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Here's another portion of the Custom NASCAR Chevy's I'm making for Bud.

The HW 47 Chevy is quite a chore to clean up for Customizing.
It comes with mucho excess baggage.
Harsh casting lines everywhere, rough window edges, and the San Andreas fault that runs over the front fenders and onto the hood has to be ground down.
But like that guy says,"But hey, I don't mean that in a bad way"

Pluses are,
The rivet posts are of sufficient length that you don't have to be worried about drilling all the way through the casting when tapping them for Rivets.

Filed, sanded and rubbed down with #3 Steel Wool.
Window openings are filed clean with a half moon 6" needle file then sanded smooth with sand paper rolled around a toothpick.

Besides all the paint and Decals and what I've stated above, see if you can determine what I physically altered on this casting.

Primered and then shot Shimrin White.
Intercoat Cleared for taping and then the lower halves were shot their respective colors.

Custom Cut Chrome Center Caps of 6mm size leave a sliver of the factory rim visible resulting in a pretty sharp looking wheel reminiscent of that era.

Cleared with HOK Urethane Clear and a healthy dose of Brilliant Gold Pearl Powder.
All Products Used Are Exclusively House Of Kolor, Of Course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Decals on Clear InkJet Decal paper from Papilio.com
The casting is scanned on the Printer Scanner and then individual tongues of flames are laid down piece by piece on top of the scanned pic to Custom fit the Hood and Roof.





Candy Organic Green Intensifier over Shimrin White,


Hot Pink Pearl over Shimrin White,


Zenith Gold over Shimrin White,


Candy Tangerine Intensifier with Orange Pearl Powder over Shimrin White,


Passion Pearl over Shimrin White,


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Next up,
Custom NASCAR HW '69 Camaro Hardtops and HW '64 Impalas,

Now, see if you can find what I altered on the casting.

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

 

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great cars.
got a question pat...maybe i missed something in other threads but. why nascar..?
 

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Thanks Bob, you're correct,
That was quick, very observant, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Lee,
You'll have to go back to the very first,"Custom NASCAR Camaro Convertibles" thread.

These are all Custom NASCAR's from NASCAR's WILD Years,
When body styles had individual character and Drivers were the Owner/Operator/ Driver/Mechanic
They sat in the driveway during the week and roared down the track on the weekends.
No sponsorhip from the big faceless box stores and no Govt. bailouts.
The Owner/Operator's name is written on the trunk.

There's a pic of the card that will accompany them coming up.
NASCAR's WILD Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very sweeet Paint schemes :thumbsup:

Love them Oldies :thumbsup:
Thanks LL,
Hotwheels should concentrate more on cars from the 40's through the 60's!!!!

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Pat,
What's your trick putting the color combos together? Another great looking batch! :thumbsup::thumbsup: rr
 

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Pat,
What's your trick putting the color combos together? Another great looking batch! :thumbsup::thumbsup: rr
Thanks RoadRunner,
When I begin thinking about color for a Custom three things come to my mind,

Years of Sunday evenings as a kid watching Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color",
From the opening Fireworks show through all the bright colorful animations.

The 20 minute mind blowing color spectacle in "2001 Space Odyssey"

Everything Psychedelic from the 60's,
Concert light shows, Filmore posters, Album Covers, Lace Paint Jobs,

I draw on all the above for inspiration in putting good colors and good graphics together.

Thanks Man,
Always enjoy your replies,

Keep your eyes peeled for somethin new and colorful in some '64 Impalas,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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I have been looking at these and I have decided these are my favorite! I have really been getting into the older models lately. Passion Pearl for me this time (they all look great!). Love having the sun visor.
20 minute mind blowing color spectacle in "2001 Space Qdyssey" huh... Never have seen that movie, may have to check that out.
Great work as always Pat :thumbsup: !
 

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I have been looking at these and I have decided these are my favorite! I have really been getting into the older models lately. Passion Pearl for me this time (they all look great!). Love having the sun visor.
20 minute mind blowing color spectacle in "2001 Space Qdyssey" huh... Never have seen that movie, may have to check that out.
Great work as always Pat :thumbsup: !
Thanks Bob,
Lots of curves on these '47s, that's what I like.
They're a lot of work to clean up but worth the effort.

I'd like to see HW make the Pontiac Torpedo.

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I really like how the spokes of the original wheel show around the center cap giving the wheel a lot of depth and 3 dimensionality. They look ALOT like many wheels used on real cars. I I said it before, I think the paint scheme could show up on a full-sized car!)
 

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I really like how the spokes of the original wheel show around the center cap giving the wheel a lot of depth and 3 dimensionality. They look ALOT like many wheels used on real cars. I I said it before, I think the paint scheme could show up on a full-sized car!)

Thanks TJ,
That's exactly what I was thinking when I laid down the Center Caps,
These 6mm Center Caps leave just a sliver of the Lace Wheel showing looking just like real wheels.
I'm thinking I saw those wheels on a Lincoln or Cadillac, maybe Chrysler.

I use the same Custom Wheel effect on some '64 Impalas I have finished and ready to post.

The paint scheme just seemed like a natural in following that belt line around the car.
The flame image and the individual pieces both taper from front to back just as the body of the car does.

Thanks Man,

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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