Going to try something completely out of my normal realm. I was inspired by the custom contest going on and decided to try my hand making some plastic dust. Going to be chopped, widened, lowered, big meats,photo-etch grill, l.e.d. lights, Zo6 drive train or engine, and a crazy paint scheme.
Here it is in/from the box
Now with the window posts and b pillar removed mid-chop
now the rear fenders and wells removed from the pan/frame.
Now the fenders were widened with styrene and grafted on the body so I could get a smooth transition on the rear apron area.
Well I also widened the step plates on the pan and blended them into the front fenders, and did about 5 rounds of filler and primer since these photos. More to follow.
I got one of these somewhere, that I'll have to pull out and finish one day.... Great kits, suspension is a bit fiddly but it all looks good together. I was going to suggest cutting the rear apron off, and blending it in between the rear arches, but you've already done it ! The body fitment is about the worse bit, especially if you using the side engine covers, the body tends to sit too high on the fenders too... But with the amount of chopping up your doing i can't see these being a problem !!
Yea I have already had to work on the slots where the body sits on it. I am thinking about doing the engine covers from scratch in plastic or brass. Thanks to your heads up I will make sure I have the front checked out before I hit the paint.
Thanks for the kind words. Makes sense DeeCee bevel the backside of the glass to match the contour instead of routing a slot in the body. I have to cut down the windows anyhow, Then just mask and paint black on the inside to look like a gasket.. Tried new Rustoleum 2x primer...don't like it at all. Back to Krylon and Tamiya. Walmart used to have the best their brand primer it would dry to good dust sanding in hours, I guess it is history. Spent most of the night cutting the tranny off the kit engine and cutting the LS2 block from the torque shaft assembly on my donor Z06 motor. Kind of tricky figuring out the exact edge of each, then worked on the motor mounts. They lined up length wise but the height was off so tweeking that.
The body was more prime and sand filler ,,,repeat,
stitchdup: The paint booth is fired up and the masking tape is out, its time to get the blue on the porsche so I can hopefully get it decaled tonight
Jan 27, 2020 4:27:59 GMT -7
stitchdup: Not sure whats going on but I'm on track to finish more models this month than i did in the whole of last year
Jan 27, 2020 9:21:56 GMT -7
DeeCee: Being able to build at work would make a big difference i reckon mate.
Jan 27, 2020 23:57:21 GMT -7
aussiemodler: Im hearing ya mate. I've had this plane build on my bench for my dad for over 12 months and I've done more in the last 3 days then in those 12 months. I think motivation helps also.
Jan 28, 2020 2:20:49 GMT -7
stitchdup: I think most of my motivation has been boredom at work, knocking out a couple of curbsides fills in some time cos there really is no work for me to do other than be on the boat all night. If anything happens I phone someone to come and sort it cos I'm not
Jan 28, 2020 10:17:20 GMT -7
stitchdup: qualified to do any of it, and most of it needs 2 or more people anyway. All I know how to do is pull the line tight on the winch and even that I can only do in emergencies
Jan 28, 2020 10:18:36 GMT -7
aussiemodler: well that just sux
Jan 29, 2020 1:27:08 GMT -7
aussiemodler: I HATE painting in these Queensland summers, its 1830 32c (90F) and 75% humidity, everything dries to quick.
Jan 29, 2020 1:37:39 GMT -7
stitchdup: I dont think i've ever been in that much heat, 24 is hot here, lol
Jan 29, 2020 3:44:27 GMT -7
DeeCee: When it's hot, i slap it on very wet, the heat acts as an oven, usually end up with a DEEP gloss.
Jan 29, 2020 4:21:25 GMT -7