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Man it looks like the mad doctor is going to be spending a lot of time in his Lab this winter!

Awesome paint jobs!!!!

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Doc, your work is a benchmark for me.

I hope that one day, I'll be able to paint and build like you.

Until then, I'll just drool over your fine work.

I only got into this hobby in 2008. I never knew it could be so good... so much skill, imagination and artistry.

I love it!

Builds like yours really do inspire me. I wish I had more money and time to devote to building cars....

Thanks for showing us your amazing work. The video was a real bonus, too. It did your skills justice.

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Thanks, everyone. Guy, all I can tell you is to build, build, build, that's the only way to improve. And of course, post everything you build here so we can enjoy the eye candy!

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Can't wait to see the Chevelle... ;) ..I might just have to ship the Impala off your way and have you add another "painted body" to your list..hahaha...You definitely do some great work.....----------------Ed

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Thanks, everyone. Well, I'm coming up on the end of the line. The Challenger and another 41 Willys I am painting in blue and which got saved by being dunked in the Purple Pond. Then it's time to start building as soon as 2012 rolls around!

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Another week, and another closer push to Holidays and family time, so I am trying to wrap up all this paint work before people start arriving.

Like I said, I have two more bodies to go after this 70 Chevelle, a 41 Willys in blue, and a Challenger in Passion Lilac Pearl.

Here's the 70 Chevelle after a round of buffing and polishing . . . I still have to work on a few areas, but it's definitely the best black paint job I've ever done to date, thanks in part to this model's body style.

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Here are a couple of more pics. You can see a couple of rough areas still, but they should come off with another round of polishing . . .

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Nice Work Dr.!

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is that enamel??

what with all the enamel talk and all...

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Yes it is, it's enamel all the way. I started out with black primer, then applied several coats of semi-gloss enamel, and then several coats of clear--yes, all Testors.

I've buffed and polished it out twice to get rid of a few imperfections and scratches. Then hit it up with NOVUS.

I'm going to make a little video in hopes that the shine comes through better.

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You move from your line to build shiny models?!? :D i think, i became a heartache....Doc :wacko: !

These paintjobs are excellent!

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You know, even a RUST-ADDICT like Doctor Cranky has to do a few shiny paint jobs every once in a while, it's good for his good looks! LOL!

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Here's a quick little vid, enjoy:

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I am getting both the last 41 Willys (Lapiz Lazuli and True Blue) and the Challenger ready for final clear and polishing and then that's it for now. The building will begin depending and which one calls out to me first. LOL.

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Thanks for sharing...stencil work on top and sides is terrific! Love the skulls...

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Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate it.

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I got behind here, or maybe just stunned at Virgil's paint jobs. :)

Just to add some history, Rapidograph pens were designed for the drafting industry. We used them making engineering drawings but rarely, as most drawings being developed needed a lot of erasure before complete. Our surveyors had to do ink for drawings going to the land registry. Ink defiantly reproduced better than pencil but was just more expensive and difficult to erase so really wasn't used much for working drawings. For a one off drawing or tracing they produced beautiful work.

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Sometimes I get over confident with the clear and it turns around and bites me, beats me back to square one . . . so it goes. You live and you learn, and in between thank goodness we have the Purple Pond!

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Great work, Doc...Wow!! You are a painting machine!!

Eyegore's ride needs a fire hydrant decal or two though!!

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