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The Race Into Space GB, October 2018 - July 2019 (Ended)

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:28 PM

Yup, and I'm thinking if you put the Vette in any kind of dirt/sand/uneven surface it will pretty much stop!

 

The windshields are in, the cockpit is installed. I'm waiting for the glue to dry before I put the firewall in. 

 

 

 

Work continues on the fender badges. 

When I masked the white decal to paint it the decal pulled off. I was using Tamiya masking tape.

I masked and painted some of the labels. Spray and brush. The results are mixed.

I picked up some .010 sheet plastic, cut off thin strips, masked and painted them.

 

 

We shall see.

 

While I was at my LHS I checked out the aftermarket decals. Nothing I could use.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:37 AM

mach71

 

 
Bakster

 

 
Gamera
Now I want to see you race Bakster's Jeep across the desert!

 

Laughing. I think he'd have me beat. I might lose him when I hit the berms though. Wink 

 

 

 

 

 

Yah, I'm thinking that the Vette won't do well off road. 

It's the tortoise and the hare thing.

 

And thanks, The end is in sight. 

I'm thinking mating the body to the chassis could be interesting.

 

Yeah I was thinking the tortoise and the hare too- you can make better time on roads but Bakster can go cross-county.. 

Looking forward to seeing her all together. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:42 AM

Bakster

 

 
Gamera
Now I want to see you race Bakster's Jeep across the desert!

 

Laughing. I think he'd have me beat. I might lose him when I hit the berms though. Wink 

 

 

 

Yah, I'm thinking that the Vette won't do well off road. 

It's the tortoise and the hare thing.

 

And thanks, The end is in sight. 

I'm thinking mating the body to the chassis could be interesting.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:21 AM

The Vett looks great Mach. Nice work sir.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:18 AM

Gamera
Now I want to see you race Bakster's Jeep across the desert!

Laughing. I think he'd have me beat. I might lose him when I hit the berms though. Wink 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:37 AM

Mach71: She looks terrific to me. This coming from a guy who can't do a gloss coat on a car without orange peel to save his life. Tongue Tied

 

Now I want to see you race Bakster's Jeep across the desert! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, July 1, 2019 7:17 PM

The body is done. The bumpers and lower body cladding are on as are the front fender inserts .The hood is on. The front parking lights were filled with Kristol Klear to simulate the lens's. I painted the wheel wells flat black.

Next I'll install the wind screens and the cockpit, hopfully that will happen tomorrow.

 

I'm still working on the forward badges with not much luck.

 

 

 

 

I even got to start masking my eagle pod.

 

 

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:03 PM

I've had good luck with painted decals for stripes, so I can affirm their workability.  It's good to try out new methods.

I'm doing a little detailing on the Gemini capsule tonight, but need to respray the instrument section.  I'll try to get that done tomorrow.

Gary

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:35 PM

I have other things I can use the papercutter for also. At least I hope so. 

I'm not sure if I'll use the painted stickers, but they were cheap enough.

My preference, at this time, is to use the decals painted with enamel. 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:05 PM

Mach71>  That's an interesting use of stickers.  I made a control panel for a Stuka by printing an image onto a larger sheet of that, but put it on some plastic sheet for strength.  I don't know how your experiment will work, so it'll be interesting to see how yours turn out.

You bought a paper cutter?  Wow!  I usually just use a metal straight edge and an x-acto knife.  You're getting high tech!  Wink

Oh, and I have the same book, though mine is a little more dog-earred than yours.  Great image of a childhood favorite!

Gary

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:26 PM

Mach71: That looks really good! My only advice would be to use white decal sheet over or under the rest of it.

Bakster: The Jeep and trailer look fantastic! Sorry, about your steak, I don't have anything but Rollos here...

Steve: Lol, I was thinking about the old 'pull my finger' joke myself...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:22 PM

Running with our leaders sugestions I picked up some small white stickers and I'm experimenting with them.

 

 

I also got a slide paper cutter to see it I can cut the white decal paper straight enough to make the badges.

 

Also following our leaders example I dug out this:

 

 

I got it from a Gulf gas station way back in 1969.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:47 AM

Hey Mach--I love that tail and the grill. It is very convincing. It looking sweet!

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:07 AM

Great ideas Gary! Thanks.

 

I think I might try painting some white decal stock I have. 

I like the idea of using the colored electrical tape but at this scale the thickness would be way out of scale.

Originally I thought about masking/painting. It's just that if it goes bad now and I have to strip it and repaint it I'll lose all the decals. I'll look around for some really thin plastic sheet as you sugested, that could work nicely.

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 PM

Mach71> The Corvette is coming along nicely.  Too bad you're not happy with the red, white & blue decals.  Being a scrounger, I could suggest a couple of possible solutions.

