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  1. Oups! I forgot those dampers pictures - Wheels in Alclad Pale Gold - Dampers in Red (GC) and Black (ZP). Small placards on the red part: Knobs not painted but treated with Master Blackening agent. Wheels assembled and equipped with RBMotion Valve Stems: And... The Rooooaaaarrrring Beauty should (very) soon be finished! Thanks a lot to Misao HIRO for all those incredible kits and thanks a lot to Rob (RBMotion) with his impressive range of stunning stuff!! Finished! The Roooaaaring Red Beauty is now ready to rejoin the paddock! Last job was the nose: done. Not very clean but enough for the pics: Comments and remarks are welcome Pascal
  2. Hi, Thanks for all your kind comments Mates. This WIP was started ... times ago, but restarted recently. The build is now finished, today in fact! Sorry for posting a long message with a lot of pics 'till last step of the building process of the Ferrari. I hope it is not an issue... Well, here's one which is all disheveled, long hair and loose: We'll have to take care of him ... I did not like the original links more than that. I decided to make new ones: A nice hair cut and new links installed: The "jars" are polished and fitted to the roll bar . I took the opportunity to install RB Motion Banjo fittigs: It remains to connect all this little world ... New paint for the wheels: the Gold done before didn't please me... So Primer, Alclad Black, then Alclad Gold tomorrow: Wheels are drilled for the Valve stems from Rob. Schock absorbers are also primed with Gravity. Here the work of the day: brakes! In order to properly clean, coloring and "scratch" the disks (White Metal), I quickly crafted small plates of turned aluminum. They will allow me to hold them on a small tool holder to be fixed in the drill chuck. Turned parts: Disk on the tooll: Done but still dirty: The rear discs are detailed with beautiful PE parts, but lack detail for my taste. 0.4 holes drilled in the part: Allen head from Rob (RBMotion): Brakes are also... Calipers :wink: Drilled and equipped with copper pipes and brake bleeders from Rob once again The front discs on their hubs: Rear ones with a first light "wash": I started to work on the gearbox: ...but was not very satisfied. So, I tried to add some more details: J'ai aussi bien travaillé sur le reste des éléments du train arrière et des photos ne devraient pas trop tarder... Plumbing time for the front bulkhead: Small progress on the rear: Prep and primer of the exhausts: First try of the white color: ZP "pure white". And weld lines: Plumbing of the dashboard started: Black painted caps, then mask and paint process including Klir for the finish coat and oil . Seam is intentionally left in order to depict (or try to...) the plastic bottle. Lockheed bottles installed: Light wash on the metal tanks: ...And finally a small test fit: ZP White is now applied on the exhaust parts: Few details added on the dashboard: Nuts, bolts, wiring... Still working on the battery... waiting for cables: New machined knob, polished and installed on 0.8 SS rod. The beautiful genuine grid is just detailed with machined bolts and lightly weathered. Cockpit is now almost done. I also decided to scratch build the fuel tap which appears on some of my pics, but not on others... Tube installed on the expansion tank: Test fitting of FWD parts: Still adding tubes and cables on the engine...: Do and undo... I was not so happy with the fuel lines: redone: The wire mesh that protects the velocity stacks against ingestion of foreign objects (FOD) is shaped using the included tool. The mesh is a bit too "flashy" for me. I put the grid under the flame to give it a more suitable color. The shaping is thereby slightly more facilitated. A small test seems to validate this solution. As mentioned above, the heat shield is made, its implementation validated. it only remains some paint and weathering: Exhaust assembled: And exhaust clamps installed: A new light coat of white is quickly sprayed, then a thin coat of Aqua Gloss in order to protect the paint. Sorry for the pics... The heat shield is sprayed with Alclad White alu over a primed Dull Alu base: The mesh is temporarily installed. Test fit of the exhausts over the heat shield: Weathering started (oils): It may need to be accentuated (very slightly) in some areas and reduced for others. And a missing part.Pas lourd, pas lourd, pas lourd... A new one is made using 0.6 brass. Primer and Alclad Black already done and waiting for the Airframe Alu. Decals time: I'm not sure about the PROVA number... Next to her sister from 69: Less sponsor in 67?... Rollbar finished and installed: Engine also installed and everything is connected (Oil filter, tachometer...) Hubs are modified to avoid the use of the black screws: I prefer ball joint A screw head is added on the dampers adjustment knobs: Sensors details added on the radiator hoses. A quick oil (W&N) dry brush was done on the seat and the steering wheel. Fuel pumps were slightly detailed Same for the Alternator using RB Motion unbelivable stuff! Installed: Engine and gearbox married: Just need to connect the front brakes lines and the radiator holders to finish the front area: Pascal
