TransAm sport truck
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:12 PM
Don't that sound familiar Daniel?
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:35 AM
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:39 AM
ive never saw one of these things before. looks like you nailed it tho!
keep it goin
Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:55 PM
I can never get gold to come out that good.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:11 PM
The gold is Tamiya with Tamiya clear over-coat. It seems with these metallic laquers you don't dare touch the surface before over-coating. If you were to polish or sand any of it you would have to do the whole thing because it darkens the colour. I have noticed this with Tamiya's gold and silver too and clear-coating does NOT return it to the original colour hence the previous screwup!
Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:54 AM
Edited by DanielG, 28 June 2012 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:45 PM
have a look at my disassembly of fiat panda that may give you some ideas.
Daniel, I think it would great if you posted something on the Tips, Tricks & Tutorials section about how to disassemble and detail a built diecast model. I know each one is different, but you must have a certain approach you take.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:47 PM
The former was made from a piece of tin that was cut to shape and bent to conform to the desired contour of the window. The jig held the plastic down against the former. Boilng water was poured over it for a few seconds and the plastic took on the contours of the former. The windows now pretty much just lie in position with hardly any stress for the glue to overcome. Two jigs and formers had to be made for this job. I had to wear cotton gloves to make sure that no oils were on the plastic or my finger prints were burnt right in by the boiling water. I used Evergreen's 15 thou clear plastic which seemed to be the minimum thickness for decent shape retention.
So much for window making 101!
Edited by DanielG, 29 June 2012 - 02:51 PM.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:02 AM
A 1/24 scale K-type model was sold in the 80's, I don't remember who made it...maybe Ertl, I have one in my collection unbuilt.
I think it was Lindberg.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:22 PM
I didn't like the way the door trim turned out so I reworked that and then decided the rear windows were not up to snuff so I popped them out (got them out of the way anyway while other work was done) and shaped new ones. Finished the pin-striping and door trim and hit it with a coat of clear to seal it all before refitting the windows. As I was spaying on the clear, right before my eyes some of the gold went very dark and did not lighten up again as the clear cured so now I have a two-tone gold car. Not good! So the center striping has to be masked and some gold re-sprayed and pray it all melds together. Film at eleven!
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:35 PM
Is it 11:00 yet
Really enjoyed getting caught up on this build. The rear end and hood decal looks awesome!!!
hang in there with that pesky clear coat!
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:52 PM
Edited by acro 94, 25 August 2012 - 04:52 PM.