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my first model 1955 pro street chevy


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its was a gift and i hadnt built anything in many years i used to paint little war hammer men and in high school for fun and never even learned how to play the game lol i am a car guy got this as a xmass gag gift and figured why not and went after it i didnt get to crazy and went box stock other than the decals are from a nascar

i faded the paint from top to bottom with rattle cans only using some metal style purple for the top into black on the bottom and like i said only thing not box stock was the decals thought about adding wiring ect but it was the first one and when i finished i put it up and was hooked and went for a new kit right away that is a 70 chevelle in the workbench section that i took all i dint like from this one and applyed to the next one i wired the chevelle and thought about going back into this one and cleaning it up some more paint wise and wiring it but it was the first and i want to show my progression so im leaving it the way i made it at the time as i will do with all my cars to show progression DSCF0700.jpgDSCF0701.jpgDSCF0702.jpgDSCF0703.jpgDSCF0704.jpgDSCF0706.jpgDSCF0710.jpgDSCF0711.jpgDSCF0712.jpgDSCF0714.jpg

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That's very nice, especially for your first one! The Faded Paint Job turned out fantastic, I have never tried it, but it can't be easy to do. I like the look of it without the Scoop on the hood, looks "Not So Professional" Drag Car.

Minor thing - it is not Pro Street. Pro Street is a car that can be driven on the street, but this one has Racing tires, Engine and full Tube chassis. So it's more like Pro Sportsman, as the box says. ;)

i want to show my progression so im leaving it the way i made it at the time

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thank you it was fun its not perfect by any means but it was truely my first car modle and my first paint job in many years like i said i painted the warhammer little army men for fun about 8 years ago and took many art classes in high school and what not but havent done anything then picked this up ....i did repaint the body like 3 or 4 times to get the fade the way i liked it it started out all purple and i didnt like it then went black and it was all too dark with no contrast so i pained it all purple and while the paint was wet i fadde the bottom following the body lines it was done with a simple rattle can thats it i dont have an air brush but im in the market for one its just i dont know what to buy and ive never used one so i dont want to spend 100 bucks and break it right away i wish i could try one out before i bought it and see if its something i could handle

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If you can do that with rattle cans, you'll do just fine with a single action airbrush like a Badger 350 for starts. Affordable, durable and forgiving, pretty simple to use, clean and maintain. Well done on the 55.

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WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD AIRBRUSH FOR A FIRST TIMER ?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE AND DOUBLE ACTION?

AND WHAT SHOULD I PAY FOR ONE ?

DO THEY USE ACRILIC PAINT NOT TESTORS OR MODEL MASTERS PAINT THAT IVE BEEN USING?

WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD REASONABLE SET UP TO BUY FOR A FIRST TIMER THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO GROW WITH IT AS I AM REALLY STARTING TO GET FRUSTRATED WITH THE RATTLE CAN I CANT GET THE DETAIL I WANT AND TAPING IS REALLY GETTING HARD ON THE SMALL STUFF WITH RATTLE CAN ANY AIRBRUSH HELP WOULD BE GREAT THANX GUYS ON THE COMMENTS THIS WAS A FUN BUILD AND I AM DOING IT AGAIN AND AGAIN THE MORE I BUILD THE BETTER THEY COME OUT ON A ":CARS IVE HAD IN THE PAST" KICK RIGHT NOW THANKS AGAIN

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