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#41 WizPorsche944

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:55 AM

Looks great so far, where did you find that paint ?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

Looks great so far, where did you find that paint ?

 

For the body ?? I had it mixed by Paints4u, http://www.paints4u.com/ I've been using them for a few years now, and can pretty much any shade I want, they even managed to mix up some of the metallic blue that Carlisle trucking use, luckily I managed to get the colour code, and they found it, cost's me £11.99 for 100mls, either cellulose lacquer or basecoat.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

 

For the body ?? I had it mixed by Paints4u, http://www.paints4u.com/ I've been using them for a few years now, and can pretty much any shade I want, they even managed to mix up some of the metallic blue that Carlisle trucking use, luckily I managed to get the colour code, and they found it, cost's me £11.99 for 100mls, either cellulose lacquer or basecoat.

Great, Thanks for the info.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

that is why I chose the drum over the disc when I build the B.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

Beautiful work on a great model Geoff !

 

 

You can't get in the U.K either, which is why I had to order it from Hong Kong ....

 

It's available at my LHS here in Canada.

I think different countries have restrictions on what chemicals and paints can be imported. Here in Canada sometimes the biggest hurdle is the required bi-lingual packaging !



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

Have you clearcoated the body or have you polished the paint? And if you have cleared the body what kind of clear have u used.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:13 AM

Have you clearcoated the body or have you polished the paint? And if you have cleared the body what kind of clear have u used.

 

No clearcoat was used, it was painted in cellulose lacquer, like the real thing would have been painted back in the 60's, and was wetsanded and polished.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:02 AM

Got the chassis/fllorpan masked up over the weekend and sprayed this morning, I'm still not 100% happy with the floor, as like the 911 Fujimi mold the floor as though it has no carpet or covering on it, as you can see all the strengthening ribs in it, I may make some panels out of sheet yet, as most 356's had a rubber covering on the floor and carpet around the sides, although it might be a lot easier just to flock the complete interior ....

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

Well I had a look for some flocking to match the interior, but I didn't have any in stock, looking on the 'net, what I needed was some 'Buff' coloured flocking, no one in the U.K had any in stock, so I've had to order some from BNA Model World, so I will start building the engine up, just a few small parts to paint before I can do that, so I started to work on the dashboard, top dash rail was masked off and airbrushed the same colour I had mixed up for the seats and door cards, then the dials were done using BMF, when the decals go on, you'll only see the chrome rings, a little bit of detail painting yet before it's finished 

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:24 AM

Beautiful!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:26 AM



What's you plan for the panel lines Geoff?

 

Well the Tamiya Panel line accent paint arrived the weekend, so today I thought I would give it a go on the door panel lines, I did use it over the weekend on the cooling fan for the engine, it really made the fan blades stand out, I also got the engine 99% finished as well ....

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:41 AM

What a sweet little engine. Wonder if it might fit in the Tamiya beetle?



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

also got the steering wheel done, again it was painted using Tamiya XF-59 desert yellow, dry brushed with Tamiya bronze and then given a couple of coats of Tamiya clear orange

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Nice work, Geoff. Do you paint almost all your models with an airbrush?

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

Very beautiful paint on this! Nice work Geoff!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nice work, Geoff. Do you paint almost all your models with an airbrush?

 

Michel

 

I use a fine 10/0 brush for fine detail work, but I try to use an airbrush as much as I can on a build, 



Very beautiful paint on this! Nice work Geoff!

 

Thank you, I'm really enjoying this build, even though there's still a long way to go yet ....



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Did a little more to the engine before I shut up for the day, 

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

Wow Geoff, great job so far

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

also got the steering wheel done, again it was painted using Tamiya XF-59 desert yellow, dry brushed with Tamiya bronze and then given a couple of coats of Tamiya clear orange
 
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OMG..... that steering wheel is beautiful! As a matter of fact, the entire build is turning out beautiful. I started out working for Porsche/Audi and have fond memories of wrenching on these cars,B)

Thanks for the trip back in time! ;)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Well just under a week since I've last posted here, not a lot of work has been done to the little 356, I got the dash finished today, apart from the grab handle that needs to go by the glovebox lid, 

 

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The interior is coming on o.k, but I have had to order some more adhesive in, so I can't do anymore until that arrives

 

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Gearlever detailed

 

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