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1959 Cadillac Eldorado convertible 6/16/13


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#1 HNTR

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:48 AM

I started to build this kit for another clubs site community build. The theme is "Dream build" and you build what you would like to own in a 1:1 scale. I love them '59 Cadillacs so I picked me up that pink Monogram kit and started. I just started and thought I would share the pics with you. The body will be getting a couple coats of metallic purple and than a couple of clear, along with a whole lot of chrome. Let me know what you guys think.

 

The start of the engine:

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The body already scribed, couple coats of metallic black, and flames painted in diamond dust.

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#2 Blown03SVT

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:09 AM

The flame job is wicked! Looking forward to more

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

Quite awesome flames, those... ;)



#4 Mike 1017

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:20 AM

Looks like its' gonna be killer Why are you not using the Caddy engine?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:50 AM

Great job on the flames Mark, that should really look good under some purple!



#6 cobraman

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

Nice neat flame layout.



#7 midnightprowler

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:02 AM

Nice. Is that the kit engine with Chevy valve covers?

#8 HNTR

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

Nice. Is that the kit engine with Chevy valve covers?

The trans is, the block is out of a 79 Camaro Z28. I will be using the belts and pulleys from the kit though. Chevy Power! 



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

Nice flame work love them caddy's :wub:



#10 martinfan5

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Very cool flame job



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Nice job on the flames



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:45 PM

I would build my dream Caddy, but I don't know where I can get a 602 crate motor.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:47 AM

The pics below make the color alot lighter but in real life the paint looks almost black. Still have to sand and buff the paint to get out any imperfections but here are some pics with the 2 Metallic Purple top coats and 4 coats of clear. These pictures don't do this justice. I had to get the light right so you could see the flames. Sometimes it looks black, dark purple, and light purple. Sometimes those flames just pop out when the rest looks black, awesome. 

 

If anyone is interested in painting flames like this I got them here and the guy is great to deal with and that product is awesome!!! Check out the video on the bottom of his EBAY product. He has flames purposely made for all different cars. 

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#14 Chris White

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:52 AM

very cool, keep the pictures coming!!!



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:40 AM

Lookin good!!!



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

Looks great! I used one of those flame masks on a 49 Merc a while back, and it worked great. It's a good product.

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

I started to sand and buff the hood. Here are some pics of how I like to shine my paint. Some say to use Future, just clear, or furniture polish. I think the only good shine is from sanding and buffing. I did one side of the hood (Not fully done either) and left the other side alone. Let me know what you think.

 

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:54 PM

Nothing like some killer flames, they came out beautifully. I also love the valve covers. Can't wait to see more, keep it up.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:19 AM

That is really looking good..



#20 HNTR

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

Thank you for the nice comments guys. I appreciate it.