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  1. Thanks guys. The interior colors are from flat Tamiya Acrylics, they were airbrushed.



    What flat coat are you using on the fabric interior areas (seats, etc.)? One of the things that makes it look so realistic is the contrast between your shiny exterior and the dead flat fabrics of the interior. Thanks!


    GIL :smiley16:

  2. The seats were painted flat red at the start and before applying the piping of course. I grabbed a toothpick and applied very small amounts of crazy glue on the wire first and then went ahead and started pressing it in place slowly and in sections while following the contours of the seats. Make sure the wire is stretched firmly first before applying it. You will surely notice small patches of super glue once done, it's inevitable being that the seat was flat and the glue dries glossy. No need to worry, just lightly add some clear to the seats from a distance. This will give it a slight vinylish look as seen in the pictures. It will tone everything up but make sure you don't go overboard with the clear, you want to achieve a satiny look.....

  3. Lovely, as always Marcos! I can't quite nail down the color though.....gunmetal, or some other dark shade but less-than-black? Also, the vinyl roof looks great (and very period too). Is it just painted, or did you have to augment (texture) it to improve the look? Thanks for sharing!


    GIL :smiley16:

    Thanks guys. The color is black, it was photographed in my light booth but I will have to work with the lighting to see if I can get the right colors. I usually take pictures outside in natural lighting but it's been nasty outside the last couple of days. The texture of the roof was simulated simply by shooting the color far away from the subject; this creates heavy orange peel which is what you should go for when simulating vinyl tops.....
  4. Thanks Gary. I like using flat colors for my base whenever possible. They lay down much thinner and with much less orange peel so the wetsanding process is facilitated. They also preserve the small and subtle details of the body making it even easier when the time comes to add bare metal foil.

    Man...that looks GREAT. A beautiful job Cruz! Did using the flat yellow under the gloss enable you to shoot less coats of the gloss? Man...that's a very clean build.

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  5. Here to help in any way I can!!

    Welcome Marcos! Glad to have another "automotive" enthusiast here with us! Like most people, I really admire those who can do what I cannot, and I have not yet found the witch doctor, charms, spells, and correct incantations to help me get a great gloss paint job on my occasional car build! Sounds like you might just be able to point me in the right direction!


    Have fun!


    GIL :smiley16:

  6. This is based on the new Revell kit. Paint is Testor's enamel Flat Red with Testor's Lacquer Wet Look Clear, wetsanded, polished and waxed to perfection. I used Model Car Garage's '62 Corvette Detail Set for the various P/E items around the build. Tires are from the AMT Custom and Competition tires, I was not too crazy about the ones in the kit. Engine is plumbed and wired for extra details. I also Alcladed the bumpers.


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