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The famous Z06 oil tank and finished interiors *PICS*

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Hello,

Here is my version of the Z06 oil tank. Sorry for the dark picture. I took dozens of pics but the light was not good. I'll take better pics later.

Note I also added the jump starting instructions sticker.

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...and here are the finished interiors:

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Interiors are still dusty from the flocking, so I need to wipe them clean before final assembly.

Now it's on to the body. I don't need a dehydrator. :wink:

It took me more than 2 weeks to get to this point so the paint should be dry enough for polishing.

Thanks,

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Looking good Ismael! Great job on the oil tank too!

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I can't believe how realistic it all looks. The oil cooler is really a nice toouch Ismael!

Chris

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That oil cooler really makes the difference Ismael!

BTW, where did you get the "jumping" instructions decal? That's a real nice touch for the engine bay.

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Thanks guys!

Bill, I made my own "jumping" decal on my computer. I took a picture of one straight on and reduced it for printing.

Thanks,

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You certainly are "the corvette guy", Izzy - very nice work!

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Looking great Izzy, what color did you use on the interior?

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Thanks Kyle,

For the interiors I used Humbrol flat dark grey mixed with a few drops of Testors black. The idea was to create a very dark gray but not quite black. I like the Model Masters Euro 1 Gray for this, but it was not available, so I mixed it. The side bolsters are Model Masters Neutral Gray. Since it is a very flat military color, I airbrushed a second coat very dilluted to get a little hint of gloss. Still flat, but not dead flat. The aluminum trim is good old Model Masters Aluminum.

Thanks,

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say, where did those restraint belts come from? i need some for a project im working on and will post pics of here shortly. i was planning on using 5 point harnesses but it would actually look much better with stock restraints like what youve got there.

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That's some outrageous detail work! This is a convertible, right?

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Lee,

This is not for a convertible. This is for a Z06 and unfortunately, the interiors will be barely visible.

Bill,

The belts on this model are made out of a special exotic material called Masking tape :)

I simply cut the tape to the desired width and paint it. You kind of "texture" it with the paint. I cut it so it fits the photoetch buckles. I do that on models where they will be hard to see like this one.

For a racing type harness, I did this red one below using solder wick. It is copper material used in electronics to absorb and remove solder. It is a bit more tricky to work with. Some may argue the pattern is too strong but I like how it looks. You can find it at Radio Shack or any other electronics oriented store.

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Hope this helps.

Thanks,

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HA!!

Solder wick for belts! I woulda never thought of that, and I use the stuff everyday at work!

Just goes to show that you never stop learning in this hobby! :mrgreen:

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ah so those were just basically some photo etch buckles you had lying around. i think i got some of those...i use masking tape for belts too but maybe i will try the solder wick.

i actually thought they were a specific belt set but your answer is very helpful, so thanks for that. i fail to remember hardly anyone builds straight from even an aftermarket set!

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