Jump to content


Amt/Ertl 95' Mitsubishi Eclipse (The fast and the furious)


  • You cannot reply to this topic
56 replies to this topic

#21 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

They have a revell fnf one, just the car?

I really wanna find the mitsubishi lancer evo 7 or 8. Kinda like the 2 fast 2 furious. Although do my own custom color and attempt to make my own graffics for it.
I've found some but not sure if there's more out there. Between the years of 2000 to 2006.

Sort of a big update, but not really lol.
I've masked the body for the window trim. It is now painted and spoiler brackets are on. I will show pics tomorrow morning, and describe what all I did.

Also got my scale motor sports decal in the mail today. I will show that as well.

Does anybody have a good decal solution that you can make besides buying some of the microscale soultions?

If not I will wait to the decal later. But if I can find a better way. I can do them sooner.


Btw thanks for the compliments on the car!

Cheers,
Byron

#22 brodie_83

brodie_83

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 571 posts
  • Location:Duluth, MN
  • Full Name:Brodie Nyrud

Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

The Revell car has the Bomex body kit, roof scoop and Axis wheels that were used on the FnF Eclipse. The engine is different than what was in the actual movie car, but is more true to the car it was supposed to be. I might just find the engine out of the AMT kit and throw it into the Revell kit just to be movie-accurate, but the general Revell kit itself is supposed to have much more detail and better fitment of parts than the AMT/Ertl kit. I'd also need the decal sheet from the AMT kit as well.
I'm very excited to see how yours comes out though...the body looks great! Are the scale motorsport decals carbon fiber for the dash and such?

#23 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:23 AM

The Revell car has the Bomex body kit, roof scoop and Axis wheels that were used on the FnF Eclipse. The engine is different than what was in the actual movie car, but is more true to the car it was supposed to be. I might just find the engine out of the AMT kit and throw it into the Revell kit just to be movie-accurate, but the general Revell kit itself is supposed to have much more detail and better fitment of parts than the AMT/Ertl kit. I'd also need the decal sheet from the AMT kit as well.
I'm very excited to see how yours comes out though...the body looks great! Are the scale motorsport decals carbon fiber for the dash and such?


Oh I see what your saying yea that'd be cool! If you wanted I could always scan my decals so I can have a file of them, if you know somebody or if you can make decals. Also the body kit is the blitz body kit. The one in the Revell is pretty darn close though. And you'd have to make the spoiler. But it looks like a very accurate kit. Thanks for telling me about it.

And the decal is mainly for the hood, I may try and put some of it, in the dash. But I most likely won't.
Thanks for saying the body looks good ;)

Edited by Byron5150, 20 October 2012 - 03:42 AM.


#24 Johnny1973

Johnny1973

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 928 posts
  • Location:Port Charlotte Florida (Formerly of Passaic New Jersey)
  • Full Name:John Hines III

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

Very Nice paint work Byron

#25 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:33 AM

Alrighty guys. Got the window trim done.

Here's what I did.
1. I put 3m scotch blue fine painters tape on and around the windows,
2. Used a toothpick to follow the trim out line,
3. Then I cut the tape with a x-acto knife very carefully to not make scratches in paint.
4. After the windows were done, I just used paper to mask the rest of the body off.
5. I then sprayed it with an acrylic lacquer to help seal some of tape so the paint doesn't bleed.
6. Air brushed it with Tamiya semi gloss black.

Lemme know what you guys think, I think it turned out pretty good.
Also here's a pic of my scale motor sports carbon fiber decal.
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by Byron5150, 20 October 2012 - 03:34 AM.


#26 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

Very Nice paint work Byron


Thank you John

#27 Erik Smith

Erik Smith

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,054 posts
  • Location:Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Erik Smith

Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

Nice, clean building. Looks great. I have always thought the Eclipse was a very cool looking car.

#28 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

Thanks Erik, alot of ppl hate when they replicate the real ones but I think there cool

#29 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

Yea its my first time using so thanks for the heads up. I have a online friend, who just painted polished and waxed it, and it worked fine for him. But I may do what you said. Because the instructions say put a coat of semi gloss black on it. Which ill probably do, because I'm painting the underside semi gloss black as well.

