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This is scratch built total custom of my own retro design. Built up with foam and bondo, then molded. This is the first resin casting pull from the mold,,,Chassis is heavily modified 57 Chevy..It is 16th scale over 1 foot long and 4" wide, Wheel base is 8". Paint is 99 cent rattle can burgundy sprayed outside. Hope you all like it.

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Sweet and swoopy, Ken! Good color, too. Care to share the paint can info; I'd like to pick up a can or two.

One problem with the car - it's the wrong scale! :D

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Sweet and swoopy, Ken! Good color, too. Care to share the paint can info; I'd like to pick up a can or two.

One problem with the car - it's the wrong scale! :D

I use the cheap rattle cans and spray it outside........we have a lot of trees. I do one thin coat and let it dry for 2 or 3 minutes ,,,,then a heavier coat....let it set a few minutes,,,,,,then heavier coat or 2 making sure for good coverage and smooth finish,,,,,,,it is learning how heavy you can spray and not having it run,,,,,,,,since I have been using only rattle cans for 50 years I have it down fairly good......this paint job took about 10 minutes to do....The chrome is bare metal foil....which I am not very good at,,,,I have just started using the bare metal this year and pleased with the outcome, Just a little more working with it I will get that down too.

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Nice and swoopy design, as much sculpture as model car.

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I use the cheap rattle cans and spray it outside........we have a lot of trees. I do one thin coat and let it dry for 2 or 3 minutes ,,,,then a heavier coat....let it set a few minutes,,,,,,then heavier coat or 2 making sure for good coverage and smooth finish,,,,,,,it is learning how heavy you can spray and not having it run,,,,,,,,since I have been using only rattle cans for 50 years I have it down fairly good......this paint job took about 10 minutes to do....The chrome is bare metal foil....which I am not very good at,,,,I have just started using the bare metal this year and pleased with the outcome, Just a little more working with it I will get that down too.

Kenn, this is remarkable, both in its design and execution. Love those lines!

If I may follow up on Rusty's paint question, I think he was wanting to find out a brand name and possibly where you bought it (chain store?) Being a fan of dark reds, I'd like to know too. Thanks!

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Nice job. Anyone who can sculpt an entire body like that and have it symmetrical earns a gold star in my book! :)

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I got the paint at wall mart........KRYLON BURGUNDY GLOSS......

Would never have guessed that. Thanks for the heads-up! It really photographs beautifully.

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A real "grand slam" on this project!

Taking someone else's dream and bringing it to life is a great talent.

BRAVO SIR!

I think you're getting the hang of bare metal foil also.

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This is what I would like to point at to a lot of people who say they can't afford model kits. What a piece of totally scratch building!!! I love it, what an inspiration.

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