login   |    register
Cars: Muscle Cars
60's & 70's Classics
Hosted by Joel Willstein
Tri-Five Project Part 1 - 55 Series
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 04:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

So it's all airbrushed?!?!?



Yep, all airbrushed. Only the handles and ashtrays were hand painted with a tiny little 20/0 pointed brush. I virtually dry-brush them with Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver acrylic so I don't go slopping it everywhere. It is a bit more time consuming but I find it easier and neater.

Thanks for the kind words, very much appreciated Mark.

Cheers, D
Szmann
Visit this Community
Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
entire network: 1,501 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC
At least you haven't used Champagne pink! (just teasing! ). I actually like pretty much the wine red you have in there per se and the whole combo. Yep, very neat and good looking job!

Cheers!
Gabriel
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 02:39 PM UTC
Thanks Gabriel. Im thinking I might go over the seats again with a fine brush and some enamel thinner and reduce the pin wash a bit. It has cured quite dark, heavier than I really wanted.

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Member Since: June 29, 2004
entire network: 6,525 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,138 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 05:57 PM UTC
Excellent work Damian. Love the color combo.

That red wine color, would look good on my newly bought Dusie
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Excellent work Damian. Love the color combo.

That red wine color, would look good on my newly bought Dusie



Thanks Jesper, I really appreciate the feedback as always.

Let me know if you would like me to send you a bottle for the Duesenberg, easy to arrange. I'm not sure about the customs at your end, it's an acrylic lacquer. I love the colour, and you're absolutely right, it would look amazing on the SJ. It's a good match for the box top image.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
D,
Fantastic job on the interior. The Red Wine color really, and I mean really looks great. The effort to air brush rather then hand paint paid off in Spades. I do agree that another light going over with thinner to kill some of the black wash especially on the doors would help soften the shadow effect, and make it a little less uniform.

Joel
Szmann
Visit this Community
Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
entire network: 1,501 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Gabriel. Im thinking I might go over the seats again with a fine brush and some enamel thinner and reduce the pin wash a bit. It has cured quite dark, heavier than I really wanted.

Cheers, D



That's the reason why I almost gave up using Tamiya panel liner. I bought instead artist's oils that have much subtler tones: my all time favorites being van Dyck Brown and Payne's Gray.

Cheers!
Gabriel
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Thanks Gabriel. Im thinking I might go over the seats again with a fine brush and some enamel thinner and reduce the pin wash a bit. It has cured quite dark, heavier than I really wanted.

Cheers, D



That's the reason why I almost gave up using Tamiya panel liner. I bought instead artist's oils that have much subtler tones: my all time favorites being van Dyck Brown and Payne's Gray.

Cheers!
Gabriel



D,
I've been playing around with oils myself for that very reason.
Joel
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 3,188 Posts
KitMaker Network: 22 Posts
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
D, that interior looks better than some of the cars I saw recently at the last Saturday Night Live at Northland!
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thanks Russell, glad you like it mate! I didn't pick you to be the type to hang around at Knifeland !

Gabriel and Joel, I picked up a bit of a range of oils a while back to start to practise some techniques, and have been watching a ton of YouTube videos as well as browsing forums. Definitely looks like the way to go for the type of weathering I want to achieve.



I used them for the first time on the bed of the 55 El Camino, still a loooooong way to go to get to where I want skill wise. All pointers gratefully accepted.

Cheers, D
Szmann
Visit this Community
Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
entire network: 1,501 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC
D., that's a buy you'll never regret! And that stock should be a lifetime supply, because the pigment concentration is huge in these tubes and they last forever, being in oil suspension.
As you noted, practicing is the key. The applications are unlimited, from leather effects to mapping (modulation) and rusting, smoke effects, wood finishes, filters and anything in between.
My favorite technique is the accent wash (especially for leather and fabric effects) and filter dot technique, especially for aircraft and armor.
Have fun with them - yes, there is a lot of fun!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC
D,
That's some supply you've got there. Gives you plenty of options.

I've expanded over the years to all the Tamiya panel line washes. Only the Black and Dark Brown work. Don't bother with the gray or light brown. I've also bought some earth tone chalks for dry brushing, which I never remember to use. And two tubes of artist oils: Black and Brown that work better then the Tamiya panel line washes for filters.

Looking forward to learning from your applications.

Joel
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC
Sometimes you get to a point in a build and you sit back and start to question your direction, second guess yourself. I hit that point with the 55 Nomad/El Camino conversion when I couldn't visualise the wheels, so I went to the local Facebook group for custom auto modelling for advice. One of the members kindly sent me 2 sets of wheels from this kit for free!


I just couldn't help myself tonight, I changed over the rubber to something with tread, dry fitted the undercarriage, tub and body and put it all together for a quick progress/confirmation/stop bloody over-thinking everything photo-shoot.



Celebratory JD on ice is in order, I'm right back on track now!

Bonus is that there are 2 narrow and 2 wide wheels in each set, so the wide wheels are on the El Camino, and the matching narrow wheels will go perfectly on the tandem trailer behind it!

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Member Since: June 29, 2004
entire network: 6,525 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,138 Posts
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Sweeeet
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
D,
Nothing better then some help from friends. Those wheels do look sweet to say the least.
Joel
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nothing better then some help from friends.



