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31 Nash: way beyond "Rat Fiink" Coupe: new project 5/9/13

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That trunk is a model in itself......Great stuff John!!!

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John.... That is just beautiful my friend. I love the detail you have done. Killer work!! Can't wait to see the engine tomorrow ;)

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John did you paint the white walls in layers? Did you thin the paint any? What were your steps to get such an even result. It looks great.

Hi Rob........I thinned out the paint.........first coat was just a light even cover up coat.........second coat was thinned and applied ........3rd coat was thinned and applied ..........4th coat was heavily thinned and applied..........thanks

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Wow! John! The weathering looks real good! Good to see no "showroomcondition" as always. looks more realistic inmy view. Also the details in the trunk - just perfect.

but, why you hand painted the whitewalls? If its allowed, i show you some pictures, the way i make them:

for whitewalls, i took a circle template with the right diameter...

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...and brushed them in more steps white:

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Here the result:

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"Simple" and effective work, less the 15 minutes and you have and I have a uniform surface I do not got done with brush

;)

Perhaps, a choice for upcoming work?

Hi Dominik.........thank you for the great tip.......I will try that on my next white wall build...........thanks

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John... this chassis is off the hook Brother!! I love the weathered look on the chassis. Did you spray it with OSH flat black first? and then what did you use for the weathering? I do have to say that my favorite thing about the chassis is the yellow Air tank. I think it looks killer with all of the decals on it and love how it stands out. And I am picking your brain with the chassis because of my '32 Rad Rod project i started before the Army F/C, I want to go for that weathered look on the chassis like you have here. Looking forward to more updates Brother

Hi Chris........."Osh" flat black........then a wash with "Folk Art" Dark Gray.........then a wash with Umber........then a final wash with heavily thinned black........the yellow tank is the gas tank Brother..........thanks

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John... thanks my Big Brother!! Oops on calling the gas tank, the air tank :wacko: ...My bad...lol. I have some "Folk Art" medium gray since I couldn't find the dark gray. is the Umber a "folk art" paint too?? After I finish up my curbside '57 I may have to pull my '32 Rat rod out and tinker on in between working on the funny car. I am sanding the F/C chassis tonight in hopes of maybe getting color on it tomorrow since I was going to be shooting some color on the '57's interior. So stay tuned for tomorrow.... sorry to Hijack your thread ;). Ok back your beautiful build. I can't wait to see the paint on this one....

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John... thanks my Big Brother!! Oops on calling the gas tank, the air tank :wacko: ...My bad...lol. I have some "Folk Art" medium gray since I couldn't find the dark gray. is the Umber a "folk art" paint too?? After I finish up my curbside '57 I may have to pull my '32 Rat rod out and tinker on in between working on the funny car. I am sanding the F/C chassis tonight in hopes of maybe getting color on it tomorrow since I was going to be shooting some color on the '57's interior. So stay tuned for tomorrow.... sorry to Hijack your thread ;). Ok back your beautiful build. I can't wait to see the paint on this one....

"Folk Art" Raw Umber Brother. :)

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Just the stuff in the trunk is a work of art- this one's going to be SWEET!!!!

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What Chuck said times ten. Beautiful weathering on the frame.

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Looks awesome John. Your detailing is awesome. Keep it comin'.

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Great Detailing John!

Very Realistic... B)

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Well John, I am again in awe. It is not just that you do your work so well, you manage it so quickly. I found about 20 minutes or so at the bench this evening. LOL

Looking forward to more.

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Hello........thank you all for the kind comments........I really do appreciate them.......I stated on the engine........block painted Dupont Cadillac gold.....with Alclad and lightly weathered ........I used "Pro Tech": valve cover wing nuts, rubber fuel line,detailing wire and nut and bolt ends.......I also attached the front axle.......painted Alclad and lightly weathered .......I also made some friction shocks.......I still need to make a couple of anchors.......I will work on the carbs tomorrow........thanks for looking.

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Edited by John Teresi

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John.... Killer work Brother!! You have drooling over that Alclad work. That blower looks beautiful. I am gonna try your technique I need to improve my Alclad skills. That engine work is just gorgeous. I won't lie I am looking forward to seeing the paint on the body and how you will make it come to life.

Stephen.... Have you not seen John's mini me's that work for him?? Lol

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OMG!

And, you've got junk in yer trunk!

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I don't know what to say! Just remarkable woksmanship, and off the hook! Insane!

I really like this one!

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The engine details look nice and the trunk area is pretty far out.

I don't understand why the engine is mounted at such an extreme angle though? Doesn't seem like it's necessary for ground clearance or any other reason? Is the real car that way?

Edit - Just went back and looked and the engine in the real car is nearly level and in line with the differential. If you're going for scale fidelity what you have done would never work. Kind of undermines all the extra detailing. Just sayin'...

Edited by Dennis Lacy

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