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John Goschke

'58 Fairlane 500 Semi-Custom! Finished at Last!

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This is going to be a beautiful model!

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This model is turning out so nice. Hard to believe it would look this good after seeing what you started with. I just noticed the rounded corners in the leading edge of the hood, that is a custom touch that you just don't see anymore. I think it looks perfect with the theme of your build.

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Finally, we have color! Next, masking for outlines and scallops! The purple will get a touch darker and deeper with clear over it.

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Personally, I think that bright greens & purples have been extremely over done in recent years, but I like this one.

It looks to be a little more on the blue side, which is refreshing.

If I see another bright, "day glow" green on a classic car, I seriously think I'm going to puke!!!

There were so many classy, interesting, rich, purples & greens back in the '50s & '60s, that, for the life of me, I can't imagine why anyone would use those gaudy modern colors on a beautiful car.

There's no faster way to completely destroy a work of art than wrapping it in layers of putrid paint!

Sorry, I had to vent a little. :rolleyes:

I like your color choice John! ;)

 

Steve

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Bitchin color can"t wait to see it foiled !! Been watching this for a while now

 

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On 2/11/2018 at 8:17 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

Personally, I think that bright greens & purples have been extremely over done in recent years, but I like this one.

It looks to be a little more on the blue side, which is refreshing.

If I see another bright, "day glow" green on a classic car, I seriously think I'm going to puke!!!

There were so many classy, interesting, rich, purples & greens back in the '50s & '60s, that, for the life of me, I can't imagine why anyone would use those gaudy modern colors on a beautiful car.

There's no faster way to completely destroy a work of art than wrapping it in layers of putrid paint!

Sorry, I had to vent a little. :rolleyes:

I like your color choice John! ;)

 

Steve

Thanks, Steve!  I hear you on the neon greens and bright purples. Not here. My mix here is a bit more blue than what I was originally considering, and will change a bit with clear on it.

On 2/12/2018 at 2:43 AM, milo1303s said:

Bitchin color can"t wait to see it foiled !! Been watching this for a while now

 

Thanks, Bob!  I've still got another paint step, plus clear before foil, so it'll be a while. But I'm anxious to see it done, too!

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Wow that looks good. I like the way you echoed the side trim there on the door panels and The T-Bird console is brilliant. Not sure about the speaker grill there on the dash but that's just me. Well done sir!

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You keep raising the bar on this one!! WOW!! Can't wait to see it finished.

Dennis

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are the tail lights from a 66 Tbird kit?  Looks kike an interesting project.

 

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Painting process mostly finished with clear coats but no polishing yet. All preceded by the usual 12 hours of masking! Highlighting the grooves in the roof in the light purple I was using for the outlines and scallops on the body against pearl white turned out to be an ugly idea so I ultimately decided to go with the same lighter purple for the entire roof.

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Man, that's really going to pop once you polish it. You're in the home stretch, can't wait to see it done.

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On 3/1/2018 at 2:31 PM, Limeyglue said:

really like the paint your'e masking went really well!

Thanks, Lee!  The masking went well until I ran out of the black tape and had to order more online then wait five days for delivery. Sure looked like there was enough on the roll!

On 3/1/2018 at 2:31 PM, Mr. Metallic said:

Man, that's really going to pop once you polish it. You're in the home stretch, can't wait to see it done.

Thanks, Craig!  I can't wait either! Wish I could click my heels and say "There's no model like a done one!," and poof, it'd be finished and ready for photos!

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Looking real good. I like the paint work, best of luck with the rest. 

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