bossy122 Despite S27s CLEAR black and white photo, I got the rear suspension assembled. Note:the pieces for the drive sgafts they gave me are easily 2-3 cm too short. I have some spare brass rod that, while not the correct diameter, will be the correct length.
bossy122 Ha! I had to go back and remask it .....THREE more times! I sharpened up the stripe across the engine cover. Then realized that area at the back of the engine cover is visible and it isnt blue. And a few hours later, I worried that the blue up on the snorkel wouldn't be wide enough, so mask it for a 3rd time. But, it helps to get rid of mylar bags.
6. October, 17:53
bossy122 Studio 27 gave one LONG U shaped decal for the stripes on the tub.......that didn't work very well. I had to order a set of Museum Collection decals for a second try. They were clever enough to divide it into 3 pieces that worked out far better.
3. November, 02:04
bossy122 Either I didn't paint my blue stripes wide enough or S27s font is too small. It'll have to do.
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.
bossy122 I found some more pics of this on my PC ( instead of my tab). And I didn't bother to note that this project includes a 3D printed set of pieces to correct the front wing and add snorkels to the brake ducts on the rear wheels which are also necessary for anyone wishing to make a correct Michael Schumacher version of this car.
Rod - Doh its got marlboro right on the front... So probably not.
26. September, 03:13
bossy122 The odd thing is that there are like a dozen fill in sets out there, but most of them are for die cast bikes ( yuck!), and none of them tend ro tell you which bike they go with. I wound up with 2 sets as whatever the other set I bought wound up being for a die cast ( yuck).
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 Thanks. REALLY happy I built this when I did because now everyone is treating this and most MotoGP kits like they are Mickey Mantle rookie cards ( to cross over hobbies). Getting a TAD ridiculous.
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.