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This started as a kit and this is what was done to it:
Lowered front and rear.
Painted the recessed area of the wheels to look like the optional '05 wheel.
Seat inserts were painted silver plus a few knobs ands switches.
The two-tone charcoal paint was stripped to make it solid white.

 

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Close up of the front end.

 

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Interior.

 

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Thank you Dennis! :cheers Actually, this is what I do to relax at the office. I have a work area in my office, and when everyday cr*p starts to get to me, I just close the door and start working away.
 

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That is awesome work, Al! I want to do that to my wheels, as that is a big improvement!!

Few questions:
How did you strip the paint?
Any additional detailing under the hood?
Did you paint the seats while they were in the truck?


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1)The two-tone trim is sprayed on top of the baked base coat, so it comes of with non-acetone nail-polish remover, cotton pads and elbow grease without ruining the base coat.
2)No extra detail under the hood, the black one that I am working on might.
3)Since this was a kit to begin with, the interior was out. I have taken them apart and it quite easy. If you want, I can scan or photo the directions and send them to you if you want to take yours apart.
 

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The kit is made by The Beanstalk Group just like the regular 1/18 model. KBToys sold them. Nothing different about the kit and it is pretty straight forward to put them together.
The paint was done with a silver Paint Marker made by Gangy ( I found it at HobbyLobby). It is oil based and goes on smoothly if you paint the whole area at one time. They have a fine tip GF-250 that I used to make an outline of what I wanted painted and a medium point (No.150) that I used to fill in the large areas.

I used masking tape on the first one and I still got paint runs under the masking tape, so on the second one (the one here) I did it free hand and slow and hed better results. They also make a flat-black fine tip that I used to hide the runs since the interior is black.

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WOW!That is excellent work!I'm a big fan of SUVS and Trucks and I think that looks great!The wheels look so real and all white body looks great,paint it red and post it on ebay and people may think it's a real 1:1. :lol :cheers
 

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This started as a kit and this is what was done to it:
Lowered front and rear.
Painted the recessed area of the wheels to look like the optional '05 wheel.
Seat inserts were painted silver plus a few knobs ands switches.
The two-tone charcoal paint was stripped to make it solid white.
I know this is "grave digging" but do you happen to still have the pictures of this when you were finished with it?
 
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