1950 Oldsmobile survivor!


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So I just finished my 1950 Olds barn find survivor car. This is what I would do to this particular car if I found it in a barn somewhere. Clean chrome, basic interior, but fully functional with the patina intact. Hope you guys like it!

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Very nice, my only beef is the chrome should have weathering too, it's too shiny compared to the balance, but you did some nice weathering.

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Nicely done Ben!

Very realistic B)

As you said in your description, this is what YOU WOULD DO to this car if found in a barn. NOT as found like Lee suggests :rolleyes:;)

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Very Nice Ben!

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Great job, and entirely believable. Bright trim, especially stainless, is quite resilient if covered and kept out of the rain for many many years, while a questionable re-paint could have failed exactly as you depict it. Cleaning a barn-find car like that could produce just the look you've attained. Sure wish I could find one just like it.

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That's pretty danged cool Ben! How did you get that effect? I like it!

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That is really cool and not over done. Very realistic. Very nice work..

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Thanks guys, I ended up using several coats of Rustall and then hitting the body with a little rubber cement in certain areas. Primer and paint over that, then a little bit of very sticky masking tape and the paint comes up. Thanks for the feedback Lee but like Jeff pointed out, this is what I would do if I found one of these cars in a barn. Re-chrome, and clean it up a little, but drive it like I found it.

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Looks just like a car gas monkey garage did in 1:1, very cool

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Looks just like a car gas monkey garage did in 1:1, very cool

I agree. Very nice model.

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Man that is beyond sick! I love it!

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Thanks guys! I was definitely going for the gas monkey garage survivor look!

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Got a great look to it. Nice!

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Very cool

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Add my kudos, great looking model. Very believable.

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Good job!

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I think it looks great and right on the mark for what you are shooting for.

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The chrome back then was triple plated & done very well. Unlike todays so called chrome plating nothing like back then. I had a 50 GMC the cab & all was rusted to beat all but the chrome it cleaned up nicely. Being this was a "Barn find" the rust would have been kept to a minimum especially if it were covered up as well. Witnessed a LOT of barn finds myself. Dead on ;)

Excellent job!

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GREAT WEATHERING BEN!

B)

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nice I like it. The weathering on the roof is very realistic

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Thanks guys!

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like it? I love it! great work.

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Very cool and nice weathering, it looks very convincing.

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Well Done!

David G.

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Nicely done!

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