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First coat of Tamiya  Gunship Grey  to see what it looks like and to spot areas that have to be repaired before the final coat.  It gives the scale effect of black without hiding the detail and is also a lower gloss paint.

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On 5/11/2021 at 2:29 PM, Codi said:

Fun to watch you and Francis as you assemble/complete your respective builds.  Looks great Ian.  cheers, tim

Thank you Tim   Francis has way more parts to assemble than I do, his project as well as yours just amaze me.  I have finished the body work and layed down the while base color and happily it came out pretty well.  Letting it cure for a few days before color sanding and blocking it.  I hope to start the Red graphics mid next week.

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4 hours ago, Ian McLaren said:

Just had to get photo in sunshine,  White is done now for the red graphics

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Hi Ian!

Wow, the shine of the rear mags is perfectly "in scale". One would swear this is a 1/1 racer... Bravo!

CT 

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On 5/15/2021 at 3:36 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Ian!

Wow, the shine of the rear mags is perfectly "in scale". One would swear this is a 1/1 racer... Bravo!

CT 

The main reason is they are aluminum custom built for the car.

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Color is on now, touchup and polishing, in preparation for the striping and pearl mid coat.  The pearl that is being used is Murano Pearl powder left over from the original paint job on the real car 40 plus years ago.  I'm going to have to be extremely careful with it as would easily overpower the base colors on the model (a very little goes a long way).

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5 hours ago, Ian McLaren said:

Color is on now, touchup and polishing, in preparation for the striping and pearl mid coat.  The pearl that is being used is Murano Pearl powder left over from the original paint job on the real car 40 plus years ago.  I'm going to have to be extremely careful with it as would easily overpower the base colors on the model (a very little goes a long way).

Love the color scheme Ian, excellent job...

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In the process of finishing up details on the chassis while I wait for the pearl powder and decals to arrive so the body can be completed. The Royal Canadian is held up waiting for the motor to arrive .  Here is an early mock up of the chassis, a couple of the out of scale details have been corrected since this was taken and the body work has also been finish since this photo.

 

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This is as far as I can go on the chassis.  Moving on to the body as the Pearl powder that was used on the original car 40+ year's ago arrived last week.  Going to shoot some test panels first before committing the body as this is the real deal Murano pearl and could easily overwhelm the existing colors on the body. Still waiting for the custom decals but the can go on last as the originals were painted on after the clear on the original car.

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22 minutes ago, AmericanMuscleFan said:

This is a very clean build, it's great Ian, you can be proud of your good work because it looks like the real thing! 👌

Thank you Francis that means a lot! The goal has been realism from the start.  I don't have the skills or equipment to be able to produce work at the level that you, Cody and others are capable of , and that's OK and I am pleased that the model looks plausibly real.

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Just finishing up some details on the chassis, I have been shooting some test panels with the original Murano Pearl  that was used on the real car  forty plus years ago , and I think I'm ready to risk it on the body itself this week end

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On 7/28/2021 at 10:55 AM, gasser59 said:

This is such an epic build Ian. I have to also give kudos to your photography. Some of those pictures are poster worthy.

Brad   Thank you so much for the kind words.  I've been working on the body and will have some updates shortly.

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