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#121 GeeBee

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 10:26 AM

Rear lights and rear number plate backing plate fitted, lights were airbrushed using Tamiya clear red and orange acrylics

 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 10:50 AM

Hi Geoff, nice to see you back working on this little guy. Cant wait to see it all finished.



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:42 PM

Hi Geoff, nice to see you back working on this little guy. Cant wait to see it all finished.


It's getting close, just need to mask up the windows to airbrush the black rubber seals, front & rear bumpers and a few chrome parts and bumpers, then she will be finished ....

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 06:38 AM

99% finished, just door handles, wiper blades and windows, which I will get round to masking up and airbrushing over the weekend ...

 

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:35 PM

beautiful looking model



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:43 AM

Very nice work, I've been watching!   I have this kit and am thinking, since it's a low end Euro model, to build a German Post Office vehicle.  I have some reference photos of same in bright yellow.  It will go well with my current project, the East German Trabant postal vehicle! 



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:15 AM

Very nice work, I've been watching!   I have this kit and am thinking, since it's a low end Euro model, to build a German Post Office vehicle.  I have some reference photos of same in bright yellow.  It will go well with my current project, the East German Trabant postal vehicle! 

 

My next one, and yes I have a few more of these in the stash, will be done in Marine blue, I've also got a few of the 1500 Convertible to build, I might even make molds and cast the bigger Euro' bumpers, engine cover and high back seats and make a 1500 saloon, 

 

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:18 AM

Door handles fitted, now it's time to work on the windows, I always polish the windows using Novus # 2 before fixing them in place, it really makes the plastic look clearer and more like glass than clear plastic, I did a dry fit with the rear screen and noticed that you could see the orange bodywork through the screen, so I used a permanent black artists pens to colour the lip in black

 

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 06:36 AM

Geoff I never would have guess of using Novus # 2 on the windows. That's a great tip..



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:51 AM



Geoff I never would have guess of using Novus # 2 on the windows. That's a great tip..

 

It does make a difference, after the masking tape was removed it was given a wipe over with the Novus #1, 

 

Window masked up with Tamiya 18mm tape

 

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Window wiped over with Novus #1 and fixed in place using clear epoxy

 

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 08:58 AM

Rear side windows painted and fitted, one front side window done in bmf, the frame is so thin, probably the hardest part I've ever had to cover in bmf

 

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

Fantastic bmf as usual Geoff.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 09:12 AM

Fantastic bmf as usual Geoff.

 

Thanks Shay, that wasn't easy, the window frame is so thin, oh well, only one more to do and the front screen to mask off and airbrush satin black, two wiper arms and she's finished.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

Geoff-

Are you having both door windows rolled up?  I usually like to roll at least one down for  better interior viewing (and for fishing for parts if something inside becomes loose!)

 

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I think you can see in my photo where each window is rolled to a different position... I just think it adds interest to a model!



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 11:23 AM

I don't think that's on the Script, LOL.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

very nice bug sir! nice color choice.



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:22 PM

Geoff-
Are you having both door windows rolled up?  I usually like to roll at least one down for  better interior viewing (and for fishing for parts if something inside becomes loose!)
 
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I think you can see in my photo where each window is rolled to a different position... I just think it adds interest to a model!


It would be nice, but the way the window is moulded with the frame, if not impossible, it would seriously weaken the frame

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:25 PM

very nice bug sir! nice color choice.


Thank you, this has been a very enjoyable build, the colour, VW Brilliant orange has been in the paint cupboard for around 20 years, I knew I'd find a use for it

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

Spectacular work, well done!

 

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 07:54 AM

Now finished and posted in the "Under Glass" section .....