This is my third Dutchy pattern completed. The '62 Pontiac has a big foot print, coming in at 5"H, 6 1/4" W, 18"L ( 113mm H, 160mm W, 455mm L). It would appear from the start that it is a quick, easy build and, while that has some basis in truth, there are plenty of areas that present woodworking dilemmas and the need for careful measure and process. For example, I thought I would carve the profile of the sides on the CNC, using the Vectric V Pro Moulding tool path. I created the profile path and the carve worked like a charm BUT I did not execute the carve after cutting the wheel wells out of flat stock and so had to cut from the back side ( using the L template for the Right side, and vice versa) after stabilizing the carved side down. Not my greatest hour! But, it worked out well and I did not have to remake the sides. Just poor planning on my part. I did not follow the adage of the 6P's.
I used a variety of wood to complete this fine model. The main body consists of Ambrosia Maple. Other species used were: Brazilian Cherry - -seats; Bubinga - -dashboard; Walnut - -bumpers, grill, windshield frame, roof;Spalted maple - -steering wheel; Red Oak (ebonized) - -Tires and cabin floor; Mahogany - - axle housing; Paduak - - Dashboard details, side stripes; Satin Wood - - center console base; Cherry - -Gear Shift console; African Black wood - - exterior mirror; SoftMaple - - wheels, license plates; Paduak - - side stripes and dashboard details; 3mm ply - -seat backs; Maple dowels - -various detail and round stock needs.
Final finish was a coat of Watco Natural Danish oil and 3 final coats of MinWax Rattle Can Semigloss Lacquer.
As I said, this is a big model but it gives a big feeling of pleasure and accomplishment when it's complete.