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Scale-Master

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  1. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Rear panel clear coat has been cut and buffed.  Rubber gasket and fuel filler installed…

  2. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    You got the concept as I am using it in this case Mike.  Glad to help.
  3. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Basically it is a sealer layer of clear.  I used the same clear as for the finish and cut it with extra reducer and applied it relatively thin.  Also in most cases I don't worry about the level of shine since it will be sanded and cleared later. 
    It is a very useful technique when painting multiple layers of colors for graphics; sort of way to save (protect) your work as you go.
  4. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Yes, great to see you too last night Pete.  Thanks for making the trek.
     
  5. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    The rear fenders were painted the basic same way as well…  Blue and orange.

    The white was applied followed by the dark blue decals, then clear coated.

    Clear has been shot on the rear panel and is ready for final buffing.

    Same process for the hood and cowl except due to the louvers on the hood being so close to the Gulf logo a light intra-clear was applied that will be sanded out to make the logo smooth under the clear before the final clear is applied.

  6. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thanks Brian!
     
    The hood and rear panel were painted in similar fashion as the other two-tone pieces; primed in white then masked and the first color applied.  In this case the blue went down first.

    Then the orange was applied after masking the blue off. 

    When I did the sides I found it yielded better results to do the white after the blue and orange so I did it that way on these pieces too.  Here is the rear with the decals for the blue and black applied on top of the paint.

  7. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    I made this little back-up light since I removed the factory ones from the rear fenders.  I machined an aluminum housing, bezel and double-lock mounting nut, made a light bulb, and found a lens from the parts box to build it all around.  The mounting post is steel.


  8. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    The fuel cap was machined as two basic pieces.

    Then 6 bolts were made for mounting to the car and a ring added around the lock cylinder.

  9. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thanks John.
    Was able to shoot the clear last night…

  10. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    The nose was primed in white and what will be the blue areas were masked off before shooting the orange; much like the sides were done.

    Then the orange was masked and the blue applied. 

    The black pinstripes were added.  When they fully dry I'll clear coat.

  11. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thanks guys!
     
    Borrowing styling cues from the Lotus S4 and SS TwinCam rear fenders I modified the somewhat boring stock ones to hide the blocky tail light set up to a degree. 
    I filled in the holes for the back-up lights first.

    Then I built boxes around the mounting area of each light and added more sheet styrene to make the fairings.

    A little rough sanding to shape…

    Primed and ready for paint.

  12. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    The kit provides the floor of the "trunk" as a nice sheet aluminum piece. 

    A friend of mine has a plywood part for that piece in his Seven.  So I cemented some thin sheets of birch wood together, stained them with some dark brown acrylic and sealed the bottom with resin and fiberglass for strength.


  13. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thanks Brian!
     
    The fuel tank and filler pipe, both kit parts just painted up with added decals and wiring for the fuel gauge and a machined fitting for the fuel line.  A little staining and grime was added too.



  14. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thanks guys!
     
    Primary fuel filter.  Aluminum with brass bracket and steel spring lock.  Grungied up a bit before installation.  (Big Ruler back by popular demand.)

  15. Scale-Master added a post in a topic LHD Gulf Seven   

    Thank you for the kind words guys! 
    I used talc powder in the paint to create the sand cast texture and it is "scaleable" for smaller models.
     
    It took a little more fine tuning than I expected to get the trans and engine mated properly, but worth the effort.