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#1 Alex Breza

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Well here's one of my cars I completed nothing fancy and I'm no expert on taking pictures. New here so I'm open to learn and comments suggestions are welcome. :)

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

It looks good in black and I love those 409's !

 Try some black wash to really make those wheels pop !  Just thin some black paint until it is real watery and let it flow into the spokes with a small brush ,  any excess can be easily wiped off before it dries .  It's easy and I think you'll like the results !

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

It looks good in black and I love those 409's !

 Try some black wash to really make those wheels pop !  Just thin some black paint until it is real watery and let it flow into the spokes with a small brush ,  any excess can be easily wiped off before it dries .  It's easy and I think you'll like the results !

 

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Thanks and I appreciate your comments and suggestions.

 

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#4 cobraman

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Looks good. Bob is spot on about the wash on the wheels. It will make all the difference in the world.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

It looks good in black and I love those 409's !

 Try some black wash to really make those wheels pop !  Just thin some black paint until it is real watery and let it flow into the spokes with a small brush ,  any excess can be easily wiped off before it dries .  It's easy and I think you'll like the results !

 

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Ditto, plus Bare Metal Foil on the trim.  Nice work otherwise.  Some basic ignition wiring would help too.



#7 Alex Breza

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

Ditto, plus Bare Metal Foil on the trim.  Nice work otherwise.  Some basic ignition wiring would help too.

 

Thanks Lee.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Looks good. Bob is spot on about the wash on the wheels. It will make all the difference in the world.

 

 

I will definitely do the wash on the wheels. Thanks guys.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

The most popular tips are given - now let the practice following, step by step ;)

The washing with thin black you also can take on grills. Looks defenly more realistic.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

Thanks Dominik, I'll get the washing with thin black this weekend hopefully and post updated pictures.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

I'm doing this kit now.  I just started back modeling now that I'm retired.  I found this kit and a 66 Impala SS396 kit for my first two builds as I owned both cars in the past.  I have some pictures of both car so I'm making both of them as close as I can to the pictures as I can.  Nice job on yours.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thanks John. It's nice to get back into the hobby and when you are finished post the pics.

 

I'm still going to add a little more detail to mine unfortunatley didn't get to it this weekend. :(