update, since i was last here i have changed a few things still not rolling like i would like to be on this, but it's coming. started the hood louvers last night and this afternoon this will take awhile using .100 half round stock, really works well. i have also re worked the splitter and rear end since my last few photo's
. i really don't want to primer until i have everything i want done on this body, i KNOW i'll be using spot putty and i want to wait until then, i am trying to avoid any kind of shrinkage since the plan is for this to be a "master". it makes it kind of difficult to make out a lot of the details, for instance, some of these shots look like gaps in the body, they are not. i used the old superglue baking soda technique on some areas, the body is actually smooth as a baby's.......well, you get the idea. i did pull a bone headed move that i have since rectified, i did NOT allow for the tailights to be countersunk, doh!!! i swear for every step forward.......... i have to re-do it, so what does that amount to? 4 steps backward?? who knows, anyhow now i am getting into the fun part of this build. thanks for looking. haha i keep editing, maybe i should just sit here until everything pops into my head! i am maintaining all the IMSA regs on this thing religiously, 79" max width, 103.5 wheelbase, low and F A T !!! i am really starting to like how this thing is coming, i can't wait until i start on the wing, anybody know where i can get a clear styrene drug testing urine sample vial??? LOL that's what i used on the original, new of course, i cut it in half and then, half again and it gave me a really accurate looking curvature for the plane of that wing. i'm on the look out for some kind of styrene bottle like that.
it's been sealed for awhile, it's not dried out by any means, never frozen. just inactive. the "lumps" are not that big, i was just hoping maybe someone knew a more efficient way of breaking them down. they WILL blend once they are "crushed" , it's just such a pain to stir this stuff and not have it overflow the can and all over my work table!
i have some older evercoat eurosoft and though NOT dried out it is a bit lumpy. i bought some plastic honey to thin it and that's working, i do "chop" it up before blending the hardener. i laid some on my IMSA Olds project tonight and found when i started to sand not all the filler had cured. any tips on what i can do in this situation? thanks.
john, i usually use a mixture of gold w/a touch of yellow, paint the spokes first, let them sit awhile. then i use a wash of thinned down flat black, and, a piece of tee shirt, dab the excess off the spokes! paint the center nut "steel"
one of the "old" IMC 2E Chapparal's i embellished a bit..........
seems my other photos are a bit too large! uh oh i think i am breaking the rules using these size photo's, how do i make these go away?