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Rich Chernosky

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  1. Thats a beauty, you captured the looks very well.
  2. Mario, that color was an interesting experiment. A silver grey basecoat with with clear that had a little gold added to it. Gave the paint an interesting glow when polished.
  3. Nice job Mario, and great photography.
  4. John...I built this kit many, many moons ago, when it was first released as a matter of fact. Have been following your WIP with great interest and your attention to detail is awe inspiring. I have another kit of this that I want to convert to Jackie Stewarts Matra/Ford. Have all the pieces, just have to get the ambition. Will keep following your WIP...keep up the great work.
  5. Nice little car, good job converting it to US specs
  6. Pierre....I have done all those kits on your list. I would recommend either the Alpine 110 or the Ford GT. The Ford is very similar to your 917 in the way it goes together. So you would be honing your skills a little more. The A110 is a wonderful little kit but has a lot of fussy chrome. The F-1 kits are a lot more complicated and would require some new techniques. All are excellent choices and help is available should you require. ...hope this helps.
  7. Had this one banging around in my stash forever. Painted and polished it in 2010. Color is Testors 1849 Graphite Dust. Clear coated it with their wet look clear and jsut for effect added some brass to the clear. Built mostly stock with a few additions. I have almost every year Corvette and slowly getting them done. See captions under the pictures for more details. Car done and photographed on my fall background. Wasn't real happy about the way AMT attaches the wheels but at least got them to steer Rear veiw had some nice detail. Car looks like it is going somewhere. That accent moulding in the fender scoop wasn't included in the kit although the box art clearly had it. So I made one. The kit did have this nice convertible top. Painted Tamiya Nato black. Engine detail was fairly nice but getting it in place was something else. I forgot how much work domestic kits were, Note the two jewelers screw at the base of the windshield. This was a much better solution that trying to glue it in place. My experience with Vettes was that the windshields were very fussy because of the angle.
  8. Very nice Pierre, I think you nailed the magnesium look very well. Over all the car looks excellent.. Can't imagine what you would do any different.
  9. Helmut...I retired 8 months ago. I owned a retail store and the building it was in. My apartment was up stairs and the shop in the basement. Often times when I was working I could wander down in the basement and gaze at my stash. Some 300+. Oh !!!...if I only had the time. That was my dream. Selling the business was the key and i had tried for many years. Finally the right people came along and I was able to retire. I still own the building but instead of store owner my only job now is landlord. I can come and go as I please and do whatever. And that "whatever" is build models. You have witnessed my output these last few months so you know I am living my dream. My hope for you is to live that same dream. You will enjoy it immensely. Three years is not as many as 12 and that is what it took me. Hang in there...you will achieve your goal.
  10. Steve, I did this kit some time ago and posted it here. Some color help but mostly build stuff. I have my build notes and instructions as well. Here is the link to my build: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/152448-1964-ford-gt/
  11. Helmut...thank you for posting those pictures. Those are some I had not seen when I was doing my search. Its a cool car in those photos. The model kit was as you said. A lot to be desired. Of course I was just doing it as a paint excercise. I think it would have been great to do all the upgrades you suggested....I just didn't want to invest the time. I will look forward to see what you do with yours. I did check on the going rate for that kit for another modeler and you should be thankful you got it at the price you did. All I can say is wow. Like you I also have the Nakamura Lola and the Ford GT MKIV. I have compared the Lola to others I have and I think its still do-able. The Ford...??? Those will be for another time.
  12. You inspired me to finish it. Thanks for that and the compliment.
  13. I wanted to do this one as a paint excercise when I aquired the new Tamiya LP line. So it is mopstly box stock. Color I chose was LP44 Metallic Orange. I added a coat of LP53 Clear Orange and finished with the clear LP9. Kit is quite rare as Nakamura did not do too many cars. This car was a concept car built in 1969 by Pininfarina on an Abarth 2000 Sport Spider SE chassis. Car is powered by a 4 cyl engine but due to the extreme light weight of the car it was capable of 175mph. There was only one model built and it is currently in Japan on display in a museum. More info on this site: https://www.motor1.com/news/128077/fiat-abarth-2000-scorpione-concept/ An unusual subject for sure and i hope you enjoy it. See specifics below. I only added a few extra details like those turn signals in front. Rear veiw shows the single exhaust from the rear mount 4cly engine. I understand it was quite loud. Rear glass had a nasty flaw in it and had to be replaced with sheet styrene. Scorpion and script were from the kit decals but the stripes are vinyl tape. Surprisingly 50yr old decal came off the sheet. Rear deck hinges backwards and the entire windshield comes up on the real car. Car was supposed to be motorized so most of the interior is taken up by battery housing. Entire chassis is removable so at a later date I could add a real interior...but for now...I wanted it done.
  14. Another one I wanted to get done from the stash. Platz NuNu BMW M6 GT3. This car won the 2016 SPA 24 hours. Kit is mostly box stock with a few minor additions. Color is Tamiya TS26 white. Kit is a curbside. More detail below the photos. Thanks for looking. Kit on its wheels. There were two sheets of decals and almost two days of work. Decal quality was excellent, they fit and laid down well with a little solvent and heat. Rear veiw show some of the excellent detail Platz NuNu put into this kit. All the glass fit perfectly. Stance of the car is race perfect. Special attention went into the light bars and position marker lights. Front end decals were extensive and required most of the work.
  15. Nice job Bruce, Those decals look great but I bet they were a challenge.
  16. Don't know how this got submitted. Must have hit the button. Moderator please delete if necessary.
  17. Brand new Tamiya kit of the second generation Subaru BRZ. This car was first introduced in 2012 as Subaru's entry into the sports car market. Car featured their 2.8 boxer engine mounted in the front and rear drive only. this was done to save weight. I did this kit box stock as a quick project. Color is Tamiya LP47 blue pearl airbrushed with Tamiya LP49 clear and some pearl added. Kit was very well engineered except for the hood hinges which had to be altered to work properly. Other than that it went together very well with no other problems. Photographs have more detail in the captions. Thanks for looking. Interior is a mixture of Tamiya LP flats and gloss. I chose a light blue gray and darkened it down slightly. The darker blue was a gloss that had flat clear put on later. Interior was very well detailed and it would have been a shame not to take a picture with the body off. Engine was also nicely detailed and probably begged for extra detailing but as i said I was looking for a quick build. This is the first kit I have ever done to feature a working prop rod. Nice touch. Finished kit on its wheels and using my fall background. Rear view shows all the attention to detail Tamiya put into this kit. Masks were included to reproduce the clear read and black gloss paint on the taillights. Stick on chrome emblems are also nice. Wheels were sprayed gloss black then a coat of Alclad Pale Burnt Metal. Front headlights were a multi piece affair and required special attention but turned out cool. I liked the colored insert on the mirrors which was a separate piece.
  18. Brand new Tamiya kit of the second generation Subaru BRZ. This car was first introduced in 2012 as Subaru's entry into the sports car market. Car featured their 2.8 boxer engine mounted in front and rear wheel drive only to save weight. I did this kit all box stock as a q
  19. Now that's what I call a workshop. Will look forward to see what comes out of it. Welcome to the forum.
  20. Wow...I recently aquired this kit in another livery. I already had this one but many of the decals were flaking off. It was done a long time ago. When I opened the new kit it had both liveries so now I have a new decal sheet and am re-doing my original build plus the new one. Yours is definetly inspiration. I didn't know you could add all that detail. Thanks for posting your build. It will be great reference.
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