The gold on your car...wow, that really pops! Are you going to finish it in that gold or going back to red? I finished a 66 Fairlane recently with gold overlayed with testors 1605 gloss custom red. Yep, testors for that project so that I could get the gold to make the see thru red really pop out. It worked good. Not bragging though. The finished color was pretty cool looking actually.
Your exactly right about better paint jobs, and way more paint and it's about the same price as those small cans from Testors. Bit limited on colors currently but I found that plasticote has some decent colors. Also I have decanted both duplicolor and plasticote and mixed my own colors. Just have to use the same brand, works great in my airbrush.
this is looking like it's a fun build. I have one of those same kits, and the body and most parts had so much flash and twist in them it took an extra 20 hours at least to get everything to fit right. I built it stock, so I know what your having to go through. I am not talented/bold enough to make the changes you have done. Very interested in seeing how this turns out! Time to up my game I think.
sad that the darn Testors spray can did that to you. I had the exact same problem tith Testors on the last car I built, I had to strip the paint 3 times, finally got fed up with the testors making a mess of my paint (i can do that on my own, don't need testors adding to my grief). So I bought some "Dupli-color" from the parts store, and shot it with that, NO PROBLEMS! Came out like glass! Problem solved! I am going to stop using Testors after this debacle.
It has never been a problem before and I have run many models through it, but all it takes is one! I just look at it as a learning lesson! Making something out of it will be a challenge but isn't that why we build models?
I like your line of thinking! It would look great in a diorama like your suggestion say's. I also like the idea of doing it as a old LSD wagon with some hippie's hanging around it, that way you won't know if it's you on Acid or the Hippie's...quite a twist on reality.
Thanks for the great idea, well I dug out a old delivery van I had that I had done many years ago that was in pretty sad shape, got the body off and tossed it in some brake fluid for 4 days, washed it clean and now back to putting this together. I think it's going to be a good one!
Mine is a small round one as well, I think I got it from Ron Popeil back in the days when he was hawking them on late nite TV. I have never had this happen before, but I know what I did wrong, I placed the body on the base tray just above the heating coil, then like a idiot I started to walk away (this was in my work shed) but had a paper towel so I just slung it without realizing that it had landed on top of the dehydrator there by holding in too much heat. When I went back out to get the body about an hour later and I saw the paper on the top covering the vents I knew I was in trouble!
Thanks for the question, yes, it drys the paint as if it was 1:1 like they do in a real auto body paint booth. With Enamel it can take considerable time to dry even here in dry Colorado, with the dehydrator it cuts the drying time dramatically. You can wet sand etc normally in one day, tops 2. without it your looking at a week for the paint to completely degas. I have been using a dehydrator for about 5 years now and this is the first time that it has done this.