|Raw ingredient number one.|
I lucked out. While doing some searches on youtube, I found a great movie featuring custom work on this very vehicle by a guy whose YouTube handle is ArticulatedComics. I figured 'what the heck.' and shot him an email, telling him I loved his work and wanted to know if he would give me a few pointers for my own project.
And provide me with pointers he did. AC was nice enough to show me the ropes of custom work. Take it apart as much as possible before hand, he told me. Check out the places you think will be difficult to paint and remember them." He also recommended getting krylon fusion for plastics spray paint, and thought the project would probably take two cans of the stuff.
|Ready to rock.|
I brought it all out to the garage and put down a paint sheet. This ended up being my biggest mistake, as I found find out shortly. You can give a guy plenty of advice, but lack of experience and insight will still get ya. For more on this custom adventure, you will have to read the next post.