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2 hours ago, mrm said:

That’s quite a bit of carbon you have going there....

Who’s decals are you using? Doesn’t look like Scale Motorsports.

I know lol, it’s kind of aggravating in a way but the end result will be worth It. 
 

I’m using Tamiya carbon fiber extra fine weave. 

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I didn’t get as much done today as I wanted since I had to work.  I did however get the dash completed which wasn’t as painstaking as I thought. It is 7 separate pieces and took almost an hour and a half. 

Attached is also a couple of pictures of the 1:1 dash. 
 

 

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Well this morning I had some more carbon fiber adventures lol. I did the center console. It took 2 hours and has 14 separate pieces that make up the entire part.

 

i also go the steering column completed which is 5 different decals and took about an hr.  This stuff is time consuming to say the least.

I am waiting on my Shunko decals to get here because the Autobacs decal for the dash almost tore in half yesterday when I put it in the water. 

However, the largest part of the the interior battle is mostly complete 

 

 

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Looking great. Soldier on!

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3 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Looking good! 

Later-

Thanks Tom, Hoping I can get some more stuff done this evening.

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I didn’t get too much done this evening l, but I did get the instrument cluster carbon decals on and buttons detailed. I will have to wait on my Shunko decals to do the gauge cluster though. 
 

I also sprayed some Zero Paints on a test spoon. I used the exact same primer I used before which was Tamiya White Primer.  This is the same stuff I used before with horrible luck that crazed my TME Evo build, which resulted in a complete strip and repaint with Tamiya spray. 
 

I am super pleased with these results, but I’m still horrified to put it on the fully prepped body. Hopefully it will not have a bad reaction to the primer. Maybe this color wasn’t mixed as hot as the Evo Red?  
 

Anywho, I included some pics of the color in the sun and inside to see how much pearl is in this paint and it’s beautiful. 
 

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That’s a beautiful yellow. I hope everygoes on without headaches.

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8 hours ago, mrm said:

That’s a beautiful yellow. I hope everygoes on without headaches.

Thank you Michael.  I hope so as well. This is a rare kit and I don't want to screw it up with mishaps such as too hot of a  paint reaction.

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All your work with the decals looks fantastic! I admire your patience.

I'm looking forward to seeing more.

David G.

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23 minutes ago, David G. said:

All your work with the decals looks fantastic! I admire your patience.

I'm looking forward to seeing more.

David G.

Thank you David!  It has definitely taken a lot of time, but it hasn't really been super difficult.  The end result is worth it.

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Well I managed to work up the courage to spray the color on the body tonight. Super pleased with the way this turned out and I can’t wait to get the black part sprayed and the decals on to put the 2k clear on. That should really make that pearl pop!

It took 14 super light coats to get this color the way I wanted it. 

I hate that the light and camera won’t show the pearl in this paint because it’s amazing in person 

 

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I’m gonna be 100% honest with you. I think this is an absolutely stunning color and you did a perfect job out of it. But I don’t think it matches the real car. I think you’ve got half of what you need. I have some experience with two very similar colors. Ferrari’s Gialo Tristrati and Lamborghini’s Gialo Horus. Look them up. Both of them are tri-coats. And both look very similar to what you got after the first part. Then they need a top (candy like) mid-coat, which is very much transparent, but gives that dept. it looks to me like you need that coat in order to match the 1:1 car. 
   Light, cameras, scale and computer screens all play games with us, so I may be wrong. I would just hate to see all your efforts, skill and passion invested in this model ending up with not quite the result you want. So before you spray the clear, test the color and do some more research. Zero paints do good job, but it wouldn’t be the first time they package a supposed tri-coat as a single stage metallic. 

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6 hours ago, mrm said:

I’m gonna be 100% honest with you. I think this is an absolutely stunning color and you did a perfect job out of it. But I don’t think it matches the real car. I think you’ve got half of what you need. I have some experience with two very similar colors. Ferrari’s Gialo Tristrati and Lamborghini’s Gialo Horus. Look them up. Both of them are tri-coats. And both look very similar to what you got after the first part. Then they need a top (candy like) mid-coat, which is very much transparent, but gives that dept. it looks to me like you need that coat in order to match the 1:1 car. 
   Light, cameras, scale and computer screens all play games with us, so I may be wrong. I would just hate to see all your efforts, skill and passion invested in this model ending up with not quite the result you want. So before you spray the clear, test the color and do some more research. Zero paints do good job, but it wouldn’t be the first time they package a supposed tri-coat as a single stage metallic. 

That was the first thought when I sprayed the spoon the other day.  Without the clear, it has no depth at all, and I was really disappointed until I shot some Tamiya TS13 clear over it.

The body looks like it has no color shift at all without clear, unless you move it in the light, and the camera can't catch it at all.  But once some 2k clear is laid over it, it is gonna pop for sure.

 

The pic below is only Tamiya TS13 clear, and it isn't as clear as the full sized photo either.  Different lighting really plays a roll in this color for sure.

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Today was a rainy day so I was able to stay inside and get some work done after getting home from work. 
 

After lots of taping, I sprayed the bottom half of the body In Splash Paints Beluga Black lacquer. Very satisfied with the results. Tamiya tape never lets me down on good crisp lines as well. 

I also got all the small body parts that are black, as well as the wheels sprayed in this same Splash Paints color. 

After the body I sprayed the wheel wells in some Tamiya Semi Gloss Black to prepare them  for the Carbon Kevlar decals as on the 1:1 as seen in the pics if you look closely. 
 

I also included 2 different pics of the body in different lighting  to show the different effects that light has on this paint.

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Looking outstanding so far. After decals and 2K clear it will be killer. 

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8 hours ago, mrm said:

Looking outstanding so far. After decals and 2K clear it will be killer. 

Thanks again Michael! Can't wait for the decals to get here, but it may be Thanksgiving or so before they show up since they're coming from Spain.  So I'm going to focus now on trying to get the chassis ready.  Lots of small details still left to do on interior and suspension.

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The paintwork looks great! The clear coat should punch it up nicely.

David G.

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30 minutes ago, David G. said:

The paintwork looks great! The clear coat should punch it up nicely.

David G.

Thanks David!  Hopefully the 2K clear will really make that pearl pop. It did well with just Tamiya TS13 on the spoon, so that 2k is definitely going to add some depth.

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31 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

WOW!! this is looking Fantastic!!! 

Thanks Dann! Hope it turns out great. I’ve got a lot of time in it so far. 

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Well I got home today to find my decals in the mailbox. Great packaging and super pleased.....that is until I opened them. There appears to be a film on them. It seems as if maybe they went into the packaging immediately after printing while the ink was still wet. 
 

I figured I’ll try the instrument panel to see if these spots go away in water. Nope, they sure don’t . I’m pretty pissed about this. Spotmodel.com has no more in stock and hiroboy.com wants $45 to ship them to the States. 

Now I’m at a stall for something that’s their fault. 

 

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Scott, 

Mine are the same unfortunately. Definitely something to do with either the printing or packaging too soon.

Check Hiroboy again. They have multiple shipping options and the cheapest to Canada is like $5 CDN. The $56 one is by like DHL courier.

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4 hours ago, Jhedir6 said:

Scott, 

Mine are the same unfortunately. Definitely something to do with either the printing or packaging too soon.

Check Hiroboy again. They have multiple shipping options and the cheapest to Canada is like $5 CDN. The $56 one is by like DHL courier.

I didn’t see that when I tried to order on my cell phone yesterday, thanks. I’ll give it another shot. The delivery is only 5-7 days so I’ll wait it out. 

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