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3 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

just as i thought....AWESOME!!!!

Thanks Dann.  I'm on the fence about the decals. As much as I love the classic  "Rays Engineering"  and large text "Volk," I can't decide on these or just the one simple Volk Racing Decal as pictured below.

 

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I decided to go with the smaller simple logo on the wheels. It looks a little cleaner in my opinion. I also realized I didn’t have the pins on the calipers that hold the brake pads in painted. 

I finally got around to taping up and painting the front bumper as well. I am extremely pleased with the way this turned out. Again, Tamiya tape is awesome, I never expected the complex shape of this to turn out so clean. 

Tomorrow I will try to get the roof and spoiler painted black in preparation for the carbon decals.

 

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I agree with the ones you chose too, Bud!!....this build is in TOTAL harmony!!!!

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2 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

I agree with the ones you chose too, Bud!!....this build is in TOTAL harmony!!!!

Thanks Dann!  Trying to decide on going with carbon on the lower side skirts and front and rear bumpers. 

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Let me start off saying the Studio 27 precut carbon decals that I bought for the R35 suck. They were not in any way easy to handle and were stiff as a board. So I made my own from Tamiya Extra Fine Weave Carbon. Much happier with the results. 

I sprayed the roof, a pillars and spoiler in Splash Paints Beluga Black. I still have to use the Studio 27 decals for templates to make my own for the spoiler tomorrow after work. But here is a quick shot of what I got tonight. Keep in mind the tape marks on the panel line will disappear once cleared and panel line accent is put on

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I got a little work done this morning. Since the Studio 27 decals are junk I again made my own out of Tamiya Decals. I got the grille and lower spoiler completed. 

I still have to decal the rear spoiler and I think that will be it on the exterior carbon decals. 

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4 hours ago, Pete75 said:

You're the carbon fibre king!! Awesome

Lol thank you!  It’s a lot of work, but worth it. 

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I got the rear spoiler and mirrors done tonight. Let me just say, I’d rather get kicked in the nuts and do the front or rear splitter on the previous R34 Pennzoil build I just finished. 
 

 

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Carbon decals came out well. Have you clear coated over the top of them, or are they a gloss finish already?

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26 minutes ago, beeRS said:

Carbon decals came out well. Have you clear coated over the top of them, or are they a gloss finish already?

Thank you. No clear has been laid down yet. They are a Semi gloss  finish on the paper. Should look well with some 2k clear over them. 

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3 hours ago, oPROJECTMAYHEMo said:

Very nice indeed. 

Any plans to add some color n detail to the engine bay?

Thanks Blake.  Yes The engine bay will be fully detailed once the clear is laid down.  I just wanted to get all of the carbon down on the body in preparation to have clear put on.

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On 2/3/2020 at 2:28 PM, Funkychiken said:

Absolutely amazing build so far, looks excellent!

AGREED!!!!

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On 2/3/2020 at 2:28 PM, Funkychiken said:

Absolutely amazing build so far, looks excellent!

 

6 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

AGREED!!!!

Thanks guys!!

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On 2/2/2020 at 10:33 PM, lghtngyello03 said:

I got the rear spoiler and mirrors done tonight. Let me just say, I’d rather get kicked in the nuts and do the front or rear splitter on the previous R34 Pennzoil build I just finished. 
 

 

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LOL, its looking Amazing, Bud!!!

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On 2/5/2020 at 4:03 PM, Dann Tier said:

LOL, its looking Amazing, Bud!!!

Thanks Dann. Maybe I can get this thing clear coated this weekend 

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Got the interior and chassis finished tonight. I can’t put the exhaust tips on until the chassis is in the body. 

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Good to know about the Studio 27 decals.  I got copper weave Scale Motorsport decals that were the same sort of junk.

I saw this in town yesterday, had to u-turn to snap the picture.
 

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Man that’s a sick car for sure. And yes I got the same Scale Motorsports copper weave and they blew up when they touched water. 

Im glad to see the tag is blurred out. Someone locally snapped a pic of my evo one evening and posted it all over Facebook, commenting on wishing they had one. Well I wasn’t friends with that person but a guy I work with is and he sent it to me. I Told him thanks for the comments, but at least please blur the tag. Some people don’t get it. 

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This is such a clean build. Great work. The wheels are perfect!

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