Ain't that the truth! I'm really glad you guys approve of the wheels, I think that they set it up nicely.

The same guy who sent me the wheels also sent me (for a nominal cost) a part-built tandem trailer from this old kit.


This is the only image I could find of it built up after some Googling

And here is what I have to work with


As I said in the previous post, I have a set of narrow rims and tyres to match the El Camino, I just need to scratch build a tow hitch set up and jockey wheel. I am also thinking of putting an angled roof extension on the shroud at the front of the trailer to protect the front of the car, and a couple of steps and toolboxes on the sides of the trailer. I'm going to have a lot of fun detailing this one out! It will be a good practise run for the 1/12 version down the track. Open to suggestions on colour for the trailer, I don't really want to go black like the El Camino as I will probably hitch it up to other cars on display.

Cheers, D
Szmann
Visit this Community
Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
entire network: 1,501 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
D., awesomeness is the name of the game! Nice truck, nice wheels, nice trailer!

Now, if you want to display more cars on the trailer (I built one for the very same reason a while ago), you should chose a "modest" color. Although I've done mine looking like a parrot, I should have stayed put to dark grey / black and maybe some dull silver (hindsight).

WOW!

Gabriel
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 3,188 Posts
KitMaker Network: 22 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 12:26 PM UTC
oh man, That El Camino looks awesome!

I'll be keeping a lookout for it when I go to the Hanging Rock car show this weekend!
KoSprueOne
Visit this Community
Myanmar
Member Since: March 05, 2004
entire network: 3,783 Posts
KitMaker Network: 856 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC
Excellent idea and craftsmanship on that Elco fo sho!




Hwa-Rang
Visit this Community
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Member Since: June 29, 2004
entire network: 6,525 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,138 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 06:05 PM UTC
Add rivets and paint it aluminium, like an old camper.
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC
Many thanks for the feedback everybody, it's good to have an unbiased perspective to temper the enthusiasm!

Gabriel, totally agree, this will be done in a "neutral" scheme so that it can be paired up with other tow vehicles without too much clash.

Russ, great to have you looking over my shoulder, I hope you enjoy the Car Show this weekend as well! BTW, best you go out and buy a couple of auto kits and join us for a Group Build soon

KSO, thanks for checking in mate, glad you approve! As with Russell, the same applies, we need your talents on display here soon. What have you got hiding in the stash that would fit the strategic plan for Kitmaker domination

Jesper, I like the idea but I don't want to go too retro on this one. I'm actually planning to scratchbuild a vintage caravan to go behind one of the Nomad builds in this project. That will be Retro Extremo!!



Cheers, D
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 02:08 AM UTC
D,
I can't wait to see your scratch built vintage caravan. One just doesn't see them often or even at all these days. I really like how it matches the cars paint to a "T"

Joel
RussellE
#306
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 27, 2010
entire network: 3,188 Posts
KitMaker Network: 22 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text



Russ, great to have you looking over my shoulder, I hope you enjoy the Car Show this weekend as well! BTW, best you go out and buy a couple of auto kits and join us for a Group Build soon



D! The show was awesome! Lots of great cars there: many unique and rare models.

I didn't see any El Camino's of the same year as yours but there were a few...

I think the car of the show for me was an immaculate '59 Corvette in cherry red! Very Tasty!

Hmm... Group builds and me don't get on very well. The last few I tried I failed miserably

That's not to say I haven't tried my hand a wheely thingy or two... Here's one that's graced my shelf of shame for the last 3~4 years, as I just can't seem to find my way out of the shipyard!






It's on my "to do" list, I swear!

As soon as I finish the King!
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 6,679 Posts
KitMaker Network: 548 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:33 PM UTC

Quoted Text

D! The show was awesome! Lots of great cars there: many unique and rare models.


I'm glad you enjoyed the show. An old school mate of mine does a show on Ch31 called Bumper2Bumper, all about classic and vintage cars. He posted a bunch of videos and photos on Facebook so I got to check a lot of it out.


Quoted Text

I didn't see any El Camino's of the same year as yours but there were a few...


Chev didn't start manufacturing the El Camino until 1959 as a pick-up version of the Impala. Any based on the Tri-5 series will be custom made, cut down from Nomads generally.


Quoted Text

I think the car of the show for me was an immaculate '59 Corvette in cherry red! Very Tasty!


Photos pleeeeeeeeeez!!!


Quoted Text

Hmm... Group builds and me don't get on very well. The last few I tried I failed miserably

That's not to say I haven't tried my hand a wheely thingy or two... Here's one that's graced my shelf of shame for the last 3~4 years, as I just can't seem to find my way out of the shipyard!


You're not alone mate, I've got 4 or 5 cars in the same state. That Firebird looks sweet, plenty of good work done already. Looks like you and I will be the pre-enrolments for the 2020 Garage Queens Group Build

Cheers, D
Joel_W
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: December 04, 2010
entire network: 10,350 Posts
KitMaker Network: 111 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Russell,
I 2nd what D said. The 'Bird looks great. I'm counting on you once you finish up your current project to bring it back to life and finish it.

That exact firebird was made famous by the Bandit in Smokey & the Bandit. It's one of the most famous of all the Hollywood cars.

Joel