1969 Corvette C3 WIP
Posted 24 July 2011 - 06:10 AM
Here's another little teaser pic for you, the hood sanded prior to clearcoating,
with a test fit of the raw printed magic numbers... those are only 3mm high!
As I told you Trae, there's a little red on my Vette too
Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:32 AM
Viele Grüße ach China....
Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:46 AM
sorry for not posting any news or pics lately.
I have embarked on a business trip to China, and I won't be back til September, so please keep watching my Vette thread.
I promise I'll be stepping on the gas once I'm back, with all the pent up energy from doing no modeling for several weeks...
It will definitely rock and I'm looking forward to it!!
Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:23 AM
finally, i'm back from China, back from Mallorca, and back from the US Car Model exhibition in Frankfurt last weekend.
Guess what I did in the days and nights before the exhibition... Are you ready? Let's roll!
Ok, first of all: she's still WIP!
There's no chassis, no door locks, no antenna, the rear lights are not correctly fitted and the wrong version.
But worst of all, the windshield got damaged while painting the interior, with solvent bleeding through the masking tape.
I have to exchange the windshield now, because it's not possible to polish it any better than this.
Ah well, I still like her XD
Edited by mad mike, 13 October 2011 - 11:55 PM.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:58 AM
thanks a lot for all the praise, it's nice to hear it after putting her together at one o'clock in the morning, with shaky hands and a head full of spray fumes.
The joys of modeling
@ Len: The headlight housings are CAD designed and 3D-printed, while the reflectors and the glass are copies from my Cobra parts.
And hey, she can blink
Oh, and one more thing: ALCLAD II chrome paint ROCKS!!! I really like the stuff, worked great right from the spot.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:35 PM
Superb work, and yes.....I would gladly maim to be that good with paint work.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:29 AM
Great paint job Mike, are all the chrome parts painted with Alclad?
apart from the sills which are made with chrome foil, all other chrome parts are painted with Alclad II, no cover paint.
The windowframe, top grilles, rims and the sidepipes were primed with th same glossy black 2K as the body,
while all the other parts have no primer underneath - I molded them glossy so that primer wouldn't be necessary.
I make my silicone moulds always like that to avoid the primer work.
Actually, it's possible to mould the parts in shades of grey to achieve an effect range from silver-looking to steel-looking chrome with Alclad paint,
which is translucent.
I think you can't tell from the photos, but this difference can be seen when comparing the sidepipes with the bumpers.
Oh, and I hope the PM I sent you made it through? That Camaro of yours ROCKS!
Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:20 PM
Thats why I asked if it was all alclad. I also use it on my parts.
Edited by bill w, 19 October 2011 - 01:40 AM.