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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:08 AM

Great color choice Daniel! Gunna look awesome!B)

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:00 AM

Hi Daniel, The gold looks awesome!! What paint/ primer do you like for metal?


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Hi Randy,
I used Tamiya grey primer while sanding out the flaws then smoothed before adding Tamiya fine white primer as an under-coat to Tamiya gold. I am planning to top coat with Tamiya clear which is why I am letting it cure forever (having had a bad experience by rushing)!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:31 PM

Update, sprayed the clear and a small ridge popped out on the roof so waiting for the clear to cure a bit before seeing if it will pollish out (sigh!) .

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:41 AM

These thing do happen Daniel! But seeing what you have went through to get to this point take heart it is only a minor thing compared to things like, butchering a thumb! :D

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

Update, resprayed the roof gold, nothing bad has shown up yet, knock on wood (reaches up and pats his head)!

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:34 PM

Well, I finally got the courage to tackle the back-end of this bird. It has only been a few MONTHS or so!
I made the bumper out of four chunks of wood, sanded sealed etc.
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I made up some red styrene and printed the tail-lights on photo-paper.
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I painted the bumper and added BMF and then glued it all on ready for the 'grill'.
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The back-end, minus a few small details and glazing.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:32 AM

This is really cool!! Keep up the great work!!

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:45 AM

GREAT BUILD DANIEL!!!

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

This is turning out super Daniel! I'm lovin' every update on this build! I can't wait to see this bird finished as she is gonna fly above the others.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:43 PM

Thanks guys. I am hoping to keep at this now and get it finished before the busy summer months.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:08 AM

So much coolness in this model. I love the body work, I love the colour, I love the tail panel grill, I especially love the way you did the tail lights with the print out and the red styrene. I will have to borrow that idea for my Falcon build. I can't wait to see more.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:20 AM

I'm glad to see this one back in the light of day.

Very clever solution for the tail lights!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

Opened up two facets, how many more to go? I am taking these home to drill the pilot holes on the drill-press and will complete them later.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:53 AM

This is incredible. I would probably never have the nerve to tackle a diecast. Absolutely stunning.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

O M G ! ....incredible body work

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

Daniel,your work with die-cast is amazing....just pure perfection,you attention to detail is second to none....

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:15 PM

Wow ! You are doing a fine job with this die cast.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

Very interesting subject, never saw one before. Your doing an outstanding job on it.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

Thanks again for your comments. After two failed attempts I finally got a decal job that I can live with. Have to spray the hood clear to anchor everything down once it is THOROUGHLY dry! I figure with all the photopaper and decal sheets (two types) and ink that I used making this bird it probably cost about fifty bucks! (I still have two decals that I can try if I screw this up somehow later)
It is a good thing that I am taking so long to do this, it is like buying it on time!

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Good to see it progressing some more Daniel! Love the taillight work! B)