The construction part of the build is done. I added the last few pieces last night. Today I got the airbrush out and shot a primer/sealer. The gray color is an important step in finishing the model. The primer provides what painters refer to as the witness coat. It shows off all of the mistakes. And I found a few problems that will get some attention prior to the color application. With any complicated scratchbuilding project, it ends up taking much longer than planned. Late in the build I struggle with finishing the last details. In the past, I would rush the completion and cut corners. Sadly, I would not be happy with the end results.
There are a few details that I want to point out to you. The first is the running board supports. I made my from a strip of .020″ x .040″ and two short pieces of .015″ x .020″. The support is 18″ long with two short pieces on the end. This will straddle the curved surface of the radial roof. The running board is a lamination of HO 2″ x 10″ strip and .005″ material. The prototype running board is 1.25″ thick so the lamination creates the proper thickness. I drill and insert Tichy .020″ rivets to simulate carriage bolts used to attach the running boards.
You will notice the running board is attached to the roof side with a tab that features a bolt detail.
The picture below is of the primed underframe.
If you look closely you will see a few dings that need some filler before finishing.
I decided to add some dunnage to the car interior just to provide some interest.
Back to do some touchup and the final color. Next time I will show the car with some color.
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