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#41 BluePopsicle

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:36 AM

Brandon, thank you for the kind words.

The silver is just Testors silver enamel. I brushed it over the chrome to give it a little extra shine. =)
I just use nail polish on the bodies.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

Ive tried brushing over chrome and the paint never sticks and ends up with brush streaks in it. Whats your secret?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

I use a fine horsehair brush. Plastic (or other synthetic) bristles will leave streaks like crazy.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:43 AM

Ok, the update on this is....there isn't one. Since I do all my airbrushing outside; my work is very dependent on the weather. Today it's quite windy and we're expecting thunderstorms later this afternoon. My goal though (weather permitting) is to paint the stripes and add some ghost flames behind the front wheel wells.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:55 AM

Yeah, yeah! Blame it on the weather!
LOL
Just kidding man. Weather had been crazy here for the last couple of days too.
Makes it difficult to get any painting done.
Looking good man. Just be patient, it'll all be worth it.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

Hey bro, where are you from? I've got the same weather forecast!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:44 AM

I'm from Louisville, KY. Right in the heart of the Ohio Valley.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:48 AM

Ok, I'm from west central Indiana. Only a few hours away.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

Alright, I braved the wind and sprayed some color anyway. I'm quite pleased with it and I hope you all like it. Next weekend, I should be shooting some clear on it.;

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

That's nice. The flames look great to!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Good job man.
The paint is lookin killer.
Corey

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:44 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind comments. I'm quite proud of it considering it's my first model since I was a kid.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

that is very nice Jon, excellent!!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Thanks Bill, I appreciate it. =-)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Woohoo! I finally got my clear coat! Lets finish this thing.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hey, that's the same clear I use. I just threw away about a 1/3 of a bottle of hardner cause it flashed off in what I thought was a sealed can... I guess not!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

Is it? I got this stuff from Sherwin Williams Automotive.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

Yeah, same stuff, except I got mine at a carquest.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

Hopefully the weather today will allow me to clear it. I'm really excited to get it done.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

Getting ready to spray 3rd and final coat of clear. Pics soon to come...