'66 Olds 442 - Paint done
Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:29 AM
Basecoat is Pure Ice "All Nighter" nail polish ($2 @ Wal-Mart), and topcoat is Napa/Martin Senour CrossFire 2-part urethane. I'll be using Testors Black Vinyl Top system for the roof.
Any ideas on wheels and tires?? I may just use the kit supplied Rallys, and a set of redlines, but......??
Thanks for looking!,
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:35 AM
As for wheels and tires, how 'bout the textured 5-spokes from Revell's '32 Ford and some white letter tires. Use Tamiya XF-66 acrylic on the spokes etc as seen below.
Boardmember Felix Plaza "The Cat" built this Camaro & used a similar, although peakier, version of the wheel I recommended. Ignore all other wheel advice you'll receive on this. Cragars and steelies with dog dishes are waaayyyyy overdone.
I'm going to follow your build to see how you get the vinyl top material to wrap around the tunnelback portion of the roof.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:56 AM
I hear ya on the wheels. I like the big-and-littles in the '32 Ford kits, and I agree - they'll look great on this 442. But I've used them on quite a few builds, and I'm hoping to step (slightly) outside the box on this one. I'll keep a set of the 5-spokes handy as a plan 'B'.
By the way, here's another big-bodied car I built this past year, the '66 Impala, using those wheels you recommended. I also used Pure Ice nail polish and urethane clear on this one.....
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Wheels...I tend to use what I like. I am the one who will look at my models the most.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:10 PM
Oh, and Monty, I used Duplicolor gray primer under the nail polish basecoat. Works like a charm.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:50 AM
WOW!!!!!! beautiful color on that olds cant wait to see the finished product
Mike (among others) has shown that nail polish finishes can look authentic and spectacular, while costing a fraction of what we're paying for hobby paints. I've got the Lindberg '67 442 on my to-do shelf, and I'm waiting to see how his vinyl top turns out.
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