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#21 meaneyme

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

Cruz, I had a chance to see this kit in person and I agree with you, I was also surprised to see how cool it is. As always, you are doing a great job on this one, hopefully the color Bob chose works out but I don't have a doubt about how smooth that paint will turn out. You will, at some time have to share your wash and dry brushing techniques with us.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:02 AM

This a beautiful build as usual!! Terrific work!! B)

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

Thank you for your comments guys, certainly very appreciative of them all! Last night, I went ahead and shot some primer, color and clear on this baby and at the moment she is sitting in the dehydrator. Once dry, I will go ahead and finish up with the polishing and bling of the paint. ;) I decided to shoot some pics w/ the interior in place, it's not glued yet. I was expecting the Nassau Blue Metallic to sort of come out on the darker side but I think what made the difference was the white primer base. At any rate, I am actually very happy how it turned out. :rolleyes: I think that this is the only color in their line of paints in which the metallics don't look a little out of scale....

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

Wow Cruz, I actually thought it would be more on the dark side since I have used this same color on previous ocassions, I think it turned out perfect specially with that beautiful interior. The panel lines turned out perfect, you really have the hang of that well. Can't wait to see the other parts that will complement the rest of the body in place.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Your build looks great. What do you use for washes. When i use metalizer paint the wash i made out of acrlic always makes the part look dirty. I get the contrast effect but the metal will take on to much wash. Any help will be welcomed.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Your build looks great. What do you use for washes. When i use metalizer paint the wash i made out of acrlic always makes the part look dirty. I get the contrast effect but the metal will take on to much wash. Any help will be welcomed.

Metallizers are not meant to be used as washes my friend. I use MIG washes (google it) they come in various colors and are perfect for this. I would share a picture of the product with you here but I am writing this from my cel....

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wow. I wouldn't have expected such a tone shift from that Nassau Blue. I'll have to keep that one in mind, because it looks great...especially with the contrasting tones you have going on in the cabin. Good eye there.

And hey, where'd your mini anvil come from? I've got one as well, but it doesn't look nearly that spiffy.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Great job. Especially on the interior. And the brakes came out outstanding.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Wow. I wouldn't have expected such a tone shift from that Nassau Blue. I'll have to keep that one in mind, because it looks great...especially with the contrasting tones you have going on in the cabin. Good eye there.

And hey, where'd your mini anvil come from? I've got one as well, but it doesn't look nearly that spiffy.

Thanks guys, the mini anvil is from Harbor Freight Tools!!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:05 AM

Another classic from you man, this is awesome. That color is gorgeous and it turned out nice, really goes with that interior. I am wondering if there is a color similar to that one on the real car, it sure would look cool.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:07 AM

Thanks Jay, I don't know but I did find this one under Google, what do you think? ;)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:20 AM

I have to join the others in commending you on the excellent interior. What kind of paint did you use?

thanks again for sharing this build.

joe.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

I have to join the others in commending you on the excellent interior. What kind of paint did you use?

thanks again for sharing this build.

joe.

Thanks. The paint on the seats is Tamiya Medium Gray Flat, the other shades of gray are a mixture of Testor's enamels flat gray and the use of black to make the other shade of gray slightly darker.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

Very nice work so far! Keep it up! :)

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Awesome paintwork on the interior and exterior, job well done!!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Cruz did you airbrush the body? it looks awsume...

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Metallizers are not meant to be used as washes my friend. I use MIG washes (google it) they come in various colors and are perfect for this. I would share a picture of the product with you here but I am writing this from my cel....


No dude, i paint the part with metalizers and wash with very thin tamiya black. I have never stuck a brush in a jar of metalizer. I will try the mig washes though they give way better results than my home brew.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

Sorry my friend, didn't want to belittle you there, I should have looked at the question a little closer but yes, give those washes a try, you will like them.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

Cruz did you airbrush the body? it looks awsume...

Thanks bro, the paint and clear were straight out of the can. I just finished polishing it just now, I will share some pictures tomorrow!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Cruz. Are you using the P220 dark wash Or P222 natural wash