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Tamiya 1/24 1988 Sauber Mercedes C9

Tamiya Sauber Mercedes 1/24

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#21 BMX Addicts

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Dont get your hopes too high guys, I'm like a kid with crayons right now...   :P

 

 

My wife walked into the studio earlier today and saw the car on the display...  She said I should make it Yellow, or Red and in her own words "Even Pink"  IOI

 

Do you think I will ruin the project if I were to consider a custom color???...  Just sayin'


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Do you think I will ruin the project if I were to consider a custom color???...  Just sayin'

 

Juan, it's your build, do it how you want! If you're going for an exact replica, then go with the silver, if you want to see it in '50's aqua, then go for it, this hobby is all about doing what you want to your dream cars, so there is no wrong way to build one!



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

Thanks Mike, been thinking about that all afternoon...   As little as my wife may know about cars, she has a valid point (And for sure you do as well).

 

Always liked the fluorescent colors combined with carbon parts but at the same time I have to think about the brand of the car... That transports me towards a metallic red or something of that nature.    


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

So do it in a new livery with the colors you want and throw in some carbon fiber. There's no reason the car couldn't have gone on in racing on a private level with new look once the factory was done with it.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Paul...  I'm going to go to the hobby shop tomorrow to stare at the paints and see if something pops out.

 

Guys, I just added a new word to my vocabulary "Livery":  A vehicle that denotes a relationship between the wearer of the livery and an individual or corporate body...

 

It looks like this build calls for some Monster Energy Livery

 

I also gained a new motto                         V  V   V   V   V             :wub:  

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

Please "Dont Freak Out"... This was just a test using a damaged body  

 

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I'm not feeling it, it looks like a ricer car. 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

With decals and carbon fiber it might look cool. As a fanboy i would say you could never go wrong with a silver Mercedes Benz. Then again,i also think it would be a fresh breath of air to see someone go they`r own way with colors. What about white? As those old SSK race cars.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:02 AM

Thanks Tommy, I just felt the words Fluorescent and Mercedes just don't mesh well together...  Well maybe the MacLaren Mercedes Orange and Silver would be nice but I'm sure I will ruin it if I try to make lines and stuff.

 

 

This made me really happy though!!!...   Back on track boys

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Interesting thread and a cool car to build. In my pile of Le Mans kits to one day build. Good luck!



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:27 AM

Thank you Jim.

 

 

Primed the chassis...

 

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Not sure if I should wait for the carbon fiber kit before beginning to paint it...   Itchin' !!!!


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

Followed the printout of the carbon sheet online and decided to go ahead and paint the chassis...   Used Metallic Black instead of the Semi-Gloss so that it looks a bit more realistic.

 

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A bit twitchy but I think is OK all things considered  :P

 

I have to find a small sheet of Green Smoke Carbon fiber to install in the rear (According to specs).


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

It looks great. How is the aftermarked hobby carbon? Any brand you would recomend?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:49 AM

It looks great. How is the aftermarked hobby carbon? Any brand you would recomend?

 

 

Thank you Tommy, it is the first time using carbon ever so I wouldn't know who is the best in the market, but I found a page called Scale Motorsports and their product seems of a very good quality...   Placed an order a few days back but now I have to wait for it so that I can wrap the chassis to continue.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:36 AM

No Tamiya Fine Surface Primer in a 20 mile radius and a whole bunch of stuff in transit from the manufacturer, it would be a few days before I can work on this...

 

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

I've got some toys on today's mail....  

 

Ended up trading an unwanted set with a fellow member, for the Sauber Mercedes C9 containing the correct decals for this build:

 

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Also got a few spray cans with color codes that were missing:

 

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And paint brush paints to match:

 

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Also got the decal setter recommended for the Carbon fiber decals:

 

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AND, a newly found product that I wanted to test for future projects...  This product will allow you to replicate candy colors in very high quality (Or so they say):

 

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Still waiting for the carbon fiber and the Tamiya Fine Primer to move on...   



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:04 AM

I wish I had tried this sooner!!!.....

 

Been playing all morning long (With water mostly), and painting with airbrush is FUN!!! 

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

Lookin' great! 

I did a custom livery on mine, nothing wrong with that!

 

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Also be wary of that PS Tamiya paint.. it's for Lexan R/C bodies. :)


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:53 AM

I have the same kit, looking foward to watching your build progress. You definitely spent some $$$ on Tamiya paints. They are worth it though, the spray better than any other brand.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Lookin' great! 

I did a custom livery on mine, nothing wrong with that!

 

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Also be wary of that PS Tamiya paint.. it's for Lexan R/C bodies. :)

 

Thank you Tomo, your Mercedes looks nice!!!...  

 

*edit*...  I didn't know the PS code was lexan paint...   Is the only Tamiya code available for Gold in a spray can :wacko:      

 

 

I have the same kit, looking foward to watching your build progress. You definitely spent some $$$ on Tamiya paints. They are worth it though, the spray better than any other brand.

 

YES!!!, every other spray paint I have tried splashes half way through the can (Even the clear is a pain to use)...    But now that I have gotten a hold of the air brush, it seems an extra expense for Laquer paint is going to have to happen... 

 

you need to rotate the moister trap the regulator nob is suppose to be on top.. and the little chrome thing at the end of the glass bowl it suppose to be at the bottom... other wise the trap will not work as it's suppose to. you may have to add a little extra Teflon tape to make it seal.. just a heads up before disaster strikes your paint

 

Thank you Derick, I just turned it until it was tight...  Will take it back out and add some more teflon then.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

Painted some...

 

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Primed some...

 

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Tomo: You were absolutely right, the PS Tamiya coded paints will not work (Even with primer)...

 

 

Still waiting on the Carbon Fiber stuff...  The seller finally replied saying he will mail it "tomorrow" (All this stuff was ordered on March the 23rd  :angry: ).

 

I will probably start working on the body decals in the meantime.