Patterson has the 55 sheet and maybe a couple others
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:00 PM

I need to find Patterson then.....How would one get in touch with him?.....I just have this thing for the Monograms and would like to make available these decal sheets......Steve....732-530-2061.....Thanks guys!....Dave, Your truck looks super....Give me a call man!....
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:42 PM

Patterson is Bruce Patterson of Patto's Place in Australia. His website is: http://www.pattosplace.com/


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:33 PM

I will contact him for sure.....Playing with Testors ELO and you have to be very careful with it......It will affect the styrene without immersion.....I was just rubbing and had some parts just develope fractures .....This was pretty thick old paint..........These were bed-sides for a re-issue Monogram 1940 Ford Pick-Up.........No big deal........Thanks for the info Bill........Steve
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

eggsplurt,

 

 Let us know what you find on the Monogram stuff at Patto's.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

Just a couple of cool cars.......
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

  NICE...check your message box.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:53 AM

Oh boy....1:48 am and I'm just plain awake.....anyway, ourfriend in Australia...pattosplace , responded to my call.....Bruce said he had nothing in the decal sheets of the '36 Ford Coupe...'40 Ford Pickup...or the '58 T-Bird.....I'll come across them....kind of puts me on a quest...........See you at the model show tomorrow Pete......Steve
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

Some parts I came across recently and donated to a guy who needed them really bad to finish his truck......I didn't have enough to work with so I guess I'll stick to the re-issues for now.........

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:43 AM

There is a 58 Tbird sheet on Ebay now.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

Scooped it up Matt......thank You.....
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:17 PM

I had forgotten about this thread for a little bit. I have many "converted" Monogram cars as build ups and projects. Here is a "40 Ford pick up I've been working on. 

 

The kit is the original 1970's Mattel issue.  

 

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Of course I just couldn't do a straight out of the box build. I made up posts, the rear are from a Monogram Cuda kit ( another conversion ) sprue. I decided to use the opening doors. Not a task for the faint at heart. Each hinge is made up of two tiny pieces. I spent a few hours getting the doors to close like a Swiss vault. Yes, I know I have issues. Replaced the cheesy stacks with some Balony cut tubing. The hood and tailgate will be operational as well and you can see the modified Flatty that will be under the hood. Chassis is standard stuff with a tumble for looks. 

 

Let me know if you would like to see others.

 

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:38 AM

That is awesome!


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

Absolutely on seeing what else you are tinkering with.....I have that orange "Early Iron" 1940 too......It's really hard to come by........And, the original chassis aren't easy to find either. I have assembled 5 or 6 for my re-issue builds.....much like yours..............I have to find a way to post some pictures......It always tells me the file is too big..........Steve....
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Steve, I always have to open my pictures in microsoft office and then choose edit and compress options.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:39 PM

Remember, you asked for it  :)

 

Some I will be showing have Monogram bodies but not Monogram chassis. I bought this years ago off Ebay. Built back in the day. It's really "jacked" up in the back ( remember that term? ) I was going to lower it a bit but I left it as built. I basically just did a little cleaning up and straightening.

 

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Steve, I change the setting on my camera to VGA to get the pics to fit here. This is my method without opening them any place else. Just my take. 


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

One more for today. I'm using a '87 issue of the Monogram T-Bird.

 

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As you know by now I always do it a little different. Most of these T-Bird conversions are built as race cars as evidenced by Dave's beautiful bird above. I'm leaving it natural and building it as a "civilian" version. Going all stock. You can see I started to make the hubcaps fit to complete the look. I always try to get the wheels centered in the wells. A pet peeve of mine. I also like to get the track as wide as possible. I will be using the stock Monogram 36D style chassis. Civilian driver is from a vintage MPC model kit and will be modified to fit. 

 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

Joe,  Love these ....especially the Predicta.  But the driver figure from the MPC is awesome,  What model kit did this come in?   Looks like Joe is setting the bar pretty high for us Steve!


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

Thanks, Dave.

 

The figure is from the MPC Gangbuster series of kits. I don't remember which one. Each had different figures and accessories. They also included some very cool other stuff as well as the figures. I could not find much about it on the net but I did find this.

 

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You can see it fourth down from the top here. The only one without a Fedora. I also have the heads with hats as well and either would look cool in this application. 


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