'71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:04 pm

Panels airbrushed and waiting for clear coat. Moonlit Dolphins
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Pressure is off artwork is done.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:41 pm

Next step working on interior panels.

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Sweet, those are awesome. Doing all the airbrushing yourself? That’s more time consuming than paint work. To make it look nice like that you have to put an insane amount of hours and have dedication to perfection.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 pm

It has been a very long time since my last airbrushing. Decades. I have some things I wish that I could have done better, but will live with what I have now. 20/20 airbrushing...20 feet at 20 mph it should look good ;)
Waiting on foam to upholster the inside panels. Cut the panels while I had the panels for pattern. The fabric I have had stored for years waiting. It will be nice to get those done and ready :)
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Having played with an airbrush myself, that's your less than perfect work? OH, Please share the good stuff, I really want to see that, you did more way more than fine there! Harry
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:14 pm

Having done some airbrushing as well, I'd have to agree with Harry. I actually repaired airbrushes As a job for about 10 years, I'm better at fixing them than using them artistically. I do use one when in autobody painting as they are great to get into tight spaces or through opening and holes that would be difficult or impossible to get into with a regular or touch up gun.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:35 pm

All done and ready to go.

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The clear helped them out quite a bit. Should look pretty cool under the streetlights at night. The clear darkened the dolphins a little. I was glad to see that :)
(Very hard to get a good picture without reflections.)
The GT emblems match the NITROUS emblem on the grille. The blue lettering was a pretty good match.
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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby hammerdown7 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:55 pm

Your work and airbrushing skills are absolutely terrific.

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Re: '71 Vega Delivery - Dolphin

Postby HenryJ » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 pm

Thank you all! I am excited to get color on the rest of the car and get these installed :)
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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby HenryJ » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:33 pm

Making some progress. All the small parts are done and the car moved to the paint side of the shop.

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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby Wizeguyrc » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:05 pm

Love where your going with the wagon.
Back in the early to mid 80’s there was a Pinto in my town that had that type of airbrushing. While I appreciate today’s “Foose” type cars, to me there’s nothing better than the styling of the 70’s and 80’s.
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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby HenryJ » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:04 pm

COVID-19 progress

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All that remains to be painted is now the hood. Dolfn Vega
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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby hammerdown7 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:17 pm

Paint looks great, love the color.

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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby HenryJ » Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:07 pm

Loong weekend got it done:

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More pics here
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Re: '71 Vega Panel Express - Dolfn

Postby NVEGAR8D » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:23 pm

Hi, Beautiful :th: :th:
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