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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:09 AM

This one already looks a lot different than Ismael's screaming yellow monster :D

Started this new Z06 earlier this week. Spent the better part of Tuesday evening sanding away mold lines, but when I painted the body silver I noticed a good amount of waviness to the body, primarily the hood and front fenders. I already did a bit of rescribing; Revell's body molds just aren't up to snuff w/the Japanese. So there was an extra step of block sanding/repriming/reshooting the silver before applying the clear. However what you see paint-wise all was accomplished over a 4 hour period w/help of a hair dryer and dehydrator...prime (Tamiya white), color (Tamiya TS 75 Mica Silver), dry, micromesh 2400/3200, spot prime (airbrush), spot color (airbrush), dry, micromesh 2400/3200, apply panel lines, respray silver (airbrush), airbrush a few light coats of TS 13 clear, then a couple mist and wet coats of TS 13 directly from the can. I'll micromesh one more time and recoat the clear. I don't do the "wait X number of days/weeks/months 'til dry" deal w/my paint :wink:

Before painting I also removed the molded grille mesh and opened up the side vents to a better scale thickness.

Here she is; looks decent so far, and I like the Ferrari F430 "optional parts" wheels-considering how similar C6's and 360 Modenas and 550 Maranellos look. Got the wheel idea from the BBS rims on the LeMans C6R's. This will have a black/red interior. I may use some Ferrari seats as well. The factory Z06 rims from this kit will grace either a C5 or C6 convertible.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:45 AM

Lookin' might fine Bob!

Love the wheel and tire choice..............looks like something Chevy coulda offered! 8)

Keep us posted!


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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:21 AM

Bob,

What's the rush? Don't you love the smell of paint for a few days? :D
That is looking very good. I'm a very slow builder and you are a very fast one so probably you'll finish first.
That'll be another great build from you.
Are those wheels Fujimi BBS RG346 by any chance? I ordered them for my F430.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:35 AM

Bob,

What's the rush? Don't you love the smell of paint for a few days? :D
That is looking very good. I'm a very slow builder and you are a very fast one so probably you'll finish first.
That'll be another great build from you.
Are those wheels Fujimi BBS RG346 by any chance? I ordered them for my F430.
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The wheels are from a Fujimi Ferrari F430 "Optional Parts Version" which has these 19" BBS wheels and sport seats. The ones you show I think are 17's or 18's and might look small on a modern Ferrari, but I don't have that set in my stash. My F430 Challenge just arrived; it has correct looking 19" BBS-style racing wheels w/centerlock hubs, a modified body w/the correct Challenge trim, modified glass, completely new interior tub w/full rollcage...this one's getting built ASAP (as in hopefully by the end of the long weekend)! I've been dying to build a 360 Modena Challenge in white w/red seats to match an unmarked one I saw at a car show; this one will get built like that 360 since nobody kitted a 360 Challenge car properly.

I knew painting the Z06 would get the Ferrari here faster :wink:

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:43 AM

Any issues with crazing with the Tamiya paints? I shot one with the Dark Mica Blue and it crazed like mad....No primer though.....
Any info would be appreciated....
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Len Geisler

ps: glad I found your posting place, always admired your work....

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 06:38 PM

Any issues with crazing with the Tamiya paints? I shot one with the Dark Mica Blue and it crazed like mad....No primer though.....
Any info would be appreciated....
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Len Geisler

ps: glad I found your posting place, always admired your work....


Thanks! Enjoyed meeting you at the NNL East.

I used Tamiya white primer; it barely crazed the leading edge of the hood where I had block sanded it flush w/the bumper, but a couple scuffs w/micromesh and further coats of primer kept the color from causing any damage. I did the final clearcoat this evening, everything looks A-OK to polish out after overnight in the dehydrator.

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:31 PM

Looks great Bob. I agree with the other comments that your choice of wheels was the perfect decision. I used that color on another project last month and it lays down and polishes up very nicely. While not factory correct a red interior would set it off perfectly.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:55 AM

looks great so far, I just picked this one up as well

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:13 AM

I made some minor progress this weekend on the Z06. On Friday evening I polished the body with 3600/4000 and Tamiya fine and finishing compounds. It's amazingly glossy; my pic doesn't show that off too well. I feel like I cheated; this was an easy finish to achieve with a minimum of effort. The Mica Silver is a cooler shade of silver than gloss aluminum. I also painted the window trim and aero spats in Acryl flat black.

On Saturday a few ACME and CARS members met at Brian Venable's house for a modelpalooza where I cleaned/fitted some resin racing seats I bought at the NNL East from Arrowhead Aluminum (they're supposed to be vending at our show :cool: ) and will use some Museum Collection harnesses/belts on them.

I also glued the engine/torque tube/transaxle together, did some minor work on the seam line, attached the other parts to the engine/transaxle that were to be painted in aluminum and shot them w/Krylon Dull Aluminum (which works well and didn't seem to affect the plastic). I also removed the battery and will fit an oil sump tank in it's place under the hood.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:10 AM

Looking very good Bob....

I bought a Viper just to use the tires but I think I can use the seats in a club racer version of the Z06 I plan. The seats are similar to the ones you used....

BTW, Haven't heard from Brian in a long time. Say hello from me when you see him.....

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