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That's a gorgeous Olds Randy!

The color, even though you were worried about it, is perfect for the period!

On my monitor, it doesn't look like a drab gray.

Seems to have a bit of a green tint to it.

Perfect!

If I were to build one of these, I would pick a color just like this.

 

 

Steve

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11 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Yeah, I like everything about it. The colors, the pin-striping, the red wheels, the flippers, the little iron cross on the fender...yup. Looks like you have a very steady hand for BMF too. Nice work.

Thanks!  I'm working on my foiling.    A general tip that I learned from Mark Gustavson a long time ago - run the back of an xacto around the trim to give a sharper "edge" to trim the foil after paint.  So while I'm smoothing the general body and scribing panel lines, I try to run around all the chrome a couple times so I have a sharper place to trim the foil.   that can get tough in places and it shows up sometimes.  

On the next build, 56 Chrysler, I'm going to try Steven Guthmiller's tip about foiling before paint.  Haven't gotten the hang of it in the past but going to try it again later in the paint process.

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11 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

That's a gorgeous Olds Randy!

The color, even though you were worried about it, is perfect for the period!

On my monitor, it doesn't look like a drab gray.

Seems to have a bit of a green tint to it.

Perfect!

If I were to build one of these, I would pick a color just like this.

 

 

Steve

Thanks!  That's the color we (wife helped with it) decided on after the first try was entirely too light - mostly white (made a good primer coat).   IF I were to ever paint one again using flat paints, I would smooth it down more before trying to clear it.   Lesson learned was that I don't like a dead flat as a base color.  And I have a gray car in my collection now that we like.   Whoda thunk it?  When I look at my cars displayed, I want to see all colors.  except black.  Black doesn't show up well enough for me in my display.   And I do have a few black cars.  Can't be helped if black was the only choice. 

And the "plainness" of the gray makes the car stand out.  I have my 53 Chevy in the greenTestors extreme lacquer beside it and they both stand out in their own ways.  

 

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