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#41 Tom Geiger

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

I think you need to put the salt around the rim of the pickup bed, then fill it with tequila!   :)

 

Nice work. 



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

LOL!  That would be perfect for a build called TEQUILA SUNRISE!  Hum, ideas ideas ideas.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

Looking awesome as usual. Which tires did you put on those wheels? Those don't look like the ones that come with them.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

Here's a bit more progress for today, been working on some of the upper chassis elements like the firewall and engine compartment walls.

 

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Again, the idea is to create depth and variety of color and effect.

 

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I really love how the frame turned out, it really does look like it's made out of rusty metal and it's showing all the years of nature's wrath on the paint.

 

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All this chassis work salt as well?  How did you get the edges to be so much thinner with paint. 



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:32 AM

Looking awesome as usual. Which tires did you put on those wheels? Those don't look like the ones that come with them.

 

Andy these are the high quality wheels PEGASUS is putting out.  I get mine from SCALEDREAMZ.COM.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:36 AM

Mark, thanks for the wonderful question.  (We get excited every time we talk about the salt technique!).

 

This is all the use of acrylics and salt.  When you wet salt, some of it leeches out on to the surface and creates a barrier which is easy to scratch and or brush off.  What I do is that I've been doing several laters of paint/salt, paint/salt, paint/salt, until I get the results I am after.

 

You can also use hairspray as a barrier and when you moisten it under the paint it will literary break off in bits and pieces.

 

You can only control the process so far, but that's what I love about it.  It's random and the results are always different, but they do look extremely realistic.

 

If you haven't given the salt technique a try, you are missing out on a fun technique.

 

Best, DC



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

 
Andy these are the high quality wheels PEGASUS is putting out.  I get mine from SCALEDREAMZ.COM.

I recognize the wheels, I picked up the same set myself. Your tires look different however.

Edited by exesivefire, 11 April 2013 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:40 AM

Hi, Andy, I believe these are new also.  It's the wheels and tires that come in the set.  I have not done anything to them.  I love their big and little sets too.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Hi, Andy, I believe these are new also.  It's the wheels and tires that come in the set.  I have not done anything to them.  I love their big and little sets too.


Hmm how odd.. My set came with the thin whitewall tires.

I'll have to go take another look!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

nice virgil

 

like it a lot



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:05 AM

beautiful weathering as usual Doc!!



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

Another great looking weathered build Doc. Definitely going to have to try and build one,one of these days.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

please leave a little chrome on the grill if your gonna touch that. great work.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Hi, Andy, I believe these are new also.  It's the wheels and tires that come in the set.  I have not done anything to them.  I love their big and little sets too.

 

And and Virgil.... I just got a set of "Reverse" as well (and the mags too).....  my white walls are super thin....   I am wondering if there are multiple versions?  The two I have are "Chrome Reverse" and "Sovereign" but both have razor thin white walls....not at all like you have on your '50.....  I looked again on the Scaledreams site and I don't see a wide white at all..... these tires and the large diameter wheels are almost "Low-Rider" like in appearance.... I wanted to use them on a simple Revell 63 Corvette Coupe curbside and the tires don't even come close to filling up the wheel wells.....  I guess I need to find some place for these things as they are really nice!!!!

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

 
And and Virgil.... I just got a set of "Reverse" as well (and the mags too).....  my white walls are super thin....   I am wondering if there are multiple versions?  The two I have are "Chrome Reverse" and "Sovereign" but both have razor thin white walls....not at all like you have on your '50.....  I looked again on the Scaledreams site and I don't see a wide white at all..... these tires and the large diameter wheels are almost "Low-Rider" like in appearance.... I wanted to use them on a simple Revell 63 Corvette Coupe curbside and the tires don't even come close to filling up the wheel wells.....  I guess I need to find some place for these things as they are really nice!!!!
 
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Those are the same ones I picked up too

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

Here's the parts number #1125 "Reverse" Chrome.  I looked at the other set I also bought and it too has the thicker wide whites.

 

I think the person to ask is Rick over at SCALEDREAMZ.COM.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:42 AM

Here's the parts number #1125 "Reverse" Chrome.  I looked at the other set I also bought and it too has the thicker wide whites.

 

I think the person to ask is Rick over at SCALEDREAMZ.COM.

 

Virgil:

 

I have the same part number exactly but clearly something has changed here.... still nice wheels though...

 

Bill

 

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

Bill, I just realized that I also have these skinny wide walls.  I think RICK sent me some of the NEW sets he had just gotten.

 

Again, I think the thing to do is contact SCALEDREAMZ and ask.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:36 AM

Thanks Virgil....  I have been playing swapo-chango with every wheel and tire set I have to see if I can come up with something....  I will use these skinny ones though.....  they look very good but just seem a bit short in overall profile....  that may be an illusion between a wide and skinny white though too....

 

I am sure Rick can sort it out.....

 

Nice build by the way.....   I have those 50 Chevy kits stashed under my desk as well.... those and the Revell 32 Fords seem to multiply when left alone in the stash area....   :o)

 

Later

Bill



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

I originally got them because they had the old school lowrider tires, however I want a set of those wide whites too!

I'll contact them and see what's what