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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Getting started on this now, going to be using Scale Finishes paint, Ferrari Electric blue, not much to show, right now.
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Here is the paint
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First the body out of the box, and yes, the hood and body are molded in two different colors  :headscratch:
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in primer and getting the mold lines removed
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Should done the spoon test first,but I like the way the blue looked over white primer vs gray primer, so now the body in white primer
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

yea that different color molded hood ( bonnet ) made me scratch my head too. but you can see on the box art it was done that way on purpose.. weird!

Yeah, I knew it was, but I dont get why they did it :lol:



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Nice kit!!! Can't wait to see what you do!!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Me too :lol: , I just hope I dont mess this one up :lol:



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

You'll be fine with it!!! Another kit I'm gonna have to get though. I got a fleet of Ferrari's that I want to build someday.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

This was after the first round of paint, I have already done one more coat , and clear is next

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Might be too late Jonathan, but have you considered polishing the paint instead of using clear? Or do you clear-coat first and then polish?



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

hey johnny
i have yet to try the scalefinishszzzz (or however you spell it in possessive form) paints yet. can you give us a brief rundown of how they flow what thinners are needed and what clear to use. also any troubles you may have come across.

the car looks great. i cant wait to get mine.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Might be too late Jonathan, but have you considered polishing the paint instead of using clear? Or do you clear-coat first and then polish?

Troy, yes, it is a bit late ;) , I have already got the clear on, but I am still perfecting the polishing , so I burn through no matter what I do, I am getting better,  if I skip the sanding part, and use a rubbing compound to smooth out the paint, for the most part, I dont burn through, but it never fails, when wet sanding, I will burn through somewhere .

 

hey johnny
i have yet to try the scalefinishszzzz (or however you spell it in possessive form) paints yet. can you give us a brief rundown of how they flow what thinners are needed and what clear to use. also any troubles you may have come across.

the car looks great. i cant wait to get mine.

Gary,  Scale Finishes paint is great, its very much worth the money,  the paint comes pre thinned and ready to paint, the flow is good too,  I have used Duplicolor , Testor lacquer clears, and I am using Mr Hobby clear for this one, the Scion FRS, the Merc SL65 AMG I used Mr Hobby clear.   I shoot the paint between 25-30 PSI, I would have to double check what I have it set at

 

The only troubles I have had, was mine own doing, I got little excited and put to much paint on at once , and it crazed the body, but , it was also an Aoshima body, and the plastic is very sensitive , I talked to Jameston about it, and we figured out it was my fault :lol: , but he was willing to help ;)

 

Body after the second semi wet coat

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Edited by martinfan5, 02 February 2013 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

I really like that color. I guess they made the hood gray because they could put it on one of the gray trees. Is weird however.



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

I am a huge Ferrari fan. I love the blue on this..... cant wait to see more photos!

 

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Looks good in blue!!!!!! Didn't know how it would look but it looks good!!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

Started work on the engine
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Here it is in clear , two wet coats
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Once again... Great work Jonathan! Loving that blue mate! I note the problems you mention about never failing to "burr" through, when polishing following a wet sand. Maybe the grit of the sanding cloth might be too harsh, especially when following it up with a harsh polishing compound?
As the Asperta stands now, to get an even better shine, try a very smooth & light wet sand with 4 or maybe even 6000 grit, just enough to take out & smooth down any orange peel. Follow this up with another 3-4 light to medium clear coats. Let gas out fully then wet sand again with 4-6000 grit. If you're happy with the final sand then start the polishing, but do it section by section & go slow mate.... The faster you go the more friction/heat gets to the paint... This causing "burring" ;-)
Hope this might help you out mate.
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ps: stop building so quick!! I can't keep up with your builds! Lol!

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

Very nice job Jonathan! It's looking good.

As for scalefinishes. The label he posted says it is a basecoat and requires a clearcoat. Other paints of scalefinishes are single stage and do not require clearcoats. Most of the ones I bought are single stage and come out very shinny.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:52 AM

Nice



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

Wow!  Awsome color.  Nice work, 



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

That looks great, ,good choice of the color.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

Very nice job Jonathan! It's looking good.

As for scalefinishes. The label he posted says it is a basecoat and requires a clearcoat. Other paints of scalefinishes are single stage and do not require clearcoats. Most of the ones I bought are single stage and come out very shinny.

Raoul, you are right, I forgot that he does have single stage paint, I believe those are enamel based paint,  I have not used those yet, glad you brought that up



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

That color looks great.