And now for my next trick, I'll pull out of the hat a.....
Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:49 PM
This car is so rare there were actually..... NONE!
The idea is to do a 2004 Z06 (Last C5 model year) in the '96 Grand Sport paint scheme. The idea is not new, as there have been several 1:1 GS schemed clones.
Anyway, first law of modeling on my bench: Decals and me do not mix.
I hate decals.
I Hate Decals.
I HATE DECALS
I HATE DECALS!!! :x
Have I mentioned I hate decals? They hate me as well so the feeling is reciprocal :x
I can't even lay a small decal on a mirror without problems. That's why I stay away from building race cars. :cry:
Sooo, the center stripe and the 2 thin lines on the sides HAD to be painted.
Here is the story in pictures:
First: The body was painted Cobra Colors LeMans blue.
Then masked and painted the center stripe with Cobra Colors Arctic White
I was not sure about how to do the 2 thin stripes. So after much consideration I was convinced the best way was to paint them as well. So I masked for the 2 thin stripes and painted them. Yes, it would have been much easier doing it all at the same time, but this was my first time...
This is how it looks now. Not bad for been my first time masking a second color!
So now I'll wait 1 or 2 days t do a very light wet sanding with 6000 grit pad, then clearcoat.
The other change on this build is that I will replace the kit's automatic tranny with the correct 6 speed.
As always, your comments are appreciated. Sorry for the long post.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 08:36 PM
What are you using for Masking some sort of clear plastic???
Nice Model by the way
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:39 AM
I saw a 1:1 version of this car back when the Z06 was brand new, it was nighttime and I was driving through a parking lot, told my friend "hey, there's a Grand Sport over there" and we realized when we got the headlights on it that it wasn't what we expected! It looked like a factory job.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:27 AM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:46 AM
Mal, the clear plastic is actually the bags where the parts come. Beware, some of them have holes. Don't ask how I know :wink:
Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:56 AM
I betcha you used the Tamiya masking tape for the stripes right? :wink:
I have used painted decal paper for the separation stripes and it looked very convincing. :wink: Also the Cobra Colors seem to have very tight pigments because I don't notice any bleed through to the white from the blue paint underneath.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:59 AM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:49 PM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:21 PM
Welcome to the decals haters club. Our motto is "They hate us, we hate them"
I used Cobra Colors lacquer. I did about 2 medium coats and a final heavier (wet) coat. Since lacquer dries very fast, it was all done within 30 minutes or so.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:38 PM
Your mask job is excellent! You've done a great job on the painted stripes.
I've gotta ask though, where's the Ferrari touch here????