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PostSubject: Tamiya Celica GT4   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 7:20 pm

Hi Guys

Here is my Celica GT4, Tamiya kit My model number 9 this one has a scratch built body kit, skirts, front and rear bumpers and KnN filter and I also tinted rear windows.

I know the window trim isn't very good but I dont know how to do it well and the home made bits aren't fantastic but it was the first time I ever tried scratch building, so here it is.

Any tips, tricks and comments will be welcomed.





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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 11:19 pm

Model No 9 and your homemade bit's look good to me Ash. Just keep at it and improve which each model and you will soon be looking back and seeing the improvements.

As for the the window trim, it looks fine to me.

Well done.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 12:02 am

Ditto what Al said. Job well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 7:00 am

Excellent endeavor !!

  
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 7:16 am

Got to agree with the others. I don't see much wrong here. You keep improving.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 10:38 am

Cheers guys..

Got me thinking about the community build.. Think it will be OOB instead of the mods I wanna do..

we shall see
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 12:12 pm

I'd be happy if my 9th model was that good!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 3:39 pm

Very nice build sir ............. I don't see anything wrong with it at all  


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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 5:20 pm

Thank you people,I really appreciate your warm comments

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 11:20 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 19 Aug 2014, 11:16 am

Not all that familiar with this genre of cars, but this looks great to me.
Nice work on the mods
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 19 Aug 2014, 7:12 pm

Thanks, means a lot when mod masters think your build is good

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 19 Aug 2014, 9:56 pm

very nicely done, specially in white, always a colour i struggle with

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 19 Aug 2014, 10:00 pm

Thanks Paul

For this one I used a rattle can, I normally use my airbrush but for some reason I cant make gloss go on like gloss, it always turns out Matt... I dont know why, could be pressure too high or not thinned enough, or just me..

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Wed 20 Aug 2014, 4:21 am

A5h wrote:
Thanks Paul

For this one I used a rattle can, I normally use my airbrush but for some reason I cant make gloss go on like gloss, it always turns out Matt... I dont know why, could be pressure too high or not thinned enough, or just me..

Any ideas?

It could also be too cold out. Temperature will do the same thing. Optimal temp for painting is 70f, give or take a few degrees. The other thing that can cause your problem is spraying too far away from the model.

If your coats are going on wet and glossy, then drying Matt, I would lean toward the temperature issue. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Wed 20 Aug 2014, 6:58 am

Thanks Sam.. I will remember that!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Sun 24 Aug 2014, 11:39 pm

I always warm the rattle can in warm (not hot!) water. If its a sunny day the model goes in the sun to warm it. If cold & wet, I usually won't paint bodies.

I'll do interiors & warm up the plastic with an old hair drier.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 25 Aug 2014, 9:33 pm

Thanks for the tip Chris I will try it in the cold winter months to see if it helps

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 26 Aug 2014, 2:08 pm

Looks fine to me...nice model !
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Tue 26 Aug 2014, 3:19 pm

Cheers Ron :)
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3:21 am

I think we've had ideas on a low wattage light bulb build-it-yourself paint drying booth as well as conversions of low heat cylindrical dehydrators to paint drying booths. There may be ones on other forums and Y.T. too, if this memory of mine is correct.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:03 pm

That's only your 9th model ? Well my friend you are well on your way. My models did not look that good even on my 50th model LOL.

Very nice build you have there of a kit you don't see built up very often.

I can't wait to see your 19th model !
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 6:34 am

Thanks JJ.. I can't wait to see the completed GT500 which im starting today :)
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 4:31 pm

Ash, since I can't tell which parts you crafted and which parts came with the kit, I figure that you are way, way too hard on yourself. Looks great to me.

Back in my youth (a dark and distant memory to be sure) the only flat paints you could get were black and maybe white. You made other paints flat by adding extra thinner. Could be something along those lines. That said, if you use a gloss clear you can convert the flat base into a gloss. I pretty sure that all the Zero Paints that Al sprays come out matt, which he then turns gloss with clear.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Celica GT4   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 6:18 pm

Cheers Dave :)

The side skirts, rear bumper and the lower lip + side parts of the front bumper.
I tried glossing a couple of previous models but the clear i bought destroyed my paint and cracked it, making me paint them again.
The community build I will be using gloss but the one after that will be metallic so I will need to buy me some lacquer of some sort to add the shine.
Will be Tamiya Mica Blue and i see they make a gloss coat x22, perhaps I will try that..

Time will tell but thank you for your kinds words and advice.
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