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IIGood
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posted 10-29-2003 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well?

We've got 1:18 scale Maisto diecasts for sale at work now for $9.87. In the assortment, amongst other cool Fords, are some various 2003 Cobras. The only colors I've seen are Torch Red, Redfire, Black, and Silver.

Of course, I want one in Sonic Blue. But to my knowledge, they don't make that color diecast. So, I thought about doing it myself. Is it feasible? Can I adequately dismantle one of these models, paint it, and reassemble it like new?

I've done plastic models before, so the whole disassembly/reassembly wouldn't be much for me. The only question is, is it possible?

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MLariviere
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posted 10-29-2003 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You sure can! You will have to strip the car,and the hard part will be finding the paint. These things are mostly screwed together.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-30-2003 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MLariviere:
You sure can! You will have to strip the car,and the hard part will be finding the paint. These things are mostly screwed together.

Should be able to come close with Dupli-color.

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IIGood
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posted 10-30-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool. Actually, finding the paint won't be the hardest part for me. Those little decals that are the emblems on the car will be...the snakes on the fenders and the "SVT" and "Ford" oval on the trunk lid.

Any tips how to salvage those? Or just say screw it, and paint over them?

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nickmobile67
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posted 10-31-2003 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nickmobile67   Click Here to Email nickmobile67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are they painted on? You could maybe mask them off, cut around with an exacto knife to get a nice clean edge. Or maybe get or make decals for when your done. I've done lot's with dicast cars, they are usually pretty easy to take apart and customize. Most are screwed together, just take your time, be careful, and make a mental note of the way it goes together.

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Dan66
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posted 07-02-2004 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I built one of the Revell die cast Bullitt cars as a GT fastback last year. I didn't strip off the green paint, though. I just sanded the whole thing with 400 grit and primed and color shot it with Duplicolor. I then painted on a set of white C-stripes and used the styled steels from a '69 MachI kit. The Duplicolor clear polishes out to a mirror-like finish. I'm really pleased with the results I got from just painting right over the factory finish.

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