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#81 beeRS

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:37 AM

This is cracking work Geoff. It's going to be one smart model when finished. It is true that this particular Fujimi kit is probably the pinnacle of 1/24 kits in terms of detail. I am in the process of building this kit too so I will enjoy watching your build. Keep up the good work.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

Hi,
Nice work with the flocking :-) what glue did you use and where from having a nightmare flocking using normal white glue ? Please explain as very frustrated car modeller at the moment :-)

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:41 AM

I used to use Solvite repair adhesive for flocking, but they have changed the formula, and it now more wallpaper paste in texture than a PVA glue, so for this one I found a bottle of Evostick PVA woodwork glue thinned out slightly with distilled water, 

 

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I find working on small sections at a time instead of trying to do the whole floorpan makes for a better finish, brush the glue on, sprinkle on the flocking using a mesh sieve, press down into the corners etc using your finger, and leave to dry, I usually let is sit on the side for around an hour before I touch it again to work on another section, the flocking I'm using for this build is a lot finer than I have previously used on other builds and I'm finding that two coats of the flocking fibres are needed.

 

I'm actually in the middle of writing a book and the subject is how to do all the finer detail work on model cars, such as the Bare metal foil, flocking, painting, wet sanding & polishing, etc, when if will get finished or published I don't know at the moment, as I have never done anything like this before.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:44 AM

It is true that this particular Fujimi kit is probably the pinnacle of 1/24 kits in terms of detail. 

 

Well apart from the 911 Convetible I built earlier, these Fujimi kits certainly have more parts than any other models I have built in the past .....



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:15 AM

Geoff, glad to see you're back at it, always enjoy your work. This one's going to be another great addition to your collection.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:21 AM

I need to airbrush a few small parts before I can any further with the build, but today I did a little more BMF on it ....

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

Well as the weather is on the turn over here, it's time to crank on the heating and spending more time in the hobby room, got the seats put together, side panels all fitted out and fitted into place, plus the dashboard, some parts are a little tricky to get to fit, but nothing too hard, a bit of touching up to hide a few marks on the side panels, but once dry won't be noticed.

 

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

Absolutely stunning work ! The interior color is very realistic , what color is it or is it a mix ? Notice in previous threads the paints you used ???????

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:33 AM

This is AMAZING  :o



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:01 AM

Sweet..very clean build..like the color choices



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

That interior is mind blowing!  Are the gauge bezels BMF or paint ?



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

That interior is mind blowing!  Are the gauge bezels BMF or paint ?

 

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Absolutely stunning work ! The interior color is very realistic , what color is it or is it a mix ? Notice in previous threads the paints you used ???????

Dave H

 

The seats and side panels are a mix of Humbrol enamels, mixed to replicate the photo's of the full size 356 I'm working on.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:33 PM

Awesome work, and I love following these kind of write ups, great job! 



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

i am sure your 1/1 356 will be just as good as your 1/24. Great details. Got a B cab to restore and A coupe and Speedster to build slowly for my diorama in 1/24.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:48 AM

i am sure your 1/1 356 will be just as good as your 1/24. Great details. Got a B cab to restore and A coupe and Speedster to build slowly for my diorama in 1/24.

 

Sorry, that was a slight 'Typo' it should have read "Working from" & not working on, I only wish I had a 1:1 356 sitting in my garage .....



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

Yup, that interior is gorgeous, first rate.