1955 Ford panel truck… A paint experiment
May 7, 2016 in How-to
Soooo. I purchased a model of a Ford panel truck and I got a bit carried away. I was thinking of some of the ways they used to customize the vans back in the 1970s. Then I remembered I had this paper palm tree kit and the madness began. I painted the truck in metallic greens then over sprayed them again using the tree paper (see photo) as a stencil. Then I went back and over sprayed them again with black. Next I added a few coats of Future floor wax.
The chrome was sprayed using the clear green I use for helo top canopies. The model was hard to photograph because in the shadows it turns black. Way too much fun.
Oh, I also included photos of a air conditioned shelter to show some custom military camo.
I hope you enjoy, it was a fun project.
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