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Toy Construction #79: 1935 ford Just about there #3

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-13-2016 07:50 PM 847 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 78: 1935 Ford #2 Part 79 of Toy Construction series Part 80: 1935 Ford Blacked Out »

Just about done just needs some bumpers but way to hot to keep going so.
The floor boards fenders and the radiator were the main projects for this build.

Starting to get the feel for the fenders but they definitely slow you down if you want to get them right.


The radiator was a half day project didn’t really know what I wanted but it all came out after like 4 tries.

Tested out some walnut danish oil which would be like putting on a dark stain and the pine would have bloached all over the place so just put a clear danish oil on it and it looks pretty nice not great but hey it’s pine, probably should have stuck to either the 2×4 lumber or the clear pine they really don’t match but the plan was to paint it which I still may do down the road.

Still need to make bumpers but if I’m going to paint it no need for bumpers just yet.

Really have fun building these cars and I think it would be kinda cool to try painting it the more I think about it, but will have to check and see what the Danish oil did to it, more testing me thinks.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-13-2016 08:03 PM

hi buddy ….......... if you paint it I will find you and kick you heiney …. or show you the hole in my belly…. or both LMAO

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 08:31 PM

I like the car but honestly I don’t like the wood combinations. I know that you used waist wood for this car. Maybe a color paint will be indeed a good plan, but it is up to you Bruce.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 08:35 PM

It will be nice either way!

Paint does help poor wood look better, even on a “generic”-!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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htl

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 08:45 PM

This was one of those things use the clear pine for the 3/4 stuff and used the 2×4 for the 1 1/2 stuff, saved me from gluing anything up.
Just wanted to make it really wasn’t worried how it looked now with my 20-20 hind sight should a used some better wood. lol

I’m always wanting to try something different, hey i stunk up my hummer wheels getting them black didn’t I so just may need to give this new fangled painting thing a try.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 09:18 PM

G’Day Bruce,
The radiator work looks great, but sir, I too am struggling with the mix/contrast of the very clear roof & sides against the figure/grain of the front…. maybe some stain on the clear timber could help but it might easily muck-up a beaut model…a very difficult decision.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 10:05 PM

Looking good. I like the way your are using the grain.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 07-13-2016 10:49 PM

Love the radiator and the step. Also the grain doesn’t detract from the model. If you are going to paint it, have you considered black stain or ebonising first, 2 c what eventuates. Hate to see the loss of grain. After all, everyone keeps saying its a Ford and wasn’t coloured paint invented in the 1936?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 11:09 PM

Love the car! The old Fat Body style. I paint all my cars & trucks. use base wood for build. This is a hobby, so finish how you like. will look good either way.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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htl

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#9 posted 07-13-2016 11:18 PM

Ok Bruce and Ducky, you talked me into it I’m going out with my paint brush and give it a lick right now!!! LOL

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bruce317

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#10 posted 07-13-2016 11:29 PM

too many Bruce’s. If you mean me in the above. Don’t use brush for color, use spray can. Also blue painters tape to mask with. If you meant Bruce from Boise Id. Then forget I sent this.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 07-13-2016 11:41 PM


Ok Bruce and Ducky, you talked me into it I m going out with my paint brush and give it a lick right now!!! LOL

- htl


Whoa there pardner… Don’t hang it on me about “talking you into it”! All I’m saying is if you must… repeat must... repeat must… and once more… MUST paint it… consider a black stain first. If you’re going to “ruin” it, you might as well experiment first.

Sorry Brucessss, I have a phobia of paint on timber. Goes back to the days of the ex-father-in-law who went to the trouble of having old furniture sand blasted back to bare wood only to paint it… ugh… I still cringe… and that was 40 years ago… no wonder I divorced that woman.

Couldn’t resist this foot note…


hi buddy ….......... if you paint it I will find you and kick you heiney …. or show you the hole in my belly…. or both LMAO

- GR8HUNTER


Good to see you’re recovering and hope you have the strength…

Sorry #4 and #3 and #1 and #2….

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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htl

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#12 posted 07-14-2016 12:06 AM

I just put the car in a time machine and aged it 40 years.
And ducky and Bruce? I figured that might get a word or two out of you. LOL

So it’s already got one coat of danish so lets try a coat of the walnut now that it’s got something to stop the walnut from going to deep.

You can still see the different woods but it has blended them better, with the flash it’s not a true picture but in normal light it’s a lot better but as I said it has aged the car, gives it a dirty lived in look.
With flash

Without
Remember the stain is still wet.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 07-14-2016 12:14 AM

stop right there it looks GREAT JUST THE WAY IT IS throw some bumpers and headlights on it and put it on a shelf

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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bruce317

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#14 posted 07-14-2016 12:50 AM

Must admit it do look great way it is!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 07-14-2016 01:48 AM

In the words of Meatloaf (and GR8)... lets have lunch… Nooooo, just kidding.

You can sing along (starts around the 0:40 mark) and look for the 5:04 minute mark

Looks good with the oil especially the second last pickie, but then I still like pine. Damn… I’ll get you to black stain one of the models some day.


...put it on a shelf

- GR8HUNTER


at least a black stained shelf…

Now I’m redesigning your house… sorry.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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