Am I insane? Swirl paint?

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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Guys,
    Anyone familiar with "swirl painting" like used on Guitars?

    WELL in a hobby forum I just joined, I seen it on some brand "X" cars (GREAT for trials and ERRORS) BUT, I want to try it on a Mopar! I am just not sure how I want to go about it.....

    Anyone here, paint their own cars, models or the real thing? OR know someone who has painted up a guitar such in the same manner? I've got to try.......... I'm crazy enough to try anything once, this, is no different, and if I LIKE it, I'll be doing more then once! LOL

    I'd love to see a swirl painted 70 Super Bee, or hell just the Coronet, in Plum Crazy Purple, and Banana Yellow! MORE Purple, then yellow tho!

    What ya think? Insane or not?
     
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    Woods74 Broke Senior

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    Hey man, I think it would looks really cool, just anything but stereotypes, thanks!
     
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    RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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    It remains to be seen about the insane part. ;)
     
  4. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Rob,
    Insane? What ya mean? To be or not to be?

    Hmmmmm I'll leave it at that! LOL

    Insane is only driving MY truck in the city....

    NOT insane is driving through 6 feet deep mudd in 2 wheel drive to then only hooker 'er in gear and go like hell! Love the mud rooster tail, don't ya know off all 4 wheels!
     
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    805moparkid SS And AFX Worker Bee

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    pics?
     
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    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    Swirl concept ,on guitars.....
     

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    RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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    That would look really cool done with the body lines.
     
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    805moparkid SS And AFX Worker Bee

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    i think on a rounder body without defined lines (think VW bug) that would work. That said if you did that on a 68 dart you could do it from the top "edge" across the hood and decklid, then vinyl top.
     
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    I like swirls. Go for it!
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    I'm gonna to try it guys, no doubt about it. I just AM NOT doin my "first" swirlie, as a Mopar!!!!!! I want to get the whole task down to a science first. THEN I'll do up a nice MOPAR LOL

    I'm thinkin of the "Mopar Colors" and seeing what I like the "togetherness" of first....Needless to say, I got me some paint collecting from Testors! LOL
     
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    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    If you get to the point, I would start with pints in basecoat,or water based on a single fender .Just my opinion....
     
  12. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Ohh yeah, the sad part is..... I have to use oil based paints! water based paint will not "float" so.....Besides, BEFORE I get into this, I'm going to practice a few pieces of junk first, like Chevy and Ford stuff, or basic sheet plastic that I have laying around the shop. Once I'm familiarized to the whole thing, I will then try a car that's not junk, but not one of my nice Mopar models.....I'm not going to swirl a Mopar till I'm comfortable with doing it......
     
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    I can't imagine a process short of a crane over a backyard pool.
     
  14. 67 Power Wagon

    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    WELL we are in the Diecast and Models area!

    BUT a real one would be AWESOME! That be sure turn heads!
     
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    Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    LMAO, I never looked at the forum. :banghead:

    I thought you were doing a real car.
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Bruce, as much as I love the painting aspect, doing something in real life withthis sort of paint, well.......... I'd need a bigger facility and a rather large amount of Borax! LMAO!!!!

    Altho, I bet that be some damn paint job.......I've love to have the ability to see it happen to a real car!
     
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    /6 Matt 30 Degrees Crooked

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    Id love to see some pictures of the brand x cars. What forum are you on?
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Matt,
    PM sent!

    To the rest, this is gonna be a FUN little project/learning activity!
     
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    Any updates?? I wanna see this happen! :D
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Caleb,
    No updates as of yet.....I am working the body of the model to get it ready.......... I'm going to be doing a '70 Challenger TA that I turned to an R/T....

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    The body on this one is going to be.......... YELLOW! LOL notice the paint seen here is flat. thats a "base" coat of "color" to try and do a 3 phase type paint on a model yellow base coat (flat) then a gloss "swirl" color (Plum Crazy Purple) and then a good coat of high gloss clear coat Lacquer. While I've been "working" the paint on the body, I've also between times (while thats drying) been building a frame and adding a motor that well.........didn't come with the car, took out the 340 and shoehorned in a 426 Hemi that, if you look closely, is/has an aluminum block (painted that is).....As I seen a Hemi that was I think a 528 or something HUGE that was all aluminum, and had Hemi Orange valve covers and just liked how it looked! SO....I had to try it....

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    This whole car is something "Different" so.....Not just the motor, but the body color too! AND its got a Shaker coming through the hood!

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    75slant6 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Looks like its gonna be an impressive car!!
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Yeah, when its ready, its gonna be something I think... not to everyone's "liking" but, its for me to enjoy.....I'm sure a few purists are gonna shit their pants as I took out the 340 to add in a non-factory Hemi thats all Aluminum, but...... just something different to look at I guess!

    Plus the reversed colors, Orange valve covers instead of Chrome or Aluminum ones and then the Aluminum block instead of the Hemi Orange one.....Yeah I did a flip-flop....AND just to add to the mix, I have a shaker hood and scoop to go over it all! I think I may do the shaker hood scoop in purple with a yellow swirl tho, again flip-flop the colors just to kinda make it all different, BUT I haven't thought that far ahead yet!
     
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    Hmm... You mean the purists kick up about ppl changing MODELS to something not packaged as?? Maybe if it was a super super rare one but its a model...
     
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    67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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    Caleb,
    Yeah sort of.... See the '70 Challenger I did this too was a Challenger 340 TA, the old one! NOT the new released one, it was red plastic when I opened it....Was new "old" stock at a local antique shoppe that I go too once in awhile as I know the owner....BUT, I got it for a good deal, (I traded off some old stuff, I had collected up (old glass door knobs and crap from a junk pile) and they were worth a little bit so....I got a good "trade" on models he had "in store".... But anyway, I just got to thinking of all the models made, of the 1970 Dodge Challenger, EVERY ONE of them were made with a "340" no other motor! AND I might add here that the 340, is one one of 2 small block Mopar engines made to regular kit use. not aftermarket stuff.....The other small block is the 273 that was offered by Lindberg with the 1965 A-100 that was made originally as the "Little Red Wagon". Kind of like, the 426 Hemi and the 440 6 pack or 6 barrel......in models they're over used! You ALWAYS see one or the other and in some cases include 2 complete motors of both the 426 Hemi and the 440.....I mean I don't know about you, but I like a little variety, specifically when I know Ma Mopar made more then just these couple engines for these model companies to use.....Lindberg tho, got a good go at it tho. they offered the 425 Max-Wedge, the 440 Wedge, Super Commando, AND the Commando 273, as well as the 426 Hemi, and the slant 6....The Slant 6 being one of the more difficult ones to find!

    So I took the '70 Challenger and made it to have a Hemi, one of the aftermarket versions but. the whole car isn't going to be "factory" so.....Kinda all goes together in an odd backwards sort of way! Which now, I want to find "R/T" decals to add to it for the sake of swapping the engine from a small block to the big block.....
     
  25. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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    Are you insane? Yes. Because other than the guitar example that Tim posted, you have yet to post anything remotely tellin us WTF you're talkin about.
     
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