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Old 04-11-2019, 09:45 AM
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I'm in the process of repainting my 95 Polo green convertible. Several years ago my friend gave me a few Maisto corvettes, one was a 96 collectors edition convertible. So, I decided I wanted a little version of my car. Name:  photo345.jpg
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I disassembled the model, didn't take too long
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The hood had several bubbles on it, there were a few others on the body
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It's a ZR1 from 1996!!!!
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I dyed the interior parts of my full sized car to go with the new seat leathers. So I used that dye to color the interior of the miniature car to match.
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I primed the body after sanding.
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After spraying white for the center stripe.
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After painting and unmasking. I used the actual colors that I'm painting the full sized car with.
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I even removed the clutch pedal and the reverse lockout from the shifter, mine is an auto
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These are the colors in sunlight. It was fun and turned out pretty good.
Now, to finish the big car!!
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That came out great. Now you have to do a side by side pic once toy finish the big one.
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That really came out great!
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Very well done.
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Very cool!
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Sweet attention to detail...
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I was lucky to find a Franklin Mint model of my 35th. I set it on the dash when I go to a show. But what you did is great. Wish I had your talent with paint.
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That looks great! Nice work
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Cool idea and fantastic paint - the striping came out perfect! Also glad to see I'm not the only one with a 'vette in the garage and jets in the workshop (and props, and ships, and tanks....)
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Missed this thread, very nice work!
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Looks awesome.
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I've got to make a new miniature license plate. Alabama changed our plates this year. I still have the old one on the model.

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Excellent!
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Originally Posted by ErrrrCar205
Cool idea and fantastic paint - the striping came out perfect! Also glad to see I'm not the only one with a 'vette in the garage and jets in the workshop (and props, and ships, and tanks....)
Yea. My dad was career Air Force, so , I grew up loving aircraft. The Thunderbirds were and are my fave demonstration team. I was lucky enough to have met or known several previous Thunderbird pilots and crew through my dad.
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I've got to make a new miniature license plate. Alabama changed our plates this year. I still have the old one on the model.

Cool!! I hadn't even thought of that. As soon as my car is back to road worthiness I'm going to get a personalized tag, maybe I'll make a small one for the little car!
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