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#21 Albie D

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:29 AM

Thanks guys! 

Good to see you out and about Chris! I've been a quitter for over 3 years now, it gets nothing but easier trust me...



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

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Sorry I saw this a little late and I'm sure you've already chosen your rear end treatment, but I love this taillight assembly the way you show it. Asymmetric styling is risky but courageous and not often attempted, yet there was an era that it was popular and this car fits right in.


Edited by Lunajammer, 02 April 2013 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

Love it.

Also thanks for postigm a pic of those Pegasus wheels! I had to go find a set of each for myself!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:34 AM

Mike, Im still up in the air as far as taillights are concerned. Man, the asymmetrical idea is pretty cool. Highly considering that!

Andy, get these wheels! Pegasus knocked it out of the park with these. Not only are the wheels great examples, but the tires are shaped perfectly and have the best detail I've ever seen.



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

Killer build you have going Albi, l am really enjoying your WIP. Keep up the good work....



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

GREAT PROGRESS ALBIE!!!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys! Had a mishap though. I managed to sand out the few specks of dust without disturbing the base coat. Was feeling ambitious so got set up to clear it with some Summit Racing brand 2 part clear I had left over from a 1:1 motorcycle paint project. Talk about a negative reaction! I don't know if it was caused by the lacquer thinner used in the base coat, the age of the clear (over 2 years, but stored airtight in a relatively cool, dark place), or a simple compatibility issue between the Testors' Enamel and Summit urethane, but the clearcoat ate right through the base coat. Childhood memories of baking Shrinky-dinks came to mind. I've got so many variables going on I'll just call it a loss and stick to the system all the way through next time. Lesson learned.

Good thing is it didn't attack the Metalizer prime coat or harm the plastic, so long story short, I dropped the Rivi off at the purple pool. Two steps back, but I'm looking at it as an opportunity to make it even better....after screaming a few choice expletives of course!



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Another amazing build by Albie. Man I love your style and I'm jealous as hell of the cool custom treatments you've done to the front and rear of this car. Filling those headlights in and putting that floating grill in there was perfect. I love how you made the rear all smooth with the frenched in plate.

There's so much you can do with tail light options. Personally I think the round ones would look good we're you have placed them or maybe even lower next to the plate box. The other red taillights to me look way to big so I wouldn't use them and the chrome spear looking ones don't look half bad. If it were me I might go with one big thin LED light across the back or maybe 2 on each side or even 4 with 2 LEDs (one on top of the other) on each side.

Hope that makes sense, sorry for all the reading, I'm sure you'll come up with something killer. Sucks about the paint but I think that color was perfect, good luck with round 2. Can't wait to see this thing all laid out with the rear and paint done. Keep it up, you know I'll be watching for sure.

Edited by JasonFL, 04 April 2013 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:05 AM

Nice work Albie, gonna be awesome



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

Mutual respect all around!! The work done on this forum is amazing and the single biggest inspiration to me. I love all the different build styles everybody has. Its easy to see the builders personality come through in their work and I can bet I'd be able to tell who built what if everything was put side by side. The sheer talent and skill level displayed makes me want to try and catch up. And that's the fun part..

Jason, what's up with the Merc? We want to see some progress!



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

Mutual respect all around!! The work done on this forum is amazing and the single biggest inspiration to me. I love all the different build styles everybody has. Its easy to see the builders personality come through in their work and I can bet I'd be able to tell who built what if everything was put side by side. The sheer talent and skill level displayed makes me want to try and catch up. And that's the fun part..
Jason, what's up with the Merc? We want to see some progress!

I know what you mean, if it wasnt for everyone on here I would of never attempted half the things I've done.

Haha...well the Merc is coming along, very slowly but surely. Got the rear suspension all figured out but couldn't fit the exhaust so now I'm trying to decided were I want to run them. Maybe some side pipes. I'm gonna have to build them from scratch cause the chrome ones they gave aren't long enough. I'll keep you up to date, thanks for the interest.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

Ouch! I really liked that color treatment, too. Repeat?

 

I'm actually contemplating a '65 sooner rather than later, although mine will be a stock build. I have a couple of them, and will be doing a couple of different color treatments. Cream with a green interior (saw a 1:1 like that, and it's really sharp), and then I'm thinking maybe silver with a black interior.

 

Sorry I didn't catch you at the show. Keep your eye open for me and say howdy next year, unless you see me at Classic Plastic. I'm planning on being there, as well. I might even have a model or two with me.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

Sorry to hear about your paint reaction Albie, l have been enjoying your build. Glad to hear your going to repaint..



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

Color round two.. 

After stripping the body, re-prepping the bodywork, and laying another coat of Metalizer, the Rivera was ready for paint..again. I vowed to stick to the system, but I always like to add my twist to things.  This time the paint is straight up Stop Light Red, but with a very heavy dose of Kustom Shop mini flake. Still a little out of scale, but the bass boat look looks killer on this build! After the base had cured for a week, I decided to use Testor's Wet Look Clear straight from the can. After a few rounds with the fine grit, here are the results. Once again these hastily taken shots don't do this paint justice, but I was psyched with the finish and had to snap a few..

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Got the interior done. Not super detailed, but inline with the rest of the build and gets the vibe across..

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Sooo,  next is my favorite part of the build. Waxing, detailing, BMFing, assembling, then spending a few good hours just staring at the build, having a victory beer or two and trying to come up with a name.

Thanks for checking it out!


Edited by Albie D, 06 June 2013 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

Albie I loves that color it looks sweet on the Buick!! :D 



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

That is really sharp!

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

Oh man that is so sweet!

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:35 PM

The new paint job looks killer. Love the interior and the Astro Supremes. This is one sweet Rivie! BTW I vote for the ovalish shaped tailights. The oval shape seems to fit the long flowing sleek lines of the riviera best IMO. either way I love your build so far.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:40 AM

Thanks guys. 'Im still deciding on the taillight treatment. Problem is I am trying to prevent that "stuck on look". I tried sanding down the backside of the round lenses, which worked o.k. but its difficult getting the contour correct. I've got some red sprue that might make a nice strip-type light though, we will see... Im just glad the difficult bit is behind me..



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

Nailed the paint job, such a beautiful color. Can't wait to see it in the sun. My vote is still for the red thin strip LED tail lights or maybe even do them in clear, goes better with the orange paint and white interior. Lookin' good Albie. Finish her up.