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    Post  Robert on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:33 pm

    My other challenge is the 1:24 Mclaren, here is what i've done so far

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    This is the reference i used
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    Post  el manolo on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:30 pm

    robert goodluck with this model. If I were you I would check the exact ratios as revell f1 cars are not ideal for this section.
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    Post  5Nige on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:37 pm

    Prosit Robert, nice start. From my experience with the Revell F1 kits they have evidenced a drastic improvement lately. Also the engine usually is enclosed within and cannot be seen given that the engine cowl is usually fixed on these kits. Did you consider to separate the engine from the gearbox and display alongside the model? Also I believe that you will be going the Alclad Chrome road for finish - if you are considering to clearcoat after decal application then the Alcald aqua gloss is the best as this does not diminish the chrome sheen. If you require anything pls do contact me. C U
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:51 pm

    5Nige wrote:Prosit Robert, nice start. From my experience with the Revell F1 kits they have evidenced a drastic improvement lately. Also the engine usually is enclosed within and cannot be seen given that the engine cowl is usually fixed on these kits. Did you consider to separate the engine from the gearbox and display alongside the model? Also I believe that you will be going the Alclad Chrome road for finish - if you are considering to clearcoat after decal application then the Alcald aqua gloss is the best as this does not diminish the chrome sheen. If you require anything pls do contact me. C U

    Thanks Alan.

    I will leave the engine in and most prob i will leave the cover open still have to decide..yes Alclad will be used too, regard the aqua gloss im not convinced enough about the final result but defiantly will try all options...
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:59 pm

    Time for some carbon fiber
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    Home made carbon fiber

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    Post  el manolo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:53 pm

    good progress.
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    Post  skyhigh on Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:25 pm

    Wow Robert ...very good work.... cheers
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    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:39 pm

    "Home made carbon fibre" Cool

    What else is there that you won't attempt Twisted Evil

    Keep it up Rob Twisted Evil
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:33 pm

    Very interesting, how did you do that, it looks really nice. Did you spray over netting?
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:37 pm

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    Post  el manolo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:38 pm

    awesome, what did you use for that chrome?
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:41 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Very interesting, how did you do that, it looks really nice. Did you spray over netting?

    yes and stretch it with the desired area
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:42 pm

    el manolo wrote:awesome, what did you use for that chrome?

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    Post  el manolo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:43 pm

    could you use lacquer on it or you leave it just like that?
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    Post  Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:48 pm

    el manolo wrote:could you use lacquer on it or you leave it just like that?

    you have to put other wise it will get damaged easily.i took the addvise that Alan gave me and used acqua gloss by alclad too
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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:33 am

    well done Robert.....very nice buddy
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    Post  ferraribert on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:01 am

    very nice robert...Chrome looks very nice. Proset
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    Post  5Nige on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:31 am

    Nice work with the chrome paint and lacquer Robert.
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    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:20 pm

    Robert wrote:
    el manolo wrote:could you use lacquer on it or you leave it just like that?

    you have to put other wise it will get damaged easily.i took the addvise that Alan gave me and used acqua gloss by alclad too

    That is True SSM Spirit becuase that is what never saturates, but on the contrary keeps GROWING cheers

    Welldone Alan for Providing & Welldone Rob for Absorbing Twisted Evil

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    Post  Robert on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:29 am

    cockpit.removed the molded seat belts and scratch build a new ones.

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    Post  5Nige on Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:30 pm

    Prosit Robert, very clean work cheers As to the steering wheel this was covered in cf except for the grips, which were grey. Moreover they were made out of leather, hence if you want this effect you may use flocking. If you need will clarify this technique next Wed. Prosit mate, n C U.
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    Post  Robert on Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:10 pm

    5Nige wrote:Prosit Robert, very clean work cheers As to the steering wheel this was covered in cf except for the grips, which were grey. Moreover they were made out of leather, hence if you want this effect you may use flocking. If you need will clarify this technique next Wed. Prosit mate, n C U.



    Hi Alan thanks lis steering wheel ghamiltu ekk.skond photos Li Sibt fuq google.xtahseb?
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:29 pm

    Prosit all round, this is another of your awesome builds, looking fantastic.
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    Post  5Nige on Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:02 pm

    Hi Alan thanks lis steering wheel ghamiltu ekk.skond photos Li Sibt fuq google.xtahseb?
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    That's it mate! cheers
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    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:01 pm

    Lovely paint job Rob. Next time try using lead foil or tamiya masking tape for the seat belts I think the surface texture is better in my opinion. (Unless thats the way they are in reality).

    Have to try this Alclad one day. I dont think it ships to Malta eh?

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