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      Board Status   07/20/2018

      I'm scheduling a maintenance window tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Daylight time. Might be down for a while, so you west coasters should plan on building something tonight. 

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I started in this a couple weeks ago. The resin high top van was mastered by Robert Russell from the UK. The one photos shows it next to a regular height van to see the difference in roof height.

The paint is spray can red primer, a little rubber cement around the areas I wanted to create a rust effect, then a couple coats of blue spray can paint. Sanded with 000 Steel wool to burn thru and then an exacto blade to pull away the paint from the rubber cement to expose more of the red (rust) under the blue paint. Washed with white craft paint to get the roof effect, again sanded with 000 Steel Wool to get the desired burn thru on the paint. Several layers of craft paint in grey, light and dark browns and oranges to get the desired dirty effect and to bring out the rust look around the edges.

I wanted it to look used but not abused. I have it almost done. Need to add side windows and handles and some other small details then do a final light wash of craft paint to even out a few spots to make it pop a little more. Will be finished before the end of the year!

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I like the way you "aged" the finish, very realistic looking.

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Sweet looking VW, does Robert Russell from the UK have other resins available?

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3 hours ago, DumpyDan said:

Sweet looking VW, does Robert Russell from the UK have other resins available?

Dan, I believe he does. He is doing a Bay Window van and bay Window Single Cab. I have some of these on order and should be here any day. I will post photos of them if you would like.

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Very cool..!   I have the old AMT 70s Chevy camper van kit that had the raised roof camper top on it Id like to find so I can build it....odd stuff is cool..! Very nice weathering..!

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