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#21 BluePopsicle

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Thanks Colin. I'm trying to make it better then what it started out as.

Hey look, my plant is growing car parts...

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

I've gotta pick up one of those plants! Hey, look at it this way, I've been building since I was a kid, with a few years off here and there, but we have all had paint jobs that don't work out the way we want them to, I've got a mustang body I've been soaking in alcohol and sanding on to get a 3 layer paint job off of it, it will turn out good, just don't let yourself get frustrated trying to make it perfect, it will work out, just be patient. Lets see some blue on that bad boy!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

The weather has not been on my side for painting enamel. Hopefully, I'll get the silver sprayed this week and the blue on Saturday. Meanwhile I've been adding some detail to the little parts while I wait.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

Very nice work. The detail on the subframe and rear suspension look great!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

Don't let the paint get you down. I've done several beautiful paint jobs in a row just to totally blow the next one. It happens. I use Rustoleum spray cans for paint, primer and clear. I don't sand my clear though just polish it with Meguires. I've found that with paint its better to shoot a light "mist" coat followed quickly by a light coverage coat. I'll follow that up with a couple addition light coats allowing the previous coat to just set up for a few minutes. After paint I don't touch it again for a few weeks before clearing it and then it sits again before polishing. Seems to work for me but again, stuff happens.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Colin, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I drink so much coffee that I get the shakes sometimes.
I appreciate the kind words Joe. I try not to let it get to me. Just gets frustrating. Luckily, I'm using nail polish for body paint, so it's a little forgiving.

I'll be tackling the engine, exhaust and body paint this weekend. More pics to come.

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#28 BluePopsicle

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

You have some really nice looking models Joe. I just took a peak at your gallery.


PS...There was something else I wanted to say about something, but I can't for the life of me, remember what it was....

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

Progress update...


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

Very nice. It's getting to the fun part. I always enjoyed the small details the most.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:54 AM

Got the car in silver base today. This evening, I should be able to get the blue sprayed.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Progress update...

Got the blue sprayed. First pic is pretty cool. It's two coats over a silver base.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

That's pretty. That first pic does look pretty cool, what color paint did you use?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

It's nail polish.

Silver Base: Wet n Wild Fastdry - Silvivor #236C
Metallic Blue: Sinful Colors Professional - Ciao Bella! #989

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

That's right, now I remember you saying you we're using nail polish. I'm gonna have to try that, I've got a 12 year old and my wife that both love to paint their nails, I could do some crazy paint jobs!

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

It's a boat load cheaper too. Walgreens' frequently has 0.99 cent sales on Sinful Colors and Dollar General has L.A. Colors every day price at 0.99 cents.
One .44 oz bottle of polish will yield about 1 fl oz of paint once reduced.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

Ill have to look into it. Thanks for the info.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

Question: Should I do stripes or leave it plain blue?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

Personally, I like Shelby style stripes, but it's your build.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Wow, that blue is just beautiful. I wish I had an airbrush so I could play with some wild colors, lol. In due time. The engine looks awesome too. What color did you use for the silver? Looks very realistic.

I would leave it just blue. That color is just awesome, stripes would ruin it imo.

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