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#1 slownlow

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:52 AM

Finished this up yesterday. The nice thing about rat rods is there are no rules, you can let your imagination run wild. This is the first time using salt and baking soda to get the patina and I really like the technique. The sequence was gray primer, model masters steel, salt, rust, salt pale blue, salt, light blue, then washed and scrubbed with a stiff tooth brush. The Mexican blanket was made with the embroidery thread on tape trick. It was pretty stiff so I used fabric sizing on it and then removed the tape. It was still pretty stiff so I soaked it and spot glued it. If I do another I think I'll look for a different technique. This project went fast for me, probably all the ideas in my head needing to come out.

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#2 Bernard Kron

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:18 AM

Excellent! :)  B) I dig the blown Big Cammer Eight (Alfa 158?) .And the worn paint is quite succesful - dramatic and emphatic as is appropriate for a rat rod, but not over done. You say it went quickly - it's obvious from the results that you had your groove on. Congrats!


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#3 ryanm

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

Thats awesome nice work

#4 Chuck Most

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

Love it!



#5 Davewilly

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

Very nice rat tow truck



#6 Villain

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

great job!!!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

That looks wild Bob.  I love it.  Keep those ideas flowing.



#8 slusher

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

That is so awsume and cool. Really nice work on the blanket also.....



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

Great model. Nice paint job as well.



#11 slownlow

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

Thanks to all for the kind comments. Now on to building the "hookie". It'll be based on the Beverly Hillbillies Olds. I am thinking of replacing granny's platform and making either a roadster or a phaeton. I'll have to check the wheelbase to see which one.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

that came out soo awsome , love it !!!!!!!!! love the engine also



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

bob...that is one very cool rat...the engine is awesome.... B)



#14 bondo bill

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

very kool