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Old 02-16-2019, 03:21 PM
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Wow Trini! That’s a very nice front end! It’s exciting seeing the new parts in the making and thinking of all those variants you’ll do! The green looks great too, do you have plans with that color?
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:42 PM
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Wow Trini! Thatís a very nice front end! Itís exciting seeing the new parts in the making and thinking of all those variants youíll do! The green looks great too, do you have plans with that color?
Hey thanks Fred !
I do now! Lol... itís Tamiya metallic green, I had a small amount left over in a can thatís been sitting in a drawer for 5-6 years now...lol... I basically sprayed it over grey primer then followed up with some clear coat! Will definitely have to pick up some more as itís really growing on me with the black and chrome! I think I might experiment with a gold base or silver to see if I can get it to pop a bit more! Will probably use it on the coupe or a street panel Van with some murals!
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:36 AM
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Awesome work. Been following since the start of the Sandman. Gonna keep following.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:56 PM
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Awesome work. Been following since the start of the Sandman. Gonna keep following.
Hey thanks man!
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:00 PM
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Hey guys...hereís another small

Made some progress on the HQ Premier nose panel, but ran out of time tonight....tomorrow Iíll lay down some color and some clear. Once it cures, Iíll get a mold done and run off some casts!

Watcha think?

6047687D-6B1B-4B1A-8B0B-6B598877FB43 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

0FAC5150-DE90-4407-AC3A-E4D85505C7FE by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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I’m really liking the twin headlight design! Very nice job!
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:46 PM
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Iím really liking the twin headlight design! Very nice job!
Hey thanks Fred !
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:49 PM
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For some reason I keep seeing a split grill and a HQ Statesman body when I look at this pic... Lol...maybe when I get my fill of the Kingswoods and Monaros!


0FAC5150-DE90-4407-AC3A-E4D85505C7FE by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:19 PM
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Hey buddy! Did any work on these lately?
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:36 PM
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Hey buddy! Did any work on these lately?
Hey Fred ! Thanks for checking up on me!

Well... I went and messed up the twin headlight HQ panel... I decided to paint it and clear coat it so it will be as smooth as possible before making the mold, so I won’t have to do a lot of work on each cast I make of it... well...I got the headlights all taped up, got the old paint booth setup...then grabbed a can of orange paint and got it laid down...then while it was still wet I laid down the clear coat. The next morning I noticed that although the clear seemed dry, it was completely soft in that my fingerprints remained wherever I held it. Had a look at the paint I used....it was polycarbonate paint then I noticed the edges around the headlight surrounds disintegrating
So I basically had to make another cast of the single headlight nose panel, then make some more casts of the twin headlights, the get them installed and puttied and primed and wet sanded etc... this time instead of painting it, I decided to primer it multiple times then wet sand it with 800, 1500 then 2000 grit sandpaper. This got smooth like paint and then made the mold. Made the casts of them last night, so will be starting with the bodies soon...


Here’s a pic of the disaster


ACA5FBBD-F394-4228-AC2C-5EC64F0B8627 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:47 PM
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Arrgg!! must have been a very feel indeed!.. But somehow it still looks great if you don't look at the melting part Can't wait to see the first bodies cast!! Multiplying Holdens are coming!

This mishaps reminds me how I have put my top coat of white paint over my Escort chassis and completely forgot to put the etching primer I had carefully planned to put over the rust converter before applying top coat.. lol I had quite a duh moment, hoping it'll be fine!
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:58 PM
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Arrgg!! must have been a very feel indeed!.. But somehow it still looks great if you don't look at the melting part Can't wait to see the first bodies cast!! Multiplying Holdens are coming!

This mishaps reminds me how I have put my top coat of white paint over my Escort chassis and completely forgot to put the etching primer I had carefully planned to put over the rust converter before applying top coat.. lol I had quite a duh moment, hoping it'll be fine!

Lol..! Thanks Fred !

Yeah I read your post concerning the etching primer! Hopefully itís okay still!

Hereís a coupla pics of the new castings and the new master (on the car). I also made a mold of the grill and bumper and got them casted up !

EBB93F1B-44B0-4958-9A9D-7386785AF7A2 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr

CD44D6F9-430C-4235-81CD-FAC1DEAF9399 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:04 PM
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Hereís one with the grill in place !


95E53649-3368-4B1E-8B5A-0F9A47730DA3 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:39 PM
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Hey Fred ! Thanks for checking up on me!

Well... I went and messed up the twin headlight HQ panel... I decided to paint it and clear coat it so it will be as smooth as possible before making the mold, so I wonít have to do a lot of work on each cast I make of it... well...I got the headlights all taped up, got the old paint booth setup...then grabbed a can of orange paint and got it laid down...then while it was still wet I laid down the clear coat. The next morning I noticed that although the clear seemed dry, it was completely soft in that my fingerprints remained wherever I held it. Had a look at the paint I used....it was polycarbonate paint then I noticed the edges around the headlight surrounds disintegrating
So I basically had to make another cast of the single headlight nose panel, then make some more casts of the twin headlights, the get them installed and puttied and primed and wet sanded etc... this time instead of painting it, I decided to primer it multiple times then wet sand it with 800, 1500 then 2000 grit sandpaper. This got smooth like paint and then made the mold. Made the casts of them last night, so will be starting with the bodies soon...


Hereís a pic of the disaster


ACA5FBBD-F394-4228-AC2C-5EC64F0B8627 by Preston Lalan, on Flickr
looks like rust
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:17 AM
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I agree on rolling with the bubbly paint rust. Or if it's a non-metal panel, bust that part out like it hit something.

Hit it with a flat clear, add some weathering and more panel rot around the wheelwells and rockers on the rest of the car.

Your eventual fleet of holdens will be more interesting if they aren't all perfect. The wrecked beater will stand out on a new car lot.
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