Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

kpnuts

Members
  • Posts

    1,434
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by kpnuts

  1. Hi all so the first installment, I'm basically the laziest modeler ever and if there's a short cut or an easy way to do something I'm there.

    So heres the first bit of aging an engine, since I'm working on an engine atm I decided to use that as the first example.

    First requirement talcum powder.

    IMG_7909.jpg.448db00378f349d970d54359fbbbcbcc.jpg

    Here's our nice clean engine

    IMG_7907.jpg.b88656cf5ea316385c6c7e2d7c1aaa6a.jpg

    IMG_7908.jpg.c7ac8059e6bcdae6cdcd00e4606cac56.jpg

    I use enamels so in this case I dip the brush in white spirit before picking up some talc(you can use water but you would have to matt the engine first as the water will just bead otherwise) I then dab the loaded brush on the engine (really load it all up with the white spirit and talc)once that's done flood with white spirit till it looks how you want.

    IMG_7910.jpg.c6c938904bceadaaedd1c84ca94ad26c.jpg

    I used gun metal from ABT

    IMG_7912.jpg.5119be71c647c316f9169a4d2578050f.jpg

    To highlight the bolt heads.

    IMG_7913.jpg.73b92d6bbf1f9426f22e241679b43ceb.jpg

    I then dust it all with Uschi powders

    IMG_7916.jpg.00cb7a1acb84901008e112a2a6dc4278.jpg

    Then buff that with a soft brush

    IMG_7917.jpg.7907587bf8dc7e824c8b331a7b4d7352.jpg

    IMG_7918.jpg.9956b34c2f17dcf92bcaab263787d9d5.jpg

    IMG_7915.jpg.0dc65bed7d2bf0f0849559d1e3666123.jpg

    IMG_7914.jpg.1839e5c3d21fc3e7fbdeb8b4e93700a4.jpg

     

    My ref pic

    Resizer_16293122811420.jpg.9163307eaee1af999e3603f0a22d2bc6.jpg

    Sorry thepics are in order but didn't go where wanted in the post (did say I'm rubbish at this.

    This is going to end up being a very long post as I have lots of stuff to add to it (assuming you want it)

     

    IMG_7911.jpg

  2. Hi all some people have said they thought my engines looked very realistic (I think it helps in that most of my life I've been around or worked on either motorcycle or car engines) so I thought if anyone wants to know how I do any aspect of weathering an engine they could just ask or if it would help maybe I could try and post a video (pretty rubbish at social media) 

    Here is a random sample of the hundreds of engines I must have modeled over the years 

    Resizer_16289578028830.jpg

    Resizer_16289578028831.jpg

    Resizer_16289578028832.jpg

    Resizer_16289578028833.jpg

    Resizer_16289578028834.jpg

    Resizer_16289578028835.jpg

  3. Hi all nearing the end, it says on the box removable covers to show detail, well it took me near on 2 hrs to get those side skirts to look anything like good fitting. I can imagine the conversation oh let me show you all the detail, by the time I got the skirts off they would have lost the will to live so the skirts will be staying on (shame after all the work that went into the turbos)
     

    IMG_7731.jpg

    IMG_7732.jpg

    IMG_7733.jpg

    IMG_7734.jpg

    IMG_7735.jpg

    IMG_7736.jpg

    IMG_7737.jpg

    IMG_7738.jpg

    IMG_7739.jpg

    IMG_7740.jpg

  4. Hi all the instructions tell you to leave 2.5 mm of the stud sticking out of the hub and thread the wheel nut onto that unfortunately the narrow part of the hole  into which you are supposed the thread the studvont is recessed 3 mill into the nut, my initial thought was to sand 3 mm off the nut thus bringing the thread able area forward, however the nut is tapered (as is the centre of the wheel) in the end I decided to drill the nut out so the hole was the same all the way through then drill that out 1.4 mm and thread that onto the stub, worked a treat.

    The skirts are just placed there for a look see as there is loads more to do before they are finally fitted.

    I'm really pleased with how this is going, I wonder if protar did any more of these F1 kits and if they can still be had on ebay and such.

    IMG_7581.jpg

    IMG_7582.jpg

    IMG_7583.jpg

    IMG_7584.jpg

    IMG_7585.jpg

    IMG_7586.jpg

    IMG_7587.jpg

    IMG_7588.jpg

    IMG_7589.jpg

    IMG_7590.jpg

  5. OK first off (as with everything in this kit) either the locating holes are too small or the locating pins are too big either way on the rear suspension it is really important to drill parts 342L and 343L holes out with a 1.8 mill drill like this.

    Or you will end up with the problem I had with getting it off without snapping the pin that it goes into off as it will not go fully home if you don't drill it out.

    The pluming on this is a nightmare (I should have labeled all the pipes at the start of this build.

    IMG_7545.jpg

    IMG_7546.jpg

    IMG_7547.jpg

    IMG_7548.jpg

    IMG_7549.jpg

    IMG_7550.jpg

×
×
  • Create New...