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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BMW M1/1M: 1st example ever seen of combining flat and glossy paint on a single factory paint job

This BMW M1 (or 1M, which is what I think it is supposed to be called - so as not to confuse it with the ultra-cool M1 of ~1979-1981), is a favorite 1:1 car of mine, and a nicely done scale-model by Matchbox.

This particular version has really nice paint detailing, with expensive looking pin-stripes and really nice tampo headlights and tail-lights. 

But what really caught my attention was the 2 shades of black paint...  The overall car is in glossy black - a typical glossy paint that you'd expect to see (and be happy with) on a Matchbox.  But then it has contrast areas, painted in the same shade of paint - but now in matte finish... 

Yep, you read that right.  This is a black on black BMW that has the same black-on-black type of finish that you'd see on a tuxedo.  The first example I've EVER seen of a matte and glossy paint finish on the same car. 

The main car is in glossy black.  But in the photos on the right, you can see the pinstriping outlining the areas (the middle of the hood, the doors and the rear side quarters) where it has matte paint. 

Overall, it is a REALLY nice effect, and a really nice paintjob, on what was already a very nice model.  Nice job, Matchbox! 

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