Foreign Vehicle build (Started)

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Finnally home , now I can get the Countach finished

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Finnally home , now I can get the Countach finished

How was the trip?, did you have a good time?

I guess I should get some pics posted to what I have done,well its not alot.

Starting with 599, getting the engine painted

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started working on the chassis, I decided to lower this one, here is a pic of the front after I may the mod to lower it

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Little bit more done on the 599

Engine is on the chassis

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I should of did the exhaust in a different color

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Here is the grill, I need to repaint it

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and here it is on all fours

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Is that grill molded in originally? Lookin pretty racy so far. I see you fancy black wheels on your builds lol. looks good.

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The grill comes chrome plated, I think it will just look better, to me for some reason chrome does not look good. I have no idea why I keep doing black wheels, just like I dont know why I keep buying ferrari kits :lol: . The Jag is going to have chrome wheels, and if I ever get flocking that I can use, it will get done. I have now bought two different things of flocking, and both I can use.

One is too dark, and the last one I got, its close enough in color, but its all clumpy

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thats wild. I think i wanna do flocking on a some i wanna build but I don't know which flocking or embossing powder i wanna buy.

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Flocking is fiber, embossing is like a powder, I bought some embossing powder and it does not look like carpet at all, get flocking

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Interesting. I'll have to check into that some more .

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I will do side by side pic so you can see

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ok cool cool. i'm not in a giant rush as i need a couiple parts to collect before i start this project.

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Ok, just trying to help save you from wasting money like I see to keep doing with this stuff :lol::huh:

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lol i def. appreciate it.

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I forgot I threw the powder stuff away , but here are some interior pics

First on is with the embossing powder (what you dont want)

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this is flocking

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ah i see i see yeah you're right i'll have to look on sat. morning for some for sure. thanks

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Got some paint on the body, not sure if I am sticking with this color, I used this same color on my Aston DBS, but it looks better on it, I am thinking maybe something lighter

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The body has been painted, have a few spots I need to sand , and then I will do one more wet coat , color is Model Master Ford Blue Pearl lacquer

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I'm partial to my square BMW's in blue, black or a light silver. The I'd go something lighter too.

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Hi all.

Sorry for the radio silence. I have finished the dash in my 904. I basically removed the pre-molded gauges and knobs (which looked nothing like a Porsche dash) and scratch built it. What do you think? The first pic is a test. The 2nd shows faces in bezels as test fit. The 3rd shows the faces installed with pin head and styrene needles. 4th is final with epoxy "glass".

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The Audi R8 is done, posted in under glass, here is a sneak peak

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That R8 looks great!

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Hi all.

Sorry for the radio silence. I have finished the dash in my 904. I basically removed the pre-molded gauges and knobs (which looked nothing like a Porsche dash) and scratch built it. What do you think? The first pic is a test. The 2nd shows faces in bezels as test fit. The 3rd shows the faces installed with pin head and styrene needles. 4th is final with epoxy "glass".

Those gauges look killer, nicely done.

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Wow, nice work on the gauge's , much better then the kit ones, how did you make them

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Hi Jonathan. Thanks!

It was pretty easy actually. First I removed the molded gauges and buttons from the plastic part using a very small chisel. Then i sanded it. Following this, I used my dremmel to acutally drill holes almost as large as the gauges themselves. you can see that here:

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(The toggle switches are starter button wereb purchased online.)

To find the correct Porsche-era gauges, I went to North Hollywood Spedometer's website. (They do gauge restoratio and restored the clock on my 1:1 1964 Porsche 356 .) Luckly they had some excellent straight on shots of their work. I copied them over to my mac and I used photoshop to scale them to the size I wanted. I didnt print on decal paper, but rather high quality photo paper instead. I was looking for something with a bit of heft. While I did sand the paper a little after I cut the gauges out, it was still thick enough to pierce a pin through the centre. This gave me the centre pin for the needles. The needles were made using very thin styrene rod cut to lenth. A long one on one side of the pin head, a shorter one on the other. I used a VERY sharp #11 blade to cut the extra off and make a arrow-head point.

The chrome bezels were made by cutting aluminum tubing in a mitre box and then sanding using sanding sticks to get the right thinkness. I used all the grades from corse to super-fine. I also used a metal polish at the end to give it a extra-sheen.

I glued the gauge faces with needle installed onto the dash using CA glue. The extra length of pin (I left 2 cm for good measure) went into the holes I created with the dremmel.

Finally, I used 5-min epoxy for the "glass". I found this time it dried funny, cracked or something. So I topped it off with Model Master's Top Clear Coat.

Hope this explains it.

Jon

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Well I can say all that work paid off, those are some darn nice looking gauges, they look real. Now be honest, you have a shrink ray gun dont ya! :lol:;)

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Here is the interior, well getting it painted

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And here is the body after a wet coat of clear

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That's purty. Lookin' good there Jon can't go wrong with a tan saddle on your Prancing Horse.

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