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John Goschke

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  1. John Goschke added a post in a topic 58 Impala lowrider "grapevine"   

    Beautiful paint work!
  2. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Hard Top. 2/20, Foil is Done!   

    Nice work on this one, Steve!  Black really suits the design of this car and your paint work is outstanding.  The '63s are probably my favorite Wide-Track era Pontiacs (on other days it's the '61s!) and AMT's rendition of the Bonneville really captures the look, especially the hardtop. 
  3. John Goschke added a post in a topic 68 Dodge Dart 440 Custom Street Rod Project hopefully updates tomorrow   

    Outstanding work on this project, especially the hood and headers!
  4. John Goschke added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala ala Larry Watson! Gold Panel Outlines!!   






    Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen!  Didn't get much done on the Impala over the weekend – had to catch up on "real life" stuff that got delayed during the taping and masking process.
    Steve, you're right on the virtues of the "mild" and "semi" customs that refine, simplify and enhance the original designs. Those are my favorites as well. However there are many great "full" or "radical" customs that use a good factory design as a starting point to develop something new and brilliant.
  5. John Goschke added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Beautiful!
  6. John Goschke added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala ala Larry Watson! Gold Panel Outlines!!   

    Thanks for the comments, guys!  Sharp Impalas, Ron!
    Here she is for a roll-out with the gold outlining done and all the freakin' tape removed!

     
  7. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Country Squire   

    I've got the Flintstone '53 Ford Courier (sedan delivery) body so will be following this with interest!
  8. John Goschke added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Textbook lesson on building this kit!  Looking forward to seeing the body in color!
    Regarding the 300C convertible and '58 300D and '59 300E coupes and convertibles – Their most important difference from the '57 300 hardtop is a compound curved windshield that eliminated the overhang at the top.

     
     
  9. John Goschke added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala ala Larry Watson! Gold Panel Outlines!!   

    Thanks, guys!
    Bill, I'll actually be masking the areas within the black tape to create a classic Watson-style outline paint job in gold. This model was inspired by three 58 Impalas Larry painted, the green/gold Jim Doss semi-custom, Dennis Morgan's green/gold hardtop, and a red/gold semi-custom Impala convertible (can't find photos of that one anymore.)
    Anybody know how to do a 1/8" pinstripe in 1/25th scale?


  10. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1955 Chrysler C300   

    Very nice!
  11. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner   

    Well, if you need a rationale other than being afraid of scribing... I was thinking that retaining the original door configuration helps to subtly reveal this coachbuilt beauty's humble Model A roadster origins.
  12. John Goschke added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala ala Larry Watson! Gold Panel Outlines!!   

    The fun continues... to avoid creating just another Watson-style outline job, I decided to try adding some tendril ( aka "seaweed") flames, another technique that Larry employed more than once. Originally was going to do only the lower body between the wheel wells but took it a bit further. I drew the design on masking tape on another Impala body, then scanned that design to use as a template to refine and redraw in Adobe Illustrator as vector-based art that could be copied as a mirror-image for the other side of the car. These patterns were printed out and laid on top of Tamiya tape to cut masks to apply to the body. The real challenge came in trying to lay the ones on the hood and decklid symmetrically. We'll see how well I did when the tape comes off! These were airbrushed with thin coats of Tamiya's Metallic Orange, which is nearly the same value as the red for a somewhat subtle effect.
    I'll just need to knock down the little bit of edge buildup.  Then... MORE tape!




  13. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1950 Cadillac - Class of '50 - Graduate #1   

    Great job, Rich!  A real departure doing this car in white and I really like it!  Been thinking about doing several cars in white, but can't decide which one. Now I know I've got to do it!
  14. John Goschke added a post in a topic Renwal '66 Mercer Cobra Exner Concept   

    This is very cool!  Very clean build!  This model is the best looking in the series, I think.
  15. John Goschke added a post in a topic Renault Dauphine   

    Love it!  The weathered paint is very well done. Great stance, too, and the Porsche wheels really fit the look, along with the stinger exhaust.