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  1. 3 hours ago, Casey said:

    I think that's the best plan. Much tedious masking for sure, but the embossing powder might cover/mask any imperfect masking/edges. Not judging here, the masking is a challenging task. 😉

     

    Thats what I am thinking, too.   


  2. I've had this for a few years, and finally got going on it.   I really like these Hot Rod series of kits from Revell.    Lots of good kits in the series, and several re-boxed older kits, but good subject matter on most of them.    This kit is very well detailed, and I am enjoying the build so far.

       I'm going to use Alclad chrome on the roll cage, and that presents a challenge with the floor pan.  You can see in the last picture that the lower part of the cage is molded into the floor.    My intension was to paint the floor red for the carpet, then mask the red, so I can paint the black and then chrome on the cage, then decide whether to use flocking or embossing powder last.    Not sure if that's the best strategy or not.   We will see how it goes.   

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  3. On 3/28/2020 at 10:37 AM, espo said:

    I like your little T here. The paint finish looks great.  Does this body have the option of being a panel ? The reason I ask is the hinges and what looks like a door handle on the back. You mentioned what might be done for your headlights. I would suggest a clear over the headlight lens. I have used Future and Tamiya X-22 Clear with good results with either. 

    I just saw this on the side of a box.  Looks like they made a Sedan Delivery at one point.    

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  4. On 3/28/2020 at 10:37 AM, espo said:

    I like your little T here. The paint finish looks great.  Does this body have the option of being a panel ? The reason I ask is the hinges and what looks like a door handle on the back. You mentioned what might be done for your headlights. I would suggest a clear over the headlight lens. I have used Future and Tamiya X-22 Clear with good results with either. 

    Thanks for the tip, I'll try using clear on the next chrome headlight car.   There weren't any other parts to make it a panel, but it looks like one could convert it pretty easily with styrene.   Not sure it Revell ever made one or not.


  5. I painted the headlights with some thinned pearl white, to try for a more realistic appearance than the chrome.   it looks alright, but not great.   what suggestions do any of you have for better looking headlights?

    Also, any tips for photographing dark painted vehicles?   Mine seem to always look like they are in the shade.

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  6. Finished!  This was supposed to be an easy one, but I had some issues with decals and paint.   Re-did the paint on it, and while its no show winner, it was a fun build that looks great on the shelf.    Now I may try and pick up another and finish it like the John Buterra version.  we will see, lots of others still on the bench.  

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  7. Almost done with this one.  Had a few bumps along the way.   Had some nice paint on it, then the 30 year old decals shattered in the water.   I tried to apply them anyway, and sprayed the other ones with a light coat of clear, but couldn't save them.   Had to sand them off, and had to redo the paint.   


  8. Yeah, the engine is a little small.   Not too worried about it, Im not going to put much effort into it.    I saw the John Buterra version when I was looking at this one, and I like it.   I might try to get one of the re-issues and replicate that car later on.  We will see how the one goes.

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