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Old 2013.11.24, 04:50 PM   #61
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Got 2 bodies drying in clearcoat stage and a third getting some finishing chrome on the roof...

SuperGT bodies are my nemesis. Not only is it difficult to get the chrome roof to look accurate most Tamiya decal sets that come for these have multi piece decals to fit the crazy shapes on the hoods. The SuperGT GTR hood decal to be shown soon had a 16 piece hood decal...

Anyhow...stay tuned to my body gallery.
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Old 2014.04.02, 06:28 PM   #62
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A quick update:

I found a place in Vancouver that sells allclad paints! It's the company that I use for the chrome for my SuperGT roofs and I like the finish so I'm off tomorrow to pick up a couple different colored chromes to do variations on the bodies I have planned.

Shiny race bodies to come!
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Old 2014.04.02, 07:38 PM   #63
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Shiny race bodies to come!
I want a chrome blue subaru and a chrome red ferrari and a chrome orange lexus and a rainbow chrome audi and a...and a....and a.... oh crap, the list will never end.
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Old 2014.04.02, 07:55 PM   #64
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I want a chrome R8, oh wait, I already have one.

Can't wait to see the newest bodies, they continue to get better and fancier Derek!
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Old 2014.04.02, 08:13 PM   #65
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I want a chrome blue subaru and a chrome red ferrari and a chrome orange lexus and a rainbow chrome audi and a...and a....and a.... oh crap, the list will never end.
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I want a chrome R8, oh wait, I already have one.

Can't wait to see the newest bodies, they continue to get better and fancier Derek!
Ill do my best to make some shiny stuff for you guys...anything to distract you so I can beat you to the finish line.
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Old 2014.04.03, 09:19 PM   #66
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So I picked up:

Gold to green color shift
Copper red to green color shift
Candy orange
Candy ruby red
Candy golden yellow
Candy emerald green
2 bright silver
Clearcoat.

Should make for some neat looking mini Z's.
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Old 2014.04.03, 10:48 PM   #67
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Just checked out this thread. Cowboy, the attention to detail is amazing. I really don't have the patience to dress up my bodies the way you have. A+ work! I will keep my eye on this thread to see what you do next

I would be interested in seeing how the Candy colors look on the Mini-Z bodies...
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Old 2014.04.03, 11:04 PM   #68
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Thanks Emu. This is certainly one aspect of mini-z that is very satisfying to me.

I've got some good ideas for the candy colors due to some of the upcoming requests for some club members. I hope they come out nicely....
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Old 2014.04.05, 06:26 PM   #69
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Did a bit of test spray with a spare body and found out the color shift paint is very interesting yet a bit on the dark side since the directions call for it to be laid over gloss black....we'll see what variations I can swing from there.

The Candy enamel is wicked...I test sprayed ruby red and its super shiny over the base silver.
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Old 2014.04.11, 12:29 AM   #70
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Did a bit of test spray with a spare body and found out the color shift paint is very interesting yet a bit on the dark side since the directions call for it to be laid over gloss black....we'll see what variations I can swing from there.

The Candy enamel is wicked...I test sprayed ruby red and its super shiny over the base silver.
I'm hoping you'll bring some samples on Sunday, on a body or other media so we can see how they look.
I'm interested in both the Candy and the colour shift, as other's are, I'm sure.

Great work!
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Old 2014.04.11, 11:35 AM   #71
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Great idea dave...I'll be sure to remember to pack the test swatches. xmodcanuck has seen some via text and he and i have discussed some ideas back and forth.
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Old 2014.04.18, 12:49 PM   #72
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So I didnt receive my order of bodies before the holiday weekend so i wont be doing any of my own one-offs anytime soon. With 2 458's and 3 of the new 430sc's coming I'm impatient to get rolling on my customs.

edit: one sc430 wont be a one off since Kyosho has released it in Autoscale but it will be my creation.

I'll be starting 2 of the 3 client finishes today. Stay tuned Dave and Ryan....Mario will have to wait a bit longer.
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Old 2014.05.07, 09:28 PM   #73
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Finally got my white bodies....6 weeks later.

I really hope the SC 430 body is a performer because it's shape is very sweet.
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Old 2014.05.07, 09:31 PM   #74
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Finally got my white bodies....6 weeks later.

I really hope the SC 430 body is a performer because it's shape is very sweet.
I agree...looks great.
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Old 2014.05.21, 09:34 PM   #75
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2 x W.I.P:

A variation on the Pennzoil Nissan GTR (re creating the 98 winner on a 2010 shell)

decals and clearcoat to do:


I wanted to race one of my new Lexus 98mm shell this weekend but I didnt have time to finish a livery and I didnt want to leave it white. My goal with this was to come close to recreating an iridium ski goggle lens on a mini-z...pretty good for a freehand attempt. i hope its super shiny finish is distracting....

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