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Nacho Z

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    John Brolin

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  1. Tim, I appreciate the input! That is (almost) exactly what I did. Truth is, this thing is built and in a display case. I tend to do these workbench threads so that others can see what is In the kit, what to look out for and what I may have done to overcome a problem. I have been very fortunate to have mentors and I am more than happy to pass along anything that I can. I think it is just great that you basically gave me step by step instructions on how to do the hood decal. That is all I am hoping to do in this thread, pass along some helpful tips.
  2. Bruce, thanks Buddy, I appreciate the comments!
  3. As I said in my last post, I am going to do something new for me. I am going to clear coat over my decals. The paint has cured and I am going to do what I always do, I'm going to polish out my paint. I always get a little flutter in the pit of my gut when I start polishing out a nice paint job...lol. I did not go for a show rod shine but rather a decent paint job for a purpose built rally car. Here she is with the paint knocked down. And here she is with the shine brought back. Again, not a show rod shine but a race car shine. With the paint work done it is time to start laying the decals. Where to start??? Might as well start on the top. The ROME decal is a separate decal and I wanted to make sure that I got it centered. Thanks to the NNL East crew, I was able to do just that. Laying flat decals onto compound curves is a bit nerve-racking but these old decals behaved fairly well. The red triangle is a separate decal and took a bit of work to get snuggled into place while keeping it centered. Coming up next is probably the most time consuming part of the entire build......
  4. Peter, I've checked your post on my phone and my laptop. I'm not seeing any pictures, just a gray circle with a dash in it, (I can't for the life of me think of what that symbol is!)
  5. Awesome looking model, Bruce! Great looking livery.
  6. I have recently decided to clear over decals. In the past I didn’t do this, (I’m primarily a race car builder), and I have read that Tamiya clear TS-13 is a little hot and can eat decals. I had read that Testors Extreme Lacquer was safe so I tried it and have had no problems with my decals and the shine is decent.
  7. Bill, I’m not sure if you are on Facebook but if you are there are a ton of tips pinned to the group -14th Annual 24 Hour Model Build.
  8. Man, Mike, that sucks! I’m sorry to read that your paint job was ruined. John, have you tried Testors Extreme Lacquer clear? I’m assuming what you are talking about is different from the Extreme Lacquer clear?
  9. Thanks, Bruce! It has been a fun kit so far. I ran into a little snag which I will share with everyone soon.
  10. That looks soooo good!! Is the stance right out of the box or did you have to adjust it? You really nailed it, Steve!
  11. I am going to do something new, at least to me, on this model. I plan on clear coating the decals. I've built more than a few race cars and I have never clear coated them after decaling. I set the body aside to let the paint cure and worked on some chassis and interior items. As a reminder, she is a box stock build. The seats are nothing more than primer gray. I masked the seats and shot the backs black. I put the kit decal seatbelts on and then hand brushed flat clear over the top of them to knock down the shine of the decals. The dash has 11 separate decals and a bit of detail painting. I also worked on the suspension components. Worked on headlights and taillights.
  12. Thanks so much for the kind words, guys! Much appreciated. Gerry, I didn't get the Studio 27 wheels, I used the kit wheels. I'm keeping this one box stock.
  13. I think it looks great, Dustin!! Top notch build, Bud. Love all of the details you put into this.
  14. Sorry for my rambling earlier, I just am getting excited about jumping into the airbrushing aspect of this hobby! I really, really appreciate your answering my questions. And again, can't wait to see your next update and am looking forward to seeing that body under paint. That color is gorgeous!
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