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Dexter7713

Newbie trying barn find style 67 Dodge Coronet

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now that i clicked on the thumbnails......you nailed it. thats lookin great, not that it wasnt before......but now i saw it in greater detail.

once i started building weathered/rusty stuff there was no goin back to shiney........i havent built a shiney car in years....to me weathered is much more fun to work on, but i still like seeing those shiney cars!

cheers

bryan

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Looking really good. Your doing great for your first weathered build. There is a post in tips also on using salt to weather...

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looks prett good there. I use actual real rust out of the metal tubs we have here at work. I dry brush it over the top of the body and work it in with my fingers. Works pretty good if you have access to some...

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Well I couldn't be happier with all the support and kind words I'm getting on my first real detailed model. This is also my first ever weathered / barn find style build. Having been away from model for almost 20 years and even back then I was just gluing it together and not caring what it looked like it was just fun. This has blown my mind with how excited I get with each new step. And the tips and techniques I'm learning on this forum are great. I'm a ways off from finishing this one but already looking forward to the next build. Here's how this baby sits now. I sprayed a flat coat over the whole body. If anyone can give me tips on how to weather the windows as I don't have an airbrush I would be greatfull. Hope you like it so far.

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I use very fine steel wool on the windows, lightly around the edges until I get the look I want. Baby steps... A little watered down brown acrylic paint works well on top of that. Mix in a little black pastel chalk powder to grunge it up a bit. The nice thing about using a water based paint it is will wash off if you don't like the look and want to start over. Add a couple of bullet holes by twisting an exacto knife blade into the glass on the outside and moreso on the inside, since bullets tend to spider the glass a bit as the bullet passes through. Scratch in the spider look with short strokes using the blade. Add some cracks by scoring the glass with the exacto knife. Just some ways I've done it.

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Nice work TJ,I have just started weathering myself and i must say your off to a great start.

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Another tip for adding rust, is a little flat clear brushed on then sprinled with talcum. After thats good and dry blow off the excess talc and use a rust colored acrylic wash over it. The talc will pick up the pigment. Everything Mike mentioned is spot on.

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It looks great. I would "dirty up" the motor, a bit more. See if you can find some cheap, black, acrylic paint (arts & crafts store like Michael's), thin it with water, & brush it on. Then maybe some earth tone pastels (sand some off, really fine) for dust. I've heard it here, the secret of weathering is knowing when to stop.

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If you ever want real rust fast, a friend told me to wet steel wool to rub in the paint and clear. I have not tried it but he built weathered models all the time....

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Well she's coming together now. Hit almost the whole chassis and interior with pastels I picked up today. Not sure if I got the right stuff chalk seemed a bit too hard to just brush on had to sand blocks down and use the powder but I dig the results either way. Let me know what you think.

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Got the motor weathered pretty good

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Chassis is getting closer

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Got the sagging headliner in

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very nice ! i would suggest taking some rust colored paint and with a fine brush by hand brush over the earea's where the styrene is showing ...

also what really works magic is some rust pigment powder , when its completly done apply some rust powder to certain earea's where you want it to look more rusted

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Well she's all done! Just buttoned everything up and snapped these pics. Hope it meets approval of the talented builders on this forum.

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Very very nice! I never would have guessed this is your first weathered ride!

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Very very nice! I never would have guessed this is your first weathered ride!

Yes it is. I'm very happy with it being my first weathered build and first build in over 15 years. I always glued stuff together and painted it cause I was too young to appreciate it. Thank you for the kind words.

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very nice work on a rust bucket barn find, me i prefer shiny and i still havent mastered that, but i have many years left to learn so maybe some day rust will happen.

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