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#381 moparmagiclives

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Nosed up, but a little higher.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Slam that puppy.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Wasn't fully satisfied with the green, it needed a little something extra. Its hard to see but I shot some copper and green flakes on top.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

Well I must say ive been slack and not commented or posted in this topic for quite awhile.My apologies.
But it is good to see its still an active C.B with some good builds in progress.

Ive still have a 65 Impala in progress for this C.B and im hoping to complete it soon.
I just started a new Lowrider build and figured id post it up in here.

Amt 67 Chevelle.
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Still in the verly early stages,so far ive set the ride height,removed the A pillar vent windows and started smoothing out the body.
Being that I wanted the ride height so low, it had to be built as a curbside.
And yes it will be Black :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Luke ...Man you just gotta let us know how to take crisp pics...Your'e killing me...hahahaha

Likewise ...my 57 Ford wagon is giving me the stink eye from across the bench.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:52 PM

Stink eye :lol: Looks real good James.

For pics,I just use a mini tripod,set the timer and use macro on the camera.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Great to see some new work started. Hope you guys keep the eye candy coming.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

Heavily trimmed down 65 Impala chassis, not 100% accurate but offers better detail then the promo chassis.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:53 AM

Small update on my builds.

Well its only taken 5 months to get some paint on the 65 Impala :rolleyes: ,have been waiting for the weather to warm up over here and be a perfect day to apply the paint.
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Also got the 67 Chevelle painted.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

Looking good, Luke. I'd like to know how you end up with such clean painted wheels every time.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

Thanks Doc.

With the painted wheels as I mentioned before I use these.
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Being that they are 2 piece makes them easy to paint the centres.

I start by removing the rim from the tyre.
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Separate the trim ring.
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I dont have or didnt take any pics,but I strip the chrome of the rim (the part with the spokes). with oven cleaner.Wash and then proceed as follows

Using a drill the same size as mounting hole,drill right through the centre from the back.
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Mount on a bamboo skewer
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I paint the rims with this brand.
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I dont use primer just paint over the bare plastic/styrene.
And apply it using a Iwata HPCP airbrush .
The ratio I mix the paint is 5ml of paint and 3ml of Tamiya X-20A thinner, shot at 20psi, pull back the trigger about 1/4 which allows close up tight spraying and apply 3-4 coats.

I usually allow a day or 2 for the paint to dry/cure,then re-assemble the wheels.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

Continued.
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Hope that helps Doc and any one else that is interested.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

Black Is Black. :lol:

I always enjoy your builds. I've never seen these Muscle cars being built into nice lowriders except your builds! I can't wait to see more.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Wow, thank you, Luke. Beautiful results.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

Black Is Black. :lol:

I always enjoy your builds. I've never seen these Muscle cars being built into nice lowriders except your builds! I can't wait to see more.

Thanks Niko

Main reason I do the muscle cars as Lowriders is just to do something different from the regular Impala's.
Personally I think any 60's or 70's hard top coupe's make great subjects to be built Lowrider style.

I do have quite a few more muscle car Lowriders planned in my head,just need to get the kits.

And yeah mate, im always back in black. :lol:


Wow, thank you, Luke. Beautiful results.


No worries and thanks Doc.
Sure glad you advised me to get an airbrush, as it sure does make painting small/intricate parts alot easier.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

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Picked this one up a few weeks ago from the Hawk, I was diggin the green but I managed to put a small nick in the trunk so my fix was some metalspeks silver. Gonna give the paint a few days to dry and spray the whole car with some dupli-color "mirage", I like to use it for a light flake/pearl look. I'll might have to look thru the Franklin Ink line for some nice patterns for the roof.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

Cold as hell out but I sprayed the dupli-color clear effex top coat, need sunlight pics to really capture the effect

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

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Need input, nosed up or laying frame?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

Nice paint job Phil,the flake will certainly pop in full sunlight.

Need input, nosed up or laying frame?

I reckon laying frame looks better.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

Excellent colors and results, very nice.