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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:49 PM
Funny thing is all you guys pop out in my mind while I'm working on this project... knowing a few of you are reading makes me put some extra effort.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:30 PM
Of course we're reading and watching, for a beginner you're doing a great job., what is this, your second model? I wish I had the skills you've got on my second one, I was a glue-bomber for a loooong time!
Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:12 PM
This would be my third model (Even though I have got to confess that I had to repeat a couple bodies and some parts to finish the other two).
Overall happy with the progress so far
Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:31 AM
Still need to touch up a few places and paint all the bolts throughout the engine...
Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:42 AM
Help....While I'm not new to modeling (40 years plus), I am new to these road race cars. I picked up a few of the Hasegawa Merecedes C9 kits and I'm confused on what color the car should be. While the instructions say to paint the body blue, all the pictures I've found so far appear to be a dull black. Can anyone help me with this.
Forgive my ignorance of these cars, I've always loved watching them but have stayed more towards older NASCAR, Drag race & Indy car kits.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:06 AM
Vernon, the 1989 Mercedes C9 can be painted in Black OR in Blue, the Black model uses the AEG Olympia livery and the Blue has Kouros livery (The Silver model is the Factory Team).
Edited by BMX Addicts, 09 April 2013 - 08:12 AM.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:14 AM
Juan....Thank you very much, this is a tremendous help. As I mentioned I'm somewhat new to building these cars but got a very good deal on several Hasegawa kits. While they are not quite as detailed as the Tamiya kits, they are very fun to build and look very impressive on the shelf.
Once again thanks for your help. By the way if those are your kits in photos they look very sharp.
Happy modeling, Vernon
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:59 AM
Thanks Tomo... I wish I could say the same about my hands, everything seems to get drawn to them
Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:45 AM
A bit of a rough morning over here... Ruined, not one, but two firewalls.
Call it lack of ability or missing the right kind of masking tape OR whatever!; I could not figure out how to paint the cage bars alone in metallic blue...
Down to only one left, I decided to paint the whole top section in Blue, but I was so into putting it together, completely forgot to paint the shocks.
I also have to find some fabric to make the seat belts...
Edited by BMX Addicts, 11 April 2013 - 10:13 AM.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:45 PM
FINALLY!!!... Got stuff
Will only be able to use a fraction of this kit, but it should help the detail a bit
The infamous carbon fiber....
Which seems to be for the "OTHER" model, so I will have to wing it freehanded
And some hardware
Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:30 AM
Ta-Ta!!!.... My carbon fiber debout
A bit off on the silhouettes because of the bigger size prints and before giving it some heat; most visible marks are from excess glue and/or paint
Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:01 AM
Looking great! Wish I had the patience to make mine as clean, keep it up.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:23 AM
Thanks again Tomo, but not so fast... I may even ask if you have a gun handy and may be willing to put me down at once!!!
Worked a little more on the car last night and honestly thought the chassis was finished (On a side note, this kit comes with no pedals)...
This morning getting ready to continue working on the body I realized there is an irreparable mistake...
When pressing the cockpit into the engine bay, the bottom pins came up and lifted the engine compartment
This creates a gap that does not allow the body to fit all the way down...
The boddy seats off center and the air filters do not fit right into the holes...
Pretty frustrated at the moment; I may finish this just for kicks and giggles, but it tears me inside out
Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:26 AM
Finished the decals in the front...
Edited by BMX Addicts, 13 April 2013 - 10:36 AM.