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Pierre Rivard

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  1. Fabulous build sir, and your photography setup and processing is also fantastic.
  2. Thanks Mark. I wanted more pop and I know where I slipped on my color formula but I will leave it as is. I want to finish this build and start on my summer break (I usually pause building from May to October).
  3. Thanks William. This is an impressive set of GS Corvettes. Are these AM 1/24 or 1/32 slot cars? I love the Nassau blue you used for 004. Maybe just a touch dark but it's beautiful.
  4. I had doubts in the back of my mind that I missed the color target for the body. As I was working on interior parts with a variety of blue and gray tones (on purpose) I started wondering if I should repaint the body the color I achieved on the interior door panels & IP. At this stage the body is cleared but unpolished. I took a picture of all these parts in better light to assess the next step. Attaching my hip photo as well as 2 color reference photos showing how that color moved dependent on lighting and photo setup I don't think the color is spot on but not massively off so right now I don't think I will strip & repaint. Comments / advice welcome
  5. Through the roof realism. Absolutely beautiful rendition of a great car.
  6. Absolutely masterful replica of a completely nutty car. Bravo!
  7. Thanks Mark for info on polishing compounds. Low viscosity and thin coats is what works best for me brush painting the color. I work it in with the brush barely touching the surface and the low viscounts allows time to work the paint in multiple times. Think opposite of how we need to handle Future. As for Future. I plan to follow what I did on my Porsche 917K project. Polishing the acrylic clear, decals and only one coat of Future in the end to seal decals.
  8. These MFH kits assembled by master builders like you always look so impressive. Always a joy to watch your work.
  9. Looking forward to seeing the completed build.
  10. Another beautiful build from your productive bench Rich. Nice to see a car from fellow Canadian Ron, not too many of them around.
  11. What you are doing with the engine is masterful. I'm learning so much here. Engines on these 60's F1 cars make or break the kit because they are in plain view. This one will definitely make the kit. Bravo!
  12. For this one I used 2 drops 930 dark blue, 4 drops 990 light grey, 6 drops 521 metal medium and 15 drops 524 thinner medium for each of the 2 very thin coats over a light grey primer. Here's a photo in natural lighting. I plan to try polishing compound for the clear. I have Tamiya Fine and Finish to try. Any input would be helpful as this is a first for me. I was thinking I would do the usual 6000, 8000 & 12000 wet sand carefully staying away from all these edges and then Fine compound and finally Finish compound. Enough or too many steps? Input from other builders would be helpful.
  13. Thank you John, I appreciate the support. I learn so much from other people's build so I share my learnings thinking I might occasionally provide useful information to other builders.
  14. Body primed a few days ago. Some minimal wet sanding 4000 to 12000 grit, then 2 coats of color brushed on today. A bit early to see what the color will look like with clear and in good light but I am happy it went on smooth with not a trace of brush marks. I'm gonna let her sit there in the cabinet for 2 or 3 days before moving on with the clear coats. Polishing that clear should be "fun" with all the surface changes and creases.
  15. That color seems to move quite a bit depending on lighting. Sometimes lighter/darker or ice blue to gray-blue in tone. I'll do what I can but using GM Silver Blue as my reference.
  16. Thanks Cliff. I very much appreciate the help. Unfortunately the Rev's chat is down and I am already it the painting process. I will attempt to replicate silver blue as best as I can with my mixing capabilities. If I get there 75% I'll be happy.
  17. Decal? I can't even see the dashboard! 1/87 scale...brave man
  18. Work on prepping the body before paint is turning out to be pretty easy. Some cleanup and very little fab work. I did carve out the molded in front grille, added a radius to the lower opening and made a new grille from 0.5 mm Evergreen. The only other change is fixing the abrupt cutout of the rear fender flare. Minor stuff to fix. And finally I tackled the hood louvers. That part of the job really scared me without good cause. AM's engineering of the PE parts is as good as it gets. So far the front opening louvers went together easily with only minimal under hoof finessing to get a nice flush fit.
  19. Mark, I can't wait to see the finished model. No doubt it will turn out great. Thank you for sharing your build process. I always learn something new from following your work.
  20. Thank you Maxx, this is great insight into the history of the car. I will try to match this color in my mixing experiments.
  21. Thanks Mark, I have seen these 2 pics as well as the video showing the car being unloaded from the ship. Looks like a bright blue with a touch of gray. I think the restored car may be too much on the bright side, possibly from a basecoat/clearcoat paint process. The original paint would have been a lacquer and not with so much travel. I have an idea of where I want to go for my color mix but just inquiring in case someone has better knowledge of the period color.
  22. Starting work on the body. I plan minimal changes other than the usual prep. I will fab a front grille to better represent the specific car I am modeling and a minor change to the rear wheel opening. As I work on these small changes I am doing my color development. My understanding is that chassis 004 at 1964 Sebring was still painted Mecom blue. I also read somewhere that Mecom blue was basically Cadillac Pelham blue. The 2 ref pics below are of the restored GS 004 and the Cadillac Pelham blue. I will aim for a blue in that range but would appreciate input from anyone who would have a more definite knowledge of the original color of this car.
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