Nice start to the interior.
I wouldn't put to much into the darker tone of the middle section of the steering column. Good chance that the part was painted with a different batch of paint at some point and just warehoused until the line needed those parts. Back then paint was mixed by written formulas, so no two patches were ever the same.
I totally agree. Even in today's cars, especially the cheap ones, it seems that the different components never match colors perfectly, especially on the dash area. Under the Caribbean sun, the discoloration adds even more to the effect, because matte finishes have the tendency to discolor faster than the glossy ones.
Very nice job on the dash, as the color really looks like the right shade of black, not to stark, but not to light.
There is no black there yet, Joel
! The area received less of the tan color and the soft light from the photo cube plays the trick
There is going to be some "black" on the dash indeed, but the upper half of it.UPDATE - Those small little things
Well, today I had a "normal" bench session (approx two hours), but it seemed I wasted them in little puny details.
First off, I decided to finish the wheels. I did the red circle, in the middle of each wheel. If before I was pondering if to apply wash or not, now is pretty much mandatory, to hide some of the not so perfect circles:
Another fun thing was to paint the buckets of the front lights. A little more comfortable than the wheels, but still tight spots. I know they're looking a little messy right now, but a pinwash will follow:
Back to wheels, I treated the tires with a dark grey pigment wash (ground chalk + turpentine) to give them a slightly used look and to make the branding and other details a little more visible:
I start detailing the door panels. The lower part should be black, but AMT
did it wrong again! The front door has power windows, not cranks!
I need some touch-ups and all, but you can see how the mistake from AMT
breaks the outlook of the door inside:
I'll keep the cranks but I am rather disappointed (I wonder if that was an option or standard - I need to find more references)
... and none of these little things are done yet: the doors need silver accents, a wash, panel liner and a clear coat, the dash is not even masked yet, the lights need a pin wash and the lenses, the wheels need a wash and a final clear coat, and the tires need a sartin clear as well, to seal down the pigment...
It was a full session, but feels more like half of it!