  3. Hi, I've recently started a new project: the Ferrari 312F1 1967 from Model Factory Hiro, 1/20. This is one of the greatest kits I've worked on. Here are few pics: First, test fit. No glue on the parts... nice fit :wink: 14 first engine parts: few parts of the gearbox: some of the cockpit parts: assembly of oil tank by welding: preparing front cooler for welding: Small progress on engine, some of the parts glued together... Few holes and...few rivets: Resin rivets: Backside view : I set about installing mirrors on the body ... not so easy! I noted the dimensions depending pictures of the car and decorating instructions for positioning. Drilled two holes to be able to insert copper wire in each mirror, and drilled the upper body including one hole slightly larger on the front for adjustment. I let a bit length for inserting two bolts on the inside face of the bodywork part. Few things were done on the engine and you can see the comparison with his little brother from 1969... Wheels painted gold: Onc again 67 & 69: Time to test the "Surface Primer" from GRAVITY COLORS. the good point is that it works upon resin, metal and plastic. First of all some parts need to be prepared or finished before painting process. ... And holes need to be done once again! But it seems I like rivets :roll: 1st, drilling the PE: In position: holes drilled in the resin tub : another test fitting next to the 1969 little sister. Mirrors details: Time to play with the gun Mr Sparmax Flat Pattern & the Primer from GRAVITY COLORS Pics with and without the camera flash: Surprising 1st almost transparent coat, then miracle and a real pleasure to work with! The nose Still little work to do on the nose Top results: Slight problem on the nose and upper body part due to Staedtler permanent ink marker: still visible after primer... Wet sanding and putty Mori Mori Next step of the painting process. A light color coat is done over the grey primer. That will be the Giallo Modena for a great and bright Rosso Corsa! Sanding and primer... ... Yellow: Rosso: prepared and primed: ZP Black Here are the "wrongdoers"... :twisted: GRAVITY paints are AWESOME!! Easy to work with, extremly thin coats can already give a beautiful result and a strong deep satin finish. They also dry very quickly: perfect!! Next step is the finnish coat that will be given by the Clear. So let's go for the Gravity Colors clear coat test! New gloves, stirrer and cup for the mix. 3 components: clear, activator and thinner with a 3:1:1 mix ratio. I always let the mix at rest for about 5 to 10 minutes in order to let allow to the chemical mix to degas. You can add more thinner if necessary. Then, one mist coat and, 5 to 10 mn later, a wet coat (or more): that's all! Parts drying in the "magic box": To sum up: Great and pleasant product. The gloss is... SHINNING!! Deep gloss even if thin. Only 6ml of clear 2ml of activator and 2 of additive thinner were used... Alclad gold on the center of the wheels. The ones shown before were the 1968 312 F1 :oops: The tub is drilled and equiped with 0.5 stainless steel rivets. Then the tub parts are assembled (welded) with low temp solder (70°C). Same thing for the front tub part with Calibre 35 0.7resin rivets this time. The frontwhite metal bulkhead and his PE part are drilled, but I didn't used the PE part... I just used it as a template for, I think, a more realistic result. Once again, Calbre 35 0.7 resin rivets were used. The steering column is cut and the external part of the steering rack is replaced by stainless steel 1.2mm syringe needle cut at the right size. 0.7 resin rivets once again. Pedals won't be visible at the end... http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/12/38/43/52/dsc07214.jpg[/ Front face of the dashboard installed in the tub: Aft: Close up: Gauges are covered with a "glass" made of Rodhoid cut with a Waldron Punch & Die but it's not really visible on the pics :? ... Cavallino ! Radiator is ... empty! I've tried to make it a bit more realistic or, if not, just more pleasant for me :mrgreen: Brass 0.8 and Alu scotch "aircraft" type: Nice and still bright... Fwd and aft mesh: Primer GC: Dampers are great: made of machined aluminium. Just a detail added from F1 Specialties. I wonder if I haven't already seen the same detail added somewhere... Not perfect, but not bad Black ...is black: Almost invisible once the engine is assembled to the body, but I couldn't resist :twisted: Teflon mask and Orange FRAM from Gravity Colors. Oil filter done. Hope you'll like it... Thanks for reading. Kind regards, Pascal FORZA!
