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Rich Chernosky

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  1. Ferrari 312P coupe

    My first resin in a while. This is a Paul Fisher Ferrari 312P coupe. Paint is Tamiya TS49 Bright red. Some extra features include steering wheels (my pet peeve) seatblets, and some extra photo etch. Build was pretty straight forward but with all resin kits it is the time spent preparing parts. Body in particular. Not my first trip with a Fisher kit as you can see I have it also as a 312P spyder. They make a nice dispaly in my Ferrari section. Thanks for looking.
  2. Ferrari 275 GTB

    Unbelievable paint job, like the colour
  3. Aston Martin DB4

    Excellent work, like the wire wheels, good choice.
  4. 1/24 Mclaren M6A Fisher resin

    On a roll with resin kits. This one is also a Fisher and represents the Mclaren M6A that Bruce and Denny Hulme drove in the 1967 Can Am series. Colour is Mr Color 109 Character Yellow. This is a semi gloss colour and had to be clear coated. This particular colour was the closest match to a sample taken off the nose cone of an early F1 Mclaren. There has always been a huge debate over the orange colour used by Mclaren. But this was my choice. Other features include steering wheels, wired and plumbed engine insert, handmade roll bar and seat belts. This kit was by no means a walk in the park. Much grinding and fitting has to be done to get the chassis and wheels to sit right in the body. But in the end it was worth it as i am fairly pleased with the results. Comments appreciated as always.I have a pet peeve about non steering wheels on a model. This was my solution. Plastruct rectangular tubing, brass rod and the stock axle. The roll bar was made from a steel paper clip. I got lucky when one end of it was just the right size.
  5. Ferrari 312P coupe

    I didn't interpret your comment as criticism. I have actually answered that question many times. We are all artists here in some form or another. Our choice of techniques and preferences are what makes us unique. So all is good. Gary.....here is a site that may answer your questions.....https://gravity-colors.com/model-car-paints/colors-by-manufacturer/ferrari/page/2/ Just click on any of the colors and it will tell you what era it was used in. This is the site for Europe. There are two seperate companies...one here and one in Spain. I have some of thier colors and have used them and they take some getting used to. Which is why I went with what I know. I will use them in the future when I am experimenting.
  6. 1/24 Mclaren M6A Fisher resin

    Dale....I will give it a try with my next Mclaren project. A friend of mine wanted a 1/43 version of this car built and he provided me a sample bottle of paint that was alleged matched to the nose of a real Mclaren. Mr Color 109 Character Yellow matched this sample spot on. So I used it and it looked good to me.
  7. 1/24 Mclaren M6A Fisher resin

    Very cool picture Gary, its similar to the box art. The windshield was vacuum formed in clear green plastic. No need to color it.
  8. Ferrari 312P coupe

    The color was a personal choice. I had no intention of making this a "scale replica" Its a model car and just has to look good to the eye. It also had to match the other cars in my collection, in particular the 312 spyder. I have had great results with Tamiya TS49 so I stuck with that. Hope you understand better.
  9. Ferrari 312P coupe

    Thanks Gary...you were a huge help....appreciated..
  10. Tamiya Wolf WR-1

    One of my favorite cars...thanks for posting
  11. Mercedes 500SL Koenig

    Very Nice Dan, you do the best interiors...
  12. Porsche 904 + March Indy = PORNDY

    Now that's cool, very creative, nice diorama too.
  13. Opel Calibra DTM

    Been a while since I posted here but I am back to building. This is a UT Models 1/24 Opel Calibra that was driven in the German Touring Car division by Keke Rosberg and Klaus Ludwig in 1995. UT Models is more well known for their diecast and I also have the 1/18 version of this car. Kit was by no means a walk in the park. Three tone paint job consists of Pactra acrylic pearl white, Tamiya TS47 chrome yellow and Tamiya TS55 Dk blue metallic. Decals proved to be the hardest challenge as they were the stiffest I have ever encountered. Much heat and solvent were required to get them to lay down. Some extras added were seatbelts, steering wheels and some photo etch. Rest of the kit was box stock and quite detailed. These hood decals proved to be the most problematic. They eventually wrinkled and have to be buried in clear. Then sanded smooth after the a few months of curing. It was several years before I returned to this because of that. I really enjoy haveing different sizes of the same car. I also have a Microchamps 1/64 version of the same car on its way.
  14. McLaren F1GTR

    Nice save, looks great.
  15. Ford Escort rally car .

    Great looking build, like the color.
  16. Opel Calibra DTM

    Thank you for the compliment. I have the Tamiya kit completed as well. The working door hinges that Tamiya supplied were very clever. They pulled out and then up. And the door fit when closed was superb.
  17. Opel Calibra DTM

    Been a while since I posted here but I am back to building. This is a UT Models 1/24 Opel Calibra that was driven in the German Touring Car division by Keke Rosberg and Klaus Ludwig in 1995. UT Models is more well known for their diecast and I also have the 1/18 version of this car. Kit was by no means a walk in the park. Three tone paint job consists of Pactra acrylic pearl white, Tamiya TS47 chrome yellow and Tamiya TS55 Dk blue metallic. Decals proved to be the hardest challenge as they were the stiffest I have ever encountered. Much heat and solvent were required to get them to lay down. Some extras added were seatbelts, steering wheels and some photo etch. Rest of the kit was box stock and quite detailed. These hood decals proved to be the most problematic. They eventually wrinkled and have to be buried in clear. Then sanded smooth after the a few months of curing. It was several years before I returned to this because of that. I really enjoy haveing different sizes of the same car. I also have a Microchamps 1/64 version of the same car on its way.
  18. Opel Calibra DTM

    Mike...not to my knowledge. I soaked the decals in very warm water then applied them with some solvent. Then a hair dryer on low and worked them with a wet brush. Didn't do that the first time around and probably used too much solvent. If you have ever used the heat trick with decals you should be OK
  19. Corvette C7

    Well done Bruce...nice collection of Vettes
  20. Ford GT

    Nice, luv the carbon fibre work.
  21. Revell Hot Wheels Trans Am Camaro

    Got the urge to finish something and find this lurking in the stash. Body was actually painted and decaled in 2009. Had to do the decals twice as the side decal was all one piece and it wrinkled badly. Stripped it down and painted the white on second time around. Cut the Hot Wheel graphics away and applied them seperately. Still has to clear coat the whole car which I don't usually do over decals. Color is Gunze HH15 airbrushed. Chassis on these Revell kits are quite detailed. Added engine wiring and a few other detail. Made the wheels poseable which is one of my pet peeves. This car was driven to two Trans Am championships in a row by Jack Baldwin in 1991-92. Lots of detail painting here, note the chrome exhaust pipe tip made from antenna tubing.The office where all the action takes place. Note the two small pins in each of the body lower corners. This is #28 guage wire drilled through the body into the chassis.This was necessary to keep the body on and keep it aligned.
  22. Tamiya Toyota GT-One TS020

    Great looking job. Like you, mine has languished in the box for years. Have this and the clear one all decalled and ready to go. You beat me to it and now i am inspired to finish mine too. Thanks
  23. Ferrari 288 GTO Fujimi EM

    Nice job on a tough kit. You did well.
  24. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano(Fujimi)

    Nice build and the pictures are great.
  25. Mercedes AMG GT-3 Tamiya

    Nice looking build and great progress so far. Wish I had done some of that detailing to mine and wasn't in such a hurry to get it to a show.