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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nascar - Oreo 4 years 5 months ago #2

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Well the engine block looks fine, the only thing I'd change would be the filter, with a light aluminium or light grey for the casing and the filter itself either white or a pale buff.

The interior, cage, chassis are uniform pale glossy grey. I use an aircraft colour ADC Grey (FS16473).





This is a 1998 car, but your interior will be very similar. The centre of the fuel cell at the back will be a flat red with 'aluminium' details. On the underside the suspension, axle and 'A frame' should be satin black, Shocks can be yellow, red, aluminium or blue, the springs I usually do as a plain steel colour. At the back-end the separate diff housing is bright red, the prop shaft is white with aluminium bearings.

Inside the IP can be aluminium or black, instruments are usually white with black numbers and orange or red needles.

Have fun with the build and best of luck with the transparencies !!

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Thank you very much! That is a huge help! Much appreciated

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Progress... I have popped out the horrific windows that have been damaged with Super glue... Will be making one some hard plastic.

Sprayed the inside and various parts. Almost all roll cage is in, and seat has been painted. Getting there... only a few days to go... Should bee some major construction tomorrow though, all interior should be done, and underneath as well... with any luck

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and I've just discovered one half of one of the rims is missing :( so going to either have it off, and scratch build a Jack... or maybe someone out there has a spare set of 1/24 rims? Willing to pay for them to come... though will need to be on a courier... or know of anywhere I can get some?

Hopefully so lol

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nascar - Oreo 4 years 5 months ago #6

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I might have something that would work for you, where you based?

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Based in South Island, Greymouth. If you have something, I would need it couriered overnight, and would be willing to pay for it.

PM me some details if you can?

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So I have put the base coat on her. Quite a nice Blue :) It's not the perfect correct blue, but I quite like it.

Have sorted out the rim (Thanks Rick!!), and possibly even some windows

Interior is almost there. Had to hold some of it together with tape while the glue sets... when he super glued the main structure of the roll cage, it was a bit skew wiff.



Tomorrow means two days to get it sorted. Have got some Tamiya compound, some sandpaper, and a few other bits and pieces to really get her shining!
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Looking good mate, hopefully the parts arrive in time and we get to see the finished product!

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Cheers! Greatly appreciated mate. Hopefully I get the polish compound and sandpaper today, so I can get her looking real nice and shiny tonight.

Any hints or tips on getting a great shine? Never before wet sanded...

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Depends what you are using, personally I use the Detail Master polishing abrasive sheets then wax with tamiya polish. Main thing is to always take it slow and not get too close to the edges or raised details otherwise you might go right through the paint. I also like to wait a week to make sure the paint is totally hard, also good to stick the body in the hot water cupboard to help dry it quicker.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nascar - Oreo 4 years 5 months ago #12

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Yup, light and gentle and patience.

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If only I had a week to wait... How many coats would you normally put on?

Next time I do a car, it will be done properly, only rushing through this one as it's a last minute Birthday gift, that I didn't think of before this weekend just gone...

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Hey 3meNZer that sounds cool building this kit for your mate's bday. You mention you have layed down the blue base-coat. Have you sprayed clear coat over top of base? I found spraying a light tack coat of clear and then a couple of wet coats created a pretty nice gloss effect. Ideally you repeat that clearing process once it is touch dry to get a deeper finish. Be aware that clear-coat can remain 'soft' for at least 48 hours and often longer in this weather.

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Cool of you to resurrect this kit. Eager to see how it turns out. Pity your stuck for time on it though.

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PJNZ wrote: Hey 3meNZer that sounds cool building this kit for your mate's bday. You mention you have layed down the blue base-coat. Have you sprayed clear coat over top of base? I found spraying a light tack coat of clear and then a couple of wet coats created a pretty nice gloss effect. Ideally you repeat that clearing process once it is touch dry to get a deeper finish. Be aware that clear-coat can remain 'soft' for at least 48 hours and often longer in this weather.


