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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #31

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Sweet thanks :) The Mrs wants me to build the combi van next, and it has chrome parts on it... was thinking about stripping them back and doing it myself. Hopefully the AK Chrome metal paint does the job well...

I'm following a lot of the lessons from this channel, even though the presenter is a bit drone and I dont follow everything he does, it's still good learning. His is his combi van playlist he's currently building
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #32

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Hang in there, think of the finished item, it will be awesome!!!!!
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #33

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Thanks Grant. I must admit, I've been looking at this over the past few days and trying to find some motion, and more so some vision of how to do this. But in the end this morning I just started. Every single piece needs clean up, but I at least have a sense of it going together. Doing sub assemblies organising parts to how I will paint them. I'm going to chrome the bumpers, but nothing else. The tyres I'm going to do in the new AK Extreme Metals in polished aluminium. The body will be in red and the interior, black. I ordered some black flocking powder from a nail art supply site, along with a few other nail art tools I'm going to try. Also been to jaycar and got some more alligator clips for all the parts. Now I'm having to wait around for my car to get 4 new tyres then back home to carry on. Hopefully I can start priming tomorrow.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #34

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Much progress on this one? B)

Have lusted a little over the Tamiya 1/12 240Z but the $200+ price tag kills it :lol:

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #35

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Work stress has me standing at the bench not wanting to do anything at the moment :(

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So finally got in the head space for some modelling therapy. Started cracking on with assembly and painting prep. The way I had left things meant I had to spend a chunk of time getting my head around everything again


Looking at the de-chromed bumpers, they needed a lot of work and had sink marks all over the place. To be fair, they looked like chrome bumpers from a 30 year old car that's been crashed and bashed, but I want the look of something that's been taken care of a bit more. ;)


I was going to paint all the running gear and suspension separately, but after looking at it, and seeing the font wheels aren't designed to be turned, not to mention the quality of the parts combined with my skill level don't really warrant the time it would take, I decided to attach them all now and paint them with the car chassis.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #37

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Font suspension and steering on. Took a bit of force to get sitting properly.


And then the rest of the running gear. I'll add the drive shaft in when I put in the engine. This wall all get a satin black coat, and then i'll pick out parts to hand paint in Tamiya tyre black and may give the coils a bit of colour.


Finally before taking a break, I put the body together. This will need some filler and care before I prime.


Im sure a modelling master could make this into a stunning kit, but I neither have the time, energy or will, not to mention the skill. I'll be putting my best to it, but I'm not going to talk myself into being so pedantic I'll never finish. Fun first, and it has been good to have some fun today.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #38

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Good to see you back at the bench mate. Will be good to see some paint on it :) Good luck
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #39

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Keep your modelling mojo going! good luck with the build :)
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #40

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I'd missed this. The modelling can be a great way to de-stress from work, or a means of making you more so. The Oven cleaner (Mr Muscle) is the best paint remover. I've even threatened to clean the oven with it. Haven't yet heehee. I hope work settles a bit for you mate.
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #41

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very good... All Datsun Z's are cool!...
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Cheers guys. Got a couple more days off work so will try and get through as much as I can in between small house jobs, and replaying Assassins Creed 2 now the Xbox One can play XB360 games ;)

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So I've finished the pre painting prep work. Going to give everything a coat of Stynylrez and then give the body another going over with a polishing sponge before adding a lacquer base. Bit warmer here today so we'll see how Stynylrez likes it. Yay for paint. If I go hard I might be able to push and get this mostly finished by the end of the weekend

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #44

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Good luck mate, hope all goes well!
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Cool love 240s, I have a real one B) and heaps of models and diecast ones. Cant wait to see it done your other models always look great this one will be awesome mate
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So jealous Yak. You'll have to post some pictures of your 240z

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Cool to see you haven't given up on this thing and finished the chassis.
You've got a lot more patience than I have, so good for you mate. ;) B)
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Thanks VD. Hopefully it pays off.

Got a coat of primer on everything just after lunch, and just finished a second coat on places that needed attention with a sander. Rock and Roll Fridays nights huh? ;) Imperfectsions don't show up that easily on white styrene. Hey maybe I should paint all my models white? :D


The exhaust was just a solid end so I drilled out the hole with a few different size bits.


Finally I started some paint, with Mr Metals buffables. Stainless Steel for the drum bake covers and aluminium for the transmission.
Tomorrow will be black paint for the most part, and if it all looks ok I'll start on some of the other details.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #49

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looking good dude, and you don't want to see mine at the moment its just a bunch of parts that i haven't gotten around to putting back together but should be all shiny and driving by the end of next year
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yak wrote: looking good dude, and you don't want to see mine at the moment its just a bunch of parts that i haven't gotten around to putting back together but should be all shiny and driving by the end of next year

Hope so mate. Too pretty to be sitting in boxes ;)

The engine block in most of the pictures ive seen is a light blue. I only had a dark blue so mixed it with grey. I thought if I mixed with white i would end up with a baby blue.
This looked pretty good to me though


It came out a bit darker on the engine but I'll live with it

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The rear suspension wasnt sitting properly and kept popping out so more glue + force = sitting properly


Then used some Gunze Black with Levelling Thinner for all the internal parts, and the chassis


And then I tried the AK Extreme Metals black base for the first time on the shiny parts. Was really interesting to paint and seemed quite forgiving, although I used a lot of it. I'll leave it for the day and look at how it is tonight. Yay for long summer days :D

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #52

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grover wrote: Yay for long summer days :D


For me, summer is the best time for painting Auto models. The paint seems to dry/cure so much better. Nature's bake oven :lol:
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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #53

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Making some great progress, that dash has a really nice shape.

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Cheers guys. I've not bothered with the panel decals. I just painted in some details. Not going to see them so I didnt see the point in doing anything fancy


Ive been detailing up other parts with Mr Metals buffables and Tamiya rubber black. This is coming together quite quickly now.


Also tried my hand at flocking for the first time. Used PVA painted on to the floor and then used a tea strainer to sprinkle the flocking powder over the area

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Coming together quite nicely Kane...looking good mate

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How well did the flocking stick?

I found using the stuff from the scrap booking places it woks better having the glue dripped from an eye drop onto it.

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Really nice job on the gauges in the dash. Engine block looks mint too. Nice progress! B)
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #58

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Yeah that's looking very nice dude :)
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Very cool.
The engine blue looks fine, a tad dark but ok.
The Head should be aluminium, as is the rocker cover.
The sumps were always black.
Manifolds again aluminium.
Air intake, an orange red.

Why do I know, I have a few of these donks in my garage... :)
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Thanks guys and thanks for the info grunzter. The Revel call outs are pretty basic. Hopefully I have the essence of the engine though.

The flocking didnt go down too bad for my first attempt. Quite a funny material


And I assembled the wheels


And started adding the shiny bits to the engine. The rocker cover didnt come out as well as I thought but I might give it a go over with Mr Metals later

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