1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 6/18/2013 "V" Band Clamp
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:24 AM
But you should know, I'm much better now I've checked it all out....I'm like, OMG this is looking insane! GREAT work mate. Two giant thumbs up from this Aussie.
Thanks for brightening up my morning man.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:18 PM
Greg... How's my Aussie Mate doing?? I sure miss seeing your work on your builds mate. Thanks for all of the kind words. I am looking forward to having much more done on this build.
Anyways most of my evening was spend out in the garage and side yard painting parts feel great but had a few hiccups. First the one airbrush I was going to use ended up shooting funny like it was sputtering so I had tear it apart and soak it in a bucket of lacquer thinner. Can't figure out why I did what it did unless the last time I used it I didn't get it as clean as I thought. That airbrush has been my old reliable one. I have had that for at least 20 years now. But I pulled out a different on and used it
I am pretty happy with most of what I sprayed but there are a couple items that I will need to go back and respray again. One was thanks to a bug that decided to fly right in front of my gun while spraying and it pushed him right into the part...lol and the other for some reason I decided to use my tack rag in between coats on my oil pan and the alclad did like it and had little bumps in the paint. so not sure what caused it. I will hit it with some 2000 grit paper and respray. I am wondering if I need to shoot it father away than what I am shooting it. the first coat seemed to go on nice. I think maybe I sprayed it a little more than just a mist coat. that may be where I went wrong. Gotta love learning how to shoot new stuff. anyway i won't bore you anymore by talking I will show you pics of all I sprayed today.
First Up is the side Tins of the chassis. They are spayed with House of Kolor black base and then shot with HOK inner coat clear with some flattening agent in it. I had to play around with how much flattening agent I used to get the look i was going for. There is a couple pieces of dust that I am thinking of hitting with some fine paper and reshooting the inner coat clear:
Next is the Fuel tank. I had shot this previously and for some reason I had some fish eyes that popped up in the paint which i think was caused from wiping it down with was and grease remover and I may of not waited long enough before I shot the paint or shot it on a little to heavy the first time. But now I am pretty happy there were a couple pieces of dust in it so i am debating on hitting it with some fine paper and misting a little more HOK black base with inner coat clear over it:
Here is the Midplate which I sprayed again and the reason it got repainted was I had to trim some of it off the bottom because it was a little long and hanging below the chassis. Some how I missed the boat on that one:
I repainted the black on the rear end and then shot inner coat clear with less flattening agent this time from the first go around with it:
Here is the rear view:
Here is the headers. this is one of the guys that the bug decided to fly in the way of. so they will get sanded lightly and mist a little black base back on it. Then I will be adding more flattening agent than what the rest of the parts have on it because I want these to be a flat black:
Here is the oil pain for the 2nd time, if you look closely you can see little bumps on it. So I am hoping the 3rd time is the charm on it. I am gonna try shooting it a lower pressure and make sure I mist every coat:
Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:00 AM
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:40 PM
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:21 PM
I was going to mention that too, Chris. The yellow zinc plated grade-8 bolts are as common as mud. I'd be more concerned about the style rather than the color. These drop-in center sections usually slide over threaded studs and then secured by nuts. The bolts just don't look right.
Bill thanks man.... I was thinking the same thing. but the brass could kind of be like grade 8 bolts how they have the yellow zinc plating .
Awesome work by the way. This is going to be a great resource and reference thread for years to come.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:28 PM
Jim... Thanks man. I have to agree with you.
Edited by Mooneyzs, 28 September 2012 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:06 PM
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:50 AM
Those look perfect Chris. I like them much better with the studs showing.
x2.....yep,looks like the real deal.....AWESOME work Chris.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:03 AM
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