1:25 Revell '41 Willys - Stone Woods and Cook A/Gasser

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Joined: February 24th, 2002, 12:50 pm

May 29th, 2018, 12:50 am #11

Slim_ShadyTwo wrote: regarvin 1,
Try to find some Fred Caddy decals to replace the old kit decals. The kit decals are pretty bad. You may also want to consider just polishing up the blue plastic body rather than painting the body. Novus Plastic polish will work wonders and the body is molded in a plastic color that is very close to the correct blue color of the S-W-C car. Have fun and good luck with it.
Did you polish or paint this one? I assumed it was painted but looking again, I can't tell. If you polished the plastic, you did an excellent job, and that's coming from a guy who polishes up colored kit plastic whenever I can get away with it. (Am working on polishing out a white plastic '59 Corvette even as we speak.) 
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Joined: October 12th, 2015, 3:27 am

May 29th, 2018, 1:02 am #12

Yes, Snake. I polished out the blue plastic for the kit body. It was an older issue and the plastic was hard, conducive to a good polish. I will often polish the good plastic of older Revell and Monogram kits that came with pre colored plastic bodies.  
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

May 30th, 2018, 6:52 am #13

Back in the 60s, that's what I did w/ the 24th Monogram Bugatti 35B old GP racer and Blue Beetle surf rod. Just waxed w/ my Dad's paste car wax. Beautiful hi Q plastic used back then, and too it was a bit before I discovered my first (Badger) airbrush. The Bugatti's blue was too dark tho. Still, looked good.
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Joined: October 12th, 2015, 3:27 am

May 30th, 2018, 9:08 am #14

Carnuba wax is what you want to use on car models. Polished plastic can look better than paint if the color is right.
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:45 pm

May 30th, 2018, 1:52 pm #15

Nice one Slim - that was one f my first car builds in the late 60s, as well - thanks for the nostalgic trip.
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