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#1 iderek

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

It's been a while since my last build~ and so, I have finally decided to build another again haha!
This one will be a little special for me since I haven't done a full decal model yet.

This thread has been completed, here's the link to "UnderGlass": http://www.modelcars...showtopic=73255

 

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Hope nothing bad happens~ hehe

 

Ok, so far I have completed the chassis and part of the interior, check it out!

This is will be all OOB, so I will tend to detail it as much as I can with only paint.

 

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Hope you guys like this!


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#2 martinfan5

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Going to be watching this one, I have been holding off building mine , not looking forward to the decals



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

FANTASTIC work! It looks like it's off to quite a nice start.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

Like martinfan said. Im holding off on both of my miku kits. I have this one and the gt3 Porsche

So far it looks great. I am put off building mine because of the Japanese only decal instructions. I even contacted fujimi and they never replied.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

AWESOME!  All that colour inside makes it look like a video game!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

I am put off building mine because of the Japanese only decal instructions. I even contacted fujimi and they never replied.


Fujimi is the least, how shall we say, export friendly of the 4 Japanese companies. Even if non-Japanese instructions existed, they'd be in the same garbled machine-translated "English" that the warnings before the assembly diagrams are featured in, and I'm not sure that'd be any more clear than what you got in the kit.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Thanks guys~ I'm going to have a lot of fun when I start decal-ling it lol

 

 

 

Like martinfan said. Im holding off on both of my miku kits. I have this one and the gt3 Porsche

So far it looks great. I am put off building mine because of the Japanese only decal instructions. I even contacted fujimi and they never replied.

 

Well, I'm not Jjapanese, but I can somewhat understand on what to do with the hood and side panels..
I'll let you know what works best as I go along, or I'll keep posting here as a step by step



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:31 PM

Got the roll cage installed and did some test fitting with the body~
everything according to plan!! mwahahahaha

 

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Okay, I guess I'll do a little step by step with the body~

 

So, first.. I glued on the 6 separated pieces of the body (front vents, side panels and rear intake)

 

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I then primed the whole thing using Tamiya Surface Primer (FINE). After drying for a whole night, I laid down the base coat of Tamiya Acrylic X-2 using my airbrush.

 

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My camera sucks lol!

and MORE TO COME~



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

I'll be watching this one too. I've got this one in the stash. I'm on one hand digging the decals and on the other hand thinking they are the goofiest things I've ever seen. I am really looking forward to seeing what your experience with the decals is. It is looking good so far!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:32 PM

I'll be watching this one too. I've got this one in the stash. I'm on one hand digging the decals and on the other hand thinking they are the goofiest things I've ever seen. I am really looking forward to seeing what your experience with the decals is. It is looking good so far!

 

Thanks Z~ its quite a handful once you get to the body..

And after waiting for about 3 days for the white to dry, I finally started the decal-ing process!!

 

Here's my step by step~
First, following the number sequence on the bottom of the picture and applying the required decal in that position.

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Here's the progress.

 

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Some tips I can give you is that;
-decal softener (if you have some) <- will become handy when you have to apply to some curved and angle body panels
-clear paint <- i used Tamiya Acrylic X22 as a decal glue on some tight spots where the decal wouldn't stick
-needle <- to get rid of any air pockets after you applied the decal

-q-tips <- for smoothing out the decal (not really required)

-patience <- you'll definitely need a lot of this! lol  :P 
 



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

Alright, next segment!!

 

This one is pretty much self explanatory, use the required decal in the following positions.

 

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I started off from the roof and then worked my way to the trunk (boot).

 

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Take your time on the roof!!

For the holes on the side of the trunk (boot) you'll need to punch it through.

And I did the panel line of the trunk (boot) just so it looks more realistic.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:57 AM

Keep it up she looks awesome. I bet you just cant wait to jump on that hood (bonnet).

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

Keep it up she looks awesome. I bet you just cant wait to jump on that hood (bonnet).

 

Yea man!! that's going to be next~ I just hope I won't screw it up last minute.. haha

 

Here's the rear bumper section

Same thing with the front, follow the number sequence with the corresponding decal.


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And here is what it will look like after.

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

That is nice.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

I really like and appreciate you doing the step-by-step shots on this. Looks like you are doing a fantastic job on the decals. Have you thought about clearing them or not? Does the carrier film show very much? I don't really see any in your pics. Keep up the good work Derek!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

I really like and appreciate you doing the step-by-step shots on this. Looks like you are doing a fantastic job on the decals. Have you thought about clearing them or not? Does the carrier film show very much? I don't really see any in your pics. Keep up the good work Derek!

 

no problem Z, and there is a texture to the decal, but it's very little. When you shine a light to it, it shows up like gloss.

I was thinking about if I should clear coat this or not, but I think I will. I'm going to shoot a few layers of Tamiya Acylic X-22 clear, if it comes out pretty smooth, I might just leave it, since I don't want to ruin it lol



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

Very cool!  I really like the Z3 and Z4 anyway....I didnt know they had a kit of the Z4....I have to get me one now!

 

 This is what I did with my Z3 after seeing a real on on the street with a weather beaten rag top..and decided there needed to be a better top for this killer little car.  I built mine about 9 years ago before they even made the Z4

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

Looks great.........and very challenging.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

Very cool!  I really like the Z3 and Z4 anyway....I didnt know they had a kit of the Z4....I have to get me one now!

 

 This is what I did with my Z3 after seeing a real on on the street with a weather beaten rag top..and decided there needed to be a better top for this killer little car.  I built mine about 9 years ago before they even made the Z4

 

 

that looks amazing!!
 

 

 

Looks great.........and very challenging.

 

It is really challenging once you get to the decal part.

AND HERE'S AN UPDATE ON THE HOOD!!!
For this part, time is your friend.. take as much time as you need!!

On the instructions, follow the number sequence like the rear bumper, and apply the following decal.

 

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Cut along the line that is dotted on the main hood decal, use the instructions as reference.

For the hood vents, you'll need to cut the clear part of the decal out (you can cut it before applying or cut as you go)

For the hood pin holes, just punch it through like the rear trunk (boot)

Here is what the final product should look like.

 

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Hope you guys like it!!