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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The very rarely seen HW 1963 Chevy Impala from the Affinity Series about 5 years ago.

Customized here in Apache Summer graphics using my new Far Out Flames.

While searching inventory for more HW 1964 Impalas I found a box of these 1963 Impalas I bought at a HW Convention years ago.
Originally about 4 bucks these are very clean, well made castings.
Some came with Gold Bases and Gold Wheels and some with Chrome Bases and Chrome Wheels.
This one with a Gold Base has Gold wheels that get Customized with some of my 6mm Custom Cut Chrome Center Caps.
Similar to the '47 Chevy wheels I posted, these '63 Impala Gold Wheels retain a thin sliver of Gold showing after the Chrome Center Cap is applied.
Just like a Gold beauty ring.
The Chrome Center Cap reflects the Gold and shifts from Chrome to Gold as you change the angle of the car.
The open end axles get covered up for a nice finished Custom appearance.

Filed, sanded and rubbed down with #3 Steel Wool.
Primered and then the roof is shot Shimrin White for a nice bright base color.
Then the roof is shot Molly Orange and InterCoat Cleared for taping purposes.
Roof is taped and then the body is shot Shimrin White.

Decals are applied for a full front cap wrap.
Front and Rear Windshield trim is added.
Headlights are detailed,
Center Caps Customize the factory wheels.

ClearCoated with House Of Kolor Urethane Enamel Clear and a dash of Brilliant Gold Pearl Powder.

All Products Used Are Exclusively House Of Kolor, Of Course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a pic of the original factory car right out of the blister for comparison,

The Urethane ClearCoat is curing on 2 more '63s and a bunch of '64s are finished awaiting pics.
All done in different versions of new Far Out Flames.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keeping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I really dig those psychedelic flames. They look great.
Thank you Ron,
I'm sitting here right now airbrushing some more in PhotoShop.
It takes all night to make about 10 differently colored images of the same style or to fit the same casting.
Then I pull them all up at the same time, I sit back and look them all over, 3 or 4 are okay, 3 are good and 3 are really good.

I keep the best ones and airbrush that background into flames that are designed to Custom fit other castings. Change a color or two here and there and you've got a whole new flame.

4 more new '64 Impalas and 6 Novas have their Primer drying on them.
Lots more to come, I'd just rather paint than take pictures at the moment.

Stay tuned, don't touch that dial,

Thanks again Ron, I always put a lot of stock in your replies,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keeping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Livin in an Altered State
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WoW! Nice '63s Pat!

Put some pearl white flames on that maroon stocker and you would have the SS I had in High School circa 1975.


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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Great looking Chevy Bud,

Thanks RoadRunner,

Superb work CP! Have you thought of doing some late '60s, early '70s van castings for for a 'Gratefull Deadhead' set :hat: ?

Thanks Smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've done a bunch of Grateful Dead stuff.
It never lasts long, somebody always wants it.

I made several Grateful Dead Dairy's, MatchBox Hearses, Jada COE Box Trucks, along with a slew of others done up in Album Covers, Filmore posters and images from the '60s and '70s.

I don't have pics of much but here's a couple of MBox Hearses,

I have a Jada COE Box Truck primered for some Grateful Dead graphics and I'll have it posted soon.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keedping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
The center caps on those white wall tires look pimpaliscious!:thumbsup:
Yes CraftyMore,
These are pretty decent wheels to begin with but the Moon Covers ala Center Caps make them really accent the job.

When I see this one I think of the old Journey album covers! Great work as always!

Thanks Stang,
I took a 3 week trip through 4 Corners, Winrock Arizona, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe.
The colors in the flames reminded me of all the different Indian Jewelery and crafts, Zuni, Hopi, Navajo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All that Art really makes an impression on a person

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
Keeping the ZING in CustomiZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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