Thanks guys. The fenders were a bit more work than I expected..still not perfect but a lot closer. Mocked up the engine and am now relocating the alternator. So I guess that means I get to try that belt method where you get everything down to just the pulleys and use tape for the belt. Going to be a three color paint job. Here is my frame in one of the three , a tangerine pearl.
Getting closer with the paint. The parts are just leaned on each other in the pic that's why you can still see a weird gap by the rear fender and the front stripe looks off. I'm going to tweak the orange and then its off to clear.
Not sure on the wheels yet. I scrapped the right width tires I want from a lambo kit, I might just widen the oob wheels to fit them. I know the kit has a couple of choices but I have yet to check em out,,If I wasn't so cheap I would have ordered some turned metal ones..I wonder how the 2004 z06 wheels would look from my engine donor kit..needless to say this is all new to me before I found this forum I was just a mostly out of the box Tamiya fanboy. This is the first time I have ever sliced and diced or swapped motors..it is frustratingly fun..
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