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Old 10-27-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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I got this midnight pumpkin body in a trade. It had been painted with stoneflek paint giving it a ghetto granite look.





not exactly my taste,

so after sitting on it for almost 8 months, I decided I wasn't getting any closer to chemical stripping of it, so I ran it through the shotblaster at work.

now I need opinions on whether the leave it and weather it?
or run it again and see if it gets cleaner/rougher





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Old 10-27-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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That's s freaking cool rusty look, if I where you I will run it in this way
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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That't cool! I'd weather the heck out of it, and it will be an awesome looking truck. Geez, in the first pics I couldn't tell if I was looking at a body or a sand sculpture.

Just be casue it can be done doesn'y men it should. . .
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:58 PM   #4
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weather it, I'd bash it like it is!
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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I agree.....it looks pretty damn good as it is now. Just add some more detail and some scale items and that'll be a very cool body.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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i do think it looks cool,

the bumpers and rollbar are black and the grill is still chrome. a little detail work on the lights, and i think it will fit on my xc-01 chassis with the leaf springs.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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yea, leave it and run the piss out of it...
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:42 PM   #8
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although the years may be different, i would paint
" sandford and son auto salvage "
on the doors and call it jethro....

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Old 10-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #9
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Gee, that looks like shit. I like it.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:53 PM   #10
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I'm starting to dig it too



looks like a good spot to start a build





the bumpers and rollbar almost look too clean

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 PM   #11
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that looks bada$$
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:03 PM   #12
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I like it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:15 PM   #13
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In the days I used to build plasticmodel cars, there was a guy in my club that made the sweetest weathered rigs and dioramas.

Try this on some scrap chrome first and see it you like the look:

1. Prepare a black wash with 50% mineral spirits/thinner and 50% matte black paint. "Wash" the while part (paint over the whole thing), and then wipe it with a tissure or paper towel. The edges and corners will be dark, you can do this as many times as you want wiping off more or less to get the look.

2. Either use "real" sanded rust, or pastel drawing stick in a rust color (run against fine sandpaper to get realistic scale rust.

3. Spray the chrome with matte spray or dullcoate and sprinkle on your "rust" appropriately, paying attention to edges and sections where rust settles. The "rust" sticks to the spray, the chrome is dull, and your truck looks like a million bucks.

I've been eyeing the Tamiya weathering kit at the hobby shop that is used for tanks and military vehicles, but the above method served me well.

I know, I should have pictures, but that was 15 years ago. . .
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #14
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sweet i love that weathered look nice jod and good choice
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:46 AM   #15
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Cool! Looks like it has barnicles!
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:32 PM   #16
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I agree with everyone else...keep it as it is! Looks like it came from the bottom of a swamp! Through a bunch of weathered scale stuff on it and call it good.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:13 AM   #17
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In the days I used to build plasticmodel cars, there was a guy in my club that made the sweetest weathered rigs and dioramas.

Try this on some scrap chrome first and see it you like the look:

1. Prepare a black wash with 50% mineral spirits/thinner and 50% matte black paint. "Wash" the while part (paint over the whole thing), and then wipe it with a tissure or paper towel. The edges and corners will be dark, you can do this as many times as you want wiping off more or less to get the look.

2. Either use "real" sanded rust, or pastel drawing stick in a rust color (run against fine sandpaper to get realistic scale rust.

3. Spray the chrome with matte spray or dullcoate and sprinkle on your "rust" appropriately, paying attention to edges and sections where rust settles. The "rust" sticks to the spray, the chrome is dull, and your truck looks like a million bucks.

I've been eyeing the Tamiya weathering kit at the hobby shop that is used for tanks and military vehicles, but the above method served me well.

I know, I should have pictures, but that was 15 years ago. . .

I have done the blackwash technique in the past, and have thought about giving the body a spray and putting it behind the wire wheel while doing some of the rusty crap I have laying around here. nice to know it is an approved method

thanks for the comments everyone.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:37 AM   #18
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Have your truck sit at the sparky end of a grinder. Let it catch the tiny metal pieces, then let it weather while you are at work or something. It might work. I never got around to doing it.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:01 AM   #19
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I'm thinking of using a glue stick on the areas that are still chuinky from the ghetto granite, then doing the wire wheel trick.

The rust should stay stuck to the gluestick, and the gluestick should dry slow enough to alow this to happen.

it will also allow me to make specific areas of rust.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:08 AM   #20
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That looks very cool the way it is I'd stop and run it right now.
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