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#21 futurattraction

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

As already noted by a few others, if it weren't for a couple of the underhood shots, it could pass very easily for a 1:1.  As Don, above, inquired, how did you get your K&N filter to look so realistic?  That is one piece that truly gives it the look of a 1:1.  Super nice build, any way you slice it...!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

Very Very nice!   I really like the dark color.  Its also a super clean build.  If mine (when ever I get to it) even turns out 1/2 that nice I will be very happy!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

Thanks again everyone!

I`m not sure of the color...I just know it was some type of Duplicolor dark metallic silver, I believe a Ford color. It was a couple years ago that I painted it. 

For the K&N, I used Tamiya flat red with some black mixed in. I would have to guess about 5 parts red to 1 part black.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

David, another absolute masterpiece from you, as is always the case mate. B)

Regardless of colour, which I like BTW, the whole model is beautifully built and flawlessly presented, great work.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:24 AM

Thanks Hawk312 for the color mix used on the K&N. Looking forward to starting on mine.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

STUNNING.
 

-MJS



#27 Mrdarkmonkey96

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:23 AM

how do you get such flawless paint ?!?

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:48 AM

how do you get such flawless paint ?!?

Agreed!! Is the Duplicolor that you used ready to spray in an aerosol can and what did you use for clear? Also,are the stripes stenciled on using paint? I ask because every one of these I have seen built the builder has complained of how fragile and bad the kit stripes are ,one of the reasons why I haven't started on mine yet due to trying to decide how I would tackle the stripe issue.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Thanks guys!

 

I use the duplicolor cans that you can get at autozone, advance auto, pep boys, etc. I also use their clear off the shelf. All ready to spray in an aerosol. I usually use 5 coats of clear at a minimum, and wet sand it out with 1500-3000 grit, followed by rubbing and polishing compound. The top stripes were masked and painted, The rocker stripes are the kit decals. The decals did seem a little fragile, but there are crisp and very opaque.

Hope this helps! 



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:10 AM

Thanks guys!

 

I use the duplicolor cans that you can get at autozone, advance auto, pep boys, etc. I also use their clear off the shelf. All ready to spray in an aerosol. I usually use 5 coats of clear at a minimum, and wet sand it out with 1500-3000 grit, followed by rubbing and polishing compound. The top stripes were masked and painted, The rocker stripes are the kit decals. The decals did seem a little fragile, but there are crisp and very opaque.

Hope this helps! 

Were both the paint and clear used lacquer, or enamel?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

That paint work is incredible, as always in your builds. It looks like glass, very nice shine and completely smooth too. Great job, I really like this one. Nice work in the engine bay also.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:23 AM

Your Shelby is stunning!

The paint is smooth as glass.

 

The details and assembly are clean, it looks like a 1:1 car!

 

Congratulations!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

Nice work brother.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

That looks flawless buddy! Top notch build as usual! Now I wish I would have kept this kit and not traded it off...great work! Oh yeah...I'm with everyone else. The paint color chosen is much better than the factory color!



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

Agreed!! Is the Duplicolor that you used ready to spray in an aerosol can and what did you use for clear? Also,are the stripes stenciled on using paint? I ask because every one of these I have seen built the builder has complained of how fragile and bad the kit stripes are ,one of the reasons why I haven't started on mine yet due to trying to decide how I would tackle the stripe issue.


You could build a stripe delete car. Although uncommon, they do exist lol

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:49 AM

This is just amazing! 



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

Nice job. Some of those pictures look like a 1:1 car!



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:55 AM

Did you use some kind of polisher? I'm new to all of this stuff, but I want my Mustang (first serious project) to look stunning. I'd appreciate some tips on the paint. And once again, this Mustang is amazing, you have a great talent. 



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

Did you use some kind of polisher? I'm new to all of this stuff, but I want my Mustang (first serious project) to look stunning. I'd appreciate some tips on the paint. And once again, this Mustang is amazing, you have a great talent. 

 

Thanks Aukoue! No special polisher used, just alot of elbow grease.  :)  I used Duplicolor paints straight from the can. I make sure there is plenty of clear on it (at least five coats) and wet  sand up to 3000 grit. I use Meguiars rubbing compound. I just happen to have the 105/205 combination for my 1:1 cars, but that would be expensive for just the models ($35/bottle each  :o ). I think you could get their rubbing compound and swirl and haze remover, and would probably be pretty close. I also use Tamiya "Finish" compound for the final rub down. 



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

Gorgeous!!!  Think I'm going to have to build one of these...