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Post by ShawnS on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 2:07 pm

Hi guys.

Painting the Town Brown isn't just the title of Ween's Rockin' double live compilation,

it's also the theme of the last few weeks work. I was doing some more work on the body by giving the windows somewhere to fit when it dawned on me that the weather was suitable for painting. So I had to toss a coin to decide whether to finish the body or maximize the good painting conditions. I chose to get some painting done and leave the bodywork 'till after. I got all of the interior parts cleaned and prepped and dusted off the airbrush and went nuts.

Here's what I'm aiming for. Pictures aren't of the actual car but something similar. The colours differ because of the different light and photography conditions but I went by what I remember the real thing looked like.




I am using Vallejo acrylics for the first time. Most of the interior colours were mixed from several shades of brown/tan/sand/beige by eye.
 
The tub was painted and flocked with the pedals, speakers and mat added after.

The door panels.

The centre console.

The rear seat. The stripes were individually masked and brush painted. The belts and buckles are assorted items from several origins and the clamps are made from Evergreen styrene.


I added the front seat belt clamps.

The front seats in the 1:1 had sheepskin seat covers so I had to do them too. I started by filling in the big gaps and dips and sanding off the piping.

The seat was painted and 3 separate coats of TPB's off white flocking was layered on. I had some black textured adhesive material laying around so I cut some strips of that for the elastic straps on the back of the seats.


The dash was painted and detailed with a a photo etch set of keys in the ignition.

Done and dusted.







As I had the airbrush out I got to do the Alclad parts too. Fluked my best Alclad finish so far.
The wheels were painted and assembled.

The wheel backs.

I also did the wheel rims, headlight and taillight reflectors for both cars.


I'll try and figure out a few personal touches for the interior but other than that it's all done.

Time to go back to the body and get that done.

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Post by Deadly on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 2:28 pm

Unbelievable............................. simply UN-F'n-BELIEVABLE



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Post by allan on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 2:35 pm

wowwee wowwee A+ popcorn
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Post by mgy125 on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 2:45 pm

iagree ...this continues to impress.  Nice work.  Love the sheepskin seat covers.
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 6:54 pm

More magnificent work Shaun, love the way you did those skin covers too.
Greatly detailed.
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Post by Deaf as on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 7:10 pm

It's nearly a shame to hide it in the body! Great work!!
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Post by silverfox on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 8:09 am

More top class work , your skills are incredible , I am flat out building a kit out of the box .
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 9:39 am

Absolutely amazing work!...you kinda feel that once she's
finished you could almost jump in and drive her away!.
Brilliant. twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup twothumbsup
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 2:24 pm

Another amazing update!! That interior brings back childhood memories. Absolutely perfect. 10/10
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Post by zenrat on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 10:29 pm

You won't go wrong with Vallejo paints.
And it looks like you haven't.
Coming along nicely.

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Post by ShawnS on Tue 09 Dec 2014, 7:39 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated


RetrospectKustoms wrote: That interior brings back childhood memories.

Yeah I know how you feel. I think I did most of that interior by memory rather than checking my reference pics.

zenrat wrote:You won't go wrong with Vallejo paints.
And it looks like you haven't.
Coming along nicely.

They're not too bad with a brush either. It's almost time to retire the stinky little Humbrols. One thing I did find though was that if you need to use masking tape it's best to have a clear coat over them as the paint lifted off real easy. Once I hit the Vallejo with some Tamiya flat or semi-gloss clear coat the lift off problem went away.

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Post by zenrat on Sat 13 Dec 2014, 9:04 pm

Yeah, it's very soft paint.  I use it on model airplanes and it rubs off sharp edges real easy when handling it to paint camo.
What are you thinning it with?  I vary between water and Tamiya acrylic thinners.
I have tried using metho and it dries like a flash.

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Post by ShawnS on Mon 15 Dec 2014, 7:50 pm

zenrat wrote:Yeah, it's very soft paint.  I use it on model airplanes and it rubs off sharp edges real easy when handling it to paint camo.
What are you thinning it with?  I vary between water and Tamiya acrylic thinners.
I have tried using metho and it dries like a flash.

