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1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible ,,finally done

25 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

I am calling this one finished,,,.

I bought a few months back on a whim,,thinking I would get to it someday.

After doing a google image search for my files,,,someday turned into that day. This car just looked to cool.


I pushed everything else aside and dove right in.

Painted in gloss black laquer, duplicolor red coves and Upol urethane clear top coat. The polished out with rubbing compund followed by a light waxing to make her shine.

Interrior is done in the same duplicolor red with white accents. Embossing powder for the carpeting look . And Tamiya dark red for the top boot .


I had to repair the broken vent wing frame so I was afraid of pushing to hard to really polish out the BMF but thruned out pretty good .

Chassis is done in red primer with some details picked out with testors enamels .

All the chrome is new Modelhaus stuff ( originals are bagged and put away and will get replated someday later on whne I get enough to make it costs effective )


Its not perfect. As I build for me not contests. But this one is  hands down my favorite build that I've  ever done. And looks killer in my case . I have to get a super fine tipped brush then I plan to  redo the black on the side vents .


Also Ive attached a picture that was my  insperation. I thought about all black or with white coves instead ,,but the black and red looked just looked right so I had to do it.


comments of all kinds welcome.

Thanks for cking in

AMT 1960 Bonnevilles

24 March 2015 - 05:10 AM

Just throwing these out there and see if I can get any interest. for trade material


Both are decent  and would make excellant restoration projects which is what I bought them for .

I picked up a different but really nice built  convertible .

The hardtop I got in order to pick up another kit I really wanted .

Amt 1968 &1969 Cougar builtups

24 March 2015 - 01:09 AM

Just got this '68 in...and I would really rather have a 1967 instead.
So before I alter it to look like a 67.
I thought I would off it as trade material first

1967 or 1968 Cougar

22 March 2015 - 04:04 PM

.. is there anyway to determine which year it is ?

Testors Metalizer paints,,have questions.

20 March 2015 - 03:36 AM

Ok short version of the story I want to try to replicate what looks like a brushed aluminum finish . with very, very  little gloss if any . I'll call it a satin finish would be pretty close


I am somewhat familiar with the Testor sprays.  As i've used  them for exhaust systems finishes with good results.


 But I see Buffing and non buffing.

Clear tops coats - buffing and then non buffing.


Whats the diffrences ?


This is the finish I am after.

And I am not totally against using an airbrush but would prefer rattle cans if at all possibile