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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:02 pm

    Looking good but i don;t like the way stains seem to be pouring from the rusty patches. you could have rust streaks but not that sort of patch like a liquid stain. i think that they don't look right. Just my 2c worth.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:14 pm

    I am afraid I agree with you, unfortunatly I tried removing some of them and found it was ruining the rest of the effect, I'm hoping I can sort of blend it out a bit later with grime when I have the wings on and can figure where the muck would have gone. here is tonights update, I realise the windscreen needs work but its my first effort at doing glass.
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    does the bird poo look effective

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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:31 am

    not bad at all. The windscreen. Where the wipers meet you need to leave a line of dirt which sort of remains where their paths overlap. And streak it slightly in the direction of the wipers' movement. you also need some random dirt having another colour or texture. Spots here and there. Otherwise i think its ok. The poo, I think its too white and needs something else especially where there is the larger blob. Well, depends on the bird actually.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:18 pm

    hi all here is yet another update
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:42 am

    Looking good some excellent detail. That is one nice kit.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:38 pm

    Hi all here is another installment
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:49 pm

    does anyone know where I can get some decent pics of the dash in these as I want to weather it and cant find any decent pics, here is what I have at the moment.
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:55 pm

    Great work, by the way, how is this car going to be finished? What colours will it have? Looking absolutely awesome.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:50 pm

    Hi it will be Black and White? thanks for the great comments really helps keep me motivated.
    well its that time of year again, as little aside from the model got the decs up today
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    I decided the technique I used on the dent in the tank of the Honda I would use it here aswell
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    seems like sacralige, the chrome on the radiator grill is so exquisite.
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    but would be out of place on this car,

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    and the rust devils been about again

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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:24 pm

    Hi all well you must be getting bored by now (I know I am)
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:03 pm

    Not at all bored, love the colours you chose for it. i don;t like the way you are depicting it as a rundown rusty vehicle but that is your choice and you are doing a good job of it. The white needs a filter of some sort, it somehow seems to be too white for the type of car you are doing. it needs to be a subdued white, either a bit greyish or a bit creamy but not pure white. otherwise, this kit is excellent and the detail is fantastic as is the size of the finished thing.
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    Post  kpnuts on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:43 pm

    should anyone think this is nearing completion here is a shot of the spures left(I've removed the optional parts) so these all still need to be attatched.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:42 pm

    Hi guys weathered the wheels, not done much to the spare as I figure that wouldnt have much weathering
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:39 pm

    This kit is soooo tempting.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:10 pm

    Go for it you wont be dissapointed, and you will deffo make a better job of it than me.
    anyway all here is tonights update
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    Post  kpnuts on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:01 pm

    Hi all well this is going to be left for a while to let me cool off (I came sooooo close to throwing it against the wall) went to fit the wings and complete radiator as you saw I did in the last update and with those in place tried a fit of the bonnet (no chance 6 mill gap at the front, or back depending on where you want the gap) after several minuets of scratching my head I figured out what the problem was there was a gap all around the top of the firewall of about 2 mill, lift the front of the car a bit gap disappears and the bonnet fits perfect (I think the floor pan is bent) (I know the back part is but thought I would sort that when I finally glued it on) so lifted the front of the car glued the firewall to the body let it dry, released the body and the bottom of the firewall came away from where that was glued (too much stress I guess ) after a very fidely application of glue to that area, mahoosive amounts of taping to hold it there, let that dry undo the tape all fits perfect, just start applauding myself for sorting it and ping gap at the top again. How I stopped myself I don't know, but I didn't throw it, I don't want to come that close again so having a break for a little while.
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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:43 pm

    too bad, just when it was all coming together.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:32 pm

    Hi all well I've figured it out, On the ladder frames which you slide the subframe on the sub frame was about a mill away from end of the ladders which through everything else out unfortunately that part was stuck with a capitol S but with a lot of jiggeling I've moved it the mill required so now back to work, I've added the inner roof lining and weathered it.
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    for some reason the weathering is not showing up in the pics very well, trust me it looks very grubby.
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:52 pm

    Yay, good for you i was really liking this build. Glad its on again
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    Post  kpnuts on Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:27 pm

    Hi all did a bit more on the interior.
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    Post  kpnuts on Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:39 pm

    Hi all last update before christmas.
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:32 pm

    Nearly there, well done and happy Christmas.
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    Post  kpnuts on Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:05 pm

    Sorry mate no where near nearly there, loads more to do yet, I recon just over half way.
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    Post  kpnuts on Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:36 pm

    Hi all well the bonnet is done (I must say I'm quite pleased with it)(not sure whether to put a few small dents in it here and there)
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    Post  bcauchi on Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:00 pm

    Lovely work

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