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Garage Queens 2019 Group Build
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ChurchSTSV
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC

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Looks like a neat masking job Charlie, what paint did you use for the chrome trim? Nice gloss on the red body work as well.

Great to see the Corvette back on the bench.

Cheers, D





Krylon!! It looked so good on a side project I did I wanted to try it on some trim. I really wasn't wanting to learn how to use Alclad! The bas coat is two coats of Tamiya red with two light and one heavy coat of Krylon clear.
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC

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I really wasn't wanting to learn how to use Alclad!



There's nothing to be scared of with Alclad, it's one of the easiest to use. I just use a Tamiya Acrylic Black for the base coat, gloss or semi-gloss depending on the finish I'm after, than just spray the Alclad (straight from the bottle into the airbrush) in several light coats at 12-15 psi to build up the colour density that I like.
The only thing that you need to watch is that it is a bit fragile and doesn't stand up to a lot of handling. Just have a look at the chrome trim on my 55 El Camino in this thread! I'm about to re-mask and respray the side trims on that one.

Now that the 51 Bel Air and 911 Slant Nose are off my bench, I will put the finishing touches on my build here.

Who else is still tinkering with the Queen in their garage?

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
I have to admit, not I. Since the cat knocked the K100 off the shelf chasing a mole/vole/"some sort of rodent", I put the pieces back in the box & haven't look at it since. But I have a W900 that I can finish, maybe.

Jim
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 01:03 AM UTC
Over the last couple of days I have been tinkering with the 55 El Camino. I resprayed the side chrome trim, touched up some chrome where it had worn off through handling, added the head light lenses, tail lights and front and rear bumper add-ons. For the moment it is done. I will come back to it to apply some weathering in the future but I need to work on my oil paint rendering technique on some paint mules first.
This is my third completion for 2019, very satisfying to get some solid progress.





As always, love to hear any comments. suggestions and critique.

I have loaded these images into the gallery as well.

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
OK, so it's a quiet Saturday morning, so why am I watching YouTube videos about car modeling?
Here's a fairly good one from the early 90's that covers a lot of territory on building, modifying, finishing and weathering car models. Even has nice things to say about good old Testor's tube cement. Considering it's the 90's there's not too much on foreign model supplies, mostly just Testors products.

How to Build Car Models