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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC
Michael

amazing work!

You didn't need the foil method after all that fine work with the chrome pen
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
Amazing chrome work. Looks as if Molotow chrome pens are a must have.
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
Michael,
I'm more then impressed with the chrome finish. Like Gabriel, I'm curious to know how the Molotow ink holds up when glossed. I can already see other uses for the 1mm pen like lens Bezels and switches to name a few.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Looking good, Michael!
Keep us updated about the Molotow behavior in the first days over application and how it takes the clear coat - if not asking to much. However, I have two pens in my incoming shipment (1 and 2mm tips) and I am eager to try them myself.

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:31 AM UTC
The chrome looks great Michael. As you said, a couple of rough spots missed in preparation stage, but the finish itself is really nice. I must get hold of a couple of the Molotow pens, as you know most of my builds are chrome monsters!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC
OK, I chromed the window frames. I use the Molotow Chrome Pump pen with a 1mm tip, which was the smallest I saw. I had originally hoped I could do this without masking but the flow was at times too much and my hand not steady enough so I had to revert to masking. At least since I wasn't airbrushing it was just necessary to mask around the frames.



The chrome looks better with the naked eye and has a real shine to it so I think it is definitely a viable alternative to painting. One thing I hadn't noticed until I ran the tip over the window frames to chrome them was how rough they were so I need to go back and smooth those out.

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Michael
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC

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Hi Michael

I'll be keen to see how you tackle the chrome, because I need to do it all on my MGB. I have a couple of alternative approaches in mind, so it'll be great to see how others do it.

All the best

Rowan



Hi Rowan,
Good timing with the question. See below.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 09:41 PM UTC
Hi Michael

I'll be keen to see how you tackle the chrome, because I need to do it all on my MGB. I have a couple of alternative approaches in mind, so it'll be great to see how others do it.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 07:41 PM UTC

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Looking fabulous in red, Michael!

Is it just me, or is it mat? Will you be applying a gloss coat later?



Hi Russ, yes it is matt. Thats the way the Gravity paints work. 2k gloss coat to follow once I have chromed the window frames which is proving more tricky than I had hoped.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC
Looking fabulous in red, Michael!

Is it just me, or is it mat? Will you be applying a gloss coat later?
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Michael,
Looking fantastic with the Gravity Ferrari Red Rosso Corsa Paint. Gravity has at last count 5 different shades of Ferrari Red paint. I ended up using this exact color from them for my Ferrari 330 P4.
Their paints are just the best of the best.

Joel



I agree with you Joel. I wonder what would happen if they expanded beyond the auto world?

Cheers
Michael



Michael,
Interesting thought for sure.

CMW paints here in the good old USA who specializes in US colors for street cars and Nascar has done exactly that. They've expanded into the military market.

The issue I see is that you have to be in 100% or don't bother, as not having enough colors just forces the buyer to go some place else.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC

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Hi Michael

Sorry I missed your build until now. This is looking really great! You've done a lovely job cleaning up the previous modeller's work.

I agree with you about the wire wheels - they are spectacularly good!

All the best

Rowan



Thanks for checking it out Rowan. I dont know why they stopped making kits, because the good parts are very good, like the wheels and the grill.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:43 PM UTC

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Michael,
Looking fantastic with the Gravity Ferrari Red Rosso Corsa Paint. Gravity has at last count 5 different shades of Ferrari Red paint. I ended up using this exact color from them for my Ferrari 330 P4.
Their paints are just the best of the best.

Joel



I agree with you Joel. I wonder what would happen if they expanded beyond the auto world?

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:38 PM UTC

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Good to see some color on this beauty.

Will be interesting to see, how the chrome pen work pans out. Will that be a Molotow chrome pen?



Thanks Jesper. Yes, it is a 1mm Molotow pen. I tried it on a piece of sprue. It looked good, I am just not sure how it will go on here as it does flow quickly. The main reason though is to see if saves masking up all the window frames because I find brushed painted silver never looks that good. Pictures in a day or so.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Hi Michael

Sorry I missed your build until now. This is looking really great! You've done a lovely job cleaning up the previous modeller's work.

I agree with you about the wire wheels - they are spectacularly good!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
Michael,
Looking fantastic with the Gravity Ferrari Red Rosso Corsa Paint. Gravity has at last count 5 different shades of Ferrari Red paint. I ended up using this exact color from them for my Ferrari 330 P4.
Their paints are just the best of the best.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 09:38 PM UTC
Good to see some color on this beauty.

Will be interesting to see, how the chrome pen work pans out. Will that be a Molotow chrome pen?
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
The Ferrari has gone red, rosso corsa, of course.




Gravity paints USA this time. They are great to spray and pretty forgiving.
Detailing up next on the window surrounds. I think I will try the chrome pen approach and see how that works out.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 06:01 PM UTC

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Can only second what the other guys have said Michael-looks great!

Those A pillars straightened up nicely!

PS. I'm a sucker for a good muscle car



Thanks Russ. I have to admit I have never quite taken to muscle cars, more of a European auto man.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Can only second what the other guys have said Michael-looks great!

Those A pillars straightened up nicely!

PS. I'm a sucker for a good muscle car
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC

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Love the look of the dash. Good call to open up the scoop. Makes a big difference.



Cheers Jesper. I am learning more and more from you guys how the little things make the difference.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC

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Michael,
What a huge improvement once the body is primed. The scoop really looks quite good, and all that was there was a small mesh screen to keep out all sorts of airborne bugs and stuff from getting sucked into the carbs.

The dash came out great, especially the what I think was a Nardy wood wheel.

Joel




Thank you Joel, I just wish the piece of grill they had provided was big enough for the gap. I will either leave it open or think of an alternative. The dash, believe it not, was chrome so I just painted it semi-gloss black and used paint remover to reveal the chrome bezels. The dials are photoetch and dry brushed black. They don't survive close examination but look the part and of close you won't be able to see them at all once installed.

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Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:47 PM UTC

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Looking good Michael. All of those little extra touches like opening up the intakes and grilles add a lot to the end result. Why paint something black to imitate an opening when a little effort can create a real opening?

Looking forward to more progress.

Cheers, D



Too true, and there is always satisfaction in doing that. Next step, the colour coat, Ferrari Red.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC
Love the look of the dash. Good call to open up the scoop. Makes a big difference.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
Michael,
What a huge improvement once the body is primed. The scoop really looks quite good, and all that was there was a small mesh screen to keep out all sorts of airborne bugs and stuff from getting sucked into the carbs.

The dash came out great, especially the what I think was a Nardy wood wheel.

Joel