I used water. Didn't seem to have any probs after adding a couple of drops of water into the paint in the airbrush cup. Have you tried Windex? I've heard of people using Windex window cleaner to thin acrylic paints. Might give that a try too.
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Post by stump on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 4:51 pm

terrific
Shawn, this is nothing short of SPECTACULAR mate. I'm struggling to get my head around what you've actually done...
From scratch no less. Shocked
The seats, door panels, the dash and specially the stripe detail on the rear seat and sheepskin covers......Top shelf stuff mate, well done.  greatjob
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Post by Shoey on Wed 17 Dec 2014, 1:57 am

Everything that Stump said is spot on. I cannot wait to see this thing finished.
It would be great to see this on the table at our show in the near future.
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Post by ShawnS on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 5:58 pm

Thanks Stump, Shoey and the rest of you too. Final update before Xmas.

Still tweaking the body so it's on to the trailer. I wanted to do it with a worn but not excessively corroded look. The 1:1 was never damaged beyond any chips and scratches so at least I didn't have to show any sheet metal damage and I could just keep it to creative paint work. Not having done any serious weathering on anything it was all uncharted territory for me but I love jumping in the deep end so here's how it went.

This is where it started a long time ago.


Using these,

Some practice on a spoon to give me an idea of what to do.

Then I got into it.


I sprayed the AK worn effects fluid on the top and side surfaces and the heavy chipping fluid to the underside and after that was dry I mixed MRHobby gold acrylic with Windex window cleaner, 1 part of gold to 1 part Windex and shot it through the airbrush straight over the chipping fluid and the rust colour primer. I think it came out as a fairly accurate hammer finish gold.


I used these simple tools to slowly wear away the top layer of paint.

After the chipping was done it was time to hit it with several different rust colour washes and pigments.


Here's the end result.










I still need to do the wiring for the tail lights to the connector but that's no biggie.  I'm fairly pleased with that for a first attempt at weathering as I had no real idea about what i was doing. I think it may need a little more dust and grime underneath though. I'll think about it.

Have a good Chrissy guys
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Post by allan on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 6:22 pm

That's a neat little trailer,great weathering job on it too.
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Post by cdansie on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 9:02 pm

Simply outstanding!
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Post by zenrat on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 8:59 am

Apart from the fact it's gold not blue that could be my trailer.
Or one seen in thousands of Aussie back yards for that matter.
Excellent.
Will it have a proper No. plate, stickers (like mine), texter on cardboard, chalk or nothing?

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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:19 am

Good greif!!! That trailer looks amazing!! Well done. Only criticism is that the tyres look a bit clean. Otherwise, mind blown!!
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 11:51 am

Worn awesomeness !! That has come out brilliant mate.
Can I ask where you get your weathering products from? Do you get them locally here in Adelaide or an online source, I'd like to try those?
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Post by ShawnS on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 12:13 pm

zenrat wrote:Apart from the fact it's gold not blue that could be my trailer.
Or one seen in thousands of Aussie back yards for that matter.
Excellent.
Will it have a proper No. plate, stickers (like mine), texter on cardboard, chalk or nothing?

At the moment I'm unsure as to what to do about the numberplate. All we can remember was it was a normal trailer plate with black letters on a white background starting with the letter T. Unfortunately there aren't any photos of it and no one I asked can remember. It needs something that's for sure.

RetrospectKustoms wrote:Good greif!!! That trailer looks amazing!! Well done. Only criticism is that the tyres look a bit clean. Otherwise, mind blown!!

The tyres were always old but clean. I hit them with a few coats of flat clear to totally eliminate any sheen but if you've got any suggestions on how to improve them I'm all ears.

70cudatj wrote:Worn awesomeness !! That has come out brilliant mate.
Can I ask where you get your weathering products from? Do you get them locally here in Adelaide or an online source, I'd like to try those?

I couldnt find anything locally so I got them from http://bnamodelworld.com.au/

Thanks guys.

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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 12:59 pm

Thanks mate
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:09 pm

That is one brilliant job on the weathering Shaun, i have just about finished a rusty chev, and i know that weathering is a lot harder than making the buggers shine, great job mate.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 23 Dec 2014, 1:14 pm

Yeah Shaun, you can airbrush them lightly with some dirty browns, then give em a quick wipe. Or you could use the pigments on there. I've done both before and thought it was effective:




These were done using the pigments I have. I use ground up Artist pastels, quite cheap. Just play around with them. Don't like it?-Wipe them clean with a bit of water and start again! Have fun, hope this is helpful.
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