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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:12 AM

I've had a hankering lately to go with shiny again. I know, I know, it's useless sometimes to pretend I am not a rust junkie, but you guys on this forum are always inspiring me with your shiny builds, in particular those of you doing 70s style paint jobs . . .

So, I've got these two puppies in the works. I will let you decided which you think is "Beauty" and which "Beast"

If all goes well I would like to finish them before the year is out, starting with the VW bug which is the curbside and doesn't really have too many parts . . .

I'm sure you will be kind enough to tell me what you think.

Cheers, Doctor Cranky


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:15 AM

Here are the two together, Waltzing! LOL!

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PAINT: House of Kolor bases and kandies

CLEAR: DuPont Acrylic Spot Clear (rattle can!)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:17 AM

i dig those paintjobs the beetle looks sick

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:44 AM

Thanks, Silken! Yeah, it's got some basecoat work on there, including some cheesecloth texture, waterdrop effect, very subtle, lots of flakes, and three different kinds of candies, not to mention some of the Jacquard Pearl EX effects . . . in the sun this thing bursts with all kinds of BLING.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:46 AM

Really?! A clear in a can that comes out that good??????????? :huh: Nice cars Doc!! I dig em!!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:50 AM

Yes, Derrick, it's my usual DuPont Acrylic Spot Clear. The price has gone up on these tall cans (usually I can get about 4 bodies cleared with one can) and they are hard to find, but you have to keep trolling the internet.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

Wow! Thanks for the info Doc!! ;)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:15 AM

Here's a little vid I made hope everyone enjoys. Cheers:

http://www.youtube.c...66?feature=mhsn

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:22 AM

Those are way too beautiful paint jobs to call either Beast ... but, that wide open mouth on the old Ford ....

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:24 AM

Where'd you get that oval window bug? And that's what you use for clearcoat?

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:37 AM

The Bug is from Hasagawa. And yes, this is what I use for a clear. I apply about 3 light coats, and then 3-5 heavy ones . . . and most of the time I don't have to cut or buff at all. What you get is what you see.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:38 AM

Of course, the price on this clear has gone up to almost 18 dollars per can, but it does do a wonderful job. I use this clear for both Auto Air Colors and House of Colors, or Duplicolor paint jobs.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

Hey Doc guess what?! I found that clear! Well, my wife did! I bought two cans, just to try it. Do you decant it or shoot from the can? I'm gonna check it out on my next body! Will this also go over Tamiya paint? I see it works over HOK, that's what I have a majority of,well Tamiya too. I'll post when I get one body done, thanks again Doc!! ;)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

so the blazer is going to be the beast hun? :rolleyes: i hope u don't rust it too much :P

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:33 AM

The Bug is from Hasagawa. And yes, this is what I use for a clear. I apply about 3 light coats, and then 3-5 heavy ones . . . and most of the time I don't have to cut or buff at all. What you get is what you see.

Thanks for the info!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

Derrick, good you found it. I use it straight from the can. I would say test it on a spoon over Tamiya first just to make sure. I only use this over Auto Air Color and HOK.

Let me know how it goes, post your results.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:44 PM

very nice paint jobs there Dr. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the beast

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

I'm going to be watching this V Dub come together, I have the same kit and am very interested as to how well it builds... Love the excellent paint work on them both but, that Dub is AMAZING!!!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

love the 48 dr.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

Derrick, good you found it. I use it straight from the can. I would say test it on a spoon over Tamiya first just to make sure. I only use this over Auto Air Color and HOK.

Let me know how it goes, post your results.

Thanks Doc, will do!!