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My 1:8 F40

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  2. YellowMaranello

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    Heh, I've been following that thread closely since last September. It sure does look DAMNED good.
     
  3. SupercarFreak

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    cool, thank you sir
     
  4. jimpo1

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    I'd love to see more pictures, but I don't have the patience to scroll through all those pages.
     
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  7. SupercarFreak

    SupercarFreak Formula Junior

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    yes, it is a Pocher kit. the basic model is fairly detailed, I would call it a 1:8 scale Maisto, if youre familiar with their 1:18 scale diecasts

    however, once i saw the photos on www.scaleautoworks.com I had to buy the transkit

    if you guys become a member to af.com forums you can suscribe to my thread and receive an e-mail notice everytime i post an update! :)
     
  8. zsnnf

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    From the pictures I saw you are doing an awesome job. You certainly have something to be very proud of!! Please post completed pictures.

    Rick
     
  9. Chiaro_Slag

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    I finally had the patience to scroll through that thread - I must say that is absolutely incredible!!!! Very, very nice. I love you attention to detail! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    The rims are just like Ricks (zsnnf)!! Too cool.
     
  10. SupercarFreak

    SupercarFreak Formula Junior

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    thanks guys! here is more of my work:

    started on a 1:24 Enzo:
    carbon fiber racing buckets, brakes and ENGINE: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=109469
    carbon fiber dashboard: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110818

    and

    1:24 360 Spider: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=186225

    started on modifying my tamiya 1:12 F50 with a photoetch kit: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=168832

    1:24 F40 and 1:24 Challenge Stradale are on the shelf.
     
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  12. Chiaro_Slag

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    Looks great!

    How do you go about painting a die cast model? I have a 355 that I want to paint blue that is currently black. How do I first strip off the black paint, and then what is the process for painting - for example, how many coats of paint do I use, how many clear coats, what are the steps in between the coats? Any sanding / polishing done? What do you polish with, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  13. SupercarFreak

    SupercarFreak Formula Junior

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    castrol super clean degreaser worked on my 1/24 plastic kits but not on my prepainted diecast f40, i had to get a finish stripper, its amazing, after a few seconds the paint starts to bubble up in flakes, if you get it on your skin it starts to burn - its really strong

    heres the tutorial im following
    http://www.italianhorses.net/Tutorials/paint.htm
     
  14. Chiaro_Slag

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    Thanks!

    Yep, I saw the F40 being stripped - That paint just fell right off, lol.

    I'll check out the tutorial. Perfect - Thanks again.
     
  15. SupercarFreak

    SupercarFreak Formula Junior

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    you're more than welcome Slag
     
  16. SupercarFreak

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  17. Chiaro_Slag

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    Very nice work on the website. :) You rock!
     
  18. SupercarFreak

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    Thanks
     
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  22. zjpj

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    the stocking was a great idea.
    This is one of the greatest model projects I've seen. Keep it up - can't wait to see the finished product
     
  23. 96impalaSS

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    You got talent man, I congratulate you.
     
  24. SupercarFreak

    SupercarFreak Formula Junior

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    thanks.
    the stocking idea was actually straight out of my transkit's instructions, not only did it tell me to do that, but it supplied me with exactly enough material for 2 seats.

    those crazy german engineers!
     

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