Thanks for the heads up!

#30 epi4561

epi4561

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  • Location:St. Louis
  • Full Name:Garry Robinson

Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

Looks very clean and sharp. All the extra time and care you took in masking the windows sure does show. What are your plans (if any) for detailing the roof scoop opening?

#31 crazyrichard

crazyrichard

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,322 posts
  • Location:netherlands on styrene clogs
  • Full Name:richard gelens

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

thats some cool paint and masking !!

#32 Daf57

Daf57

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Location:East Texas
  • Full Name:Daffydd Morgan

Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Looking good! Cool thread - thanks!

#33 Johnny1973

Johnny1973

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 928 posts
  • Location:Port Charlotte Florida (Formerly of Passaic New Jersey)
  • Full Name:John Hines III

Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:40 AM

Thank you John

Your welcome Byron.I like the why how you did the trim.Nice work

#34 dimebolt

dimebolt

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,172 posts
  • Location:Hoisington, KS
  • Full Name:Corey M. Jackson

Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

Lookin good Byron.
Corey

#35 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:10 AM

Thanks guys,
I will probably mask the hood scoop and painted that way or hand brush it. im not sure yet

Edited by Byron5150, 21 October 2012 - 06:24 AM.


#36 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:17 AM

Alrighty Got all but 3 decals done. That would be the Nos symbol on the drivers side, and then the two spoiler decals that go on the outside (black part)

Here's what I did.
1. Cut decal as close as possible off the sheet with out ruining it.
2. Held the decals with tweezers and submerged it in water for 10 seconds. Till it curls up.
3. Slided part of the decal off with my thumb. And put the decal on car using a toothpick to hold the decal while i pull off the backing with the tweezers.
4. Hole have the decal with my thumb and used a Q-tip to push water away and get all air bubble and wrinkles. Repeat with other half.
5. Took my microfiber cloth and lightly pressed down on the decal while holding half of the decal with my thumb.

I just air brushed the bottom of the hood with semi gloss black. Will show pics after I apply the carbon fiber to the top of the hood.
i used quick setting epoxy, for the spoiler so far.

Also taped off the gas tank and painted it semi gloss black which I will cut the decal around it later.
I use 1/4" tape if anybody wants to know.
Posted Image

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by Byron5150, 21 October 2012 - 06:29 AM.


#37 BluePopsicle

BluePopsicle

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 418 posts
  • Location:Louisville
  • Full Name:Jon Steele

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

Looking really good Byron!

#38 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Looking really good Byron!


Thanks Jon

#39 Byron5150

Byron5150

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 397 posts
  • Location:new haven, In
  • Full Name:Byron Nix

Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Alrighty guys here's some updates.

I took spoiler off because I want to fix a few things on it and do some touch ups.
After cutting and putting the last few decals on. I clear coated the whole car, to avoid any lift ups later on.
Also decided to paint the interior hub and the dash board.
1. I first cleaned up all flash.
2. Made sure the guages for the passenger air bag fit good.
3. Then glued and taped.
4. After wards I washed all parts (dash and interior hub) with soap and water.
5. Primed with Tamiya white primer.
6. Then air brushed them Tamiya semi gloss black.
I will show pic of the dash and interior hub when there dry.

Also glued in the headlights, and painted the turn signals on the headlight cover with model master's turn signal amber.
Also to answer the question about what i was doing for the head scoop. I used a tooth pick for it and cleaned up any thing that messed up after it dried.
Also did the same for the small openings on the left and right side of the front bumper.
And lastly I put the carbon fiber on, and yes it is fragile but the big part i had was getting all wrinkles out, It was probably due to the hood hump.
Great stuff and I highly recommend it to any one!!!
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Posted Image
Posted Image

#40 lanesteele240

lanesteele240

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 980 posts
  • Location:north carolina
  • Full Name:Gary Steen

Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

I live my life one model at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bull. For those ten weeks or less, I'm free.
Posted Image

Edited by lanesteele240, 22 October 2012 - 09:38 PM.