| This kit was weathered unintentionally.
It was a former model made box stock and I wanted to change its color,
and add bare metal foil to it. So I disassembled the model, and put it
in an oven cleaner solution overnight. Nothing had happened next morning.
So I applied cellulosic thinner with a brush all over. It not only lifted
the paint up, but attacked the plastic as well. But the cracked contours
were so attractive, that I decided to make a weathered model.
I first removed some of the chrome
trim, drilled holes for the trim clips, applied red acrylic paint over,
then applied Model Master 1785 Rust paint. I then sanded the car very fine
all over, and the rust paint in recesses were left intact, whereas the
underlying red paint came to daylight. Then I applied bare metal foil to
the left trim parts. I then applied matt clear coat on the bare metal to
weather it, and drybrushed the bumpers with rust too. The inside was given
a light sanding for weathering. The windshield was treated with sandpaper
for wiper blade traces.