The famous Z06 oil tank and finished interiors *PICS*
Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:24 PM
Here is my version of the Z06 oil tank. Sorry for the dark picture. I took dozens of pics but the light was not good. I'll take better pics later.
Note I also added the jump starting instructions sticker.
...and here are the finished interiors:
Interiors are still dusty from the flocking, so I need to wipe them clean before final assembly.
Now it's on to the body. I don't need a dehydrator. :wink:
It took me more than 2 weeks to get to this point so the paint should be dry enough for polishing.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:37 AM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:58 AM
BTW, where did you get the "jumping" instructions decal? That's a real nice touch for the engine bay.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:48 PM
Bill, I made my own "jumping" decal on my computer. I took a picture of one straight on and reduced it for printing.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:20 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:34 PM
Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:13 PM
For the interiors I used Humbrol flat dark grey mixed with a few drops of Testors black. The idea was to create a very dark gray but not quite black. I like the Model Masters Euro 1 Gray for this, but it was not available, so I mixed it. The side bolsters are Model Masters Neutral Gray. Since it is a very flat military color, I airbrushed a second coat very dilluted to get a little hint of gloss. Still flat, but not dead flat. The aluminum trim is good old Model Masters Aluminum.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:16 AM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:27 AM
Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:58 AM
This is not for a convertible. This is for a Z06 and unfortunately, the interiors will be barely visible.
The belts on this model are made out of a special exotic material called Masking tape
I simply cut the tape to the desired width and paint it. You kind of "texture" it with the paint. I cut it so it fits the photoetch buckles. I do that on models where they will be hard to see like this one.
For a racing type harness, I did this red one below using solder wick. It is copper material used in electronics to absorb and remove solder. It is a bit more tricky to work with. Some may argue the pattern is too strong but I like how it looks. You can find it at Radio Shack or any other electronics oriented store.
Hope this helps.
Posted 12 July 2006 - 01:55 PM
Solder wick for belts! I woulda never thought of that, and I use the stuff everyday at work!
Just goes to show that you never stop learning in this hobby! :mrgreen:
Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:20 PM
i actually thought they were a specific belt set but your answer is very helpful, so thanks for that. i fail to remember hardly anyone builds straight from even an aftermarket set!