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1988 Chevrolet C1500 , LSX 454SS CBR Finnished


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Made a stupid mistake.. I was looking for my Tamiya clear but could not find it.. so I took a generic brand clear and sprayed it. Turned out ok in most places but the hood and roof looks strange.. I hope it buffs out since I am out of the black paint.  Ideas?

I could not resist starting the detailing of the grill and got started on the lights but had an acident with the grill, except for my painting, can you spot the problem?
 And just to show the Swedish Norrlänings stuk. We in the North like our extra high beams.. so they are going behind the grill so when it gets dark the High Lighters can be turned on and leave al the other cars to see bad, but these guys keep on going flat out! 
 

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the paint problem..

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I get to say as AC/DC say.. because I am back! Back in Black! 
Hood have some swirlmarks that I could not see in primer hope it looks ok after polish.  I did put a extra coat after the picture was taken so I have some room for polish.
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7 hours ago, av405 said:

Did you brush paint that? If so, why not spray it?

Had to mix the colors since I didn’t have the right one on bottle and since I have had such bad results with AB and acrylics I felt that I want to get it done, so I went the quick way. 

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32 minutes ago, Mattilacken said:

Had to mix the colors since I didn’t have the right one on bottle and since I have had such bad results with AB and acrylics I felt that I want to get it done, so I went the quick way. 

Gotcha. I hear Tamiya TS-33 Dull Red is a good option for this color interior, but you went with what you had. Keep it up!

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4 hours ago, av405 said:

Gotcha. I hear Tamiya TS-33 Dull Red is a good option for this color interior, but you went with what you had. Keep it up!

I will get one of those at the next opportunity, thanks for the tip.
 

As you said I went with what I had. I am trying to work on the brush paints skills as well. But I can’t get the Vallejo paints to lai down as nicely as everyone say they will. It Might have to do with patience and getting the right viscosity and coverage on each pass. I did spray the bottom color with Tamiya TS red but the bottle was bad and did not lay down good. Should have decanted it and put a drop of black in it. I should probably re do the parts for the interior 😕

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Well its back. Need to Work on my painting. Probably need to use decanted paint in the AB to cover the panel lines better since it seems like it’s shining through. Or it might be the clear that I put on to heavy. 

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23 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

I think your paint looks pretty dang good.

 

Love the exhaust too!

Thanks man! Btw did you get the new files? I had a export problem a while. 

My Magnaflow mufflers and 3mm bras tube bent and opened up in the end so it look more to scale. Also relocated the battery in a battery box from my PB where the tank used to sit.
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Made some progress to night. Decals was keeping it to getter her but had to be “washed” before applied since they where giving gray gue. The bags are thrown in the back to see if they fit 🤪 as well as the snowboards. I guess the Swede will go to the Rockies before going home to Sweden.8AFC03AA-36EF-4E14-B0BD-A83A80A690C7.thumb.jpeg.10b0ee5284bee22148b4856b5f682b5f.jpeg

 

interior starts to come to getter, did respect the dash, had some over spray on the black. Still thinking if I make seat belts or not.. time will tell. Need to put some cans and stuf in there I guess.

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Next step.. need to print my license plates and stuff.

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1 hour ago, Mattilacken said:

Thanks man! Btw did you get the new files? I had a export problem a while. 

 

Not yet, but I did put one of these on the bench, so will be measuring things up and doing some printing shortly. 

I checked though, and everything works. 

 

Will keep you posted!!

 

 

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I might make it. Even though I have had more issues. Need to get an other polish a final or I have to get an other cloth. The paint got scratches.also the decals wrinkled. Will sort that later.. 

got glass in after removing the center bar.

Also glued the rear wheels and shocks.
And a simple detail in the interior, a road atlas from 1987 the year when I was born  😉 

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Thought I would not make it.  And these pics are bad. And the paint is not as clear as I would like. Tips on the polishing techniques would be appreciated! 
 

I have new decals printed that will go on it. But I would like to get the paint with lesser scratches first.  O and how can I make it less static? It’s a real dust magnet at the moment! 

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Some details have been worked out on the race truck and it’s looking better then what it did in the rush on race night.

sad thing though, my decals did not work, I can’t print white so they can’t be seen. So if any one have a set of 454 decals to do or I would appreciate it! Don’t know if it’s possible to get hold of rics  models decals due to the tragic events of his wife/girlfriend.

 

btw! How do I get the model to stop being so static and pulling dust to it?

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Hi Anton! You’ve been busy. This has come together VERY nicely. That engine looks killer stuffed under the hood, and the wheel/tire combo is perfect. I have issues with static too, especially with resin. I don’t have one yet, but I plan on ordering a Tamiya anti static brush, apparently they work well. I’m sure others will have different options…

Hope all is well sir, cheers, Steve

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