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  1. A couple of holes were filled in the hull and it took a lot of work to remove little spots and straighten out uneven surfaces. After priming, the parts were wet sanded with 3000 grit and then 3 coats of the green color were applied. The paint is an original car paint from the manufacturer Skoda and is called rally green (color code LF6Z). To give the boat a modern look, carbon fiber decals were applied on the top. The next step is to apply the clear coat, wet sanding and polishing.
  2. First off all: many thanks for the nice comments. I really appreciate that! Let`s continue with the propeller-unit and the rudder. The propeller comes from the kit, the rest is scratch build. I will probably not use the little fin that you can see on the left on the pictures.
  3. Hello everybody! I am usually not enthusiastic about boats. Nevertheless, in the past I kept getting stuck with pictures of drag or speed boats. Since I was looking for a 1/18 scale boat, I only found one model that looks similar to a speedboat: the Hydro-Vee from the manufacturer MPC. Here are a few pictures of the starting point:
  4. Wow very impressive model. And built absolutely clean. A real masterpiece!! Congrats to this beauty!!
  5. For welding seams, I putt two strips of masking tape next to each other and leave the desired distance for the thickness of the welding seams in the middle. Then I use Vallejo plastic putty from the tube and put a thin strip of putty in the space between the strips of masking tape. So that the weld seams are as flat as possible, they are peeled off flat with a piece of paper, so that a very thin and even film of the putty remains on the surface. For the shape of the seams I use a semicircular tube with a thin wall that I then simply press into the putty step by step. Finally, the strips of masking tape are peeled off and you're done.
  6. Hello everybody, After a long absence, it is time to present my latest build, with which I have fulfilled my personal model building dream. Anyone who knows my conversions will surely know that my passion is American classic cars with modern engines. For my project, my choice was the 6.1 liter Hemi from the manufacturer Liberty Classics (as a Mopar fan, I was very happy ) Various companies such as Steve Morris Engines, Nelson Racing Engines etc. served me as a model for the turbo conversion. In real life, my finished engine could be in an engine manufacturer's or tuner's showroom. In terms of the level of detail, I tried to go as broad and deep as possible, which sometimes succeeded more or less well because I work without technical assistance such as 3D printing or a lathe. With a bulding time of over 5 months, this was my most time-consuming conversion to date, which was a lot of fun for me (and my eyes) due to the large scale. Below you can see pictures before and after the build.
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