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The '49 Revell kit is one of the most popular kits built in recent years. So I had to do something a bit out there. First crack at the lace technique.

Zero Paint: GT40 Gulf blue/orange

Model Masters: Zinc Cromate Yellow

Spaz Stix: Ultra Chrome, Over Tamiya Black Acrylic, for black Chrome effect

My own resin wheels/tire's/spinners

2part poly clear with gold pearl powder mixed in.

Super fun build, one that I am proud of with much room for improvements. 

 

 

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Very nice. I like the way you made a Custom look more like a Road Racer. The lace paint treatment is something I have also wanted to try.

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Thanks for checking my build out, and thank you for the kind words. It was a ton of fun. 

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Your lace treatment looks very cool.  Almost looks like a snakeskin pattern which I like.

What is Spazstix and is that how you made the nice border around the orange lace or is that something else?

Thanks for sharing.

 

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Your lace treatment looks very cool.  Almost looks like a snakeskin pattern which I like.

What is Spazstix and is that how you made the nice border around the orange lace or is that something else?

Thanks for sharing.

 

Spaz Stix is a chrome spray paint.

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Very different and very nice. I love the paint. 

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Thanks Very much guys.

Yes It is Chrome paint. It works 100 times better then Alclad, no hit and miss like Alclad.

This stuff can be handled, taped, cleared etc, basically as true to Chrome paint as you will find without the crazy expensive chroming paint. It also comes in rattle cans.

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What amazes me more than anything on this is that thin black outline! That's paint?

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Snakeskin Gulf livery?

Sure, why not!

Cool paint combo and some awesome underhood detailing, I love the oil filter lines.

As others have stated, the black stripe is really sharp!

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 Thanks for the compliment. Yup that is paint, done with .4mm masking tape.

Snakeskin Gulf livery?

Sure, why not!

Cool paint combo and some awesome underhood detailing, I love the oil filter lines.

As others have stated, the black stripe is really sharp!

Thanks, it does kinda look like snake skin doesn't it. Just lace fabric that happened to turn out that way, not my intention. 

 

Thanks to all of you for the kind words. 

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That is very sweet, and i love those wheels, really suit it..

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nice ! , love the small details on the wiring / piping / brakelines !!

like the gulf theme with lace .. wonder how it would have looked with lace in the blue as well :)

 

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Thanks very much Dale, Richard.

I did think about that Richard, thought it might have been too much. 

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