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Revell 1968 Dodge Dart GTS Restomod/Restified?


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This is one of the five bodies I painted last month for cold weather building. The paint is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metallic Blue and cleared with Tamiya TS-13 Clear Gloss. My original plan was to use the 5-spoke Weld Pro-Star type wheel, but after airbrushing a few other sets of wheels I wanted to compare them to the Weld Draglite style. I still prefer the Pro-Star's, but the Draglites look pretty good too. I'll definitely find something to put them on later. I got the wheels from Morgan Automotive Detail and airbrushed them straight over the washed and dried resin with Molotow Chrome from my refill bottle. In hindsight, I should have primed them and blew any dust off before painting to avoid any imperfections. I still have another set of each, so I may try to get the other set of Pro-Star's done to see if they'll come out better. I took this morning to wet-sand and polish the clear. I used 4000 and 6000 sandpaper, and switched to Micro Mesh Polishing Pads for the 8000 1nd 12000, followed by a polishing with Novus #2. Next will be bare Metal Foil for the trim.












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13 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

@Dragonhawk1066, That's a stunner ! Personally , I prefer the first set of wheels ; they compliment the car's boxy lines better than the second set of wheels .

What're your plans for the interior ? The factory offered white with red accents ( dash , console , carpet , etc. ) .

Thanks! Yes, the first set is the wheel of choice on this one, and it's just going to be a black interior. I thought about white seats and door panels, but all black suits the general look I'm after.

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Great looking paint finish. Wheels are such a personal preference thing you just need to use what ever wheel makes you happy. Maybe have another set ot two incase you're in a different mood one day. 

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The trim got Bare Metal Foiled on Monday, followed by a wax with Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. I got the interior finished up this morning, and also finished the motor. It's just setting in the chassis for now, and it looks like it needs a few touch-ups and I have to paint the oil filter yet. Next up is to get the "glass" in the body and get it ready to mate with the interior and chassis.







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