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#1 Aeroteto

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

I want to build this one, but I don´t know how to paint the body.
The two last bodies were in one piece, but this one have multiple pieces one including the interior floor, so I don´t know where to begin.
Any advice on this one is more than welcome!!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

I turned some aluminum rod for the engine pulleys, but I can´t figure how to make the belts.
so I think i´m gonna use the kit pulley arrangement.

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Painted the transmision in aluminum, also paint the engine block to find any flaws.
The distributor cap was drilled too.
Wich is the best way to make the spark wire boots??

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

the chassis has too many sink marks, mold seams, ejector pin marks, etc.
It has to be filled, sanded and cleaned.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

You can use masking tape painted black for the belts and a slightly thicker wire for spark plug boots (slightly thicker than your spark plug wire).



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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Thank you Erick, I´ll try the masking tape.
What do you think about vinyl tape?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Minor update.
After sanding ( a lot ) discover many low spots, fill them and dry fitting the body.
Next..... more sanding!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

This is an interesting kit and yo have a good start....keep it going....

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

I made another set of pulleys for this model, and delete the AC one.
I hope this set will looks better.
I´m still sanding!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

go to a dollar store, and they sell bags of little tiny rubber bands that are black, they make perfect belts! for $1.00 you cant go wrong, and you get like 500 of them......

nice start, keep it goin
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

thank´s Bryan I`ll try those rubber bands.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

they work really nice, and they look just like belts.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

I always liked this kit... my build is sitting my display case..... I really like your progress so far.... keep it going...I will be very interested to see what this looks like!!!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Thanks you're very kind.
I'm still sanding the body and figuring the color scheme.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

very very interesting because this kit is one of the cheap kits here in holland and i just saw this like a month ago and wondered if i would do this kit in the future ..

so fun to see what this kit is about :)

great start on the kit !!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

Cool build in progress. Thanks for the great tip, Mr. B.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Thanks guys!
I have some troubles with this model, the big parts have many, many ejector pin marks, and the small parts have lots of flash and even some ejector pin marks.
I never see so many ejector pin marks in a small area on any aircraft model.
I have to fill and sand too much, my dear scale car modellers you have all my respect!!
did I mention that this kit have too many ejector pin marks?

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Even this small area will be visible.
So sanding and cleaning is in order.

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Under the body there are many ejector pin marks and flash.
I have to sand a lot here.

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Under the hood there are more work to do.

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I cut the gas tank to make the cleaning and paint work more easier.

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There are some notches that need to be filled, because I´m not planing to use the bumpers.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

Nice work, keep it going .

Thanks guys!
I have some troubles with this model, the big parts have many, many ejector pin marks, and the small parts have lots of flash and even some ejector pin marks.
I never see so many ejector pin marks in a small area on any aircraft model.
I have to fill and sand too much, my dear scale car modellers you have all my respect!!

This summer I started working on my first airplane in a long,long time and was amazed how well everything fit and was free of injector marks, flash etc.
A dream to build compared to a lot (most) N. American auto kits. Tamiya ,Aoshima ,Hasegawa and Fujimi seem to have raised the bar.
Since 90% of what I want to build is American it appears this is the price of doing business.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Yes Wayne, looks like the Revel kits are a real challenge, but have very nice subjects.
Ok. I glued the splash panes, the side panels and the upper body to the lower body.

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Almost nothing fits well in this kit.
Specially the rear of the upper body, it leaves a very notorius gap.
I use basic tamiya putty to work this out.

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due to the bad fit the rear edges doesn´t line up well, so I add a thinplastic strip.
I glue it with super glue and then sand it to get the proper contour.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Great work so far

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

If you have glued the body to the fenders good luck getting the interior installed!

The underside of the floor and fenders are supposed to be textured as it represents a spray-on undercoating that is used to protected the underside of the car and prevent rocks from getting thrown up by the tires and causing a small dent from the inside out. Very common on full-scale street rods. Of course, if you wish it to be smooth that is okay as some street rods are this way too. Just pointing out it was intentional, not a quality issue.

This kit was orignally tooled in 1987 and at that time was conisidered one of the best street rod kits ever made with detail not previously seen. Even so, that was 25 years ago so the production techniques have no doubt improved since then.

Good luck with your project!

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