Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

CUSTOM: Hachi-Roku, Part 2

Now, time for paint:

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I first attempted to do some color blending with spray cans. This was the base coat. It was followed by a light dusting of metallic silver. The end result wasn’t what I expected, so I switched straight metallic silver.

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The beginnings of masking. Hot Wheels cars are interesting to mask. It’s even more interesting when your tape is wider than the car.

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After trimming the tape, I had to clean up the edges (more than is pictured). I will probably still need to do some touch-up.

Finally, it was time for more painting. I used a can of Testors Enamel Gloss Black, and thought the paint looked pretty good. It wasn’t until I brought the car inside and put it under a bright lamp that I realized how awesome it looks. I remember reading on LaLD recently about someone using enamel paints, but now I’m sold.

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It’s going to be a difficult wait to finally peel the tape off.

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