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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:40 PM

Ok, just trying to help save you from wasting money like I see to keep doing with this stuff :lol: :huh:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

lol i def. appreciate it.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

I forgot I threw the powder stuff away , but here are some interior pics
First on is with the embossing powder (what you dont want)
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this is flocking
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

ah i see i see yeah you're right i'll have to look on sat. morning for some for sure. thanks

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Got some paint on the body, not sure if I am sticking with this color, I used this same color on my Aston DBS, but it looks better on it, I am thinking maybe something lighter
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

The body has been painted, have a few spots I need to sand , and then I will do one more wet coat , color is Model Master Ford Blue Pearl lacquer
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

I'm partial to my square BMW's in blue, black or a light silver. The I'd go something lighter too.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:59 AM

Hi all.

Sorry for the radio silence. I have finished the dash in my 904. I basically removed the pre-molded gauges and knobs (which looked nothing like a Porsche dash) and scratch built it. What do you think? The first pic is a test. The 2nd shows faces in bezels as test fit. The 3rd shows the faces installed with pin head and styrene needles. 4th is final with epoxy "glass".

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:08 AM

The Audi R8 is done, posted in under glass, here is a sneak peak
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That R8 looks great!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:11 AM

Hi all.

Sorry for the radio silence. I have finished the dash in my 904. I basically removed the pre-molded gauges and knobs (which looked nothing like a Porsche dash) and scratch built it. What do you think? The first pic is a test. The 2nd shows faces in bezels as test fit. The 3rd shows the faces installed with pin head and styrene needles. 4th is final with epoxy "glass".


Those gauges look killer, nicely done.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

Wow, nice work on the gauge's , much better then the kit ones, how did you make them

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:36 AM

Hi Jonathan. Thanks!

It was pretty easy actually. First I removed the molded gauges and buttons from the plastic part using a very small chisel. Then i sanded it. Following this, I used my dremmel to acutally drill holes almost as large as the gauges themselves. you can see that here:

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(The toggle switches are starter button wereb purchased online.)

To find the correct Porsche-era gauges, I went to North Hollywood Spedometer's website. (They do gauge restoratio and restored the clock on my 1:1 1964 Porsche 356 .) Luckly they had some excellent straight on shots of their work. I copied them over to my mac and I used photoshop to scale them to the size I wanted. I didnt print on decal paper, but rather high quality photo paper instead. I was looking for something with a bit of heft. While I did sand the paper a little after I cut the gauges out, it was still thick enough to pierce a pin through the centre. This gave me the centre pin for the needles. The needles were made using very thin styrene rod cut to lenth. A long one on one side of the pin head, a shorter one on the other. I used a VERY sharp #11 blade to cut the extra off and make a arrow-head point.

The chrome bezels were made by cutting aluminum tubing in a mitre box and then sanding using sanding sticks to get the right thinkness. I used all the grades from corse to super-fine. I also used a metal polish at the end to give it a extra-sheen.

I glued the gauge faces with needle installed onto the dash using CA glue. The extra length of pin (I left 2 cm for good measure) went into the holes I created with the dremmel.

Finally, I used 5-min epoxy for the "glass". I found this time it dried funny, cracked or something. So I topped it off with Model Master's Top Clear Coat.

Hope this explains it.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:42 AM

Well I can say all that work paid off, those are some darn nice looking gauges, they look real. Now be honest, you have a shrink ray gun dont ya! :lol: ;)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

Here is the interior, well getting it painted
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And here is the body after a wet coat of clear
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

That's purty. Lookin' good there Jon can't go wrong with a tan saddle on your Prancing Horse.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

That Ferrari is beautiful Johnathan!

Here is some progress on the Countach. I need to clean up some overspray , but luckily there isnt much

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

Some work on the 599, painted the trim, the little side vent window is in, headlights, mesh grill
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And I repainted the BMW, here is the new color , still needs clear coat
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

lookin' good i see you took my BMW idea lol

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

Been working on the chassis, what a pain, this is a very ill fitting kit, and it didnt help that I lowered the ride height.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

Got more work done on the BMW , here it is after being clear coated
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Chassis finished
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Here is the new ride height
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Getting the trim painted on
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