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    1. Kit: , by (Established Member) ron_piet is offline
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      Started: 09-24-06 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hi Guys,

      After a long time a started to build a Rat Rod from my Deuce.

      This is my first 1/8 scale model ( I build normally 1/35) and this build is more for practise and looking for some diffecult problems for my next 1/8 model.

      I doint do much on detailling on this one, thats is something for the next project :D

      The wheels are a donation from "HFC" and now you can see that I used them.

      What I have done sofar is; lower and chaneld the body and made a new interiour and seats.

      Any comments are welcome.

      The Netherlands

      Sorry for the bad english

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  1. ron_piet's Avatar Established Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Garrett
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    Thnx guys for the comments sofar but its still a long way before he or she :confused: is ready, but I keep you informed and up to date about the rest off the paintwork what still must be done on the body.

    Rick I will put this one up to the Celebration show when its ready.


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  2. ron_piet's Avatar Established Member
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    I have done some work on the body the last day`s and the result that I wanted to reach didnt work and I was not happy with it at all.

    The methods I use works well and I do the rest off this kind of tutorial in the hope that you can do somthing with it in a future build.

    Lets start, first steal a sponge of youre girlfriend
    Cot off a piece of it and use the bleu side for small chippings and the green side for bigger chippings.

    Put some paint, I use acryl from Vallejo, on a peice of paper and dip the sponge in it, then remove some paint on a clean paper.
    After that you use a stipling methode on youre model withe sponge, pay attention to made no streaks with the sponge.
    This is the result if everthing go`s well.

    Let it dry and then made a wash of the acryl paint with water, th eratio is about 95 percent water to verf, better say you are working with water with a color in it.
    use a large brush dip it in the was and hold it for a moment on a towel, this is for removing the most of the wash from the brush.
    You start with bringing on one layer at the time so you can control the effect and stop on time if youre are happy with the result.
    This part have six layers of the wash on it and you can see the difference with the part thats not threathed.
    The wash just applyed

    The result after six layers.

    After that you start with bringing on some chippings with a small brush, you start with a lighter color and then use a darker color to fill in the lights spots for some depht
    The door is only done done with the light color.

    After that you can use some local washes Rat Rod to blend in the colors, you need some washes Rat Rod before you reach the result that you like.

    Then it must like something like this, the door doint have recieved any washes Rat Rod .

    This all is just a sample whats is posseble if youre are using this methode, it thakes a lot of time but its worth.
    You can also use almost every color whitout doing any damage on youre model this that you working with verry dilluted paints and that the effecs comes after a few layers.

    I hopes that it is a litle clear what I try to explain to you (bad english :o)

    And now the latest udate on the body :D

    Yes started all over but know I`m goint to work just the other way as the above methode and I hope that this working better for me.


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  3. Mike1981's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    This is fantastic work, i love it im going to have to build a rat rod nowl:

  4. Rick's Avatar Member
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    I'd say the only mistake you made was stealing the sponge from your girlfriend. You do great work, keep the info and photo's comming.


  5. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Beautiful work and a great tutorial at that. Keep them coming Ron. That's first rate work.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)

  6. robjos32's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Brilliant work Ron. What an awesome project.
    You can have any color you want, as long as it's black. Henry Ford

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