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herman
2003.02.03, 03:45 AM
hmm so what have i been up to?... well nothing much really... it's just that i was toying around with the idea of putting those oversized original teile tamiya 1/24 scale decals on my old clk body... i saw somebody do this and since he was able to do it... i reckon, i could do that... and so i was up to the challenge...

below is a sample...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4244&d=1044265506

herman
2003.02.03, 03:53 AM
it looked cool on black... i borrowed it from him for reference... now on to my car...

being 1/24 scale decals... you have to have a lot of patience for this particular project... as it was very draining... materials include a sharp xacto knife, ruler, fine tweezers, a couple of q-tips and a very steady hand...

i had to cut some parts of the decal out just to make it fit on the body... save the cut out parts though... you'll be needing them later...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4245&d=1044266013

herman
2003.02.03, 03:56 AM
make sure that the cut out parts fit the body... and use the xacto cutter to cut off the pieces that don't quite fit...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4246&d=1044266165

herman
2003.02.03, 04:00 AM
after putting the decal in the proper location (using a wet q-tip/tweezers), some parts will be off... so just cut that out with the exacto knife as well...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4247&d=1044266459

herman
2003.02.03, 04:11 AM
after taking out the exess, and smoothing it over with a wet q-tip, it's time to use that cut out piece... luckily it's transparent, putting it over the other decal won't be too noticeable

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4248&d=1044267102

herman
2003.02.03, 04:17 AM
this is what the finished side looks like...

note the decal on the top of the side flairing... while cutting out the decal to fit the side of the car, i saved the bottom part... then i used this to put it where it is right now...

save the decals when you think you can use them someplace on the car...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4249&d=1044267443

herman
2003.02.03, 04:22 AM
so after all that cutting and sticking, and more cutting... here's the semi finished body...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4250&d=1044267745

herman
2003.02.03, 04:29 AM
here's a close-up of the hood... man thos decals on the fender fins were really a pain...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4251&d=1044268159

herman
2003.02.03, 04:32 AM
because of the scale, some of the fender decals didn't quite align properly... here's a view from the other side... so you'll see what i mean...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4252&d=1044268370

herman
2003.02.03, 04:39 AM
top view...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4253&d=1044268776

herman
2003.02.03, 04:43 AM
last pic for now... from the back... now all it needs, is a couple of coats of clear to protect the decals....

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4254&d=1044268985

Skylineboy
2003.02.03, 09:14 AM
You did a pretty awesome job herman. Looking good!

Skylineboy :)

Fish
2003.02.03, 01:00 PM
Very nice. The Original-Teile car is still one of the most beautiful cars in the DTM lineup. Having to make the stickers conform to the ridges on the front fender flare must've been a real pain. You had more surface area to cover there. Any problems because of that? You did the wing too, right? And new mirrors too?

You should take pics of the newly finished body side by side with the Kyosho Original Teile body.

why compete??
2003.02.03, 11:33 PM
that is 1 really really nice decling there... maaad quality job.......

with the orange did u piatn that?? and also did u paint blue on the body coz it look sweeeet

NICE JOB i wish i had the patience 2 do that...... how long did it take u ???

herman
2003.02.04, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Fish
Having to make the stickers conform to the ridges on the front fender flare must've been a real pain. You had more surface area to cover there. Any problems because of that? You did the wing too, right? And new mirrors too?

yep you said it... the problems are with cutting the already small decals... and having them conform to the ridges, such tiny ridges at that... patience and a steady hand is the key... sometimes i couldn't approximate where the decals would meet when i put them on... thus cutting some of the decals wouldn't match up perfectly... but heck i'm not complaining...

wing what wing? hehehe... well i took the wing off while putting on the decals, no decals to add there... it's going back on when it's done... as for the mirrors... well sorry to disappoint... at the track, those things are the first to come off... i have been contemplating on making a scratch built pair painted in fluorescent orange though...

i'll try to take a side by side picture when i get the chance...

herman
2003.02.04, 02:37 AM
Originally posted by why compete??
that is 1 really really nice decling there... maaad quality job.......

with the orange did u piatn that?? and also did u paint blue on the body coz it look sweeeet

NICE JOB i wish i had the patience 2 do that...... how long did it take u ???

thanks for the compliment...

all the paint i used was tamiya paint... i painted the body racing white (which is like a creamy type of white) then i painted part of the hood metalic blue... then i used fluorecent orange for the fender and rear bumper (this was mostly inspired by the orange on the 2002 mugen nsx)... i figured it would help me visually spot my car against other cars because of the bright orange...

the whole thing probably took me at least a month and a half to do (on and off)... if i had all the time in the world... maybe 4 days... or less... most of it actually is painting, and thinking of which decal goes where... cutting, estimating, and more cutting... can't reiterate that patience and a steady hand would be some of the qualities that you must have... :D

thanks for all your compliments

Tommi Makkinen
2003.02.05, 09:50 PM
Nice job herman, nice job! wish my skills were half as good as yours...

herman
2003.02.13, 01:36 AM
finally it's done...

here's a pic... with square clk rims

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4430&d=1045121808

herman
2003.02.13, 01:37 AM
another view...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4431&d=1045121877

herman
2003.02.13, 01:43 AM
:D

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4432&d=1045122204

herman
2003.02.13, 01:46 AM
with gun metal clk alloy rims

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4434&d=1045122362

herman
2003.02.13, 01:47 AM
:)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4435&d=1045122467

herman
2003.02.13, 01:49 AM
silver alloy bbs rims

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4436&d=1045122573

herman
2003.02.13, 01:51 AM
another view

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4437&d=1045122718

herman
2003.02.13, 01:53 AM
:p

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4438&d=1045122803

herman
2003.02.13, 01:55 AM
square 6 spoke inch up rims...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4439&d=1045122954

herman
2003.02.13, 01:59 AM
:)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4440&d=1045123151

herman
2003.02.13, 02:01 AM
last two promise...:)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4441&d=1045123318

herman
2003.02.13, 02:04 AM
the end...:D

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4443&d=1045123479

oh yeah by the way... which rim is the best?

West.F1
2003.02.14, 09:19 PM
placing a few decals takes patience. to retrofit an entire car with 24th scale decals... good grief. i'd of gone blind. you definately have some talent. great work

and i vote for the inch ups. those 6 spokes look good on that car.

herman
2003.02.14, 10:09 PM
thanks west for your input... hehehe, actually i am blind... (clinically that is... -4.00 in both eyes with astigmatism)... after the project man i just had to give those eyes a rest...

guess, it was basically patience, and having the will to have it done, that kept me going... hardly leave things unfinished once i get them started... unfortunately it took quite some time for me to have it done... lot's of other stuff to do... like work, hehehe....

has mclaren launched their latest f-1 yet? :D

Fish
2003.02.15, 02:42 AM
Lookin' good. I'd vote for the Square CLK rims, just because they look more like the actual car's, but the Square 6-spokes look real good too.

Looks too good to scuff up on track. Are you brave enough to race with that body?

herman
2003.02.17, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by Fish
Looks too good to scuff up on track. Are you brave enough to race with that body?

hehehe... i said to myself, whatever the outcome, i will definitely run this body on the track... sigh... now that you mention it... i really don't know...

the track is still being fixed, don't know when they intend to open... :(