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A couple of fictional cars that I recently finished. Paint in both cases is the usual Tamiya rattle can.

The '67 Chevelle is based on the AMT Pro Street kit with aftermarket decals and wheels from the '53 Studebaker, together with some basic plumbing and wiring, otherwise box stock.

The AMT '68 Roadrunner uses the excellent Decals by Lucas sheet for the '69 Super Stock magazine project car. My model represents a 'what if' version for 1968, cos the '69 is not easy to find here in NZ :lol: . The 'hood is a resin item. This is a curbside, so no other details.

Thanks for looking!






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Thanks for the kind comments guys.

Marty, the Roadrunner has no engine as yet, I wanted to take the car to my monthly model club meeting and needed to get it presentable.

Everything but the green paint on the Roadrunner comes from the Decals by Lucas sheet, stripes and all. They went on really well, and were a joy to use. They were carefully sealed under very light mist coats of Tamiya clear before wetsanding.

The paint on most of my kits is all Tamiya - primer, colour and clear, straight from the can. I apply a few mist coats followed by a couple of wet coats (hopefully not too wet :rolleyes:) for each paint, and lightly wet sand with 600 - 800 grit after a couple of days before moving on to the next stage.

Finally I wet sand the colour coat with 3,600 - 4,000 grit and clear coat - again some mist coats followed by a wet coat. Then its polishing time - 3,600 - 4,000 grit, Tamiya polishing compound, haze & swirl remover and repeat....and repeat...I gotta get a life! It's a price I have to pay for having no airbrush. My mates at the model club call me Paul the Polisher.

Hope this helps, it has taken me a few years to get to this stage, but I still sometimes polish through to the primer :lol: !

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