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  1. I managed to get a couple days to finish my latest project. In all honesty I wanted to finish this a long time ago but the recent show I attended moved it along. I'm refreshed and rejuvenated for modeling again.


    Revell Corvette ZR1

    Scalefinishes.com Jetstream Blue

    Scalefinishes.com Calicove blue on calipers and engine

    Wheels were stripped, sprayed with Testors gloss black and lightly sprayed with Chrome alclad. I wanted that black chrome look and feel I achieved it.

    Interior is black and grey per the JetStream blue ZR1 I was referencing. I also used black embossing powder for the interior flocking.

    I grind out the front grill and inserted some black painted wire form. More realistic.

    I hand drilled each brake rotor, painted them aluminum and added a light black wash to bring out the detail.

    The roof carbon fiber (Scale Motorsport CF Twill weave)was tough and I'm o.k. with how it turned out but very happy to have learned a new technique to apply to future models.

    I went with Tamiya TS13 for clear. Polished the kit out and used Meguiars Scratch X 2.0. Novus was used as well.


    Well, enough of my rambling here are a few pictures with more at the link:









    Lot more photos and MY FOTKI


    Don't mind how many I took as I was experimenting with my camera and lighting.


  2. Back in the 80's I collected the diecast Matchbox cars. My dad brought home some of the Matchbox ship kits for us to build. I look at them now on eBay and just don't remember them being that big.

    Anyway, I enjoyed building them, no clue where they are at now though.

    Now, as I'm older I have picked up the Matchbox Formula one cars in 1/32. Just haven't built them, but I also think I picked them up for nostalgic reasons.


  3. Fantastic work Mike! I have to say that looking at the picture of the 1:1 and your scaled down version, this has to be the most convincing replica I have seen to date. You've really stayed true to the 1:1 and I can't imagine the consignee would be unhappy with it at all, in fact will probably be astonished at this piece of work.

    Thanks for making me try a lot harder at being a better builder!


  4. This was my first time attending the show and as a car modeler I was more excited to see the faces that went with the names I read about in the car model magazines.

    This was a great group of people with a great show.

    Everything you can think of was here. Matt Usher from FSM was taking pictures and to my surprise wanted pictures of my 599 GTB. That really got me pumped. I was also lucky enough to come away with a bronze for that car as well. Both complete surprises and the best part was finally meeting those guys.

    Thanks to the Twin City Aero Historians for a great show.


    Here are a couple of pictures, with more at the link beneath these:













    357 pictures at MY FOTKI



  5. Just completed my Tamiya Aston Martin.


    Exterior: Scalefinishes.com Morning Frost White (Pearl)

    Interior: Floquil Tuscan, thinned and airbrushed.


    The rest is built right out of the box. It sits right it looks right. I cannot wait to see what else Tamiya comes up with for more AM cars.










    There are a few more at MY FOTKI, ASTON MARTIN

    Since Minnesota is having technical difficulties with the sun, those outdoor pictures will have to wait.

    Thanks for looking.


  6. I would be interested in checking this thread. For my spray booth, I usually build small models so when I paint them, a minimum amount of paint is in the air. I firmly believe that it is virtually impossible to reach the proper Stoichiometric Air-fuel Ratio behind the filter. As I said, I don't vent the booth to the outside but I really can't smell any paint odor in the basement plus, the wife has never complained.


    Here is the link I had been following:

    Spray Booth Explosion thread



  7. Please read this link:


    Spraybooth and fan selection


    Please make the right choice in selecting a fan. Although you mention using acrylics I still would rather see you safely spraying versus having an explosion. Even though you're going cheaply, which most of us do, make sure you read as much about this as you can. We have a thread at one of the car boards I'm on with someone having their spray booth fan exploding and landed him in the hospital.


    Just take extra care with this.


  8. Hi jay, thanks for the comments. Not sure what this would look like as a convertible, but I rather prefer the sporty coupe look myself. I do believe this was built with aero in mind due to the rear end treatment as well as the pillars. My favorite style of Ferrari's.


    Zero paints are pretty nice, yes. I've had good luck with them, but then again I have good luck with most of the stuff I airbrush, i.e. Cobra Colors and Scalefinishes.


    Yes, TS-13 cannot be beat. I feel that some of the automotive clears make the car look thick.




  9. Took it to a local contest today and took third with it.

    I decided to just have fun with it and it came out pretty nice.

    Fujimi Ferrari 599 GTB.

    Fujimi 20" BBS wheels stripped and sprayed ts-26 Tamiya semi-gloss black.

    Body is finished in Zero Paints Rosso Fiorano. Topped with Tamiya TS-13 clear.

    Interior is basic red and black with flocking.

    Photo etch throughout.


    A couple of pics with more at MY FOTKI:








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