Picked up the newly released Mach Bullet from DXN this past weekend. This is the first car I've gotten with the intent of not racingit, but making it more of a display/show car. I love the retro design of it (miles better than the Baron Viento), and it was just asking for a repaint. So here is a little bit of my process. Built the chassis, and ditched the large diameter wheels for some small diameter mesh ones from the Sunny Shuttle kit. They are much more period correct and fit the car perfectly. Sanded the body, and sprayed with primer, wetsanded, and sprayed again. Base layer is Krylon CoverMAXX Aluminum Metallic paint. This has been my long go-to paint for simulating bare raw aluminum. I did not wetsand this step, as I wanted just a bit of texture. Added some red paint accents to match the red sticker options that come with the kit....I also wanted to pay homage to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen "Red Tail" P-51 Mustangs. Added some detail on the wheels.....black base over the whole wheel, then some brushed aluminum on the spokes and lip for realism and added depth. For the body, to add wear and tear, I did some blackwashing, and finished with some silver brushing to blend the body and other painted areas (click for video) And the final result.....all put back together and clear coated.