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#21 BMX Addicts

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

I agree with both of you, "IF" I could have matched the yellow on the wheels to the Star Card decals...

 

Worked a little on the front end today, just waiting on the springs and tension bars to dry up to glue them together.

 

Ah!!...  Replacement hose for the air brush arrived today, WRONG ONE AGAIN!!!  :blink:



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

All I have that are staggered wheel setup is the stock dodge viper acr wheels and the stock corvette zr1 wheels, I'm not sure if you would be interested in either of those but if you are I am still interested in the 6 spoke(te37) wheels

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

All I have that are staggered wheel setup is the stock dodge viper acr wheels and the stock corvette zr1 wheels, I'm not sure if you would be interested in either of those but if you are I am still interested in the 6 spoke(te37) wheels

 

The TW37 wheels would have to be stripped, they have a coat of Tamiya fine surface primer and a really bad coat of yellow...  If you want them they are yours for the cost of the postage  ;)

 

 

 

I have not been able to work much on the model lately, but I did put together the front end...   I wish I had the ability to make it look more realistic.

 

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May have to go back to school...   I'm up to a third hose and still can't get the right one to match the air brush to the compressor  :lol:

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:27 AM

BLAH!!!!....    And now I've got to re do the tires

 

There was some glue drip from the front end assembly and had the brilliant idea of masking around it to spray over it, then I realized it was not going to work so I pulled out the tape...  Wheel decals and all  :blink:

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

Ooooh, I like that dark metal finish on the underside, is that just straight up spray paint over primer?

 

About the airbrush, not too much difference spraying out of it compared to a can of paint, everything is about technique. You waste a lot less paint with the airbrush though since you can get it exactly where you want. Don't worry about learning to use it, as long as the paint is the right consistency you won't have any problems. Using an airbrush is easy to master, the biggest hassle you may have is just cleaning it when you're done, or when you want to change colors.

 

I hate that blue hose by the way, two of them popped within a week before I stopped using them lol


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:27 AM

Yes, I agree, the chassis paint looks very real (Is Tamiya Light Gun metal TS-42).

 

I have to say that I dont mind painting the bodies or any other larger parts with spray paint, but I always wanted to be able to use the airbrush like all the guys you see on the YouTube tutorials (Have followed the Plamo Tsukurou channel for a long time and even though is in Chinese or Japanese, I truly enjoy looking the stuff they make: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jiscuit ).

 

Talking about spray paint...  I think I just ruined the body as well.  

 

Brand new can of Testors clear coat enamel and the thing just went wild half way down the job...   It was the last one so I could not stop, the paint was not flowing uniformly and I had mora clear on my hands than in the body of the car.   Looks Ok but not great, may have to polish a little and do an additional coat

 

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Spent some time talking to a local hobby shop owner, I'm not sure if he was trying to sell something more, but he was very persistent on the idea of me trying a bigger scale, he seemed to believe a noob would do much better...  What do you guys think? 


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:38 AM

It makes sense to start with a bigger scale, it's easier to paint larger details and work with bigger parts, but it'd be funny if he was trying to sell you a big honking tank model when you're there buying 1/24 race cars.

 

I'd love to make some 1/18 scale cars, mainly so I can make 1/18 figures to ride them (GI Joe scale), but I'm not keen on spending 50 bucks for a big model haha. The selection of models isn't that great either.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:00 AM

Yes, you are right...   AND I did turn around to look at the larger models, the selection is very limited in 1/12 and if you are a Race car fanatic you'll be stuck with 70's stuff (F1 mostly), not to mention they all are all on the $ 120.00 range (Almost grabbed a 1960's Beetle though...  The Ford GT with the photo etched parts looks awesome as well, this one is $ 140something).

 

Not long ago I found a very nice paint on eBay in both Red and Yellow (Candy)...   Been starring at them and can't wait to use them on a new project, maybe I'll go back to the hobby shop and get the Beetle after all IOI

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Go to your local hardware store/plumbing supplies and find the correct adapters to fit the hose to your airbrush, or you can use quick couplers on the brush and hose. Hose attachment points on airbrushes are either 1/8" or 1/4". I have a small adapter on one of my brushes so I can use the same hose for all them. You can find them at Coast Airbrush or any good airbrush supplier.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thanks DR, I did make a trip to Home Depot, they have the 1/4" and 1/8" adapters which would fit pretty much all available compressors out there, the problem is the Paasche airbrush, it is smaller than 1/8".

 

I found a place that sells the original Paasche hoses in all lengths, will order a 10' this week.

 

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Still thinking about the 1/12 :P  


Edited by BMX Addicts, 13 March 2013 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Man, that sucks about the rim and tire, I always get nervous during final assembly due to things like that. I had problems with my airbrush and hose too, I spent quite a while in Home Depot with the hose and regulator getting the proper fittings to make it all work..if I only used a standard airbrush instead of a cheapo Testors I could have bought a hose easily and made it work!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

Well, that's just it...  Another note for the Rule book:  "INSTALL THE TIRES LAST"!!!.

 

The cruel thing is the wheels had already been sprayed with clear and it had to be precisely on the one that had the decal off center, so now it has all the white leftovers stuck in between the clear and the paint  :blink:

 

In all honest truth, I just dont want to go back to my experience with the Nissan where I ended up buying three kits to finish one...  For Real!!!

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

Another small step... 

 

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Just needs the cardan and will be ready to start on the interior

 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

Ah!!!....  I replaced the tires that had the broken decals...

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:37 AM

Meeeeeh.....   Moving on

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

Lights are on...    Gonna need to make a whole lot more builds to set them right  :wacko:

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

Nice to see you recovered from the tire nightmare, chassis looks good, and so do the headlights and tail lights! But what is the green thing on the trunk between the tail lights?



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Nice to see you recovered from the tire nightmare, chassis looks good, and so do the headlights and tail lights! But what is the green thing on the trunk between the tail lights?

Fuel filler dry brake?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:48 AM

I have no idea what that is, but looking at the decals it may be the fuel intake cap?...  I just thought it would be nice to paint it in green (Mistake!!!), I will make it black.

 

Installed the roll cage today...  Glueing those little bars together was HARD!!!... 

 

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Still there is a spot in the back I could not make fit (I attached one of the bars ahead to use as a guide and it was wrong  :P ).

 

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