Steve, thanks mate, I had a go at the red color of the Zero paints and I must say it pleased me a lot! Sprays very easy - no need to thin, and it dries fast. Dries flat so you need to add a gloss coat.
Hi Robbo, thanks bro, yes they are, I really enjoyed working with them and am looking forward to do the big paintjob...not looking forward to the massive sanding and stuff though...
Hi Leon, thanks a lot mate!
I painted some details today and finished the cockpit. Glued it into place and glued the upper and lower part of the monocoque together.
the steering wheel got a drybrush with a grey color
I think the radiators might benefit a mild dark wash to pop the detail out.
Thanks Wouter, I don't know whether to order some Zero paint or to stick to the Tamiya that I know I spray in the kitchen so a lot of solvent based paints land me in trouble with the boss She don't like the smell of xylene for some strange reason!
On that, does the Tamiya lacquer thinner smell 'chemically'? And how easy is AB clean up with either this or Zero paints?
Steve, no prob about the questions fella. Well, the Tamiya Lacquer Thinner smells chemically. To be honest I don't think it's quite healthy to breathe in - the American text on the bottles states that it can induce cancer, birth defects and so on . So that's why I bought the mask after couple of years using the stuff. Can't tell if the Zero paint smell as 'bad' since I don't smell those fumes when wearing the mask.
Tamiya Lacquer Thinner makes it very easy to clean out the AB, even older dried up bits of Tamiya paint come loose very easily. It's not easy to find in some countries I heard, but I usually buy it online or in my local hobby shop. For the Zero paints I bought their brand AB cleaner and it works very fine as well
Super duper work Casey in all aspects - love yer different surface finishes representing the various materials. The wiring makes a huge difference eh?
Reference yer exhausts: Looking at the ref pic you simply need to mist them with a heavily thinned mid brown until the desired brassy colour is achieved fella by the looks of things, these things have been made of Titanium/Steel and such like for many years and as such do not suffer as much heat discolourisation like stainless steel
Keep er goin!
If yer think yer one in a million, chances are, YOU AIN'T!
Thanks a lot Dick. Wiring sure makes a difference, but I find it very hard to add it without messing up (especially with the glue and all)...I found shots of this model with all the wiring exactly copied as in reality...quite impressive but also paintstaking I reckon. Thanks for the tip regarding the exhausts as well btw
I added some wiring to the engine today, and glued it into place. I gave the some parts a thin wash using MIG Dark Wash. I also added the wheels to the rims and testfitted them. Really starts to look like a car now. There were much more wires on the car - especially on the sidepods, but I'm not going to add them. With the body in place nothing will be seen of it anyway.
Some additional decals need to be added to the monocoque - especially some Marlboro ones. The aren't obviously not provided in the Tamiya kit, so I'm waiting for them to arrive. The decal sheet is of an Italian Company called TB Decals. Hope it arrives soon, and hopefully the Good Year decals work well on the tyres...
Great stuff Wouts she's lookin' very neat indeed and the Marlboro Orange/Red Panels really stand out back there - this is a cracking build fella
Luigi - Tobacco sponsorship in F1 basically started to be completely phased out from 2007 with some circuits banning cigarette advertising whilst others allowed it, however Germany hboth ad lead the charge to have it banned from 1976 with UK following suit in 1984...hence Jordan's B&H Buzzin' Hornets livery (amongst others) and McLaren and Ferrari in 2008 reverting to the Marlboro Chevron only - Indeed Ferrari were spnsored by Marlboro until as recently as 2011 and still retained the Chevron logo despite the blanket ban...they dropped the association and reverted to their current Scuderia Ferrari from 2012 due to pressure from supporters and other sponsors....
Hope that helps
If yer think yer one in a million, chances are, YOU AIN'T!
Thanks Luigi, what Dick says . For me personally (and I have never smoked, nor am in favor of smoking) the 80's and 90's F1 cars, and surely the McLaren, have to have the McLaren advertisement...maybe ridiculious, but I think it looks better than the black rectangles. ^^
Thanks a lot Dickster. Ah, the Jordan cars...loved their originality like the Buzzin' Hornets - or in 1997: Bitten and Hisses (the '97 Jordan car with the snake head is for me still one of the coolest F1 cars ever) with young Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher at the wheel
I've got the Buzzin' Hornets Jordan in the stash and I have looked everywhere to see if the snakes head B&H livery is available but no joy...it is without doubt the best F1 Livery OF ALL TIME methinks
couldn't agree more...if you got the 1998 car...I'm jalous then...first win for Jordan with my (after Senna) favourite driver at the wheel: Damon Hill...still want to build one of his cars (except for the Arrows ). But it seems that I can't find any of them (as well as it seems there is no 1994 Senna kit model to be found... )
Steve, lookin' forward to see you tackle one . And sure up for a great race indeed. Pitty Red Bull messed up with Webber. Hope that sod Vettel won't win tomoz...if it were up to me: go JB! But lookin' forward to see what the Mercedes' and Kimi will do.
last season and beginning of this season made me decide to do some saving so I'll be able to attend the Belgian GP next year with me brother ^^
Wout`s this is an absolute belter my friend..............everything is real neat and tidy work, super job with the detail work and the tyres look excellent.................keep it up me `ol Belgie buddy coz this is a beauty