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#41 LAone

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

wow, this looks great. i saw this when i was lurking around when i first joined. i wondered when you were going to get back on this.

great work on replicating the decals. :P

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

Just gorgeous!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:54 PM

This is one OUTSTANDING build, cant wait for you to finish it.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:05 PM

Work in progress pictures are very detailed.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:22 PM

You can't wait for me to finish it? I can't wait for it to let me finish it.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

really nice work mate!!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:58 AM

Mmmmmmmmmm.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:59 PM

Finally got the rear wing assembled. Tamiya paints and SMS C/F decals…
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:48 AM

Finally (!), I was able to fix the paint that was not drying correctly. I sanded out the cracked areas on the nose section and repainted it. You can see it was being problematic for a while and that I had tried to repaint it before by the “tree rings”. Here is how nasty it was looking while being sanded out and reworked…
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As for the main red section of the body, I sanded out part of it and found that TS-36 can be successfully blended into finished areas of the same paint, so I only had to paint part of that big area. I applied the paint very, very slowly this time only by airbrush over an 8 hour period, lightly building it up and paying close attention to the blend lines. Once it proves to me that it is stable, I’ll move onto decals and clear coat…
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:58 AM

Beautiful work as usual, Mark. Great pics as well.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:25 AM

This build and thread are outstanding Mark. We all greatly appreciate you taking the time to document your progress and techniques.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

I left the body to dry in a closet for a little more than the last five months due to the paint wrinkling issue. It seemed like it had cured and might be stable…
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So I sanded out the defects and reshot a white base and built up and blended the TS-36 Fluorescent Red into the rest of the rear section. It looks like I may be on my way to saving it as it still looks like this after about 24 hours… Only time will tell…
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Fabulous build, Mark! Thank you for sharing it, paint re-works and all.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:39 AM

Nothing better than a great builder showing all of us who aspire to that level that even the best builders struggle sometimes. Great work on this model, and this thread!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:23 PM

The radiators and ducts were done a few weeks ago, but there has not been much sunshine to shoot them in until recently. I made the decals for the Calsonic lettering, (had a problem with the ones in the kit cracking), a little wash brought out the depth, and the bright silver plumbing was brush painted using a Tamiya Mini 4WD paint pen's paint mixed with mineral spirts. Not as bright as sprayed Alclad or Alsa chrome paint maybe, but certaily bright and very easy to work with. And yes, it does dry fully in a few hours.
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The trans/rear suspension/engine assembly is growing too. ScaleMotorSports decals were used for the shock arms, fronts were done at the same time as the rears for continuity.
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The injectors are almost done too. SMS C/F decals on the airbox base.
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That's all I have to show for now...

Hi Bud,the build quality is fantastic but if you dont mind me saying,the suspension isnt carbon fibre or at least they are plain black?



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:26 AM

Dont mind at all Terry, thanks. But it was corrected a good 3 & 1/2 years ago as shown in post #23 in this thread.

The rear suspension/transmission is pretty much done...
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I had some conflicting info when I was building that section early on, but found some photos and painted them.
Coincidentally I was just looking at this project last night thinking I should resume it and maybe finish it

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

Dont mind at all Terry, thanks. But it was corrected a good 3 & 1/2 years ago as shown in post #23 in this thread.
I had some conflicting info when I was building that section early on, but found some photos and painted them.
Coincidentally I was just looking at this project last night thinking I should resume it and maybe finish it

That looks fab now!!

The exhaust and engine block etc top notch.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:11 PM

OK, this thing has been sitting for a quite a while due to the paint fighting with itself on the main body. Most of the car is done; I just need to finish the body. A few times I sanded out the wrinkles (on the right rear) and touched up the paint only to have the issue come back a month or so later, so I stopped touching it up but continued to sand out the wrinkles as they appeared every few months. I thought I had won the battle back in April 2012, but sadly the same thing happened a little while after I painted it once again.
I continued to sand it as problems manifested, but I noticed it has been pretty stable all year.
Its been about 6-8 months since I last sanded the problem area and it looked the same as when I last checked.
First I had to blend the white base in, and I found by tinting white primer with yellow and pink I could apply less paint and get an even blendable base. Then I started building up the Fluorescent Red.

You can see what I painted yesterday does not match, (it is too pale and lacking vibrancy, and not 100% uniform), but it is all the paint I can apply this round.
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Today I built up some more TS-36. Still not there, but getting closer
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It still needs another round of paint, but Ill probably let this dry for a while to make masking easier

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:23 AM

The chassis pan is now attached and the engine is almost done... I have also been working on the the body/paint. Photos of that when it is safe to handle...
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HI Bud,

Can I ask,how did you paint the Honda writing etc? Silver pen?

Thanks

Terry



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:51 AM

Amazing build and detail!