Very impressive work.
'55 Chrysler 300 "Tim Flock" - a barnfind - WIP-Thread
Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:26 AM
Love to see how you did some thing, very helpful.
Edited by Dinky, 03 November 2013 - 06:27 AM.
Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:08 AM
First ...my apologies Dominik for the late response.
I was talking about the sprue pieces you circled.
And how they could be used instead of thrown away.
The green mold on the body is insane...so many layers (work/paint).
Keep up the good work...I always learn something new from your builds.
Oh...great thread by the way (BTW).....
Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:52 PM
I wonder what it looked like. I mean that about 8 - 10 yrs ago they did find the orginall Chrysler 300 raced By Carl's Murcury race team stored in the back of the Murcury Team Racing Shop (Boats) just north of Fond Du Lac Wi. Now that would be great if there was pictures of the car as it was pulled out of storage.after all them years of setting there. And how was it found and who know it was there. I know it was found there and that the party that found it purchased it to be restored. That all I know about the Chrysler 300 race car found here in Wisconsin. Also nice weathering on your model
Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:30 AM
...sure you can throw it away. But some of them i grab and put in a box with some rests of sprues. For Dioramas i make cans out of the circled pieces, or spray cans, knobs, hubs, wheel hubs or something like that. Also the clear sprues you can take for bottles, drinking glasses f.e. Be creative
[...]I was talking about the sprue pieces you circled.
And how they could be used instead of thrown away.
Some progress on the Chrysler - specially the sidewindows. They dont exist.
First, i take a cardbord and draw the window line:
Next step, i cut it out to get a template.
Than i put some masking tape on a transparent sheet and transfer the template on it:
Cut it out, made a crack for the b-pillar (seperation between the two sidewindows):
Than i removed the tape and made a stripe of BMF on it:
So far, so god. the easy part.
Now, i made the weathering. Back to the scene: the right side of the car is standing under a tree, so there is mor green stuff on it, that is washed down.
For this i used again Schminke "olive green" and "sepia brown", also a hard brush, a towel and a piece of used wet-sanding-paper (1000pcs ?)
With the sandpaper I only go once vertically over the outside of the sidewindow, only on the parts, were i want to have adhesive color sounds complicated?
The painting is wet in wet with both colors - I can only show an intermediate step:
I used both colors as a mix of more or less green.
After a short time of drying, i took the towel and tapped off a little wet color. Also i took the hard brush and emphasized vertical on the window:
partially the same on the back window.
After more steps of wet painting, drying, some rubbing i glues the windows in:
Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:31 AM
The front quarterlights i only sanded to take the gloss...
...and fitted them:
Also the windshield:
The windshield i sprayed only a touch of flat clear paint from above.
Now the windows are ready.
Next will be the chromeparts on the front (bumber, headlights). So stay tuned
Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:13 AM
Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:51 AM
I've been following along on this one Dominick, outstanding work!
Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:12 AM
Thank you for comments!
This build is cool. Really realistic and educational. Looking forward to updates. Have you started the diorama base yet?
Yes, Chris, i am working on the dioram. I will post it, when it is ready. Perhaps, i will do a thread of the progress in the Diorama-section. I don't know it yet.
Lets go back to work
As i wrote, the next parts were the Chromeparts and bumpers.
The first step was on the rear bumper, to spray a layer of oven cleaner on the top:
In the meantime, when the cleaner is working, i lay the rear bumper aside.
Why i use oven cleaner only on top? Hm....i try something new.
Normally, i remove the complete chrome and paint it new. Either with Alclad or i choose silver / chrome spraycans, wichever result i want. Then i make the weathering.
On this one, i try to remove only the chrome on the top, were the weathering will follow.
The front bumper is "easier". I took the shine while i sprayed with mat clearcoat on the top:
For the weathering i use Schmincke (as always) "Umbra" and "Siena"...
...and painted with brush and water, wet in wet, layer by layer, till i had a desired result.
For example the right corner, because it is more weathered than the left one...
In my opinion, it is always the kick for me, to have a fitting part regardless of the painted body. While i work on the bodyparts, i never make "probe assemblies". I just take a look on the body were the parts will be mounted, work on the parts for themselfs.
