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Martin Oostrom (Mahoo76)


Completed - 1957 Cadillac Eldorado

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This album is attached to project 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.

Albums: 2 with 35 images
1:32 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (Gunze Sangyo G-174)
Cadillac Eldorado
US Civil Generic
AE-2651 | California 1957


7. June at 15:40:06 Share
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Martin Oostrom This girl is done. Learned a few things along the ride. BMF leaves an awful residue that is a dust magnet.
Polishing can make a matt paint gloss.
I love these 50s American battleships.

WIP can be found here: WIP Cadillac Eldorado Brougham | Album by Mahoo76 (1:32)
7. June at 15:46:04
Bob Hall That's a Beauty ! That Pink definitely stands out among your amazing collection ! Bravo !
7. June at 16:36:16
James C It looks fantastic mate. Nicely done!
7. June at 17:59:07
Nathan Dempsey Nice work Martin.
7. June at 18:05:19
Neuling A pleasure to look at this automobile!
7. June at 18:14:52
Munkyslut Excuse my ignorance but why do some strip chrome? Is it cos it's too shiny? How does foil look in comparison?
7. June at 18:28:38
Chris Greathouse Great job Martin, this looks fantastic!
7. June at 18:33:32
Murad ÖZER Eyecandy :)
7. June at 18:44:12
James C @ Munkyslut - Sometimes when removing the chrome plated parts like wheel rims and bumpers from the sprue your left with holes in the plating where the bare plastic bleeds through, or after cleaning up joins etc, leaving you with little option but to strip it all off and re-spray it to make it look clean and tidy. Then it won't match the remaining chrome plated parts, so it's best just to strip the entire sprue and re-do it. The chrome plating sometimes looks a little too bright as well and just looks better redone with Alclad lacquer.

Of course you don't have to do it, but it can make the difference between a good looking model and an awesome looking model. ;)
7. June at 18:49:16
Donald Dickson II Damn you got this done quick! LOL Have to step up my game. Great job sir!
7. June at 19:10:05
Munkyslut Thanks James, exactly the sort of explanation I was hoping for.!
Yes the chrome on anything around or less than 1/25 ish looks far too flashy don't it?
Now to Google Alclad......
7. June at 19:14:20
Martin Oostrom It got real busy real quick over here :D
@Munkyslut - TBH, I used the original chromed parts and added BMF as an extra. Most of the time I strip the chrome as it is too shiny for my taste. In this case the bare plastic was an almost invisible whitish grey and the parts looked okay. The chromed plastic parts can be too thick as well sometimes.

Bob, James, Nathan, Neuling and Chris. Thank you very much. It does stand out in the cabinet :) I will re-use the pink on another car in the future.

@Donald - no engine, 1:32 scale, not too many parts. All this makes for a speedy build. I think I spent the most time in applying the BMF. That was a first for me, and in this scale a bit of a stretch sometimes.
7. June at 19:29:07
Munkyslut Thanks Martin, I'm confident enough to have a go now
7. June at 20:32:37
wilky That would make for a great slot car
7. June at 21:02:25
Donald Dickson II Well you did a smash up job on it sir!
7. June at 21:22:53
Bob Hall And the winner is the Pink Cadillac from the 1950's Congratulations ! LOL ! Beautiful !
7. June at 23:15:15
Martin Oostrom Comment of the week Bob
8. June at 00:16:29
Greg Baker Wowow. That is a beauty~! Very nice work as always, Martin.
8. June at 02:01:01
Nathan Dempsey Well done Martin :)
8. June at 02:25:54
Bill Newcomer Your Caddy turned out great! Looks way cool!
8. June at 05:50:37
Chris Greathouse Takes me back to my youth, when I wasn't born yet :P lol Great turn out for your Caddy! Well done :D
8. June at 05:55:39
Martin Oostrom Greg, Nathan, Bill and Chris, thank you very much. This Caddy was a joy to build and brings some much needed colour to my cabinet.
Same here Chris, born in 76
8. June at 14:04:55
Tim Heimer Sweet! Nice work!
8. June at 14:19:40
Christian W It Looks good! Hard to take photos, isn't it? Now I realize, that it is a Little car - 1/32! Super. Then your truck is also 1/32 in the shelf ;)
12. June at 10:04:19
Daniel Klink Pink Cadillac........ Great work Martin....
12. June at 10:46:22
12. June at 11:29:47
Martin Oostrom Thank you gentlemen. It indeed is a small model. The rest in the stash is 1/24!
12. June at 13:06:01
Spanjaard Nicely done. Certainly stands out . :)
17. June at 20:07:22
Martin Oostrom Thank you Spanjaard!
17. June at 20:11:27
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