Hey PJ,

I sprayed a sliver "primer" coat, and then the first coat of the blue that she's going to be once finished. I touched it this morning, and the paint is "rough", only slightly, so was thinking of sanding slightly to remove the sandpaper texture, and then coat again and then clear...

So I should clear it tonight, and then some more blue once that is dried? I only have Tamiya acrylic clear.... would that be alright?

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Von Drinkoften wrote: Cool of you to resurrect this kit. Eager to see how it turns out. Pity your stuck for time on it though.


Some very very late nights have been put into this... sometimes only 5 hours sleep before I'm getting back up for another 12 hour day... pics will come tonight of where I'm at... should have most of the internal of the car, and the chassis underneath along with exhaust done...

Cheers for the support

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hey man some light sanding to get rid of the worst of the roughness in the blue could be helpful. if u then feel u have enough depth of blue left just go on to the clearcoating given your time frame. otherwise another couple coats of blue before clearcoating.
trying to get a nice high gloss paint finish within such a short time-frame is less than ideal :woohoo: but hey u can do your best :)
lots of good resources online - heres a couple,,,

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So tonight, I worked the body! I gave her three more coats of the blue, and sanded down slightly on the last coat. once done, another coat of the colour (it's metallic and shows any rub marks). Then once that had dried enough for me to touch, I shot her with some clear.

She's looking mighty shiny now :) here's a couple of pics. Tomorrow I will be looking at polishing her up nicely with the fine compound I have... then hopefully she's ready for decals tomorrow morning. If I had more time I would definitely be spending more time on perfecting it... but I think it's still going to look quite good :)



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Looking good mate!

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Shes coming along really nicely K1, you're doing an awesome job. One thing I found with using the Tamiya polishing compound on my skyhawk is, just like polishing a real car, make sure you get it all off and give it time to dry so you can see it. Any little bits left will dry white and they are usually in all the recesses. If you clear over the top without checking you will seal the residue in like I did.

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Cheers K1. I have the Tamiya fine compound. Will that be a good polish for it? As I said before, this is my first car, so unsure of which products are the best.

As I wont be able to get some official "Tamiya polish" if this isn't the good stuff, can a normal car wax do?

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Thank you very much Rick! The item has arrived and it's perfect! I should be all go to get this baby all sorted by tomorrow night!

Very very much appreciated mate! Top service.

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Thank you very much Rick! The item has arrived and it's perfect! I should be all go to get this baby all sorted by tomorrow night!

Very very much appreciated mate! Top service.


No worries mate, glad it got there that quick!
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Cheers K1. I have the Tamiya fine compound. Will that be a good polish for it? As I said before, this is my first car, so unsure of which products are the best.

As I wont be able to get some official "Tamiya polish" if this isn't the good stuff, can a normal car wax do?


Tamiya Fine compund is perfect.
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Mint, well I'll be getting on to that tonight. Mate is coming around tonight, as it's my birthday today as well, and we're having a bit of a shin dig tomorrow... so going to have to hide it lol! I've taken over the kitchen table a bit while trying to smash this out :evil:

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Happy birthday then mate :woohoo:
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Cheers K1 :)

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Mint, well I'll be getting on to that tonight. Mate is coming around tonight, as it's my birthday today as well, and we're having a bit of a shin dig tomorrow... so going to have to hide it lol! I've taken over the kitchen table a bit while trying to smash this out :evil:


Happy Birthday! You had your present from me already lol!!

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Your present to me to present to someone else! lol! Just can't wait to finish work

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Ok! today is the day! I have until about 4... and two kids to look after while the mrs goes to a wedding...

Putting the dash on now, along with steering wheel etc. Decals to be done today, and wheels to go on. Unfortunately the glass sen through from Rick wasn't the correct size, but I'm trying to sort something out to suit it. Little addition here and there of the plastic that comes with the kids toys.

Almost there... oh yeah... then the decals.... :blink:



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