Yes Joel. The last time I brushed painted a model car body I was probably 10 yo! On this one I primered it, sprayed flat black dusted a little more primer on the roof (probably didn't need anymore primer but this was my first try at this) Then brushed very lightly Turquise on the drivers door and a few spots here and there then started covering it all with a wash of acrylic burnt seinna. I kept adding washes until I was happy with the effect. The dash was done with just the washes until I thought it looked good, Then dabbed a little acrylic burnt unser in spots. I'll try and get some shots of the products I used and post them.
Thanks John. I appreaciate your comments! I have today and tomorrow off from work so I am able to devote some undivided attention to this project! First I searched around until I found the coffee stirring sticks I bought a few months back. They are thinner and narrower than craft (popsicle) sticks and I think they look to be more in scale. I added a few supports in the bed and made a floor out of the sticks then trimmed it to fit.[/URL]
Next I strarted looking for a suitable radiator surround. I had it in my mind that I wanted something that hinted to the original frontend. Digging though my junk parts stash I found this custom front end from a 57? maybe 58? Chevy kit. It had a nice shape to it and I trimmed it down for the grille (that I had previously shortened).
I really like the bed. Are you going to stain it to bring out the grain?
I was thinking about leaving it like it is. I may change my mind later but if I do I will experiment on some of the left over sticks first.
Wet them a little, it makes the grain stand up, and then lightly sand them, makes the grain stand out, then use something like Golden Oak for a light color or walnut for a dark color or whatever you like. Those sticks have a good grain pattern in them they would look great with a stain. IMO. If you want the grain to REALLY stand out, wet them and hold them over the flame on your stove enough to warm them but not burn them and then sand them.
I've been having issues with photo bucket this afternoon, but think I may have it worked out now....Here's the rest of the grille pictures I took this morning.[URL=http://s868.photobucket.com/user/alangri_2000/media/20161208_115104_zpsst3gxozf.jpg.html][/URL]
DeeCee: Looking at a late night, but the Camaro will be done by sun up !!
Apr 30, 2020 4:04:09 GMT -7
stitchdup: Is the sun up down your way yet mate?
Apr 30, 2020 14:39:03 GMT -7
DeeCee: Is now mate, i'll get pics before it rains i hope.
Apr 30, 2020 16:25:44 GMT -7
DeeCee: VOTING POLLS are up everybody..
May 1, 2020 17:09:50 GMT -7
aussiemodler: What is the admin teams thoughts on a diorama thread? Like build, tips and tricks, you know, somewhere to show off what you have done to make our cars look more realistic.
May 4, 2020 15:06:50 GMT -7
DeeCee: Hey Aussie, there is a dio thread "in the shop" and "on the road " section, but I could possible make it more visual if we need to.
May 4, 2020 17:46:10 GMT -7
aussiemodler: Eighth, in the open you eyes section. Cheers Dale.
May 4, 2020 20:12:21 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: I miss you guys... I miss the hobby... Keep at it you all, awesome website you have built here, YOU ALL ROCK...
May 5, 2020 11:34:38 GMT -7
mustang1989: Good to see you Tom. Miss you too pal. Hope you can get back to it soon...
May 5, 2020 13:25:13 GMT -7
stitchdup: Tom its really easy to pick up glue instead of a plectrum.... jus sayin lol
May 5, 2020 14:13:02 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS ON 3 MAGNIFICENT LOOKING BUILDS GUYS !!! Well done yet again everybody.
May 8, 2020 3:10:25 GMT -7
sharp: CONGRATS GUYS!!
May 8, 2020 18:12:25 GMT -7
lowlife: Congratulations to all this month's winners, great job guys !
May 11, 2020 5:31:48 GMT -7
DeeCee: 3 Month build off voting is up everyone... Thanks for your patience on this one, life does get in the way sometimes
May 13, 2020 4:49:37 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: Who is up for some Corona this weekend!! Gonna be drinking hard, putting some finishing touches on a few tracks, OH YEAH!! Stay safe every one!! Keep on sniffing that stuff!! Ha!
May 15, 2020 7:37:22 GMT -7
DeeCee: Corona's are a perfect beer, i just wish they didn't name a disease after it! Stay cool Tom, and see you back soon man..
May 16, 2020 4:01:56 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: You know it Dale, the way I look at it, lets have a Corona and tell ourselves its an antibody drink!! Ha!! Cheers!!
May 21, 2020 11:59:33 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: Dammit guys, now you gots me commenting on builds. You all are a bad influence, giving me the itch to bring back the bench! Ha!
May 21, 2020 12:30:32 GMT -7
DeeCee: You can't fight it Tom, almost time to return to the dark side..
May 22, 2020 4:38:09 GMT -7
stitchdup: Tom all your friends are doing it!!
May 25, 2020 5:39:24 GMT -7