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5 years 3 weeks ago - 4 years 11 months ago #1 by IAN
Hey folks.

Well I did mention in the Thunderbird thread that I really do have the car-building bug again - I haven't forgotten my aircraft builds, just enjoying this 'discipline' a little more just now.

So following the '96 Ford on to the bench, we have a 1997 Chevy and a 1999 Pontiac. There's a couple of reasons for building these together, first is that they both fit in to two separate but concurrent 'Group Builds on another forum, and secondly the kits are identical, apart form the body shell, transparencies and decals. these kits absolutely the same.

So here's my start point:








Noses - Pontiac top, Chevy beneath. Not too much work needed, just a little filling and blending to get both neat and smooth; bodies both need the mould seams removed, but no real effort a couple of swipes with a sanding-stick and polished-back with ultra fine wet'n dry and lots of water. and we#re good-to-go. With these finished I moved-on to the chassis/cage(s).

More in a min'

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5 years 3 weeks ago - 5 years 3 weeks ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Will be following this, due to me doing the Nascar build this week.

Note, doesn't seem to be any pictures?

Edit: Pics are there... just for some reason didn't show until I put a reply in :)
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5 years 3 weeks ago - 5 years 3 weeks ago #3 by IAN
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Yeah I was still editing the attachments which went a little 'odd' - all sorted now. So here's the 'twins' bit:



Basic chassis and right side of the cage as per instructions - as you can see, identical






Jumping-ahead to where I am now, two lots of blocks & transmissions, and a whole lot of painted bits and pieces. The trick to this project is to have them looking as 'generic' as NASCAR specify but at the same time as individually identifiable as the owners & crew chiefs can make them. So where I can change the 'look' I will. At this point on late Friday afternoon I had to stop as I'd ran-out of satin black paint, so that means a drive in to town this morning and a quick visit to Toyworld !!

Stay tuned, painting the running gear next then building-up the internals.

AFN

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5 years 3 weeks ago #4 by Xtr3meNZer
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Quick question if I can... What grade sandpaper do you use when sanding them down? I think I'm going to be doing a bit of cleaning up with the car I am working on, so would be good to know what type would be best as to not damage it too much.

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5 years 3 weeks ago - 5 years 3 weeks ago #5 by IAN
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Not a prob:

First thing to say, and I'm really not trying to be a pedant, but there is a difference between sandpaper and Wet'n dry. Wet'n dry (also called glass paper) works best with lots of water, the water with a spot of washing-liquid, lubricates the rubbing action and makes for a better/smoother finish.

The sheets that I have are so old (close to thirty years) that the grit size has worn off the backing paper. The only one I can read, is the one I start the process with (so is the 'roughest' of the grades I use), it's 3M 734/P800 - but as I say that designation is so old now, it's probably meaningless.

Sorry that I can't be more helpful. :S
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In the meantime, because there was almost nothing worth watching on TV last night, I masked and primed both bodies:







Both are Tamiya acrylic straight from the can(s). The Chevy in white, the Pontiac in Grey. Between work and chore today I'll try and finish one of the engines and if time permits the front suspension and steering rack on one of the cars. I can then think about getting the block in place. At this point one kit will move ahead of the other, so I'll focus for the moment on the Chevy because I'm also planning to use the kit decals. I've got a set of Slixx decals for the Pontiac, but they're 'in transit' form the States just now.

Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #6 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers for the info. Will have to do some research and get some tomorrow after pay comes through hopefully... need to get the body painted tonight I would think, or at least primed and ready to go.

They look great, and is good to see them being built
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5 years 3 weeks ago #7 by Von Drinkoften
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Looking cool Ian. Will be following as well on these to get some ideas and tips for mine.
Keep em coming mate :cheer:
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5 years 3 weeks ago #8 by Kiwimav
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:woohoo:
watching this thread with interest. I have a couple 1/24 diecast cars, Big E #3, and Lil E #8
Im getting inspired to get some racecars into the stash.
Keep the pics coming Ian, great stuff m8

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #9 by IAN
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Thanks all, glad that you're riding shotgun with me. So here's the block:









No magic here, just a couple of good sable brushes and enamel paint from Humbrol & Tamiya.

