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Dr. Cranky

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Since I came up with the idea of suckering so many builders into building a model in two months for a contest, I decided to take my own medicine, and also that Jairus Watson's inflicted this idea of surf rods in my head, and I have not been able to shake it for the last two days, so here goes my next build . . . .

From the Revell kit, which has the extra lowerd suspension and a very smooth casted body . . .

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Eveything's in primer, but soon, I will do a two tone paint job using Tamiya Cockpit Green and Tamiya Yellow Green, both flat. There will be some rusting and some off-colored panels like the hood, etc . . .

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The wheels are Modelhaus 170 wide white walls . . . and the rims are stock.

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hmmmmm, seems to be missing a couple of doors.... :rolleyes:

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:rolleyes:;);)

I'm going for this type of look:

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Something like this, but NOT this clean.

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But NOT this beat up and gone:

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But you know since I can't control myself, I might end up with this:

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:rolleyes:;);)

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Go for the gusto, Crank.

On the roll-a-way.

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Thanks, G. Yeah, knowing me it will end up being a Beachcomber Surf Rat!!! :lol:

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All right, maties . . . here's a whole bunch of progress . . . Jarius, eat your heart out!!! (Ah, fighting words!!!)

The rust colors are stippled on, that's my new favorite teachnique . . .

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Here are the colors I am using:

1. TAMIYA COCKPIT GREEN

2. TAMIYA YELLOW GREEN

3. TAMIYA GREY GREEN for fogging and fading . . . and the interior.

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Jairus, remember that Eurythmic's song: Here comes the SALT again, falling on my head like a memory . . .

:lol::lol::lol:

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The beauty of working with the Iwata Micron C-Plus is that there's no need to mask anything. All you need is a steady hand . . .

Here comes the first body color . . . .

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The beauty of working with the Iwata Micron C-Plus is that there's no need to mask anything. All you need is a steady hand . . .

Here comes the first body color . . . .

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Here is the second color . . .

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It's okay for the airbrush to blast off some of the salt, this will provide even better rusting . . . .

The hood is going to go a different color, but I used it as a mask to keep the paint off the engine bay, which is going to be rust and black . . .

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As you can see here the third color is TAMIYA GREY GREEN which I used to fog and fade the top surfaces of the body . . .

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Yeah.... some of us have to work for a living.... :lol:

Besides, paint is the very last thing I will be putting on my project. Too many modifications needed still, so... yeah I am a little envious that you are painting already.

Go V, go! (I am taking notes!)

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Amazing Virgil!

I would have never thought to use SALT to make rust bubbles! Good subject matter too as you've got lots of real estate to work with! :lol:

That's a cool airbrush as well!

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:lol::lol::lol:

If you become a professor of Art, you can schedule your week accordingly. :D:D:D

Yeah, this project is not super modified, so I can see how I have a slight advantage, buddy.

You know I am only kidding and I also know that when all is said and done you gonna kick my ass with your build!!!

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Amazing Virgil!

I would have never thought to use SALT to make rust bubbles!

Geez, Bill... don't you read the magazine???!!! :lol: :lol:

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Hey V... since you're down in South Florida, I assume you must be using kosher salt for your painting technique?

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Of course, how did you know? :lol:

When I run out of it, I've been known to buy salt bagels and then scrape it off . . . :lol:

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Thanks, Bill . . . yeah, I always feel like it's a stress-free technique, now if only more people would modify it and put it to good use.

I'm beginning to feel pretty excited about stippling paint out of the airbrush too.

Lots of possibilities . . . .

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Here's a side distraction this afternoon . . . I got my bike tins back from the pinstriper . . . and now not only do I have my name on my bike and just the right look, but you'll hear and SEE me coming when I ride through your town!!! BROOM, BROOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! :lol:

I painted the base coat with House of Kolor black and my buddy Mark Jeffreys did the rest with the pewter belt buckles and all the graphics . . .

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Cranky-

OK, I have to ask again because last time you sent me a link that I couldn't get to open. How do you get the salt to stay on while you spray the paint? Is it just held there with dullcote? And, when do you brush it off, if so? I like what you have done and want to try it.

Thanks.

Later-

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