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AMT 1/25 '66 Mustang build
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC
Nice sharp foil work Gabriel. The original window trim is not a one piece trim, so you don't have to completely avoid seams.
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 12:11 AM UTC

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Nice sharp foil work Gabriel. The original window trim is not a one piece trim, so you don't have to completely avoid seams.



Thanks, Jesper!
I know there are seams, sometimes rather prominent. But with the scale effect, it would look rather odd.

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 07:05 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Your progress on the 'Stang build is truly amazing.

Like you, I've had little to no luck trying to paint trim even with those super micro Silver pens and markers, no matter who makes them. Personally, if I can mask and paint, I'd go that way, if not I'd follow your lead and foil. Although I opted for Matt Aluminum shade rather then the chrome, but that's just me.

Nice job foiling the window trim in one piece, but on the real car the rear window if I remember correctly was 4 pcs. Top, bottom, right, left. Same for the windshield, but the sides for some strange reason were one single pc.

I'm getting curious about the Splash 2k and am starting to weaken. I've got my old Iwata Revolution single action internal AB with a .5mm setup to dedicate to that process, but that's just me.

I re-read your full build thread and noted that you weren't all that happy with the bumper fit. But have no fear, I do remember them on my Mustang, and they were close but by no means perfectly installed.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 01:02 AM UTC
'66 'Stang done

Well, there she is!

To be honest with you, that's not my best build to date, and there are a few areas I could have obtained better results, given I would have the time or the patience to do so.
But, with the Ford GB around the corner, with pressure from the owner and with running the TCC organization, I had to draw the line on this build.



























Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 03:39 AM UTC
Looks great. What a finish, all of the lights reflecting in the paint. Did you share you panel line technique?
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Looks great. What a finish, all of the lights reflecting in the paint. Did you share you panel line technique?



Thank you very much, Mark!
Absolutely I gladly share it. Besides careful preparation at the beginning of the build (re-scribing the lines if necessary) and removal of any build-ups after priming / painting, there is nothing to it but applying the Tamia panel liner black.

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
There's one subtle trick I'm missing. My bottle of Tamiya Panel Line Black sez to not apply over Enamel. Did use use lacquers or some sort of clear coat before the panel line stuff?
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 06:28 AM UTC
Very nice work on this Gabriel. Love Notch Back 'Stangs.

My panel line weapon of choice is a Micron Pen.
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Looks really nice. I like it.

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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There's one subtle trick I'm missing. My bottle of Tamiya Panel Line Black sez to not apply over Enamel. Did use use lacquers or some sort of clear coat before the panel line stuff?



Yes, there is 2K resin applied over enamel. The trick is to remove the excess panel liner right away, otherwise it will etch the 2K as well. You have an working time of about 2 minutes, so each panel has to be highlighted individually and cleaned immediately.

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi, David! Thank you for the kind words!

I'm not familiar with the product. Is it a Gundam thing?

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Looks really nice. I like it.

Jim



Jim, thank you!
As said in the post, could have been better, but...

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
Absolutely superb work Gabriel!

Can't believe it's not up there with your better work-this is one fine pony! I can only hope to be this good!

Especially like the BMF result and the engine bay looks great!
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
That is a beautiful build once again Gabriel, the shade of yellow is spot on and the gloss finish is dazzling!

As the others have said already, the chrome work and engine bay look great.

You also did a great job on the underside with picking out the details on that frustrating one-piece mould.

One small thing that catches my eye is the uneven application of PLW in the vents in front of the windscreen, perhaps a couple of minutes with a Q-tip and some mineral spirits would sort that out.

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:40 AM UTC
Stunning build Gabriel!
I wish I could reach the level of not your best build

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:29 AM UTC

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That is a beautiful build once again Gabriel, the shade of yellow is spot on and the gloss finish is dazzling!