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #10 by IAN
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W A R N I N G - Industrial strength shades needed before proceeding B)






Tamiya TS-16 yellow as usual staight from the can, two light(ish) coats and shiny & smooth enough for decals just as it is.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking good! Should be on to painting the body tonight with mine. Do you recommend any type of primer for Blue? I've heard silver or grey?

Sorry to bother you with so many questions.
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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #12 by IAN
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Now with added Tamiya Italian Red (TS-8 )











Next, finish the interior whilst the exterior dries/cures. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looks good! Nice and shiny!

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5 years 2 weeks ago #14 by IAN
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Apologies matey :oops: . Just read your question about undercoating the blue on yours... sorry, missed that one. I know you've done it now, but I'd have suggested glossy dark navy or even black. Bit late now, but yours looks fine to me.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #15 by Xtr3meNZer
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IAN wrote: Apologies matey :oops: . Just read your question about undercoating the blue on yours... sorry, missed that one. I know you've done it now, but I'd have suggested glossy dark navy or even black. Bit late now, but yours looks fine to me.

Ian.


Lol, yup already done and dusted on that one! not a problem though.. Hopefully the compound tonight will get her going nicely.

Another question though - Once the decals are on, recommend spraying another clear and then polish again?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #16 by IAN
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I always seal the deals in with a coat of Johnsons Klear/Future. Don't always polish it tho' depends upon how the 'seal' dries-out.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #17 by Xtr3meNZer
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Cheers mate - will see how it goes :) Can you get that Klear at a super market? Airbrush on, or paint?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #18 by ricksmodelkits
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Ah ha! The Kellogg's car, just waiting to figure out what the other 1 will be now!

Nice paint work!!
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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #19 by IAN
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Cheers mate - will see how it goes :) Can you get that Klear at a super market? Airbrush on, or paint?


I get mine sent over from the UK - but the bottle lasts for years and years, I honestly don't know what the Kiwi equivalent is - somebody here will - I've never been able to spray Klear, so I use a good quality chisel edge, sable brush ('bout 10 or 12mm).

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5 years 2 weeks ago #20 by Von Drinkoften
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The bodywork is looking great under some paint Ian.
Am curious as to how you are going to approach the inside of the body shell.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #21 by IAN
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It's already done, Von D. Xtracolour ADC Grey enamel, same as the chassis & cage.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #22 by Michaels Models
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Like your work Ian.

I wounder what the other cars color scheme will be.

Michael

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #23 by IAN
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Cage & Chassis progress:

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Taking it slowly and letting each session thouroughly dry as these sub-assemblies just love to snap-off as you're adding the other parts. Learned that one many years ago !!

AFN.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #24 by Xtr3meNZer
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Nice and quite detailed! Not too far now from being finished?
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Looking really good,
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5 years 2 weeks ago #26 by IAN
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Nice and quite detailed! Not too far now from being finished?


Well it depends upon work and 'real life' commitments just like every other modeller !! - The cage will look a lot better when the rest is installed and the IP goes in. Almost got the decals on the tyres today, but ran-out-of time,

Thanks for following, matey. More soon, I hope :S

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5 years 2 weeks ago #27 by ricksmodelkits
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Just a tip, I found that attaching the wheels to the front and rear suspension's before attaching the suspension assemblies to the chassis is a huge help, you don't run the risk of breaking the suspension away from the chassis when you try to 'click' the wheels on!

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5 years 1 week ago #28 by IAN
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Thanks for that, Rick... as it turns-out, there wasn't too much trouble getting the big, heavy rolling things into place:









Next... Stickers !!

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5 years 1 week ago #29 by Von Drinkoften
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Looks great mate... can't wait to see her with her top on! ;)

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5 years 1 week ago #30 by grover
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yeah, that looks awesome Ian. Almost a shame to have to cover it up.

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