Is sticking with it. I started this illustration months ago. I had decided not to use the layers in Procreate (for iPad) but render it like a real painting using a wet brush on one layer. But after I got all the color blocked in I hated it. Color and tonality was very different than this. Too bright with no dynamics or drama. Yet, I liked the general composition, so, I re-sketched some of it and started over. As you can see, I’m in love with Edward Hopper’s work.
Back working on my 1/12 scale 57 Chevy Gasser model car. Planning for break lines before the chassis was assembled would have been much easier than the way I did—adding them later. I lost my religion many times but they turned out well.
Here’s some progress on my 1/12 scale 60’s era 57 Chevy Coupe Gasser being built from a Monogram kit. Seat is from a Corvette kit, the seat frame is scratchbuilt.
Painted the bolts semi-gloss black and dry brushed rusty red for effect.
Here’s an update of my 1/12 scale Monogram 57 Belair Gasser build. I’ve primed the undercarriage with red oxide Plastikote, and thin top coated with semi-gloss black paint. I then lightly rubbed edges with fine steel wool to age. Faux bolt heads and nuts are sliced styrene hex rod. When glue is cured I’ll finish sanding those and prime and paint them.
Here’s the modifications to the fenderwell headers I bought from Shapeways.com. I had to extend them to clear the frame. Also, I fabricated the framework for the tilting front clip.
I scratch built a steering box, pitman arm, tie rod, and drag link for the front end, and ladder bars and mounts for the modified rear end, leaf springs, and shocks. I’m also scratch building the sheet metal for the stripped down interior.