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Porsche campaign anyone?
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC

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Gabriel,
You sure do cover a lot of modeling territory.

I will miss your builds and of course you while you're summer long vacation.

Joel



Thanks, Joel!

Yes, the Fokker is a "leftover" from a campaign I never finished and the truck is a build review on request - that is the reason I never published progress pictures - the owner has the intellectual property over the WIP and don't want to be disclosed until the review is ready and published.

I'll be missing from my bench, but I'll be stalking you, no worries. They have better internet in Romania than in Caribbean

Damian, yes, the rear wheel alignment was a bugger and threw some raw dissappointment into my face
Fortunately the fix was easy and just a bad occurence made me miss the fault until after photo shooting. However, I re-did the 360 video and a few pics.
The Fokker has its own build blog on Aeroscale and the truck is going to be published as an YT "how to" build review for intermediate beginner.

Yes, I will compress and upload a few pics into the gallery, thank you for reminding me!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:36 PM UTC
Beautiful build Gabriel, very well done getting it finished so nicely in the time frame you have. Looking that the quarter-shots, the wheel alignment issue was not really visible, but once you look at the side shots it is very obvious. It is a good thing that the correction as relatively easy.

Please don't forget to put a couple of images in the Group Build Gallery .

An unusual pairing of WIP on your bench right now as well, I look forward to seeing how these 2 builds come out.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
Gabriel,
You sure do cover a lot of modeling territory.

I will miss your builds and of course you while you're summer long vacation.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC

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Great work Gabriel! The finish is fantastic though I am going to disagree with you on the number plate. I think the gaps leave it looking slightly unfinished. Just a thought.

Cheers
Michael



Thank you, Michael!

No worries, there she is again, with the cleavages covered and with the rear wheels stance corrected:







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Gabriel,
Now that's one sexy lady for sure. Don't you wish you could afford her in 1:1 scale?

So what's on your workbench now?

Joel



Thank you, Joel!
Haha! I need divine intervention for sure to can buy one of these. the wrecked up ones sell for half million and the last eight, made out from spare parts, were sold for undisclosed amounts to Middle East and Indonesian collectors.

On my bench right now one can see these:


The truck is stalled until a fresh supply of paint arrives.
The little Fokker was bounced up and down on the schedule - it seems that his turn has, finally, arrived.

And I think once I finish these builds I'm going to close my "shop" until I return from Europe.

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Now that's one sexy lady for sure. Don't you wish you could afford her in 1:1 scale?

So what's on your workbench now?

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 04:19 PM UTC
Great work Gabriel! The finish is fantastic though I am going to disagree with you on the number plate. I think the gaps leave it looking slightly unfinished. Just a thought.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:07 PM UTC
Richard, I'm glad to see you starting up and I have the full confidence you can match any of the finished or rolling builds. Waiting for your following updates!

Joel and Damian, thank you! with the hips she has...

OK, back to soberness:
Construction finished on schedule and the last bits added to the exterior. I decided not to add a number plate - just have it as stock as it gets:












You might have noted that the back wheels were a little too much in front, nearly touching the well. First I thought is a Tamiya mistake - I knew my wheels were correctly installed - then I have realized that this trapezoidal piece between the shield and the rear axle assembly had moved when I forced the bottom plate into the shell:


It never fall down and I would never had noticed the locator pins had slipped if it wasn't supposed to work as a spring as well and gave me the rear wheels alignment issue. Now fixed back ans all seems to be in order:


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Gabriel, your girl really knows how to play to the camera there mate, looking very nice indeed!

Richard, great to see your build hit the bench, certainly looking forward to following your progress.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC

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Richard,
I'm quite sure that your build will be the equal to the best of the GB. Looking forward to your next update.

Joel



Thank's Joel!
I just looked at an European model car show on FB and builds on
this group build so far are up to show par!
https://www.facebook.com/SpotModelShop/photos/a.1345815675559962/1345815865559943/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
Richard,
I'm quite sure that your build will be the equal to the best of the GB. Looking forward to your next update.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 02:06 AM UTC
Wow!
Great builds going on too a very high standard!

