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Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:14 pm

Thought I would try this "modeling" lark since everyone seems to be doing it on here :thumb:

So onto ebay and bought my first kit:

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Looked a very nice kit, lots of little details.

Skip forward because I forgot to take photos and I got the undercarriage built and sprayed in a base coat. The steering even works :shock:

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Also primered the body, attempted to wet sand with water and an emery board and then sprayed it in gloss. Actually using Nissan paint too 10 points for accuracy.

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So maybe I shouldn't quit my day job to become a painter just yet. Maybe I should have bought a model of an early Datsun, that way the bad paint would have been realistic at least.

Stay tuned, because I still need to paint the interior, leave the body to dry a few days and then clear coat, then assemble the whole thing.
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Cerberus » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:29 pm

Nice one. Looking forward to updates!
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:22 pm

Dry test fitting.

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The wheels that come with this kit are kind of shit, they look terribly plasticy. I figure they'd look better if I painted them, but unsure what colour would go with a black body. Whole car would have probably looked better in grey. But I chose black as it's easier, because I wont have to paint all the little rubber seals black because I'm spraying the whole thing black.

Also I hate flash photography, shows up everything bad.
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Cerberus » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:42 pm

There's only one colour that looks right on the wheels of a black car and that's white :wink:
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:21 pm

Cerberus wrote:There's only one colour that looks right on the wheels of a black car and that's white :wink:


Ah white, good idea.

Got Tuesday off work so I'll be buying some more paint and I'll hopefully have the whole thing done by Tuesday night.
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby gimmeablackun » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:26 pm

Or black with a polished lip 8)
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:14 pm

Clear Coat applied.

I think this black might be slightly metallic. It's Nissan Kuro Black from Halfords.

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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:32 pm

Ok finished.

The body paint is kinda crap, found it hard to get a smooth finish with spray cans.

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Already ordered another modelkit to build, hopefully that one will be better.
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Cerberus » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:41 pm

That came out pretty well. Nice one :thumb:
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:17 pm

R32 and C10 Skyline on order from Hong Kong.

Also better lit picture

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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:16 am

Finally some daylight, now I can take proper pictures.

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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby holdawayt » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:06 pm

Just needs a wet sand and polish to get rid of the orange peel.
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Re: Everybody's doing it!

Postby Ludford » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:54 am

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Just arrived from HK, aww yis.
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