The result, the goal of the appearance is in my head! Thats my philosophy
Next parts - i dont know what they are called - i've done the "indicators".
Because they are to small to spray it with rattlecans. So i used Tamiya flat aluminium, a hard brush...
...and did a "drypainting" on the upper side of both indicators:
Also i used the Schmincke colors like above and painted the same way the left one...
...and with more rust the righte one:
Edited by Dominik, 17 November 2013 - 02:32 AM.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:30 AM
I think i know, you are as curios as i like it looks on the car. So i mounted the bumper...
...the right indicator...
...and of course the left one:
As the left side of the car has not too much weathering, i painted the left headlight only with flat aluminium on the upper side and fitted the lense with clear paint. Also i mounted it in place:
Next was the right headlight. More weathering, more difficult work on it.
I used flat aluminium, flat brown and my beloved hard brush:
First, i painted the reflector with flat aluminium:
Then i took some paint from both colors on my brush, removed too much paint while i tipped it on a cardboard...
...and also tipped it on the reflector...
...to get the reflector a little bit rusty.
Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:25 AM
...last progress on the headlight.
Next color i used is Schmincke Siena:
Buisiness as usual, i painted the upper side wet in wet...
...also i want to have a more rusty look of the reflector, i painted it to:
The goal is, that the right headlight lost his glass.
Lost glass without cable or bulb? i grabbed my partsbox and took a look at all clearparts i collected in my career
As lucky guy i am, i found an old sprue from a Tom's Toyota (thought)...
...with the perfect bulb - i cut out:
To glue it in place, i took superglue lace on a wire...
After drying, i mounted the right headlight - so the front is ready.
To see the difference of the weathering, a closeup from the left...
...and the right side:
Thats it for today.
Thank you for the time you took to read all the stuff i wrote
Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:18 AM
Just now picking this topic up. You had me concerned on your first try at the weathering of the decals but you nailed it on your second try. Its all taking shape and looking great. Hope to see more.
Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:33 PM
Thank you Terry
The last update on the Chrysler today - final work.
A little warm up ist the weathering of the exhaustpipes on the back.
I used Schminke "Olivegreen" and "Sepiabrown"...
...and after painting them with aluminium they get their greenstuff and mud:
a note: the black painted "32" on the sprue marks the passengers side of the car. A reminder for the different grade of weathering for me.
Some steps after drypainting, i mounted them in place:
Now, i have to work on the last parts: the rear bumper and fins:
Black number - passengers side
Hm. What makes me not amused like i thought is the result on the rear bumper:
i thought, it can painted now like chrom, that peels off. O.k., paintjob a usual...
First of them, i started with the fins.
The left one i painted black for using Alclad, the right on (more weathered) i painted with chromespray:
The leftone know painted with Alclad...
..and weathered with tipped silver (for "stainless pimple"?) and umbra wet in wet (same procedure like the headlights):
The passengers side was a little bit more work. The result:
Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:18 AM
After removing the chrome from the rear bumper, i panted it as always i did. without "great words" (because the work is the same as written) i will show you the result.
closeup on the right side...
...and the left side:
Please, dont ask about the steps in detail. It is a painting with more water, the Schmincke colors and some drypainting with Tamiyas. The same colors, you see in the progress of the passengers side windows, body and headlights. i choose them and try till the result is my own goal.
The last step? i completed the rearend:
So far, so good.
Only mising some deatils, then it is ready.
First thing was the closer (?) from the hood:
i drilled a hole and glued a bowden in place...
...some grey color and attached it:
As i was working there, i searched some hinges out of my partsbox and fitted them:
Sure they became some paint
The last - i swear! - really last parts, i made some wires and a fusebox (or so):
So, i will say:
it is done
Thank you for attention, kind words and following my progress.
Pictures will come up, when the diorama is ready.
Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:27 AM
I forgot something.
Sure, i will show you the result - a preview of the completed Chrysler :
Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:59 PM
Wow, that is just incredible. Great model, from concept to execution.
Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:10 PM
Pure talent there Dominik.
I appreciate you , for sharing your builds and skills.