so, i got a studio 27 carbon fiber kit. most of it works but the top studio kit has custom parts so i have to do some custom decals as well. The studio 27 CF pattern is really good. so i ordered some extra sheets from a diff company online, and was VERY dissapointed in the pattern. it looks nothing like CF. I know i should get it from the same company but its really hard to find studio 27 stuff that isnt sold out. have a look..
Studio 27 pattern
Scale Motorsport poopy pattern
so i found 1 sheet of what i hope is the right scale in russia and its in transit.
Foot pedals, top studio. Nice detail, you cut the existing smooth ones off and add these
Frame with bolt detail. I decided to do a textured finish. I like it.
Front Fork. Tamiya metal fork kit, the lil metal nubbins on the bottom are top studio
Clutch, notice its a couple diff colors, took some creative masking. The silverish color is a custom alclad mix
Muffler with CF Wrap (tamiya CF)
Top studio even includes the perforated inside.
top of forks
Front brake disk, i feel i nailed the color and texture. it looks gritty like a composite material.
Thats all for now. I actually have most of it painted but i havent taken pics. waiting for more assembly.
Decided to tackle the electrical connectors. It was a good time to buy a good microbrush as well. Love this thing!
FlexiFile 10/0. Penny for scale
added some color bands for visual interest.
Heres the actual size. Again, Penny for scale. Did this all without magni-visor!
Heres some random painted parts.
id be further along if i wasnt struggling with the carbon decals.Firstly, cant find a general sheet in the same scale as the kit i got. Apparently Scale27 Small has been on back order for 3 years. I got the large sheet from another project. may have to use that. And some of the parts are so complex im having a bit of trouble figuring them out. unforunately, the kit i got is cut for the tamiya kit and the complex parts are top studio so i cant even use them for reference. boo. ill get it eventually, im just being a perfectionist so its slowing me down.
man. i really boned myself. so i bought the "full view" kit cause i didnt want to cover all this lovely detail. but i realized i hate how it looks and am going to just make stands for the body panels. so this means all the body panels are clear styrene. its so hard, and brittle, and glue just eats at it. Wish i got the regular kit now. this models difficulty level just sky rocketed :\
Last Edit: May 13, 2015 3:52:47 GMT -5 by foenetik
so for the exhaust, top studio has this really nice tutorial on how to paint it so it looks welded and heat stressed. i tried it, but i dunno, the welds obviously have no depth since theyre simulated. i went to my online supplier and found these Archer Fine Transfer "Perfect welds". Theyre resin put onto clear decal backing. So theyre "3d". the sheet is kinda expensive at 18.00 but it comes with 4 different scales so i can use them on future projects. You just cut it into strips, wet, apply and microsol it. Im really glad i did it, its going to look really good chromed, heat painted and washed.
Heres the top studio tutorial. Its really well done, and step by step. For Discussion purposes only..
Here are the transfers..
Here they are applied to the bondo'd and sanded piece..
Here it is primed. Came out great. these are closeup so you see more flaws obviously. They will get a coat of Alclad black base, then Alclad chrome. Then i will heat treat it. I might throw a very light coat of clear in there but i dont want to lose any of the weld detail.
Last Edit: May 16, 2015 15:29:38 GMT -5 by foenetik