Hi Bruce- I mixed the paint from various colors for that particular cars brass parts. I also have been using flowquil railroad colors with nice results-they have an antique brass color and like Harry did-you can dullcote it. heres a big Mercer with flowquil on the all the plated parts.
Thanks Skip-I did and they have some super nice head lights. however this is a Ford and not a Bugatti. I have already gone way over budget on this one and just want to get it finished. is it true there is a book out on Harry's Models? I would rather spend some $ on that.
If you have seen a stock 32 you know how big and highly mounted the headlights are. the big deuce gives you small hot rod lights so some improvising needed to be done again here. I cut the buckets from 1.5 inch wooden balls and painted with semi gloss black paint then a special metallic -also from Rustoleum. the backs of the lenses were cut from a chrome card stock and the rims and lenses modified from a BIG motorcycle toy. the real ones are stainless so this should be convincing enough. you guys are probably laughing at the '' OLD SCHOOL '' stuff going on here- my ''hobby shop'' is the Hardware store!
finally got some paint on the body. and the moldings painted too. I ended up doing the black moldings by hand as the masking tape I was using was not cooperating. I think they turned out even better with no bleeding. the top insert was cut from an old school binder that had a nice ''grain'' to it . the colors are original Ford. Thorn brown and black moldings.