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Old 2020.04.08, 04:06 PM   #1
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Lark McLaren 12C GT3 2013

Lark McLaren 12C GT3 2013

Kyosho McLaren 12C GT3 unpainted autoscale
Krylon Fusion Gloss Black
Krylon Fusion Gloss Red Pepper
Kyrlon Fusion Metallic Black Stainless
Future Floor Polish
Pattos Mclaren GTR Lark 1998 24 decals, 1/27 scale, clear vinyl in customized to remove background colors

This one is a request from a fellow club member. I've never painted a 12C before and was looking forward to this one as it has some nice lines. I was very uncertain how a color would lay down over a metallic so I masked off each color layer except for the gloss black which would only go over the gloss red. This took some extra time, and cursing as I struggled to get overlap to a min. and pray for no paint bleeds. In the end there was a couple but nothing I couldn't mask. I had a new can of the Gloss Red Pepper and the coats came out super thin. Even after 3 coats, it still has some thin spots but couldn't keep going as it was building up along the tape lines. I was also leary about the Metallic Black Stainless as I wanted to shift away from a black/red combo and in the end very happy with the color choice/shift. One aspect that I do not like about this kit is the rear tail light lens is singular, long and clear and hate painting clear plastic so I ditched it entirely and altered the decal to fit witch included this detailed rear end almost in it's entirety. It wasn't perfect but made it work and looks good, better than a mutli color painted plastic lends would have.
Deal wise, this one is a bit sparse. The decal set has a couple options to choose from but overall was limited in the variety of decals that were associated with this livery in particular. There is easily enough to two complete jobs on the single sheet.

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Old 2020.04.08, 04:18 PM   #2
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Very nice, keeping the colors from bleeding under masking is still beyond my skill level.
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Old 2020.04.09, 01:39 PM   #3
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That looks beautiful Ray, exceptionally clean

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Thanks. Iíll catch up with you on ideas for another 12C
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