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#1 ForcedAWD

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Hello all,

I am getting ready to begin my 2nd model in the 20 year span since I last completed a model. The first which I began 20 years ago (Ferrari Testarossa) and completed this month with my 10 year old son has been completed and although it did not come out nearly as good as some of the examples here, it was special as we completed it together.

Needless to say we both have the modeling bug and we are now beginning our separate models.


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I chose this kit over the others that I have because these are widely available at the Hobby Lobby and LHS's around me. The body has some serious mold lines on the front fenders. I should be able to clean up the body, sand, and apply the first coat of primer today.

Thanks for looking,

Sam

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

You're about as productive as I am.......good luck with this one!

#3 ForcedAWD

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

I finished sanding the mold lines down and put down 2 coats of Tamiya primer sanding with 600 between each coat. The 2 halves of the hood scoop were cemented together, sanded to remove glue residue then I filled the seams with Tamiya putty and sanded again. Overall, I am happy so far with how well things are turning out. I have definitely learned a lot going over the tricks and tips forum and through the great tutorials many of you have taken the time to document.

I am hoping to be able to sand and apply one more coat of primer before tomorrow so that I can start the paint since the weather will be in the 60's here in Chicago tomorrow.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:02 AM

nice work so far. these kits are great, they usually go together without too many problems....

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

heres one i did way back in 2005 when i first started building again........
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:54 AM

heres one i did way back in 2005 when i first started building again........
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Nice Nova Bryan

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:55 AM

I finished sanding the mold lines down and put down 2 coats of Tamiya primer sanding with 600 between each coat. The 2 halves of the hood scoop were cemented together, sanded to remove glue residue then I filled the seams with Tamiya putty and sanded again. Overall, I am happy so far with how well things are turning out. I have definitely learned a lot going over the tricks and tips forum and through the great tutorials many of you have taken the time to document.

I am hoping to be able to sand and apply one more coat of primer before tomorrow so that I can start the paint since the weather will be in the 60's here in Chicago tomorrow.

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Sam,What color are you going to paint the Nova?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Great looking Nova Bryan! John, I opted for Tamiya Mica Blue for this build.

I am restricted to rattle cans for now but have been researching airbrushes. I am leaning towards the Paasche VL or Paasche Talon right now.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

thanks Sam!

i have a Grex piston grip airbrush, it works really well.......lemme find a pic.

cheers
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

here it is, i have an iawata as well......

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its a very nice airbrush, i think it was $290 plus shipping. i dont have a link for the site at the moment, but check them out, if you get a chance

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

Got the body painted and I have to say that the Tamiya spray paints go on as nicely as everyone here has said. I still need to polish it out to remove some of the orange peel.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Haven't been able to get much bench time in with a hectic work schedule but she's coming along...

 

Finished the included engine stand, engine and attached the fabricated aluminum wheel houses and firewall to the chassis.  I had to sand the ends of the wheel houses on the firewall side to fit properly as they were sticking out at the front of the frame rails.

 

I dechromed the intake manifold and plenum and painted them and I think it looks better than the chrome they were finished in.

 

Still need to pick up an airbrush for a better finish but so far I am happy with the progress so far.

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Nice looking build. I really like the color you went with for the body. Keep up the great work!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

Looking nice and clean.



#15 ForcedAWD

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Getting there slowly - 

 

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Progress has been slow but I am learning a lot from the forums here.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I love that color. I did an 06 Mustang in that color back in 06. Tamiya paints do go down smooth. Too bad they cost so much. Great work you're doing.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Love the nova, great color.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Great car, can't wait to see it all done!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

One of my all time favorite kits. The only change I would make to the one I built 20 years ago would be to update the wheels.Looking good!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Great looking Nova...