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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2020, 05:57:25 am »
Body is resisting paint.  I'm having trouble getting even coverage.
Nobody panic.  I have a plan...

I hope it's a cunning one ?  :angel:
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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2020, 06:59:20 am »
Body is resisting paint.  I'm having trouble getting even coverage.
Nobody panic.  I have a plan...

I hope it's a cunning one ?  :angel:

Probably one so cunning, you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel
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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2020, 03:15:49 am »
As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University...

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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2020, 09:09:58 pm »
As I said elsewhere;
My cunning plan worked and I got some colour to behave on the Dodge ute.
Dodge A100 WIP 07-02-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
That's Vallejo Model Colour Pale Sand acrylic.  I had been thinning it with water previously when it was misbehaving.  This has worked fine in the past but this time I couldn't get an even finish.
So, instead, after a test to make sure nothing nasty happened when I mixed them, I thinned it with metho (methylated spirits - in Aus this is clear, not dyed purple like in the UK).
Result was what you see here.  A nice smooth even coat of colour with good coverage.  Dead flat finish but gloss clear will take cars of that after I add some red to the scheme.


While the paint hardens off (i'll give it another day before I put tape on it) i've been working on the engine cover.  The new engine is wider than the stock 273 wedge V8 (due to those big Hemi heads) so i've removed the sides of the stock cover and will be replacing them with windows (because there is no point in swapping the engine is I then hide it under a cover).
Dodge A100 WIP 09-02-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr



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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2020, 01:23:04 am »
Change of plan.
I started masking for the paint (stripes down the sides) but then got to thinking that it could really do with something a bit fancy along the sides.
So i've been having a rummage through my decal stash and have found something I think could work.
But first i'll need to clear the body.
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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2020, 11:46:06 pm »
Progress on the engine cover.
Dodge A100 WIP 11-02-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
I'm using this as a testbed for the technique i was thinking of using to build Blue Thunders canopy - evergreen I beam and angle section into which cut to size clear acetate sits.

No clear on the body yet.  It's just too humid.  I have a feeling i'm not going to finish by Friday.
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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2020, 12:13:21 am »
OK.  Out of time.

I don't want another extension but I will finish it and post progress.

Chris, please move it to the Current and Finished Projects - Cars slot.

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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2020, 06:20:44 am »
Moved as per request
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Re: Dodge A100
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2020, 02:19:02 am »
Thanks man.

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