bossy122 Here we go with the carbon on the Jamaican bobsled.
3. June, 18:55
bossy122 No Shunko decal for the top of the engine cover, have to paint your own. Sure hope the decal at the back matches TS 43 on the model. Looked good on a spoon, fingers crossed.
12. June, 18:52
bossy122 TS 43 and Shunkos dark green decals were no where near close. I cut out the sidepod triangle from the kit decal and while the color is closer to 43, cut edges crumble. Shunko also made their yellow stripes the same shade as TS16! So I sourced another body tree and I am just going to paint all the bits (he said). TS43 on top of TS35 and TS34 Camel Yellow on top of TS16 yellow. I got the hard mask job out of the way, the rest should be cake ( again.....he said).
7. July, 05:47
bossy122 Got the difficult bit of dark green out of the way...
bossy122 Step one is to paint the red. I tried Testors jar by airbrush. After about 10 coats, it didn't appear to be getting any darker. This lead me to try something chancy:I remasked the thing and went over the Testors with TS36 (that I had been trying to find an alternative to in the first place). Thankfully the 2 didn't react to one another.
18. December 2019, 15:37
bossy122 I dunno.....may have to strip and try again.....
Bozzer Mate, I always do light colours first. On this, I would do white, then clear coat, allow to dry for a few days, then mask carefully, a quick shoot of clear, then about 30 minutes later, shoot the red. I'm not telling you how to suck eggs, that's just what I would do. I hate seeing a fellow modeller struggle
7. April, 06:16
bossy122 Yeah, the problem was spraying Tamiya TS36 over Testors Fluo red. The 2 reacted with one another and the TS cracked.
7. April, 06:30
bossy122 Okay! Project is back on track! 2nd try came out sweet! Back to good ol TS36 (five bloody coats!). But for a change, no little leaks in the corners of the masking. Hurrah!
23. May, 03:31
bossy122 I only bothered to look at the metal pretzel parts.....this should be fun.
bossy122 Thanks. The one thing I notice; I cheat on the inside tyre markings by only doing one and then positioning it so that one is seen....I forgot to do that last part. Drivers left front is blank.....oops.
What do the colored dot and the star next to our profiles stand for?
6. February, 04:16
Starbase101 My dot is always green, so I'm presuming it denotes a user's online status. I suspect the stars are a sort of ranking system, but I haven't seen where these are documented.
6. February, 04:21
Greg Baker Correct. The stars are basically contributor levels. The more stars you have, the higher your level of access is for things like making edits and changes to the database entries. The ranking system isn't really based on "time spent" but more like "time WELL spent". So if you add kits to the database, edit timelines, clean up errors, etc. you'll get more stars.
bossy122 Took this out of the box, sanded off the seams and painted it white....YEARS ago. While fumbling through the stash, this one wound up on top and caught my attention. I always liked the challenge of masking the white areas off. Did a decent job. Paint edges are higher than I prefer, but let's see what I can do with it.