  4. Hi, Thank yoy Rio and Jonathan! Small update on the Grey part. Mask off and first Weathering steps Just oils Gris de Payne + Ultramarine deep and Burnt Sienna. Without Patafix: Need to repair a "f#@~%" mistake. Quickly done... maybe to quickly, so... But still naked... More soon. Pascal
  5. Hi, Paint work is still progressing ... And decal job is starting: The biggest are cut to avoid too much carrier film: Decals will also be "weathered". More soon. Pascal
  6. Good evening, Thanks for the kind comments and for following the WIP! Weathering is still progressing. It previous work patiently is refined until satisfaction... Not yet. Start of the underwing: More soon. Pascal
  7. Hi, Stunning... Incredible, speechless... Work of art!! Pascal
  8. Hi, Thank you very much Mates. Started to work on the Blue Grey. First step with lightened Blue sprayed with 0.2 nozzle. Light color is a mix of Blue Grey and Light Gull Grey from Aeromaster. Surface is rubbed with a soft cloth for a smooth paint surface and to remove the Maskol Then oils Raw Umber W&N on the panel lines. Then Sépia (Rembrandt), Titanium White, blue... between fuselage frames , worked with lighter fluid. Same on stars White tape will soon be put over the gun muzzles I've also tried to represent the discoloration due to Avgas leaks on the fuselage sides And few leaks and fluid traces Paint of the canopy is done Overviews of the progress Voilà. Pascal
  9. Hi, Thanks a lot for kind comments! Salut Jamme! Très heureux de te lire Paint job update. Kabuki "Stars" out and light 8000 sanding on the full disc Before a full disc mask Blue Grey (Aeromaster acrylic) Liquid mask before sprayed semi gloss black Frisket mask for the side Stars White (RLM 21 Aeromaster) spryed over the mask Maketar star Aeromaster Insigna blue without mask to avoid paint thickness Quick 8000 sanding and the center of the Frisket mask is installed over the disk Tamiya tape out again Grey ZP primer Then Semi Mat Alu from Alclad First chipping step with Maskol Zinc Chromate (Model Master Acryl) And Maskol again Aeromaster Blue Grey is finally applied on the plane That's all. Pascal
  10. HI, Thanks guys! Small update. I cut the front exhaust plate. Kabuki Stars for the next step Insigna Blue... and problem with the Gunze white sanding with 6000 Micro Flat. ... Insigna Blue Maskol on the ZC this time I made my own mask. More soon. Forza Jules. Pascal
  11. Hi, Small progress on the Corsair. Paint work is starting on the folding part of the wings. Gear bay is almost done after the color was modified: White ZP primer: Pre shading process on the stabilo. Dull alu from Alclad over the white primer: Maskol for the chipping effect: Time for Zinc Chromate (Model Master Acryl): Quick hairspray coat: Soon Stars: Voilà, c'est tout. Forza Jules. Pascal
  12. Hi, Bad day, sad day. Japan GP. FORZA Jules. I wasn't satisfy with the grey color. Parts masked waiting for the new color. Paint "research". Aeromaster Blue Gray for the upper surface: I love that paint! Same part after post shading of Blue Grey from Gunze on the rivets + light coat of Klir + oils ( W&N Raw Umber for details, Titanium White for effects) + Micro Flat This one after post shading of Blue Grey from Gunze on the rivets + light coat of Klir + oils ( W&N Raw Umber for details, Titanium White and Olive Green for effects) + Micro Flat Here, just Gunze Blue Grey with a light coat of Micro Flat Same thing for the lower surface color. Comparison between Aeromaster and Gunze. Heavy black pre-shade... Gunze on LH, Aeromaster RH: Gunze Light Gull Grey + Raw Umber + Micro Flat Aeromaster + Klir + RU + Micro Flat Gunze H-51 Pascal
  13. Hi, Thank you very much! Micro progress But it was a very busy day: - Sport early this morning (Japan GP practice), - small flight just after the morning sport to enjoy this sunny day, - housework (garden ...), but some connection with aviation! Pics: Test fitting after some corrections Need holes! Brassin parts don't have!! More soon Pascal
  14. Hi everybody, Thanks a lot Hawkt1 Small progress. Some work done on the exhausts: With pastels: "Test fit": Plastic assembled on the resin P&W: "Sewing" (Passepoil in French...) done on the headrest: Small weathering with oils and Humbrol 144. Second "wash" with oil on the wheels: That's all for today. More soon Pascal
  15. Hi, Small update. A very thin veil of Light Gray went on aluminum rims. Maskol protects tires. The Maskol is removed and black is quickly sprayed to do a touch up on the tire and slightly darken the flanks The first weathering step: It was also time to take care of the wings. One word about the build quality: Perfect! Wing tips are separate parts ... Deadly accuracy of the assembly!! Care should be taken not to forget to pierce the upper surface for the passage of small circular lights mounted from inside. The propeller received his second thin coat of Alclad Black Then ... 2 light coats of Airframe Aluminum The blades are then taken up with a little more pressure and less paint to keep the tone, thickening the layer to make it more solid and less shiny Time for the Black (Semi Gloss Black from Model Master Acrylic) The layers are very thin while emphasizing the central, and the trailing edge of the blades. Lighter on the leading and the rear end face of the blades. The yellow should be passed quickly on the blades tips.... Time for Yellow! Masking tape and a bit of Maskol on the tip leading edge: Yellow Zinc Chromate as primer: Insigna Yellow: A mist of yellow is srayed on the back side: Discreet, but that's the purpose! Part of the hub is painted Mat Alu and the tip Airframe Alu. First "wash": With Hamilton Logos and instructions: Wings done: Test fit... Terrific!! More soon Pascal
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