Jeff Sexton

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Duesenburg, the Bare Beginnings

Getting some parts ready to go... Trim, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, paint again...

The parts of this model that I'm hoping to get a really good paint finish on get carefully trimmed and sanded to remove imperfections. Then the whole thing gets scuffed with 800 grit paper, and washed again with a toothbrush to remove dust, prior to a coat of primer.

I like to stash little bits of lead inside of parts on a scale model. You don't want to over do it, but it gives the result a nice hefty feel.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Ok, new project...

This is a Duesenburg SJ Roadster, 1934, 1/24th scale Monogram kit. This is one of a series of classic auto kits produced in the 1970s. The kits are remarkably high quality and very detailed. They're long gone from store shelves, but can still be found from dealers and on eBay and such.

Anyway, the first step is to carefully wash and dry all the parts with cool water and a grease cutting dish soap.

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