Prof, Boot's, Chris, cheers fellas, I will go with both the windscreens just out of curiosity. I will polish the kit one to see how good it looks after doing so and also to see if it is a fix for it. And then make the acetate window just to see if it looks better and I'll get the pics of both.
Lol, Boots that hammers shirt is his bigger sisters one, he loves wearing it and looks for it in the washing so he can grab it before she gets it back. We tried to order him one of the new shirts but his size was out of stock. I'm gonna have to leave that picture up now I was testing the site for Canon owners where you can upload up to 10GB of images and to be honest I didn't think it would support hot linking but it does
As for the future buddy, that's a good idea and thanks for the offer but I've got a bottle of the old mix too so I will compare that tomorrow and let you guys know. I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of that before now
Anyway guys I'll be back to the build in the morning, red paint will be going on, fingers crossed for me
Wouts, thank you kindly. The carpeting may be too course for a steering wheel, certainly in 1/20, I shall get some decent pics of that today so you can see how it looks. I'd like to find something a little finer for that sort of stuff as I'd use it a lot on seating if I did.
I'm just off to start the painting, I'll have to go with white first to get those stripes as bright as possible with no bleed through. Then I'll need to wait 24 hours before masking it off for the red.
Well fellas, I could only get this base coat of Pure Brilliant White done today. As mentioned before I will have to leave this 24 hours before putting any masking tape on it. For continuity I applied the white over the whole body in five thin coats. I'll use Tamiya masking tape tomorrow to add the stripes and then paint what's left in the red. This will require a very light sanding before then as the white paint seems to be a touch grainy.
The windscreen in all its messy glory. The black sharpie marker shows just how uneven the edges of the glass are. I reckon the acetate will be miles better than this even after this has been polished back to life.
And the pictures of the carpeting as promised. You can see that the scale is perfect for this 1/16 car.
Right lads, I got a book today from Amazon which is gonna teach me how to use the Camera properly, its specifically for the EOS 60D and is 450 pages long so I'm gonna go start reading that, I'll see you in a couple of months
Leon, Wout's, Andy, Pete, Luigi, thanks fellas, you're too kind.
Leon, lol, I'm only on page 57 now, it's a great book but so in depth that I have to go over it a few times and also work with the camera at the same time to try to get these things sunk into my thick head I'll be more like Rip Van Wrinkle by the time I get finished with it.
Wouts, any of the Canon DSLR's are a worthy investment. Going by what the guys at the camera shop told me you can't go wrong with any of them, quality cameras throughout the range.
Pete, wow that's some time since the build and to still have the extra parts, I wish I had the background in modelling to have parts like that saved up.
Guys, I went to put the masking on today and the white paint was too rough so I had to sand it smooth. I went a little too far in a couple of areas so I've had to add another two top coats of white.
I know why the paint was rough, I had the air pressure too high on my airbrush and I failed to notice it, this results in the paint drying before it hits the surface which then leaves a grainy texture. A silly mistake Oh well it'll be ready to mask in the morning and red paint will go on straight after that. I could have masked tonight but I don't want the masking on the bodywork any longer than is necessary.
That looks nice buddy...........and i reckon that flocking has worked out well
I`ve been leaving mine 24 hrs before masking and i`ve noticed you don`t end up with the residue prob fella, coincidental.............don`t think so!!
Nice one buddy, I figured that would be the cause of it as I've been stickied too many times to count and I'm an impatient turd. When it comes to the car builds I've been trying hard to real it in and find a bit of patience, its not easy because I just wanna get on with it but that's how its gotta be. Have you ever considered getting a drying booth, or a food dehydrator for getting the body parts dried in fractions of the time ? I know I have but I can't spend any more money for some time now and also I don't have the space for one in my current setup.
Look on the bright side Boo - if yer new formulation Klear is no good for canopies/glazing - at least yer'll have shiny floors...apparently it's quite good for that!
Yeah you're right Dicky, maybe I'll shave me bonce on polish that too, I have a skinhead anyway To be honest buddy I can't quite understand how the stuff is used safely on floors, its so glossy I wouldn't want to walk on it.
We this took a lot longer than I thought it would guys so I'm sorry for the slow progress. I can't paint a large car body too close to when the kids will be going to bed as I don't want the fumes upstairs with a couple of my kids already having chest problems. But I at least got the masking for the stripes done today. It may look straight forward but there's no lines to follow on the cobra so I had to do it by eye.
boo your work here is outstanding. the flooring is top notch. looks like the tape is a whole lot straighter than when i do it. i hate that part. i always manage to get some kind of curve that i miss until i go to polish it up.
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Thanks a lot Joe, I appreciate that buddy. I know where you're coming from on the masking, the cobra is a hard car to mask in a straight line, the tape wants to follow the contours and you have to ignore that and try to stay straight, that's why I used the 1mm tape on the edges and filled the insides with 5mm.
Anyway, I'm just waiting to be able to start the red painting now, I am watching the little one right now, waiting for Chrissy to get back from the shop so there should be an update tonight.
No leaks or raised paint between the two colours which I'm so pleased about as it would show up bad with such a contrast from the red and white.
There does however seem to be a small issue with regards to the parts being 100% central. The distance between the badge from one side to the other is different and putting the stripes down the centre would have shown this. So I opted to go along the lines of the badge itself, to use that as the central point. However that then causes the stripes to sit to one side of the bonnet bulge intake so I had to make one side of the stripes slightly larger to make it look central as it was all sitting to the right.
Boot's Cheers mucka, much appreciate mate. Even after spending the time on the masking I was still scared that it would go wrong because of the strong colours but thankfully it didn't. To be honest I had the mentality that if it went wrong I would scrap this build and move onto other pastures. So I was happy that I can continue at least. In hindsight buddy I wish I'd have de-badged it now, too late for that but next time I'll defo do that.
Luigi, thank ya kindly buddy, I am so honoured that you said that, it really means a lot to me
Guys, to start with I thought the red would be too light and it may look a little light even now after five good coats, but after clear coating tomorrow the red will go a lot deeper and darken up, so here's hoping that it will turn out how I wanted it. Its the Zero paints red that I bought for the Red Arrow build that never got finished and the camera picked up the colour absolutely spot on so I'm chuffed about that. My last camera had real problems with reds.