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Dann Tier

Otaki 1/12 Lamborghini Countach Twin Turbo...Mission Statement

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6 hours ago, Funkychiken said:

Dann, I can't comment on your military service, however I can comment on your service to the kit building community - and it is excellent, you inspire, so we are all glad your better half and verboten you to sell your kits... thanks!

 

Thank you, Atin!!, I'm VERY glad to Return the inspiration....many of you all help me as well, so thanks, bud!!

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Got a pretty decent update here,  starting to assemble all the bits. Next will be carpeting, then the gauge cluster, and SB Alpine stereo.

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7 hours ago, vamach1 said:

Saw this yesterday.

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NICE!!, but I really hate those U.S. bumpers!

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4 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

NICE!!, but I really hate those U.S. bumpers!

Yeah I just noticed them.  They are hideous.  Not much better on the Pantera.

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I didn't check on this WIP for some time. Somehow I mostly miss this as it is not in the "workbench" section...

Dann, your progress is looking real great. You are really doing the big scale the justice that it deserves.

On 20.10.2018 at 3:13 PM, Funkychiken said:

Dann, I can't comment on your military service, however I can comment on your service to the kit building community - and it is excellent, you inspire, so we are all glad your better half and verboten you to sell your kits... thanks!

And I can only fully agree to that. Dann, your great WIP's and the advice that you unselfishly share in order to help others are MUCH APPRECIATED!

On 22.10.2018 at 12:19 AM, Dann Tier said:

NICE!!, but I really hate those U.S. bumpers!

Your words, my thoughts! The front bumpers are even more ugly on a Countach... :o

Love the dark purple Diablo in the background though...

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6 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

I didn't check on this WIP for some time. Somehow I mostly miss this as it is not in the "workbench" section...

Dann, your progress is looking real great. You are really doing the big scale the justice that it deserves.

And I can only fully agree to that. Dann, your great WIP's and the advice that you unselfishly share in order to help others are MUCH APPRECIATED!

Your words, my thoughts! The front bumpers are even more ugly on a Countach... :o

Love the dark purple Diablo in the background though...

Thanks, bud!!, I don't mind sharing stuff......we should all help each other out!

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dash wheel ect looking great ..  liking this very much

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18 hours ago, Scalper said:

dash wheel ect looking great ..  liking this very much

Thanks, Andre!!

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Hey, everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I will be picking this one back up again when my Pagani is done......which should be fairly soon!.....thanks for following!!

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Hey, everyone!, I am back at this beast...got the flocking done today, along with two other flocking jobs, and tomorrow I can start the interior assembly, then move onto engine, and undercarriage!

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Finally. No more silly Paganis. 

:P lolz

 

Can't wait to see more of this one!

 

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On ‎1‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 10:02 AM, iamsuperdan said:

Finally. No more silly Paganis. 

:P lolz

 

Can't wait to see more of this one!

 

Too funny, bud!!  -Thanks!....i'm glad to be done with the Pagani, and getting back to this one too!

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Hey, everyone!, heres a long needed update. I have everything done on the interior, except for the guage cluster, floormats, and Alpine stereo.

-Photo 1; I'm probably gonna upset somebody with this, but i'm here to help people be as realistic as possible, and those aftermarket, really woven seatbelts are anything BUT realistic. They still aren't right for this 1/12 kit, let alone 1/24. For this scale, I found that this knee-patch material is the perfect scaled weave. it is thin, cuts without fraying, is self-adhesive, and can be painted with acrylic paints without hiding the weave, leaving strokes, or cracking when manipulating. With this photo, you can compare the patch material, with the aftermarket (red) offering. If you shrank yourself down to your models size, the aftermarket belts would look as if your Grandmother knitted them out of yarn.

-Photo 3; I added the ignition switch.

-Photo 5; The multi-piece buckles that I SB, really worked a treat!

-Photo 6; Here I SB an often forgotten detail.....the accelerator peddle wear plate.

-Photo 7; My SB footrail fit perfectly.

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I am not upset, I am in full agreement on the seat belt material Dann.  The patch material sounds great and being self adhesive is a real bonus.

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4 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

I am not upset, I am in full agreement on the seat belt material Dann.  The patch material sounds great and being self adhesive is a real bonus.

I'm glad that you're not, bud! Maybe i'm wrong about thinking that the people who use aftermarket parts actually want realism....its just a shame that many have been duped into believing that nothing is as realistic as PE detail parts, or these seatbelts. Certain aftermarket parts do play a valuable role, but ALOT of them actually kill the realism.

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I decided to replicate an Alpine CD stereo, which is the favorite in these cars. 

-Photo 1; The boxes of our gym equipment were wrapped with these transluscent green straps, and I told myself that I should save some of it for modeling.....i'm glad I did! First step was to cut-out the stereo, then I fine-sanded it because the buttons on the stereo weren't as glossy...

-Photo 2; Time to draw the masked parts...

-Photo 3; I masked-off the buttons, radio screen, CD ejection button, as well as the slot for the discs.

-Photo 4; It was now time to add some PE details. 1/24 PE door switches worked excellent for the various black buttons...

-Photo 5; I sprayed it up using Tamiya Flat Black, followed by Krylon Matt Clear Acrylic.

-Photo 6; It was time to make the glowing buttons, and the best thing for this was the same high-gloss acitate that I use for my guage lenses. I left it high-gloss for the stereo screen, but for the other buttons, I sanded them, which gave them the right sheen, as well as softer glow-look.

-Photo 7; All the bits being added...

-Photo 8; As you can see, it turned out pretty good!....you can see all the proper sheen differences, and even though I used Tamiya Flat Black spray over the whole thing, I still added Tamiyas brush-on Flat Clear to the black buttons, and knob, because they needed a slightly different black look.

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Well, everyone, I decided that it needed floor mats, so with the help of thin sheet styrene, course sanding film, flocking, and two PE 1/24 Lamborghini license plates, I set out to see what I could come up with...

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Brilliant work as always Dann.

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You are taking this to a new level, Dann! :rolleyes:

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12 hours ago, afx said:

Brilliant work as always Dann.

Thanks, bud!!….miss seeing your work!, hope to are able to get back to it soon!!…...its your fault i'm a SB monster now!!….lol

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12 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

You are taking this to a new level, Dann! :rolleyes:

Hey, Thomas!.....thanks, bud!!

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