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Here's a couple of NASCAR Customs in the next installment of an All Chevy run of Customs I'm making for my good friend Bud Harris of SugarLand, Texas.

35 Collectors out there have one of my first run of 66 Nova's purchased in my room at the Dearborn Nationals a couple of years back.









These little 66 Nova's are great, especially the FE's with white interiors.
The following pics are of my new Custom NASCAR versions.

Stripped and then filed and sanded of all casting imperfections.

Window openings and wheel wells are filed and sanded smooth.
Rubbed down with #3 Steel Wool, then brushed with a soft Brass Brush and washed with soap, water and a toothbrush.
Dried with a chamois to eliminate the chance of any lint sticking to the raw castings before being primered.
These simple actions will bring a huge upgrade to the appearance of your finished cars.

Primered and shot a glossy Shimrin White.
Decaled, detailed with Taillights and front and rear windshield trim,
Finished out with my Custom Cut Chrome Center Caps in 3mm size.

ClearCoated with HOK Urethane Enamel Clear and a dash of Bright Gold Pearl .

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

Their roofs were all first shot, then taped and the bodies were painted.
House Of Kolor Bright Lemon Yellow, Euro Red and Tangelo Pearl.

Tamiya Masking Tape for easy release, crisp lines and no bleed under,

Clear InkJet Decal Paper from Papilio.com









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Next up in this series of NASCAR Customs,
HW '47 Chevy's and more Nova's,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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Thanks SS,
I'm really liking the way all these Chevy's have turned out.
That Glossy Shimrin White just screams NASCAR from the 60's and 70's.
The Gold Pearl Powder shines out in the sunlight.

I've already sold 4 of the Chevelles to a guy over on a Modeling/AirBrushing site that checks in here.
He'll get his own name and one line of info on the trunk.

I'll be offering these same Custom NASCARS on The Toy Peddler as a Pick Your Own Casting, Pick Your Own Color, Pick Your Own Flames and Get Your Own Name and Info on the trunk.

Thanks again,
always enjoy reading your replies,

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Let me know when they hit TTP!
 

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Sweet job Pat! This Chevy is a nice little casting. I think I like the one with the blue/red flame combination best. Ties in nicely with the blue windshield.
 

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Let me know when they hit TTP!
Sure Bob, thanks, will do,

Thanks Bill,

Thanks Bud,
I've got 30 of these finished and so far only 1, a Chevelle, has a duplicate.

Thanks for picking up those '67 Fairlanes, Classic Camaro Convertibles and Camaro Hardtops.

Stay tuned for some '47 Chevy's and more Camaro's.

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Sweet job Pat! This Chevy is a nice little casting. I think I like the one with the blue/red flame combination best. Ties in nicely with the blue windshield.
Thanks Bill,
I call that set SuperMan Flames from the obvious colors.
I'd be happy if all castings came with White interiors and Blue or Clear windows.

Each individual tongue of flame is created from several layers and parts.
This way I can alter 1 color or all colors for an endless variety of color combinations.

Nothing like PhotoShop for Custom Graphics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What can I say, Pat. Just outstanding work as always. It's going to be hard to give some of them away. THANKS AGAIN !
BUD
Where yat Bud,

Looks like I'm not the only one glad to see you posting.
Hope you'll post often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been giving some thought to packaging for these NASCAR Customs.
Since you'll be flying to California and may be limited for room, I won't use the normal ClamShells I've employed for the past few years,

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I made up some badge type business cards to accompany these and will simply enclose the cars in small zip type baggies.
Header cards have to be folded and stapled, then they get torn when the bag is opened.
But these badges with your contact info will remain undamaged and you can just hand them out with your Custom NASCARS.

I'll post pics of the image in a day or two.

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Those are fantastic looking Pat!
Thanks James,

The HW '66 Nova is one of several Chevy's HW makes that allow you to wrap the whole front cap in flames and then reinsert the base and grill for a perfect look of flames roaring back out of the Hood and Fender wells.

I just found 2 cases of HW '65 Impalas I clean forgot I had.
There's 4 in the Stripper right now.

Stay tuned for more Chevy NASCAR Customs, on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks James,

The HW '66 Nova is one of several Chevy's HW makes that allow you to wrap the whole front cap in flames and then reinsert the base and grill for a perfect look of flames roaring back out of the Hood and Fender wells.

I just found 2 cases of HW '65 Impalas I clean forgot I had.
There's 4 in the Stripper right now.

Stay tuned for more Chevy NASCAR Customs, on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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CP,
Damn those a sweet lookers. Great color combos! :thumbsup::thumbsup: rr
Thanks RR,
Putting the right colors together can sometimes make the difference between a base hit and a home run.

Good colors and good graphics really turn a casting around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is my first post on HT.
I must say, all the Cadillac Pat Customs are unbelievable, and far nicer than I could ever do.
But the stripes on the Novas at the top of this thread are my absolute favorite. Great design. And gorgeous paintwork.
Thanks so much for taking the extra time to photograph and document all the various steps/procedures. Very nice of you to do all that, when you clearly don't have to.
I appreciate the craftsmanship as a modeler. I appreciate the decals and designs as an artist. I appreciate you sharing them as a person. And I appreciate the fact that they're Hot Wheels, as an American kid who was 6 years old (perfect!) in 1968. :thumbsup:
 

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This is my first post on HT.
I must say, all the Cadillac Pat Customs are unbelievable, and far nicer than I could ever do.
But the stripes on the Novas at the top of this thread are my absolute favorite. Great design. And gorgeous paintwork.
Thanks so much for taking the extra time to photograph and document all the various steps/procedures. Very nice of you to do all that, when you clearly don't have to.
I appreciate the craftsmanship as a modeler. I appreciate the decals and designs as an artist. I appreciate you sharing them as a person. And I appreciate the fact that they're Hot Wheels, as an American kid who was 6 years old (perfect!) in 1968. :thumbsup:

Welcome to HobbyTalk GluePuttyPaint,
I recognize your name as you have been part of this group for some time now.
I'm glad to see you posting and certainly proud of what you have to say about my participation in our Customizing Community.

Sharing my Customizing techniques just comes natural for me and banging it out on the keyboard only takes a couple of minutes.
I see a lot of my Tips and Techniques copied almost verbatim and reposted but that just means someone is taking the time to read and use them.

There's are others here who enjoy sharing their procedures in detail and more who are beginning to.

Hope you find the urge to post more,
Thanks for the good words,
Let me know if you ever need any Custom work,

Oh yeah,
I may have one of those Nova's you mentioned at the very top of this post, stuck back in the China Cabinet. 30 of them were sold at the Dearborn Convention.
Email me your Address, at,

[email protected]

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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