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Old 2013.02.12, 12:48 AM   #1
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Gulf Porsche GT1

For the last year in our Porsche Cup series I've been running a white body with some blue painters tape to distinguish it from the other white bodies, so I figured it was high time to give this baby a proper racing suit. This is a fictional livery I whipped up starting a little before Christmas and finished last week, which is rushed by my standards.

Porsche GT1 Cover by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Profile by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Tail by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Windshield by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Side by DustyWeasle, on Flickr
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Old 2013.02.12, 12:48 AM   #2
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Porsche GT1 High Profile by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Nose by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 Tail by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

Porsche GT1 End by DustyWeasle, on Flickr

These were shot with a Canon PowerShot SX1 IS in an American Recorder "Photo Studio In-A-Box" light tent.

I again used Tamiya acrylics as they proved the most durable in my previous tests (though the Tamiya lacquer had the best finish by far). I created all the decals in Adobe Illustrator (CS6) and printed them on Testors inkjet decal paper. Only the Porsche and Pirelli logos were printed on the clear film since they are pure black. All the others had to be printed on white backing sheets and very slowly and carefully cut out, even the tiny driver team text on the fenders!

The trick to this was to print the decals with a color border that (approximately) matched the paint over which they would be set. This allowed a narrow fringe leeway when cutting borders. While the edges matched reasonably well, I couldn't get the Gulf orange to print vibrantly enough, so it appears muddy in contrast to the paint.

A word about Testors decals: The instructions say to print with normal settings, but that resulted in a splotchy print. For the color decals I set my HP 8250 for Transparency/Normal Quality and got a much thicker, better color (though the dark blue got very dark), however it was still blotchy. For the black sets on clear film I set it to Glossy Paper/Maximum Quality and got a much cleaner print.

Testors recommends using their "Decal Bonder Spray". I figured that was just their clearcoat so I tried to get away with using the Tamiya Clear (X-22) but the inks bled anyway. So I got the Bonder Spray and sure enough it worked perfectly. Note: Since inkjets are water based, they're problematic for waterslide decals. In future I'll try the laser printer compatible papers from MicroMark.

This car goes to the track next week. I'm currently repainting my old Krohn/Barbour Racing Murcielago you may have seen in another thread here. In the long, long ago, in the before time: (Posts #25-26)
When it comes time to strip the car, soak it overnight in "Super Clean" degreaser (purple bottle available at auto parts stores). The paint comes right off but glue joints are unharmed and clears uncrazed.
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Looks awesome! Great job man
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another 5 star job!!! superbly marvelous... nice to see you (and much more your cars) back ...
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Old 2013.02.12, 05:16 AM   #6
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Old 2013.02.12, 05:42 AM   #7
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Looks really terrific.
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Old 2013.02.12, 07:27 AM   #8
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Outstanding race livery!
I wonder what rocket scientists say to their coworkers when one of them doesn't get it?

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Old 2013.02.12, 08:10 AM   #9
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that looks great.
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Old 2013.02.12, 08:18 AM   #10
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jeesh that's gorgeous

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Old 2013.02.12, 09:54 AM   #11
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Wow! Thanks for sharing w/ us! Outstanding job! Gulf racing livery is one of my favorites :-) I loved the description as well :-)

I've posted it to my Blog if you don't mind.
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