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John Jacobs

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  1. 1967 Corvette (Monogram) - Updated 13 Jan 2018

    Thank you for the offer, but I'm just going to leave this one without the white stripe.
  2. 1967 Corvette (Monogram) - Updated 13 Jan 2018

    Thanks. The interior is Testors flat brown enamel.
  3. 1967 Corvette (Monogram) - Updated 13 Jan 2018

    I should have been clearer. The Testors green metal flake paint went on okay, but it took about 5 coats of Future before it became glossy. I don't think the paint is intended to look glossy, being a metallic paint. I was surprised how much Future it soaked up, though. Regarding the decals, this kit, along with a bunch of others, was given to me by a guy who had them sitting in his garage for years, maybe decades. The decals must be extremely brittle from exposure to poor air conditions. I found a product online called liquid decal film by Microscale that may be able to preserve some of the decals from other kits. It's too late for this one, but that's okay.
  4. 1967 Corvette (Monogram) - Updated 13 Jan 2018

    Thanks for the comments. I was a little disappointed that the hood decals (were going to be white stripes) and the red lines for the tires completely disintegrated when I put them in water. I'm really happy with the look of the metallic green paint after several coats of Future, so my disappointment was short-lived. The metallic paint seems to be very porous, so it took about 5 coats before it started looking glossy. Here is the engine, now installed on the chassis.
  5. I've started working on a 1967 Corvette (Monogram). Decided to go with a metallic green exterior and saddle interior. Found a couple of pictures on the internet to go by.
  6. If Future is applied to parts before assembly and then regular cement is used to bond the parts together, does the Future prevent good bonding of the parts? I'm concerned that the layer of dried Future on the part will act as a barrier, preventing the parts from bonding in the same way that chrome plated parts do not bond well with regular plastic parts without using something like superglue.
  7. Sorry if this was already addressed in this thread. If Future is applied to parts before assembly and then regular cement is used to bond the parts together, does the Future prevent good bonding of the parts? I'm concerned that the layer of dried Future on the part will act as a barrier, preventing the parts from bonding in the same way that chrome plated parts do not bond well with regular plastic parts without using something like superglue.
  8. Ferrari LaFerrari

    Just finished the Ferrari LaFerrari model kit made by Tamiya. I have pictures of the engine and assembly in the On The Workbench section at the link below.
  9. Revell's 68 VW Beetle

    How did you get the steel on the engine to look like it has some grime or carbon in the grooves? Did you use a wash of flat black over the steel color? I like that detail. It looks very realistic. Also, the rust looks good.
  10. LaFerrari (Tamiya) - Updated 12/10/17

    It's mostly done now. Will do some touch up work and give it a coating of Future for gloss. I need to work a little on the rear cowling. It and the doors are liftable. The doors click nicely into place but the rear cowling does not close tightly. The hardest part of this model was getting the little amber side lights into the tiny holes on the doors. Good grief that was some intense concentration.
  11. LaFerrari (Tamiya) - Updated 12/10/17

    Thanks for the comments. My son picked the light blue color for the body. I'm waiting for the clear parts cement to dry.
  12. Revell 66 Impala

    Looks great. The Impala is one of my favorites because I have good memories as a kid of riding in my grandfather's 1963 Impala. What did you use for the chrome trim and how did you get such a straight edge?
  13. LaFerrari (Tamiya) - Updated 12/10/17

    Last of the interior and engine before I start closing it up with the body.