As usual great work. I am looking forward to seeing it finished.
51 Chevy padded top...
Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:55 PM
The interior parts are primed & ready for paint. I'll do tuck & roll inserts made from acrylic paint like I did on my last 2 builds.
I polished the MCG sombreros & added a little color to the center PE piece. I still need to paint the whitewalls & the rim that is visible behind the wheelcover.
Almost ready for paint.
Edited by sbk, 08 September 2013 - 12:56 PM.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:15 PM
Klassic Kruizer !
Thanks for the update on the interior Steve.
Kool little detail work on the bottom of the dash.
I gotta learn your armrest/door handle technique.
Do you have a link for that?
Seen your work on FB , T.R.a.K. and now on Rik's Custom Car Chronicles.
Edited by Joker, 08 September 2013 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:45 PM
Joker, I don't have any documentation for the armrests & door handles, but I make the patterns from styrene pieces & then make resin copies.
Here is the Chuck Easton method of making tuck & roll upholstery inserts. Squeeze some acylic craft paint into a mold made from a kit part with tuck & roll. Chuck gave me this mold, but doesn't remember which kit it came from. Another good source is the toneau cover from the AMT 59 El Camino kit.
Use a piece of cardboard or something similar to spread the paint out.
It doesn't really show too well in this photo, but the paint totally covers the mold. Put this aside to let it dry. Depending on the weather, I usually wait 2 - 3 days before handling it. Different brands & colors of paint have different drying times & some need to be thinned with water a bit before doing this.
This is what may happen if you pile on too much paint in a hurry. Air bubbles.
I make patterns out of cardstock & start cutting the "upholstery."
As you can see, it stays nice & flexible, very similar to real upholstery material.
Here are the door panel inserts in the primed door panels. The outer color will be a chocolate brown, not the greenish/tan color.
Here are the seats & the inserts.
Test fitting the inserts. Once again, for final assembly the inserts will be glued in with white glue.
Here is what it looked like when completed.
Edited by sbk, 08 September 2013 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:56 PM
Thanks for the tip....much appreciate it I must...LOL
Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:21 PM
FANTASTIC JOB............TEQUILA SUNRISE PAINT COLOR.....??
Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:24 PM
BTW- that interior looks great.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:29 PM
I love the tuck and roll. I remember back in the day, a guy that made tuck and roll from soldier. He made a mold and rolled it flat with a jar, cut it into strips and sealed the seams with white glue. The method with the paint is a whole lot cleaner. I love the pipping on the seats too, the knobs are a nice period touch as well. True craftsmanship.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:18 PM
That idea for the upholstery inserts is just crazy!
Love how the car looks so far!
Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:42 AM
Oh boy is this thing fantastic! Very tasteful color combo and the realism of the scale details in the interior is mind-blowing. Craftsmanship of the highest order!
Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:01 AM
Like the idea for the interior, may have to start using that idea myself!!! Awesome looking build by the way....
Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:05 AM
Great work still, great techniques. Thanks for all of it. Inspirational.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 10 September 2013 - 01:49 PM.