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#121 mopar68

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:43 AM

Looking good fellas.
Antonio that 57 looks incredible!
Nice and shiney Luke, never noticed how the front end on those look like a HD Holden.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:06 AM

Luke, you sure know how to make great classic looking models in black. I love them all.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Steve, that 69 is off the hook! Very clean!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Decided to bring another out to play... 76 glasshouse
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

This is all looking great, fellas.
Keep up the great work.

I suppose I can start cleaning up the paint and such tonight on mine. Had to give it time to cure.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

Getting there with paint on the motor and starting assembly... Still needs to be wired up... And starting on the chassis...
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

James, I like the way this one is looking. Good work, please keep it going.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Like the momentum this Community Build is creating..
Awe inspiring work..thanks

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

Thank you sir! Hoping to go to hobby lobby and grab up some paint tomorrow.... If all goes well, I should have the interior in paint and the body at least in primer by Wednesday evening...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

I started the wet sanding process on my 63. It will be a multiple stage paint process and look forward to seeing it progress.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

This thread IS indeed picking up some great speed and some wonderful eye candy is being shared. Thank you.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

ok, started the painting process and will have pics of the process.

started off by doing any/all body work, then primered with Tamiya white primer.

Followed up with Model Master 1451 Aluminum Plate Metalizer paint

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After that was done, i proceeded to start painting the green, lightest color first of course.
I put more emphasis on the roof because i want that area to be predominately that color, separating itself from the rest of the body but in the same color spectrum.
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you can tell the sides are a little lighter.

while i was waiting for the body to cure i started messing around with the interior. somebody gave me a couple bucket seats. i'll be using that for the rear seat bench area and plan on making some sort of design around them so it's not just two bucket seats sitting on a bench seat. :P
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i'm removing the separating wall between the rear seat and the trunk so you can see through it. at least that's what i THINK i want to do. once my mind kicks in gear i'm sure i'll decide on what i want to do with that. if i turn those back seats into a bench seat (bench bucket seat!) then i'll make a rear wall area with an amp rack and speakers. this also shows that the top of the wheel wells will be able to handle some interior foam or felt and flow well with the rest of the interior.
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test fitting shows the trunk fitting great with the foam on the floor.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

Steve, nice work on the 69.

JamesDE, Glasshouse is progressing well.

Mark, the interior is looking good so far,some cool idea's you have planned for sure.
And thanks for taking the time to show and explain your paint process.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

Ooh, I really like that interior. Nice.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:16 AM

Going to try patterns tonight or at least the next green.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

That interior looks good so far... I got my bel air in paint.... I'll get pics up later tonite....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Here's a little sneak at the 55.... I'll get some outside shots later... Dark cherry pearl...
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

alright i'm in the second stage of what i will consider a complicated paint job. the roof is going to be my starting point.

here's how i get the thin tape. you can take two #11 blades and tape them together. doing so will produce a gap between the two edges. i then lay down the tape on wax paper or the backing of what used to hold bare metal foil, making sure to make the strips longer than the section i plan on masking.
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i then measured the length of the inner edges of the rear window frame and windshield frame to find absolute center. using the thin tape that i had cut, i make sure to start by pressing the tape on one side, and pull on the tape so there's no slack, and bring it down in a smooth motion to the middle of the other side of the roof. don't tug too hard on the tape or it'll break. after i got the center strip in, i then eyeballed the other lines, starting to begin with an over all pattern.
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next was a couple strips on the rear pillars. i had to eyeball them to get them as close as possible on both sides.
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finally, i got to looking at it and thought the roof needed a little curve being the car is going to have some sort of leprechaun theme (thinking shamrock). so i came up with the final curve in the roof.
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in the end, the parts with the tape will remain the green that you see, and next will be the darker green, and masking will begin for that stage. pics will come when i get to that stage.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

Great tape class mark...going to use the #11 tip on my next build.
The 76 Caprice is now getting towed to Under Glass.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

JamesDE. Good colour choice, will look excellent with all the chrome.

Joker,,Caprice looks real good.You just need to build a Lowrider tow-rig now.

Mark, thanks for the tips on the tape work.
Do you work out and draw a design for the patterns on paper before you start laying tape or do you make it up as you go along ??.
Also are you using Tamiya tape ??.

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