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Old 2006.10.28, 04:20 PM   #1
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Talking Hammer Team Racing Enzo.

Well I finally scraped enough time together to finish the body of my Hammer Team Racing Enzo. I have a number of MR-02 chassis so I'm hoping this will be the first of a few more members of the racing team to come. I haven't done much model painting for a while, it was a lot of fun playing with ideas.

Here's a few pics.










I have a new chassis I'll be changing out soon as the stock chassis is getting a little worn from being bashed about and taken apart so many times.

Upgrades to this chassis are:
CF H Plate
4x2 FET Stack
NML SSV2 Motor
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I'll post more pics when I've upgraded to the new chassis.
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Old 2006.10.28, 05:00 PM   #2
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that is one of the best looking Enzo bodies that I've seen.

Love the wheels to.
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Old 2006.10.28, 05:07 PM   #3
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That is by far the most tastefully done custom paint/decal job I've seen so far. Good job.
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Old 2006.10.28, 10:01 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Old 2006.10.28, 10:31 PM   #5
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Nicely done in very good taste!
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Old 2006.10.28, 10:47 PM   #6
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I would have to say that is the best looking Enzo I have ever seen. Your paintjob looks flawless. I really digging those Z-speed wheels, but I can't seem to find their online shop anymore. Where did you get them from?
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Old 2006.10.29, 01:52 AM   #7
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The paint isn't flawless; there are some small amounts of orange peel in the blue.

But besides that, it's so professionally done it's amazing. I love the theme.
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Old 2006.10.29, 08:48 AM   #8
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Wow....

best enzo EVER. The paint is awesome. Im astounded at the quility.
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Old 2006.10.29, 07:42 PM   #9
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First of all, thanks everyone for the compliments, I really appreciate it!

I hadn't painted a 1/24 scale plastic model since I was a kid, that was a very long time ago, so this project was a complete experiment and I really learned a lot. I used Tamiya TS Lacquer in rattle cans. I have an airbrush but with my lack of time lately and the clean-up involved with the airbrush, rattle cans were appealing. I'm very impressed with these paints, they go on smooth and cover well. With my first attempt on this unpainted Enzo AutoScale I used Tamiya masking tape for detailing, but used some blue painters masking tape to cover some larger areas. I had to strip the paint completely and start over because the adhesive on the blue 3M tape stuck to the paint below , not good. The Tamiya tape worked great and I used it exclusively on the second paint job. Ultimately having problems with the blue 3M painters tape was a good thing because I learned much more having to go through the stripping process.

At the end of this post are a couple of pics of the body stripped for the second time around.

There are areas for improvement, as always. There is a small amount of orange peal and/or my sticky fingerprints in or on the clear over the blue in a couple of spots on the side of the car. I haven't checked to see if I can clean the prints off or if they are imbedded in the clear coat. There are four coats of clear, I waited about 20 hours before I handled the body after. I'm thinking allowing 48 hours after clear coating before handling, depending on humidity, might not be a bad idea. Still considering the scale and detail involved, I'm pleased with the outcome. Like I said experimentation, which often includes failure, is a good thing as long as learning is involved in the process. I will be taking all of this forward to my next project.

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I really digging those Z-speed wheels, but I can't seem to find their online shop anymore. Where did you get them from?
The wheels are Z-Speed. I purchased them from the shop here, unfortunately, that was some time ago and I don't think they are currently in stock. I haven't been able to find the Z-Speed website either.

Finally back to the subject at hand, I'm curious to hear what have you guys have experienced regarding painting & applying decals to these 1/24 scale cars?
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Old 2006.10.29, 08:53 PM   #10
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you have probably seen my Burnt Orange Pearl Murcielago thread. I hate to say it but I pretty much am going through the same situation. I had it all done and was ready to clear. I had the wrong clear and didn't notice it until after the first coat. the acrylic clear ate away at my enamel paint.

so into the break cleaner it went, I have just finished the base color for the second time and will be applying the peal paint again.

oh well you live and learn. I say your paint job is fantastic. I know what is involved with painting these little things, between your several different colors and the great decals, it turned out perfect.
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Old 2006.10.29, 11:14 PM   #11
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that's one cool enzo...
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Old 2006.10.30, 02:43 AM   #12
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Amazing.
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Old 2006.10.30, 01:04 PM   #13
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The wheels are Z-Speed. I purchased them from the shop here, unfortunately, that was some time ago and I don't think they are currently in stock. I haven't been able to find the Z-Speed website either.
Well after much searching I managed to find the shop in Germany that carries those wheels, http://www.mini-zshop.de/ They also carry the 4Tec AWD wheels which are amazing as well. Seeing those wheels on your Enzo reminded me why I wanted a set of those so badly...
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Old 2006.10.31, 05:20 PM   #14
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Very nice Enzo Hammer. Here is a picture of my Enzo body.
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/.../Tru_Fire_Enzo
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super sweet! and inspiring.
same goes for that caprice light mount job, whew!!
have you posted a thread about that?
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