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#1 Hawk312

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:25 AM

All finished, except for the door decals. I`m not sure what I`m going to do about them yet. This was another rushed project, so it is box stock except for ignition and fuel injector wires, and some detail added to the throttle body. I bought this one used off stealbay, and it had a cracked windshield and body, and I`m not sure what he was planning to do with the AC detail at the firewall but it has a huge hole in it. The wheels were also a little rough. All this is part of the reason I didn`t take too much time on it. I have 2 more of these kits though, and I am planning to take a little more time on them.
Let`s see...paint is duplicolor again, probably about 6 coats of color, and 7-8 coats of clear all rubbed out using my normal process.
Overall, this was a pretty nice kit especially given it`s age. It is much more accurate and detailed than the big Corvette kit, IMO. It went together pretty well too.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Very nice!

Looking forward to updates!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:13 AM

Great so far. One of the most realistic flocking jobs I've seen, which seems to work better at this scale. My only complaint about your builds is that we don't get to see enough of your interiors!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Very sharp interior. My flocking never, ever comes out that nice.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Sweet. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

For a great sheen for the seats, I would suggest taking one part Testors Semi-Gloss Acrylic paint and one part Testors Flat Acrylic paint, mixing them together well, and then applying to the interior parts that you want to cover. This combination of clear paints results in a sheen that is just about perfect for leather type material. Even better, the drying time of the Testors Acrylic paints allows you to brush it on the parts and it will self level out as it dries. I've mixed up a bottle of this myself and am always using it on interior parts that I need to have the proper sheen to it.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

Man That's some nice detail you got there !!!!
We need some more pics Please !

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:05 AM

Man, I hate you that you have one of these...I want one sooooo bad! They're so expensive though. As usual, this build is fantastic and looks very life-like!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

vary nice work! I can't wait to see the completed car. I love the big scale stuff..Take care B)

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:25 PM


Thanks everyone!

For a great sheen for the seats, I would suggest taking one part Testors Semi-Gloss Acrylic paint and one part Testors Flat Acrylic paint, mixing them together well, and then applying to the interior parts that you want to cover. This combination of clear paints results in a sheen that is just about perfect for leather type material. Even better, the drying time of the Testors Acrylic paints allows you to brush it on the parts and it will self level out as it dries. I've mixed up a bottle of this myself and am always using it on interior parts that I need to have the proper sheen to it.


Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I am trying to replicate cloth though, and not leather.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

I had an '84 Z28 Demo with that interior scheme. The car was Black, with was supposed to be the "Charcoal" sport seats. Well, in the brochure, they showed this interior with "Orange" multi-colored seats. That's what you got when you ordered the 'Charcoal" with the sport seats. It would wake you up in the morning.. It went like stink with the 5.0 H.O. engine and automatic.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

hmmmmmmm???? I think those seats belong to a Camaro, not sure though I could be wrong

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Just at thought about those decals: The silvering you're getting on those decals is from the backside, not the frontside of the decal. Dull surfaces are rough by nature and trap super tiny air bubbles in that surface....that shows up as your decals did. You need to place decals on a gloss surface (which is much smoother) to eliminate this. Then you can dullcoat over the seat afterward.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

This is turning out great, i love this body style camaro.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

Great so far. One of the most realistic flocking jobs I've seen, which seems to work better at this scale.


QFT!

As usual, great work so far, David.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

hmmmmmmm???? I think those seats belong to a Camaro, not sure though I could be wrong


It was the 80's they liked loud lol. But on a serious note, this is looking killer. I'll be following this one for sure!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks guys! I`ve been distracted from this project, but I should be posting updates in the near future. It is nearly complete now.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

Hurry the hell up David...the suspense is killing me!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hurry the hell up David...the suspense is killing me!


LOL! It`s killing me too. :D :) Oh, for more time......
Hopefully I`ll have some progress pics for you guys soon.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

LOL! It`s killing me too. :D :) Oh, for more time......
Hopefully I`ll have some progress pics for you guys soon.


I hope you do! I love the large scale Corvettes, but hell, any large scale build is great to follow. The detail in the kits, and the ability to add our own detail to them, makes these large scale kits a ton more for fun that the "normal" 1/24 type kits. :D