1986 Monte Carlo SS
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:24 AM
I'm building this to try and get some momentum at my work bench. I've had a few projects I took too seriously and they ended up stalling out. This build is almost box stock with just some basic detail painting.
Was going to do the classic black paint scheme but I saw a picture of one online that was dark red and I really liked it so pretty sure that's the route I'm going to take with the body.
The only deviation from the box parts was the exhaust, it was fairly plain to start with.
So I chopped the tips off and replaced them with some leftovers from a Lamborghini kit.
I think this fits style of the car much better.
Some engine detail.
Suspension sub assemblies.
And the interior bucket.
As soon as I get some good painting weather she should go together quickly!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:39 PM
The paint is Rustoleum spray enamels with Testors bottles for details. The interior was shot all gloss red and then semi gloss clear for the vinyl and matt clear for the fabric.
Got the wheels painted tonight and a clear coat on the tires. Figured since the car will be darker painting the white lettering will help add a little contrast.
still shopping for the body color. I found one that I like in the dupli color lacquer sprays but I gotta browse hobby lobby's model paint section before I decide.
The decals in this kit are pretty fragile, would spraying some decal maker on them help or is there a better method?
Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:49 PM
Niko, here's the carburetor.
I spent a few hours on the tire lettering and was pretty darn proud I kept most of the paint where I wanted it! (I also kind of dig this look, reminds me of all the cars at shows with their tires drenched in armorall).
But then I got a too excited with the second layer of dullcoat, and put it on a little too heavy. the White paint spread in some areas.
The chassis is mostly completed. . .
and all four tires touch the table!
Close up of the rear suspension. I suppose I did add the Bilstein decals from a Nascar kit as well so not totally box stock. :-P
The body is mostly prepped for hopefully the final coat of primer and paint. I did all the previous coats of primer and sanding with the mirrors off and now that I put them on I'm super paranoid about how to handle it for the rest of the build. Cross your fingers for me!
Edited by Toast, 06 April 2012 - 06:51 PM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:52 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:44 PM
Tire letterings turned out great, very sharp painting. I've never been brave enough to try that kind of lettering, but looks like it's possible to do nicely.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:18 AM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:07 PM
This is shaping up to be a very nice build.
Locally, there also used to be a slightly earlier Monte SS in that medium-dark metallic blue a lot of G-bodies came in. That looked nice, too.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:13 PM
These pictures show the the color a little better but it looks darker like in the first picture.
The color I found was a nissan color "Burgundy Berry Metallic", but I just didn't like the GM options I had available. I just browsed the touch up isle at Auto Zone.
Edited by Toast, 08 May 2012 - 06:15 PM.