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  • Birthday 09/09/1971

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    Sonny

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  1. The 2CV looks great 👍🏼. I think the orange really suits it. Great photography too - I like the dioramas. These cars are truly odd (in a nice way). My neighbour has a 1:1 car, and I took a close look at it’s underside whilst it was on a ramp. Ingenious simple utilitarian engineering! Thanks for the Revell/Tamiya comparison. I have the Tamiya kit unbuilt, but was wondered if the Revell had more to offer.
  2. How fantastic to have the ultimate reference resource when building a model. Beautiful model, and beautiful 1:1 car too.
  3. The Tamiya Senna kit is another wonderfully engineered masterpiece. I’m sure you will do another amazing job on this Urs. I’ll be watching. Thanks for sharing the PE folding process. It’s something I will have to do at some point. Was the SK decals your only option available for the Senna?
  4. Great update Urs. The decal work looks very tricky, but you have done a fantastic job. With the clear coat on the panels look amazing. Did you take this to the exhibition in Basel?
  5. Thanks. I’m really glad I chose this colour combo now. Hood, bonnet, trunk, boot… I’m never sure which terms to use 🤣. Thanks. Thanks David.
  6. Simply the best 55 I’ve seen built! The photography is outstanding too.
  7. Looks great to me. Is this Magnifier kit the same as the Trumpeter one?
  8. Very nice indeed, and all the better for the wheel choices. Super clean builds and great photography too.
  9. Fantastic work saving this. I like the fix on the rear arch.
  10. Finally - an update for you all. I do all my spray work at my workshop - not at home. Usually I'm working on 1:1 cars, with welding and grinding going on, so its a devil of a job to clear the workbench and make a dust free environment that's for good spray painting. Once the air-brush is out I usually do as much as I can over a few days. A few imperfections on the underside of the panels taken care of. Using these three colours I mixed up a reasonable 'Chevy Orange' for the block and pan. First I used a grey Mr Surfacer 1000 primer. Flattened off, and then white Mr Finishing surface primer 1500. I like this stuff as it goes on quite smooth and is more opaque than other white primers I've used. I used these three colours to mix up a creamy white. Mostly white, with a hint of red and yellow mixed in. I think the colour is called Adobe beige or maybe Imperial white? This is for the interior and the roof. I'm just 'eyeballing' this - no science involved. I think it looks about right. Time for the Sierra gold! As before, I'm just eyeballing. I'm using a mix of Zero's Liquid red, that will eventually be used on my Tamiya Ford GT, and the GT40 Honey Gold that I used on my ill-fated 68 Dodge Dart. Together, I'm hoping this makes a good Sierra Gold. The lighting in my photography and the digital screens do change colour perception a bit. I wish I could show in these pictures what I actually see. The trunk lid got a spec of dust in it so I had to sand that down and spray again the following day. Luckily the pot of paint I mixed was still OK as I would never achieve the exact same mix again. Spraying metallic terrifies me! Unlike a solid colour, you can't just sand out a dust spec without leaving a 'scratched' look to the metallic. I left the Gold finish for a few days and then mixed up my favourite clear - Zero Paint's Diamond 2K. With the body painted Its always a sense of relief. I tell myself that all the hard work is done, and it will be plain sailing from here on. It won't! I'll leave this a couple of weeks before polishing up the clear, and then the worst bit (for me) - Bare Metal Foil. I've not had much luck with that stuff in recent times, so this might be a job I put off for a while. Thanks everyone for watching and your encouraging comments.
  11. That is a beaut!! Looks so right in black. Is that a Model A next to it? I see the grille has horizontal slats, so I'm a bit confused. Also, nice to see McDonald's, KFC and Smalley's Roundup 😋
  12. More coming soon 👍 Yes - I'm glad I found the right tyres for this. Thanks for your comments about the hinges.
  13. Hi all, I'm looking to buy decals for a 1/25 Dukes of Hazard General Lee and 1/25 Fall Guy GMC Sierra Grande. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a supplier that will post to the UK. I'm also wondering if there's a company that will print my own custom made decals for me? I can do artwork on Photoshop, but I don't have a decent printer. Cheers, Sonny
  14. Fantastic work. I love the super detailing and opening panels. Keep the updates coming - I’m enjoying this.
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