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Hello everyone. I have posted anything in a while. Just wanted to pop-in and say Hi. Between work, helping my daughter with homework, and re-doing my kitchen, I haven't had much time to work on my models. Once I get my workshop cleaned up, I will be back at it.
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48 hours is just to get the first 4 items taken care of.
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Mixed black with gold metallic for the exhaust manifolds. Turned out pretty good. Now to paint the body. Still mastering the airbrush though.
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Well, it looks like the camaro will be getting an aluminum intake. It's hard to find burnt iron locally, and I don't like the way it looks. It called for burnt iron on the exhaust as well. Steel looks much more authentic. Want to do something for the exhaust manifolds. Maybe mixing flat black with a little gold metallic.
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I never saw a burnt iron intake manifold (you really can't trust the color call outs on the instructions). Exhaust manifolds quickly develop a rusty iron color, maybe try mixing some powdered rust into steel or silver?
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First time using the airbrush. Not too bad. Now just to master the right hand speed, and paint flow.
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DONE.....(finally)!!!! Didn't put the side decals on. A.) they ripped, and B.) I did not like how they looked. Been 17 years in the making.
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Very nice work man!
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Barracuda is almost complete. Just need to finish the front clip (second coat on trim), attach the front and rear bumpers, and decals.
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HELP!!! Trying to airbrush the body on the '85 Camaro with really bad results. A plastic primer seemscto be in order. I'm spraying using Wicked Colors.
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I personally have never used that brand of paint before, but yes, primering the body is key to a great finnish. After a few coats, take your sandpaper and knock it down a bit using a drop of dish soap in some warm water. (Go for the lighter grit) Dont sand to hard or you will have to break the primer out again. What your doing is taking the "eggshell" look off the primer before your base color coat. There are alot of defects on bare plastic that will bleed through no matter how dark your paint is. Primer hides these defects. Goodluck #James. I would recommend the same type primer for same type paint. When airbrushing, alot of light coats are better than one heavy coat, Try not to hide or destroy detail while painting or sanding as this is very easy to do. I hope these tips help you out. Peace.
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After much thinking, I have decided on the colors for the Camaros. The 1985 is being painted Crimson red, and the 1969 win be pearlized cobalt blue. Both from wicked.
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Great. Looking forward to seeing how it's going.
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Next build.
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DONE.....(finally)!!!! Didn't put the side decals on. A.) they ripped, and B.) I did not like how they looked. Been 17 years in the making.
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Barracuda should be done tonight. Not happy with the how it is finishing. Hood doesn't sit right bc of the cowl, and so interference issues. Anyone know of a good cement that doesn't get stringy??
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Thanks for the tip. I bought a kit with the liquid cement in it, so I'll try it out on my next build, which is a 1985 camaro rs.
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Airbrush kit is in!!! Now just to get used to using it. Lol....
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I plan on using it for more than models. I have an idea for a side business. Hopefully I can make some extra $$ with what I have in mind.
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