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  1. IJ001

    GT-R Z-Tune

    All done: Couple of photos of the completed chassis before I popped the wheels on - first time using a model-specific 'detail-up' set and it makes a H*LL of a difference. Very, very impressed. * * * Completed build as it was about an hour ago but forgot to touch-up the black trim around the windows before I got the camera out !! - all done now Already started the next build, you can find it in the WiP section a little later this evening, my time. AFN Ian.
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    911 GT1

    Pretty easy, Bill - I borrowed Tom Rujter's idea of deepening the panel lines with a scriber tool but then I added a thinned 'panel wash' - you can use Tamiya pre-mixed panel line accenter or simply mix your own with thinned (Paynes Grey) oil paint. I use both methods - try it on an old 'test bed' before you commit to next build tho' !! *** Thanks for the great feedback folks. Ian.
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    911 GT1

    Tamiya kit straight from the box. Fell together with very little input from me, Decals were a revelation, was expecting all sorts of problems and some considerable swearing but they went-on without a hitch. Please feel free to make any criticism, comment or ask any questions. Ian.
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    911 GT1

    Decals are beginning to happen. Absolutely no problems so far. Ian.
  5. Thanks folks, really appreciate the comments. At the moment I'm focusing on the 911 GT1 and AK's '92 Season T'bird, than I'll have a wee break and go build an aircraft or two just to keep the 'creative stuff' (we'll call it Modelling Mojo, eh ?) fresh. Have to say the mid-nineties/early 2000's kits really do fall together with the minimum of fuss - definitely more to come. Ian.
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    911 GT1

    It's a superb kit Jeroen, whenever you see one, don't hesitate, it really is that good. Ian.
  7. Thanks Michael - Good 'heads-up', I'm mainly an aircraft modeller and have to do that sort-of-thing fairly often to open-up access panels and the like. Should be ok but I'll keep it in mind. Ian.
  8. Hi from across the ditch ! Hope to be picking-up this kit at the weekend, will be my first GTR/R34 series project. Looks like a superb model, Michael, hope mine turns-out as neat as this. Ian.
  9. Finished on Friday: Revell kit with JWTBM decals (a gift from a mate back in UK), Tamiya 'Italian Red' straight from the rattle-can for the body and Xtracolour & Tamiya enamels everywhere else. Ian.
  10. Didn't realise I'd not posted completed pics... so here they are ! Great Powerslide decals really made all the difference on this one, absolutely superb to work with. Easily my best NASCAR build to date. Thanks for all the encouragement along the way, folks. Lookout for a 'Beer Car' posting in just a few minutes. Ian.
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    911 GT1

    Finally got around to applying a couple of coats of Tamiya white on the body... As usual instead of drying full glossy white, it's dried somewhere between gloss and satin - no matter I've rubbed it back with a 3200 Micro polishing sheet so it's smooth like a mirror now and ready for decalling at the weekend. Hey remember all that beautiful detail on the block and transmission... This is all you can see now !! - more after next weekend - we have a show here and I'm taking the Porsche with me to do a decalling presentation. AFN Ian.
  12. Thanks all, appreciate the comments. Hey Terry, you aren't too far from Lake City, got some good friends there. Already started on my next two projects - both very well known cars, as usual will take around a month to six weeks before they're ready. Thanks again folks. Ian.
  13. Finished this morning. Powerslide decals on the Chevy, JWTBM on the Ford. Tamiya acrylics throughout finished with Johnsons Klear/Future applied with a 10mm chisel-edged sable brush !! - As always thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. Ian.
  14. Decals done - didn't expect to get any bench-time this weekend, but whaddya know !! Ian.
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    911 GT1

    Progress - All the interior is complete... ...and the body is primed (but not yet rubbed down). Next, paint !! Ian.
  16. Started decalling this afternoon: Ian.
  17. After I posted the photos yesterday, I went back in to the 'cave' in the evening and shot a couple of quick coats of Tamiya glossy black on the lower sides of the body. This morning I brushed on two coats of Klear/Future to seal it and about two hours later masked it all off using photos of all the 1999 #33's as reference. Then took a deep breath and fired a couple of light(ish) coats of Tamiya TS-21 'Gold'. Personally I'm overjoyed with the result but would appreciate your input, guys. Ian.
  18. Hello from Middle Earth Current NASCAR project, a slab-side M/C driven by one of the 'unsung heroes', Mr. Ken Schraeder: Not too difficult to tell which one from the last couple of pics, and I'm sure somebody will guess it pretty quickly. As it sits just now, it's got the best ride-height I've ever achieved and the plastic is glass smooth. Even after the Plastikote dark grey primer the finish is still like the surface of the mirror on the Hubble Telescope !! Stay tuned, more soon. Ian.
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    LaFerrari

    Ha !!, sounds like our kids have very similar tastes ! Ian.
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    LaFerrari

    Zero Paints, here in NZ !! - where you gettum ?? - can't find an outlet here and BNA in Oz suggested I try back home (UK) !! Ian.
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    LaFerrari

    Looks very good, Ashley, which paint did you use for yours, Tamiya ?? Ian.
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