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1956 Chevy "Mars Volta"

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Hopefully a quickie. Tamiya Bright Red and Dull Red on there so far. I'm not sure yet whether I'll make it all dull or all shiny, but it won't stay both. lol

I still have no idea which colors I'll go with for the interior. I'm not a huge fan of single-color interiors on these, but I'm seriously tempted to run with the same colors inside. Stock black n' white would be pretty sharp, too. I dunno. I'll figure it out, but if you guys have any great ideas I'm happy to allow myself to be even more confused. :D

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A nice buckskin tan would be great for the interior with inserts that match the darker red is my thought.

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I think Robs idea sounds good.

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I did almost run that direction...actually, something very close to it -- the distressed leather/tan combo that freakshow used on his '57 Ford street machine. In the end, though, my initial thought had taken root well enough that I went with it. Fits where the car is headed pretty well...

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Don't even ask what colors I used. lol. I had every single shade of red I own sitting out and open...about a dozen in all, between the ones bottled and the ones I mixed as I went. Acrylics, enamels, lacquers and even one oil. The room was smelling pretty potent by the time I was done, and I'm pretty sure I had a good buzz on. :D

Worth it, though. My camera does not do well with reds but I'm really pleased with how it looks to the naked eye.

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Very nice. I take it this is a stock build?

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That looks pretty good. I like some cars where everything is red

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Thanks, Lee. Very mild custom. Not strictly traditional, as in reached back in time and plucked out of 1963...maybe more like built in 2013 but wishing it was 1963.

Thanks, Fred. I told you I was gonna steal that distressed leather trick. It was almost on this one. lol. Maybe the next. Your '57 turned out great, btw.

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One question for everyone who's built this kit - did you run into trouble with the firewall mucking everything up? During a test fit, the fit of mine was all jacked up...the body mount braces (those "legs" that run down each side) were running smack dab into the forward-floor area of the chassis plate. I couldn't see any way to fit the whole works together in any manner that came anywhere near allowing the chassis to fit up into the body as it should. Immediate solution seems to be lopping off the lower parts of the braces, but I can't see Revell fubar'ing a design up so badly on such a recent tooling. The thing has, otherwise, almost put itself together.

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hhmm nice !

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wow I totally love that interior !

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Thanks :)

Anyone want to take a stab at the firewall question? I know I'm not the only one to build this kit. lol.

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Thanks :)

Anyone want to take a stab at the firewall question? I know I'm not the only one to build this kit. lol.

I loped them ears off..they "irked me"

Or like Khan once said about Kirk...."He tasks me !"

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So you didn't chase him 'round the moons you just went for the gut shot. Word.

Heheh. I was thinking the same thing...just thought maybe my brain was misfiring again. Happens a lot lately. :D

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Wow. That mottled look on the seats is very cool. I'd like to know more about how you achieved it.

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The ears on the firewall go outside the floor kickup and the firewall sits on it. I will take a pic when I get home. I can also do a how to on the seats since you guys seem to like it

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That's what I figured, Fred, since that's where the body mounts would be on the 1:1...but mine doesn't like being there ONE BIT. I refined the shape of the chassis plate where they are supposed to come to rest, but it still doesn't sit together right. I'm not immune to derp moments, but dang...

Rob, nothing too terribly difficult to getting the mottled effect. I've got one paint brush that looks like a regular ol' brush when it's dry, but when it's wet with paint it likes to splay out all spiky-like. Keep the brush nearly dry and just keep dabbing it around, randomly twisting it in your fingers to prevent a repetitious pattern from developing. Give it a shot...a little practice and you'll have it in no time. I think Fred's distressed leather is done about the same...maybe less of the spiky brush and a little wetter on the paint. It'll be interesting to see how he goes about it.

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I had issues with the fit on the 55 Chevy as well. Had to force the 3 piece dash into the right shape with Ca, accelerator and clamps.

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sweet cant wait to see more pics

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So you didn't chase him 'round the moons you just went for the gut shot. Word.

Heheh. I was thinking the same thing...just thought maybe my brain was misfiring again. Happens a lot lately. :D

Misfiring brain is doing that a lot lately didn't think it changed from years ago!! LOL

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Ha yep Todd no change really eh?

Thanks, Augie. Still moving forward, just slowly. Debating over-coating the dull red with stop light red.

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A nice buckskin tan would be great for the interior with inserts that match the darker red is my thought.

Totally agree!!!!!!!!!!

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That interior looks very realistic!

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Good news, bad news.

The good? The interior came out so nice that it no longer fit where I thought the rest of the car was headed. I had some sketchy foil (lumpy adhesive showing through...bah), so since I was going to re-do much of that anyway, and it was on the edges where I needed it for masking, I went ahead and shot the lower body in the Stop Light Red Metallic I was already thinking of, and it looked fantastic. So I let it dry a while, re-masked, and shot the roof.

The bad? In my excitement, I forgot that the lower body had a Dull Red base and shot the Stop Light Red over the Bright Red. Both make for a beautiful base color, but I like it a lot better for this car over the darker red.

Guess where it's goin'? Yep! Dunk. Too bad, too, because aside from the shade difference it was coming out really nice. It's all good, though...I think it's also gonna get a wheel/tire change, and drop that booty down a bunch.

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Coming back together after a strip and repaint.

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Looks great! That interior is killer - great job on it! I like the two tone red.

Sam

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