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Revell ZZ top eliminator.

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19 hours ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Very nice Mario and very cool backdrop.   Hmmmm....thought I heard "La Grange" playing in the back ground there. 

Thanks Rich, always been a fan of that car. 

19 hours ago, Street Rod said:

Well done! Background looks good,too.

Thanks Doyle.

18 hours ago, Joe Nunes said:

Nice looking model!  👍  I am a ZZ Top fan so I should look for one of those kits.


Thanks Joe. Try to pick the most recent issue, the decals lay down easy.

18 hours ago, KWT said:

Man that came out better than mine.. nice job!

Thanks Jeremy. I beg to differ, yours looks gorgeous and well put together. 

18 hours ago, Jim B said:

Great looking rod.  Well done.

Thanks James.

18 hours ago, Gustavo Reis said:

Beautiful model. 

Thanks Gustavo.

3 hours ago, 70 Sting said:

Paint has a smooth, natural gloss. Did you use an airbrush or spray can?

Thanks Harry. The paint is pure red Tamiya spray lacquer coated with TS13 clear. I like the way it lays down. One trick that helps is putting the can in hot water for a couple of minutes before you spray it. I start with 2-3  mist coats, wait 30 minutes and spray 2-3 wet coats. For custom colors , I mix their acrylic bottled paint and airbrush it.

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On 11/29/2022 at 2:41 PM, espo said:

Great smooth looking finishes. Looks just like the real car. 


On 11/29/2022 at 3:10 PM, Beamerman said:

Still a timeless classic hot rod..i love it..great work!


On 11/29/2022 at 5:31 PM, SpikeSchumacher said:

That's mighty fine 😎


On 11/29/2022 at 6:24 PM, Zippi said:

Boy oh boy Mario.  That's a Looker.  Me like 😁


13 hours ago, TooOld said:

Sharp looking eliminator and in the perfect color !  Great photos too !


6 hours ago, bluestringer said:

Beautiful Hot Rod Mario. Nice work.

Thanks guys, appreciated.

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5 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Good-looking street rod, Mario ! How is your experience with Tamiya colors (I just bought myself 9 cans)?

Thanks Helmut. I rarely use anything else for the bodies. Tamiya spray lacquers either TS or AS maybe a little pricy but they do work, no guessing. They  lay down very smooth. I also use their primer which is very thin and smooth. For custom colors I use their acrylic bottles clear coated with TS13. I also use different paint for interiors or engine but for the bodies I use Tamiya and occasionally Alclad. What really works for me is to apply 3 to 4 mist coat and leave rest for a day then I apply 3 or 4 coats of successively heavier coats.



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