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Nataan92

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About Nataan92

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    1:24

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Nathan Pennycuick

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  1. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    haha yes, that was the plan
  2. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Thanks everyone. Thanks, I just used what the kit specified which was Tamiya TS17, which i decanted, to use in my airbrush.
  3. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    oh right, No that is just the same silver paint as the body
  4. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Thanks for the feedback. The silver outline around the lights is just the rear canopy part, so it is all silver paint, the clear red part just sits behind this part.
  5. Hi All, Today i finally finished the Sauber C9. I started this kit about 10 months ago, but took a long break, due to life getting very busy. Anyway, i have linked my WIP thread, if anyone wants to see some of my progress though this build. Going into this build, i wanted it to be the most detailed kit i had ever done, and i think i have completed what i set out to do. I am very pleased with the final outcome of the build. Thanks for looking Nathan
  6. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hi All, A few days ago i applied the clear coat to the body and decals. It was my first time using the Scale Model Supplies 2K Clear coat (pretty much the Australian version of zero paints) and was very pleased with the shine that this clear coat provided, as well as applying very smooth with very little orange peel. I also finished the seat, and racing harness. that marked the completion of the interior. The only things left to do on the exterior was to paint the black outline of the windows/windscreen, Head/tail lights and the side mirrors and antennas. I didnt take an photos of the final stages as i was on a roll, and forgot to take some... Anyway, the car is now complete, and i am super pleased with how it came out. I will be posting some proper photos under glass soon. Thanks for following this build, I really enjoyed building it. Nathan
  7. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hi All, Another small update. Today i started applying decals to the front half of the body, and the rear wing. The condition of the Old decals turned out to be ok. there is a little bit of silvering in the clear transfer film, which i was able to reduce with some micro sol. Its not perfect from certain angles of light, but should hopefully be less visible with the clear over the top. if anyone has suggestions on better ways of removing silvering, let me know. Its my first model of of this vintage, so haven't had this issue before. Thanks Nathan
  8. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Thanks for the comments, no i used some Model factory hiro heatshield foil. It has a light adhesive, so it applies very easily, just like regular bare metal foil.
  9. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hi All, Another day closer to finishing this kit. Today i finally finished the engine bay, this included the exhaust, Turbo's and some more wiring for the brakes and wastegates. I am very happy with the detail and finish of the engine bay. It will look very nice when the whole car is complete. Today, i also completed most of the interior. All that is left is to make the harnesses for the drivers seat. Its a shame that most of the details of the interior will be hidden when the body goes on. Tomorrow i will be starting to apply the decals to the body. Thanks for looking Nathan
  10. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hi All, Another small update on this build. I have almost completed the engine bay, just exhaust and turbo's to go. The firewall and structural frame/roll cage were completed, and i added some heat shield foil to add some more detail. i am very pleased with how it is coming together now. i may even get it finished by my June deadline. I will probably do the body next. Thanks for looking Nathan
  11. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hey all, Finally back at it with this model. it as been a very busy start to the year, so have had no time to continue modelling. There is a local contest coming up in June that i want to submit this into, so i better get a move on. I have now finished pretty much all the wiring and hoses for the engine bay. I have also completed the PE rear wing supports and transmission mounts, Which were a major pain in the butt, so i'm glad that they are done now I have also completed the painting of the Chassis which needed a few areas masked. I have also started painting the body, and i have the decals sitting in the window frame, and am pleased to report that it seems to be doing the trick. Hopefully my next update will be much sooner. Thanks for looking Nathan
  12. Wheel ID! Please help!

    they look to be wheels from a Group C race car. Perhaps they are from the Tamiya toyota 88CV Taka Q kit, given the yellow plastic underneath. I havent built this kit though, so someone else might be able to confirm.
  13. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Oh really? that would be a really cool build. If you do happen to go that route, i would be interested in the decals, assuming I cant fix the ones i have.
  14. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Thanks Dann. I'm really excited to keep building this!