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  1. This is one of my favorite builds of all time. Truly an inspirational build and thanks for all the fantastic tips and detailed pictures along the way. It has been a very rewarding journey and thanks for sharing. Regards, Jeremy
  2. Looks absolutely stunning and majestic!
  3. Sorry, should have been more clear. The thinner I used was Mr. Hobby Levelling Thinner which I think is less agressive compared to commercial lacquer thinner.
  4. Hi Ian, Molotow chrome is no where as fragile as Alclad, but it will be affected by handling as well. It takes quite a long time to dry. I place it near the window for sun bathing for a few days, turning it periodically. The Bentley badge was from the kit. I was lucky enough I manage to salvage it when first removed. I had a few layers of primer and then gloss black on the shell before Molotow chrome. Problem with Molotow chrome is that it needs to flood the part before the chrome gets its shine. This affected the detail on the badge. So I rubbed off the chrome only on the badge right down to bare plastic using lacquer thinner. It was then just getting the right amount of molotow chrome on the badge so that the details are still visible. Regards, Jeremy
  5. Hi Codger. It was sprayed at 15PSI.
  6. Thanks for looking in guys. Hi Ron, I sprayed it at 15 PSI. Hi Andi, the finish is not that durable. I handled some parts after 48 hours and it does affect the shine a little. Even so, it's miles more durable compared to Alclad, and more importantly way easier to achieve the desired finish. It quite fool-proof. I only have Mr.Hobby Super Clear and Mr. Hobby Acrysion Clear. The Acrysion clear does dull the finish. I did not try Super Clear. The radiator casing will not be handled much, so I won't be coating it. Just hoping that the finish doesn't dull over time. Regards, Jeremy
  7. Hi guys. Copying my post from my WIP thread. A small update. Sprayed Molotow Liquid Chrome on the radiator shell. The liquid chrome was thinned with approximately half Mr. Hobby Levelling Thinner. While Alclad Chrome requires light misting coats onto a glossy surface, Molotow requires just a sanded smooth primed surface. I achieved the effect below my laying on a few layers in quick succession. First layer will not appear nice, with some uneven effect which gave me a scare. Then after 2 more coats, I got the effect I was after. SinceI diluted with 50% thinner, the coats were pretty light anyway. I think the trick is to get enough coats on. Before the 50:50 mix, I tried 100% Liquid Chrome. I found that it went on way too thick. Below is a picture of a scrap piece. Scrap piece coated with acrylic gloss. Significant dulling of the chrome. I wanted to test how the chrome goes onto untreated parts. Must say that it's very good as even the wooden handle of the brush has good shine. Top part coated with acrylic gloss vs bottom part uncoated. The bottom part was chromed right from the sprue, so please ignore the less than perfect appearance. I tried handling the chromed parts after 3 days drying. While handling doesn't remove the chrome (it's much more durable than Alclad), it does have some minor dulling effect. If any dust gets onto the part while spraying, wait a couple of days for it to dry, then sand it. You can spray on the chrome again and it'll still look good. Regards, Jeremy
  8. Hi guys. A small update. Sprayed Molotow Liquid Chrome on the radiator shell. The liquid chrome was thinned with approximately half Mr. Hobby Levelling Thinner. While Alclad Chrome requires light misting coats onto a glossy surface, Molotow requires just a sanded smooth primed surface. I achieved the effect below my laying on a few layers in quick succession. First layer will not appear nice, with some uneven effect which gave me a scare. Then after 2 more coats, I got the effect I was after. SinceI diluted with 50% thinner, the coats were pretty light anyway. I think the trick is to get enough coats on. Before the 50:50 mix, I tried 100% Liquid Chrome. I found that it went on way too thick. Below is a picture of a scrap piece. Scrap piece coated with acrylic gloss. Significant dulling of the chrome. I wanted to test how the chrome goes onto untreated parts. Must say that it's very good as even the wooden handle of the brush has good shine. Top part coated with acrylic gloss vs bottom part uncoated. The bottom part was chromed right from the sprue, so please ignore the less than perfect appearance. I tried handling the chromed parts after 3 days drying. While handling doesn't remove the chrome (it's much more durable than Alclad), it does have some minor dulling effect. If any dust gets onto the part while spraying, wait a couple of days for it to dry, then sand it. You can spray on the chrome again and it'll still look good. Regards, Jeremy
  9. I'm waiting for the refill to arrive and will use it on the radiator shell of my Bentley build. Will post up pics once it's done. Will also try spraying Mr. Hobby's Acrysion clear coat over it to see how it holds. Regards, Jeremy
  10. This is stunning build and great photography to match! Regards, Jeremy
  11. Hi Roy, I think 1/8 is an excellent decision. Building the Bentley Blower at 1/12, the scale certainly limits what the details one is able to add. A larger scale would definitely allow you to add all the details you want, and I think it would also be easier machining parts in larger scale looking at how detailed your build is going to be. Regards, Jeremy
  12. Thanks Robin. Loving the work you are doing on the 806 as well. Excellent progress there.
  13. Thanks for the tip. Shall give this a try.
  14. Absolutely stunning. The paint job has turned out great and lovely choice of colours. Regards, Jeremy
  15. Thanks for the compliments. I wouldn't have attempted all these if it was not for all the stunning work going on here, especially the many inspirational Pocher builds. Here's some updates. Various small parts being fabricated and the screen completed. Straps and buckles on the hood.These are not completed yet. The side engine panel catches are made using various ally tubes and are movable. I don't know what these are called, but they are "L" angles for the side hood panels to sit into place. The dark brownish part as supposed to be dampeners. Any C&C is most welcomed. Regards, Jeremy