Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Tho I'd probably never build such a car, the umpteen variations of the old drag cars is intriguing. Great reference for these cars is georgeklass.net.   There are a crazy lot of pictures of them.

Cool build Dan.

Wow, that’s a great resource! Thanks for sharing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
On 2/28/2021 at 7:33 PM, Dan Hay said:

Quick update. Did some painting on the engine, fit the headers and grille. Definitely not lacking in attitude!

A1F8BF1A-8FEF-4007-B06D-6FF07BDA2EC9.jpeg

I like the gold grille shell, it’s ties the wheels into the whole look, 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Posted (edited)

I decided on a Tamiya minty green color, and put on a few decals.  I think it needs "something" but I'm not sure what that is. Maybe it's more decals?  I don't know.  The white roof insert and running boards will help it. Also I wired it and did a little more detail painting on the engine. 

Should the headers stay chrome, or paint them flat white? 

What else do you think it "needs"?

63694866906__FB3C6A63-6EFC-4749-84AF-5100E0019DA4.jpg

63694872094__08403799-05C4-48B7-BFDB-C3114E7A36CA.jpg

Edited by Dan Hay
Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh yeah, LOVE the color choice! I think the roof insert and running boards painted are what it needs. Flat white headers would tie into that nicely. 
 

Maybe a white grill insert, too?

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is looking really good. Contrasting roof insert and running boards would look good.

Some flat white headers with heat discoloration and a dark wash (to look like it was driven hard) would set the engine off nicely.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Dan, that looks tough as old boots!  The stance is prefect!  I have just done a custom 41 Plymouth in exactly the same colour.  The white certainly made a huge difference and I know what it feels like when you look at your own work, know you are not happy, but can't come up with a solution.  That's what makes this place so great!

I'm with David, a wash would look great on the grille.  Of late I have been using Tamiya dark grey wash, it seems to be less harsh than the black I used to use.

Another option might be to spray the insert black and then drybrush the bars with white.  I did that recently with a red revell 32 grille insert and was happy with the results.

Cheers

Alan

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the comments, I tried the black wash, over the white grill and it didn’t look right (no pic) so I repainted it white. The white doesn’t look great but it looks better than white with the black wash. Perhaps I should try the grey wash. Anyways, pretty much finished it minus one or two details to here are some finished pics.

0D0483A1-8DCA-4E82-AC50-0FC1BF819B1B.jpeg

5C733408-B3E5-4F48-81B6-175D1B76F29F.jpeg

D0B1BEA1-0B75-4A78-8483-D699D6929400.jpeg

0982D0A3-3897-4734-A933-03C9B3DA7529.jpeg

7808FD8F-EB97-44A3-B0BE-ECBB8955FA0F.jpeg

75F4B27E-7AA0-4577-84CD-AF29C84C0838.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, Dan, this turned out absolutely killer! It looks like an absolute bad ass ready to kill. I love everything about it.

As for the white grill... Everything always looks worse and exaggerated in digital close up pictures. I bet in person where the grill is only an inch tall it looks just fine.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...