Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wooden Toy Car - Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 32 Sedan - Lavender

A 1932 Ford Sedan From the "Hot Rod Freaky Ford Series" in a pale lavender.

The body is made from two pieces of 3/4 inc MDF shelving glued up and cut on a scroll saw to make the 1-1/2 inch thickness. 

The body is first primed and sealed. The purpose of the primer coat is to seal the MDF, get rid of the fuzzies and provide a smooth surface for the paint. Since the paint I am using is water based I don't want to apply it to MDF directly as it causes the MDF to swell as the water gets absorbed and makes the surface very rough.

The lavender color is Behr Oops paint from Home Depot applied with an airbrush sanding with 220 grit sandpaper between coats. Sur to the very high humidity where I live I usually have to let each coat dry overnight before sanding.  

The top layer is Rust-Oleum Clear Glaze. This gives it a very glossy finish.

The exhaust pipes and hupd are brush painted with acrylic craft paint and top coated with clear shellac.

The wheels are brushed on amber shellac.


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