Thanks, D.! Your input is as valuable as always! That gloss finish was the turning point in this build, as I re-done it three times, integrally or partially. Yes, I've got a good result, but it set the clock backwards and - I have to confess - it led to some enthusiasm loss.


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As the others have said already, the chrome work and engine bay look great.

You also did a great job on the underside with picking out the details on that frustrating one-piece mould.


Yeah, I'm not a big fan of all-molded-together myself (easy to assemble if you prefer). I've done what I could but I still feel frustrated with the interior and with the bottom pan looks.


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One small thing that catches my eye is the uneven application of PLW in the vents in front of the windscreen, perhaps a couple of minutes with a Q-tip and some mineral spirits would sort that out.


I entirely agree - I have noted it myself while watching the pictures. And the chips on the running board resulted from forcing the bottom pan in (as well as imperfect running board edges). I have to ship this build in Canada by Wednesday and - hopefully - It will be enough time to address the issues.


Thanks again for well build and observant critique!

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:37 AM UTC

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Stunning build Gabriel!
I wish I could reach the level of not your best build

Cheers
Michael



Michael, you are just too kind!
hat level isn't hard to reach at all - all you need is a good airbrush setup and some patient practice.

Side note: I've noticed more and more guys stepping back from 2K - and I was disappointed too during this build.
Joel excels in enamel clear coats and one of my good Canadian friends achieves stunning results with Testors lacquer. I am tempted myself to do the step back - but not before I'll try the commercial version of the 2K. The prices of 2K are a little exaggerated and apparently the producers are still fumbling for "the perfect recipe" - as Splash paints does.

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:10 PM UTC
Overall beautiful build Gabriel. The glossiness is very impressive.

I notice you haven't painted the FORD letters, on the hood nor the rear quarter panel ornaments. Did you omit these on purpose? I can certainly understand if you did, the letters look totally out of scale and the ornaments not particularly well defined.
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC

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Overall beautiful build Gabriel. The glossiness is very impressive.

I notice you haven't painted the FORD letters, on the hood nor the rear quarter panel ornaments. Did you omit these on purpose? I can certainly understand if you did, the letters look totally out of scale and the ornaments not particularly well defined.



Thanks, Jesper!
Yes, I have omitted them because the edges are loaded with 2K and the contours too soft. If I would had decals - yes, I would applied them. but with the "softened" letters, I take no chances to mess everything around with Molotow pen.

Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC

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Hi, David! Thank you for the kind words!

I'm not familiar with the product. Is it a Gundam thing?

Gabriel



Not really, but similar to the Gundam markers. I pick them up at the local arts and craft stores. In the US, Micheal's and A.C. Moore carry them. They have different tip widths and colors available. I used the royal blue when I did the vent stripes on a Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper and use black on most everything else.

I've used pencil as well when looking for a gray line.
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:47 PM UTC

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Not really, but similar to the Gundam markers. I pick them up at the local arts and craft stores. In the US, Micheal's and A.C. Moore carry them. They have different tip widths and colors available. I used the royal blue when I did the vent stripes on a Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper and use black on most everything else.

I've used pencil as well when looking for a gray line.



Thanks for info, David.
I was growing fond as well of using fine tip markers (Sharpies mostly), but I had set-backs as well. The cannot stand the strong solvents I'm using, and their use have become rather limited (mostly dashboard and engine bay detailing). Nonetheless, where they work, they're so much easy to use than the brushes!

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
As initially announced, this build was made for Right on Replicas, LLC, who owns the pictures copyright.
Here's the final video, as a simple to follow tutorial:



Have fun!
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:21 PM UTC
That's a pretty cool video Gabriel.
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC

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That's a pretty cool video Gabriel.


Thanks, Jesper! Yes, Doug Cole makes a pretty good job for the beginners into the hobby.

Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 03:56 PM UTC
Pretty neat, but I enjoyed your text over the video's narration. Guess I'm going to have to try some of these techniques on my '51 Ford