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Steve Noble

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  1. Very nice job and perfect execution of a pretty difficult colour scheme, looks stunning, well done Gary!!
  2. Looking really nice that!! Applying the decals is always my favourite part, it brings the car to life
  3. Looking great!! The small silver holes on the seats remind me of the Ford GT40. I think there is a photo-etch set with all the rings separate. I would imagine it would be a real challenge to line them all up!!
  4. Looks very nicely detailed. I have quite a few Beemax kits. Not built any yet, but I must admit they look excellent..
  5. I've got this to build eventually. I knew that Marlboro masking job was going to be tough!! It will clean up and look good, no problem
  6. It's a common problem trying to match paint to decal colour and almost impossible. I remember visiting the Donington GP Collection many years ago where they had many McLaren F1 cars from the 80's and 90's. None of the decals on the cars matched the painted areas exactly. After that I gave up trying and just went with whatever paint I preferred.
  7. The Nissan 240RS is Ral 3024. Tamiya TS-36 is probably the easiest to get hold of in a spray can. Or you can sometimes get Ral 3024 mixed into a spray can on eBay. When I finally get round to mine I'll be using Mr Color #173, which is what is recommended by Beemax, but you need an airbrush to apply it..
  8. Looks very nice, impressive!! The colours look accurate too, especially the yellow/orange. I look forward to building mine as the '86 Rac version after watching yours unfold...
  9. Depends what I'm painting, but for example a car body which I'll always prime using either Tamiya aerosol primer, or Mr Surfacer 1200. Sometimes on non body parts I will use no primer at all. The Mr Color lacquer can be sprayed straight onto the plastic with good results.
  10. Maybe not add it at all? See what it looks like. Or paint it the same blue as the bumper to blend it in?
  11. It's looking nice now, nearly there Gary. That guard at the front does look a little odd? On most of the references I have, you can't actually see it. I know the instructions say to paint it in white, but I'd be tempted to paint it black myself. It looks like it should fit further in and not hang down as much? I'm no expert mind, so I'm not entirely sure...
  12. Wow, that's a real beauty!! Which Zero Rothmans Blue did you use? There are several different one's on their website?
  13. This is the tarmac set I have https://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=51639
  14. When I watch videos on YouTube of the 86 RAC Rally, the car looks fairly low. I think the tarmac suspension add on I have would look pretty much correct.
  15. Yes, I'm not sure if they ran the cars with tarmac wheels and tyres, but a gravel suspension set-up on the RAC? I'm thinking gravel suspension with tarmac wheels and tyres myself..
  16. Mine are the same. I've just had a look. Got the tarmac suspension units that slightly lowers the ride height and also a set of 4 wheels and tyres, the same style as the one's Gary has at the rear, I think they may be called Ronal wheels? I intend to try and model 1986 RAC Rally if possible..
  17. It looks very nice!! Not sure about the ride height (no expert) I think I ordered some wheels and suspension parts for mine that lower it slightly, can't remember what's in the box now
  18. I admire your work on this one Gary, not an easy colour scheme at all. I have it to build, but have put it off as I knew it was going to be a tough one. Colours look perfect, especially the yellow!!
  19. Best compressor you can afford and Mr Hobby, Iwata or Tamiya brushes. Always used those 3 brands and never had any problems. Sparmax are worth a mention too..
  20. Can anyone recommend a solid white decal paper for a laser printer? I've produced some home made decals but the paper I've used is very thin and translucent. When I'm placing it on the model it's going over blue and white and I can see the blue through it terribly. Anyone used something better, what brand etc. Thanks in advance for any help.
  21. I often use Zero paints pure white as a sort of white primer. It covers very well. You can either clear coat it for gloss, or spray the Halfords white straight over it. You'll get a really solid white coat either way..
  22. They'll only bleed out when placed into water if the edges are not sealed correctly. Cutting them out first, followed by the sealing coat should work out fine. Just make sure to fully cover the edges..
  23. I use the black all the time on the brush and it covers really well on smaller parts..
  24. Well, I hope you're proud of yourself Gary for costing me a small fortune for the kit, extra tarmac wheels, decals, paints etc Mrs Noble was very happy when it all arrived last week, not!! I have a hard time justifying model kits to her at the best of times, but after seeing how nicely yours was when finished I just couldn't resist getting one. By the way if you want the corrected driver names decals I can send you some when I print them? Let me know.
  25. I bought one too, mainly due to this build by Gary. Sadly I must have an earlier production as the decals in mine are incorrect. However, I've already drafted one up in Adobe Illustrator ready to print, so all is not lost. I may look to do a different rally to Monte Carlo as I prefer the tarmac wheels. I'm thinking '86 Tour de Corse...
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