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#241 Posted : 24 September 2012 04:05:28

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Hi Spence, a real testament to your awesome modelling skillsBigGrin cannot wait to see the end resultCool Regards Mike
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#242 Posted : 24 September 2012 11:32:51

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MWG wrote:
Hi Spence, a real testament to your awesome modelling skillsBigGrin cannot wait to see the end resultCool Regards Mike


Thx Mike, Kind words indeed from a very skilled Modeller as yourself.. I love popping in to your builds and they give me the urge to do a Ship as a next project..

Spence
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#243 Posted : 25 September 2012 20:21:46

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a chrome shipBigGrin mmm lol
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#244 Posted : 25 September 2012 20:54:46

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Hi Spence, Absolutely stunning workmanship.I think your finished model will be one of the best on this forum.Just wondered how you paint your model? Do you use an airbrush or spray can? Stuart.Drool
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#245 Posted : 25 September 2012 21:25:51

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Hi Spence, Absolutely stunning workmanship.I think your finished model will be one of the best on this forum.Just wondered how you paint your model? Do you use an airbrush or spray can? Stuart.Drool


Hi Stuart,

Cheers for the Nice comment.. I use Alclad2 Chrome with an Aztec airbrush. Have a look back over my build and all the paints etc and some info on the Airbrush is all there..

One thing that I did'nt mention was the first attempt I had a mare as I knocked the airbrush which spilt all the contents over the car!! So i had to remove all the chrome and polish it all down again and re-do.. I would have taken a photo but if i had left it for any time while i took the photo then the chrome in liquid form would have eaten its way into the ABS.. I was very lucky to act quickly as it did'nt leave any damage behind..Crying

Spence
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#246 Posted : 25 September 2012 22:04:10

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Warthog wrote:
MWG wrote:
Hi Spence, a real testament to your awesome modelling skillsBigGrin cannot wait to see the end resultCool Regards Mike


Thx Mike, Kind words indeed from a very skilled Modeller as yourself.. I love popping in to your builds and they give me the urge to do a Ship as a next project..

Spence


Go on Spence you know you want to BigGrin Cool
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#247 Posted : 25 September 2012 22:32:15

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great work spence, your paint skills are fantastic.

looking at your build, and some of the military modellers, it is the painting that i admire most. it is a skill that i am sadly lacking, hence i make plain varnished wooden ships.

keep up the good work, not long to go.
Come on you Jimmies
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#248 Posted : 30 September 2012 19:17:47

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BigGrin Your build is second to none Spence!Love Love Love
Just wondering if you are going to fit a Rain light at all???
That would be the icing on an awesome cake!

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#249 Posted : 30 September 2012 22:43:18

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Hi Spence,

Where have you bought full decal sheets?
I found some (nose, rear wing) on HLJ but can't find the rest.

Cheers,

Aras
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#250 Posted : 01 October 2012 20:25:16

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BigGrin Your build is second to none Spence!Love Love Love
Just wondering if you are going to fit a Rain light at all???
That would be the icing on an awesome cake!

ChrisBigGrin



Quick answer is no mate BigGrin
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#251 Posted : 01 October 2012 20:26:38

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Aras wrote:
Hi Spence,

Where have you bought full decal sheets?
I found some (nose, rear wing) on HLJ but can't find the rest.

Cheers,

Aras



Hi Aras

I got all my Decals from http://myworld.ebay.com/...88/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

Much cheaper and no import tax

Spence
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#252 Posted : 01 October 2012 20:43:34

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Aras wrote:
Hi Spence,

Where have you bought full decal sheets?
I found some (nose, rear wing) on HLJ but can't find the rest.

Cheers,

Aras



Hi Aras

I got all my Decals from http://myworld.ebay.com/...88/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

Much cheaper and no import tax

Spence


Thx PalBigGrin , that's useful infos.
Right now, the seller is not offering anything. Anyway, I'll ask him.

I keep my fingers crossed for your project finish.
My Mclaren is in early stages - nose cone primed and waits for black&chrome. Rest of parts wait for deliveries from UK.

Regards,

Aras
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#253 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:11:28

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Aras wrote:
Warthog wrote:
Aras wrote:
Hi Spence,

Where have you bought full decal sheets?
I found some (nose, rear wing) on HLJ but can't find the rest.

Cheers,

Aras



Hi Aras

I got all my Decals from http://myworld.ebay.com/...88/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

Much cheaper and no import tax

Spence


Thx PalBigGrin , that's useful infos.
Right now, the seller is not offering anything. Anyway, I'll ask him.

