Jump to content


The famous Z06 oil tank and finished interiors *PICS*


  • You cannot reply to this topic
12 replies to this topic

#1 ismaelg

ismaelg

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,076 posts
  • Location:Puerto Rico
  • Full Name:Ismael E. Gonzalez-Valentin

Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:24 PM

Hello,

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.
Posted Image

...and here are the finished interiors:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
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.

Thanks,

#2 Scale-Master

Scale-Master

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,217 posts
  • Location:So. Cal. Beach area

Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:37 AM

Looking good Ismael! Great job on the oil tank too!

#3 crispy

crispy

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,969 posts
  • Location:Minnesota

Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:37 AM

I can't believe how realistic it all looks. The oil cooler is really a nice toouch Ismael!
Chris

#4 MrObsessive

MrObsessive

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,957 posts
  • Location:Steelton, PA

Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:58 AM

That oil cooler really makes the difference Ismael!

BTW, where did you get the "jumping" instructions decal? That's a real nice touch for the engine bay.



#5 ismaelg

ismaelg

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,076 posts
  • Location:Puerto Rico
  • Full Name:Ismael E. Gonzalez-Valentin

Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:48 PM

Thanks guys!

Bill, I made my own "jumping" decal on my computer. I took a picture of one straight on and reduced it for printing.

Thanks,

#6 MonoPed

MonoPed

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,368 posts
  • Location:Hernando, FL

Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:20 PM

You certainly are "the corvette guy", Izzy - very nice work!

#7 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 532 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:34 PM

Looking great Izzy, what color did you use on the interior?

#8 ismaelg

ismaelg

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,076 posts
  • Location:Puerto Rico
  • Full Name:Ismael E. Gonzalez-Valentin

Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Kyle,

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.

Thanks,

#9 jbwelda

jbwelda

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location:witless protection
  • Full Name:William Just

Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:16 AM

say, where did those restraint belts come from? i need some for a project im working on and will post pics of here shortly. i was planning on using 5 point harnesses but it would actually look much better with stock restraints like what youve got there.

#10 mrglubaum

mrglubaum

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Location:Charleston, AR

Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:27 AM

That's some outrageous detail work! This is a convertible, right?

#11 ismaelg

ismaelg

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,076 posts
  • Location:Puerto Rico
  • Full Name:Ismael E. Gonzalez-Valentin

Posted 12 July 2006 - 11:58 AM

Lee,
This is not for a convertible. This is for a Z06 and unfortunately, the interiors will be barely visible.

Bill,
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.
Posted Image

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

#12 MrObsessive

MrObsessive

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,957 posts
  • Location:Steelton, PA

Posted 12 July 2006 - 01:55 PM

HA!!

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:


#13 jbwelda

jbwelda

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location:witless protection
  • Full Name:William Just

Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:20 PM

ah so those were just basically some photo etch buckles you had lying around. i think i got some of those...i use masking tape for belts too but maybe i will try the solder wick.

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!