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RestoModGuy

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  1. Just saw someone renewed this old post. I've built three more and redid the Custom Cougar to correct body modifications
  2. I like it! Well done custom
  3. Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I appreciate the feedback
  4. Built this for a good friend in Arkansas I visited last summer, first time seeing his 90's built 40 Ford Coupe named Raspberry Ice after the color and pin-stripping. I duplicated every detail he did building his in the 90's, including the 59' Cadillac taillights, smoothed running boards, dual frenched antenna's, and his license plate in scale. Added PE wipers and scratch made side mirrors. To make this as close as I could to the actual car I had to extensively modify a set of 6-spoke Pegasus wheels to match his 1-of-200 custom made set of Shelby Wheels from the late 90's. I resprayed Molotow chrome on the wheels and clear coated with Pledge, they turned out really good for the first time I tried spraying it. The paint was the tough part since it was a custom mix and no paint code or samples from the original paint work, so I used some Folklore and Creatix craft paints blended to make the Raspberry Ice paint all from pictures, then several polished Wet Look Clear coats. I base coated with Pearl Ice Blue and laid out a .04 pinstripe before spraying the custom mix. I added some detail hand-painted pin-stripping around the nose, headlights, taillights, hard to see though. The interior I duplicated as well with custom gauge panel, steering wheel and door panels with flocked bucket seats.
  5. Duplicolor Metalcast purple over Duplicolor silver base
  6. As always, perfection! When I see your post, I'm so impressed with your craftsmanship quality to detail with every build you craft. I have to ask, where are the windshield wipers from? I imagine PE, I've never seen those like yours, so high in detail.
  7. Wow! so cool, great design and workmanship
  8. Fantastic build, the 67 Pontiac's are in my opinion the best looking of all the years, your Bonny looks perfect, a great addition to your collection.
  9. Custom C7 Stingray blended with C3 styling. Duplicolor Bahama Blue with several polished clear coats.
  10. I love Corvettes and when the new generation C7 came out in 2014 I liked but not a fan of the taillights. I decided to customize one to have the classic round C3 styling and went as far to change the rear window to the original "sail-panel" rear window. Lots of modifications including a completely new nose and grafted an L88 hood. Also filled in one of the three vents in the fenders, smoothed out the hip line and added rear wheel flares and grafted rear bumperettes like the C3's have. Some build pics show some of the major bodywork I did. Paint is Duplicolor Bahama Blue Metallic. Comparison to a "stock" C7
  11. Very nice custom. I can see all the work you did and compliment you on a piece of art you've created
  12. RestoModGuy

    Cougar II

    Very nice! I too attempted to build this as a kid in the 70's and lost interest due to all the finicky moving parts. I have one of these in my build stash, after seeing yours, I want to move it up the list to build, and I too will opt for non-moving parts build. Thanks to post this one!
  13. Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I'm having fun building these, I'll post more as I build them
  14. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, the white dash would not have been a factory color with the white interior. When I first built this model I was intending it to be a Hot Wheels tribute build, which has all white interior. I changed my mind to not make it an actual Hot Wheels tribute build after i had completed the model and could not change the dash pad to black color. here is the Cougar I actually made into a Hot Wheels tribute with the brown interior after this one was built
  15. Excellent builds, well done especially on the Cougar, love it!
  16. Thanks, yes the AMT 68 kit, actually not a bad kit overall
  17. Some of you may have seen previously my tribute builds of the original Sweet 16 Hot Wheels released 50-years ago in 1968. I purchased all 16 1/25 kits and have been slowly building them. I have 7 now complete, almost halfway! The most recent is the Hot Wheels Custom Camaro I have attempted to re-create as closely as possible the custom body modifications, such as the hood "bumps" as for this one and the "zoomies" are aluminum tubing. Wheels are Pegasus "T's" I've detailed to resemble the Redlines, using black and red Sharpies, pretty basic but for me, they look pretty nice. Paint is Duplicolor Electron Blue
  18. Another oldie I saved Custom "Streaker Vette" modified a lot!
  19. I love seeing everyone's old original builds! I was lucky to save some as well from the 70's This one is one of my most detailed, 71 Cougar XR7 I built when I was 13-14 Back when we used thread run through bees-wax for wiring Check out the air-shock filler and handmade ladder brackets. hand painted "Sweet Emotion" was the name of the car when I recall naming cars was a thing. Wish I could detail paint like that again. Back when having a beer in the car wasn't a big deal. That's a COOR's on the open glove-compartment
  20. I did a "what-if" the show was back on the air today restomod build of the Starksy and Hutch Stripped Tomato. Molded in the front bumper, added a hood scoop, custom wheels and low-profile tires and stanced ride height, recaro seats replace the bench seat and of course a total redesign of the big fat stripe.
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