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  1. Hi all Thank you all for your kind comments. Yes, I have. Not too much, but here you are The wood was all done with Vallejo Model Air colors. First I airbrushed Model Air Sand, than I applied Model Air U.S. Brown and Model Air Mahagony with an old, short and bristly paintbrush. The technique is similar to drybrushing but with slightly more paint left on the brush to get some strokes. In this step it's important to brush only in one direction to get a realisitic pattern. After the paint has cured, I applied a coat of Tamiya Clear Orange. The floor was made exactly the same way, but before the Clear Orange had completley dried, I added some Tamiya Smoke over it.
  2. Thank you David The gold trim is a mix of airbrushing and hand painting because the airbrushing did not work out that well... Urs
  3. Hi all Today I'll show you pictures from one of my latest builds, a 1914 Stutz Bearcat. The kit was from mpc and according to scalemates it was produced in 1974, which was quite noticeable in some points during building. The seats have been upholstered with very thin genuine leather from an old glove. I hope you enjoy the pics. Don't hold back with critique and plaudits Urs
  4. harti20

    Ferrari F50

    Thank you all for your kind comments Honestly, I have no idea It was in a set of PE cell phones and seemed to be the best match for a car of this period and price range. Here you can see it a bit larger and more from the front
  5. Very nice build and a beautiful color scheme. I really love it.
  6. harti20

    Ferrari F50

    Hi all I just noticed that I promised more pics from my last visit at the studio's long time ago and didn't show anything. Here are now the pics from my Ferrari F50. The kit was from Tamiya, enhanced with the detail set by Hobby Design and a mobile phone by Czech Truck Model. Regards, Urs
  7. Hi all Thank you Gerald Today the NSX got it's final few parts. The build was just pure fun from start to end. Better pics will follow in the "Under Glass" section as soon as I was at the studio. Thank you all for your interes and your comments during the build Urs
  8. Hi all After a week where I could hardly do anything on my model (most likely because of my usual almost-done-blues), I continued work today and got the NSX almost done. First body and chassis were prepared for their wedding Before the interior gets inside and won't ever be seen, I've made some detail shots The rear end got finished with its rear lights and some grids from the PE parts Also the front got mostley completed. Some PE parts are still missing and will be added next time I'll return to the working bench And finally the wheels are ready and even got some air valves This evening, body and chassis came together. When I added the underbody, the large grid on the center of the rear got loose again. As this part is glued in from the inside, it will be kind of tricky to get it in place again. But I'm sure, somehow it can be solved. For the moment my plan is to take two metal rods, bend them and carefully stick them through the two holes where the rear licence plate is supposed to be attached to. Once they're inside, I will add some glue to the area of contact and carefully pull the grid towards the body. Once the glue has settled, I will remove the rods and everything should be fine again. Afterwards, I will only have to be very careful when attaching the licence plate. Because I will really have a problem if the grid gets loose again once the licence plate is on... I wish all of you a nice and relaxing weekend. Urs
  9. Hi all Today I finally worked on the headlights which got their PE parts. The mirrors got their PE parts as well. According to Tamiya you were supposed to paint a small stripe on the lower part of each mirror white. On the images I found online, I got the impression that on this particular spot there was something reflective behind a glass. So I decided to apply a small piece of BMF before clear coating. Also the engine compartment has been finished. Tamiya provided decals to make it look like some grid. As there was some real grid in the PE set, I decided to use these parts instead. I don't think I would do it this way again, if I was about to build the NSX a second time, as I couldn't manage to glue them in without making a mess... The body got its missing parts behind the doors as well as the transparent parts and the two "taillights" on the side of the rear body. That's all for the moment. I wish you all a nice weekend Urs
  10. Hi all Thank you very much The passenger side and the front hood have been sanded (from 2000 up to 12000 grit) and polished a second time but with no big difference to the rest so I decided to leave the body as it is now. After adding the chrome parts, the body has been waxed with Tamiya's Modelling wax. Apart from the PE parts, the windows and the mirrors the body is almost complete now. Only one part on each side is missing (directly behind the doors). These parts have been prepared today, now I'll let the glue dry and tomorrow they will be added. The engine and the rear suspension were put into place. Once again the high quality of this kit showed when all the parts just slipped into position without any problems. Another test fit of body and chassis to see where the journey is about to end. Again everything comes together nice and smooth. I think for the final assembly absolutely no glue will be required. Before the interior gets inside and won't ever be seen, here a detail picture of the dashboard and the center console. I think I'm entering the home stretch of this build. So far it was a fun build without any problems whatsoever. Urs
  11. Hi all Thank you for your kind replies. That made at least two of us then. As announced in my last post, friday was clearcoat-day. Unfortunately the clear did not come out as smooth as I wanted it to be. So today I spent the whole evening sanding and polishing the body. All the time I was unsure whether there was still some orange peel left or whether it was just an optical illusion because of the metal flakes in the paint. After having made the pictures for my WIP, I know there is still quite heavy orange peel. I did not decide yet, whether I will go on with that or whether I should start over sanding and polishing. At least the interior comes together the way it is supposed to And finally the clear parts got their black paint That's all for today. I wish all of you a nice sunday Urs
  12. Hi all Over the past weekend I found time to continue with the interior. The Cream interior color by Zero Paints turned out to be much more yellow than expected, but in my opinion it fits quite well with the body color, so I will leave it as it is First I (almost) finished the seats. When masking off the middle part I was afraid, the microballons would come loose when removing the tape. But to my surprise they stick really good to the seats. I only had to touch up a few spots I already had some problems with the adhesion before masking. In these cases I just put on some new microballons and applied Zero Paint's interior color by brush. By dabbing it on it worked out quite well The dashboard has been completetd as well, as far as I could put it together already. The interior got its PE parts and another light coat of color Test fitting the interior parts. They're only put together without glue yet. And finally the front of the body was completed, so I can put on the clear on friday. That's all for the moment. I wish you all a nice week Urs
  13. Hi all Finally I received the paints for the interior. But before switching to the progress made on the inside, let me first show you the body. After 16 thin coats of color, I decided to call it done. So I added the carbon decals on the roof and on the sides. Next friday I will apply the clear coat. Now you can sometimes already notice the greenish tint, as you can see in the following picture. Somehow I just got the right angle of light to make it show (the white spots visible here and there ist most likely just dust I didn't remove before taking the picture): Also something already mentioned in my previous post are the front brakes which have been finished and put into place. The intercoolers got their pe parts followed by a light washing. The last carbon decals have been applied to the diffusor. That was definitely not my best carbon job, but as it is on the underside of the car, nobody will ever see it again, so I don't care that much. Some detailing on the dashboard. Today the interior tub has been primed and laquered. Afterwards I tried some flocking. Usually I have several nervous breakdowns when it comes to this point, because I never seem to get it right. But today, for the first time in my modellers life, I am really happy with the outcome When the glue has thorougly dried, I will mist another coat of the interior color. Because the flocking went so well, I thought I could spin the wheel of fortune and try applying some micro ballons on the seats. Somehow this must have been my lucky day That's all for this week. I wish you all a nice weekend with enough time to do what you like most Urs
  14. Oh, I won't I'm quite sure, the paint will change after clearcoating. And I like the way it looks, even in case the greenish tint won't show, so I will be happy anyway.
  15. Thank you Matt, that seems to be the problem. There was some part of a sentence that the forum-software didn't like for some reason... Best, Urs
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