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The material is immaterial, it's the pattern that matters. (See what I did there?)

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The material is immaterial, it's the pattern that matters. (See what I did there?)
Posted by 195X on Monday, May 15, 2017 7:05 PM

(If you did see it... can you tell ME what I did? Indifferent)

I have decided to go after the Pink Panther build first and want to duplicate the diamond tipped, tuck and roll upholstery. I want to hear all your techniques, every idea, there's no wrong answers. I do want it as close to actual satin as possible.

Meanwhile I'll start on the engine and frame and add progress to the other thread. The reason is the season!

 

P.S. I'll tell you all about the move as the build progresses. You won't believe it.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:22 PM

Looks like the pattern could be done using 1/2 round Evergreen strips. For the colour choice, maybe search paint chips 'till you find something close!?! Bill.

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Posted by nottheband on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:06 PM

Some sort of pearl addition may give you the satin look.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:28 PM

I think I can help ;

 Do you have a paint supply store anywhere near you ? If so  ,see if you can Buy some pearl tinting agent . Put it in TESTORS / Boyds Clear Glosscoat and it should work for you .

gjgeracci
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Posted by 195X on Friday, May 26, 2017 8:32 PM

A lot of great suggestions, but I might not have been clear. Satin pink paint.. not the issue. Making the interior itself is what I am looking for. Sorry if my OP was misunderstood.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, May 26, 2017 9:58 PM

I agree with Bill above; try some Evergreen plastic half round strips. They come in several different sizes and the stuff is really easy to work with. I think that would be the best place to start.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:48 AM

That IS a good suggestion I might have to try. to date, my best idea was to carve it in sculpey. But I've never sculpted in my life! (Is sculpted a word? It doesn't sound right in my head) :P

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, May 29, 2017 11:57 AM

Oh ! Sorry !

 You can get some very thin Satin Costume material at Micheals . That should solve your problem . O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Yes ;

 Sculpted is a word . Not used much now , but , it is in the dictionary . Any Unabridged version that is .You can sculpt all that and still get the patterns you need . Sculpey is some of the long term molding material I've seen used in modeling .

 From my friends who have used it , I get a thumbs up for you . O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by 195X on Monday, May 29, 2017 1:48 PM

oldcarguy

Yes ;

 Sculpted is a word . Not used much now , but , it is in the dictionary . Any Unabridged version that is .You can sculpt all that and still get the patterns you need . Sculpey is some of the long term molding material I've seen used in modeling .

 From my friends who have used it , I get a thumbs up for you . O.C.G.

 

I knew it was a real word, It's just one of those funny sounding ones. But then in the right (or wrong) frame of mind, any word can sound odd.

Do you have a preference or tip on which sculpey to use? I have only ever used the stiff, flesh toned clay.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Ranchn62 on Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:29 PM

I have in my hands, a spray can of Tamiya PS-50 Sparkling pink anodized aluminum spray paint... very small mettalic flakes. It's very pale and not overpowering.

Just an FYI...

 

Dennis

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:55 PM

I'll look some up and check it out. I'll probably use Testors "Electric Pink" for the body tho.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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