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  1. Thanks all - fun little build. I was really impressed with the photoetch quality from Eduard detail kit.
  2. Did a tribute P51D Mustang for my pops who had the opportunity to ride in this beautiful plane. Used a few parts from the Eduard Detail up kit for the Tamiya kit. Use Gravity Colors USA paints, including their 'Chrome' top coat over a high gloss black base. .
  3. No words to describe this! Incredible build. Love all of the attention to details, the fine Kevlar and Carbon fiber details, the foil, everything. Incredible build, very well done!!
  4. Beautifully done! The engine detail looks great through the back glass. Looking forward to starting this one myself.
  5. Thank you all for the kind words!! It was definitely a labor of love - and at times slight hate... I tried two different chrome paint techniques, both over a high gloss black base. Both attempts turned out silver to bright silver with some reflection but neither came close to replicating the chrome wrap of the real GT4 car. Considering the actual car is a vinyl wrap I thought I'd give that a try to get the true mirror type reflection on the model. I used this hobby vinyl to wrap the body panels: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08ML9H1Y3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's about 2.5 mils thick, and stretches decently. That said, it's adhesive isn't great but does work for this application. Further - DO NOT USE HEAT on this vinyl! Using a hair dryer didn't do much, so I tried a heat gun... which resulted in the vinyl very rapidly shrinking and creating rounded ridges in the wrap. There's probably a sweet spot in there one could find at the right temp but I found it was doable without the heat. Decals went on well on top of the vinyl. I used some MicroSet and Solvaset to seat the large Scudo Star on the door to rear quarter panels. Talk about patience with that decal!! The hood louver carbon fiber decals are from a sheet of Scale Motorsports CF, with a lot of Solvaset and careful Exacto work. Thank you for the comments!
  6. Finally calling this one complete! A lot of time in this one trying to perfect the chrome look and replicate the exact livery as it ran in the 2018 Monterey Grand Prix 120 at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Took me two bodies as my first chrome attempt with Gravity Colors Chrome failed. The look was bright silver, and the clear didn't adhere well - parts came off with my masking around the window sills. Tried again with chrome vinyl which is what you see here. Laid the vinyl out like a body wrap, cutting them into more manageable pieces along the body lines. A handful of decals are from Indycals, and most of them I designed and had printed by Highball Graphics. Carbon fiber is a combination of Studio 27's and custom Scale Motorsports. I enjoy the inspiration this place gives for future builds! Thanks for looking!
  7. After far too long, my first Tamiya Mustang GT4 complete. Modeled as an exact replica of the PF Racing GT4 in the 2018 PWC Race at Portland International Raceway. I designed all of the decals (minus CF) and had them printed by Highball Graphics. The carbon decaled hood louvers were quite the challenge - Scale Motorsports decals with Solvaset. Splitter, wing, and interior carbon fiber decals by Studio27. Photoetch parts in the grill, wing, and console by Hobby Design. PF Racing Mustang GT4, competing in the Pirelli World Championship GTS Sprint X class. Thanks for looking!
  8. The finish line is in sight! Recoated and cleared the PF Racing Mustang GT4 Replica. On to finishing the decals and final touches! Hobby Design photo etch pieces for the grill. Took some modifications but overall turned out well. Really love the way Tamiya did these taillights. They look awesome. Attempting to go 100% accurate on the replica part. This will be as the car raced in 2018 in the Pirelli World Championship series at Portland International Raceway. Starting decals! I custom designed all of the decals on the exterior and had them printed by Highball Graphics. Thanks for looking! JP
  9. Well, I was really hoping I'd be done with these, but some failed Tamiya masking tape and a chrome paint that was anything but set me back quite a bit. Masked the window moldings and airbrushed the semi-gloss black to only have the bleed under the tape really mess up the clear coat. So... sanded both bodies and will attempt again. I'm afraid my KohR Motorsports body will take quite a bit more work after the chrome paint (which was bright silver) really goofed the clear coat and came off with the window molding masking tape. Oh well take 2 on the way. Did test fit some carbon pieces which has me excited for the final look! A look at my failed KohR livery at the moment... Hopefully more to come shortly!
  10. Few more details done. Starting the body paint finally - I'm ready to see how the Kohr livery turns out, fingers crossed! Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal color is beautiful on a body. Matches the Ford Magnetic metallic charcoal gray very well. Kohr livery wheels. well lug nuts with pink painted studs. Tail lights painted. Tried a Model Master version of 'clear red' and it didn't hold a candle to the Tamiya X-27 clear red. Finally found some X-27 and repainted the tail lights. Working all the carbon details... Need a different strategy if I was going to do these again! Scale Motorsports CF with lots of Solvaset.
  11. Finished up the other chassis for the KoHR Motorsports replica. Used PE parts from Hobby Design on this one. Finished wiring on in the tub: Seat belts with the detail up parts: Thanks for looking!
  12. Close to completing the chassis on the first GT4 - likely the PF Racing replica. Using a blend of custom made Carbon Fiber decals and Studio27 carbon decals for the GT4 model. Hopefully have the second chassis done soon! Thanks for looking.
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