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4 years 9 months ago #1 by IAN
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OK, starting shot:


Two coats of Xtracolour enamel 'ADC Grey' - my colour of choice for NASCAR interiors.

This kit is much simplified in the construction and very 'soft' in detail - a legacy of the 'snap-fix' pre painted kits that Revell promoted in the early 2000's. Have a look at the insides here - almost complete with just five pieces which (virtaully) snapped together, the 1993 Pontiac that I'm wrestling with at the moment, the cage on that build is complete and took ten individual pieces which are all warped and most too short in length.

I like simplified builds, means I can get to the 'fun' part sooner.



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Acrylic white primer from Halfords - the biggest car accessory chain in the UK, and a fantastic source of good quality and cheap aerosol paint... I do miss that over here. Two coats and the outside is done. I was going to use their 'Volkswagen Silver Grey' as the main colour, but on checking the tin, there may not be enough, no worries, I have an assortment of Tamiya acrylics in the stash to call upon.

Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. More when the 'real world' allows.

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4 years 9 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very cool :) Liking the NASCAR aye? Looking good so far, nice interior colour

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4 years 9 months ago #3 by Webby_NZ
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When i saw the topic name i imagined a chev with cabvas biplane wings and a front seat that looked like this


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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #4 by Terry
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Webby_NZ wrote: When i saw the topic name i imagined a chev with cabvas biplane wings and a front seat that looked like this



:blush:


You're not the only one tripped up by the topic title. I was expecting some kooky madness kinda like this....



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4 years 9 months ago #5 by Von Drinkoften
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Haha.... glad I'm not the only one caught out by the name ;)
Looking forward to seeing it come together Ian.

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #6 by Bishop
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That car is really very plane you know. Just a prop!!

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4 years 8 months ago #7 by IAN
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Two coats of Tamiya 'Silver Leaf' straight from the rattle can:







More next week.

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4 years 8 months ago #8 by Von Drinkoften
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The finish looks very nice and flat. Will look even better under a gloss coat. Very cool! B)

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4 years 7 months ago #9 by IAN
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Made its' way back to the bench today.

Progress is self-evident, the silver has had three coats of Humbrol Gloss Cote (sic), each one polished back before the next. The cowl & skirts are Tamiya acrylic matt black and the air dam (again Tamiya), sprayed an orange/red mixed using my preferred 'Mark 1 eyeball' method.







I'll be taking this to Cambridge to do the detail painting so you can have a good look at it then if you're interested. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment.

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4 years 7 months ago #10 by Andrew
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Looking good Ian B)

I wonder if we'd have enough pundits keen for a NASCAR GB sometime next year? :woohoo:

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4 years 7 months ago #11 by RED
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looking good mate, makes me want to go out and get one now
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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #12 by IAN
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RED wrote: looking good mate, makes me want to go out and get one now


Thanks very much, Red. Talk to our very own Rick, he'll happily take folding beer vouchers from you in exchange for bits of plastic !!

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4 years 7 months ago #13 by Kiwimav
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Very nice Ian...watchin what comes next!!

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4 years 6 months ago #14 by kiwigav
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Looks awesome. very keen on doing a NASCAR or Indy build next year :)

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4 years 6 months ago #15 by Kiwimav
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Update In Stash:
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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2 years 9 months ago #16 by IAN
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Proof - not that you ever needed any - that I simply cannot stay focused at the moment. Dragged the 2003 Chevy back to the bench this week, and found a 2000/2003 Taurus body and rolling chassis that I'd completely forgotten about.







To be fair, it's all Disney/Pixar's fault, went to see Cars 3 a couple of weeks ago with he kids, absolutely loved it, great movie, and of course, Ben has pulled-out all his old Disney Cars die-casts AND done a school project on Richard & Kyle Petty so absolutely no surprise that I'd re-discover my enthusiasm for NASCAR models !!

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2 years 9 months ago #17 by Michaels Models
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Very nice to see some 4 wheeled vehicles.

Will be watching these :)

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2 years 9 months ago #18 by IAN
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Rollin', rollin', rolloin'....











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2 years 9 months ago #19 by Bishop
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Coming together very nicely

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2 years 9 months ago #20 by IAN
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So I had a thought this morning, given how prone to tearing Slixx decals are, I decided to mitigate the (anticipated) problem by spraying the air-dam and roof blue - so if the decals do tear, at-least there's a shiny blue underneath to make patching a little easier

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2 years 9 months ago #21 by Michaels Models
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Nice smooth painting dude.

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2 years 9 months ago #22 by IAN
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Decals are happening everyone...







So far so good, with no tearing or rips. Need to touch-up on the 'B' pillar and where the red folds over the top of the 'door'. Just wondering why the last Slixx sheet I used behaved so disasterously and this one is behaving so well ? - talk about inconsistency !!. Ahh well on with the project... I'll let these dry overnight then tomorrow shoot a varnish coat to seal them all in before more decalling later in the week.



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2 years 9 months ago #23 by Tiger
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Now that is looking sharp Ian :woohoo:

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