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UGH!  I feel for ya' on that one man.  I too would just walk away while I ponder what to do next.  Your commitment to the car and what you want from it are to be commended.  I know you'll get it the way you want ultimately.  Keep at it man!    I'll be sure to follow along.   Tim

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Keep up the good work!!! Looks really good. But sometimes a model can be too much. We all know the feeling. You are very skilled and it will work out. I have walked away many times but in the middle of the night it will come to you. Keep going and I agree with Codi that you will get it the way you want it. I’m following along also! 

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Hello everybody, hello Bruce, I just found this thread and registered to the forum because right now I am restoring the very same model which I built some 30 years ago.

I am highly impressed by your work, Bruce, this is really good stuff.

I have the same problem you are encountering because I want to paint the side parts of the bodywork. And I do not have the decals anymore to make a scan.

So my question is: If you have the decals, and if you do make a scan, would it be possible for you to share a copy with me? Then I could make some masks for the paint work ...

Thank you and greetings from Germany

Magnus (but everybody calls me Mold)

 

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So,...

After much mulling, I decided to continue with the decals,..Micro Sol..Micro Set,....

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Decals responded well to the products,..just , old decals... lot of silvering under the clear due to old, dried out adhesive,

I went as far as pin holing the silvered areas the next day, and applying more MicroSet,.....and etc.

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Calling it a 3 footer,..for now...am ordering new decals from Mike's Decals (IndyCals doesn't print metallics anymore)

Need to cut 3 or 4 coils out of those front coil overs too.

and more... 

If there is sun tomorrow, I will shoot some outside

Cheers

Next up,... the base... 

Edited by Belugawrx

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Hey, there are no gimmies in modelling....HA Ha:P

'Calling it a three footer' those are the hardest putts with my old man yips:o

She is looking just fine Bruce. Congratulations for finishing it off B)

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The latest in the WR1 saga

The front coil overs were unhooked from the bottom 'C' connection, simple snap and...better

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was able to squeeze the side pods in and pin them with a brass bolt #00-90 X1/4"

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Almost threw this one against an inanimate object a dozen times...

All in all after 4 years I can say, that without this forum,..I could not have built this..

The views, comments and encouragement really helped push this to the end,..

This is a great building site.

 

 

Twokidsnosleep...I'm thinking of getting rid of a couple 1:12 Tamiyas....pm me !lol

 

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Looks great!! I do understand your pain... I have had the same thought a few times about throwing my build into a wall.

your perseverance has paid off with outstanding results.

Chris

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Really great work Bruce!  I am building the 1/20 scale car now.  I hope mine comes out near as well as yours did.

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Chris, Jim, Dave, Thomas, Scott ...  Thanks 

I am not going to call this done... yet.

 new decals, should be here approx, 3 weeks

In the meantime I have started the 312T4, so look for that, coming soon.

Cheers 

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Fantastic stuff, love your work.

As I told some weeks ago, I am also trying to rebuild an old WR1 model, and I would like to show you how I did the sidepod painting.

Here are the pre-painted parts.

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Then I put some gold paint on the sidepods. Here are the maskings, printed on self-adhesive paper and cut out by hand.

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Fixed them on the sidepods.

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Primer again.

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Blue color.

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Result.

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It's not perfect, but not as bad as I suspected. I am unsure whether or not to put clear coat on top. Thanks for your help in this forum.

Mm.

 

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Thank you Bruce! :)

This is the current status of my project. Don't blame me for the seatbelts, I took them from a Renault RE20 kit many years ago, when I was young and dumb. Today I am old and dumb.

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Unfortunately the blue #20 is not available any more, it says "soon back in stock".

I would like to make the '77 version again, so I guess I have to wait. All I have is the decal set from Indycals for the '78 version which is also sold out now ...

Mm.

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These came in from Wim, some months ago, and I have been working up the courage to dive in...

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They really do look good , a nice mellow Tamiya X-12 gold leaf kinda ...

I'll be back

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Got the urge to try out the new decals so, started strippin'

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and found some unnoticed crazing on the mirror wrap, so wet sanded with 1000g and it's going back into paint

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Whew...so far so good

Cheers

 

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that’s a nice build and the detailed painting process will be a big help to many 

Edited by Jasper018

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Awesome build ... if i can can i ask how you got the ford on the engine to look like that ? Thanks rob 

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On 8/22/2019 at 6:28 PM, Jasper018 said:

Awesome build ... if i can can i ask how you got the ford on the engine to look like that ? Thanks rob 

Hey Rob

The FORD logos on the DFV came in the Scale motorsports p/e set..

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