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Hey guys, new here but not to models.

I loved lowriders and because of them, i have grown to love the entire impala lineup from 58 to 67+

I have decided recently to attempt a lowrider build, and was going to share my progress here.

I plan on doing a multi-color scheme, main colors being inca gold, rootbeer, and fiery orange from the testor's one-shot line. This will be for the basic colors. I will attempt to do patterns and striping/masking and will likely be seeking advice for that part of the build.

I hope you enjoy.

basic stance i'm going with:



base coat of the inca gold.



 

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Looks good man! And I'm with ya, I just started getting a little into lowriders, and the first one I jumped into was a 61 imp
 

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alright i did all the main masking and painting. got to touch up some spots, but in the end, it should look nice.

i decided to go with a cream colored insert for the sides which would normally be white. i also have one other color i plan on doing over the top of it all and maybe try to figure out some way to integrate a pattern into it.

fiery red one-shot (looks copper/bronze over the gold)





masked and rootbeer top coat.



somebody stole my camera and took my pic without me knowing, as i was taking the mask off.


glaring at the camera guy.


more updates as i progress.

and mask removed.

 

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some more stuff done. put some gauze on the car, taped it solid, and purposely sprayed one-shot mythical maroon heavier in some spots and lighter in others. then i sprayed the inserts white. Now i just have to just let everything cure and the body is done with the exception of clear, polish, and foil.



 

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Hey bro, nice work on the imp! I def dig the pattern work!
 

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alright, here's some progress photos. some of the pics are fuzzy, but the one of the close-up shows the multi-color pearl flakes. i got the body curing in the dehydrator now, and when it cures i'll move on to more coats of clear until i either run out or i think it's enough to feel safe about wet sanding it.

enough blabbing, here's the pics.
started the chassis


fuzzy picture of top half of engine, painted one-shot inca gold, and valve covers, carb, edelbrock air cleaner and oil pan alclad chrome



parts laying out. firewall painted, and dash painted the base gold color.


lower a-arms alclad chrome.
 

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and for the paint, in this really fuzzy shot you can see the pearl flake. under direct sunlight it's much more smooth and beautiful.


i got a couple coats of clear on, and i was dumb. i was sooooo into the model that i forgot to turn on my ventilation unit (read: box fan)



once i feel comfortable enough with the amount of clear, i will start the wet sanding and polishing to get the "hopefully mirror like finish."

enjoy!
 
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