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Had this just sitting around so I thought I would build it

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I love the work you did on the engine.  A few thoughts... the rust looks great but you need some black oil as well. Most old engines are caked with oil so badly that you cannot tell what color they were!   Second, you need to tone down the intake manifold. Try a black wash, thin out some flat black... possibly acrylic and dab (not brush) it on.  Dab some and let it dry.  Do it again if you think it needs more but important to note that it will look different dry than wet so you want to see it dry before doing another application.  Same with the transmission.  I believe a casting like this won't rust, but would be plenty dirty.   You can leave the carb clean as if you just put a new one on!  I've often had one new accessory on an old engine.

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Very good start on this truck. I built one this year and made it very stock without the decals and extra stuff. It went together real good. Wish they all were this good for fit.

 

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I love the work you did on the engine.  A few thoughts... the rust looks great but you need some black oil as well. Most old engines are caked with oil so badly that you cannot tell what color they were!   Second, you need to tone down the intake manifold. Try a black wash, thin out some flat black... possibly acrylic and dab (not brush) it on.  Dab some and let it dry.  Do it again if you think it needs more but important to note that it will look different dry than wet so you want to see it dry before doing another application.  Same with the transmission.  I believe a casting like this won't rust, but would be plenty dirty.   You can leave the carb clean as if you just put a new one on!  I've often had one new accessory on an old engine.

I was going to try something but didn't know what to use thanks.   What do you thin the flat black with 

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I was going to try something but didn't know what to use thanks.   What do you thin the flat black with 

What did you use for the rust?   If you have a chalk set (you can get the earth tone chalk set at Michaels or Hobby Lobby for less than $10) use the black chalk.  You want to make dust by sanding the side of the chalk stick.  Then  paint the area you want to tone with Testors Dullcote (I spray a little in a cup to brush on). With a second expendable brush, put it dry into the chalk dust and then paint it into the area with the wet Dullcote.  It's like water coloring. It will fill in all the deep lines and give the engine depth, then you can dab it into the areas where you want it completely black.  If you've added too much, no worries, you can paint it away with clean Dullcote or thinner.

Aside from that technique, Tamiya acrylic black also works well for this.  You can thin it with water. I also use this in panel lines and grilles.  

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Sweet I will try that I will have to go buy some now 

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Frame is painted now I will weather it tonight 

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I love this truck just because of the waterfall grill. You have a good start with the weathering and am looking forward to more on this.

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Frame is together now I will do some moe weathering on it and then on to the body.  

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So I'm going to open the doors up on this build

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Between the Merc and this you build in two very different styles.  Do you have pic's of your other builds?

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I have the 31 model a rat rod

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I have a few more I will take some pics of

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