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Everything posted by DiscoRover007

  1. The build is looking phenomenal. Have to say I’m almost regretting my color choice. I will try to get that traced for you later tonight when I get off work. Unfortunately the engine bay is pretty much all carbon. The interior is too. I was hoping I could use the mesh spray technique for the interior tub but of course it’s a twill weave pattern.
  2. Very nice ! I’ve got one that I recently painted metallic black! Excited to see how you will tackle all the carbon parts. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like anyone makes carbon templates for the Aoshima Diablos.
  3. Hey guys I know its probably a shot in the dark but Im in need of a new body for the Tamiya V Spec 2 R34 kit. I accidentally sanded off what I thought were mold lines but were actually part of the car and there just isnt a way to reproduce them. If anyone has a botched kit they would be willing to part out please let me know. Thanks!
  4. Not to second guess the guy. But I feel like he could have use MM Aluminum Buffing Metalizer and would have achieved a better look. Probably not as durable though. The vallejo metallic paints are pretty impressive. Their chrome I wouldn't say is on par with an Alclad applications. But their other metal colors are very nice and super in scale in terms of flake. I wonder if they can withstand a lacquer clear coat so they could be used as a silver paint for car bodies.
  5. Really depends on the finish you’re going for but in my experience Vallejo is now the leading brand in airbrush paints for me. Their model air line is fantastic and their brush paints are pretty incredible in that they don’t leave brush strokes.
  6. It can be expensive at times. For me what I do at this time is collect the expensive kits I want to build when I have a nicer set up. So the vertical Ferraris(F40-F60), Carrera GT, Aoshima stuff. I buy those when I can find them for around $35. I have a couple kits that Im trying to build to near perfection so I collect cheap used kits on ebay to have a parts surplus. That's pretty cheap most of the time. The cost of paints is usually what gets me. And I wish there was a good quality airbrush for $50 that I could just spray acrylics all day. One thing that is saving me money right now is simply investing in high quality aerosal paints. Vallejo spray cans are awesome and versatile. It's expensive, but with weathering you can simulate all kinds of different surfaces, from engines to interiors. You end up saving a ton of time by not having to use and clean an airbrush and finding the exact bottles you want to use that eventually nickel and dime you.
  7. Agreed. I thought Bill's first post was informative but in poor taste. There was no comment on the technique and tutorial to begin with which is what we should be talking about and any additional info after that is just gravy. Matt, this is an awesome tutorial. How many coats of clear smoke are you adding? Do you add enough to cover any texture from the paint splashes? Unfortunately for me I have a few kits that are stalled because I'm trying to figure out a way to paint twill weave patterns. A few of the kits I have do not have CF templates available(Porsche 918, Aoshima Diablo GT) I'm too lazy to make them myself right now. Currently waiting to see if anyone develops them. Would rather develop a painting technique than hours of decal cutting.
  8. I've been using nail clippers for the same purpose for years now. Works pretty well. Probably not as precise in certain situations but it works for me.
  9. I have an Iwata CR and it's a work horse that's very easy to use. I've heard good things about the Neo line airbrushes but not a lot of info on them for model car use. Not sure how well they hold up to lacquer paints.
  10. Almost bought one of these kits the other day. Will be following closely. I know a lot of people use the Tamiya GT2 headlights for this.
  11. I wouldn't be surprised if they release a TS spray with this one. Tamiya has a lot of metallic blues but I could see them paint matching one specific to the mustang GT4.
  12. Yes! I’ve been wanting Tamiya to tap into American muscle for so long. Definitely picking this kit up.
  13. You gotta get testors one coat lacquer clear. That is a great product.
  14. The Aoshima kit is simpler but it’s much better from an engineering standpoint and more accurate in the details it does provide and the body is superior as well.
  15. Nice to see your on this one! Im actually still working on mine haha. Mine is black but i need to reclear it before I get down to assembly.
  16. Hey guys, I was just curious if anyone could speak on these two products as to which one is more realistic? I'm specifically looking some of the carbon template sets for the Tamiya Enzo and Carrera GT. The SMS sets look to be a little more expensive. I was wondering if one looked more in scale than another ? Thanks
  17. Very interested to see this build. I've been wanting to buy the Aoshima Aventadator Roadster. Curious to see how this compares. Really want ZoomOn of Hobby Design to make an updated front bumper for these kits though, the new ones look a lot better.
  18. The paint pulling back is from adding too much clear in one session. It happens to me on panel lines from time to time. Its an easy fix if you have an airbrush. Just mist a little bit of paint to fill the line and buff out the rest of the area.
  19. Currently it’s this one. Finally painted my Aoshima diablo GT. Color is TS-40 metallic black with ts-13 clear. Stunning color
  20. Looks gorgeous. Can’t wait. I think the car looks best in yellow so that’s probably what I’ll go with .
  21. I love Land Rovers and while it's great they are making one, they are making a mistake in creating this version. This is a near re release of the old ESCI kit. Why not make a model of the Defender 90? That's easily one of the most desirable Land Rovers of all time. What about the Discovery I&II? That was one of the all time best selling SUV's. Those kits would see easy.
  22. I think Aoshima is probably the company that is most in tune with the trend and what modellers really want to build right now. Revell is still rehashing old kits. Tamiya is still high quality and their subjects make great stock representations. I"m desperately waiting for one of these companies to make a modern 1/24 Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, modern Montero, or even a Land Rover Discovery 2. Those kits would sell like hot cakes. The SUV market in models has barely scratched the surface of its potential.
  23. I think you just have to use your best judgement. I also noticed the threads you mentioned OP. However I think with some threads you get the understanding upon reading it whether they are into the hobby to improve and become a more refined modeler or if they simply do it for fun and enjoyment. Sometimes i notice a well done build 8/10 but I see one thing that is an eye sore yet I reserve comment because I think it would take away from the accomplishment of completing the kit. Generally though I think those that get more refined in their skill do so because they are their own critic, not because someone tells them whats wrong.
  24. Hey guys just thought I would pass along a great deal for sand paper I found on Amazon. Its a hell of a deal vs what 3m and modelling shops charge for polishing pads and sand paper. Just bought 54 pieces of 1000-5000 sand paper for $9 and then a another assortment of 3000-7000 grit for $8. I imagine I wont need sand paper for quite some time. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q3D57N2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078HG5R8W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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