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DiscoRover007

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  • Location North Carolina
  • Full Name James Rossman

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  1. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Some Fast & Furious Supra modding (Help Please)   

    If you want real accuracy the Tamiya 1/24 Supra kit is by far superior in proportion and detail. It represents the stock version of the car but they're are companies that sell the f&f body kits for the model. That would require modelling skills though. No way should that amt model be $100. That is a waste. Just my two cents.
  2. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 5/14/17   

    Thank you sir! Trying to keep it clean and tasteful!
  3. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Acura NSX   

    Looks terrific
  4. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 5/14/17   

    Battery painted and detailed. Turbos installed. Painted model master aluminum metalizer, then masked and painted hoses with Vallejo air black. Hose clamps on bmf.

  5. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    Looking good
  6. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 5/14/17   

    Update. 
     
    Wow so it has been a while but I have been making small progress here and there on the kit. I finally have the glass painted to my standards after very tedious masking and brush painting. The front windshield needs another coat of future and I think she'll be good. 
    Today's update will be about the interior. Over the weekend I added seatbelts to the rear seats. The belts were cut from Tamiya masking tape with photo etch. The catches were carefully cut and sanded to shape from clear plastic glued together. I did not cut holes into the seats to fit these so instead I cut tiny pieces of Tamiya tape to give the appearance of them tucking into the seat. It is a small detail but noticeable and. Necessary to me. I prefer making the catches myself opposed to photo etch. 
    Two other details you'll notice is that I added speaker grills to the omitted kit parts. This was done by making a template with Tamiya tape then cut out on clear plastic. I then cut a small amount of material from a black nylon women's sock and then used spray adhesive to attach them together. Judging from reference photos I preferred this method over using any of the photo etch speaker grills available. I think it's a nice touch and looks relatively to scale. 
    I also made floor mats cut to shape from reference pics. They are flocked. I am still trying to think of a way to adding the Supra logo to both of them. After that I just need to add seatbelts to the front seat and do some touch up painting and she should be done. Some of the photos seem repeatative but it was hard to get good natural and capture the details of a contrasting black interior. 
    Thanks for looking.
    Here are the pictures.

  7. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Lamborghini Diable GT   

    Nice job. I am currently working on this one
  8. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Acura NSX   

    Excited to watch your build. I'm probably going to hold off buying one until a PE set is released.
  9. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Its All About the Paint   

    Agree to disagree. I think weathering is rather easy. Weathering also gives you an easy out when you have blemishes in the paint. Also if you mess up you can polish your flat paints off and respray. 
    Getting a perfect paint job is not easy. Weathering things like exhausts definitely takes skill and is rather easy to mess up and over kill. 
    I think it just depends on what you're going for.
  10. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Its All About the Paint   

    All due respect to the contest I would have taken your model as #1. That is smooth and finely laid paint. With no dust I might add. That is a hell of a lot harder than weathering a car to look rusted.
  11. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Its All About the Paint   

    I think you make a good point there. The paint is priority #1 for the body and interior. Then comes details. But don't try anything you can't reasonably replication within your skill level. Itll look better clean and simple than a mess.
  12. DiscoRover007 added a topic in General   

    How to paint carbon twill weave pattern?
    Hey guys I was just wondering if there was a way to paint carbon twill weave pattern? I know you can use screen mesh for the standard carbon fiber pattern. But I was looking to see if it's possible to paint twill patterns? 
    The only thing I could think of would be to cut thin strips of tape but I feel that would be so maticulous that you might as well use decals at that point. 
    Any ideas?
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  13. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic How to simulate this ? Aoshima Diablo GT   

    Thank you for your well thought response. You did a nice job on that Ferrari.
    I know you mentioned the Diablo GT doesn't have modern GM coi packs. But heres a photo from a 2010 Camaro SS. If I could shave these off and attach ignition wires it might be quite convincing.

  14. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic How to simulate this ? Aoshima Diablo GT   

    Thats a great thought. I just googled revell Camaro and it seems their 2002 and 2010 models use coil packs like that. That could be the ticket. Maybe there are some other models I should check too.
  15. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic How to simulate this ? Aoshima Diablo GT   

    I was surprised as well. Even the aftermarket photoetch set doesn't provide a solution. This will take some creativity.