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This Revell kit is nice quality. The parts required minimal cleanup and virtually snap together.

 I'm giving this a custom paint job, tinted glass and a wheel swap. 

Silver base first, then some tape lines:

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Shot some black over the tape lines, then faded-in some black/gold flake nail polish.

some parts will be finished with candy green on top. The roof will be silver flake with some candy green lines (haven't decided the exact design yet)

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Man, I love this thing. Great paint work so far. I'd love to find one of these.

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1 hour ago, Modlbldr said:

Is that 1/16 scale? 

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Yes Tom, it is.

 I've got some 17" BBS wheels on order from Japan. As they're 1/24, they should lower the ride height a bit, without looking like go-kart wheels.

 I tried 14 & 15", but they looked a tad small:

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I like what you're doing with the paint job. At least you didn't put Donks under it LOL. 

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This is gonna be cool!!, love these weird little cars!!….wish they made a kit of the little car on the TV show; Lucky Feller...

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Cheers!

 I got a bit more masking and paint on today. I'm hoping the green, silver and the fade will go as I imagine, under the green candy. I'll do that tomorrow night after work.

oh, I also found some bullet tail lights that I'll make some chrome bezels for. They give it a more 'Jetsons' look.

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1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

This is gonna be COOL-CRAZY!!!

Thanks, Dan. 

It's a tricky shape to work with, but I'm getting more practice with the paint.

got the candy green on, this evening..

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As soon as the candy green was touch dry, I removed the tape. I love this part!

it's important to remember that it's not a case of getting a glossy finish with the candy. The clearcoat will take care of the gleam 😉

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WILD paint!!! That is a cool little kit.......and pretty cheap....I think I got mine at a show for $28.....

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Thanks guys 

the wheels arrived from Japan yesterday. I'll need to modify the front suspension to get the ride height like the mock-up photo. 

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Got the clearcoat on, yesterday. Had to bury the flake a bit. It was a rough finish. I'm always pleased with how a clearcoat transforms paint. I do love a bit of sparkle 😎

I've just chopped off the lower suspension arms and taken a bit out of the upper supports. To get wheel clearance, I'll need to remove the upper section of this support. So I added styrene blocks to the insides of these and epoxied them to the arches. When I chop out the tops with a Dremel, the epoxied blocks should hold the remaining part of the support in place. 

Then I'll be able to sit the nose lower and tuck the wheels in, a bit.

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Very nice. Back in '76 a friend built this Corvair Isetta.

 

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15 minutes ago, wisdonm said:

Very nice. Back in '76 a friend built this Corvair Isetta.

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Fantastic! It looks like a 'Zinger'.

 I bet it was a white-knuckle ride, too. 

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Got the carpet flocked and some of the interior gubbins fitted.

also spent all of Saturday polishing the paint down to 8000 grit, followed by Tamiya polishing compound, waxed and polished with detailer spray. Got a wet-look finish 👍

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