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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sat 05 Aug 2017, 5:32 pm

Looking good, Al.

Got the old decals off and primed - no scuffs, no marring.



Currently working on the engine.  AB'ed the trumpets with SpasStix chrome. Placed a couple of fuel lines to the injectors, but they look too straight.   Tried heating the monofilament and it bends much nicer.  I'll be trying that on both bundles next.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 06 Aug 2017, 9:23 am

The engine is now ready to sit in place. This is the last good look I'll get, as everything gets buttoned up both top and bottom. Now it's on to the front end and getting the body painted.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 06 Aug 2017, 5:16 pm

Thanks Mike.

Good work removing the old decals and the engine is looking sharp.

Looking good Cole. Nice and clean.

Looks like I'm going to have a fit problem. This is going to be the best fit of the bodywork, without gluing it down.





However, if I do glue it down, 90% of the engine detail won't be seen........... UNLESS I cut across across the shut line of the engine cover!!! Oh boy!! Decisions, decisions........... but it's got to be done. Too much effort into the engine, not to do it. Could all go Pear shaped but hey ho!


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 07 Aug 2017, 1:03 am

Cut it Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 07 Aug 2017, 1:39 pm

Is it a matter of warpage in the top section?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 07 Aug 2017, 11:14 pm

Not sure Mike. Warpage, top or bottom, would have been difficult to correct anyway.

Too late now. I went ahead and cut it and what a tough cut it was. Not delicate, I mean actually hard work.!!!



So much so I slipped a tad:



Should fill OK though. (I hope!!) LOL


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 08 Aug 2017, 3:07 pm

I'm sure you'll have it looking much improved, Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 13 Aug 2017, 3:06 pm

A fair amount of detail in the tub. The paint scheme calls for semi-gloss black all the way round. But I will try to add some contrast. The tub will be flat black and the roll cage semi-gloss. And the basic paint job for the body.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 14 Aug 2017, 2:03 pm

Coming along well, Cole. Not much you can do with an all-black interior, except maybe adding a drop or two of grey to your black to use on 'handled' parts for contrast.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 15 Aug 2017, 1:59 am

Thanks for the idea Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 15 Aug 2017, 3:25 pm

Got a few things done here.

Tried soaking the factory chromed parts in dishwashing liquid for a couple of days to get the old decals off without harming the factory plating.  Didn't work, so I stripped the chrome and tried to use Alclad, but it just didn't look consistent over large areas.  So I BMF'd the front spoiler and polished it.


Motor is done, with exhaust and fuel lines attached.  



Painted the body white beneath the decal areas because I'm not very good with compound curves and decals.

I have a slight touchup atthe bottom rear, here.


Chassis is coming along, too.



Everything seems to be coming together quite well, now.

Thanks for looking and for the comments,
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 15 Aug 2017, 7:12 pm

Fabulous, what are you use using for fuel lines?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Wed 16 Aug 2017, 8:48 am

Great progress Mike. Everything is looking very sharp.

The tub is finished for NSX.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Wed 16 Aug 2017, 1:36 pm

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Fabulous, what are you use using for fuel lines?

Fuel lines are monofilament fishing line. Tricky to use - you have to apply heat to get the bends you want. And now I see one of the lines has popped off the injector.

Cole: The interior turned out fantastic. The blacks don't look very monotone.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sat 19 Aug 2017, 12:59 pm

finally after everything going on in my life recently i can get to post some pics!

made significant progress with the Fezzer, must admit im just not into this kit at all and look forward to finishing it just so i can get onto something else....think its cos its not gone as planned and its not a subject that interests me much





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:56 am

I know the feeling Paul.

I have started applying the decals to the NSX. It has been a rough go. The kit is twenty years old, and the decals are showing their age. No discoloration, but they are proving to be very fragile. On a more positive note, the masking set worked a charm. Also, this is the first time I have seen a disco ball on a race car(atop the roof).



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:25 pm

Looking good, Cole.

Paul: Put some tracks on the wheels to perk up your interest.  LOL

Me, I'm getting closer to the end.  Chassis is coming along well so far.








The only problem I've encountered is the Indycals replacements.  The Michelin decals for the rear spoiler are slightly larger than the Tamiya originals.  To the point where the ones for the center section would overlap themselves when placed.  I'll try to size a copy down some on decal material.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sun 20 Aug 2017, 8:58 pm

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Paul: Put some tracks on the wheels to perk up your interest.  LOL

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im on the verge of launching it in the bin!....got a colour mismatch on the nose cone and no way or respraying it

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 10:15 am

Mike: She looks a beauty.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 5:33 pm

WOWWW!!!! Fantastic work, truly overcoming a lot of potential potholes! The "disco ball" decal atop the NSX roof had me puzzled!
The F-1 models are as good as I could ever hope for. A lot of time, fitting, painting, decals, etc go into every model!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 6:59 pm

Great work all round Gentlemen.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 22 Aug 2017, 2:04 pm

dublin boy wrote:
Great work all round Gentlemen.

Agreed, some excellent work going on.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 22 Aug 2017, 7:15 pm

I'll be in Brum on the 7th of Sept to meet Geoff around lunchtime, you're welcome if you can make it Tim. Greasy burgers and chips are mandatory!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Tue 22 Aug 2017, 8:15 pm

well, im throwing in the towel!
just too much going wrong with the ferrari, its just not up to the standard i expect of myself so its gone back into a box
normal service will be resumed shortly

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #21 Race Cars   Sat 26 Aug 2017, 1:25 am

Things were going just a little too smoothly here.  Ran into a couple of problems.

First, the Michelin decals for the rear spoiler are a little too large.  The ones for the side plates aren't bad, but those for the horizontal wing would overlap inthe center if used.  Plus one of them is blocked in in the blue area.
The smaller one is the Indycal replacement for #11 on the Tamiya sheet.  The Tamiya sheet comes from another T3 kit I have in stash.
So, I copied the Tamiya decal and printed it, although the yellow appears a bit greenish.


The other problem is that the top body panel does not set down properly in the front.  Looks like a little deconstruction may be necessary here.



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