Nice progress Bill, I have to be honest I don't think I have touched plastic in close to 2 years ever since I installed hydraulics in the caprice, hehehe. I keep telling myself to get back to the bench. I have been wondering about the embossing powders, once inplace and dry do they "shed" if you will? One thing I didn't like about flocking was no matter how carefully I applied it it always seem to shed and static would make it stick to the windows.
Glad to see you back Bill & sorry for your loss. I myself haven't built in over a year but that was because I finally built myself a full size lowrider and spent the year at shows and cruises. Thanks for posting the links to the magnifiers, I have been wearing glasses since right after Christmas last year when an eye exam discovered I have an astigmatism in one eye, and I just order the second set listed as its now uncomfortable to wear the headband magnifiers with glasses
Picked this one up a few weeks ago from the Hawk, I was diggin the green but I managed to put a small nick in the trunk so my fix was some metalspeks silver. Gonna give the paint a few days to dry and spray the whole car with some dupli-color "mirage", I like to use it for a light flake/pearl look. I'll might have to look thru the Franklin Ink line for some nice patterns for the roof.
Well, been awhile since I touched a model, been spending the summer playing with the 1:1 95 caprice
I had to sell the 74 caprice to pay a bill but I still have the 79 glasshouse caddy in the works. I sprayed some
dupli-color metalspeks silver and then a top coat of Killer Cans lime green. Gonna shoot the vinyl top probably
in a darker green with matching interior, maybe with some white accents thrown in.
In wanting an oldschool feel I used the stock wire wheels with pegasus rings and 520s and the center cap from
a 59 impala for an old cross lace true ray look.
Looks like I got another one, gonna be simple and quick. I was gonna strip and repaint till I saw how nice the black was. Spent a little time lightly sanding and buffing. Not glass smooth but I can live with it. Still unsure on rolling stock and I need to check with the Haus on some fresh chrome.