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#1 vwrabbit

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Digging through some old boxes, came across this one I started a while back. Picked it up already started w/the body painted. Modified the suspension to drop it on these 26" wheels. Also removed the running boards to help the flow of the lines.

Now to decide whether to repaint it. There are some scuffs and other flaws in the paint, but I like the color. Glass is made from blister pack clear plastic as the original was missing.

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#2 mopar68

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

Not bad at all B)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

This is one of those kits you don't see often enough. Great canvas for paint. Looks good, keep it going.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:33 AM

By all means - finish it up.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:00 AM

Thanks guys!

Do I keep the current color or find something new? I've recently found how to thin and spray Folk Art acrylic. Lots of choices there. Might try finding the same color or go totally new.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:06 AM

Look like robins egg blue to me. Your build - your choice of color. I just hope it'll be SHINY :) :) :)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:07 AM

Just picked up some metallic amethyst by Folk Art at Wally World. The peridot metallic that I sprayed on my 49 Ford went on nicely so I'll give this one a shot. Time to get out the 1000 grit paper and go over a couple of spots lightly, then get a primer coat of white down and some final color. Hope to have this done in a few hours. Then I should get back to my Vette and Ford! Can you say ADD? :D Stay tuned!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:09 AM

LOOKING GOOD CANT WAIT TO SEE SOME MORE PICS

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Sanded out and primed. Should have color coat on it shortly.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Had a problem w/the color coat. Knew I should have tossed that batch I mixed up w/it congealed on me. Apparently mixing Folk Art metallic in to some isopropyl and then adding Future doesn't work. Must add Future, then color, then alcohol. Luckily the paint washed right off. Time for more primer and more waiting.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

Ok, white primer laid down again and first color coat on this time w/o problems. Pics later.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

New color. More Folk Art acrylic. Need to sand out this coat and maybe toss down 2-3 more, sand more and then clear. Should end up a little deeper purple.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

Very interesting paint choice; looking great.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:56 AM

Looking sweet.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:13 AM

I like it, the big wheels doesen`t make the truck look so big, good choice.