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#61 carrucha

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

As usual great work.  I am looking forward to seeing it finished.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Looking good. Great job.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

Sweet!That thing is cool!



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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.

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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.

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Almost ready for paint.

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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.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

Simply beautiful. I am curious about your tuck and roll process. Can you elaborate or do you have a link to a previous build that explains it. I like to.do t&r but it does not always come out looking good. With your abilities I know it will work.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:51 PM

Awesome!!!!



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

Smooth body work!

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thanks!

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.

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Use a piece of cardboard or something similar to spread the paint out.

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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.

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This is what may happen if you pile on too much paint in a hurry. Air bubbles.

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I make patterns out of cardstock & start cutting the "upholstery."

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As you can see, it stays nice & flexible, very similar to real upholstery material.

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Here are the door panel inserts in the primed door panels. The outer color will be a chocolate brown, not the greenish/tan color.

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Here are the seats & the inserts.

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Test fitting the inserts. Once again, for final assembly the inserts will be glued in with white glue.

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Here is what it looked like when completed.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for the tip....much appreciate it I must...LOL



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:13 PM

Beautiful interior work!

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:21 PM

FANTASTIC JOB............TEQUILA SUNRISE PAINT COLOR.....??



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

Thanks for the quick tutorial on t&r. I'll have to give that a try once I find something to make a mold of.
BTW- that interior looks great.

Later-

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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.   



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

That idea for the upholstery inserts is just crazy! :D

 

Love how the car looks so far!



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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!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

Very nice, and thanks for the informative post!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

eye candy galore



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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....



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:05 AM

Great work still, great techniques. Thanks for all of it. Inspirational. :)


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