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Aaaawwwwwwww DUDE! :dude: That is so nice. Did it start out as a Lola GT70 ? It sure looks like an up dated concept of one. Take that as a complement.

You said you resculpted the front end? With what? To be able to retain the high metal polish did you actually use metal? IQMWTK.

The pink's OK but I'm not a big on pink guy. That bare metal is stunning. :thumbsup:
 

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Holy smokes that thing pops. How do you get yours so highly polished? I have a couple of beaters of this thing that I may want to try and re-create.
Great job.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
... 'iqmscs' ...





... InQuiring Minds Share Cool Secrets ...
heh heh heh
;) :woohoo: :cool:

About my polishing process, give me
some time ... allow me to find the proper
forum-section to post a tutorial on that topic.

I'm quite glad to share my few secrets with ALL.



 

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Sharp looking project, the color is a nice tribute to the old Spectra colors while being still new. I like the wheel options you tend to use. Looks good.
 

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... thank you ...




Thank you both for the nice compliments.

Crystal caps ?? (get this, ha ha) you'll find them
in the fingernail accessories isle of bigger stores. They
are available in various sizes, have flat adhesive backs, and
appear in both facetted as well as smooth-domed transparent
gem-surfaces (clear, or various colors). The ones I currently use
are actually tiny Swarovski Crystal accents. Lucky to have them.

The truly professional-looking center-caps are the
chromed versions made by 'CadillacPat' ... he told me
he makes them in numerous sizes, and that he's posted
a tutorial about how best to glue them in place.
Even with
the adhesive on the flat backs of the fingernail crystals, I still
use clear watch-crystal epoxy (1-step, from its precision syringe)
to further secure them. By the way, the clear crystals make nice
headlamp lenses ... colored ones for other lenses work well too.

Jeffrey



 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
... Update 7-12-13 ...




UPDATE 7-12-13
New images.




... Below ...
These two images show the visible color-shift
with the faint Silver-Pearl clear-coat over the Hot Pink,
when photographed under a 鈥渃loud鈥 of Blue and White LEDs.





... Below ...
These final three images show my custom-detailed interior.
Along with the other new details, I simply cut a round steering
wheel in half, in order to mimic the shape of the 鈥済lass鈥 canopy.







Thank you again ... for your kind viewing time.
... CHEERZ ...
Jeffrey




 

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What a BEAUTY! :thumbsup:
 

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... thank you ...




Thank You both ... very much.
Glad you like it. It's actually the
third "Kuztom" I ever fully completed.

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Very nice. Painting always kills me even from rattle cans. I get "frying" of the paint in a lot of cases even though I use similar paints (Krylon) for base and clear. A job like that, at this stage in the game, I am happy to admire from afar. :)
 

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Thank You ... your replies are very thoughtful.
Very nice. Painting always kills me even from rattle cans. I get "frying" of the paint in a lot of cases even though I use similar paints (Krylon) for base and clear. A job like that, at this stage in the game, I am happy to admire from afar. :)

Actually, painting is most-challenging for me also.

I almost exclusively use the transparent Kandy Kolors,
and I use the PREVAL spray kits (a lot better than 'rattle-cans').
The PREVAL kits offer more control, and ability to use custom-mix colors.
(( I don't have an air-brush ... no place to properly set one up either. ))
Very nice paint work Dreemz, the factory couldn't do it better. :)
Would love to see some really high definition shots of this.

The factory probably didn't have to re-paint
ump-teen times to finally achieve a smooth coating.
:rolleyes: :cool: :D

umm, as for Hi-def images ... I now use a macro-setting
on my device, set up on a tri-pod. Did you happen to see
the few newer images I posted in reply # 11, further above ?
(( I'm still on a learning-curve when it comes to photography. ))


 

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The factory probably didn't have to re-paint
ump-teen times to finally achieve a smooth coating.
:rolleyes: :cool: :D

umm, as for Hi-def images ... I now use a macro-setting
on my device, set up on a tri-pod. Did you happen to see
the few newer images I posted in reply # 11, further above ?
(( I'm still on a learning-curve when it comes to photography. ))


It's not you, but I think a higher end camera would show the car off to full effect.
The pics clearly show that the work is excellent though! :)
 

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It's not you, but I think a higher end camera would show the car off to full effect.
The pics clearly show that the work is excellent though! :)

Thank You once again ... once I can afford a better 'cam',
I'll purchase one. The last one I'd bought was "borrowed"
only 3 weeks after I acquired it. (a special-price Nikon 12mp).


"...Flaps", would you let me know me know if you think
the images in these threads (links below) are any closer to
the image-definition-quality you're referring to ?? ... ... ... ...

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=397320

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=397324






 
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