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  1. On 6/26/2020 at 8:16 PM, Cool Hand said:

    Brilliant paint job Dale, nice work on the undies too. Great to see some new builds from you. 

    Thanks Luke, thanks all, i just keep tinkering away mate..    :)

  2. Started with the Eldorod Cadillac, turned it into a hard top, dropped it and added some Pegasus wheels.

    Paint is a custom mix Maple Syrup Acrylic over some dark shadowing, which causes it to change shade  depending the angle of the light.

     

     

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  3. On 6/5/2020 at 10:34 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

    Hi Dale!

    Thanks for the reply.

    I too do custom painting on 1/1 cars and rods. Mostly use HOK clears and Farecla compound and G-Mops.

    However, I find automotive clear is too hard for polishing "harmlessly" on plastic bodies without generating the heat required to get it to flow under the buffing action. A steel body can accept such heat/pressure in polishing, plastic is more fragile, That is why I mostly use Testor's Wet Look clear (in spray cans), followed by wet  block sanding (with a supple eraser as a block) with 2000, 3000 and 6000, and hand polishing. 

    Usually works fine (see Javelin below). 

    Regards,

    CT

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    Thanks Clause, looks good, but i will never again use hobby paints, as i had too many inconsistencies with them, i'll stick with what i know works mate. ?

     

  4. 8 hours ago, Ctmodeler said:

    So what's the deal with the engine ? Is it a hemi ??

    I wanted something different, as the small block Chev just looked too small for what i was after,

    so went to Mr google, and i found where they are making Hemi heads for LS Chevs in 1:1, so i just thought, " why not'" , 

    , so i scratch built everything to fit on the Chev block.  Just to be different, and give it a bit more size and aggression. 

    I call it a CHEMI.. ;)

     

  5. 15 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

    Hi!

    You indicate your paint is Dupli-Color "Ginger Ale". But my real question is: what about the clear, and your polishing technique? Super results!

    CT

    I treat a model like the real car, automotive primer, blocked etc, Auto acrylic, and automotive clear, from a real paint shop,

    that way you get quality.   I usually block back the clear and re-clear it aswell.  2000grit wet/dry. then polish with Autoglym  super resin polish

    which is the same process I use when painting my 1:1 cars. hope this helps, the extra effort is worth it if you are after the glossy look mate.

  6. 3 hours ago, beeRS said:

    This is STUNNING! The more I look, the more I see. Great work on every level.

    How did you do those stripes? Is it paint or decal?

    Thank's , the stripes are paint . I have a lot of trouble with decals. ;)

  7. On 5/31/2020 at 8:51 PM, matthijsgrit said:

    Astonishing!!! Great build. Love the paint, and that engine!! Wow.

    Did you open up the fog lights to supply fresh air to the turbo’s?

    And what did you use for the ‘stripes’ in the seats? Look’s like rope?

    Thank you all,  :)

    Yes , i opened up the fog lights for that purpose, and the stripes on the seats are embroidery cotton, stuck down with some white glue.

  8. A lot of scratch building , modifications and Fabrication on this one,

    pretty much everything was scratch built, body widened, and twin turbo Hemi/Chevy.

    Paint is Dupli-color GINGER ALE ,

    i'll let the pics  show you the rest ;)

     

     

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  9. Started with the Foose Coronet, modified pretty well everything, and plumbed up a pair of 100mm Turbo's to the 426 Hemi

    to build a Pro Touring street monster..  

    Paint is Satin Martini Grey..

     

     

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  10. This was a big build for me,  over 2 months,  i started with the Foose Coronet. 

    Wanted to build a street monster, so i went with the kit 426 Hemi, and added a pair of monster turbo's, all the exhaust, intake and headers are scratch built.

    Fabricated a rear wing, front spoiler, and molded a scoop to the hood, and covered the original fuel tank, and made some diffuses, to go with the theme i wanted.

    Interior was subtly changed,  adding some piping to the seats and door trims, also sank the rears back, to make 2 rear buckets, added flocking and a hood lining.

    Used the kit wheels, but utilized  a set of wide bands for the rears,  made a 4-link, and mini tubed it too , and opened the trunk, and made a fuel cell.

    Paint is a mix of Dupli-color GINGER ALE, and MARTINI GREY, the body was painted 3 times before i got the SATIN look i was after.

     

     

     

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  11. 8 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

    Beautiful! Yes, what paint and color did you use? Where did the wheels come from?

    Later-

    See previous post re: paint, and the wheels were made out of 2 sets, 1 for the centres, and the other modern rally style, for the bands.  

  12. 12 hours ago, espo said:

    Beautiful looking. At first I thought the finish was Black. Then viewing the later pictures the finish looks very different. What paints did you use ? Big D is going to love this. Excellent chassis and engine detailing. 

    Thank you all... :),

    I use Auto Acrylics, this one is a black base, with a light mist of silver, so when i cover it all with

    Duplocolor Metalcast red, it will POP when the light hits it.

     

  13. I built this for my good mate Dennis... (Big D )..  His only request was to make it tough, and he specified the paint color ...

    The rest was up to me..

    Mini tubbed, narrowed rear,  custom wheels, and a lot of detailing..  So i sent him this. :)

    Stay strong buddy..

     

     

     

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  14. On 8/16/2019 at 9:47 AM, Cool Hand said:

    Excellent build Dale

    Yes agree with you ole mate, it is a great kit to build and in Lowrider style too.

    Good to see you still coming up with the killa paint work.

    Good to see your still floating around Luke...

    And thanks guys. :)

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