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  • Member since
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Posted by Project510 on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:17 PM

DRUMS01

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Love this build, and the display makes it come to life!

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- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:56 PM

Simply outstanding, Ben!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:58 AM

Ben, once in a while an effort deserves to be called 'brilliant', and this is one of those times.

So glad to see your racer on that awesome display base, and to say the flag man sets it all off is an understatement.

I recall trying a die cast kit as a youngster and it was beyond over my head. I literally didn't know where to start. I don't think I'd do a whole lot better now, and I truly in awe of what you did with your kit.

Thanks so much for all of the inspiration, and thanks so much for being a part of this group build. We've both been around here a while, it's nice to finally get to 'know' you a little better.

-Greg

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:09 PM

OMG Ben, that is simply smashing! Indifferent  Wundebar!  Ausgeziechnet!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:17 PM

Stunning!  I also like the pic with all the silver arrows.  Brilliant is right! 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:26 PM

Fantastic Ben!   The model is a work of art and the scene you have created is just awesome.  I put the last pic on the front page, let me know if you prefer a different pic.

Thanks,

John

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 11:15 AM

Feeling a bit sheepish posting an update after Ben's finished pics. Hard act to follow.

I believe I've finally finished the rear end.

A special thank you to RealG re the fuel lines. I didn't even know what they were, let alone where to go to find the clear brown tubing. I honestly didn't plan to use them on this model, but I started messing around with the tubing and it fit so well and scale was so good before I know it I had them installed. Most odd for me, I'm more likely to ponder something new like that for days (or weeks).

-Greg

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:14 PM

Fuel lines look awesome Greg.  All the plumbing adds so much

Thanks,

John

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:00 PM

How did you handle the raised "FORD" lettering on the engine?  It looks so clean and perfect.

  • Member since
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:54 PM

John, thanks again for your ongoing support and encouragement!

wpwar11

How did you handle the raised "FORD" lettering on the engine?  It looks so clean and perfect.

 

Paul, thanks so much and I'm really glad you asked. I had never done that before and at the risk of not sounding very modest, I was stunned at how they turned out.

Trying to figure out how to do it, I found this youtube video of a 1:1 engine rebuilder/customer showing how he does it with the real ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8MoBq1K1E

I simplified his process a bit for my model. I started by painting the valve covers with white 2k clear that I had just happened to buy. Then I sprayed the covers with MRP black. I don't remember if it was flat black or if I sprayed MRP flat clear over it.

The tricky part was how to wipe off the black? I used (see link below) tamiya triangular q-tip things (I love them, they come in so handy). I believe I used 91% iso on the cotton swabs and carefully wiped away the black to reveal the white lettering. But I think just about any solvent would have worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8MoBq1K1E

I especially liked that the black covers are flat, but the raised FORD lettering is gloss white.

The credit, far as I'm concerned, goes to the Tamiya cotton swabs. They are firm and hold their shape, unlike a Qtip. I can't recommend these things enough. I'm always using them for one thing or another. (great for aircraft canapy masking boo boo touchups, too).

In hindsight the 2k white may have been overkill, the standard dis-similar paint types probably would have worked. If I was doing it again tomorrow, I'd do the same, though.

You made my day by asking, thanks again, Paul!

-Greg

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:13 PM

Paul,

Incidentally, if you can take one more comment after my long-winded essay above, I've been meaning to pass this along to you....

My comment on your finished build left me wishing I'd said more. I was in a rare, non-rambling mood that day.

Not only did you do a great job on your Lotus, and IMO you underestimate your accomplishment, you have no idea how much your work pushed me to do things with my Lotus that I hadn't really planned on.

When you commented that yours was your first racing engine plumbing job, that had a big impact on me and pushed me forward.

A sincere thank you for nudge. I've always wanted to detail an engine but never had the guts to try. Even if I mess up the rest of my build (which is quite possible), I still accomplished something new.

 

-Greg

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:45 PM

Hey Greg that's really nice of you to say.  Three years into my modleing journey I'm just trying to learn and make the next one better than the last model.  Over those three years you and so many other modelers have really helped me develop my skills.  I'm thrilled that I can give back and provide anyone with inspiration.   As modelers, isn't  inspiration the greatest gift we can give?  
You're right about those pointed swabs.  They stay tight way better than typical Q-tips.  I watched the video you posted above.  That's freaking amazing!  What a clever idea to use that as a guide for the model.  Bravo my friend.

Good luck the rest of the way.  

Paul 

 

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:45 PM

Rear end looks amazing Greg. So crazy the quality of builds here.

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- James

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:06 PM

Be-yootiful Greg!

Aw man, I have to get going on my build.  Niki Lauda is standing at the starting grid going "So what, where is my car?"

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 23, 2022 11:34 AM

Project510

Rear end looks amazing Greg. So crazy the quality of builds here.

 

Thanks, James.

Me, I'm just watching  what the folks who actually know what they are doing are doing, and learning from them. I'd be otherwise lost.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 23, 2022 11:37 AM

Real G

Be-yootiful Greg!

Aw man, I have to get going on my build.  Niki Lauda is standing at the starting grid going "So what, where is my car?"

 

Thanks, G.

I'm looking forward to your Brabham, especially as I now have the Tamiya version in my stash thanks again to this GB.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Monday, September 26, 2022 1:09 PM

Project510

 Greg

Thanks for the info, James. I had looked again later at SpotModel, saw the brown tubing back in stock, and placed my first order with them. Mine shipped 9-8, let's try to remember to keep each other updated on delivery.

Greg, Because of the difficulty mentioned here, I ordeed 3 sets so I will have extra if any of us need it. But yea lets see what happens.
 

