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NASCAR Group Build
Start Date: 23/11/2015
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AMT #17 Dewalt Tauris

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4 years 10 months ago #1 by Michaels Models
AMT #17 Dewalt Tauris was created by Michaels Models
I have a couple of Nascar kits but narowed it down to this AMT #17 Dewalt Tauris. I am 99% sure this was purchased from Rick.
Build wise it will be nearly box stock but with some added detailing just to dress it up a bit.

























Not a huge fan of building more then one kit at a time but I might have to over come that with all the GBs happening. Bring on the fun.

Michael

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4 years 10 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looks like some big decals there!! Good luck! Will be watching.

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4 years 10 months ago #3 by Nosferatu
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Looks Good!! Cant wait to see it get under way!

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

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4 years 10 months ago #4 by kiwigav
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Nice kit choice .Dewalt colours look very cool :)

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4 years 10 months ago #5 by IAN
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I have that kit aswell, If I'm doing a Ford, than it will be this one but in the Tide scheme.

Ian.

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4 years 10 months ago #6 by Michaels Models
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IAN wrote: I have that kit aswell, If I'm doing a Ford, than it will be this one but in the Tide scheme.

Ian.


Nice. Glad to see the Ford brand has another representative :)

Michael

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #7 by Michaels Models
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Smallest update in history.

Getting rid of the kit chrome in some Simple Green detergent. It takes a bit longer then oven cleaner but much nicer to work with.


Really dis like the linkages being all molded into the gearbox. To make them look a bit better going to have a go at replace them with brass rod. Will do a mockup of the brass before I rip into the chopping lol


Test fitting the body panels plus got the chassis and engine parts ready for primer.

Trying something new this time, not doing a major clean up before laying down the grey primer. The idea behind this is the primer always finds more areas that requires clean up so might as well help out my eyes and find the areas at once.

Michael

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4 years 9 months ago #8 by kiwigav
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I agree Simple Green a much cleaner solution to work with :)

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4 years 9 months ago #9 by Michaels Models
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kiwigav wrote: I agree Simple Green a much cleaner solution to work with :)


The chrome has proved to be really stubborn. After being in the Simple Green for about 4 days I placed it into Jenola which has worked a little bit but I am now having to revert to the oven cleaner to finish it off.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #10 by Michaels Models
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The stubborn chrome is just about all removed. Still have some clean up to do but at least the sprue is no longer soaking and I can start moving forward with the parts.


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4 years 8 months ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wel, now you can get on yo your next stage :) I've used oven cleaner from the get go on taking the chrome off (from seeing what people done on here) and it works a charm. I only have to have it in there for about 2-3 hours and most of it's gone :)

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4 years 8 months ago #12 by Bishop
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A question. Why do you all remove the kit chrome. Is it too bright or not consistent in coverage or what?

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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4 years 8 months ago #13 by Xtr3meNZer
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I remove it due to parts having flash, and also when you cut the parts off the sprue, there is that slight part which isn't chromed... and then trying to fix that up is pretty impossible... that's why I do it anyways.

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4 years 8 months ago #14 by Michaels Models
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Bishop wrote: A question. Why do you all remove the kit chrome. Is it too bright or not consistent in coverage or what?

Xtr3meNZer wrote: I remove it due to parts having flash, and also when you cut the parts off the sprue, there is that slight part which isn't chromed... and then trying to fix that up is pretty impossible... that's why I do it anyways.


Revell is shocking at having the spure tag on a visible area, Tamiya is most of the time is nicer and have the tags in a better position on the part.

Plus some of the time the chrome looks a little to toy like.

Michael

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #15 by Michaels Models
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Finally sprayed some primer yesterday... it isn't much but at least it is a start lol.
I got to use all the items I had been making and setting up since September last year and the setup still needs some fine tuning but so far very happy.
My spraying was not flash but that is no big problem since I was spraying on parts that had very little cleaning up. I think I have posted it before that I am trying something new this time.
I am not doing any major clean up before laying down the grey primer. The idea behind this is the primer always finds more areas that requires clean up so might as well help out my eyes and find the areas at once.
So far this new idea looks to be working with the primer finding more then I had noticed, good old Revell kits lol

Now to keep building lol

Michael

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4 years 6 months ago #16 by Powder
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Looks like good start. I've never tried the simple green 'chrome stripper' - oven cleaner has always been my weapon of choice, but I'm pretty careful with the stuff. I still have a small scar on my ankle from a drop of oven cleaner 20 years ago!

Interesting theory on priming first. I might try it sometime.
I find a lot depends on the colour of the plastic - white (which your kit is) being the hardest to spot flaws in. The blue plastic on the Superbird kit is ok thankfully.

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4 years 6 months ago #17 by Andrew
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Good to see you getting some primer on this one.

I need to order myself my Nascar. Just deciding on which Ford to get B)

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4 years 6 months ago #18 by Powder
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Andrew wrote: Just deciding on which Ford to get B)


... well that rules out Danica :(

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4 years 6 months ago #19 by IAN
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Powder wrote: ... well that rules out Danica :(


She seems quite capable of doing that to herself week-after-week :whistle:

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3 years 7 months ago #20 by Michaels Models
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So with only days to go to the extended end date it is not surprising that this kit will not make the finish.

I did get it back out a few weeks ago and cleaned up a heap of part but that is as far as it got.

Bring this kit back out started a conversion in my house on when I last finished a model..... we worked it out to just shy of 2 years :ohmy:

Moving forward this kit will be boxed up and stashed away with the other kits still not finished and I might attempt to build a kit for the Built Race GB.

The Nascars that got finished all look awesome and it will be interesting who takes the win :)

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3 years 7 months ago #21 by Xtr3meNZer
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Shame you couldn't get it all finished, but hey, life gets in the way of our hobby sometimes lol.

I actually forgot to check on this GB! It's been a while since anyone updated on it lol - also reminds me of the BTR GB - which I have that old Ferarri... bugger

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