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Toy costruction #80: 1935 Ford Blacked Out

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-14-2016 08:31 PM 560 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s really hard to get any nice pictures with the black.

Still playing with the Ford, this time put some black laquer on it to see what that would do.
Hard to keep the dust off of it to get a picture but you get the idea.
A little fine sanding and maybe one more light coat, then some polish?

Here’s some shots without the flash.

You can still see and feel the wood grain but one more shot of the paint would end that I believe.
When I was painting it I went over it a bunch a times but with a very light coat so it wouldn’t run or get thick.

The black really shows all the little dings in the pine, can see where it would pay to go over it with some putty or sheet rock mud to even it out but I’ll stick to the harder woods from now on and not have all these headaches.
I sanded and sanded but when I was putting on the oil it got hit just a little and it really shows with the black paint.
Must say I learned a lot and that’s what it’s all about for me.

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



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 09:15 PM

It still looks good.

A satin cream color will hide the dings and still look good.

Or leave the fender s black and use a medium grey for the rest.

-- just rjR

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htl

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 09:53 PM

A year or so ago I asked my wife to get me some clear lacquer from wallymart and she came home with a couple a cans of black lacquer so that’s why it’s black. lol
It’s about as far as it’s going to get besides the bumpers maybe.
On to the Lowboy project.

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

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 09:54 PM

Myself I prefer a transparent finish, but this black paint finish is also nice.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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bruce317

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#4 posted 07-14-2016 10:15 PM

I thought it looked good with other finish. but I do paint mine. So I do like it painted. You said earlier you thought about a coupe. DO THE COUPE!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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htl

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 10:16 PM

Made the mistake of trying pine and then the 2×4’s so my mistakes just kept getting worse and worse but as I said learned a lot and will stick to the hard woods from now on.
Even if I was to need to paint another car or what ever the hard woods are so much easier to work with you aren’t really saving any money for all the extra work it takes to get the pine looking good.
Of course there are tricks I don’t know about so for some it works out.
I’m like you Dutchy just like the natural woods, looks and feel better.

I kinda did the same thing with the Linclon, I started out to go with the cheaper woods but after I got started changed my mind and redid a bunch a parts using better wood for a much nicer project.

So as the saying goes “been there did that” and there’s no need to go there again for me any way.

Not saying I don’t like it, it was fun and learned a lot just like the look of the wood better.

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

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htl

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#6 posted 07-14-2016 10:23 PM

Bruce if I did the coupe I would have to make it a hot rod, kinda like one of my first projects here.
But I’ve come a long way since then.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 07-14-2016 11:37 PM

you know me buddy ….. I cant stand to see wood painted … BUT I guess I’ll let you slid on this one …LMAO

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

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htl

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#8 posted 07-15-2016 01:07 AM

Hey if you make something ugly paint it. lol

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 07-15-2016 02:03 AM


Hey if you make something ugly paint it. lol

- htl


No wonder the missus follows me with a spray can… a BIG spray can…

Like D and T (and yourself), I’m sure I have exalted my preference for raw/oiled wood. However, that finish does not look that bad at all (considering). I rant about stain but that is because it lets the grain show through, obviously that doesn’t seem like your preference in this model and you’ve got the actual eyewitness perspective (regarding further coats).

Probably a tad late now and I’m sure you know about it, but just in case you avoid household chores like I do, there is an invention called a hot iron and with a wet rag does wonders on misbehaving pine. Making a lot of builds out of pine (my model cabinets recently) have been beautified by that trick. While I’ve heard about it for a long time I only started using that practice just recently. Incredible the depth of dings it will resurrect. Sorry if I’m preaching to the converted.

One thing I would like to add though, I really don’t think the timber tyres suit the black. You may need to give them a more rubber look with whitewalls perhaps?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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crowie

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#10 posted 07-15-2016 02:11 AM

Bruce, It could be the real car at a glance sir… I like it.

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

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htl

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#11 posted 07-15-2016 03:40 AM

I may play with the extra set of spock wheels for this car but not going to be doing much more with it.
I’ve squeezed all the learning I can out of it , it’s time to move on.
This is one car I wouldn’t feel bad giving to some young’un it’s heavy duty for a kid.

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

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#12 posted 07-15-2016 01:28 PM



you know me buddy ….. I cant stand to see wood painted … BUT I guess I ll let you slid on this one …LMAO

- GR8HUNTER

I saw this on a t-shirt years ago!


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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 07-15-2016 01:29 PM

How did you mask off the interior (and wheels) so they wouldn’t get any spray on ‘em? Oh, by the way, I like this in black.

And remember ”Black Fords Matter”

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htl

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#14 posted 07-15-2016 01:58 PM

I just filled it with toilet paper and the wheels aren’t glued on yet, not sure if these will be the ones have a set of spokers but need to darken them up bit to fit in.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 07-15-2016 02:23 PM



... not sure if these will be the ones have a set of spokers but…

- htl


Wasn’t sure whether you were gonna do something about the front wheel Masala (from Ben-Hur) axle scimitars.

The front ones looked deadly… worthy of a Ford..

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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