 

My order came in. If anyone were looking for this, I bought extra. 

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- James

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, September 26, 2022 7:18 PM

And right on schedule! Yes

Good to hear, James. And thanks for the update.

-Greg

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Monday, September 26, 2022 10:03 PM

January cant come soon enough. Im using every ounce of strength not starting my kit haha

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- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 26, 2022 10:22 PM

The build runs March 22 to March 23 so pleanty of time!

 

Runs from the start of the 2022 Formula One season in Bahrain March 20th 2022 through March 20th 2023.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:04 AM

PROJECT510; thanks James, and that is exactly what I wanted to achieve; a little snap shot in time telling a story. 

GREG; I thought your comment about Step 6 was rather funny. They sure pack a lot of stuff in some steps and almost none in others. In comparison, now I'm building a 1/32 Arado Ar 196 seaplane for a GB and it has 16 pages of instructions covering 42 steps. As far as complexities with F1 exhaust, I normally find them with 60's and early 70's bundle of snakes type of exhaust, most anything by Tamiya in 1/20 is pretty safe. And using "brilliant" I'm not so sure it is all that. That is some nice work on the F1 plumbing, regardless of your experience with it. Your modeling skills continue to shine through my friend. Thanks for your positive ongoing remarks during the build to keep me motivated. I really enjoyed this GB and may be back for more after my current GB. 

JEATON01; Thank you very much, it has always been one of my favorite early Grand Prix cars. I was attracted by the rear engine and dual wheels for the period, but after researching the car, drivers, and achievements I was all in regardless of how much a challenge it was, thanks again.

REAL G; Danke', It will most likely be the last Revival I build. None the less, I'm glad that the build was enjoyed by my modeling brothers (and sisters). Buy the way, how is that Brabham coming along? That is another car in my stash so I am watching your build with great interest.

WPWAR11; I wish I had others to include in the Auto -re- Union photos. I thought it would bring a neat perspective. CMC is a high end die-cast manufacturer that has others close to scale, but the price is to rich for my blood. 

KEAVDOG; work of art? not too sure of that either. It seems modelers always know where the warts or ommissions are on each of their builds. For you to think that highly of it really humbles me. The first or last photo is fine with me.

Thanks again everyone for allowing me to participate in a wonderful and fun group build. I've already started another subject within another GB but hope to have time to get back into this one again with something else before it expires. Nice subject, nice modelers, good eye candy and motivation for all, what else could we ask for? Thanks again!

Ben / DRUMS01

 

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE (GB)

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - DONE (GB)

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - WIP - (GB)

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:22 AM

With school stuff for the boy, my job and this house... Ill need longer than that. I typically get about 30-45 mins a night alone unbothered unless I want to stayup late. Plus, with the level yall are at I want to take my time. Indifferent But lets see how fast I can get this Rocket done. Im moving on to wiring up the leds so all I have is paint after that.

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- James

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:46 PM

Greg

Feeling a bit sheepish posting an update after Ben's finished pics. Hard act to follow.

I believe I've finally finished the rear end.

A special thank you to RealG re the fuel lines. I didn't even know what they were, let alone where to go to find the clear brown tubing. I honestly didn't plan to use them on this model, but I started messing around with the tubing and it fit so well and scale was so good before I know it I had them installed. Most odd for me, I'm more likely to ponder something new like that for days (or weeks).

 

Did you say sheepish?? Buddy.....I don't know about anyone else but I'd be PROUD to have just THAT alone in my display cabinet Greg. You sure showed 'em how it's done with that modern art masterpiece! 

Looking forward to seeing you work some magic on those tires.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00 AM

Thanks so much, Joe...I appreciate that.

I might have a go at those tires today for a bit of a change of pace.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:58 AM

Hey--just stopping in to say you guys are doing excellent work here.  Awesome builds!

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:56 PM

Agree!  Some really nice work.  Not too late to join...

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, October 15, 2022 3:28 PM

keavdog

Agree!  Some really nice work.  Not too late to join...

 

Dang. I'd love to but I don't I have the time with just starting the Trawler. But this is a build I would have enjoyed! 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 7:12 PM

Good to see you checking in here, Steve. There's talk about fearless leader having another Formula GB next year, once he's all settled into his new home. Hope you keep it in mind. (I may need it to finish my current one if I don't get moving!!!!)

After a week or so of paralysis by analysis, I finally got up the nerve to continue with the main part of the body, which you may recall I had already started by glueing on the intakes upside down.

Having never built a formula more modern than the Lotus 49, just getting it glued together proved more challenging than I'd expected, especially the rear spoiler.

Anyway, it's together and a I managed a coat of primer today. Certainly not ready for paint yet, but it's a start.

No need to comment, it's just a a primered body but progress pics help to prod myself forward. Smile

On a side note, I used my fan pattern brush to prime and having not used it since last year I forgot the PSI is controlled by a second regulator down at the compressor. Sprayed the Stynylrez at a about 90 PSI!!! (I thought it was going through an awful lot of paint, and couldn't quite figure out why my booth was not exhuasting as per usual. Dunce Dad always used to tell me I could screw up a two car funeral.

That said, says something for the forgiving nature of the Stynylrez. Badger should use me in an ad.

"If this ditz can make it work, YOU surely can!!!"

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:03 PM

There's talk about fearless leader having another Formula GB next year, once he's all settled into his new home. Hope you keep it in mind. 

Hey Greg, I certainly will. Yes

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:58 PM

Primer looks nice and smooth.  90PSI!   Whoa.

This GB was well received and I'll be kicking one of next year for sure (so I can finish my McLaren Embarrassed)

Thanks,

John

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