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#1 Rusty Sierra

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

I used two kits to complete this nova... The two in one kit and the copo kit. Originally I had envisioned this project completely different. I was going to use the stock copo dog dish hub cap wheels all around however I misplaced one of them. So I decided it might be cool to try something different and use the stock wheels and tires up front with some steelies wrapped with big meats in the back. I had to cut up some rims I found in my parts bin to get them to fit. I was going to use the SS hood and had glued the louvres down before I polished it... big mistake. The polish stripped the chrome right off the louvres. So instead I used the cowl hood and went with a flat black to try and make it look more dimensional. Actually I was just being lazy and didn't want to prime paint and then clear.. The interior is a flat military green. I don't have any good shots of it, just some photos off my phone I'll upload a little later. The exterior paint is Testors one step followed by clear and a couple hours of polish. Wired the spark plugs and did some BMF.

 

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#2 kalbert

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

Looks cool! I like the factory sleeper look with big tires out back:

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=61555



#3 rctruk

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Neat...I like the color too.  Looks like something I'd see in the parking lot in high school.



#4 w451973

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Those are both real nice.

#5 cobraman

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.



#6 outragis

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Looking real good, real street warrior!



#7 bondo bill

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

sweet



#8 JunkPile

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Not ugly,  dat purdy!



#9 kekefe

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:26 AM

Good color choice...



#10 Helix

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

Tough looking Nova Rusty B)



#11 midnightprowler

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

That is really sweet!  Nice work!



#12 David G.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:41 AM

Looks good!

 

The hood reminds me of the custom fiberglass hoods that wewr popular back in the late 70's and early 80's. They would often be left in a perpetual primer state.

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:22 AM

Not ugly at all!i like the metallic rootbeer and flat black cowl induction hood.Looks like a no nonsense quarter miler or street racer.



#14 slusher

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.

 

l have to agree...



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:42 AM

Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.

 

 

I agree as well. It looks good, I wouldn't mind seeing it on the road.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:21 PM

Looks great, right on with the color!



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Man, I think it turned out pretty good. Great build.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

Yea that metallic brown is great looking, is that the Testors Root Beer One Coat Lacquer?



#19 Rusty Sierra

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

Yea that metallic brown is great looking, is that the Testors Root Beer One Coat Lacquer?

 

It is the one coat lacquer I'm not sure the name of it though because the label fell off the can when I opened it. I have to say... the Testors one coat lacquer is pretty awesome and with a little clear produces amazing results.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:30 AM

 
It is the one coat lacquer I'm not sure the name of it though because the label fell off the can when I opened it. I have to say... the Testors one coat lacquer is pretty awesome and with a little clear produces amazing results.

I agree 100% I was using mixed automotive paints, but love the results of the one coat.
I use DuPont Acrilic clear on it.