Here is my build so far:-



Parts cleaned up and some sub-assembly worked on.
De-chromed rims.

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:35 AM UTC
Gabriel,
She really knows how to put on a modeling show, as she's quite the professional by the looks of her.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC

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Gabriel,
You're in the home stretch now. The rear side and rear glass looks perfect. All the cars I've built so far have had outside installing windshields, and it's so much easier to align and glue in place.

Joel



Thanks, Joel!

Yes, the outside mounting glasses are much better. I use them as masks as well. If I cover them in masking tape, with the tape rolled over the edge, they will fit perfectly and will remain in their sockets until the end of the build. It is how I do with the staff cars in 35th scale.

UPDATE

With the glue on the rear side windows dried, I have wiped the insides clean and added the lower half to the body. It wasn't at all as easy as expected - the tolerances are minuscule but finally the bottom plate snapped into the place. Then I have added the windshield and now is drying in its turn.
Left to do: wipers, side mrror, door handles and license plates. Hopefully tomorrow:












[She likes to model this one and she has a reason]

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
Gabriel,
You're in the home stretch now. The rear side and rear glass looks perfect. All the cars I've built so far have had outside installing windshields, and it's so much easier to align and glue in place.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC
D,
The Porsche is really starting to come together now. Looking real good.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Looking excellent, D.!

The wheels are impressive, and so it's the way you managed the body paint.

UPDATE

I have attached the lateral windows and the rear one (after three foiled attempts and re-dipping in Pledge). Yes, minor things but they spun over 6 days!




The windshield it supposed to be easier - it fits from outside and I am contemplating now finishing the model...

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:26 AM UTC
All of those fiddly little final additions being fitted now

Rear brake lamp, side mirrors, centre mirror and painted sun visors


Front fog lamps and turn indicators


And the big round doodads


Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 07:44 AM UTC
D,
Simply Outstanding. Betcha you wish you owned the 1:1 one.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
A little time over the weekend, spent doing some touch-ups from bleeding under the mask, and hand-painting details (mirror surrounds, rear wheel vent slats etc)




Windows have been Future Dipped, almost ready for final assembly, then a pin wash in the panel joins and vents.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 02:27 AM UTC
D,
The wheels came out great. As for the Red on the shell, you really need to put a warning header for us to put on our sunglasses before looking. That's some shine you've got there.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
Time for wheels



Definitely in need of a trim on the "seams" here


The more I use this AK Xtreme Metal, the more impressed I am. Straight out of the bottle, no thinning, straight onto the plastic, no primer, smooth and tough finish.


Tyres will get a wash to dull them down a bit.

And while we're at it, how about some colour on the shell!


Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Do worry about the Krystal Kleer. I've used it for more then 40 years, and when it dries, it dries 100% totally clear.

What glue did you use to for the lenses in the back, as I'm not to sure that Krystal Kleer would stand the test of time.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC
UPDATE

I have painted the interior and the windows' frames by brush, with Vallejo RLM 66 Schwartzgrau. Although designed for airbrush use, I find this Vallejo range one of the easiest to use by brush straight from the bottle:


one of the worst instances is gluing parts on clear, with the visible joint. Here I did my best (not "the best" though) - the Micro Krystal Klear is still drying here:


I also glued the front lights - their fit is just perfect!


Not so good is the light bar at the back: the lenght is good, but the curvature isn't the same as the body's curvature and needed some help:


But the day's bonus it was that I managed to mess all the windows before assembling them so I need to re-do the Alien Blood treatment. not big deal, but still unpleasant because I have received another kit for review today, that has to be completed in 40 days

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 01:52 PM UTC

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Gabriel,
All the bits & pieces look 100% perfect too.
Joel



Well, in all honesty, I think there is still place for improvement. Thank you for your kind words!

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 01:50 PM UTC

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Beautiful finish Gabriel, very hard to see even the smallest fault in any of those images.

Cheers, D



D., there are a few "grains" but really too few to damage the finish by sanding - I have to live with them - and another not "perfect" build . I'm still looking for it!

Thank you,
Gabriel