First Model Car Build of 2018!
I just finished my first model car build of 2018! It’s a Revell Chip Foose 1948 Cadillac. I built this model as part of our clubs same kit build off. This has to be finished by June meeting, well to say I got a jump on it is an understatement! I figured I better build something considering that I am a founding member of the club. Another good reason is one of our rules is you have to build or at least attempt to build models to be in club! As usual I can’t build anything straight from the box! I did build it mostly box stock but added a few twists!
I removed the chrome trim and fender emblems. Then filled in the holes where the roof mounted and made it an open roadster. After that, I went with a candy maroon which I achieved by laying a base of Dupli-Color perfect match dark cherry, mid coated with Dupli-Color metal cast clear red and then top coated with u-pol spray can clear.
The interior and chassis were painted with Krylon almond. The interior was cleared with flat clear overcoat. I then added fuzzy fur to the floors to simulate carpet. The door panels were separated into 2 pieces at the maroon almond line to make painting easier after 3 failed attempts to paint them as one piece and tape them. The chrome details were done using Molotow Liquid Chrome pin.
To add a few more personal touches a made my own decals for the valve cover and water fall between the back seats. I Also removed the top of the windshield post to give it a sleeker roadster look i was going for. To go along with that modification I moved the rear view mirror to the dashboard like the old Thunderbird and Corvette roadsters! I did not use the front axle and used pins from my parts box and added the missing front springs.
All in all this was nice kit that went together well. However, it sits to high for my taste “altitude is attitude” you know! This is really disappointing considering this is a brand new tool and it would take a lot of scratch building and kit basing to get it low like it should be.