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patine-eight revell 58 budget lowrider

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finally finished after to failed roof pattern designs .happy and love the last one ..null_zps88c12c1d.jpgnull_zps5e9bea15.jpgnull_zpsb83b8415.jpg

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I have to wonder about a glass smooth, shiny, elaborate custom paint job on the roof of an otherwise faded and worn car. And the wheels seem to be sticking way out of the tires... :blink:

BTW... your interior photo is backwards... unless this is a rare right-hand drive Impala! ^_^

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Interesting save. That paneled roof is terrific! Dig those stretched tires too.

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It's actually a fairly common trend in the lead sled world to have the roof finished and the car unfinished. I think it looks great! Very nice weathering on the paint. I do agree with Harry about the tires though. Love the rims though, seems like they just need some wide whites on them.

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It's actually a fairly common trend in the lead sled world to have the roof finished and the car unfinished.

Never heard of such a thing.

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its actually very common. in most cases it would be a flat a paint or primer job on the body .as far as the wheels that's how they look on a 1:1 tire and wheel combo . they mount a 5.2 tire usually on a 7-7.5" rim which gives it a lot protruding lip. i actually mount the reverse wheels on their 5.20 style wheel . I spoke to joe at Pegasus about their 5.20 tire having the option of a wider white wall, they do have them for the crossbars and I managed to snag a few sets mounted on the soveriegns . thanks for all comments.

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Nice build and great looking interior...

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Looks good!

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I like it, looks kool to me..... Then again I love anything with patina on it.....

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Very NICE weathering job!! :D

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Great job!

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Weren't Wide Whites out-of-style by the early sixties ?

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Nice! I'm digging this one.

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Very cool!!!

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Great looking build! The patina is very realistic!

Awesome interior too!

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Weren't Wide Whites out-of-style by the early sixties ?

They were, but it's 2014 now :)

Looks cool - nice work on the model.

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thanks for all compliments !!! yeah some members just seem to be a lil I wouldn't say harsh but maybe mislead even when I haven't seen anything they've done. but anywho as far as the interior its just the app I used the pic is flipped to make the layout more appealing but a right hand drive on a lowrider is very common in japan which has an extensive community.

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I can do shiny too

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Very sharp work on this one - reminds me of some of the ones I've seen on the H.A.M.B. with the same treatment. One minor suggestion - you need a little patina/wear on top of the door from the driver's elbow! ;)

Edit: Do you have a rear view shot of it?

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I CAN DIG IT!!

Harry, if you haven't, you should check out Gary Seeds work... He paints real cars patterns mostly 60s and 70s style lowriders, but he did a 1:1 53 Bel Air I believe... It was patina but the roof was patterned very beautiful work with mexican blankets over the front and rear seats... If I can find the pic, I'll post it up ...

I agree the rims need to be sunken in more so they fit better on the tires.... Otherwise this is killer!

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hers a few more pic's a few from the rear. and your right forgot that elbow grease. keep in mind this is my first attempt at a patina finish as well as graphics on a model .null_zpse199eede.jpgnull_zps9abccca0.jpgnull_zpscebb9276.jpg

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Well executed in all areas, including the fit of the wheels and tires. Very nice.

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I love your work, shiny and unshiny

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Not my style, but I can certainly appreciate the fine craftsmanship. Nice precision painting on the roof.

The ultra shiny chrome looks out of place to me on the weathered body. Is this part of the style?

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Dude, you gotta show more of that roadster!!!!!!!!!

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