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Old 2018.12.30, 05:41 PM   #1
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Michelin Mercedes Sauber C9

New project completed, Michelin Mercedes Sauber C9

Materials:
Kyosho Sauber C9 unpainted body
Krylon Fusion Patriotic Blue
Tamiya flat black
Tamiya Flat Red
Tamiya flat yellow
Tamiya clear yellow
Testors Steel

For this one, I decided to try my hand at weathering. Since I race all my painted bodies, why not start off with a worn and raced look that will age well over time. I got all the base paint down then multiple rounds of dry brushing black and silver to get it to the point i'm happy with it.

I'm not sure how well the photos turn out but it looks how I imagined it would in hand.









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Old 2018.12.30, 06:28 PM   #2
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Great Job Ray.
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Old 2018.12.30, 07:24 PM   #3
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When did they release the Michelin Autoscale, I didnt see that on the Kyosho site
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Old 2018.12.30, 07:29 PM   #4
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Very impressive!
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Old 2018.12.30, 10:16 PM   #5
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Stunning! Outstanding work.
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Old 2018.12.30, 11:19 PM   #6
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Really nice, especially the rear end / undercarriage area and the exhaust ports on the side. What kind of paint are you dry brushing with, the Tamiya? what kind of brush?
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Old 2018.12.31, 07:40 AM   #7
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I typically use Tamiya paints but ran out of silver and had to use Testors Steel. Testors Aluminum isnít bad either. The rest is Kyrlon base and Tamiyaís.

I use a 0 brush and cut the end flat or chisel point. Just soak up some paint, tab it off on scrap piece of cardboard and brush it on and go back to the cardboard as needed. I donít recall the brand of brush but good brushes are worthwhile. I just buy them occasionally at any art store. I donít like the fine point brushes and prefer to work with narrow flats.

At some point Iím going to try reds and browns for dirt/rust but didnít want to get overly ambitious.
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Old 2019.01.02, 05:32 PM   #8
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Nice, seems we used same decals. I used the racing blue, seems closer to real car color. And I 3D-printed the spoiler, to be more accurate too.


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I'm more concerned with making it visible on the track than realism of paint match thus the brighter shade blue. I'm not so concerned with accuracy of tribute cars as I tend to make slight tweaks to my liking anyway (yellow panel at rear right tail light, a variation on the AEG C9). The new trick I added to this one was slight weathering. It's not meant to be a derelict so it's subtle. I don't make shelf queens so wanted this one to start off a bit rough around the edges.

The nice thing about this sticker set from Pattos is there is enough for two cars so I make another later, although will likely be an entire paint color change from blue.

One day I'll work up to a 'dirty' car...

Nice job btw

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I did notice the weathering effects, and really liked it.
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