Get some Red, White and Blue electical tape.  I've found this down at Walmart in the tape and electrical department.  Cut thin strips using an X-acto knife and then trim to suit.  You can either apply directly to the car body or place on a thin sheet of plastic or cardboard.  No problem with transparency there.

Alternatively is a method put forth by one of the regulars here on FSM.  That is to take your decal paper and spray paint it the color you want.  Let it dry and then coat it.  You can then cut out strips of that to use for the pieces of the decal and apply to the car body or a piece of thin, sheet plastic.  Again, spraying it "white" will negate that transparency issue.

Anyway, good luck!

Gary

PS> I suppose a third alternative is to use some thin sheet plastic and mask it into sections and just paint a decal.  Might be easiest!

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:22 PM

Well, all the decals are on, but I'm not happy with the red/white/blue badge. It's not long enough and the white is really clear so I made a white decal to go under the red/white/blue one. When I try to add an extension it looks bad. I haven't sealed them because I'm going to keep looking.

 

The rest I'm very happy with. 

 

 

The tail lights and front grill are installed.

 

 

 

The tail lights have decals for the chrome rings and backup lights. A nice touch.

 

I'll probably put some Kristol klear in the front running lights to add some depth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:42 PM

mach71

The Tamiya is a rattle can, it covers nicely in one coat. I've used it many times before with good results. 

 

I will try it.  Thanks man.

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:18 PM

The Tamiya is a rattle can, it covers nicely in one coat. I've used it many times before with good results. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:09 PM

Mach, thanks about the TS13. I am looking into clear options because the  Humbrol clear I tried works Ok for some things, but not all, and it tends to take several coats. I will look into that.

Decals looks good. It is really coming together.

Steve

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 1:51 PM

Thanks!

 

Bakster, I used Tamiya TS-13 gloss clear. It works great, levels nice and dries quick.

 

I got the decals on this morning. The kit has decals for the corvette flags, back and side nameplates, and the 427 hood badges.  The kit has raised details for them molded in also. Using Micro Set and Sol the decals snuged down great.

Then another coat of clear to hold them.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:19 AM

Mach, the clear looks good, it makes things pop too. Can I ask what you used for the clear?

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:54 AM

Mach71> Looks nice and shiny!  Can't wait to see her with the decals on! Smile

Gary

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, June 28, 2019 10:21 PM

I did get to put a gloss coat on today.

Hopefully I can start decals tomorrow.

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, June 28, 2019 10:10 PM

Mach71> Guess minor-touchups are always needed.  I know I sure need them!  Smile

Bakster> That's an outstanding job on the jeep and trailer!  Nice and dusty!  I was just thinking you need a 1/48th scale Sam Shepard on a horse to put out beside them.  Wink

Gary

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 9:36 PM

mach71

Nice Jeep! It will look great next to the XS-1!

 

Thanks Mach! 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, June 28, 2019 8:09 PM

Nice Jeep! It will look great next to the XS-1!

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 8:05 PM

modelcrazy

The jeep looks excellent Bakster.

Gam. You should build the monolith from 2001 for him to touch. LOL

 

I’D rather have a grilled steak and some grog! Lol.  Gam, can you hook me up with that? 

Thanks Steve.

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:32 PM

The jeep looks excellent Bakster.

Gam. You should build the monolith from 2001 for him to touch. LOL

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:29 PM

 

Ok, I am shouting out for finishing this side project with a loud Hallelujah! When I am done with the entire dio--I'll shout out with two loud Hallelujahs, and I'll celebrate with a grilled steak and grog. Tonight, just a frozen dinner.

A few things to note:

1. As you already know there are some fit issues. I chopped the cylinder head, part of the frame, I lanced part the transmission housing, and even the trailer hitch interfered with the spare tire. It is what it is. 

2. The decals didn't go down well; you will notice silvering. I suspect the decades old kit took its toll on them. A better modeler might have been able to do better.
 
3. The "compressor" is not glued to the trailer yet. I will be routing the wires via the hose through the compressor assembly and into the base. You will notice a slight gap between the two; the two will get glued later.
All in all, not a bad "little" kit.
 
4. (Updated) I forgot to mention I left the radio antenna off until final assembly.
 
I banged my head against this side project pretty hard--so bear with me as I celebrate its completion by posting a bunch of images:
 

 

What's next? I'll be moving towards mounting these and the X-1 to the base, then wire the battery, paint the hose, and finally, work on the flames. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

End of update.

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Friday, June 28, 2019 4:11 PM

I set the Vette up to clear coat. and I noticed the drivers side door had 2 small lines of worn away paint.

 

 

Oh well, I masked it and put a light gold coat. 

Waiting for it to dry now.

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