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#61 jaydar

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:47 AM

This is a great build. I will have to look for one on eBay.
Please tell me what your technique is for texturing the engine parts.
Thanks for sharing this build.
Joe.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:06 AM

This is a great build. I will have to look for one on eBay.
Please tell me what your technique is for texturing the engine parts.
Thanks for sharing this build.
Joe.


From post # 41: I use talc (baby powder) for the texturing. I add it to the paint and spray. The more talc, the coarser the texture. And it makes the shop smell lilac fresh... with just a hint of lacquer.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

This Vette is turning out beautiful. You nailed the tires and wheels.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:53 AM

Here it is with the red pinstriping. Next step is to apply the Pace Car decals.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:49 AM

The decals from the kit did include the hood spears, but they were done in halves, and the first half disintegrated as soon as I put it in water. Not a big problem and the silver didn’t really match the paint I used on the body. So I made new ones using the same silver paint as I used on the lower portion of the body. I painted some decal paper silver then printed the red pin striping and a black perimeter and used a black Sharpie around the edge.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Mark, is the stripe on the body paint or decal? either way, how did you do it?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

The decals from the kit did include the hood spears, but they were done in halves, and the first half disintegrated as soon as I put it in water. Not a big problem and the silver didnít really match the paint I used on the body. So I made ne.......


No, no problem at all !!! Lol
Great save on the hood. Really keeps it all flowing.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:41 AM

Mark, is the stripe on the body paint or decal? either way, how did you do it?

The red pinstripe is thin vinyl I cut to match the masking of the silver/black paint line. Same material I used on the rims for the red rings. I cut the body stripe and the masking from the same pattern so they would match.

I also made a pair of license plates. I used the same art I made for the 1/24 scale production decal sheet in the last Pace Corvette re-release and enlarged them to fit.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:15 AM

The firewall and master cylinder are done, very plain and not much detail compared to more modern kits. But a few shades of black helps a little…
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:12 AM

The door decals were as fragile as the hood ones. I clear coated them last week to hopefully make them useable, but they were still too brittle and the first one I tried to apply broke up. (Also the red in the lettering was way too dark.) So I made new decals for the doors, (I already had the art on hand, just needed to resize it). At least I was able to use the smaller Limited Edition and Indy logos from the kit.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:47 AM

When you re-made the decals, did you use white decal paper (and painstakingly cut them out) or an ALPS printer for the white outlines?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

From post # 41: I use talc (baby powder) for the texturing. I add it to the paint and spray. The more talc, the coarser the texture. And it makes the shop smell lilac fresh... with just a hint of lacquer.


Thanks Monty, I will give it a try.

joe.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:33 AM

Mark,the work you do is just phenomenal!!,you stated in the beginning of this thread you are doing "Out Of The Box" build and it just goes to show that a model can show of nicely with just paying attention to prep and various paint work and this is proof,.....can just imagine if you were to do your "Scale-Master" high detail talent to this Vette.....either way you build it,its still going to be a work of art!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

Slow going with the wait for paint to dry and some fit issues.
The body is mostly done and the interior and firewall have been installed into it. I didn’t like the way the hood pinstriping looked, so I redid it with the same vinyl material I used for the pinstripe on the body.
The glass fits very poorly (especially the windshield) and took a lot of work (and glue) to fill the gap between the clear and the body.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

SWEET!!!!!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

Looks great!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:04 AM

Just beautiful.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

Getting close. That rear spoiler is very incorrect… And the engine bay is bland…
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

Getting close. That rear spoiler is very incorrect… And the engine bay is bland…


It looks great! If you want Out-Of-The-Box, then you have to live with Out-Of-The-Box; fine craftsmanship will overcome much of the detail deficiencies.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:22 AM

It looks great! If you want Out-Of-The-Box, then you have to live with Out-Of-The-Box; fine craftsmanship will overcome much of the detail deficiencies.


I am glad I chose to go the OOB route. To correct just the big things that can be seen if it were a curbside would be a huge undertaking, and overall, I am pleased with the way it looks. I have enjoyed building it, I don't think I would have enjoyed trying to correct the problems. The cool part is unless you really know the car, or put it next to a real one, most of the issues don't distract from the overall package. And thanks!