1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

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1. Pictures of your starting materials. Choice of body, Chassis type and material (brass, plastic etc.)
2. Pictures of the tools you will be using, and any alternative ways to do the same thing. for example, tubing bender versus bent around a screwdriver handle. etc.
3. List where parts come from, or where they can be purchased from, or if they are homemade.
4. As many pictures of the build during the whole process as you can.
5. Pictures of the final build so we can vote on the best overall build.

Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:38 pm

That should make for a sweet looking entry!
(grabs popcorn and gets ready to watch!)
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks Todd. I think you will need a BIG bucket of it, with a tall Coke, Raisenettes, and a whitefish!

The rear of the body has a large structure that holds the trunk section. All of this needs to be sanded away and sealed for the mold, so here we go.

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I thought I could just take away some of it, so I glued the trunk in place with Testors and then back sealed the area with resin. I used Smooth-On 65D and basically "painted" the area with resin using a disposable plastic paint brush.

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That was not enough so I sanded it the rest of the way down and coated it once more with resin.

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I sanded that and sealed with primer. Much smoother now and my inner plug mold will be cleaner and more uniform now.

Exciting huh? :whistle:
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby btaylor » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:26 pm

That's a LOT of work Harry! Nice job though, it will pay off I'm sure.

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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby CrockettNZ » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:01 am

great work so far
I have seen how much work goes int getting a body ready to make a mold
and I am certain this will be a great looking body when done

I have got back from dropping the daughter up at the family farm which allowed me to pop into the only brick and mortar slot shop in NZ
so I have the parts I need to do my build

so will get started on it very soon
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:10 am

A little ahead of myself. I was asked about stripping the original paint.

I use common 91% alcohol in an old slot car lid. I let soak for about 8 hours and the original paint and markings are ready to scrub away.

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After scrubbing I wash the body using mild soap and water. Dawn dish liquid in this case.

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Body is very clean when completed.




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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby BARC 1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:14 am

This will make a very nice car. The master is looking mighty fine

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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby Gameover » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:52 am

Looking great harry.
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby tjettom » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Harry, I'm hoping the next episode will be soon? Anxiously waiting for class to begin...
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:12 pm

Well been busy with the Showdown Series cars coming in. Not sure when I'll get back to it, should be soon.
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:01 am

So much going on, this got away from me.

But progress. Pin out time.

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Wheel wells were sanded out and shaped to be even as possible. Pinning out the body over the aligned wheels/axles allows me to adjust the sanding where it is needed.

I used a small section of plastic sign material as a base to set the ride height. This will be how the body should be mounted when completed.

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Anyway, finished sanding the openings. Also sanded to molding trim off the sides and door handles. Looks more like a veteran Sportsman body now. At least to my eyes.

Wet sand, clear seal, and wet sand once more and its ready for the silicone.


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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby glasshorsevh » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:01 am

Ok, This one is bookmarked....
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:01 am

Nice to see you back on this Boss. It's looking quite the business!
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby strangebrew » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:08 am

Thought you forgot about this one. PREP PREP PREP PREP PREP......The only way to a great finished product.
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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 pm

Didn't forget, just really got sidetracked.

And prep is right. Hope I did enough.

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Taped and hot glued to base.

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Guess we will tomorrow.


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Re: 1/32 Sportsman Galaxie

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:14 pm

Forgot to mention:

The silicone I use: Magikmold GT-6142 LINK

I have used several brands and this is simply high quality silicone. Everyone has their own brand so not going debate anything. Use what you use.

The real key is vacuuming (degassing) the silicone. I have this system:

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I'll say that no matter what brand silicone you use, degassing is HIGHLY advised. It only takes one air bubble to ruin a mold and you are out quite a bit on material and time. This is just me of course.

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Just an example of the degassing action.

Onto our project. So far so good.

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Before I pour the plug, I use some masking tape around the edge. Then a light bead of hot glue. I like having a slight lip on the plug and this keeps it sealed.

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Can't stress enough how important it is at this stage to use rubber to rubber mold release. Quite a liberal coat and I usually go over 3 times to make sure.

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I use older silicone scraps as filler to reduce the amount of silicone needed for the plug. On the sidewalls and outside I don't skimp, but here is no issue.

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Fresh poured. It's leveling slowly and a few bubbles coming out.

Tomorrow we shall see what kind of mess we have made. :)
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