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#81 sjordan2

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

It's great to watch a master at work. Can't wait for more.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Beautiful work on the striping!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

Very nice! All that work is going to pay off when it comes together!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

Well it is certainly looking more like a car now .... had to drill out the rear axle to take the pins holding the wheels on, got the wheels fitted on one side, using some 3 hour slow setting epoxy so I could get things lines up correctly and held in place using a couple of metal set squares, one of my pet hates in modelling is wonky wheels ....

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

Beautiful.... beautiful..... beautiful!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

Geoff, this is excellent. I can't imagine that anyone has ever taken the pains that you have to get this old kit right. Can't wait for the next update!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK GEOFF!!!

Very Clean and VERY Realistic... :)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Just when thing were going well, this morning I fixed on the other side wheels and then thought I would get the running boards painted, as the body was done in lacquer, I could do the running boards in satin black lacquer, just before things had been masked off, i got out the lacquer thinners to thin out the black a little and a few drops of thinners got onto the rear wing, and took the paint off right down to the plastic ..... at this stage I could have stamped on it !!!

But I thought I had gone too far to throw in the towel now, so the area was flatted down, masked up and airbrushed using my small Paasche f1, it really is a great brush for doing smaller touch ups, now I will leave it to dry out for a few days before putting on the red coachlines,

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But on a brighter note, at least it is starting to look like a car now it has all it's wheels on ...

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

I feel your pain Geoff........ but a great recovery!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Nice save. Whole thing is coming together very well!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

I'm just pleased it wasn't on one of the front wings, as those coachlines were a right PITA to get right, I should have the rear wheel arch back to normal in the next couple of days, got the IPMS Scale Model World show tomorrow and the hospital on Monday, but i'll fit it in somewhere along the line, there really isn't that much now to get it finished ....

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Fantastic job! This is one of the most beautiful post to follow!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Got the coachline redone today, not worried about the overspray at the bottom as it will be covered in BMF after the running boards have been done ...

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Also tried out the Alclad clear I picked up the weekend on the brass parts,

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

looking real nice Geoff, looks like the fender is going to survive the miss hap, you must feel better about it now

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:23 AM

Finally got the body all masked up and the running boards and floor paint, in real life they would be black rubber, so I chose a satin black from Revell thinned out with lacquer thinners, took all the masking off this morning, and I'm pretty happy with the results, now I have the BMF to do .....

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Lookin' good, G!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

OK... I have to ask... why not paint the "rubber" part of the running boards, etc., before you assemble the parts?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Simply AMAZING ! Very nice work !

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

OK... I have to ask... why not paint the "rubber" part of the running boards, etc., before you assemble the parts?


Because they are actually molded as part as the body, they are not seperate parts .... it would have been a lot easier if they were !

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:11 AM

This is coming alone well, I am very much enjoying watching this. BRAVO!