Coming along very nicely there Gabriel.
! Truth be said, the kit lets too little room for error.
Excellent progress Gabriel, you are working fast on this one!
! I have to make up for my delay on Mustang
Well Henry is not too happy with my tailoring skills (sprue-goo), and definitely angry that the other two turned up back at work legless after a long lunch, but he is happy with the progress on the panel work. The two halves of the main body are together now, and as Gabriel said, a bit more sanding and filling will pull it into shape nicely.
You really make me curious to try that sprue goo for once. After the multiple failures with "dedicated products", I'll try everything, including goo (I didn't forget Joel's
advice to use epoxy and I have it ready at hand).
Your solution for the exhaust is perfect. Way better then drilling it out. The Qtips that I buy are a rolled paper product, so they're solid. I"m thinking that you're using the more expensive ones from the cosmetics dept. or even the Tamiya ones.
Well, I would have preferred the drilling solution if won't have been for the ejector mark on the side of the pipe, on a potential visible area. I bought by mistake the paper rolled q-tips as well, and I've learnt to peel my eyes before buying. I buy them from the local neighborhood store, "The Chinese", as the block's slang goes.
Nicely done on the priming and painting of the chassis. We both use Mr. Hobby's #1500 filler/primer. But where we differ is in the thinning for AB'ing. I've found that my usual 1:1 ends up way to thin, requiring a lot of super lite coats, especially if I'm also trying to cover any putty work. I've found that for me 3 parts primer to 2 parts thinner works perfectly. I did step down from my 5mm needle to a 3.5mm needle to help control the flow.
When I'm airbrushing with my 0.5mm Evolution
, maybe I go less than 50%, but for my 0.15mm setup the half / half seems to be the right ratio. It is true, I have to apply more than a single coat, but with that fine setup the primer dries so fast that literally I just keep spinning the part to be painted until is completely covered. I prefer to use my fine setting A/B when dealing with delicate detail like on the chassis here for fear not to drench it as I am expecting at least 3 coats if not 5 (one or two primer, one or two of base color, one of two of clear).Mike
, I'm glad to see you overcome the bent chassis problem. You have your way open wide now! Good job!Jonathat
what a nice barn find you have in there! Odd ball, but interesting nonetheless.Rowan
, you have discovered one of the auto modelling "perks": it is rather uncommon for engine to fit its mounts, and the same goes for the exhaust manifolds versus exhaust pipes. In that particular day these two pairs fit without effort, you should play the lottery as well! And, if by divine intervention, the radiator fan it is also parallel with the radiator, then Bill Gates will hand out his fortunes to you - no questions asked.Nick
, stunning as usual. You have to teach us how to do those shock absorbers, because almost all manufacturers get 'em wrong in plastic. That will be very helpful indeed. As for the scratch build lightened McPerson supports
, I not even dare to dream of!UPDATE - day of too little to late
I needed to run circles in town today and I lost very much productive time in bumper to bumper traffic, so I reach home too late. The time left was too little:
I sprayed the exhaust pipe with Vallejo Air RLM01 Silber
. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to let it that way or I'm going to spray another metallic on the muffler:
The sway bar's links are coming as separate pieces and I have used the chassis as a jig to make sure they dry in the right position (the wheels aren't steerable anyway). I took the opportunity to test the fitting of steering assembly as well and it does fit without an issue (See that, AMT?):
And these are the pieces yet to be added to the chassis' frame before the engine / tranny: wheels, brake covers, shock absorbers and the spare wheel support
Since I'm going to do the brake lines this time, I added to the brake covers the connectors (or nipples what-ya-callit I don't know
), one for each front wheel and two for the rear ones. Later have trimmed them down to the "specs".
All these are primed by now, but I have to go back over them and clean more seam lines, molding lines and such. As I said, too little