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Fireball Roberts 1963 Ford Galaxie

 
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Pierre Rivard



Joined: 25 Feb 2021
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Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:42 am    Post subject: Fireball Roberts 1963 Ford Galaxie Reply with quote

Fireball Robert's 63 Galaxie based on the AMT road car kit.
Livery is my best estimate of Fireball's last win at the Augusta 510 (Nov 1963)
I did not have a nice Starliner chassis so I had to manage with the basic one piece kit chassis.
Chassis mods: chiseled out molded exhaust and built in dumps with 4mm Evergreen, Removed rear passenger footwell tubs, built fuel tank tub, Added front suspension from spares and extra rear shocks.
Chassis painted black with some metalizers here and there, brushed in pigments for weathering effects.
Underhood/engine area dressed up a bit: fabricated Holman Moody oil filter/cooler combo, race style air cleaner & some wiring/blumbing
Interior: modified seat, IP and door panels. Scratch built roll cage with Evergreen tubes
Gauges made with craft wire, PS decals and Krystal Klear. Safety belts scratch built from Evergreen and craft wire.
Body: sanded down all moldings and emblems, built rear close out panel, windshield clips, rear window straps, fuel filler, lamp covers.
All finishing brush painted:
Vallejo light gray primer, 3 thin coats, 6-8-12k polished
Vallejo color coat is my own mix of violet, dark blue and metal medium
2 step clear process: first 2 coats Tamiya with thinner and retarder, 6-8-12k polished, then one Future coat, decals and a final Future coat.
Bumpers recoated with Metal Color, dry brushed + washes for weathered effect.
Excellent ACE decals, 64 livery rearranged to reflect late 63 theme.
Thank you again to all the collaborators helping with research and advice.

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Bill J



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work on the Galaxie. It came out perfectly. Hard kit to make into a correct NASCAR and you nailed it for sure.
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hemiman_1999



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Job on the car. I have followed this from the first post and learned a lot, Thank You...
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Henryjint



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Location: NY State's Hudson Valley

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY nicely done!!!!!!!!
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hurricane21



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. This thing came out immaculate.
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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys. I very much appreciate your feedback.
This was a challenging but fun build...
...and since I like trouble I am starting out another oldie: Lorenzen 65 Galaxie.
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MarkJ



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Pierre. Another excellent build from your bench. Love all the extra details under hood and interior and great fix on the molded in chassis that we all hate to deal with. The brushed-on paint looks amazing as always and the decal work is superb. Great save on the bumpers and grille. Looks very real and not the toyish kit chrome. The stance is perfect as well. Again, another fine build.
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Racer14



Joined: 13 Feb 2018
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Location: Rockford, IL

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build and detailing!
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spotter23



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build, thanks for the photos and information. I hope to build a 63 Nelson Stacy Ford soon.
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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkJ wrote:
Wow, Pierre. Another excellent build from your bench. Love all the extra details under hood and interior and great fix on the molded in chassis that we all hate to deal with. The brushed-on paint looks amazing as always and the decal work is superb. Great save on the bumpers and grille. Looks very real and not the toyish kit chrome. The stance is perfect as well. Again, another fine build.


I could not have done this one without your help Mark. You graciously shared your reference and build pictures and provided invaluable advice on how you achieved your own beautiful creation. I just followed tour lead. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pierre Rivard wrote:
MarkJ wrote:
Wow, Pierre. Another excellent build from your bench. Love all the extra details under hood and interior and great fix on the molded in chassis that we all hate to deal with. The brushed-on paint looks amazing as always and the decal work is superb. Great save on the bumpers and grille. Looks very real and not the toyish kit chrome. The stance is perfect as well. Again, another fine build.


I could not have done this one without your help Mark. You graciously shared your reference and build pictures and provided invaluable advice on how you achieved your own beautiful creation. I just followed tour lead. Thank you.


Thank you, Pierre. As you, I always wanted to do this car because of the iconic nature of it. I had a lot of inspiration to do the one I did. Thanks again for turning me on to brush painting. It makes the hobby much safer and more enjoyable for me.
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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spotter23 wrote:
Very nice build, thanks for the photos and information. I hope to build a 63 Nelson Stacy Ford soon.


That's the all yellow car right? Should be very nice and I hope you will display it. Enjoy the build!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUTSTANDING!! ..applause ..applause
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afx



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Pierre.
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Michael F



Joined: 03 Feb 2018
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Location: Kempen/Germany

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice !!!
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Bob B



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET!
Love the exhaust outlet detailing!
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Schumacher330



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that you brush paint these. Beautiful work.
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arca guy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the 64 ford's and Fireball! Legendary ride there.
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