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  1. Did some more on the M3 today. One of the issues with the original kit decals is where the horizontal stripes pass over the position of the door handles. So using the 2nd kits decals I cut small sections out and blended them in. Much better. Once all the decals were applied, I let them dry overnight, I then gave the car a coat of Zero Paints Diamond Finish Clear Coat. Once this is dry I've got several areas of black to paint, then lay down some more Diamond Finish. Next up the wheels were mounted to the tyres, the white lettering is hand painted with the smallest brush I could find. That's it for the moment, hopefully I'll get some more done tomorrow.
  2. Hi there folks not been on here for a while, due to a lot of personal stuff going at the moment. However I've managed to get some minor work done on the car. The Revell decals are good but where the front side vanes (I think that's what you call them) they don't quite cover enough. I could have left it as is, but I wanted the stripes to cover more. So I did it the expensive way and bought another kit. Here's a before pic And after, not great but hopefully it will look a lot better when it is given a coat of 2K and the vanes are fitted. Next up was the area above the firewall. Before And after Hopefully over the next few days I'll get back into it and put some clear coat down.
  3. Hi there folks I've not done much on this in ages due to one thing or another. Anyways one of the mods I've seen on real R8's is where the side blades have been extended out. I thought I would try this mod on my car. Now I have several pics of how I did the alterations but as usual Photobucket is continually playing up. What I did was mark a line from the door handle back wards. I then cut along this line and pulled this section outwards. I then filled in the gap with 2mm strylene sheet. I then smoothed and filled it till I got this shape. It's not perfect but the blades will be covered in a carbon decal, so hopefully it will look ok. I then gave the car a coat of white primer. I then gave the car a coat of Zero Paints Metalic Silver (from the Honda RC213V kit). After that was dry I gave the car several coats of Zero Paints Lamborghini Blu Caelum Once the blue has cured I'll mask off and paint several areas black including the roof, side blades, etc.
  4. Cheers folks. Grey me likes wine mmmm so that might be an idea lol. I'm having real problems with Photobucket not recognising photos on my phone, and my iPhone deleting pics when it shouldn't. Due an upgrade soon so hopefully that will fix it. Anyway as my pics of the brakes won't upload here's a generic pic of the brakes from the resin kit from Hobby Design. I then used various shades of Vallejo Metal Color to get the desired effect I was looking for. Here's the finished result. The way these attach to the wheels and hub I think I'm gonna need a degree in origami and an extra pair of hands. The calipers The discs and calipers Now onto the wheels here's a pic of the wheels and centre pin located in them. And the difference between the aftermarket wheels and the Revell wheels minus the chrome. And my nightmare which resulted in me buying a new wheel/brake kit. Since learned that resin can be very fragile. The wheels of the original car look Black in some photos however as far as I am led to believe they are a dark Magnesium shade. I then painted the wheels in a mixture of Tamiya Semi Gloss Black and Vallejo Metal Color Magnesium. The wheels are a lot darker in real life, the daylight lamp fairly lightens them up. Without the centre pin And with the centre pin That's it for the moment until I sand off the tyres and mount them.
  5. Looking great mate. Folk slag off Revell car kits, including myself for their fit and finish, but with a bit of work like you are doing they turn into a great looking model.
  6. For this one I used for the first time Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish. Although it was ultra shiney, to get rid of any imperfections I colour sanded it using various grades of MicroMesh clothes, then compound polished it used the 3 grades of Tamiya compound. I finally gave it a coat of Zero Paints Pure Carnauba Polish
  7. Your F-14A looks good mate. I've got a 1/48 Single Seat Eurofighter waiting to do in the 2015 Battle of Britain Memorial colours. But I've got quite a few cars and trucks to do first then I'll get back to it.
  8. Yeh your 918 looks very nice mate. Although I've not even bought the kit yet I've ordered a set of wheels from Plamoz.
  9. Cheers folks, your comments are really appreciated. This was the 4th car that I've built and is now on a shelf in my son's room. I really enjoy building these 1/24 cars. I'm now building a BMW M3 DTM and an Audi R8.
  10. I know what you mean, with my current M3 build I've easily spent 3 times more money on aftermarket parts than the original kit cost me.
  11. Cheers Matt, yeh I think I saw your build when I was doing some research for this build. I agree the decals are of good quality. I never knew Scale Motorsport did a decal sheet for the CLK, like most older kits it's like trying to find hens teeth getting bits for them.
  12. Lovely build mate, and I agree with you leaving out the black panel lines, I think it will look far better without them
  13. Looking good mate, I bought this kit, when it first came out. I'm still waiting and hoping that a decent PE kit comes out for it soon
  14. Looking good mate. I've swig here's wither to buy this kit for a while, so I'll be watching your build closely. Saying that I've already bought a set of aftermarket Porsche 918 wheels for it.
  15. Cheers folks, I honestly must be sadistic as for me the best part of any model is the decal work. Also I've just purchased a Tamiya Mercedes CLK-GTR which will also hopefully have the full carbon treatment, although I don't think there is a kit for that one, so it will be all my own work. Oh joy lol