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jrw1621 SuperDork
2/5/12 9:53 a.m.

I was watching live last weekend and back onto it again.

RealMiniDriver SuperDork
2/5/12 11:00 a.m.

Yes, still interested.

JamesMcD Reader
2/5/12 11:11 a.m.

Cool thread, Javelin.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:38 a.m.

Next I painted the dash flat black. It's "rough" looking on purpose. The instructions stated that the dash had textured paint for glare reduction.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:38 a.m.

The front grill was also painted flat black.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:40 a.m.

Then I started painting details, such as the gauges in Chrome.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:42 a.m.

Also the headlight bucket backs, and not seen, the rear latches.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:49 a.m.

And the exhaust pipes also received a coat of Chrome with some Gloss Black in the outlets themselves.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:50 a.m.

Meanwhile the steering wheel had the column and mount painted Flat Black and the spokes done in Chrome.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:51 a.m.

A third coat of Leather went on, the chassis tubes were touched up, and Chrome applied to the fire bottle bracket. The interior tub is now finished.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 11:52 a.m.

The chassis pan was also finished up with some more Gloss Black, this time on the exposed portions of the axles and the rear of the chassis tubing.

VonSmallhausen Reader
2/5/12 12:06 p.m.

This makes me want to bring some of my models to school with me

AndreGT6 Dork
2/5/12 12:07 p.m.

Very well done...

I miss model building. Way cheaper then racing hehe.

Would you consider the dirty race car look?

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 12:25 p.m.

I did the dirty race car trick on my Datsun rally car, it looks sweet. This one I don't think I will.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette Dork
2/5/12 1:40 p.m.


vwcorvette HalfDork
2/5/12 3:05 p.m.

Continue, s' il vous plait.

Nice work. Really like that with a little detail painting the car really starts to stand out.

DrBoost SuperDork
2/5/12 6:45 p.m.

I wish I had the time to build models again. I used to wire up headlights and tail lights. I even did a car where I ran fiber optics from the headlights to the gauges. I must say, it was COOL!

LopRacer Reader
2/5/12 6:53 p.m.

More inspiration to get back into making things and scale work. Love it.

RealMiniDriver SuperDork
2/5/12 7:55 p.m.

I'm tempted to pull out one of the many unfinished kits I have.

Javelin wrote: And the exhaust pipes also received a coat of Chrome with some Gloss Black in the outlets themselves.

I used to take a pin drill and hollow out the exhaust outlets, about 1/8-3/16" deep.

Javelin SuperDork
2/5/12 10:34 p.m.

Had I been super-detailing this kit, I too would have drilled out the tips. As it is, it's supposed to be a fun "quickie" to get me back in the mood.

RealMiniDriver SuperDork
2/6/12 5:31 a.m.

In reply to Javelin:


bravenrace SuperDork
2/6/12 6:05 a.m.

Hey Jav, could you add some details about how you painted the little stuff like the dash, gauges, fire extinguisher, etc..?

RossD SuperDork
2/6/12 7:24 a.m.

This has inspired me to try my hand at models; I bought a 1985 SVO Mustang. I need to open it up and get some paint...

Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
2/6/12 8:42 a.m.

I am watching too. I got my oldest son and Aitfix Gulf BDR9 that we are going to start next month.

Javelin SuperDork
2/6/12 10:52 a.m.
bravenrace wrote: Hey Jav, could you add some details about how you painted the little stuff like the dash, gauges, fire extinguisher, etc..?

Ah! Sure. For that you'll want a selection of paint colors. Again, I much prefer the new water-based Acrylics (Testor's Model Master Acryl is my brand of choice) as they are easier to clean, dry faster, and don't smell. You'll also need a selection of brushes. For these, I like buying the multi-sets at an art store. You'll want a 0, 00, 000, and 0000 minimum (progressively smaller).

For the interior on example, I used a 0 for the flat black dash, being very careful at the edges, and then I stroked the brush over the paint as it was almost dry to get the "texture" (acryl normally lays down very smooth). The gauges I did with a 000. The trick is to dip the brush in the paint slightly (try not to go past the bristles into the metal if you can help it), and then wipe the brush on the lip of the paint jar to get the initial "blotch" off of the brush. The keys are really practice and patience.

Another thing to remember, especially with brush details, is that you can ALWAYS go back over it if you make a mistake. In the interior again as an example, I had to touch up the Gloss Black bars around the fire bottle as the Gloss Red bled to them, and I had to touch the Leather up after the Chrome bled a little as well. If you mess up, just let it dry completely, and come back and re-touch it.

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