I keep my fingers crossed for your project finish.
My Mclaren is in early stages - nose cone primed and waits for black&chrome. Rest of parts wait for deliveries from UK.

Regards,

Aras


Your welcome Aras

Good luck with your build and if you need any help please or info please feel free to ask BigGrin

Spence
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#254 Posted : 01 October 2012 21:36:27

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Warthog wrote:
Aras wrote:
Warthog wrote:
Aras wrote:
Hi Spence,

Where have you bought full decal sheets?
I found some (nose, rear wing) on HLJ but can't find the rest.

Cheers,

Aras



Hi Aras

I got all my Decals from http://myworld.ebay.com/...88/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

Much cheaper and no import tax

Spence


Thx PalBigGrin , that's useful infos.
Right now, the seller is not offering anything. Anyway, I'll ask him.

I keep my fingers crossed for your project finish.
My Mclaren is in early stages - nose cone primed and waits for black&chrome. Rest of parts wait for deliveries from UK.

Regards,

Aras


Your welcome Aras

Good luck with your build and if you need any help please or info please feel free to ask BigGrin

Spence


Spene,

Spence,
Thanks in advance - you can be sure, I'll ask.
I'm quite an experienced modeller but there's always reason to check how others do itBigGrin .

As far I found on your thread, you dind't ripped off the red paint prior to black&chrome. Am I right? I'm afraid of missing lines separating colors, so I thought to mask away one section (red), rub off silver down to bare plastic, then prime, then golss black, and chrome. After that stage, move masking to the chromed parts and do the same with MP4 red, spraying it over white.
Do you thik, it's right choice?
The DA chrome is not that bad but body imperfections and differencies in red shad on different parts are not forgiveable in that scaleCool, so MP4 red and alclad chrome will be used.
Cheers,

Aras
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#255 Posted : 01 October 2012 22:11:14

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Hi Aras

All the DA paint including the red was removed but before I did that I used a very sharp pencil scalpel to outline where the red should be..this is usefull as it then give a very gentle scribbed line to follow for masking. once that was done, all panels where coated with white primer.. I used Halfords car primer. I'm not sure what you will have there but it is an acylic base paint. Once that had cured overnight then I used Tamiya Masking tape cut into thin strips (about 2mm in width)to be able to create the curves etc ( like coach lines that custom car sprayers use) then using the un-trimmed masking tape to cover the rest of the model.. I then gave it about 3 coats of the MP4 red from Zero paints and left to dry.

Once dry the masking tape was removed as and then the MP4 red was masked to protect it then the body panels given 3 light coats of Satin Black, again from Halfords Automotive spray paints. Once cured overnight the finish was "cut/sanded" down using micromesh 4000 grit to remove any imperfections and then 6000 then 8000 and finaly 12000 to achieve the polished finish ready for the Alclad Chrome.. Aras... Do not use masking tape on the Chrome.. above is the best suggestion.. Masking tape will pull off the Chrome..

Once happy with the gloss black finish and making sure all fingerprints and any marks where removed it was then time to start with the chrome..
I started with one light coat so that I could see if there where any imperfctions that I might of missed... the chrome will show it up believe me!!.. then once happy another coat after the quick check.. then the final pass over making sure that I had every area covered.. once that was done I left the panels in a container for at least a few days to allow the chrome to cure and then with a very very very soft sable prush i dusted off the Sliver "particles" theat get left behind during the Airbrushing process...

Hope this helps to any one else who is thinking of Chroming BigGrin

Oh and one more thing... if you make a mistake you can rub off the area that your not happy with and go over again, one thing about this Chrome is that it is the very best at blending in over any areas missed etc plus you can go back later and add another coat to areas that your not happy with the finnish..

Spence
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#256 Posted : 01 October 2012 22:22:37

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OK, now i got itBigGrin. So before rubbing all paintwork down, I should mark the line separating colors using just sharp scalpel.
Will that line be unvisible after repaint and decals?
The scalpel line is quite thin but is it thin enough to dissapear under paint and decals?

I can't wait for chrome to shine onBigGrin .
I've just found that my mclaren red paint (Zero) is not MP4 red but its predecessor - Mclaren bright fluorescent red. I think it's the same.

Cheers,

Aras
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#257 Posted : 24 October 2012 19:12:10

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#258 Posted : 24 October 2012 19:21:39

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Drool looking good spence!! Wish mine looked that good! Nice work!
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#259 Posted : 24 October 2012 19:28:19

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Awesome work as per usual!
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#260 Posted : 24 October 2012 20:27:36

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This model is sick Woot
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