|Yes, those straight pipes are big- but that's OK- I wanted them to look imposing.|
Anyway, as you can see, the cars are constructed -- actually, they are also primed (I just hadn't taken a photo yet) -- and are almost done. It shouldn't take too long to paint them since I'm keeping the schemes simple: Sun Up (the Fairlane) will be either a desert yellow or (probably) an orange or brown, and Sun Down (The Mercury) will be black with dark blue highlights. Then, of course, chrome, rust and dust on top of that.
I angled the stovepipes on the Mercury for a couple reasons: To give it a little more "speedy" appearance, but also to lower the profile so I can store the car better in foam - Pretty AND practical!
I'm not sire what color this little guy will be. Since it was an impulse buy, I don't even have an idea for a background. So I'll sit him on the back burner until I come up with a background, which, in turn, will help me decide on a color scheme.
This little hot rod is my first car that is of the "Sports car" class. In Machinas, there are several classes. They are Motorcycle, ATV, Sports Car, Sedan, Pickup, SUV, RV, Bus, and Big Rig. Keep in mind, you'll need a little more space if you play with the larger vehicles. Some vehicles might fit into more than one category, in which case, just choose the closest fit. (For example, I have a 59 Chevy Delivery wagon that I'll probably class as an SUV, though it would also be fine in the Sedan class.)