i guess when having extremely good skills ..and a super controlled enviroment you could get a flawless finish on plastic..
but up until now i never could grasp the quality of many of my 1/18 Autoart diecast models
having a BMW e30 M3 in Nogaro silver (the cecotto edition).. amongst many others..
the paintwork is unbelievable..
even the metallic flakes are up to scale..no runs or dry spots not a spec of dirt...and this thing shines..even better than the real thing
and about the thickness of the paint...i have got no clue...it doesn't look 'handdipped' or soaked in clearcoat..nor does it look like somebody polished it on the assembly line..
i also have a whole host of the Ottomobile 1/18 range..these are resin bodied ..call them curbside..and these also look super realistic ...(and limited in 2500 pcs each)
i even have the 1/12 Volkswagen Golf 1 GTI..and although these resin models are 99% correct in size and shape..and looks..you CAN tell they are plastic(ish)..
some of my Otto's i've had for years have toned down in shine a bit ..and all sorts of stuff has rissen to the surface on some..
like dust and sinkmarks...in a way they seem alive..
the metal ones including the Autoart 67 gt500 in bleu and red and about 15 other eurocar models are fine like day one..
so if we are talking high end diecast models ...i myself haven been a automotive painter for 20+ years..i still can't figure it out how the companys like AutoArt and CMC or even Minichamps get away with it...
is this thing available in Belgium?..the magazine and the kit?
i don't mind building this in 2 years..if it's a 1000 euro kit in 2 years its doable..
i visit Antwerp often (25 minute drive) ik ben van net buiten Essen weet u?
i would really like a big scale '67 GT500..
and i also have both 1/18 Autoart '67 GT500's the red AND the bleu ones...das wa anders hee
1/8 would really be something...if done nicely..
just saw what mr Thibausometing did with this kit...
still don't have a clue what's knocking people about the other magazine...
but he built this thing Foose style..and i like it.. some more detailing would knock it out of the park...
maybe it's not realistic (cross rams aren't easy picked up streetcorner),,,and the wheels are a little big ..
but i like it ..give the guys ...be it Foose or Revell some credit..
it looks great..
i would really like to participate in that...but i bet it'll be near impossible to get copys of the magazine over here (Netherlands)
i wouldn't care less what the finished thing would cost in the end..
the problem is you can't even get the magazine over here ,this forum is based on..
i can only buy copy's of 'the other one' (rhimes with Dale Motto)..in Antwerp..
love to have a very big scale '67 GT500...
i have both colours in 1/18 scale diecast from AutoArt..(outstanding detail/finish)..and i would be over the moon with this one
love the episode with the Shelby GT350 ..he sometimes uses it to drive to the studio..and he gives it some real poke
the guy knows what he is talking about ..be it US cars or Euro..and just like Harry said he talks about the in a way everybody will understand what he's saying
great guy Mr Leno
i never consider myself a nerd,,far from it..
i'm always curious about the way things work or are put together..
i get a kick out of developing skills and know how..and that's not soulely in moddeling ,just about anything i see i wanna know about
couple of years back i could not have imagined building the last large scales like i did recently..
by learning looking and trying ..you constantly develope as a person..
if it's restoring a real car or building as correctly in scale as possible ,learning to ski,riding high power motorcycles or even play drums..those are things that make you more of a 'rich' person..
i'm 40 years old and in a way ..still 16 years old..i could not see me sitting in a retirement home playing Bingo ..ever..
i wanna learn at least another foreign language..i still want to build a 3 series BMW with a M5 engine in it ...and build models..
even if people think i'm a nerd or a freak...
i just don't care...live your life full ..not half assed because you are afraid what other people think..
and in a way..you'll never satisfy everbody at the same time..
if i may ask?
what sort of trimming did you do to get those wheels to fit inside the Goodyears?
i've been looking at the wheels myself but they look way to big to fit in there..
i would really like to use them in order to get some meat in the wheel wells
the stock ones look to skinny ...considering this was a high performance car back then
yeah i got it ..
i wanna build 50 models a year,but stuff won't let me...1/1's take too much time..
ben een Golf2 edition one aan het bouwen met een 16Vg60 erin..en then all the rest stays put for now..
you do build nice stuff Richard.. don't get me wrong
i 'm just more of a nit picker..and i build clean..
models tend do get weathered and dusty just by sitting on the shelf over here....kinda makes me think why i bother.
got this kit last week..it's only available bij Revell Usa..
so it won't be sold overhere by normal hobbyshops, except one or two major shops that deal in plastic kits/ Diecast cars and all..
got it straight from the good old US of A..
the price was better this way than getting the orange version of E bay..,and then it still would be an old kit..
this kit is molded very nice..Foose parts only being the wheels and decals..
which the rear ones look like 24's..
won't be a problem 'cause i'll finaly be building a stock Z/28..just waiting for the Modelgarage PE set to arrive...
that deal went down great for the Gunmetal Z28 i built a while back ...
so i'll be starting soon..i'll go for Yellow with black stripes ..Hugger Orange never came with black stripes ..Right?
no offence ..but when you build things that look all dusted up and dirty..nothing really can go wrong can it?you could even mask a drop of spilled glue with some weathering..no one would ever see or know it.
i'm guessing if you painted it high gloss red with a nice shiny detailed engine ,it would have taken much more time and effort.
not knocking it ..but i never could or would understand the 'ratlook' thing...