Monday, May 11, 2015
Re-Sprayed 2 Tone Matchbox Land Rover 90 (Defender 90)
I did this Land Rover Defender 90 about 15 years ago (pre kids) and am very pleased with how it came out - particularly since I did it 2 tone (the bronze was sprayed, the black was brushed on). I'm not sure that the 2 tone is at all correct - that Land Rover ever did any in a 2 tone like this - or that I put the color demarcation lines in the right places. But I liked it - and its my car - and so I'm the only judge who matters!
What I like best about it is the rich metallic color of the bronze, how nicely the bronze goes with the black, and how the black luckily didn't keep many brush marks. I also like the model itself - I only ever re-paint models that I like - since otherwise the time commitment just isn't worth it!
Whenever I re-spray a car I always also paint the base - in this case in a charcoal. I also did additional detail - the lights, the grill, etc. I've gotten away from this detail in some of the more recent re-sprays that I've done. But in this case it came out nice.
The overall effect is very pleasing. I hope you like my creation as much as I like it!