Chaz Gordon I'm just making my first foray into making molds too. If all goes well, I'll have a mold set to churn out Big Block chevys by tomorrow. For the little pieces that need a 2 sided mold, I'm trying out using Polymer clay, which can be baked in the oven at 110º C once the impressions from one side of the parts has been taken (don't bake the parts though) Then I put all the parts back in with a little PVA to hold in place, then pour silicone over the top.
25. July, 20:19
JD I'm watching the mold making process too. Have tried using Blue stuff, but it's pretty hard to get all the details, and like anything, takes practice. Plus that stuff is really hot to work with since you have to boil it.
26. July, 00:44
Christian W I tried blue stuff for the wider wheel houses. That worked not well. The time to use blue stuff is to short to get a good mold of it. So there is no other possibility to build the wheel house extension scratch.
Christian W Thank you You know: when you build and build still on the same kit there cones a point to get something different on the bench and get something done.
6. July, 14:36
Christian W Paint job done. My intention was a darker red. But with the mixing with a little gold metallic, it looks like blood orange or kind of.
13. July, 20:16
Nigel Chapman Paint looks fine. For me it's the silver and white along the bottom that gives it life.
13. July, 21:53
Christian W Thank you Nigel. This two tone painting was fixed on the to do list from the day, I washed all my shelf sitters. Regarding the boxart, it was all good as possible done that time, I've built it. But today I like the two tone because of that, you've written.
14. July, 04:24
JD I love that car, I think you are doing her justice..
May I ask, what lines of primers and paints you're using?
@JD … For this one I used a light grey primer out of a rattle can. I can't tell you at the point, which one it was. I have to look in my shelf and tell you later the day. I think it was "Presto" (Germany).
The color itself is enamel by Revell painted with my 0.3 airbrush. I mixed red #330 with a little bit silver #90 and a little more of gold #94. The gold and silver turned the red into that dark orange.
The silver on the skirts are enamel by Revell (silver #90).
The clear cote is out of the rattle can from "K" (Kwasny / Germany).
14. July, 08:37
JD Ah, enamels.. Very cool! I've been wanting to airbrush enamels for awhile now, but I need to upgrade my spray booth first. She's looking sexy!
14. July, 19:19
Christian W That is a good Point. Those colors smelling badly.
15. July, 04:39
Christian W It's done. Next week it rolls into the gallery.
Christian W Thank you mates
I like this model kit. It is good to build. Only the bed needs a little attention to get it in line with the body. On one GMC I had to take the right panel off to correct it. With a closer look from the rear the bed is warped. Don't know, where this comes from. I fixed it with the correction of the sidewall.
Dominik Weitzer I remember my kit in the childhood because i love the Styling as it was launched. My kit was from Tamiya, full kit with engine i thought and i cutted out the "Targa"-Roof. no paint, only glued together. I sold it decades ago...now, i think, i Need one again
7. July, 07:17
Christian W That was my thought too back in 2014. My chief drives one and I was hooked again.
Christian W Thank you!
The combination black gloss with that silver matt is very nice. I like the small red trim line especially. Chip Foose is my favorit designer. He has a good eye for lines and styling.
Anthony D'Agostino Oh, and I am not sure about the Del Sol, but my new car has a rear fog light as well. It is placed at the lowest part of the rear of my car, the hope is that anyone behind me, will see me before they plow into me at twice my speed while in the fog. It's logical, but not sure how well it works, since I am the one driving and we don't have much fog here in the Philippines.
27. June 2019, 14:10
Christian W That's funny about the fog light and quite interessting, that you have it too!
I can tell you: my Del Sol isn't leaking. Not when it rains or in the car wash. I read about it but I think mine is a good one. It's original all over - except the Radio.
Christian W It was on the bench with the black one. A minute ago I saw some pictures of the original. There is some more to do on the kit. I'm going on research first.
It could be that I got over to the Foose model kits. Could.
Christian W Done So far. The only thing missing are the license plates.
11. May, 06:31
Patrick Hagelstein Beautiful! How did you manage to build the two chrome rims in the front grille?
11. May, 14:37
Christian W I took a wooden swizzle stick with the thickness and width of the grille. Then I wrapped silver wire packed around it. Cut the roundings apart and glued the ends together. At the end I bent it a little better in form. I'm okwith the outcome.
Christian W This kit will be straight out of the box. Just the rear lights should be the european styled ones. Every part I take out of other kits will be reproduced! I hate to rip kits apart only for one or two parts I need.
Christian W Muahaha. I can imagine it. But glitter out of the exhaust
9. March, 19:14
Christian W I decided to paint it red. Torch Red by GM. So it fits to my C6 ZR1. The choice was not easy. I had a gold metallic, light gold metallic, red metallic, green metallic and simple torch red to decide.
I think, I'm painting the strongest and hottest Corvette in Torch Red.
16. March, 17:23
Munkyslut Actually a great choice, buffed to a brilliant shine