With the "blacken-it", have you ever found it to "greenen" metal? Perhaps it was a knock-off product but my dad was making a boat with metal cannons and used this stuff on it and it ended up giving them a greenish tinge.
Looks great. The red is turning out awesome, but I'm also a big fan of yellow cars, especially Ferraris. Too bad!
You mentioned your paint booth. Can you show a picture of it? What booth are you using, or did you custom rig something? I live/model in a basement apartment with minimal ventilation so I've been looking at a better option than standing in the stairwell with the door propped open ....
I cut the 1st door off my 1st ever model tonight ('70 Plymouth Roadrunner). I had no idea how to re-attach it and make it open. After reading this entire thread I'm wondering what I've gotten myself into ...... However, I'm also energized by the beauty of what you've got here.
Thanks for the detailed pictures/videos along the way. They will help me with my progress as I work my way through my first ever hinged build.
Possibly the BEST undercarriage I've ever seen. Incredible! The engine is awesome, the chassis is awesome, the interior is awesome, the body is awesome. Can't you screw something up so the rest of us feel human?
The lack of updates here has been a result of mostly work, but also three main modelling issues:
(1) I had no red or white spray paint - the two main colours in Frankie Schnieder's gremlin
(2) The weather was cold and dismal in Toronto. We had a decent winter but not for painting.
(3) I'm a wuss when it comes to painting projects. If I'm going to mess up somewhere, it's usually here.
EDIT: I've picked up some tips here which have helped my results and confidence. So, thanks everyone! Most notably using some Clear Coat paint around my masking tape to prevent paint bleed. This is the first time I've done a big paint job with NO paint bleed.
Well, after getting some white spray a while ago, and finding Krylon on sale for $3/can at WalMart along with some incredible weather in Toronto I had no more excuses. Bring on the paint *fingers crossed*
(sorry, I can't remember how to decrease the size of pictures ..... the clicky thing in the corner didn't show up .....)
Here's the body masked up. It's also primed because I was told Krylon doesn't do well on plastic models. What I wasn't told was that Tamiya's White spray doesn't do well on primer (or at least my can didn't). I had to switch to Wimbledon White which isn't technically "right" but it's all I had and I just wanted to get this thing finished.
I forgot to take a picture of the white finished, red masked off but I imagine you all know how that goes.
There are a few flaws (dust under the paint, a spot I missed). I'm actually ok with this for now. I wasn't looking for a perfect build here, just something to work on while I took some time off other things. Once the decals are on anyway the minor things will disappear.
I'm going to need to do something about the rear end. I am considering using a brush to fill in the gas cap with red (I know, bad idea). I don't see the point in masking/respraying the entire lower half for a minor spot. I'm also thinking of doing something else with the gas cap/lights(?). Not sure exactly what yet. I'm trying to find some pictures of the actual car but so far nothing showing the rear end.
Getting close with this one.
To Do List:
- interior (paint/install)
- final assembly
Same here. And for the same reasons. Paintjob looks great though (as mine always do after much nail-biting and not much building ....). Whole thing is coming together. Can't wait to see the finished product. Getting there!