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Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans


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On 11/7/2018 at 5:49 AM, Tommy124 said:

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@Kurt: I don't quite get it why you'll need the C9 kit for building the C111...?

Sorry, missed your question before..... the C-111 has no engine to speak of, just a square chromed lump for holding batteries.  I was planning a restorod as I'm currently doing on the Ferrari 275P/360M.  Since my initial post, have seen rotary engines on Shapeways, but not convinced they would suffice.

Back to Nathan:  Did you use cigarette package foil for heat insulation?  Project is looking *really* good!

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5 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Sorry, missed your question before..... the C-111 has no engine to speak of, just a square chromed lump for holding batteries.  I was planning a restorod as I'm currently doing on the Ferrari 275P/360M.  Since my initial post, have seen rotary engines on Shapeways, but not convinced they would suffice.

Back to Nathan:  Did you use cigarette package foil for heat insulation?  Project is looking *really* good!

Kurt - try eightyone81.com - they were selling the four rotor in resin at one time.  I have both that and the 3D printed piece from 3D Model Specialties and they both look pretty good.

- ok - back to the Mercedes C9 post - looking excellent !

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10 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Back to Nathan:  Did you use cigarette package foil for heat insulation?  Project is looking *really* good!

Thanks for the comments, no i used some Model factory hiro heatshield foil. It has a light adhesive, so it applies very easily, just like regular bare metal foil.

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Hi All, 

Another small update. Today i started applying decals to the front half of the body, and the rear wing. The condition of the Old decals turned out to be ok. there is a little bit of silvering in the clear transfer film, which i was able to reduce with some micro sol. Its not perfect from certain angles of light, but should hopefully be less visible with the clear over the top. if anyone has suggestions on better ways of removing silvering, let me know. Its my first model of of this vintage, so haven't had this issue before.

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Thanks

Nathan

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Hi All,

A few days ago i applied the clear coat to the body and decals. It was my first time using the Scale Model Supplies 2K Clear coat (pretty much the Australian version of zero paints) and was very pleased with the shine that this clear coat provided, as well as applying very smooth with very little orange peel.

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I also finished the seat, and racing harness. that marked the completion of the interior.

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The only things left to do on the exterior was to paint the black outline of the windows/windscreen, Head/tail lights and the side mirrors and antennas. I didnt take an photos of the final stages as i was on a roll, and forgot to take some...

Anyway, the car is now complete, and i am super pleased with how it came out. I will be posting some proper photos under glass soon.

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Thanks for following this build, I really enjoyed building it.

Nathan

 

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