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Chrysler imperial phaeton

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Another kit from Italeri. The reason I bought this kit was the box art so, kudos to the marketing dept. I liked it so much that I wanted to reproduce the car on the box but using a slightly darker tone. Quite happy how it turned out. My only gripe about it is the lack of details on the folded top fabric when compared to the box art. I think they could have done a better job considering  the level of details of their military kits . Everything else is good though .  Luxury cars of that era were truly impressive. 

Hope you enjoy and as always thanks for looking and commenting.

chrysler 1932 imperial 06.jpg

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Thank you all for the kind words. really appreciated.

7 minutes ago, bisc63 said:

That is SHARP! Mind sharing what paint/colors you used? It's a beautiful combo.

Rusty, for this particular build, I used a mix of Tamiya acrylics yellow/white/brown for the light color, and light brown/hull red/red. I always mix more than I need and keep the rest if I need to repair a boo boo or touch ups. I let  the paint cure for a few days and then I clear coat with either mr hobby super clear or Tamiya Ts 13. I lay a couple of  mist coats and then I let this set for a week, I found that it seals the paint better and the subsequent coats don't sink as much, giving a better finish. After everything is cured , a light polish with fine compounds for the finishing touch. 

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On 1/13/2022 at 11:35 PM, customline said:

A beautiful finish on a great subject, Mario. How much time do you have invested in it? (You don't have to answer that) 

thank you all for your kind comments.


I don't keep track of time on my builds, but if I had to guess, I spend about 2 hrs / day  4 to 5 days a week so It would be around  50 to 60 hours for this one. Less time if the kit is familiar (muscle cars AMT,Revell ,etc). A big rig kit will take much longer since I am less familiar with big trucks.


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