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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed 16 Jan 2019, 12:15 pm

A brilliant result Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed 16 Jan 2019, 2:06 pm

Wow, you've really brought that one piece chassis to life. Can I ask what is your masking method?
I'm jealous!

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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed 16 Jan 2019, 3:28 pm

Thanks all. No masking used at all. All done with brushes freehand using mainly Revell aqua paints exept the yellow base which was sprayed with rattle can.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu 17 Jan 2019, 4:46 am

Mr Hirakawa wrote:
Thanks all. No masking used at all. All done with brushes freehand using mainly Revell aqua paints exept the yellow base which was sprayed with rattle can.

Now I'm really jealous! Any tips on how you get such a clear, clean demarcation between the colours?

Thanks,
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Hi. The yellow is from a Tamiya rattle can so as you know once that's down there's no shifting it by accident. The paints I use are water based but go straight on top in around two coats as I keep the brush moist to keep it smooth but the beauty of the stuff is if you do make an error it can quite easily be corrected by 'scraping' the excess off with a toothpick before it dries too hard.
1) Moist brush
2) Steady hand (holding breath while painting)
3) Plenty of bright light
4) Silence to focus
5) Toothpick on hand to remove any mistakes
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Stunning work and thanks for the tips! Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 3887228019
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun 20 Jan 2019, 11:16 am

Hi all, next update.

Almost finished the suspension.
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I'm weathering it as I go along.
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I'm using Humbrol weathering powder.
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Now, looking at the back suspension I see there is a huge empty gap where there should be springs and the area, to me anyway, sticks out a mile so I'm going to make springs for it.
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A massive shout out to Webby and Mike C for their excellent ideas on making the springs which I have adopted here. Solder round a screw. Perfect.
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I'll put it on a rubber gromit and paint it black.
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You would never guess that was all molded in one piece, superb work David.
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Beautiful paintwork on that piece. Nice job. Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon 21 Jan 2019, 11:10 am

Thank you. This is looking a bit more complete now.
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Just got caught up on your build. A beautiful finish on the body and fine detail painting and weathering on the undercarriage. Looking forward to seeing this one completed.
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Thanks guys. The exhaust is on. All that is needed now is the tail pipes and the wheels then it's on to the interior.
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NICE work Dave. Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 1705482731

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Thank you gentlemen. Underneath is 100% done now. I've painted the tail pipes added the wheels and put a couple of sensor wires on the cats. I'll start planning the interior next.
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Beautiful.
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Looks brilliant, looking forward to more.
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you have absolutely brought the chassis to life beautiful work my esteemed colleague
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The exhausts will always rot from the back to the front.

As for the rust colour Dave, Ive just had my 28 year old Mx-5 up on a ramp and the original system is grey with tiny flicks of rust.

It does look good though. Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri 25 Jan 2019, 6:30 pm

Holy suspension Batman! That spring rocks! Thanx for a superb show of techniques. You are the man!
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 370Z (Tamiya)   Nissan 370Z (Tamiya) - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat 26 Jan 2019, 7:10 am

Thanks all.

dublin boy wrote:
The exhausts will always rot from the back to the front.

Well, as Patsy said in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' - "It's only a model"
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I'm just glad my exhaust isn't that rusty Dave lol.

It's a gorgeous model.
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A little more progress. Getting a bright yellow from black plastic is taxing and the decals on this kit keep crumbling to pieces. Very frustrating.
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